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Kapton tape insulation

Discussion in 'Coil Builds' started by smizak, Jan 16, 2018.

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  1. smizak

    smizak Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2018

    Any vet coil builders use Kapton tape as a coil wire insulator? It is very stable at temps up to almost 800°F. Very good dielectric properties. I'm going to attempt rebuilding some Kanger SSOCC coils.

    Thanx in advance...
  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    A coil being dry burned will get hotter than that. Not that drop in coils can be dry burned in the first place, but something to keep in mind.
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  3. smizak

    smizak Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2018
    Thank you. I plan on using it right at the connection end of the coil, if needed.
  4. KenD

    KenD Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    I'd be a bit worried about the adhesive in the tape leaching into the liquid.

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  5. Letitia

    Letitia Therion/Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Don't forget you are inhaling all that your juice touches.
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  6. smizak

    smizak Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 13, 2018
    Thank you for the replies. I ended up not needing it. Built a twisted Kanthal coil as practice until my stainless wire comes. Worked well without the Kapton. Kapton on it's own is a very low out-gassing insulator, suitable for vacuum chamber applications, had to use it regularly in my high voltage designs for work. The adhesive is usually silicone, which should be ok, as the grommets and seals used in most vapes are silicone rubber. Anyway, no need to worry about it now. Thanks again!
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