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  1. Lethal-Dose

    Lethal-Dose Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hello, I am fairly new to vaping. Most of my juices I have a 50/50 12mg or 60/40 12mg.
    And I need to know what is the best sweet spot on volt/watts. Most of my coils are 2.2 ohms, and my fav tank is the kanker protank 2.
    I have a vamo v3, svd, and mvp v2.0. The one I mostly use is the mvp with the kanker tank running at 3.7~4.0 volts.

    Can some one give me advice on how to set the right volt/watt to use with what ohm coil?
  2. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
  3. Lethal-Dose

    Lethal-Dose Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    So 2.2ohm is best at 4.0volts or 7~8watts. Right?
  4. papabogart

    papabogart Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    Satis, Faction
    It is really a matter of experimentation. Adjusting to taste, to juice and to device. For instance, your "sweet spot" for a particulat eliquid on a 1.6 ohm coil on a RDA might be 7.8 watts, but the same eliquid on a dual coil reading 1.6 ohms might require 11watts to even get the coils to fire. Half the fun is finding your different "sweet spots."
  5. Caridwen

    Caridwen ECF Moderator Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jan 15, 2011
    That's close to what I do, but you have to experiment a bit with whatever liquid you're using. I dial it down if it get a burnt taste.
  6. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
    Generally speaking yes but as others have mentioned diff juices taste better at diff voltage/ wattage.
  7. joeldworkin307

    joeldworkin307 Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 29, 2013
    I use a t3s with a 2.2 ohm coil on a variable wattage device. Right now it's got a 65/35 vg/pg and I keep it around 9.5 watts. Every tank and every juice is different.
  8. papabogart

    papabogart Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 15, 2013
    Satis, Faction
    My ADV is BB in a kanger PT2 with a 2.2 ohm head (also have 1.8 and 2.4). Although my sweet spot for that juice on that device is around 6.8 watts, I usually operate at 5.2watts because that gives me acceptable taste while avoiding tank leaking and it avoids getting a burnt taste sooner. YMMV

    But as has been said, most people have a sweet spot in the 7-8 watt range.
  9. Lethal-Dose

    Lethal-Dose Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Right now I vape Peaches n Cream for bombvapers 60/40 12mg and I have it set at 4.0volt on my mvp.
    On my svd I vape orange dream bar from mt baker vaper 50/50 18mg and I use a DCT tank with a 1.5 ohm carto and run that at 3.7~4.0volts.
    And on my vamo I vape cherrybomb from 50/50 12mg and I use a iclear30 2.2ohm and run that at 3.7~4.2volt
  10. InTheShade

    InTheShade Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    South Texas
    I tend to use the rule of 2. Just add 2 to the ohms of the topper you are using and start your voltage there.

    As others have said, there is no right or wrong answer and even if you use the wattage mode, you will probably have to adjust it up or down depending on the juice.

    Don't be worried about fiddling with it. If you want more flavor and vapor, turn it up as high as you like - if it starts to taste burnt, just turn it down a bit, you won't (usually!) break anything.
  11. dice57

    dice57 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2013
    Mount Vernon, Wa
    The rule of 2 is good with devises like a protank , since they can't wick enough to get past warp 10 without having dry hits. And a lot depends on your juice too and personal preferences. Bump it up, vape, try it higher, if better, try more, if not, lower it. That's what we all do.

    I personally use the rule of 3 now, since with my current builds I enjoy my vape at ~15 watts. A 1.2 ohm build I will typically vape at 4.2-4.3 volts or 14.7-15.4 watts, basically maxing out the Provari. Sucks a battery down fast but the vape is fantastic.

