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Vape Builder Manual - Main Screen

 
Toolbar
Wire Type & Diameter Selection Dropdowns
Single, Dual, Triple or Quad Coils
Target Resistance, Combined Leg Length & Calculated Number of Wraps
Battery Selection Dropdown
Amps & Watts produced by given Resistance and Voltage. Volt Slider
Colour Coded Battery Graphic and Current at Standard Voltages
Small Version of Lookup Table (On Larger Screen Devices Only)
 

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Toolbar

The toolbar shows a number of icons on the right side which allow the user quick access to menu items, as described below. The number of icons shown is dependant on your device's screen resolution and if an icon is not shown its action can be performed by clicking on the 3 dot icon which should always be present and selecting the text description for the action you desire.

- Save Build :: Clicking will present the Save Build dialogue, see the Save Build section for details.

- Load Build :: Clicking will present the Load Build screen, see the Load Build section for details.

- Lookup Table :: Clicking will open the Lookup Table, see the Lookup Table section for details.

- Edit Wires :: Clicking will allow the user to add, edit & delete wire types. See the Edit Items section for details.

- Edit Diameters :: Clicking will allow the user to add, edit & delete coil diameters. See the Edit Items section for details.

- Edit Batteries :: Clicking will allow the user to add, edit & delete battery types. See the Edit Items section for details.

- Edit Atomisers :: Clicking will allow the user to add, edit & delete atomisers. See the Edit Items section for details.

- Settings :: Click here to change the units between Imperial and Metric. You can also see the status of the Google Play license and app version.

- Help :: This will re-display the brief help screens shown once after installation.

 

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Wire Type & Diameter Selection Dropdowns

This is where you make your selection of which type of wire the build will use and also the inner diameter of the coil you will wrap.

All of the active wire types are shown in the dropdown on the left and all of the active diameters on the right.

You can edit the details of each wire or diameter as detailed in the Edit Items section. This also describes how you can prevent items from displaying in this list by making them inactive rather than deleting them to make the list more manageable.

Please Note: Only wire types and diameters of the currently set units are shown. If you have your units set to metric you will not see imperial sized wires or diameters.

 

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Single, Dual, Triple or Quad Coils

Here you can select how many individual coils will be in your build. By clicking on the round minus button you can reduce the number of coils down to 1 and by clicking the round plus button you can increase the number of coils up to a maximum of 4.

The number of wraps required to meet the target build resistance will be recalculated as you change the number of coils, showing you how many wraps each coil should have to meet that overall build resistance.

Please Note: The target resistance in Ohms is the target for the build, not each coil, therefore the ohms, amps and watts shown in the app is for the complete build, not the individual coils so no division or multiplication needs to be done. (Well, unless you want to know the power of each coil, then divide the stated Amps/Watts by the number of coils to get the individual coil Amps/Watts)

 

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Target Resistance, Combined Leg Length & Calculated Number of Wraps

In this area you can set your build target resistance, in Ohms, and the combined leg length of the coil(s).

You should enter the combined leg length of the coil(s) on the right hand side. This is the length of wire between each terminal and the beginning of the coil's diameter. For example if you have 3mm of wire between the positive post of your atomiser and the coil and 5mm between the negative post and coil then you should set your leg length here to 8mm.

Setting the leg length incorrectly will result in an inaccurate calculation of wrap count and can be critical on certain builds.

To set the Ohm target click on the currently set Ohms and a pop-up dialogue will appear as shown on the right. By spinning each number you can set the Ohms down to a resolution of 0.01 Ohms. The maximum resistance that can be set is 3.99 Ohms and the minimum is 0.01 Ohms.

Once you click "Set" you will be returned to the main screen and in the centre of this section you will see that the Wraps has been calculated and the coil graphic updated to show the number of wraps needed. (Per Coil if you have more than one coil in your build.)

At the same time the build Amps and Watts for the set Voltage will be updated, as well as the battery graphic and, if present, the lookup table.

It is extremely important that you now set the battery that you will use, to allow the tool to give you information on safety.

 

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Battery Selection Dropdown

Clicking on this selector will present a dropdown of all the active batteries. You can scroll through the list and click on a battery to apply it to the build.

This is an important step as the warnings given by the app depend on the correct battery being selected.

Once a battery is selected you can see any warnings. Read more about these in the Power Section and Battery Graphic section.

