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Thread: What ohm meter is the most accurate?

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    What ohm meter is the most accurate?

    Planning to get one to use for my mechanical mod. I know my vw mod have ohm checker but my question is, is it reliable to use my coil build and atomizer to my mech mod?



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    If you don't want to spend any money your vw mod is fine. Some are better than others but i find they all read slightly different. Coilmaster makes a nice ohm tester as do geekvape.

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    I recently got a GeekVape 521 tab. As I found the cheep generic one I had, the connection was dodgy. How tight you screwed the aty down determined its reading. To far totally shorted it out. So far I cant fault the Tab & you can fire the aty too. I got my Tab from FastTech who now have it listed as discontinued Waited ages for them to get & ship out too. So you will have to source from someplace local.

    I do agree using VW mod works also, going mech you do have a fair bit of tolerance to work with.
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    Im gonna throw my 5 cents in and say that unless youre only using a mech mod, where its super important you know your ohms, then using one for a vw/tc mod is in my opinion near pointless, because ultimately its the ohms that your mod reads that matters, and will fire at. I bought one 8 months ago (before i even switched to tc), quickly realised this, and it sits gathering dust.
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    I think I have an ohm meter somewhere
    Never used it though, and only use 18350 mechs
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    Fluke multi meter is the industry standard. Im a sparky and have had my Fluke over 30 years used daily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paoweecan View Post
    Planning to get one to use for my mechanical mod. I know my vw mod have ohm checker but my question is, is it reliable to use my coil build and atomizer to my mech mod?
    There are a few problems with the meters on most VW mods. The resolution is usually 0.1 ohms and the accuracy is only +/- 0.1, they normally read the resistance of the mod as well (is added to the measurement) and they often have a lower limit of 0.3 or 0.4 ohms before they give you the "short" error (the minimum resistance the device will fire.

    So if it says "short" is it really a short or is it just low, and how accurate is the measurement?

    TC mods generally have more accurate meters in them and can fire lower.

    A burning tab is useful if you want to be able to test fire and dry burn a coil, but if you are running other than Kanthal the safety of this is questionable. Just a simple atty ohmmeter is useful and sufficient, and as an added bonus you can usually screw your mechanical mod on and use it as a volt meter. eg https://www.fasttech.com/products/1637201 discontinued now but it's been my build deck and tester for the last couple of years and hasn't missed a beat. great value for money.
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    Thanks avf! Will try first with my vw mod for checking ohms.
    Good point on their stylem.

    Fabricator will check on tab.

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    You want the best and most accurate?

    http://www.shop.usaohmmeters.com/Ohm-Meters_c40.htm

    VE used to stock them, but they're sold out........
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    ^^^^i have read feedbacks on the usaohmmeter. Its the most accurate. But talking with the price and shipping, it will cost a lot.

    Will be using my vw mod as ohm checker for the meantime. This will be my 1st option if i will get one.

    Thanks guys!

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