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alternative (nichrome) heatingelement

Discussion in 'DIY' started by 420, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. 420

    420 Member


    i built a vaporizer myself at home and used a nichrome wire connected to coppercontacts as heating element.

    do you guys see any harm in this construction?

    wasnt able to find some real information, probably because my english isnt the best^^
    im really looking forward to hearing from you guys!

    peace out
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2014
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  2. Lo

    Lo Combustion free since '09

    Many used nichrome for coils for years but the more recent trend (in e-cigs and MJ coils) has been to kanthal. I use kanthal myself.

    Here is some info on nichrome vs. kanthal that might be useful to you: http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/fo.../320042-resistance-wire-kanthal-nichrome.html

    Your coil looks to be glowing evenly from what I can tell. I'm no expert and I build micro coils myself (small coils with wraps touching each other).
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  3. MileHighLife

    MileHighLife No-Till

    Up tech has been using grade 2 titanium wire on their kiss carts as resistance wire so I decided to order a roll of 24ga from amazon. I haven't had a chance to test it out but I'll be using it on my next rda build ... hopefully tomorrow if I can get around to it.

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