Provari to Lavatube - Backup

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  1. njgeek

    njgeek Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have a Provari Mini and have thought about getting a Provari V2 as a backup; but them being so expensive, I'm thinking about using a Lavatube as a more affordable backup.

    Does anyone have any thoughts specifically on going from the Provari to the Lavatube? Is it an equivalent tool, for the most part?
     
  2. Nomoreash

    Nomoreash Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The Lavatube would be a fine budget backup, it doesn't like lower ohms or DC due to the limiter kicking in without notice. On mine the low battery cut off didn't work, not a big deal since it'll read battery voltage and most say it does on theirs.

    For the price and keeping in mind it limits automatically without notice, it's good mod for the price.
     
  3. Mainspring

    Mainspring Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    look for version 1.5 if you can't wait for version 2 LT.

    I think the amp limit is 3.

    same internals but I think V.2 has the new body style... not sure what the Apollo SS is though... V.1 internals with V2 body? :confused:
     
  4. ChrispyCritter

    ChrispyCritter Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    It's really hard to say what's coming through the rumors but there is supposed to be a new version around the end of May I guess. That's why I'm waiting plus I would rather not pay introductory price for things..I have the money to buy a couple that I'm saving..if a great deal comes on a V1 I'll probably buy one though. I think what's coming is the chrome style body with the better screen/chip..one rumor was an even higher amp limit than the 1.5v too...
     
  5. misterkai

    misterkai Accessories Supplier ECF Veteran

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    I'm thinking of "backing up" my Lavatube with a Provari V2! :p
     
  6. QUADSHOT

    QUADSHOT Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Yeah be careful your provari may become your backup like it did for me and my LT mini is my main mod. Now I have the SS LT mini and am super happy. My provari is #3. Just my experience.
     
  7. sailorman

    sailorman Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    CrystalClearVaping says they have the new LT with the higher current limit in stock now. It's $75, so it better be higher. They're a pretty straight up vendor, so I'd tend to take their word for it.
     
  8. misterkai

    misterkai Accessories Supplier ECF Veteran

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    I wonder if the higher amp limit is the only change with that device, or if the internals have been upgraded at all (i.e. activator button quality)... Can you please post a link to it? I could only find a description and no purchase link for it below the original Lavatube on the crystalclearvaping site...
     
  9. misterkai

    misterkai Accessories Supplier ECF Veteran

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    This is actually quite surprising to me! My post was intended to be tongue-in-cheek. I could not see myself having a device like the Provari and using it as secondary to my Lavatube. Even though I do enjoy the Lavatube very much and think that it's a GREAT device for the price, I have no doubt that the Provari V2 is superior in many ways...
     
  10. maximaseefu

    maximaseefu Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    funny enough. I actually use my lavatubes more than my provari also.
     
  11. misterkai

    misterkai Accessories Supplier ECF Veteran

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    What do prefer about the Lavatube? I have a LT and enjoy it very much, but I'm tempted to invest in the Provari. I'm curious why you have both but still use the LT more.
     
  12. zen88

    zen88 Full Member Verified Member

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    lava is not a bad backup mod ...
     
  13. sailorman

    sailorman Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    I know this question wasn't directed at me, but off the top of my head, I can think of a couple reasons that an LT might get more use than a Provari.
    It's lighter and easier to carry around. It's cheaper and less disastrous if it's damaged at the beach, or at work, or on a camping trip. It gives a perfectly good vape if you're the type who sticks to SR cartos. It's less likely to be stolen from the bar. It's semi-pocketable due to its weight. It's more convenient to adjust.
    Given those things, if you're out and about a lot, or work somewhere hazardous to PVs, a LT could easily get more use.
     
  14. misterkai

    misterkai Accessories Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Many good points!
     
  15. njgeek

    njgeek Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Alright, ordered an Apollo VTube Kit in Black. Backup, here I come.

    It'll be good having an extended battery too.
     
  16. misterkai

    misterkai Accessories Supplier ECF Veteran

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    I think you will be quite happy with your new tube!
     
  17. Seattle40

    Seattle40 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Out and about & at work - Provari 18650
    Home, in the house - Provari Mini
    Yardwork or garagework - Lavatube
     

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  18. ambeck22

    ambeck22 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The 3-button feature, too. The only time you need to click excessively is to check the battery level. I wish Provari would do that.
     
  19. bigpman

    bigpman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apollo vs Provari, what am I getting with a Provari that the Apollo will not provide? Will the Apollo hold the voltage till the end of battery like the Provari?
     
  20. misterkai

    misterkai Accessories Supplier ECF Veteran

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    This is the manufacturer's claim, but I think there is some user debate around this. I personally feel like mine does in fact hold the voltage very effectively. Here's a very comprehensive youtube video review of it including charts that show all aspects of it's performance...
     
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