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Which is best RDA OR SUBOHM

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  1. Amrit pal

    Amrit pal Full Member

    Jan 10, 2021
    London
    I just want to ask is rda are safe to smoke i smoke from last 9 years only use subohm tanks yesterday i buy rda tank but now im little bit scared because when i smoke i see the wire goes red and comes out thats the thing i was scared from. Please tell me is there any issues with rda or not and are they safe to smoke.
     
  2. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Welcome to ECF, Amrit pal. A RDA is not safe to smoke from, but it is safe to vape from. :vapor: It's not uncommon for a coil to glow when a high voltage or wattage is applied to it, especially if it's a low resistance coil. What voltage or wattage are you using and what is the ohm resistance of the coil or coil head (drop-in coil already wicked)?

    eta: from your post it seems like you may be using too high a voltage or wattage if by 'comes out' you mean the coil melts and breaks apart.
     
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  3. Amrit pal

    Amrit pal Full Member

    Jan 10, 2021
    London
    Im using 80w voltage is 3.90 and amp is 30.4 OHM is 0.11
     
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  4. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    Please call it vape, vapor, vaping but not smoke. We need to know what RDA you are using and what mod (battery part). Building is not easy at first (watch some videos first) Did you put a wick in it? How many watts... what coils... more info needed.
     
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  5. Amrit pal

    Amrit pal Full Member

    Jan 10, 2021
    London
    Im using odin 200w and rda is dead rabbit v2 also put a good wick by smoke baccon and coils are
    Fused Clapton Coil 0.25 ohm 0.35 ohm KnockOutVapes
     
  6. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The lowest resistance coil I ever wrapped came out to be just under 1 ohm (most of my coils are closer to 2 ohms) and I couldn't apply more than 3.1 or 3.2 volts to it without it being uncomfortable for me. Perhaps someone else who travels in 'low ohm land' more than I do will be able to help you out.
     
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  7. Amrit pal

    Amrit pal Full Member

    Jan 10, 2021
    London
    Which one is good for me 2ohm or 1ohm please help then i buy tomorrow. Thank you for your time
     
  8. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well I couldn't say what is best for you, there are too many variables in that equation to make it a simple 'a + b = c' answer. I'm about to sign off for the night, but some questions you could answer so that others can help you too are: How long did you smoke? How much did you smoke? What kind of cigarettes did you smoke? Note that it's not just the resistance of the coil to consider. Do you want a tight draw or an airy draw? Do you want big clouds? What kind of and how much flavor are you seeking? Welcome to the rabbit hole bud..
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    Hi @Amrit pal, and welcome to ECF. You said you smoked for 9 years, but I think you meant you vaped for that time, using subohm tanks exclusively. I'm thinking the RDA is your first experience with a rebuildable atomizer, but please correct me if I got any of this wrong :)

    First off, if any part of your wire is getting so hot it turns red when there is a wet (with juice) wick inside it, it is not safe to vape. It will also taste bad, like 'burnt' juice. If it does that you need to change the coil design (wire gauge, number of coil wraps, coil inside diameter) and/or reduce the watts you have set. This is true for any atomizer, be it any kind of tank or RDA. If you mean that without any juice on the wire it turns red when you apply power, that's normal for all atomizers.

    RDA's are just as safe to vape as subohm tanks. In my opinion, rebuildable atomizers are safer than tanks which use heads because with these we have full control of the coil because we design and make them ourselves, instead of replacing the head that has all that already assembled inside it. It goes without saying that you need to know enough about coil and wick design and build to be able to make a safe and vapeable setup for the atomizer you have and the power you want to vape at.

    If you have any questions about this side of it, just ask and we will help. For this it would help if we knew more about your current coil design, like the wire gauge, inside diameter, number of wraps and how many coils. I believe you want to vape it at around 80 watts, but again, correct that if I got it wrong.
     
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  10. somdcomputerguy

    somdcomputerguy vaper dedicato Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I believe when I made that 'not uncommon' remark I was probably brain fused to new coil dry burns.
     
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  11. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
  12. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    OP was right, the coils turning red when he hit his mod, he is certainly smoking. Cotton.
     
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  13. Amrit pal

    Amrit pal Full Member

    Jan 10, 2021
    London
    Thank you so much and sorry for late reply.
     
  14. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    Clown World
    I was just about post the same thing :lol:

    OP if your coil is glowing red when you vape, turn the voltage down, otherwise you'll be smoking cotton instead of vaping ejuice.
     
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  15. Amrit pal

    Amrit pal Full Member

    Jan 10, 2021
    London
    I never use rda before and now when i vape with rda i dont know why im scared i think that rda or my mod which is EHPRO COLD STEEL 100 was explode and i will deid with this trust me im scared when i take this to my mouth dont know why this happen.
     
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  16. UncleJunkle

    UncleJunkle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 29, 2010
    Clown World
    Lots of people use RDAs an dahve been for over a decade. Not sure what you are afraid of. if you coil is screwed securely it's not going anywhere.
     
  17. Plumes.91

    Plumes.91 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 30, 2012
    United States
    It is ok to have a healthy fear of mod.

    But please note that you can also turn the wattage down. :facepalm::p Welcome to ECF! Let’s be friends!:evil:
     
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  18. Amrit pal

    Amrit pal Full Member

    Jan 10, 2021
    London
    Thank you so much realy appreciate it
     
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  19. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
    A rebuildable tank is just an RDA submerged in eliquid inside a glass tank.
    [​IMG]
     
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