My DNA builds have always been TC… SS316L and/or Titanium. I use CSV files D/L’d from Steam Engine as the Escribe config for these two materials and it performs flawlessly. Recently I decided to explore some Nichrome 80 just to be more familiar with it, and I’ve read the ramp ups are pretty fast also.
On to the question…since Ni80 is not a temp sensing material should I program Escribe to use the “Watts” profile for this, or will it recognize a CSV from Steam Engine?
I have three DNA squonk mods. For the first 6 months or so I used TC on SS coils. I found I was constantly fiddling with them and grew a bit tired of that. Eventually I stopped and just use watts. I’ve got a good understanding of how much power my coils/mesh and juices require. I love vaping but I’m not very fond of spending too much time screwing around with it.
A bit of a craze in Italy about Ni80 and NiFe , the first on Watts the second one on TC. I use Ni80 (Nikrothal 80) a lot, together with KA, (SS at higher temperatures tends to expand and with mesh… no good) but, I use Genisis and mesh only.
Flavourwise it’s a bit better to KA, it’s a bit faster and stable, one of the things I’d suggest using Ni80, is to pre activate the coil, it’ll withstand higher temperatures and corrosion. Don’t Dry Burn it… not worth it…It’s still Nickel…
True, Low watts and pulsing is the way anyway, clearly not melting hot …
Ni80 is a lot better than SS or KA, pre activating it makes it even stronger, a lot depends on how wore out the coil is but even if mesh wick is a pain, I personally change it.
Personally I stick with normal, no preheat/boost, but I only use single coil attys and seldom go over 40w. For preheat on a dual build I set to 2 second 20-30w above my desired wattage. I get to feeling rowdy once in awhile.
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Which conjures another question…
when Boosting in Watts mode how much ‘oomph’ do you set it for?
[/quote]It’s only a 1 second ‘Punch’, with a 1-11 proportional value based on your watts. Start at 5 and move up or down
(SS at higher temperatures tends to expand and with mesh… no good)
If this is true, then it explains a lot to me. I would sometimes get dry hits using SS mesh when I shouldn’t have been. I’d check the coil and rayon and it would look fine. I found that if I used a toothpick to plump and push the rayon it would stop but eventually happen again. This would be in my usual 50-55 watt range.
A few weeks ago I started using NI80. Due to the difference in resistance, I’m ranging from 62-68. I have yet to get a dry hit from other than absent-mindedness.
Ni80 is a metal alloy that is not nickel, or in other words, it has very different properties. Ni80 doesn’t perform well in TC, nickel (Ni200) does.
Water consists of hydrogen and oxygen, both substances that will help a fire but put them together as in H2O and it’s very effective at extinguishing fire. Same with alloys, it’s not because an alloy contains nickel that it automatically assumes the same properties. At least, that’s what I’ve been told