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Curious performance of atty

Discussion in 'Reos Mods' started by malkuth, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. malkuth

    malkuth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2013
    Gray, TN, USA
    I have a question I am curious about.

    I have two different types of attys that I have been using with a REO Grand (and VVG). The attys start at 2.0 ohm. As I use them, the resistance starts dropping. After about 2 days, the resistance has dropped to 1.2 (or less). I am curious how that can happen. I can see that over time, the resistance will increase to the point of becoming infinite (or open). I do not understand the dropping of resistance. Obviously, on the VVG, once the resistance drops to 1.2, the mod will refuse to fire it. The regular Grand will continue to work with it, but I do not want to pop a spring. (The taste gets bad as well) Since this is occurring with multiple vendors, it is obviously something I am doing. I just want to know what.

    BTW, for those interested, they are a Cisco spec 306 and a Vapage HMG Hybrid atty's. I have been through 2 of the 306's and 4 of the HMG's. That is enough to pay for a RM2. :) I get about 3 days out of each atty.
     
  2. Crazy Canuck

    Crazy Canuck Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2011
    Calgary, AB
    The only thing I can think of is maybe you are over-tightening the atties, causing intermittent shorting. I've switched to RM2's, but used to get anywhere from a week to a month on my atties.

    I could be way off though.


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  3. malkuth

    malkuth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2013
    Gray, TN, USA
    The resistance of the atty is measured OFF of the REO, so I do not think the over-tightening applies in this case.
     
  4. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Some juices deteriorate the material insulating the +/- in the atty's 510. Just a thought.
     
  5. malkuth

    malkuth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2013
    Gray, TN, USA
    My wife set up a RM2 for me to use. It really is much much better than the atties. The flavor of the juice is so much better (and consistent) with the RM2 over the atties.
     
  6. CATastrophe

    CATastrophe Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2011
    Purradise (NETN)
    Oooh. Nice, Pdib. I had no clue about that.

    In any event, I just wrapped him a micro of 30g that metered to 1.7 on a RM2 and he's happily vaping away in awe of the flavor. *insert evil laugh here*
     
  7. malkuth

    malkuth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2013
    Gray, TN, USA
    That is an excellent thought. I am using NETs (Naturally Extracted Tobacco), so it should not have weird stuff in it, but who knows? I do know that they gunk up coils quickly.
     
  8. Mudflap

    Mudflap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2010
    Tyler, Texas
    The exact same thing happens with my 801 atomizers, which I have been using on two Woodvils. It has become such a PITA that I'm done buying 801 attys to use on them. When my last 801 atty is done for, I'm sending both Woodvils back to Rob for sex changes and having them returned along with two new RM2's. The 801's were fun in their day, but they can't hold a candle to a good RBA.
     
  9. pdib

    pdib Registered Supplier - Offline ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    hook, line and sinker! That's one caught fish!



    Insulator degradation-wise/ trouble shooting wise, I was doing naturally extracted tobaccos and they killed my hh.357. The resistance kept dropping til I couldn't vape it on my vamo (back in those days). I sent it in, Hanna was very helful, he cleaned it for me. THATs when I proceeded to kill it with grapefruit and lemonade. BTW: the RM2 (of course) has had no problems with my citrusey juices.
     
  10. CATastrophe

    CATastrophe Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2011
    Purradise (NETN)
    I think RBAs just handle everything better than regular atties. I run lemon stuff all the time in a hornet with no issues whatsoever. When I was using cartos on my minis, I didn't have ohm drop-off that I noticed, but they only lasted maybe a week anyway before tasting yucky.
     
  11. unloaded

    unloaded Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2011
    SW. Indiana
    It's the NETs building up gunk on the coils. The electrons find the path of least resistance. Wet gunk is obviously offering a path. Want2vape actually sells an Atty Refresher that you drip on the coil, it does a pretty good job of cleaning tobacco gunk.

    Edit: If you goto to w2v be sure and pick up some Blonde, it's made from Drew Estates Acid Blondie cigars. It's awesome and if you like tobaccos you'll probably love it. It's rough on disposable attys but no worries with an RBA.
     
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