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Claptons coil question

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  1. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Senior Member

    Jan 12, 2018
    i make some clapton coil 0.78 6 raps 2.5mm with kanthal, but firing seem like slow (very slow) on my mech mod, with regulator mod fire at 40w have no issue .....
    any one can tell me or guide me to right direction ?
    thanks
     
  2. untar

    untar Ultra Member

    Feb 7, 2018
    Germany
    It sounds like you need lower mass coils (less material). What gauge wire are you using?
     
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  3. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Exotic builds aren't always "best" in a mech mod, because you are depending wholly on your battery to "heat" the build, and if it's a large mass of wire, that is going to take time to heat up. With a regulated mod, you can set your wattage where it is comfortable to vape at and forget about "metal mass" although generally, if you have a higher mass build, it may need more wattage to heat up faster, depending on which regulated mod and etc.

    Maybe try some simpler builds in your mech and see what happens?

    Anna
     
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  4. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Senior Member

    Jan 12, 2018
    ok ..... now i understand ....

    with normal SS or kanthal i have no issue, even as low as 0.1-0.2 ohm .....
    now i understand why, thought is just abt ohm ....
    thanks
     
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  5. Asbestos4004

    Asbestos4004 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    I've had luck with SS Clapton's on a mech but kanthal is pretty slow.

    Simple round wire is my preferred coil though. I build Clapton wire after I forget that it didn't yield any advantage for me the last time I built them. (Usually every 2 months)
     
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  6. VHRB2014

    VHRB2014 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2014
    Nic`d Up in Cali.
    Lol, 15ft of Clapton wire has lasted me 3 years and there's still 13 feet of it left.
     
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  7. Asbestos4004

    Asbestos4004 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 11, 2013
    That reminds me....who wants to buy 499.8 ft of Vintage Rayon from Sally herself? :?:
     
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  8. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Senior Member

    Jan 12, 2018
    sad for me :(
     
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  9. VHRB2014

    VHRB2014 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2014
    Nic`d Up in Cali.
    I prefer an "organic" vape myself. :?)
     
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  10. bwh79

    bwh79 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2014
    Oregon
    .78 is roughly 20 watts on a mech mod, if that helps? (Or 80, if it's a series box. But then you wouldn't be asking this, probably.)
     
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  11. mcclintock

    mcclintock Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2014
    Yeah it doesn't draw the power.

    Clapton wire is actually a solution for heat up problems, to use a bunch of thinner wire and yet still make a large coil. Its reputation for slow heat up relates to more fundamental issues, like often it makes effectively a very large coil. Few are really working in the power range it is needed.
     
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  12. Bdubd

    Bdubd Full Member

    Nov 27, 2017
    Cincinnati
    Say 4volts ÷ say .8 ohm you get 5 amps
    5amps at only 4 volts only gives you 20 power/wats. Not good,in my opinion, for Clapton. You need more power or less resistance,or both, by using nichrome or ss. Lower gage core and higher for the wrap. I like 24or26 with 36. Hope that helps.
     
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