What’s the difference between a simple analog e-nail and a standard digital e-nail? The main difference in features is that a standard e-nail has an LED screen that shows temperature read out. On the other hand, an analog e-nail has a simple dimmer switch that “dims” the power source so that there is less or more heat going to your e-nail heating coil. It’s the same simple electronics that your house uses to dim the lights, so you know it’s a tried and true solution.
If you already have a temperature gun (or infrared thermometer) and don’t demand an extremely tight temperature range, you can totally get away with this basic dimmer switch e-nail. In fact, if you are handy with electric work you may save yourself a few bucks and hack one up yourself! If that is the case, I trust you know how to make this happen– since it’s a very easy circuit to complete.
Which nail do I need? Read here to find out which heating coil works best with which dab nail. Also, the blog has some more general info. on e-nail controllers if you are a beginner and need help.
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