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From time to time, vape shop owners ask me if they can embed the Steam Engine calculators on their site. I have usually declined, but I do see a demand for some kind of integration. Here is what I have come up with:
You can now add the URL to your site, an image, and a site name in the querystring when you link to Steam Engine.
Your logo will appear on the top of the page, and when the user clicks your logo they will be sent back to your site.
The querystring parameters are as follow:
btUrl: The URL of your site.
btImg: The URL to an image of your choosing.
btNm: The name of your site.
The image and the name are optional, but I recommend you use them.
Click on the link to be sent to the juice calculator. When you click on the example image on top of the juice calculator, it will send you back to this page.
Xtar PB2S 2 cell Li-ion quick charger
Full disclosure: I received this Xtar PB2S charger free of charge (ba-dum-tsss) for the purpose of reviewing it. Other than the free charger, I am not getting paid for this.(more…)
Q&A: How to use heat flux for clapton coils
How to use the heat flux in the Wire Wizard to find the optimal watts for a clapton coil?
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 whether these values are accurate or if they make for a good vaping experience. If you have any comments, feedback or suggestions regarding the values I found, please leave a comment.
By the way, did you know that Rolex uses 904L for some of their watch housings? I sure didn’t, until I tried to find a suitable image for this post. As you can see, I took the easy way out and went straight for the Rolex.
TFR bug in the Wire Wizard (fixed)
When combining different materials in parallel, the Wire Wizard sometimes failed to fetch the temperature data for the materials of the individual strands correctly, resulting in an inaccurate TCR/TFR output. (more…)
Q&A: What is leg length?
Regarding the Coil Wrapping calculator:
How is Leg Length measured? it says “total per coil,” does this mean the sum of both legs on either end of a coil? where does the ‘leg’ start?
Q&A: Mesh coils
What should I do if I am using mesh coils since there is no mesh option?
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.
You may or may not have noticed that the Steam Engine calculators are now loading a little bit faster than before. (more…)