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    Quote Originally Posted by retrox View Post
    I still use my Nitecore at work because I know I'm going to be around the whole time my batts are charging, but I love the VP1 I use at home. Being able to charge those monster 2900mAh Panny PD's at 1A is awesome, and the charger only generates a slight bit of warmth during the process. Those things take forever to top off on my Nitecore when they're below 3.7v, and the unit heats up a little more than I would like.

    The i4 is still a solid choice, mine has yet to let me down.
    Gotcha. I'll for sure look into upgrading when I can.

    Question on the yarn though, before using it as a wick, do you need to boil it or prep it in some way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude View Post
    I commend your concern for safety. RBA's demand more from our batteries than the standard run of the mill juice attachments, so high quality IMR or hybrid batteries are a must. The Panasonic PD's are a high quality hybrid battery and should be a good fit for you. The Nitecore i4 is an excellent charger which is also my primary charger.

    The below blog on RBAs has detailed instruction on how to use a digital multimeter, resources of battery & mod safety, and links to videos on how to make wicks and coils.

    I've made a battery guide for mod users: Battery Basics for Mods: IMR or Protected?

    I've also made a blog guide for first time RBA users: Advice & Tips for New RBA Users
    IMHO this information Baditude is passing on should be required reading to let "vapers" realize that their may be inherent dangers that you could be exposed to. The % of us who start with an Ego and never progress has got to be minimal.
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    Lately it occurs to me, what a long strange trip it's been

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    You did get the protection chip for the mod or get a Kick.Get the multimeter you can't check ohms without it unless you have a VV-VW device that can check it.I don't know how other people think about this but I just bought a Charging bag for batteries last night.It's a $7 safety item but it could save your ....

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    mack: My guess would be that those who go for the simpler approach probably don't need these forums anyhow, or at least not as much.

    Quote Originally Posted by Krizzell View Post
    You did get the protection chip for the mod or get a Kick.Get the multimeter you can't check ohms without it unless you have a VV-VW device that can check it.I don't know how other people think about this but I just bought a Charging bag for batteries last night.It's a $7 safety item but it could save your ....
    I haven't gotten the chip yet, but it's next on the list. I do have a multimeter now, though.

    I actually didn't know about charging bags, but thank you, I'll consider getting one.

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    My first mod came on Sat. works great had to figure out the kick (had to use a smaller battery ) makes it a VW device. Going to now make a low ohm coil and see .

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    Awesome, hope you enjoy it. What mod did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuidaore View Post
    Gotcha. I'll for sure look into upgrading when I can.

    Question on the yarn though, before using it as a wick, do you need to boil it or prep it in some way?
    I boil it twice for 10 minutes each cycle to get rid of any possible contaminants and to fluff it up. Some people don't boil, especially if the cotton they use is labeled sterile for medical use. Some people prefer cotton gauze, rolled cotton, or even cotton batting. I like the yarn mainly because it's already in the shape I want it.

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    Like you, I'm fairly new to the world of mechanicals and RBA/RDAs. There is so much useful information and so many helpful people on this forum. Never be afraid to ask. There are tons of people here who will help you (like they've helped me) in making informed decisions in your vaping career.

    Happy vapes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by retrox View Post
    I boil it twice for 10 minutes each cycle to get rid of any possible contaminants and to fluff it up. Some people don't boil, especially if the cotton they use is labeled sterile for medical use. Some people prefer cotton gauze, rolled cotton, or even cotton batting. I like the yarn mainly because it's already in the shape I want it.
    I had seen some threads talking about using different types of cotton, but I also appreciate that the yarn could be easier to use. Looks like it's also sold on the Peaches & Creme site for a little cheaper, if I remember correctly.

    I've also seen mention of using cotton balls, which would definitely also be good value. Either way I don't think I'm quite ready for it yet but I appreciate your input!

    Quote Originally Posted by awolfheart View Post
    Like you, I'm fairly new to the world of mechanicals and RBA/RDAs. There is so much useful information and so many helpful people on this forum. Never be afraid to ask. There are tons of people here who will help you (like they've helped me) in making informed decisions in your vaping career.

    Happy vapes!
    Thanks! I generally do ask a lot of questions, haha. Mostly I felt that, when reading around, most people who were using mods and rebuildables already had experience with this kind of thing, and here I am just excited to own my first multimeter. I feel better about it now though, I'll just keep reading and watching videos until I get it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuidaore View Post
    Awesome, hope you enjoy it. What mod did you get?
    Sigelei 8W.

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