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Stainless steel in power mode

Discussion in 'Coil Builds' started by Joe Vito, Mar 6, 2018.

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  1. Joe Vito

    Joe Vito Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2018
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  2. score69

    score69 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 28, 2015
    Athens, GA, USA
    That looks like a combo of a Kanthal (A1) core with SS wrapping. It HAS to be used in power mode.

    SS by itself can be run in either TC or power mode.

    So you need to run what you linked to in power mode since it has a kanthal core.
     
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  3. Joe Vito

    Joe Vito Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2018
    Okay awesome thanks for the quick reply. Some customers posted pictures of their builds and these bad boys look great, can’t wait!
     
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  4. Joe Vito

    Joe Vito Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2018
    Do I set my wattage the same I would with regular Kanthal? I heard that SS should be vaped at low wattages
     
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  5. Wayneo

    Wayneo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 5, 2015
    Oh Canada
    More coil mass in a clapton coil, which would require more watts to heat them. If you're accustomed to pure kanthal clapton aliens, then pretty much, yes.
    You heard wrong
     
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  6. Marc411

    Marc411 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 17, 2014
    Windy City
    Vape your build like any other build you use, start at a low wattage and adjust up until you hit your sweet spot. When SS heats up the resistance will fluctuate a bit so don't be concerned if you see that, it will return to the normal resistance once the wire cools.
     
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  7. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    I have never heard that vaping higher wattages is bad with SS, you can pretty much use it exactly the same way that you do kanthal, it's just that your build may be slightly different to get to the same result.

    I have heard that intensely dry burning SS coils can be harmful, but we are talking, no liquid or wick in the coil, just dry burning on an ohm's reader. I have heard it may be better to use a combination of cleaning/washing and then gently PULSING coils to check for hot spots and whatnot, as dry burning SS "may" release some byproducts that are undesirable, but the jury is still out on even that one, I think.

    I still clean my coils and then gently pulse them, I start with a good wash, scrub with a toothbrush, then swab away any visible gunk inside the coil with a q-tip dipped in alcohol then gently pulse. I think my coils actually get cleaner that way anyway, which is mostly why I do it, although I see no reason to elevate my risk at all. I have had 0 issues just using SS coils in regular wattage mode, though.

    Best of luck,

    Anna
     
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  8. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    So-Cal
    I dunno where you are Hearing all this Stuff?

    SS is fine in Power Mode. As is a Kanthal Core/SS Wrap wire.

    And just Set your Wattage where it Tastes the Best.
     
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  9. Don29palms

    Don29palms Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
    You understand that wire you ordered is kanthal core with ss wrap? You can only use it on power mode.
     
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  10. Joe Vito

    Joe Vito Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2018
    Prettt sure it’s opposite, SS core with Kanthal wrap, if that makes a difference
     
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  11. Don29palms

    Don29palms Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
    Sorry Joe. The wire in the link you posted is kanthal core with ss wrap.
     
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  12. Joe Vito

    Joe Vito Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2018
    How can you tell?
     
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  13. Don29palms

    Don29palms Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
    It says it.
     
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  14. Joe Vito

    Joe Vito Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2018
    Sorry I don’t see that anywhere
     
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  15. Don29palms

    Don29palms Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2014
    joshua tree, ca
    6ft - AWG 26GAx3+32GA Alien Resistance Wire Kanthal A1+ SS316L Prebuilt Wire Coils for Household Wiring Use
    If it had ss core it would say SS316L+ Kanthal A1. See the difference.
     
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  16. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    Gotta love Prebuilt Wire Coils for" Household Wiring Use"
     
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  17. Joe Vito

    Joe Vito Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2018
    Gotcha thank you
     
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  18. WharfRat1976

    WharfRat1976 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2014
    Austin, Texas
    SS in power mode is my adv.

    Be careful to ramp up your power when you first pulse new coils with SS.

    If you slam the coil with 40watts or more you can easily snap it.

    As you ramp up power, keep watching the color of the SS as you pulse it....it's really cool to watch

    Are you going to wrap your own coils or only use premades?
     
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  19. Joe Vito

    Joe Vito Senior Member

    Feb 13, 2018
    We’ll it’s a pre wrapped spool.

    It’s weird because I have to put it on my mech just to pulse it real quick before I can even put it on my regulated because pre-pulse the resistance is too low and my regulated won’t fire it. I guess as you pulse the resistance jumps up
     
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