All Things about the Eleaf iCare & iCare Mini

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  1. gt_1955

    gt_1955 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2012
    South Australia
    If you rebuild lower (I think 1 ohm), the ICare won't fire and just flashes (meaning too low a resistance).
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  2. Cosmic_Glaze

    Cosmic_Glaze Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2016
    Ok. Just trying to figure that t out. Gotta great Menthol Ice juice that I might want to use a 1.4-1.6 coil in it.
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  3. gerrymi

    gerrymi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 12, 2013
    The 'Burgh, PA.
    PBusardo reviews:

    The Eleaf iCare Solo
    The Eleaf iCare 110
    The Eleaf iCare 140
    The Eleaf iCare 160

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  4. Mel Durham

    Mel Durham Full Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    Do you really wanna know about my experience with the IC Mini? Not good.

    While I loved its compact size and its feature of being able to recharge it in a dock and the battery rarely died, that's about the only good things about it. I gave up and went back to a vaping pen.

    1. It leaks juice! I owned not one, but two from two different suppliers. BOTH leaked juice everywhere- in my hand, on the table, in the charging dock-everywhere!
    2. The mouthpiece is used to lock/unlock the chamber to put the juice in. After awhile this plastic mouthpiece where you place over the chamber will strip down. Similar to the IC Mini is the Vapor Shark Minnow- at least it has a metal tool in the mouthpiece to open the chamber- it won't strip down. AND- it comes with 3 different types off mouth pieces. I'm going to buy the Shark Minnow and try it out mainly because I DID love the compact size of the iCare Mini. However, it doesn't appear there is a charging stand with the Minnow. No biggie really. It also looks to have a better fill line than the iCare.
    3.It is VERY hard to see where you're filling up the iCare Mini at; sure you can see the line when looking directly at the tank, but you really have to hold it up to a light to see when you're getting to that line with juice when filling it up.
    4.When the battery does die- you're toast until it is charged back above 10%. You can't even vape with it docked or plugged in if you're totally dead.
    5.Cleaning is somewhat easy- I took the chamber out, used a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol and cleaned the chamber. Make sure you clean the mouthpiece too- it can get gunked up really quickly.
    6.Atomizers. While they're relatively cheap, they burn up fast. The longest I ever had one last was 3 weeks. The shortest- 2 days! Now, I'm really good about cleaning and reusing atomizers, especially between flavor changes. A 5 pack I've found as cheap locally as 8.99. On the net, I've found a 5 pack for 5.99 but it's coming from BFE China. No thanks, I'll keep my dollars here at home as much as I can, thank you very much. Cleaning the coils- no biggie- just soak in BOILING HOT water for 15 minutes and either air dry for 24 hours or lay them in front of a heat register while you're heating the house. Blow dryers- not a good idea, not if you want to blow your coil up.
    7.On a final note, IF you purchased directly from an eLeaf supplier, you have a 90 day warranty. If you purchased off of eBay, you have 30 day buy protection plan. If you purchased elsewhere, you're left to deal with that seller, eLeaf won't honor their 90 days if you purchased anywhere else other than them.

    I've posted two pics- one of the iCare Mini, one of the Vapor Shark Minnow- the "tool" to unlock the chamber is in the center, look at the difference between the two.

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  5. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have the Solo, got rid of the 16, & the mini. Concerning getting the coil out, I have and use a 5/32" end wrench from a Craftsman ignition wrench set, it fits the top perfectly to break it loose.
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  6. Burnie

    Burnie The Bug Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 1, 2009
    Sunny Florida
    This is why I quit using mine. I won't use any device where I get juice in the mouth, I want to vape it, Not drink it. :facepalm:

    Thanks for your input @Mel Durham :)
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  7. Mel Durham

    Mel Durham Full Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    I'll let you know how the Minnow works out when I get it.
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  8. Kalifas

    Kalifas Full Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    So I'm not sure if anyone is still wondering about this device, but I got it this weekend ($15 at VaporDNA). Keep in mind I've only tried refillable cartridges with cigalikes and this was my first "device." My thoughts...

    It's a really good looking device. Well made, seems more durable than the iCare, and easier to fill. I haven't had any wicking issues, even when I tried straight VG in it. Nice hits, and good amount of vapor. Not having issues with spitback. It happened a couple times but because of the way the driptip is made, I didn't get any in my mouth. I had no issues with leaking.

    But there's definitely cons... I'm really not liking the flavor of anything in it. Honestly, the straight VG tasted better than the 3 juices I tried in it. You do have to pull a little hard to get a hit. Adjusting the airflow so it's fully open helps. What helps even more is covering part of the drip tip opening with your thumb.

    So I'd pretty much only recommend it if someone doesn't care about flavor. Gives really good clouds for such a tiny thing. Although, now I'm wondering if I could better taste my juice with it and actually don't like the flavor afterall. But it's doubtful... how can one screw up caramel? ;) Hope this is helpful.
  9. gnees

    gnees Can't use QUOTE'S Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2014
    Telford Pa.
  10. ricks

    ricks Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
    Moscow PA
    My wife has a bunch of these and they are all working great. No leaks either. If yours leaks you might have a cracked tank or you are over-filling it. They are made of glass. She dropped one and the tank cracked but I was able to fix it and it still is working great. These are almost 1 year old and are still working great too.
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  11. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    An iCare with a button.
    If it stops the "spitting" then I'm done looking.

    Just put in my order.
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