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0.5 ohm coil max wattage??

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by RCP1991, Feb 14, 2017.

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  1. RCP1991

    RCP1991 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2017
    Right now I am using a Innokin Cool Fire 4 IV with a Sub V tank. The tank is loaded with a 0.5 ohm coil. I tend to prefer a wattage somewhere in the 35-55 range. Is that an acceptable range for that coil? If not, are there any other options to remedy? Also, what are the dangers of vaping at too high a wattage?

  2. Big Me

    Big Me Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2014
    The main danger of vaping at too high a level is burning the wick.

    Vape to taste. Start at thirty watts and see how it tastes, then increase the wattage in small increments until you either find the vape that you like or it tastes slightly burnt. (When that happens, back off five watts.)
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  3. Darth Omerta

    Darth Omerta Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 22, 2015
    I usually rely on Heat Flux to determine the wattage I want to vape at. Simply put, how much power(wattage) you need depends on the mass of your coil. As I understand it the .5ohm replacement heads for the iSub V tank can come in either single wrap coils or claptons. If you have the clapton version then you might want a bit more power to lessen the ramp up time, whereas if its the single wrap version you might not need that extra power. Its all up to you, if you are getting an enjoyable vape at 55W and its not burning your wick, then vape on.
  4. Lyle Devine

    Lyle Devine Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 3, 2012
    Mid-west U.S.
    Ohm is not the best way to indicate what wattage you should use.

    A short thin wire coil can measure the same ohm as a longer thicker wire.

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  5. edwards653

    edwards653 Full Member

    Sep 13, 2015
    I found around 40 watts was excellent with 0.5 ohm coil in the innokin tank.

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  6. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    I prefer warm over hot, so I'm almost always below the low "recommended" power a coil comes with, as they're usually inflated to appeal to buyers. 30-35W should be fine with that coil.
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  7. juicynoos

    juicynoos Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'm not familiar with that sub-ohm tank you have but aren't the wattage range written on the coil heads or else somewhere online?
    Just dial it in as already suggested starting low until you like the warmth and flavor
  8. juicynoos

    juicynoos Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I just got a dry hit while typing from my 0.5 rda at 32 watts...glad it wasn't at 55watts:D
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