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    Default Provari user just now diving into mechanicals!

    Hey guys, I'm a 6 month lover of my Provari. Didn't want to bother with the fancy new DNA30 mods, and want something that can deliver awesome power. I just ordered an Infinite Stingray clone in brass off ebay for 40 bucks. Very excited. Did a fair amount of research on the different clone manufacturers and Infinite seems to be the top pick. I already have a pair of AW IMR 18650's that I use in the Provari and my E-LVT.

    The question I have is, what are the pro's and cons between the Sony VTC5 batteries and the AW-IMR 18650 batteries? From what I understand, AW-IMR's get pretty dang hot when a short happens, but they don't vent. Is this a similar experience from the VTC5's?

    Also, how safe are my microcoiled SS mesh builds going to be? I do this on my Pyrex RSST, and the ohms come out 2.4 ohms. They have a lot of shorts when pulsing and occasionally short when using the Provari, to which I just get a simple error code. Once this happens, I whip out my car keys, fiddle with the coils a tiny bit and it's usually good to go. Is this a no-no when using a mechanical? I understand ohms laws and battery safety pretty well and plan on tacking many research hours to my day on battery safety etc before receiving the Stingray. My dome atomizer clone should be a blast on this thing, with quad coil capability on a genesis, I may very well go broke from all the juice I'm going through. What do you guys think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brickfollett View Post
    Hey guys, I'm a 6 month lover of my Provari. Didn't want to bother with the fancy new DNA30 mods, and want something that can deliver awesome power. I just ordered an Infinite Stingray clone in brass off ebay for 40 bucks. Very excited. Did a fair amount of research on the different clone manufacturers and Infinite seems to be the top pick. I already have a pair of AW IMR 18650's that I use in the Provari and my E-LVT.

    The question I have is, what are the pro's and cons between the Sony VTC5 batteries and the AW-IMR 18650 batteries? From what I understand, AW-IMR's get pretty dang hot when a short happens, but they don't vent. Is this a similar experience from the VTC5's?

    Also, how safe are my microcoiled SS mesh builds going to be? I do this on my Pyrex RSST, and the ohms come out 2.4 ohms. They have a lot of shorts when pulsing and occasionally short when using the Provari, to which I just get a simple error code. Once this happens, I whip out my car keys, fiddle with the coils a tiny bit and it's usually good to go. Is this a no-no when using a mechanical? I understand ohms laws and battery safety pretty well and plan on tacking many research hours to my day on battery safety etc before receiving the Stingray. My dome atomizer clone should be a blast on this thing, with quad coil capability on a genesis, I may very well go broke from all the juice I'm going through. What do you guys think?
    cant help you on the genny side of things, pure dripper here... look below and youll see why

    but as far as the batteries go, depending on which batts you have, im assuming you have the 2000 mah since you run a regulated, i believe the amp limit on those is like 10 amps iirc... which limits you to getting to about .5 ohms with your current batteries, also the amount of time that the battery stays above 3.7v is key too, you dont want to drain em too low, as you vape will suffer and so will the batt... and most people find they swap batts at 3.7... the 1600mah aw imr stay above 3.7 longer than the 2000mah... now what is the advantage of the sony vtc5s... they have the highest mah to amp limit ratio of 18650s and we are talking continuous not pulse...

    pretty much the sonys you get 30 amps, so you can get down below .2 ohms safely, and lots of mah so not much swapping batts...

    idk... i have rambled slightly... but here is a little input in regards to batteries for mechanicals...

    oh yeah btw... nice to see a provarinati venturing into the mechanical world i kid i kid... kinda...

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    I have a Silver Bullet mechanical and three Provari's.

    I use a Kayfun Lite Plus rebuildable atomizer tank and two AGA-T genesis-style rebuildable tanks. Big fan of the Kayfun as it is not position dependent and gives the best flavor using cotton wick. Not a fan of the genesis-style RBA's because of I'm not a fan of SS mesh, the position dependency (leak when not kept upright) and having to do the "genny tilt" each time I take a vape.

    Resistance wise, the Provari will fire a 1.2 ohm coil just fine, just don't go over 3.4 volts.

