I have asked this in an email to TVR but have not received an answer yet.
I am considering purchasing a Joytech eGo APV because I am interested in an ego with a larger battery life and replaceable batteries.
But I do have some concerns about this product.
First on the page for the controller unit here:
Joye eGo-T 2 Upgrade APV Mod Control Unit
"Protected batteries MUST be used with our Joye APV's! We are not responsible for any injury or damage caused if unprotected or stacked batteries are used."
On the page with the full unit, here:
Joye eGo-T 2 Upgrade APV Mod Unit
"ONE APV Joye Tube, ONE Joye eGo-T Upgrade Control Unit, ONE JoyeTech SAMSUNG Un-Protected 2600mAh 18650 Battery allowing for around 2 or more days of use depending on usage!"
And lastly on the page for the battery, here:
Joyetech 2600mAh SAMSUNG Rechargeable Li-Ion 18650 Battery
Samsung Batteries MUST be used with our Joye APV's or eVic's! We are not responsible for any injury or damage caused by not following the below precautions.
Ok, My concerns.
First it is stated on the controller page that the eGo APV "Must be used with PROTECTED BATTERIES"
But then if you want to purchase the whole unit (controller, tube and battery) it is stated very clearly that it comes with an UN-PROTECTED battery.
Furthermore, on the battery page it states that the battery is UN-PROTECTED. It also states that these Samsung batteries must be used with the EVIC and APV, now I am not sure if that is meaning that these batteries can only be used in these devices or that these devices should only be used with these batteries.
With all the discussion on this forum regarding battery safety and protected and unprotected batteries it concerns me greatly that a company such as Joytech would seem to be so difficult to understand on this issue.
I know there are a few other threads on this APV on the site, but my question is specifically to TVR because I am referencing their webpage and planning to purchase the device from them.
From my first read of these pages, what I seem to get out of it is that I should purchase the controller and tube but not the battery and disregard what seems to be a statement saying that only this battery should be used and go purchase a protected battery elsewhere because TVR does not offer a protected battery. This question is furthermore complicated by the picture of the device shown NOT with the Joytech Samsung battery but with a Trustfire battery.
Just trying to get this resolved so I know what I am purchasing is as safe as possible. I would prefer to not walk around with a potential disaster in my pocket.
Thanks in advance to TVR and anyone else who can help shed more information on this question.