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Discussion in 'Rebuildable Atomizer Systems' started by Kristian Hall, Dec 31, 2017.

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  1. Kristian Hall

    Kristian Hall Full Member

    Dec 31, 2017
    hello all, never thought I’d actually post on here but here we go. I bought the ijoy capo squonk, i built on it. Had a .45 ohm dual coil Clapton set up. The problem is, it takes forever to take a hit. Doesn’tmatter if i have it on 60w or 100w.So i rebuilt with 26g regularkanthal. Dual coil again at .78 ohm. Still takes forever. I understand thatthis mod limits the battery to 4.2v. Iwould like a build that allows a quick hit with no “heat up period”. I prefer a dual coil build. Thank you to Anyone that helps, I’m stuck.
  2. 93gc40

    93gc40 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 5, 2014
    What is a build you use on another mod and atomizer at what power?

    Try a little lower ohm with 26kanthal... say target .3 to .5 ohms.

    Make smaller coils.... they will he faster. is your friend.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
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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
    Usually slow ramp up times mean too much metal in the build. You could use smaller gauge wire and/or reduce your wraps some to see if that helps. is a great resource for figuring out resistance builds with different types of wire. Best of luck. Some mods do have a "boost" function to get things going more quickly but I'm not sure if yours does or not. Some also have user settings of "hard" "normal" "soft" etc and these can be useful if you are having trouble getting your coil hot enough to not lag on you.

    Good luck,

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  4. Scy123

    Scy123 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2014
    If the mod is limited to 4.2v you need to build lower. .45 ohm at 4.2v is only 40w and .78 ohm is only 23w.

    To get 100w you gonna need to build down to about .15 ohms. Hard to build low and keep coil mass down. I use parallel coils when I have to build low like this.
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  5. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hunterwasser
    The ijoy capo is a regulated mod, the coil resistance makes no difference to the power delivery, only the selected wattage.
    As suggested go for simple dual 26G kanthal 7 wraps at 2.5mm and see how you get on with that.

    The problem may be your battery, which one are you using?
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  6. Scy123

    Scy123 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2014
    he said it's limited to 4.2v though. to get more then 25w with .78 ohms you would need more then 4.2v. So his build could of only fired up to 25w max.

    Is this not correct?

    I know that when I am trying to reach a high wattage the mod will fire but it will not fire up to the selected wattage cause of the build is too high. Some mods will tell you the actual wattage it fires, but some will just fire and not let you know it's not reaching those wattage.
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  7. rob33

    rob33 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2009
    Concord, NC
  8. Flavored

    Flavored Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 11, 2013
    Chattanooga, TN
    I use a dual coil 26g Kanthal build, 2.5 mm diameter, and 6 wraps at 35W. Comes in at 0.4 - ish ohms, and makes for a nice vape. Math tells me the voltage would be 3.7 or so on my build. Your coil has to be twice as many wraps as mine to come in at 0.78, and that would be way too much metal to heat up with a hard limit of 4.2V.
    Start with half the wraps you're currently using for 26g Kanthal, set the watts at 30 and work your way up. I bet you'll find a sweet spot for that build. Vary the wraps +/- 1, vary the diameter as you want to find the best build for the atty and airflow.
    Good luck!
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  9. Turbocoyote

    Turbocoyote Full Member

    Jan 29, 2018
    I have the same mod and was having the same problem. I was trying to use the geekvape premade claptons in it and it would take forever to heat up. I switched to dual 24g kanthal round wire with 2.5mm i.d. and it works perfect. 2 of them come in around .21 ohms and they heat up fast. Only thing now is they dont last very long before getting gunked up.
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  10. QcVaper

    QcVaper Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2017
    1. claptons are knowned for slow ramp up and cooldown times so it's 100% normal
    2. even gunked up dosen't mean you should replace them, just clean em they'll last forever that way.
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