Back in 2016, scientific friend to the vapersphere (and all-round good egg) Dr Kanstantinos Farsalinos inadvertently caused a kerfuffle by discussing “dry burning” coils in an interview on what was the old Ry4 vape radio channel. Concerns fluttered across the internets that we were exposing ourselves to potential unknown harms when building and maintaining our wire and coils for vaping. We panicked. We argued. We consulted arcane metallurgic grimoires and tomes. But mostly we just argued, nothing much actually happened, and the rest, as they say, is confined to the lore of vape history....
But some effects of that discussion remain. With the massive popularity of complex coils like Fused, Staple Staggered Fused and Alien Clapton coils, and their increasing use amongst folk relatively new to the rebuildable atomiser world, people are (quite rightly) asking questions about the materials and techniques they’re now using. They want to know how to correctly make their resistance wire work properly for them. They want to know what’s the best way for them to clean their coils. They want to know how to make their wire and coils last as long as they possibly can. All of this this they want to do effectively, and most importantly, they want to do it safely.
Is dry burning and pulsing my coils going to make me die? A reasonable question I’m sure most of us would agree.
Which is Best: Silver, Silver plated, or Copper Contacts?
We get asked this a lot. And there’s always one answer: “That would depend....”
Each material has its benefits, and also its drawbacks. Selecting which to use in your device can depend upon several key factors, and depending upon which factor you wish to prioritise, the answer to the question “Which is the best contact for my mod?” will vary.
We are delighted to announce that Stealthvape is now the official Evolv and Lost Vape Service Centre for Europe and the Rest Of the World outside of the U.S.A.
We have been working closely with the two companies to be able to offer a comprehensive warranty repair and RMA service to modders and individual consumers. We are extremely proud to be a part of this initiative and shall be delivering the outstanding standards of customer care Stealthvape is renowned for.
What is TCR or Temperature Coefficient of Resistance?
Every wire material has a specific resistivity. As a wire heats up, its resistance will increase in a predictable way based on its TCR.
TCR for a material is usually measured by the wire manufacturer using MIL-STD-202 Method 304, which uses a series of test temperatures. The first series is 25°, 0°, -15°, and -55°C; the second series are 25°, 50°,75°, 100°, 125°, 200°, 275°, and 350°C. The lowest test temperature in the first series, and the highest test temperature in the second series, are used as two points to create a linear TCR value.
We're very sorry to see an announcement posted on UK VapeFest's official facebook page that what would have been the 10th event, VapeFest 2019 event will not be happening.
When Ric, Vapefest's previous organiser stepped down after the 2018 event the committee vowed to "build upon the legacy and bring more UK Vapefests for the vaping community to enjoy" in their announcement shortly after VapeFest 2018 it seems that wasn't possible.
“You spin me right round, baby. Right round like a record, baby. Right round round round.” Yes, it’s like the 80’s never went away because the very next thing we are going to mention is Michael J. Fox. Just about now: Michael J. Fox.
Last week we highlighted a problem, but it isn’t fair to leave it hanging. Vape crime is serious and needs a serious solution. Stealthvape doesn’t have a solution, we have loads of them - and not one includes actually killing somebody. This may disappoint some of you, we suggest you make additional plans for that kind of thing and not involve us.