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  1. JustA96Cummins

    JustA96Cummins New Member

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    Hey all, im running a smok alien with the tfv12 prince tank, im going to get the RBA deck for the prince because the coil prices are pretty up there, im trying to figure out what size wire and what kind of coil i should do, running 70vg/30pg liquid i want to get really good flavor out of this, ive been vaping for about 2 years and personally have just never really tasted very much from my vapes so im looking for a coil build thats more flavor oriented. Thanks for any input ya'll, its all appreciated
     
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    jwill The Great King of Nothing VU Donator Gold Contributor VU Challenge Team Reddit Exile

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    I have personally had really good luck with 2.5mm ID single wire coils in that RBA deck. NI80 for me but any wire type really works well. 3mm ID will work but the wicking has to be perfect or you get dry hits.
     
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    JustA96Cummins New Member

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    Are there advantages to running different wire types? I know ni80 is a temp mode coil only wheras kanthal is wattage only and ss is both right? Ive only ever worked with wattage mode so i know absolutely nothing about the temp control kinda stuff and how it works, how many wraps/ what ohms do you build those to and with what gauge wire? Ive heard that using a smaller wire can help with better flavor?
     
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    KingPin! In my defence, I was left unsupervised ^^ Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year VU Challenge Team Reviewer

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    We have a Q&A sticky in the regulated/ temp control area which is worth a read to explain Temp control, there’s a lot of content in there now answering most aspects

    For the RBA deck perhaps look into single or fused claptons ...being the deck is smaller than a lot of dedicated rebuildables it’s generally best to build to the deck size itself or you might find wicking and performance an issue...try what Jwill said keep it simple first and go from there :)

    Wire types is one of those thing to try and see how you get on if you want to try TC then really you are looking at SS ...don’t bother with Ni200 or Titanium not worth the hassle or risk of overheating the metal
     
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    NI80 is for power mode same as Kanthal
     
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    gbalkam Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee Reddit Exile

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    If you are just starting Keep it simple.. a single core clapton gives decent enough flavor to get you started. Of course you can buy premade wire by the spool as well. But for making your own.. single core clapton to start.

    Wire type mostly depends on what you are aiming for.. Kanthal takes less wattage then Nichrome but Nichrome allows more surface area per ohm. For example.. 6 wraps kanthal = same resistance as 4 wraps Nichrome. Just an approximation for the sake of the example. You can look up the actual values. but im fairly close.
     

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