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Got the new DID today

Discussion in 'Genesis' started by Kencalise, Sep 7, 2012.

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  1. Kencalise

    Kencalise Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2011
    Toronto
    Got the new DID today, it is all SS.
    it is hard to get the right coil to work on it.
    I think i didn't do it correctly. it has burn smell.

    update: Now the provari reads it @2.7 ohm, i got 5 coils light up already, then i filled the juice into the tank, but i got a hot spot at the top wire, it still smells burn.:facepalm:

    Please share yr ideas!
    Thank you!
     
  2. RsK0807

    RsK0807 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Try a 2/3 or 3/4 wrap. i've found that the less coils you wrap, the less hassles you have with shorts.
    Make sure your wick isnt touching the bottom of the tank.
    Run a lighter under the wire before you wrap your coil (i do 2 passes)

    With the tank empty, put your provari to 2.9 or 3V, burn and watch for an even coil glow. Adjust your coils until they glow evenly.
    Now you should be all set to fill the tank and Vape away
     
  3. Kencalise

    Kencalise Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2011
    Toronto
    might need 36 awg to be 3/4.
     
  4. BJ43

    BJ43 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2008
    A 2/3 with 32g is asking for and explosion...
     
  5. BJ43

    BJ43 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2008
    Less coils less and harsher vaper. More heating area more vaper and if you don't know what your doing do not use less than 1.8 ohms. I have seen many provaris ruined from shorted or very low resistance coils, the system doesn't always just give a error. you can blow it.
     
  6. mwa102464

    mwa102464 Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Kencalise,

    Go to the DID thread, there is a ton of info there, it can be a little tricky when you first get the DID, it can act finicky until you get use to it and setting your top wire, also for me it is easier using 4 nuts, try putting your wire in between the 2nd & 3rd nut instead of leaving the top two float. Also try using your DID on a mechanical Mod first Provari can be touchy. I run a 2/3 wrap with 32Awg all the time by the way and never an issue, especially Not an explosion. I tend to not agree with more coils more vapor on the DID, the 2/3 wrap nets me more vapor then more coils, and more coils on the DID make it even tougher to get going, try 3 full coil wraps and tinker with your top connection a bit.
     
  7. Kencalise

    Kencalise Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2011
    Toronto
    Where is the DID thread?:confused:
    i got 5 coils light up already, then i filled the juice into the tank, but i got a hot spot at the top wire.:facepalm:
     
  8. BJ43

    BJ43 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2008
    MWA you know what you are doing but new people to genesis and SS can be playing with fire.at very low resistance. Provari is a Ferrari with VW engine, very pretty, nice gauges, but limited to 2.5 amps. Nothing against Provari or VW, have one of each...lol
     
  9. mwa102464

    mwa102464 Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

  10. Kencalise

    Kencalise Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2011
    Toronto
    Thanks, MWA!
    I have a Reo grand, and a vv battery(which u can change it from 3.3v, 3.7v, and 4.2v).
    ya, i always use aw imr batteries on mods.:D
     
  11. BJ43

    BJ43 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2008
    Damn right, hope they do get scared, people who don't know batteries are playing with fire if they drain faster than the C rating of the battery, and IMR is not fail safe. I have seen batteries explode in several RC models and had one explode in a charging Blackberry, not pretty. I have seen many DID with 5/6 coil 32g A1. But each his own and I will leave you to your DIDs because I know little about them. I stick to my statement to those new to SS wicks, stay away from LR until you are experienced with these wick/coils.
     
  12. Kemosabe

    Kemosabe Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011
    Roe Dylin
    :blink: :blink: :blink:

    WOAH. i did not know this. i think im going to rethink my whole idea of getting into rebuilding.
    yep. just rethought it. im not doing it. its hard for me to justify ruining an expensive device trying to save money on an inexpensive item. my plan was to try rebuilding vivi nova heads but now im scared.
     
  13. ricklynchcore

    ricklynchcore Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2012
    Chicago, Il
    Come over to the DID thread. There are hundreds of us using the precision DID on vv mods in complete safety. I understand bjs wise admonition on going very low res on the provari, but you can find enjoyable vapor with a 2.0 coil and a 4.2 volt range, with minimal hot spots or shorts. So come by the above thread and let your did journey begin.


    Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. Papa Lazarou

    Papa Lazarou Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 15, 2008
    UK
    In my case 4 turns of 32AWG Kanthal A1 comes out at around 2.2 ohms every time. I find this a bit high for straight battery power but it works well enough with a Kick (don't have a Provari). I go for 3 turns (1.6 ohms roughly) if I want to run it straight from an IMR battery.

    BTW, I don't get the "4/3" and "3/2" notation - can anyone explain? What would this be (I'd call it 4 turns)?

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  15. kabonk

    kabonk Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2010
    NW Detroit Burbs
    now a days the provari has a 3.5 amps limit
     
  16. Jimi D.

    Jimi D. ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2010
    Florida Keys
    Mine does ;)
     
  17. spraintz

    spraintz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    4/3= you see 4 coils when looking at one side of the coil wrap and 3 when looking from the other side.

    the idea is if you just said use 4 coils, some might end up with a 5/4while others would end up with a 4/3 and basically be a full coil off. I was confused about the same thing ;)

    to OP, if yer top coil is lighting up first/only then it is most likely the top coil shorting on the wick. remember, just cause you may have does what seems to be a nice job of oxidizing the wick, the is a lot of movement at that last coil when attaching to the POS post and could create a short. I have since used some of the "cotton"/SS methods for SS wicks and haven't had any shorts or burning coil"legs" since. GL
     
  18. Kencalise

    Kencalise Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2011
    Toronto
    Mine is V2 too
     
  19. Jimi D.

    Jimi D. ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2010
    Florida Keys
    Kink the wire in the space between the top post connectors, and the wick. Make sure that the open wire is very close at the wick and top post.
     
  20. therealrock

    therealrock Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2012
    Thailand
    I've had my did for about 2 weeks now, and finally have it working the way i want. This gen atty is great but takes a while to get working. The copper posts and nuts seam to be very sensitive. I had lots of problems with popping coils and hot spots. I found it helps if all the nuts are real tight, the wick isnt too thick, small adjustments and above all lots of paitence. Persist you will like it :)
     
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