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All Things about the Eleaf iCare & iCare Mini

Discussion in 'APV and Mods Discussion' started by Burnie, Sep 14, 2016.

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  1. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ok, having a problem with the Solo. Seems like it is flooding all the time. Juice in the mouth, and popping and crackling. I'm using a 50/50 mix. Not sure what to try, maybe a thicker juice?
     
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  2. lil_buddy

    lil_buddy Super Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2017
    This is why I have been hesitant to buy the solo and just sits in my ft cart. That coil design is just like the Cubis. It is closed off on the bottom which allows a pool of fluid to form down there.
    Possible solution (things I did to make the cubis stop spitting at me for a while): hold upside down and vigorously shake to get that liquid out. It would help to put something absorbent down the stem to catch that fluid like some rolled up tp or qtip or pipe cleaner. You could also take off the coil and shake out the liquid.
     
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  3. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Whatever the problem was, it's working fine today. Maybe the coil had to have a little break in time?
     
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  4. lil_buddy

    lil_buddy Super Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2017
    did u use thicker fluid?
     
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  5. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    No, same 50/50 mix. I have mixed up a 70/30 mix to try, as someone in another thread suggested that maybe the small coils wasn't able to burn off the heavier vg %. I'll give that a try if the issue comes up again.
     
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  6. ChelsB

    ChelsB Vaping Master Verified Member

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    Dec 12, 2016
    California
    Has the longevity of the icare mini been discussed? Or has it not been around long enough for the battery to die?


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  7. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't think they have been around long enough for a battery to die.
     
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  8. aikanae1

    aikanae1 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2013
    az
    I use mine infrequently since it's mainly a stealth mod, or back up and it works every time, fully juiced, thrashing about in the bottom of my bag. I know some more expensive mods that wouldn't survive such mindless abuse.

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  9. mj79

    mj79 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 29, 2010
    mn
    Ok, so making another order this week and looking at the I care mini w the PCC..

    This might sound a little counter productive but....

    I just want a nice mtl vape when I'm out and about, whether it be a quick stealth vape, or something I can throw in the bike bag ...

    I mountain bike quite a bit, and the biggest trouble I have is stopping for smoke breaks, lol.. sounds bad, sounds pointless, but after a long one way ride, I just need something for that nic craving. Something about either boredom, or excitement, makes me want to smoke, yea I know. I'm weird.


    Obviously carrying smokes is the easiest thing to do, and I can't throw any big mods in the bag (small saddle bag underneath seat ) for fear of leaking/breaking. So this looked like a good potential option as the trails are definitely not smooth.

    I was thinking something where the tank was sealed and protected like a Tesla , or Tesla mini, but have a feeling it would leak or worse. So I see this tiny lil thing and was just curious how they hold up... I'll skim through the thread but it has grown quite a bit since I've seen it last.
     
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  10. ToolmanTexas

    ToolmanTexas Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 14, 2014
    T for Texas!
    I have the solo for taking abuse, so far so good, and cheap as chips so grab a few and give it a shot.
     
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  11. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I'm liking my Solo now that the coil has apparently broken in, haven't had any flooding, or juice in the mouth for several days now.
     
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  12. gerrymi

    gerrymi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 12, 2013
    The 'Burgh, PA.

    The Solo apparently uses the same coils as the Cubis (and eGo AIO)...

    The spit-back and flooding are due to the "dripping ejuice on the coils to prime" instructions that come with them...

    Spinfuel discovered a better way to prime the Cubis/AIO coils:

    Although the Manual suggests dripping a few drop of e-liquid into the coil head, while avoiding the center hole in the coil head, we suggest NOT doing that. Just fill the tank, leave the coil head dry, and do the following:

    1. Take 3 or 4 strong pulls on the drip tip to bring ejuice into the coil head
    2. Blow through the drip tip 3 or 4 times to force out any excess ejuice.
    3. Let sit 10 minutes, minimum.
    4. Vape slowly, at less wattage, until you know if the coil head will begin to gurgle or spit.
    5. Once you’re confident, proceed to find your sweet spot in wattage or temperature, and vape normally.
    Cubis Pro Atomizer Review | Spinfuel VAPE



    Have you considered trying an eGo AIO?

    QUITE small and lightweight...less than $20...anti-leaking 2ml tank...1500mAh...AFC...tank LED...


    Joyetech eGo AIO Kit (D16 D19 D22)


    ..
     
  13. stillalive

    stillalive Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2011
    USA
    This is good to know. I've been super frustrated with the flooding and popping issue. Maybe it will get better in a few days...
     
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  14. lil_buddy

    lil_buddy Super Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2017
    I would say maybe, at best, 30% of the spit-back and flooding issues are due to the "dripping ejuice on the coils to prime" instructions that come with them...

    That doesn't explain why the coil would be working well all day and then spit in the morning after 10 hours of rest or why it would start spitting after a liquid refill.
     
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  15. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    To prime, I just put about 4 or 5 drops on each end of the wick to soak in, then install the coil and let it sit for a few minutes.
     
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  16. ToolmanTexas

    ToolmanTexas Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 14, 2014
    T for Texas!
    I've had some juice flood out of coil and end up in the mouth piece. I simply dab it off with a kleenex.

    I mistreat this device so it doesn't bother me that it has minor issues. I bought it to be a cheap beater and didn't expect perfection. Not that I would complain if it didn't do this LOL. It is pretty rare so not a deal breaker for me and my purposes with this cheap lil device.
     
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  17. lil_buddy

    lil_buddy Super Member Verified Member

    Mar 9, 2017
  18. halfempty

    halfempty Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2014
    Miami, FL
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  19. Cosmic_Glaze

    Cosmic_Glaze Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2016
    If it's not gonna be your main device for the day and just be a back up or a device you use for an afternoon, I would save the money and get the org.(larger) Icare. You won't need the charger. Yes, I have mods waiting for me at home so not worried, but I have never ran out of battery life. In my case it can get through a work day, or any afternoon.
     
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  20. Cosmic_Glaze

    Cosmic_Glaze Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2016
    I have 2 icares. One seems to be the early model that does not have the white fill line. The one "with the white fill line" works a lot better. Not sure if they changed anything else. That's all I have to judge by.

    Anyone rebuild the coil different than 1.1 ohms like the org? Think it is a 15w. Not sure if it will change (mech rules)??
     
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