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  1. Baditude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by PTJH
    Can I get batteries that will last significantly longer than VTC5s? I'm not bothered about sub ohming and tend to build at 1.0 - 1.3 ohms at the moment. I'm kind of tempted by orbtronic or panasonics with mah ratings of 3400 or 3600mah. Is there any reason I shouldn't get these for mech mods / DNA 30 mods?
    The manufacturer of the Evolv DNA chipset recommends using a battery with at least 12 amps continuous discharge rate. This means using a high drain IMR 18650 battery with OVER 10 amps continuous discharge rate (see above list).

    The batteries which typically have more than 3200mAh capacity are ICR Li-ion batteries which are not high drain and have extremely low amp ratings. These batteries are best used with flashlights. It's important to note that ICR batteries are not safe chemistry and can vent flames or possibly explode should they dead short in a mod. I consider ICR Li-ion batteries to be of obsolete use for mods.

    The new Panasonic NCR18650BD battery is an IMR/hybrid with 3200mAh and still has 10 amps continuous discharge rate. A typical regulated mod (non-DNA) should have 10 amps for the PWM circuitry to function optimally. This battery is a good choice for both a regulated mod or a mechanical mod for general purpose applications.

    The Panasonic NCR18650A and B batteries (3100 and 3400 mAh respectively) are IMR/hybrids but are not high drain batteries and only have 6.8 amps continuous discharge rate. Their chemistry is highly weighted to the ICR side of the fence. These batteries are adequate only for factory-made coils (1.5 - 3.0 ohm). These two batteries were designed for flashlight use.
    Updated 07-18-2014 at 02:10 AM by Baditude
  2. PTJH's Avatar
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    Great guide thanks. I'm using VTC5s at the moment. Can I get batteries that will last significantly longer than VTC5s? I'm not bothered about sub ohming and tend to build at 1.0 - 1.3 ohms at the moment. I'm kind of tempted by orbtronic or panasonics with mah ratings of 3400 or 3600mah. Is there any reason I shouldn't get these for mech mods / DNA 30 mods?
    Updated 07-17-2014 at 11:21 PM by PTJH
  3. resqx's Avatar
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    ty for some more good advice...think i got it now.
  4. TourCatt's Avatar
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    I agree....the morning is hard.....I think for me it's a mental thing; something that was routine that I never thought about. Now that I am trying to quit, I am noticing how much of a routine it was. It was sorta like, If This Then That! Lol.......
  5. DejayRezme's Avatar
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    Another suggestion: I have bought a scale for DIY mixing, and it would be nice to offer "mg" as a (volume) unit, that takes the density of VG (1.261 g/cm³) and PG (1.036 g/cm³) into account. Mixing with a digital scale is theoretically easier because you don't need syringes and clean them afterwards etc.
    Adding aroma percentages and save/load of different profiles would be even better of course. I know a lot could be added but your calculator already looks really nice so I hope you don't mind me pushing you


    I still think the vaping community needs a central "database" and wiki like wowhead.com that accumulates all wisdom about vaping, and offers ratings and a database of coil builds, juice recipes, atomizers etc. Ideally such a wiki / database should be creative commons so it can be mirrored and the source code be open. That way people would be more open to use and add to the content on the website.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dampmaskin
    If it is possible to implement addons on ECF, and if so do you have a link to the docs? I wonder if the ECF webmaster(s) would be interested in implementing a custom link parser.

    I have done a few feeble attempts at drawing a coil in 2D via CSS/javascript, but I'm still testing out options. I am trying to keep browser compatibility in mind, and to keep it simple.
    Of course 3D rendering could be optional, but WebGL is going to be standard and is supported by Internet Explorer 11 finally. I found a potentially better alternative to OpenJSCad called CoffeeSCad. It has a less verbose syntax (although a more verbose library lol). I still plan to look into that but you could theoretically integrate the library, write a class for different coils and pass a few parameters and it does all the rest.

    About the link parsing I have no idea. Again wowhead is a good example that introduced "tool tips" for items found in the game that a lot of websites used. So if you want to share information about an item, you could write a short link and the web page displayed the right name and on hover showed it's properties. That's what I was thinking.


    Cheers,
    Dejay
    Updated 07-17-2014 at 12:42 PM by DejayRezme
  6. egbertfitzwilly's Avatar
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    You have to remember its a process not a goal, now that being said I will share my experience. You can reduce your analog use with e-cigs but you cannot completely eliminate them and have them about. No more than a junkie or an alcoholic could keep their drugs of choice tucked safely into a closet. For exactly the same reason.

    Is an occasional cigarette harmful? Who can say and the science certainly won't tell you. I'm a long term smoker who went through this transition. I have captured that experience and a process, take a look at the thread "How to switch to e-cigs for long term smokers" in the new members forum.
  7. Stratoblaster's Avatar
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    The majority of long term use reviews of the SVD aren't positive. Misfire issues. Auto shutdown issues. It's not built for longevity.

    Ya. My initial impression of the SVD was good. It looks nice, feels solid, vapes great...for a little while. There are some that have made the long haul. But not as many that haven't.

    Most reviews you find are of new users. However, most of those from long term use aren't great. Here's one.....

    At just two weeks, mine started to fail with constant misfires. I have ego batteries that have lasted over eight months without a single misfire. I don't get it. After one month, constant misfire and auto shutdown all the time.

