MAKE SURE TO DRY FIRE SS COILS AFTER INSTALLATION AT 10-25w MAXIMUM AND SHORT PULSES.
Always test your resistance after installation or modification of your coils. Look for lower than expected ohms (short circuit, coil is touching something), or higher than expected ohms (circuit is obstructed, such as a dirty 510, dirty post connection, etc., or a loose coil leg connection). Now without a wick in the coil fire the coil by pulsing the fire button for 0.5 - 1 second at a time starting at 10-25 watts MAX. Using ceramic tipped tweezers, pinch the coil together while firing the coil. This eliminates hot spots and should create a nice even glow. You can also use a strumming technique that we show on our YouTube channel, in the video above. Increase wattage by 5 watts at a time until just before the coil begins to glow.
Now, at 15-40w, pulse the fire button for 1-2 seconds a couple times. You should see a nice even dull red glow start at the center of the coil and work outwards towards the legs. Observe carefully that the coil heats up evenly! If using your coils in a dual configuration, make sure they heat up equally as well. (If not then continue pinching or strumming the coils until they do.) Let the coil cool back down to room temperature, you can aid this by blowing on the coil. Now using tweezers (we use vetus esd-15 curved fine tip tweezers) install the wick of your choice the way you like. If this process is done correctly, your coil will look blue in the center, to a purple, with gold legs. This is normal coloring of SS based on the temperature the steel reaches. If you get it too hot it will look silvery white, or even a brownish rusty color.
**Spaced coil builds can be easier to deal with hot spots.
**The dry burn process can also be done in 316L SS TC mode at 600F and 15-25w to make sure that you don't overheat the coil. This method can be a little more difficult and requires some practice. This is the ideal way to burn in your coil though to maximize flavor and lifespan. We'll upload a video with this method as well.
* Do test ohms after install or modification
* DO NOT get this glowing bright red or white. A dull red glow is enough. If you get it too hot you will hurt the wire and it will form harmful oxides. (Oxides are present on any heated metal, harmful oxides aren't released on SS unless critical temps are reached, like a bright glow instead of a faint dull glow.
*Make sure your coils are NOT touching any part of your RDA, RTA, or sides of the “Chimney” or any other area. Only the leg of the coil should contact the post.
*Do NOT over pack wick or wick the coil too loose. There are lots of guides on the internet to this. We also address it in better detail on our YouTube Channel.