All Notcigs PV have built in protection!!

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  1. Bovinia

    Bovinia Divine Bovine ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2010
    Central CT
    To go over what Notcigs does to protect users and customers, Notcigs has always had protection built into all products they MFG . Here is a short list

    1. Over Current protection ( this prevents the batteries from discharging to fast and causing an unsafe condition )
    2. Over temp. protection ( this prevents the controller from going into an unsafe operating area )
    3. Reverse battery protection ( so you cannot ruin your device by putting the batts in backwards )
    4. Short circuit protection ( in case your atomizer/carto shorts out the device SHUTS itself DOWN )
    5. On/Off switch , so you can disconnect the batteries from the circuit.
    6. Three evenly spaced, milled vent holes

    Recently the forum has decided to include all of Notcigs devices into a category that uses stacked or Series batteries , this includes devices that have NO PROTECTION whatsoever !! This is not the case with Notcigs devices, they protect users, the batteries, and product with the above controls.

    Information is your best friend, and none of us wants mis-information about any product a vaper chooses to use :)
  2. markfm

    markfm PIF Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 9, 2010
    Beautiful Baldwinsville (CNY)
    Overall, the notcigs PV-level safety feature set, in my opinion, is a textbook example of good PV safety design.

    Using the buck regulator, though people can decide it is "bad" to stack batteries in all cases, means that you start off by not drawing excessive current from the batteries by design; it's 180 degrees opposed to a plain mechanical stacked battery setup. If one stacks 2 3V batteries in an unprotected mod, then puts a 1.5 ohm DCC on it, they will draw 4A, quite high current. Put a 1.5 ohm DCC on a notcigs Pro series mod, and it isn't going to draw more than 2A off the batteries.

    Diverging from the high current on a plain mechanical mod, the notcigs Pro series actually limits current to a lower value than the norm for the various stock proprietary batteries (eGo family classic 650 - 750 mAh single cells), where people don't think twice about using a 1.5ohm on a 3.4 - 3.7V battery.

    The thermal protection provides backup to the base regulator. Assuming the regulator breaks in a bad manner, an open circuit will occur if the batteries are drained at a 3A rate. I think of it as being like a fuse -- hit 3A and the fuse will pop, no user action required.

    Assuming the electrons can jump past the failed diode, then the symmetric vents kick in. If one somehow drives the battery to an initial failure, the three vents provide balanced lateral thrust, net nothing bad though the user can expect a hot hand.

    If it's anything beyond a minor off gas, the delrin endcap will pop off. I know that mechanically that acts as a soft fail point, any significant pressure will allow the cap to pop. (Accidentally had that happen on a drop.) Since it's the full end cap, the hole size exceeds the 16mm - 5/8" that's on the sticky at the top level in the ECF forum.
  3. Bovinia

    Bovinia Divine Bovine ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2010
    Central CT
    Thank you for the stickie OS!

    I know people are edgy because of the recent accidents with batteries, so it is a great idea for those suppliers who do build in many layers of protection to let their customers know exactly what they do and how it helps.
  4. bobthesalesclerk

    bobthesalesclerk Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2010
    I feel perfectly safe holding my buzz and ipro up to my face and pressing the fire button. Even with all of these recent battery failures i haven't thought twice about using my notcigs PVs.

    sent from my Ice Cream Sandwiched Gtablet
  5. pnc81498

    pnc81498 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2011
    Central NJ
    Thanks for info, i have my ipro laying on my chest and i feel hmm never thought about it but safe...
  6. WyldRice

    WyldRice Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 5, 2012
    Thank You for posting this!
    I was not looking for a stacked mod, but If I Was, This would be my choice!
    Hagstrom's known as a Great seller! Hate to see him get brought into this mess.

    Keep Vapin' Safely!
  7. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    Great stuff...thanks OP!

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