Just received Vamo V5 - Instructions? And question re button

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  1. meagain

    meagain Full Member

    Hi. I just got my Vamo V5 and don't have enough posts to get to the Vamo forum so here I am. Total newbie here.

    My Vamo V5 didn't come with instructions and I was wondering if anyone knew of a good site to get them from? I'd appreciate that because I'm clueless and most Youtubes review them vs. explain.

    My issue with this Vamo V5 is the main button. It makes a very clicky sound. It's ok on press down but upon release it makes an annoying clank that will drive me nuts. Can anyone with a Vamo tell me if they get the same sound/tones with press down vs. release? Seriously I could use this thing as a dog training clicker.


    (and I'm open to menthol suggestions)
  2. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    5 presses of the main button for power on.

    The main button does have a noticeable click to it, but it will break it a little.

    The left small button is Voltage/Wattage down, the right Voltage/Wattage up.

    Holding the small left button will give the current charge left on the battery, holding the small right button will display the current atomizer resistance.

    Holding both the small buttons will bring you into menu mode, left button (in menu mode) selects current menu option to adjust, right small button cycles thru menu options.
  3. ghola1was

    ghola1was Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That should keep you going.
  4. meagain

    meagain Full Member

    Thank you - I'll have to find some videos on what it all means. I still think something is wrong with mine with the button. IDK but I would think it would drive people nuts.
  5. meagain

    meagain Full Member

    I fired up the Vamo but apparently it doesn't work well with Protanks? I went up to 6 watts and still, it was 'skimpy'. Put on Kanger Evod and that was better but I'm still preferring my Smokeless Image Passthrough.

    I must be doing something wrong but not sure how to fix it. The instructions are good but only refer to buttons/settings. My problem seems that IDK what to 'do' with the settings. Right now it's in Watts mode and goes up/down in increments of .5
    I guess right now I'm wondering why I bought this but I'd like to give it a fair chance, but lost as to what to do?
  6. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    6 watts isn't high...
    What's the resistance of your coil? (hold right button down for a few seconds, and VAMO will tell you).
    I frequently vape at 8 watts.
    Turn it up from 6 'til it makes good vapor but doesn't burn.

    I do not like the way a ProTank SITS on a VAMO - at least not my old V2, where it doesn't reach the "collar" but sticks up and is only supported by the 510 threads - which already aren't quite right...
    But it's great with all my other clearos: EVOD's, T3's, and MiniProTanks.
  7. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Actually, just to clarify - don't keep going past like 9.5 or 10- that IS high, and if you haven't found your sweet spot before then, there IS a problem. But try 7. 7.5 and even 8...
    Or switch to VOLTS, and it's OK to go up into the 4's.
  8. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Have you watched any videos on youtube? Maybe it will be easier to learn while watching someone use the device. I love Phil's videos, but there are many others:

  9. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

  10. KillerStephen

    KillerStephen Full Member Verified Member

    I got a V5 today and notice the same thing with the button, its a bit loose.

    Pro tank 2 working great at like 3.3v.
  11. meagain

    meagain Full Member

    thanks guys for the links. I'll be sure to look at them tomorrow!

    My ohms with the Protank 1 are 2.5. Volts are 3.8. Watts are 5.5 to 6. I need to learn the correlation between volts/watts for sure. Do these numbers look OK-ish? KillerStephen - I wonder if a teensy rubber gasket around it might work. Super thin?

    This is all some type of Miracle to me. I actually think I can get off the cigs with this. Now I just need to find and buy some quality juice. Wish there was a top 10 list somewhere because it's quite overwhelming. :)
  12. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Your numbers are just peachy!

    The most recommended wattage, especially for new vapers, is somewhere between 5.5-6.5 watts; depending on the flavor and the device. As a rule of thumb, delicate juices prefer less power, while tobaccos and coffees taste better at warmer temp. Of course, your experience may be different.

    Anyway, start in that range and then adjust up or down until you're satisfied with the flavor and vapor production.

    There are plenty of lists--but they won't help you much. Taste is sooooooooooo subjective. Visit our juice reviews forum and read--maybe something will strike your fancy. However, order small quantities at the beginning--look for samples and/or small bottles. :)

    Experiment and have fun!

    Good luck!
  13. lvm111

    lvm111 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Be very careful about screwing your tanks on to the Vamo. Do Not Overtighten! Just till it snugs up, and then stop. Vamos have a reputation for having weak 510 threads. I've been careful with mine and haven't had a problem.

    I'm of the opinion that it's never necessary or desirable to over tighten tanks, cartos, clearamizers, atomizer, etc. (the juice holder attachment) onto any device. You obviously don't want it loose, but neither do you want it too tight. Not only can you damage the threads, but you can also damage the "pin" in the device that transfers the electricity to the juice holder attachment.

    Also, once a day or so, remove your juice device and see if there is any e-liquid on the "pin" of your Vamo. If there is, clean it off with a tissue. Otherwise, it may eventually interfere with the electricity transfer.

    best regards, larry mac
  14. KillerStephen

    KillerStephen Full Member Verified Member

    I have great results using similar settings. Same with the MVP2. I like the form factor of the Vamo a bit more in comparison though.

    As for voltage/wattage/ohms relation there's write ups and videos out there that could explain it way better than me typing it up here. It's pretty simple though. I imagine by the time you really need, or want know more about those things, you will have figured it out already. With or without actually researching it.

    What kind of juice are you after? Fruity? Tobacco? I like a few fruity ones. Blu Spot from Pink Spot. It's like a blueberry, pineapple, lime. Blue Water Punch from Volcano, similar but less or no lime. Not really sure. Night crawler from Sin City Vapor, it's supposed to be sour worms, but more like bubblicious or whatever it was called. Really good though. If you can find a shop nearby I'm sure you'll find something you like, and you can sample them all there. There's a million great flavors out there, in store, or online.

    As for the button, I've considered something like that with a gasket or something, I'm just not sure how I would get in there to do anything to it...
  15. Train2

    Train2 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Just to be clear (lots of folks get confused over this): you are setting EITHER the watts or the volts. You don't set both - only one is happening. And if you like the vape at 3.8 volts with a 2.5 ohm coil, that's roughly equivalent to 5.8 Watts, so you numbers make sense.

    What Variable Watts does for you is, if you screw on a top that happens to have a 1.8 ohm coil, if you're set for 6 watts, it will automatically put out 3.3 volts or so, to get you about the same vape you had with the 2.4 ohm coil before. With variable VOLTS, you'd have to do math, or just turn it down yourself until happy. It's just a different way to adjust. Pick either one, and enjoy!

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