    It appears that you like your vape around 7 watts. Simply apply ohm's law and it's a simple matter of turning the crank to find watts. square the volts then divide by resistance and this will give you the watts being burned through your coil. Or just crank it up till it taste like crap, then dial it down till it taste umm umm good. I just crank it up till I get an E1 or E2 error on the Provari and then dial it down .1 volt, and I know that I'm between 14 and 15.4 watts.
  12. iGl0

    iGl0 Full Member

    Oct 17, 2013
    CA, USA
    The sweet spot that everyone is talking about is your own personal touch. Can't really tell you at what volts your juices burn best. Its like asking me what candy you should buy at the market. If you have a VV/VW you can easily check this. Sit down have a drink (if you drink) and enjoy some flavors. Good luck!
  13. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    I hope you check your ohms on the Kanger coils. Every one ive tested on my MVP v2 is .2 higher in any Kanger tank. All my 1.8s show as 2.0, 2.2s as 2.4 ect ect. Oddly the Innokin dual coils are usually spot on or .1ohm off. All my SMOK cartos are nearly as advertised too.

    On my PTs i start very low on volts and/or no more than 6watts before adjusting because i seem to always get a burnt taste on a longer draw. Draw technique. "primer puffs" and thinner blends help IMO. Personally i cant get a 50/50 to wick well enough for me in either my PT-II or Mini PT-II and the flavor just is not as good to me as some cheaper tanks. Menthol in 70PG/30VG is one of the few juices i do enjoy in mine using coils that "show up" as 2.0-2.4ohm on the MVP v2. The Kanger coils rated at 2.5ohm always seem to taste "off" or burnt to me and always read at 2.7ohms.

    The taste/wicking issues i have with the PTs are not nearly as bad in my T3Ss.....actually its nearly non existent but i still prefer Kanger coils rated at 2.4ohm or less.

    I know you asked about Kanger PTs but i would like to add...

    As far as ohms. not all coils are really the same. What i mean by that is a dual coil 1.5ohm is not the same as a single coil 1.5ohm. You are splitting the watts between two coils. I pretty much always need to increase watts on a dual coil to get a similar vape as a single coil. I need roughly 1-2watts more before the flavor and vapor production is close. IMO that is not really good or bad except for reduced battery life. Ive had fairly good luck with both but i prefer a single coil carto.
  14. Cumulonimbus

    Cumulonimbus Full Member

    Oct 28, 2013
    San Diego, CA, USA
    Reading this definitely makes me want to get a VV/VW device. Still on my eGo Twist :(
  15. Lethal-Dose

    Lethal-Dose Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    So pretty much im heading in a good direction.
    Anyway what is the best tank that you guys suggest for a new vaper that hold somewhat a lot of juice
  16. Evi|grin

    Evi|grin Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 21, 2013
    For me the biggest advantage is the ohm checker. It makes it near "set and forget" on watts. Not perfect but not bad either. Being able to check ohms easily and quickly on the mod though is a HUGE plus in my book. You can sometimes tell when a coil/s is going bad.

    You can also check them before filling up a tank. Sometimes you get a total dud or other problem. It beats filling the tank and then finding out you got a dud or a mislabeled ohm coil. All the new Kanger coils are supposed to be marked with the ohms. The last two boxes of coils i got where marked on the coil. My PT-II coils that came with the PT-II were not etched but the ones in my Mini PT-II were.
  17. unrl

    unrl Full Member

    Oct 24, 2013
    New Zealand
    Currently ordered a Vamo V5, Protank Mini @ 2.5omh. I'm quite bad with numbers but it seems like I should be pretty good at 7-8watts?
  18. Lethal-Dose

    Lethal-Dose Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    On my svd I use the 6ml dct locking tank with a 1.5ohm carto. At 7~8watts its nice and good but I tried it at 11 watts and it burned and tasted like crap. And in volts I can run it at 3.7~4.2 and its fine, but if I go higher then 4.2 it starts burning.
  19. OllieTheWhite

    OllieTheWhite Full Member

    For me, it starts with the juice... It's all trial and error from there. I try to be a little conservative on the voltage.
  20. Lethal-Dose

    Lethal-Dose Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I just can't figure out the best tank to use with my juice I use and what volt or watts to run it at and what ohm to use.
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