As with Wire Types and Diameters the list of batteries can be edited. Please see the Edit Items section for more details.

 

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Amps & Watts produced by given Resistance and Voltage. Volt Slider

The value next to the A symbol is the current that the build draws in Amps. Next to that is the power consumed by the build in Watts. And underneath shows the value in Volts being applied to the build.

The background colour of the Amps and Watts will vary depending on the safety level of this power on the selected battery. The image to the right shows the three states this background can be in.

Green: Considered Safe. The current draw is less than 80% of the maximum continuous discharge rate of the selected battery.

Yellow: Considered Borderline. The current draw is 80% or more than the maximum continuous discharge rate of the selected battery but does not exceed it.

Red: Considered Dangerous. The current draw is equal to or more than the maximum continuous discharge rate of the selected battery, which is likely to lead to the battery overheating and potential venting, fire and/or explosion. Do not use this battery with this build!

The slider at the bottom of this section allows the user to set the Volts being applied to the build. The minimum is 3.0V and the maximum is 10.0V. The power calculations are carried out real time as the Volts are adjusted as are the background warning colours.

Remember that on an unregulated device you do not have control over the Volts being applied. In this case you should always apply the maximum likely Volts to check it is safe. For a single Lithium Ion battery this can be seen in the Battery Graphic.

 

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Colour Coded Battery Graphic and Current at Standard Voltages

The battery graphic will change as the resistance of your build changes, and relates to the battery selected. The different states this graphic can be in are shown to the right.

This is to provide an indication of battery safety, particularly for unregulated devices such as mechanical mods. The three points of measurement are 3.2V (battery close to empty), 3.7V (battery at middle charge) and 4.2V (battery fully charged). Please note that this indication is meant for a single cell lithium ion battery and relies on the data the user has set in the battery details.

The state shown at the top indicates that at the maximum Voltage of the battery (4.2V) the current build will not exceed the battery's continuous discharge rate.

The second state down indicates that at 3.2V and 3.7V the build is safe, but at 4.2V it is not. Do not use this build with this battery.

The third state down indicates that while at 3.2V the build is safe at 3.7V at 4.2V it is not. Do not use this build with this battery.

The last state shows that even with an almost depleted battery providing 3.2V the build is not safe. Do not use this build with this battery.

Bottom Line: If any part of the graphic shows red, do not use this build with this battery on an unregulated device as it is likely to lead to the battery overheating and potential venting, fire and/or explosion.

 

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Small Version of Lookup Table (On Larger Screen Devices Only)

If you have a device with a larger resolution screen (>700 density pixels) a small version of the lookup table will be shown at the bottom of the main screen.

This functions the same as the full lookup table and details of its use can be found in the Quick Lookup Table section.

 

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Save Build Dialogue

If you click on the Save Build Icon in the Toolbar or select "Save Build" from the Toolbar menu item the dialogue shown to the right will be presented.

This is for saving the current configuration so that you can re-load it at a later date to duplicate the build or for information.

In the first line you can enter a name for the build to be saved as. You can enter your own name here so long as it is unique. By default this is filled out with the current date/time stamp.

The second line is a dropdown where you can click on an atomiser that the build will be saved under. Doing so allows you to filter your list of saved builds when loading a build. By default the app comes with one atomiser built in called "myAtomizer", you can add your own as detailed in the Edit Items section.

The final line provides a space for you to enter any comment you like, such as what wicking material was used, and this comment is visible while viewing your saved builds.

Then clicking "Save" will save all the details such as wire type, diameter, coil count, resistance, wraps, legs, battery and your comment entered above.

 

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Load Build Screen

If you click on the Load Build Icon in the Toolbar or select "Load Build" from the Toolbar menu item the Load Build screen will be presented, as shown on the right.

Near the top you will find a dropdown which if clicked will show a list of all the atomisers you have created. Clicking on one of these atomisers will filter the list of builds shown such that only builds saved under that atomiser will be shown. To show all builds again just select "All" from the list of atomisers. By default the app will have one atomiser called "myAtomizer", however you can add or delete your own atomisers, see the Edit Items section for details.

Underneath the atomiser dropdown will be the list of all the relevant builds you have saved. Clicking on one will bring up the pop-up shown on the left.

This pop-up shows you the details of the saved build along with options to Delete the build or to carry on and load it into the main screen.

Note: Clicking and holding on a saved build name from the list will by-pass the pop-up and load the build directly into the main screen.

 

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