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    I mainly run 2x 18350s (IMR E-fest or Ultrafire) stacked in my V2. Much better performance than a single battery (18650 or 18350) with a AGA-T (2.6-3.0 ohm). Never had a problem, daily use for 1yr.
    You'd be much better off asking Vamo questions in the Vamo sub-section in the APV part of the forum.

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    Stacking batteries is potentially dangerous in a regulated mod as well. There's no way the safeties can protect you if the batteries start to discharge unevenly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenD View Post
    Stacking batteries is potentially dangerous in a regulated mod as well. There's no way the safeties can protect you if the batteries start to discharge unevenly.

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    Spot on. It is for this reason most sites selling batteries tell you "DO NOT STACK BATTERIES"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Balders View Post
    I mainly run 2x 18350s (IMR E-fest or Ultrafire) stacked in my V2. Much better performance than a single battery (18650 or 18350) with a AGA-T (2.6-3.0 ohm). Never had a problem, daily use for 1yr.
    You'd be much better off asking Vamo questions in the Vamo sub-section in the APV part of the forum.
    It was more that i was thinking shops shouldnt really be selling mods with the idea of stacking batteries. I know many people do, and dont experience problems but it is more risky than running your device on a single battery and not something i personally would feel comfortable doing and certainly wouldnt recommend it to someone new to vaping.

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    The vamo is designed to run stacked batteries though. 6.4V is the shutdown voltage when stacking, 3.2V when running a single cell.

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    Hi there sorry for the noob question, but im upgrading from my evods to an apv, and the vamo v5 has some great reviews, also am very surprised at the low price. Is the vamo a good option for a first apv ie is the build quality and reliability decent on this model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'nTripps View Post
    Hi there sorry for the noob question, but im upgrading from my evods to an apv, and the vamo v5 has some great reviews, also am very surprised at the low price. Is the vamo a good option for a first apv ie is the build quality and reliability decent on this model?
    Next month my Vamo is one year old, I use it every day, all day (Although I have now treated myself to a Svoemesto that I use in the evenings)

    I have had so much use from the Vamo that I have worn away the chrome on the button and some of the casing, the contacts are now getting a bit slack on the button but it is still going strong and even if it packs up today, I can say that I have had very good value for the 40 that it cost (45 now I believe) that works out at 75 pence per week to date, but it is still going.

    Compare this to the Svoemesto that I have just bought and I will have to run it for four years to get the same value, here's hoping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balders View Post
    The vamo is designed to run stacked batteries though. 6.4V is the shutdown voltage when stacking, 3.2V when running a single cell.
    So long as that fail safe works, then it should be ok, but if it does not, taking into consideration that the Vamo is a budget mod, then you have a handheld firework!

    I see no reason to stack batteries in the Vamo because they come with different size tubes for large and small batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidator View Post
    Next month my Vamo is one year old, I use it every day, all day (Although I have now treated myself to a Svoemesto that I use in the evenings)

    I have had so much use from the Vamo that I have worn away the chrome on the button and some of the casing, the contacts are now getting a bit slack on the button but it is still going strong and even if it packs up today, I can say that I have had very good value for the 40 that it cost (45 now I believe) that works out at 75 pence per week to date, but it is still going.

    Compare this to the Svoemesto that I have just bought and I will have to run it for four years to get the same value, here's hoping!
    Cheers for the info. I sort of assumed an avp would be very expensive, but it sounds like the 45 vamo is pretty much ideal for my purposes. Can you reccomend a good UK based supplier? I'm after a kit really for convenience, and one thing I'm not sure of: are the batteries rechargeable, or disposable? Also, does it come with it's own proprietary tank, or will I need to find one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap'nTripps View Post
    Cheers for the info. I sort of assumed an avp would be very expensive, but it sounds like the 45 vamo is pretty much ideal for my purposes. Can you reccomend a good UK based supplier? I'm after a kit really for convenience, and one thing I'm not sure of: are the batteries rechargeable, or disposable? Also, does it come with it's own proprietary tank, or will I need to find one?
    I use Ego VV/VW VAMO : Vape Escape for a lot of my vape supplies and never had any problems. I've no idea if they are the cheapest for a VAMO though and there are plenty of other decent vendors out there that stock them. For batteries ONLY use rechargeable - there have been reports of people using disposables in mods and it doesnt end well.

    Bearing this in mind you will need at least a couple of batteries and a charger and i would recommend AW IMR or Efest batteries. In 18650 size (the larger size in the VAMO) they are around 11 each and a charger will set you back between 15 - 40 depending on what you go for. I got the XTAR VP1 because i had heard lots of good reports about them, they have 3 different charging rates (i use the slowest though as this increases battery life) & they also display the charge in the battery as soon as you slip it into the bay.

    You will need to buy a tank for your VAMO, although you may find some places that sell them with something as a kit. There is a vast choice of tanks out there but as long as they are 510 or ego threaded they will be compatible with the VAMO.

    Final thing - i dont own a VAMO, but from everything i hear they are great value. I bought a provari, which was about 200. I love it and it works fantastically, but as a backup i would be happy with a VAMO (I'm probably going to get an MVP2 though because you dont need to carry a battery charger around with you if you are away on trips, etc).
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