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Triton Mini coils sudden death
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Triton Mini coils sudden death
Does anyone know why the Triton mini 1.2 coils die so dramatically? These, paired with a small form factor device, are my favourite for discrete vaping - and I find they produce excellent flavour. I have gone through about 25 or 30 of these coils and they last somewhere between a very disappointing three days up to a perfectly ok ten days. This is never exclusive use, maybe putting through 2 - 3ml each day of use. What I can't figure out is what happens when they eventually fail. No drop off of flavour or reduced clouds, just a perfectly ok puff followed by a caustic, throat-shredding, terrifying acid-rain of a draw. We've all had it, mostly, so you probably know what I mean. The intensity of the awfulness honestly makes me think that one day in the future a throat specialist in a hospital will draw me aside and his sentence will begin "It's bad news I'm afraid". He will then ask me if I was ever in the habit of drinking battery acid. I have been vaping for five years, can happily make a coil to 0.1 ohm of target and can problem-solve most vaping issues, but this has got me stumped. The lack of hits for "triton coil failure" or similar suggests that most users don't have this issue. Anyone familiar with the causes of this? The coils were all procured from well-known and reputable vendors.

09/01/17 07:09 PM
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RE: Triton Mini coils sudden death
It must be a e-liquid related problem.
I find out that some alchool-based e-liquids (very common on the Continent, here are less) first produces a very hard residue in the coil wadding, which is subsequently attacked by the alcohol itself. Under the solicitation of heated coil, the hardened wadding undergo a catastrofic failure.
Try using some different, mellower e-liquids.
11/01/17 07:51 PM
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RE: Triton Mini coils sudden death
Thanks for that. I only vape three different juices, all home-made 50/50, with flavours from the John Smith range. I used alcohol as a VG dilutant in the early days but not for a long time. The first couple of times this happened I took the failed coil to bits and it looked brand-new.

11/01/17 09:02 PM
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RE: Triton Mini coils sudden death
(11/01/17 09:02 PM)Murrayhouse Wrote:  Thanks for that. I only vape three different juices, all home-made 50/50, with flavours from the John Smith range. I used alcohol as a VG dilutant in the early days but not for a long time. The first couple of times this happened I took the failed coil to bits and it looked brand-new.

I've had problems with the coils in the Triton mini.
They don't seem to be up to the task for very long.
However the 1.8 ohm claptons are more suited and I've read the same opinion on these on here more than once.
11/01/17 11:13 PM
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RE: Triton Mini coils sudden death
Just received my order of Triton Clapton coils so here's hoping this is the solution.

15/01/17 06:52 PM
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RE: Triton Mini coils sudden death
(15/01/17 06:52 PM)Murrayhouse Wrote:  Just received my order of Triton Clapton coils so here's hoping this is the solution.

Update how they perform? I've put my Triton minis to one side in preference to my Tron-S and 2 Nautilus minis. I'd like to buy some Triton claptons so some feedback would be most appreciated. Smiling
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RE: Triton Mini coils sudden death
So far so good. At 1.8 ohms I'm staying at 15w, which is OK. Four days of regular use, and all seems well. I'm not expecting miracles, so if they see me through the weekend I'll assume the answer is that the 1.2 coils are white.

19/01/17 09:38 PM
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RE: Triton Mini coils sudden death
I'm somewhat puzzled by this new trend of claptons running at 15w or thereabouts? Claptons are designed to get as much juice in contact with wire as possible, to get more vape volume, at higher power.

If you run them at 15w, the vape is going to be cool, unless the coils are tiny, in which case why not use a bigger single wire coil? The EGO one / Tron CLR single wire coils can be made to handle 25w easily.

I've met something like this before, when they bought out the bottom dual coils for mini protank 3 and similar. A single big coil works much better than the tiny duals. Naturevape know that, their duals are big singles with a spacerSmiling
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RE: Triton Mini coils sudden death
Not the coil - it is a vacuum lock in the tank

Just unscrew the topfill - like half a turn to release the low pressure in the tank - you will see bubbles rise up from around the coil shrouding

Flavour returns to normal !!!!

The older the coil gets the more often you will need to do this
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RE: Triton Mini coils sudden death
The idea that it's a vacuum lock sounds plausible. I will watch for that. I just noticed a typo in my last post. For white read shite!

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