    With the mechanical mod, the resistance range is wide open, including resistance less than 1.0 ohm. Just don't go over the battery's amp limit. Use the Ohm's Law Calculator to determine this. List of common-recommended high drain batteries and their amp limits here: Battery Basics for Mods



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    Haha sure. although I won't be changing my profile picture in the near future, I can guarantee you that. To me, it sounds like the VTC5 is a great all around battery. I do have a Trident V2 clone which I love, but the provari has a hard time firing dual coils. Too much spool time. A single 32 gauge microcoil does nicely though. I do intend to subohm a little bit, but nothing extreme. I cant see myself dipping below .5 honestly. I have 26, 28 and 32 gauge kanthal, 100' of each, so I'm good to go there.

    Also, it sounds to me like the Stingray is not compatible with the kick. Not a big deal for me though, if I want regulation, the trusty Provari can come out and play with the Stringray. I've certainly been able to produce giant clouds with my Pyrex RSST off the Provari.

    How do you know when to change batteries on a mech? Is the difference in vape so noticeable to the point where I'll just be able to tell by the quality of the vape?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude View Post
    I have a Silver Bullet mechanical and three Provari's.

    I use a Kayfun Lite Plus rebuildable atomizer tank and two AGA-T genesis-style rebuildable tanks. Big fan of the Kayfun as it is not position dependent and gives the best flavor. Not a fan of the genesis-style RBA's because of the position dependency (leak when not kept upright) and having to do the "genny tilt" each time I take a vape.

    Resistance wise, the Provari will fire a 1.2 ohm coil just fine, just don't go over 3.4 volts.

    With the mechanical mod, the resistance range is wide open. Just don't go over the battery's amp limit. Use the Ohm's Law Calculator to determine this.
    Thanks bad, haha yep, I'm familiar with your love of the kayfun. I have a Russian 91% which I've done more builds and certainly more complex builds than I have on the Pyrex RSST. Chimney coil, dual coil, SS mesh, microcoil, non microcoil. The flavor is fantastic but the alternating leakage and dry hits almost always seem to plague me. Just something about it I can't put my finger on. None of those issues on the RSST. I can pop my top cap off and have a look-see at what the heck is going on under the hood while on the fly if something happens to go wrong.

    That said, I'm not necessarily buying the mech for genny's. They perform quite nicely on the Provari, I'll be acquiring some better drippers in the near future. My Trident V2 does the job pretty dang well. Actually, I think I'm gonna go swap the RSST for that bad boy right now =]

    Edit: Also, really have my eye on the AL-1 Genesis atomizer. Very slick looking piece. Very excited for my Dome genny clone to arrive though. Fasttech is slooow
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    Ordered a pair of Sony VTC5 batteries last night and a shiny new nitecore intellicharger (4 bay version) to accompany them. If I want to have the safest batteries, I want a better charger than my TR-001. Also, I'm building up a significant stock of batteries and am finding the 2 bay charger to be full more and more frequently
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    Excellent thread especially since i am in the same boat as you Brick. I love my Provari too but sometimes i feel like i need something more. I have a mech and RDA on order along with 3 VT5s. I've been boning up on battery safety too. Here's too hoping we don't blow ourselves up!!!

    Hope you like ur mech and dripper.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Loopy1224 View Post
    Excellent thread especially since i am in the same boat as you Brick. I love my Provari too but sometimes i feel like i need something more. I have a mech and RDA on order along with 3 VT5s. I've been boning up on battery safety too. Here's too hoping we don't blow ourselves up!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wickeddeuce View Post
    Beware, once you begin to drip, everything else begins to feel inferior...
    Not always true. I find dripping to be cumbersome & inconvenient. Also, don't drip & drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude View Post
    Not always true. I find dripping to be cumbersome & inconvenient. Also, don't drip & drive.
    true, this is not the case for everyone, however in my experience, and from what i have heard from some other vapers, for some dripping makes other things less appealing... is this a more accurate way to express?

    and yes please do not drip and drive... if you truly fall for dripping and cant get away from dripping, please get a bottom feeding mod, or a 3D to not drip and drive...
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