After i got home from work and tried it again it seemed to work fine for a few draws, and then it went back to firing for only a second every 3-5 seconds.
Yes i can see light through the air tube.
I wonder what is making it intermittently work... when it works it is glorious!
Ncast on my unmentionable device can go up to 6 volts or 3.5 amps of current. Using ohm's law, a 2.0ohm dc should be able to hit 6v without issue (3a). Problem is with dual coils there's an effciency issue. One example, a 1.9ohm dc is actually pulling 3.48a on it at 5.4v (Ohm's law value would be 2.82a). If this dc is actually pulling more amps than the ic on the king diamond batts will allow, it will cut off. Sadly the only fix is to buy the 2.0ohm dc or higher.
Mr Morandir sir,
Originally Posted by Morandir835
Could you explain if there is a difference in calculating the amps being pulled on a single versus a dual coil carto, if both were 2ohm rated?
There is, but no real defined law. You'll have to hook each one up to a multimeter and fire them to determine what the actual amperage they're pulling is. That's how it was figured out the dc 1.9ohm carto was pulling 3.48a at 5.4v. The single coil 2.0ohm carto rated at 1.9ohms was pulling 3.157a, just as it should according to the multi. The dual at the same rating was pulling 3.48 at 5.4v. That's a very large difference. Have had a few 1.5ohm range cartos that pulled 3.4+a at as little as 4.2v. Just the nature of the beast.
Sure, having seen the guts of one, I can appreciate they are not precision machines, and operate within certain tolerances that allow a variety of resistance/amperage values depending on many circumstances...
Thanks again! I'm going to have to bust out my multimeter soon (I haven't yet, which surprises me) and start investigating more. :)