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IVOGO Velocity Quad UD Clapton Wire Coil Build

Discussion in 'RDA' started by Redeemer, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. Redeemer

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    Good Morning All.

    As promised, here is the follow up thread on "IVOGO Velocity Quad Kanthal VapoWire Coil Build"
    Used the same Velocity RDA, but after all the fun I had on the previous build, decided it was time to test the Clapton waters, for the first time, so please be gentle with me... :rolleyes:

    First up, got out the roll of UD Clapton Wire, and wound some coils.
    2.5mm ID, 8 wraps each, reasonably tightly wound.

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    Again, placed the bottom coils first, to see what space I would have to work with.



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    Next, installed the remaining coils, and started fiddling to get them as evenly placed as I could.

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    Now the fun part started, getting four coils to heat up evenly! With a few ceramic tweezers pinches her and there, it was soon working quite well.

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    Next on the agenda, Wicking! From experience from the previou build, I knew what was required, and got it done so that juice is supplied evenly to all four coils.

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    And there we go, another Vape Haven Exclusive :anirock::anirock::anirock:

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    Excellent write up @Redeemer
     
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    Awesome build ! How does she Vape ?
     
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    She vapes like a Choo Choo Train!
    Found some 3mg juice here at my desk in the office.... Just had to try it... WOW!!!
     
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    Wow, that is some builds!!
     
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    Excellent coiling @Redeemer :handok:

    I do have a few questions :D
    What was the final resistance?
    How much power do you put through it?
    What is the ramp time like?

    I don't have to ask but I'm sure it gets hot as hell too ;)
     
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    Sorry, I skimped on the Build Specs...

    2.5mm ID, 8 wraps each, reasonably tightly wound.
    Comes to a 0.25 Ohm reading on the iPV4s.
    Normal smooth vaping starts at 50 Watts with a gradual ramp up time. It really starts becoming a hot vape at around 80 Watts with reasonably quick ramp up time. Max I dared push it was 110 Watts, but then the ramp up time became closer to a 28G Spaced Coil build.
    I will do more tests, using 3mg or below (Maybe even pure Dolly Varden VG) because the hits become intense.
    And yes heat is an issue. 5 consecutive hits at anything above 80 Watts, and the Atty becomes too hot to touch.
     
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    Nice! Thanks for the extra info :)

    It's interesting to me how little this Clapton wire varies in resistance from the core wire guage used.
    A quad standard 26G kanthal build would, by my calculations, also come out at about 0.25 Ohm. But I've seen this UD Clapton wire in person and it is wound very tight and neat so I guess it really doesn't add that much in terms of thickness (which would affect the resistance).
     
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    Paging @N0ugh7_zw :anirock:

    He will be able to explain resistance on Clapton Wire alot better than me.I think he is the one that mentioned that the Core is the determining factor of Resistance in Claptons, the wire that's wound around it does not add to the total resistance.
    If not him, it was Clemens, and I have no Idea what his nick is here on the forum....
     
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    Looking forward to it.

    Here's how I understand it.
    Generally speaking the diameter of the wire determines it's resistance. So essentially for this clapton you get

    26G (0.405mm) + 32G*2 (0.202mm * 2 = 0.404mm) = 0.809mm (which is about 20G).

    However, because Kanthal creates an insulating coating around itself when heated, it does not become one thick wire. Instead the thickest wire (and hence lowest resistance) that the current can travel through remains the 26G. All that happens is the 32G also gets current running though it and because of the higher resistance it should simply heat up quicker than the 26G core :)

    Let's see how accurate I am :rolleyes:
     
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    @fractious is right on the money, basically any wire that connects positive to negative terminals in your atty will reduce resistance. so claptoned 24g is lower resistance than plain 24g

    Though in terms of heatflux claptons are kinda not the way. since they require more watts to get up to temperature, hence the ramp up issues.

    That said they look awesome and people love them :)
     
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    Awesome...my brain still works (kinda) :)

    So the part I missed...because some of the current is going through the 32G less current is going through the 26G than normally would (on non-clapton) which results in the 26G core wire to take longer to heat up. Thanks @N0ugh7_zw :thumbsup:

    They do look awesome though :D
     
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