Category: Wire materials

  • Stainless steel 904L added

    Stainless steel 904L added

    I was able to find the density and heat capacity for SS-904L in this datasheet and some resistance-at-temperature values that I could use to calculate TFR in this datasheet. This has now been added to the materials of the Wire Wizard and Coil calculators. As I haven’t tried this coil material myself, I cannot say […]

  • Figuring out Nichrome 90

    Figuring out Nichrome 90

    I’ve had numerous requests to add N90 (Nichrome 90) to the materials in Steam Engine. Quite a few vapers use it for their coils, and most of them seem happy with the performance.

  • Better specific heat and density data for NiFe30

    Better specific heat and density data for NiFe30

    The only property of the coil materials that is essential to coil building, is the resistivity of the material. All the wires in Steam Engine need to have a precise resistivity number in order for the calculator to even work. For temperature controlled vaping, some type of data describing the relationship between temperature and resistance […]

  • Q&A: Adding a wire to the materials

    Q&A: Adding a wire to the materials

    Most of these “special elite competition professional gaming wires” are just the standard¬†alloys which have been rebranded and quadrupled in price.