X Baby RBA deck

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  1. TacticalRedneck

    TacticalRedneck New Member

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    So I have a noob question. I have zero coil building experience but I would like to get a X Baby RBA coil and use prebuilt coils. I see that a .35ohm coil comes with it. Does that mean that I should be buying .35ohm coils? Or can I buy a range of coils? I have a Smok Priv V8 if that has any impact. It’s only 60 watt. Thanks.




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    Since this is a dual coil deck, your ohms will be cut in half from whatever the ohms is of one coil, so depends on whether the prewound coils it comes with are .35 ohms each, which would make your final build ohm at .175 or so. The main thing you need to worry about is not buying prewound coils that need more than 60 watts, the ohms aren't as important...there are a lot of varieties of prewound coils out there, but you'll still need flush wirecutters, and wicking material such as cotton.

    Also, with prewound coils you usually have enough extra to add a wrap, or take a wrap away, and alter the size of the coil and the ohms a bit. Fasttech has tons of prewound coils but many American online stores do as well
     
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    Thinner wire like 26 or 28 gauge will heat up faster and not need as many watts as thicker gauge like 24 and below, I would recommend some 26gauge wound (clapton) coils, or 28x2 fused clapton coils (kanthal, nichrome, or stainless steel, kanthal is easiest to manipulate)
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I’m not opposed to cutting and wicking myself. I just don’t quite understand the ohms law stuff. I’ve watched a lot of videos and I just can’t seem to get the hang of it. I guess if I was able to understand as long as I stay within a certain range I’d give it a shot.

    So am I able to go to a store and find coils that are for use under 60 watts?


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    This makes calculating Ohms Law very simple

    http://www.steam-engine.org/coil.html
     
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    How do I know what coils are ok for 60 watt? I can’t seem to find that info in any of the details


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    Around 0.22-0.25 for a pair or 0.45-0.5 each coil will do fine

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