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    different coil angles

    i watched 2 different vids on building coils for kayfuns. in one, the guy positioned his coil at a 45 degree angle to the posts. in the other, the coil was put at 90 degrees to the posts. i made mine at 90*, just cos it seemed easier. i've just got the one conner83 sent me and he's put it at 45*. what difference, if any, does the angle of the coil make? i imagine with the 90* build, the resistance for the same coil would be ever so slightly higher than at 45*, as the legs are reaching a tiny bit further to the posts. anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kay67kay View Post
    i watched 2 different vids on building coils for kayfuns. in one, the guy positioned his coil at a 45 degree angle to the posts. in the other, the coil was put at 90 degrees to the posts. i made mine at 90*, just cos it seemed easier. i've just got the one conner83 sent me and he's put it at 45*. what difference, if any, does the angle of the coil make? i imagine with the 90* build, the resistance for the same coil would be ever so slightly higher than at 45*, as the legs are reaching a tiny bit further to the posts. anything else?
    I have made both, and found no difference at all in the resistance, not enough to be picked up by my ohm meter anyway, or vape quality, the 90* coil wicked better, as I tucked the wick around the base of the posts, (very loosely, not packed down), maybe just a bit more surface area on the wicks, but was slightly better than the 45* build.
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    I do 45. Easier for me. I may get a 0.5 ohm difference on the multimeter. Not worth worrying about.
    I make wick long. Like an M shape but not as exaggerated. Found it works better. Wick goes above on both sides of coil a little and then back down. My coils are really thin though because of 34g. (2.5mm 3ohms K-A1 5T)
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    I was under the impression that assembling the coil at 45 and tucking the legs under the post screws in an anti-clockwise manner was to reduce the incidence of the (micro) coil tightening up and pulling it out of wack, while reducing the coil leg length.
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    I do mine at 45
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    135 works better.
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    45 degrees here. The leads sit nicely under the screws and the coil doesn't stretch out of shape.

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    ha ha nakers, ya nutta!

    cool. thanks all. i can see the reason for the 45* now. i'll see how i go with my next build. i'll try the 45*. at the moment, i'm using both and can't tell the difference in terms of flavour and vapour.
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    Gee, Kay

    Was it only a couple of weeks ago - just before the Perth Vape meet if I recall correctly - where you were grilling peoples about what you need and how to go about this coil winding caper.

    Now, look at you! Soon you'll be winding octo leg sub micro ohm watchamacallit jiggers in your sleep!
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    I've done both..Don't know if it's just me but my 90 degree coils seem to pop more than the 45 degree ones. All coils at 1.5 ohm and being fed between 3.0 and 3.5 volts. I can't pick a vape difference between the two.
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