The resistance is an important and useful part of the electronic cigarette . It produces and varies the consistency of the vapor that is inhaled. In this role of doser, the element accumulates an electric charge by means of a resistive wire which is used unfortunately quickly and which must be replaced regularly. However, this frequent replacement can fade through a fairly easy DIY, thanks to tools that are found daily.
How it works ?
What is a resistance?
Resistance is an electrical characteristic that is used in many circuits of a circuit. It serves as opposition to the flow of electricity and consequently provides heat. It is found everywhere in everyday electronic equipment, including the e-cigarette. An electronic cigarette usually consists of three organs: a reservoir or e-juice tank that holds the liquid, a base that is in contact with the battery and the heating element, and finally resistance. This metal material of variable diameter that winds on a tube and attached to the battery is used to burn the liquid that will turn into steam. In terms of vape, there are several categories.
Types of resistance
Resistance is an irreplaceable component in any electronic cigarette. It must be emphasized, however, that the resistance varies according to the type and design of the latter. For constructors, resistors are often divided according to shape, position, and number. Although there is always a resistance, its role defines its positioning: it is often placed near the base called " bottom coil " which is the case of drippers , but may be present at the end of the tank. same time.
This is the case of resistances called " top coil " for connoisseurs, and are often found in atomizers .
To resist, how to proceed
Understand the role of a resistance and take advantage of it
The replacement of resistance, even if frequent, is accommodated by " ready-to-use " products and does not require any additional work. However, with the arrival of rebuildable atomizers , a whole new trend is taking hold with the " homemade " resistances that, on the one hand, are more accessible and, on the other hand, allow a personal configuration of the vape. Let's start a little explanation so that you can do that yourself.
First, a little theory. The principle of resistance is not very difficult. If we simplify the notion, it is simply a resistive wire around which cotton is wound. When this wire is heated by the battery, the liquid will vaporize on it and you're done. Whatever material you have, the process is similar.
As for the yield of this one, some bases must be assimilated. First, a resistor is a physical property known as the " R " symbol , and its unit of measure is referred to as " ohm ". For an electric current to undergo this resistance, it must be quantifiable and potential " V in voltage " and have a certain power " I in amperes" When these elements are present, a simple equation puts them in relation and gives the following formula: Resistance represents the ratio between the potential and the intensity (R = U / I). The explanation of this formula for vapers is very simple: the more resistance there is, the more the current circulates and the intensity of the current will be strong, which will lead to a more intense heat and burn more quickly your liquid.
But what is the interest of this course will you ask? Well, it is by playing on this formula that you will be able to characterize the quality and the volume of your vape. If you bet on the ingredients to personalize your style, know that the DIY of the resistance is another dimension in terms of quality. If you are a big fan of smoke, you will not fail to install a meager resistance at the expense of the economy of your liquid, but with more taste and, on the contrary, if you are a light smoker , you will opt for a big resistance that will burn a small part of the liquid with little hit but a lot of economy.
The tools needed
The advantage of rebuilding or modifying the resistance is that you already have at your disposal the minimum necessary equipment. And even if you do not have one, these tools are available on Ecigplanete and everywhere. To do this you will need:
When you acquire these instruments, the rest will be limited to replacement materials of the current resistance. For this you will need to get:
● A new fiber
Fiber is the element that serves as partial storage of the liquid (it is exclusive for drippers). Wrapped around the resistance, it vaporizes the solution when it heats. There are several alternatives in terms of fiber. The most used is cotton, but it sometimes wears too quickly because of the burning. A preference for wadding is noted for DIYers because of its more octane capillarity , it resists longer and at the same time promotes oxidation. Mesh is another category of fiber deemed very robust.
● Resistive wire
The resistive wire is the architect of the whole operation, it is crucial to choose accordingly. The advantage of choosing a good wire lies in its ability to accumulate heat without loss. Resistive wires are usually composed of simple metals such as iron, aluminum, chromium, copper, titanium ... and are available in almost all suppliers of vape materials. The most common are the Kanthal , the Ni200 composed of Nickel and Stainless derived from stainless steel. They are very popular thanks to their resistivity, their ability to cash a very high temperature and of course their longevity.
Implementation and application
The simple tools mentioned above make it possible to fulfill them. Whether you are in front of a clearomizer or an atomizer with tank or a dripper , the principle and the same: remove the screws, peel the coil and gently install the resistive wire in the old place (connected to the base), wind the fiber and close the screws. Thus explained, it is then necessary to apply the few basic electronic concepts.
There is no point replacing or tinkering with a resistance if you achieve the same result. To personalize the steam, you can play on the value of this resistance by tinkering with what are called the ACCUs that are power, resistance, voltage and intensity. These are the basic values of resistance or " coil " that must be adjusted according to the result one seeks to achieve. Two types of crafts can be operated according to the " mods ":
This simply implies that you will have to adjust the values manually using an ohmmeter. That is, you should calculate resistance R using your own judgment without assistance. This task reveals a particular difficulty in the sense that it would be necessary to test a configuration several times before obtaining an expected result.
A battery can be pre-set on a device already equipped with a " mod electro ", there are actually screened e-cigarettes screen settings resistance settings. However, if the resistor is not designed for the customization you are looking for, it will not respond to your request because it is limited by original values that allow only a certain type of modulation.
High or low resistance, the expected results
What you should know is that the higher the resistance, the less power will be available and it will save the burned amount of liquid for more economy, but also less flavor. On the other hand, a low resistance will allow a greater atomization and will advantage the power to the economy, but at the expense of the battery especially for the apparatus which owns two and station to the explosions in case of abuses! This is the debate of " Sub ohms . "
If we can categorize it in " mod mecha ", the sub ohm has become a real trend. This process results in an adaptation that aims for a very low resistance and that would allow a very fast and powerful atomization via intense heat. However, one can easily go beyond limits that are rarely controlled, and this sometimes leads to accidents. Also, the sub hom should be operated only by a very experienced vaper and who has a much deeper knowledge of ACCU configurations if they are protected, have limits, are not damaged after their resets, etc. ....