    SVD is a good looking cheap toy.
  8. Irish Lass's Avatar
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    According to Carl Phillips (tobacco harm reduction advocate) most e-liquids and cartomizers MUST (and, he believes, should) be classified as tobacco products in the US, because the way the law stands anything containing nicotine must be so-classified.
    He believes that it doesn't matter how they are classified, since regulators are free to regulate anything in any way - and so, if they want to regulate e-cigs, they will do so however they are classified.
    I have to say that, whilst I can see what he is getting at, I don't agree with that view. If e-cigs are classified as tobacco products I believe this makes it easier for the ANTZ to whip up opinion against them and so to get them treated as harshly as tobacco by the regulators.
    But the problem seems to lie in the legal definition of tobacco products that has been adopted in the USA.
  9. Bagazo's Avatar
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    The reason we don't want much water in our alcohol solution is because water catches tars and resins that the ethanol won't.
    Everything I have ever seen indicates that this is incorrect and that tars and resins are insoluble in water.

    It might help with other plant matter but as Lastlokean posted earlier, the cold actually helps with precipitation and it could be that the alcohol just helps in keeping the batch from freezing into a solid.
  10. JeremyR's Avatar
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    Or is there a possibility of a sticky that I can add to?

    40ft CCr is cheaper if you order online.

    Sally's is actually currently my last choice. Not that it's bad but it's like comparing 3 different nic's - they are all fine and dandy but one is a cleaner nic.

    Rayon medical balls & pharmecuitical coil (from meletonin bottle) are my first and second choice; followed by Sally's CCr.

    If your a real stickler; Both choices above are more neutral than Sally's - as a fiber taste test proves. Also Sally's unsealed bag in a beauty shop could add to a slight off taste in the beginning if it picked up any funny scents. (Rinsing or lightly boiling can remove that)

    I put this out there not to dis CCr , its a great value. But to help incase someone trying it the first time has a problem.
  11. Little Girl's Avatar
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    I think you have to write more than 15 posts to be able to edit your signature. It doesn't take long.
  12. mountaingal's Avatar
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    It takes me about 20 mins of vaping in the AM to feel I can make it through without a cig. And I quit two years + ago. I use 2.4%nic juice. Read an interesting article here about how cig companies put chocolate in cigs to keep us more addicted. Makes sense to me as I have used choc/hazelnut/tobacco blend from the beginning. Try looking for NET (naturally extracted tobacco) juices, it may help to calm the nervousness of no cigs.
  13. mountaingal's Avatar
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    Oh! The added chocolate explains why I was drawn to choc/hazelnut as my primary vape! I still use it two and half years after starting vaping. I always knew there were other chemicals in cigs to get us hooked and stay hooked, however, as all drug addicts know, "ya know it's killing you, but it feels sooo good while ya do it!". Why is vaping the ONLY way I could ever get off of cigs? I tried the gum, but still smoked at least 5 cigs a day! I would say I was going to quit.....and then hide cigs BEFORE I "quit", just in case, I needed one. Some in my car, some in my purse, in the fridge wrapped in foil. I was never really going to quit. Vaping has saved me in so many ways....health, money, and, yes, I will say it Pride! I will have to disagree on the gum not being addictive, though. My husband has been using gum for 10 years. Thank goodness, we buy the gum in bulk! His habit and my vaping still cost us a heck of a lot less than two packs a day of cigs, and much healthier. I hope to cut back on the 2.4% nic juice that I vape, but, maybe, I'll hide a bottle just in case....
  14. williamclarkonet's Avatar
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    How many posts do you have to do to get this option?
  15. DrMA's Avatar
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    I had to trim this one a bit, to make it comply within my goal of keeping these to one page or less.
  16. Dampmaskin's Avatar
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    Heat flux in relation to vaping is largely uncharted territory. The calculator can give you the numbers, but I cannot say which numbers are "better".

    The numbers may be significant, but there might be too many other variables at play, making the numbers less useful. I simply do not know yet.

    The two heat flux numbers essentially mean the same; the only reason why they are not proportional to each other as you change the parameters, is because a changing resistance changes the relationship between volts and watts. This is also why a dual coil gives different numbers than a single coil; each coil must have a higher resistance than a single coil setup to achieve the same combined resistance, thus increasing the surface area of each coil, and then, lastly, doubling the total surface area, if the coils are in parallel.

    The heat flux numbers reflect how much heat is delivered from the coils, per square millimeter of coil. A more useful number might have been "how much heat is delivered to the juice per cubic millimeter of juice", but different coils/attys have different 3D topologies, so this cannot be computed without 3D modelling the whole atty, figuring out the properties and "wetness" of the wick, and probably taking air flow into account - which I believe is impossible (or at least impractical) for the user to input, and probably far beyond my skills to program.

    That is why I calculated the heat flux per square millimeter and stopped there. I am hoping that someone would eventually use these numbers to experiment with, and maybe figure out the relationship between this number, and the vape quality - if this relationship is indeed useful or informative at all. I just don't know yet - still hoping it has some usefulness, though.
  17. priorities's Avatar
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  18. TuTu25's Avatar
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    If only we knew how easy it was 5 years ago!
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    some breakfast..............
  20. priorities's Avatar
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    oh so very tired................

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    Updated 07-09-2014 at 07:18 AM by priorities
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