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#1 (permalink)      10/20/2017 9:41:53 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
kiendanh
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Hey guys, I was just wondering if this rda is good with kanthal a1 28g wire? how many wraps and at what ohms should I be aiming at. I have the smoant Charon 218w box mod to go along with it. I'm quite new to this so any help is appreciated. thanks.
#2 (permalink)      10/20/2017 10:16:23 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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My favorite build in this is 26ga SS, 3mm coil, 6-7 wraps, comes out at about 0.6-0.7 ohms. Vaping it at around 30W.

Any wire works fine, depending on how you like to vape. For 28ga kanthal wire, I'd probably go for 2.5mm coils, 5-6 wraps should get you around 1 ohm, and vaping that somewhere around 20W should be great.
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thank you so much for the reply. Is the flavor and vapor production good on this build? And how much drainage will 20w do to my battery? And also how do you know how many wraps you're suppose to do to get a certain resistance/ohm? Sorry but alot of these numbers, 'ohms law' and 'battery safety' is way over my head. I just wanna vape lol
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Use Steam Engine Wire Wizard to calculate a coil's properties before you build it.

If you have 28GA Kanthal, try a parallel build (2 parallel wires wrapped as 1 coil) 3mm ID, about 6 wraps. Play with the wattage but 25-35W would probably be nice.
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BTW, with that 2-battery mod your batteries will last a long time (more than a day) at these lower wattages.
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thank you randall, the link you gave me is extremely helpful. I have the lg hg2 battery so that should be good right?
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LG HG2 is a very good battery. 20A continuous, 3000 mAh. Good choice.

Steam Engine has several different calculators for vape-related stuff but the Wire Wizard tab is the one I use most.
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Stainless steel wire is also worth a try, 28 AWG 316L: 2.5mm coil, 8 wraps (or 3mm coil, 7 wraps) is about 0.7 - 0.8 ohms. Your battery will last all day and some.