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My first Mech Mod & RBA

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  1. lewistein

    lewistein Full Member Verified Member

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    Couldn't be more stoked on my new SMOK Magneto & IGO-W RBA.
    I've been leery about Mech mods because I love a flashing light to tell me when battery is low on my Provari. But I really wanted to get into RBA. I was also worried about how well I could pull off doing my own coiling.
    The amazing folks at Indy E Cigs in Indianapolis gave me about 45 min of their day to teach me everything I needed to know.
    I have never vaped like this before. More vapor, more thoat hit and the most flavor I've ever gotten out of juice. Vaping on Five Pawns Gambit at 6mg and getting LOADS of T.H.
    Look at this cloud!!! Like a santa beard of vapor!
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    Probably won't use the Protank NEARLY as much except for long days away from my desk.
    Definitely looking now to get a tank RBA. Maybe a genesis. Dangerous new fascination that will definitely impact my wallet.

    I ordered some 18350 batteries so I can telescope this bad-boy down to be more covert and compact.
    Love the locking mechanism and magnet bottom button.
     
  2. Radio

    Radio Full Member Verified Member

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    Don't worry too much about the battery thing. Keep an eye on it but after a couple of days you will start to notice when it's slow to respond. That's been my indicator for awhile now. Every time I've noticed it and swapped out batteries I've been sitting at 3.6 or 3.5 volts. I couldn't imagine how poorly it would fire below 3.

    Love the setup though. My vamo got shelved pretty much after I got the magneto and igo.
     
  3. lewistein

    lewistein Full Member Verified Member

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    What battery are you using to last a couple of days? I have AW 18650's in it now and it feels like vape weakens after about half a day. I vape heavy and long pulls. And batteries are a bit old, so that factors in too.
     
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    Radio Full Member Verified Member

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    No I change my batt out twice a day lol. I was just saying you will really get a feel for it in a couple of days. I got a samsung inr1865020r and a couple of efests. I will replace the efests soon as the samsung puts em to shame.
     
  5. lewistein

    lewistein Full Member Verified Member

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    Ohhhhh that makes way more sense. Thanks! :)
     
  6. ncvapfan

    ncvapfan Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Congrats! I too was super leery about a straight mechanical but once I had it going it is really obvious when the batt gets low. Still use an MVP2 out and about but this is what I look forward too when I get home (not counting the family haha)
     
  7. lewistein

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    Follow-up. just did my first dual coil build. Was super nervous because my Provari can't measure the Ohms. Need to get a ohm checker. Any recommends?
    It's a little sloppy and not as tight as I'd like, but working solid and MAN OH MAN that is a VAPE! The vape I've been chasing!
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  8. itsrayray

    itsrayray Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    If you plan on running 350s all day long better get a bunch lol. I run .9 ohm and don't get much battery life at all. Did you get the v1 or v2?


    Btw, try out cotton, much better in taste imo.
     
  9. lewistein

    lewistein Full Member Verified Member

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    Right on. Going to play with the cotton. Do you use cotton balls, or cotton wick?
    I'm not sure if it's V1 or V2. It doesn't have the holes going through the pins which I noticed on some videos when learning how to dual-coil.
     
  10. savagemann

    savagemann Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Organic or sterile cotton balls.
    I get organic from Whole Foods, and sterile from CVS.
    You can't go wrong.
    Congrats!!!!!!!
    Next up, you need a multi meter or ohm reader and some high drain safe chemistry 18650 cells!
     
  11. Jazzi Mike

    Jazzi Mike Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You should never fire a build without knowing the resistance first, especially on a mechanical mod.
     
  12. lewistein

    lewistein Full Member Verified Member

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    got an Ohm Meter and my first dual coil build is .86 ohms. Very pleased with myself. :) vaped on it two days straight now and LOVING it.
    new 18350's came in the mail and I got the Magneto down to it's prime covert size I was wanting. loving this little beast!
     
  13. lewistein

    lewistein Full Member Verified Member

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    Sooooo, I built the same coil setup and this time it's .56 ohms. Any advice? How low is too low? I think the flavor was better around .8 ohms, but this thing billows clouds like a smoke-machine at a Motley Crüe concert!
     
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