Got a kick starter kit from nhaler 13 days ago(i got lucky) and have been loving every minute of it...until yesterday. Props to nhaler for super fast shipping. Love how they packed it all up in a nice blue nhaler eyeglass cleaner bag. Every now and then it wouldnt fire so I would just tap the bottom of my Silver bullet(my only mod) on my palm and back to vaping. It was barely making a connection on the ground spring because the plastic wrap was holding the spring back so I had to cut the wrap a little on the top side of the spring to free it and gently pull the spring out a lil bit. No big deal, only does it maybe once in a while now.
I have the sleeve and have only used the 18500s that came with the kit a few times. 90% of the time its been ran with AW18650 2000mah batts @8-8.5w on a single coil 1.7ohm resurrector in a tank. The main reason I bought it was because I was sick of the "battery is almost dead" vape toward the end of the battery life. With my SB kicked I would get about 7hrs out of my 18650 and then it would pulse fire(meaning dead batt).
Well yesterday after refilling a tank, first vape I noticed the carto wasnt doing its normal rice crispy talk to me snap, crackle, and pop action. Didnt think much of it, thought maybe the coil was just a little too wet. Today I took off to work and all day have been getting that "battery is dying" vape. So I got home from work a few hours ago, time to investigate. Have been going on the same batt all day(12-14hrs) I never really take the kick out because it stays in the sleeve as I change batts. I pulled it out and noticed a bulge that wasnt there before on the side of the black part on the bottom chip(near the B+ plate). The only thing I come up with is a blown capacitor. I threw a freshly charged batt in and bam now its vaping like normal now, swapped back and forth between my 2 batteries a few times and then w/ out the kick and am convinced that a cap failed. I dont have an inline meter yet but am ordering one tonight, kick failure helps me justify spending more money on vape hardware with the wife
So for now Im just gonna run kickless until I can get ahold of nhaler. Really wish I had a darn meter to verify. Was hoping to get a lil feedback on here to see if Im the only one. Should I wait to contact them to verify the voltage? Im sure Id be on a waiting list anyways since they are out of stock
Heres a few pics, sorry for the poor quality, my POS galaxy phone doesnt have a flash on the camera so I had to use a flashlight with it.
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