looking to up grade to my first Mech Mod

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  1. johnjr

    johnjr Full Member

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    I currently using a MVP with a trident clone. I am looking to upgrade into my first mod. Any suggestion for a good price starter mod?
     
  2. Wraith504

    Wraith504 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    authentic or clone? battery size? etc.
     
  3. KiMB00P

    KiMB00P Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Clones will be the best price. I got a Stingray x clone from fasttech for like $35. No regrets.
     
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    i thinking clone for the money. I am not sure what is a good battery I want somthing good I rather spend there to be safe. I will look at the sting ray thanks
     
  5. jamikaze

    jamikaze Full Member

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    You should also look into a Nemesis clone. They're fairly cheap and people really like them. Also you'll want to grab some 18650 batteries. I would suggest Sony VCT4 or VCT5. Pretty standard.
     
  6. johnjr

    johnjr Full Member

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    Thanks will do !!!
     
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    Wheres a good place to get the batteries with a good charger ? I know FT is a pain to get batteries from?
     
  8. ughmassa

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    You want authentic batteries. Lots of rewrapped and fake batteries.
     
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    johnjr Full Member

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    Thanks for all the great info I will start my shopping I will post what I find and see if is a good deal or not.
     
  11. johnjr

    johnjr Full Member

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    What do I want the mah to be?
     
  12. djsvapour

    djsvapour Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I'd go Nemesis too.

    I have others, this just works best overall.

    (the top cap/pin adjustment is what I like the best)
     
  13. johnjr

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    What is a good mah ?
     
  14. ughmassa

    ughmassa Senior Member

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    You're going to be more worried about the amp rating with a mechanical mod. Id suggest 20 amp rating..
     
  15. readeuler

    readeuler Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    But to answer you question, more mAh - milliAmp hours - equates to more battery life; more vape time. But you do want to make sure your batteries provide at least 10 amps safely, this will allow your coils to go down to about 0.6 amps, which is pretty low. You want high-drain IMR batteries, for sure.

    ETA: higher mAh is more runtime, and you'll probably end up around 2000-3000 mAh, that can vary pretty widely.
     
  16. scratchtheweasel

    scratchtheweasel Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Can't hand these links out enough - you can't go wrong reading up on a few of Bad's blog entries:

    Inexpensive Mechanical Mod/RDA Setup

    Battery Basics for Mods: IMR or Protected ICR?

    Be careful when getting into mechanical mods. There's too many posts on the forums from folks using the wrong batteries and getting themselves into a risky situation. If you do your reading first you will likely save money and lower your risk level. Do your homework and you will have happy vapes. :)

    As for a recommendation I would offer up the k100. It's my first mech mod and it hasn't let me down. It's rock solid and works like a champ. Just make sure you know how to use it and have a correct setup with batteries properly matched to your coil's resistance.

    Oh and +1 on RTD Vapor. They are a reputable vendor for batteries.
     
  17. vapero

    vapero Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    a lot of good advice here but I'll chime in a bit.

    no one ever recommends a non 18650 bat I for one love my 18490s and 18350 the mod will be much smaller than with a 18650, you just need to know the limitations of those and what ohms do you plan on vaping.

    I would recommend getting a few in each size
    18650 sony vtc5 safe limit .2ohms
    18490 aw safe limit .45ohms
    18350 safe limit .7
     
  18. johnjr

    johnjr Full Member

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    Thanks that's good info. I usually do 1- 1.5 ohms. Makes sense to get a few different sizes.
     
  19. rhean

    rhean Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Sooo...I'll recommend a Launcher clone. It's solid as a rock, smooth threads, copper contacts. Smooth, recessed button so you don't have to worry about a locking ring or accidental firing. Telescopic, which makes it very easy to adjust. Drawback: It's not pretty.

    launcher.jpg

    Re batteries: Sony vtc 4 or 5 are good. AW makes great batteries, too.
     
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