Coil Re-Wiring and Un-Fuckery Services
Coil Re-Wiring and Un-Fuckery Service:
- Send in your heat coil or wire custom from new to match your setup
- Or I can make a 5′ long “extension adapter cable” which has the two different ends you need. This also gives you more freedom to move the rig (by request, ask for pricing)
- Or I can create a junction box which allows you to plug in any standard XLR plug and then manually re-wire inside the adapter box using screwdriver-tightened terminals!
- Longer cable lengths are available upon special order
- (contact for more info.)
Have a controller or coilthat needs to have the wiring configuration switched for a new setup?
No problem! E-nail coil wiring can easily be changed for your new #dabgear! First you must find out what wiring configuration your new e-nail needs to use by asking the e-nail company that you purchased from, or doing online research. Just ask the seller “what is the e-nail pin configuration 1-5 on the XLR plug?” This step is all you; but it’s easy and most companies should be happy to inform you on this. If not, we may be able to deduce the wiring visually going by wire gauge (thickness) and/or wire color to find out which wire is which. Please contact for help.
Get some room to move around your dabspace…
If you need more length on that coil cord you came to the right place! Especially because if you also have a mismatched e-nail controller and heater coil, you can now create a custom extension cable that adapts your e-nail to your new heat coil. The e-nail extension cable can now double as an adapter to remedy your mismatch dilemmas.
First, are you handy with soldering?
Are you experienced in working with electronics? Do you have a soldering iron? At your own risk you may be able to hack your own coil together. Check out the RCCtools reply at the bottom of this handy little post at Reddit
The Infamous Mis-Match Issue
The heat coils are all made with basically the same components and therefore all have five wires. The thing is sometimes these wires are re-arranged differently on the heater coil plug connector. For example PIN4 on one coil may go to the temperature sensor but on the other coil PIN4 is the energy to heat the coil. If you plug one of them into a controller meant for the other type it will not work and probably even over-heat, which could be danergous obviously! To find which heating coil will work with your controller, all that you need to know is the 5-PIN configuration on the controller’s plug and on the plug of the heating coil. If they are the same configuration they will work as long as it’s meant to run 120V AC power to the heating element (which 99% are). An example of a heating coil configuration that is most standard is: [PIN1=AC, PIN2=AC, PIN3=TC+, PIN4=TC-, PIN5=Ground]
Coil Re-Wiring Service Information
Due to this mis-match issue, some may need a heat coil re-wiring service. If the coil is used without re-wirng a new heat coil may cause problems with a new controller and cause malfunctions to occur. If you are looking for more information on how to find which wiring configuration matches your e-nail controller or coil plug, check out this quick guide for the long version, or keep reading for the summary.
To find this simply search the product page where you purchased your gear or contact the seller and ask “Can you please tell me what is the 1-5 PIN configuration of the XLR plug?” They should be happy to tell you in order to keep your product functioning well and also for safety’s sake to avoid possible dangerous mis-configurations. After you find this out simply copy/paste it over along with the configuration for your heat coil (if not from here) and your custom e-nail extension will be completed in less than a week!