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    What are they? And why are they better than regular e-cigs? Do you just plug the cartomizer into a box with liquid? How is that better?

    Sorry for the complete newb question!
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    Mod = modified e-cigarette.

    Same purpose as an e-cigarette with better juice delivery and/or battery life. The "looks like a cigarette" pre-req has to be abandoned to make a decent mod, but we get over that pretty quickly. There are many great mods out there. I love mine.

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    Thanks a lot!

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    Mods make it more interesting
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    There are true 3.7v devices like puresmoker's icon and prodigy v3.1 (this one is also 6v with different batteries).

    Then you have variable voltage mods like the darwin, provari, joker, vv saber touch, little sister, big brother, big daddy, infinity, and buzz. This gives you the ability to adjust the voltage to the type of atty or cartomizer that you are using. Once you vv, you won't want to go back. It makes your juice so much batter.

    Mods are better in my opinion.
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    Ah, so mods are like dripping into the battery end of an atomizer/cartomizer every time you draw and you can have better or variable voltage/resistance.

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    That's actually an interesting question. At what point, does something become a mod?

    I'll take a stab at it. A mod has one or more of the following:

    Higer Voltage (HV)
    Variable Voltage (VV)
    Generic batteries
    A juice feeding system that is not a cart, carto, manual dripping or tank.
    A unique atomizer

    The thing is there are still tank feeding systems that are still mods and there are unique cartos like the go-go that in general aren't considered mods. So, this isn't a perfect definition.

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    A simple way of defining an APV (mod) is that it is just a battery holder.

    There are two big advantages to this:

    1. They take generic batteries - so you can get them from multiple sources online, not just from the OEM.

    2. The batteries are larger, so you get a longer working time, plus the hit is often better because the tiny batteries in cigarette-clone e-cigs cannot possibly provide enough current without a large voltage drop. Essentially, the job is too much for those tiny batteries.

    So you can see there are several advantages. The disadvantage - to newcomers - is that they are far too big to look like a cigarette. Experienced users mostly don't care.

    APVs can also have other widgets added such as variable voltage, digital readouts, and so on.

    Please note that APVs use lithium ion rechargeable batteries, and these batteries must be treated with far more care and respect than ordinary main street rechargeables. In some circumstances they can be dangerous (with incorrect use or mistreatment). Because of this you must not only exercise due diligence but be very careful with them - these batteries should be treated in the same way as a gas cylinder for your barbecue: not to be abused.

    • Only use the batteries that come with the APV.
    • Only buy batteries from the original vendor or from a source that you are ABSOLUTELY SURE supplies the EXACT batteries for your APV.
    • Only use the charger that came with the APV.
    • Don't take shortcuts or try to cut costs with these batteries - some people have paid a high price for saving $5.


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    Rechargeable Batteries
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    There are mods which are just changes people make to existing parts like cartridge mods by putting in different stuffing

    And there are mods which are unusual ecigs that are often powered by generic batteries which are removable and replaceable. Many mods are handmade out of tubes (like flashlight bodies and other tubes) or boxes, batteries, switch and a purchased atomizer socket and atomizer.

    This forum has instructions for making a number of mods
    MadVapes e-Cig 'How To' Tutorials • Index page

    There is one other category that may be considered mods and those are unusual shape ecigs like screwdriver, chuck, various commercial box-shaped ecigs, etc.
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    Here's a good thread about mods. Lots of members post about their mod and what they like about it.

    Tried to "Ask the Veterans"

    Here's a mod database

    Best e-Cig Mod List | e-Cig Mods Database
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