Manual Passthrough/Battery Review/Information
I just wanted to start this thread because I feel it is important for people to know and understand this. Some suppliers might not like this thread, but I feel it needs to be said.
We all know the new manual 901 batteries and passthroughs are coming out. Some suppliers have received some shipments of them already and some are awaiting them. Rumor has it that orders already out all have NON sealed batteries and passthroughs. Rumor has it that the Chinese are supposed to fix this and more batches will be coming out that ARE sealed.
My personal recommendation is that I will NOT purchase NON sealed batteries or passthroughs unless I want to seal them myself with caulking or soldering them, and I do not wish to. My recommendation is to ask the supplier you intend on buying from the quesion if they are sealed or not sealed before purchasing so you can make an educated and informed decision.
You will waste a lot of money buying these because it is inevitible that juice will leak in them and the switches will indeed stick.
I have the brand new manual 901 passthrough and I LOVE the manual switch. I do not drip. I am very careful. In less than 5 days using it, my switch is stuck now and it fried my atomizer. The light just stays on, which means stuck switch. The manual switch is WAY more awesome and powerful, but without them being sealed, we are no further ahead in stuck switches and problems with these just like the automatic ones. No difference.
So anyhow, just a word of caution to anyone not understanding this. IMO it is a waste of money to invest in these things unless you plan to seal them yourself or you buy them sealed.
No problems with this one after a week. I always fill my carts from the bottom with a pipette.
Dumb question, What exactly do you mean by sealed? What part is not sealed? the button itself or do you mean at the coupling?
Guess ill find out in a couple of days anyway, i already ordered before i read this thread.... Thanks
I think I am going to seal mine, but so far I have had no issues with liquid getting into the battery and I have been using my PT for two weeks. I do turn them upside down when not in use though.
Thanks for the info, Lucky, I just came here to find out about the manual 901 because I found some on UK eBay but a little voice in my head told me I'd seen something about problems. I believe that PureSmoker are bringing out a manual passthru that will be failsafe and very well made, Simon (e-cigs.co.uk) is taking advance orders @ £20+.
I need something to tide me over until my Janty Stick gets replaced and all my 901 batteries are dying (or DOA, like 3 that arrived blinking brightly even as I unpacked them ).
scylla (struggling bravely on tobacco-free)
I have both sealed and unsealed passthroughs. I have no problem with liquid leaking into PT. I have a big problem with the sealed PT. It does not hit or wick as good as the unsealed one. There is a huge difference in draw, vapor production and throat hit (better air flow, I believe). I am on a mission to find the unsealed ones.
I have unsealed 901 batteries, and I drip, and I have not had any problem with juice leaking from my atty into my battery. BUT I do blow the extra juice out of my atty at the end of the night AND I store my 901 cart side down, so if juice drains, it will drain into the cart.
I'm brand new to this forum. Your thread caught my eye, because I have had six 901 batteries die on me since August. Two were manual. One manual battery I'm sure I killed when I tried cleaning the threads with alcohol. It never vaped or charged again.
I haven't had the problem with the 510 batteries. Am I just unlucky or is there some defect in the 901 batteries.
I've had no problems with the atomizers. Only killed one, since I switched to e cigarettes on June 25. I was a 2 pack a day smoker for 57 years, so I do vape frequently.