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TFR CSV Files For Our Wires

 

What is TFR or Temperature Factor of Resistance?

Some materials may not follow a linear TCR completely accurately, so a TFR is based on observed resistance changes at a series of set temperatures that often follow a slight curve instead.

Here’s an exaggerated image showing the difference.

You can see the difference between a linear TCR and a TFR curve.

So why are you telling us this?

Well, being boffins, we created individual precise TFR’s for our Stealthvape wires that are suitable for use in temperature control. We built a very accurate PID controlled hotplate and monitored resistance changes in various coils suspended in a bath of silicone oil.

We used a platinum PT100 temperature sensor and also 2 k-type themocouples and recorded temperatures from -17c to 0c and from 25c to 300c in 25c increments.

Lars from the mighty Steam Engine helped us use that information to create unique CSV’s for Evolv DNA boards which can be uploaded to devices using Escribe . These CSV’s for temperature control are available below.

You can find the following wire profiles in our download section

316L

NiFe30

Ni200

If using a mod that doesn’t accept TFR’s, you can often enter the TCR manually. Different mods sometimes expect a slightly different format.

Sometimes Ni200, for example, is usually 6000 but needs to be entered as 600, or 0006.

Based on the TFR test results, we’d suggest using the following values depending on the format the mod is expecting:

NifFe30 : 4920 or 492

316L : 883 or 88

Ni200 : 6230 or 623

Wires like Kanthal A1 and Nichrome 80 / Ni80 have a very low TCR, so don’t work in temperature control mode. Evolv DNA250C boards are able to use the Replay feature with Nichrome coils (with varying degree of sucess) by activating the “Allow on Dubious Coils” setting in Escribe. We won’t however be including Nichrome or Kanthal wires in our TFR measurements.

 

 

VAPE FEST 2019 CANCELLED


Heres a screenshot of the official announcement 

Vapefest 2019

UK VapeFest Facebook page

We hope that the comittee can find a way forward to plan Vapefest 2020. We’re sure many of you are disappointed to hear this news, but we should remember that VapeFest is not a commercial event and the committee arrange it solely for the love of vaping and the vape community as a whole.

ChefsFest at Cardiff City Stadium on 13th July 2019 is an alternative, but please be aware this is a one day indoor event

We’ll report any further news or developments as they come up.