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alternative (nichrome) heatingelement

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

  1. 420

    420 New Member

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    hello!

    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?
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    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 Staff Member

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    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 i eat hippies

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    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.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D62AHWU
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