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Steam Engine Calculator Question

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  1. john1211

    john1211 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2013
    Troy, NY
    What does the Mod setting, Wattage-Voltage mean when you calculate a coil build?

    thanks
     
  2. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    What are you looking at... which tab are you using? For coil building you use the "Coil wrapping" tab and I am not seeing those categories.:confused:
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    When in doubt; scroll down, and you should see help notes:
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  3. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    If you scroll down, there's a lot of information about how Steam Engine works in the various modes. What you want to read about is the Heat Flux entry under Reading the Results.

    In the Coil Wrapping tab once you fill in the left column with wire type, wire size, single/dual coil, and resistance wanted then SE will calculate the coil turns in the 3rd column and give you the optimum wattage/voltage that produces the best vape for that coil. Those numbers are what SE suggests you set your mod to.

    If you are looking for a coil that produces a given wattage range, then play with the numbers in the left column and watch the results change in the 3rd column. The heat flux values are the optimum voltage/wattage that make the coil heat up quickly and provide the best vape (in their opinion). It's a good starting point for a new coil.
     
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  4. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    IDJoel, he's talking about the heat flux numbers at the bottom of the 3rd column (results).
     
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  5. IDJoel

    IDJoel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2015
    Boise, ID
    Okay... now I see it... the very bottom right. Depending on whether your regulated mod displays in wattage or voltage, that (wattage, or voltage) is the value you want to set your mod to, to achieve that particular heat flux equivalent.

    Thanks for the clarification @DaveP, and I apologize @john1211, for not understanding when I replied.:blush:
     
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  6. john1211

    john1211 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2013
    Troy, NY
    ok i get it, thanks
     
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