CAUTION: TO AVOID INJURY AND/OR DAMAGE
Controller unit and coil both use mains electricity, which has the potential to do lethal damage to humans and other animals! If you attempt to open the case for any reason you must do so at your own risk. Unplug the unit after use to be completely sure it won’t be switched back on by accident or on purpose by a child, pet, or other beings. Secure all items to make sure hot coils or nails will not fall over and burn your items or yourself unintentionally!
More obvious don’ts:
Don’t spill any liquids on or around the controller, heater coil, nail, or power cord! Keep all included items free from all moisture and excessive humidity over 85% RH (relative humidity).
Soft power cords should never be excessively or repeatedly bent or compressed. This may damage the insulation in the cord which could cause the cord to heat up and cause a fire.
Working ambient (environmental) temperature of the controller unit is 32C-122F and up to 85%RH (relative humidity)
Do not attempt to replace coils from another brand until finding out if the wiring is compatible. The configuration for XLR pins 1-5 on the heat coil are: Pin1=AC power, Pin2=AC power, Pin3=TC+, Pin4=TC-, Pin5=Ground
Plug the power cord into the wall, and then into the e-nail controller (to avoid pulling the controller while plugging in). Make sure the cord is seated all the way into the unit to ensure power connection. If the cord is not plugged in all the way, it may tilt to one side, disconnecting the power from the wall and shutting the off.
It is a common error, but easy to fix. Hold the hard plastic end of the cord when and press firmly to seat into the power receptacle.
The heater coil will only plug in one way. There is a notch on the “top” of the heater coil plug which you can align with the button labeled “push” on the cord receptacle. You will feel and hear a small snap that lets you know the cord is fully
seated in the receptacle.
Switch the power button in back to the on position, and plug the heater coil in (or vice versa). To change the temperature, press the up or down arrows until desired number is reached. The screen will blink a few times then set itself. You will know when the temperature is set when it stops blinking.
Initial cleaning: For Ti nails, it is best to heat the nail up to around 100-300F and swab some 99% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) on the vaporization surface using a q-tip. This will remove any oil residues from the manufacturing process. There is also a process called seasoning the nail, which may also reduce some of these undesirable residues.
Ongoing cleaning: Set the controller to 1060F and wait about 5 minutes to turn back down to desired set temps, which are normally about 500F-900F depending on nail type and preference. With a standard Ti or quartz nail 710F is a pretty standard temperature, however with more massive Ti nails you may want to use more heat to prevent un-used, pooling product on the nail. For smooth, pronounced flavors (but a little more waste) a lower temperature with a carb cap is recommended. Of course, there is a sweet spot with great flavor and little waste, which is about 670F (on standard quartz dome-less 20mm).
REPLACING A BLOWN FUSE
If the controller ever draws too much amperage from the wall there is fuse in place for safety purposes. The LED display on the controller will not light up, nor will power be supplied to any other component in the unit. To get the unit working again, you will need to first correct the over-current (amperage) issue that caused the fuse to blow, then replace the fuse with a 120V AC 3A quick-blowing fuse. The fuse port (located in the center of the power receptacle in back) can be popped out with a flat tool, and the fuse can easily be replaced from there.
If using for dabbing medical concentrates such as cannabis, most prefer to use temperatures anywhere from 500F-950F. It all depends on your nail, if you are using a carb cap or not, and your preference on taste and overall experience. If using for aromatherapy, essential oils vaporize at a much lower temperature, and may range around 100F-300F. Tobacco vape juice is about the same as cannabis concentrate as far as range but slightly lower.
Bottom line is there is a wide range of applications and preferences. Start with a solid average and experiment for yourself!
Carb capper tools will help tremendously with vaporizing the same amount at a lower temperature!
Tilting the coil inward towards the center of the rig will help balance out smaller rigs or rigs that don’t have a heavy base. This greatly reduces the common tipping problem.
Besides getting moisture on the coil, the number one way to break one is to bend the wire too much too many times. The second is frequent extreme changes in temperature (hence the no moisture rule). Be aware that setting to 1080F to clean from a cold start will stress the coil more than if you start the set temperature to 700F and then bring it up about a minute later.