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  1. Maple Syrup and Mods

    Maple Syrup and Mods New Member

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    I am getting my first RDA soon (Hellvape Dead Rabbit) and I am wondering what wattage to vape it at. I am aiming for somewhere around 0.7 ohms. Does higher resistance=higher wattage or is it the opposite? What would be the maximum for a 0.7 ohm build. I currently am using a VooPoo Drag resin mod. 157 watts.
     
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    AndriaD Member for FOUR years. VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years ECF Refugee

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    It's really just a matter of what you like. There's no set answer. I use an RDA exclusively... which is built with a single coil at 1.8 ohms, and I vape it at 9.5 or 10 watts.

    My son sometimes builds one of his RTAs to about .5 ohm, and vapes it at 20-25 watts.

    Start low, and work up till it suits you. If you get a burnt-tasting hit or it gets too hot for you, turn it down some.

    Andria
     
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    Ok. Thank you.
     
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    Like was said above, you have to decide what you like.

    So much goes into it, that there is no such thing as a “best setting.”

    The type of build, type of wire material, placement of coil, airflow direction, airflow control all have as much to do with the vape as the power.

    I have my general all purpose build, with a 10-20w range of power usage. But, I’m tbr event that I do something new, I usually start on the low end of my expectation and work from there, adjusting until I find what I like. .
     
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    Is there any builds specifically made for high wattage?
     
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    AndriaD Member for FOUR years. VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years ECF Refugee

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    Those that use a whopping fuckton of metal -- 26ga or fatter, or these newfangled clapton/alien/parellel wires. You need a LOT of wattage for those, just because there's such a huge mass of metal.

    Andria
     
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    Start at your lowest setting and increase until you like the result.
     
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    That makes a lot more sense than what I found online. Thanks everyone.
     
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    Hoggy Member For 2 Years

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    Tell me about it.. I've just finally joined the clapton bandwagon thanks be to the Daedalus. And now I've just got done 'rebuilding' ALL of my previously twisted wire lengths, types, numbers, and gauges -- mostly by halving them and claptoning the two twisted halves together. So, yeah... A whopping fuckton of metal! :D

    Well, now that I've gone clapton nuts, there IS no turning back - so there was no way I was going to be going backwards and using my prior stash of twisteds otherwise. :) They would have just sat there collecting bountiful quantities of dust.

    Where I would previously go around 20-28 watts based on atty/mod/build/juice with my simple twisteds, I now find myself going to a previously unheard of record of 45 or more watts with these fused multi-core multi-twisted claptoned monstrosities!! I don't even have a clue as to what the accepted terminology would be for these things. :confused:
     
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    AndriaD Member for FOUR years. VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 4 Years ECF Refugee

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    But why, what's the point of making something that's simple, so needlessly complex and demanding and un-economical? Plain ol single wire coils work just fine. Why would anyone want to have to use more battery, more ejuice, more time making coils? It just doesn't make a bit of sense. And don't forget, any gunk problem you have with a given ejuice, you've now just magnified 10-fold, so that now, you won't be able to just do a simple dry-burn/re-wick, you'll have to mount a brand new coil every single time you get a gunk problem. For me that would be twice a week! And new coils take a while to break-in and get good flavor from, so just about the time you've got it really broken in, you'll have to replace it again, because of gunk. :facepalm:

    Andria
     
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    I found out the flavor really is a good deal better, even when factoring in rayon's ultra-fast wicking. I previously thought the same as you.. And especially since I was in an uncertain 8 year disability case, I also needed to make my wire last for an indeterminate lengthy time - so I put it down to a fad/coil-art/build-enjoyment territory considering my use of rayon. But now finally after winning the disability case, I could afford to find out. But due to the same disability reasons, always making them myself by hand would be problematic. So that's where the Daedalus comes in, since it does the building for you. And after trying a few in some attys now, I can certainly say that the flavor level rose dramatically with fused claptons (honestly, I think fused is the only way that makes sense, really - plus it holds on to the wire better, to boot!).

    I don't know why you think dry-burning can't be done with a clapton.. Just dry-burn, rinse, repeat a couple times then rewick - same as straight or twisteds. I also only ever make my own juice - and I never buy many piddly 10ml flavoring bottles either.. Its either 1, 4, or 16 (mostly 4) ounce bottles to be far more economical even when factoring in the amber glass Boston Round bottles with phenolic polycone caps that I transfer to. And I got about 8 gallons of pg/vg stockpiled - I get those 4-gallon "glycubes" from Essential Depot.

    But believe me, I was really surprised how much more the flavor jumped up.. Could have knocked me over with a feather. :) I was not expecting that -- at all. (EDIT: I had also tried a clapton a while ago that came with an atty, and I didn't think anything special of it. But it was probably a standard single-core clapton. With fused, there is literally two (or can be more) juice channels in there - which probably accounts for the flavor boost when it comes to rayon.)

    As far as the power is concerned though, I won't always be using the super-thick results of my fused claptoning with 2 halves of my multi-twisted wires. So it won't always be so bad. I also used 40g with those to help keep the mass down.
    I also think anything beyond fused claptons really is strictly coil-art/build-enjoyment territory.. And mostly too much of a PITA to be worth it to me, unless I might get bored or something, someday.
    So yeah.. I got a fuckton of wire, a fuckton of flavorings, a fuckton of vg/pg, rayon (3lbs), and even batteries.. So I'm set for a while. :confetti:
     
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