Tesla mod review

Discussion in 'E-Cigarette APV Reviews' started by Atlexus, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. Atlexus

    Atlexus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Just got my tesla mod from ivape yesterday :D and my initial thoughts were that it is a very solid mod. The build quality is very nice and the threading is accurate but gives a metal to metal screech. It's not too heavy for aluminum. The black chrome finish is very sleek and doesn't seem to collect too much fingerprints. The oled screen is pretty nice but it can be hard to see if you're not directly facing it because it's about half an inch into the device. Looking at the oled, if you tilt the device you can see the oled board underneath the screen and other components around the oled.

    In the box I recieved only the mod and a tiny 6page instruction foldout.

    As far as size goes its about 1 inch in thickness, a little thicker than my valley view Pyrex sidewinder tank. Its about half an inch taller than my eVic, a little shy of 5 1/2 inches. It fits nicely in my hand.

    It has a spring loaded positive post on the 510 connection which I find a nice touch. :thumbup:

    I'm not a fan of ivapes choice to place the + - buttons above the screen because it just makes it impossible to see what changes you've made because your fingers are in the way. why ivape why?? :confused: Its not too big of a deal though, merely a minor nuisance. All three of the buttons are very solid and clicky feeling.

    As far as functionality goes the tesla does what its supposed to do. It is vv from 3 to 6 volts in .1 increments and vw from 3 to 15 watts in .5 increments. It has a built in ohms reader that you can activate by pressing the + button for 2 seconds. By holding the + button for 8 seconds you enter the 3 option menu which allows you to switch between vv and vw, change what you see on the display while vaping (volts, ohms, and battery level), and the option to turn the LCD on or off. The menu system is very simple to use.

    One thing I find annoying besides the buttons above the display is booting the tesla up. I have found that it has turned itself off one in a while which can be a nuisance when you press the activator to try and vape and realize the device is off. What you have to do in order to turn it on is to press the activator until TESLA displays in the oled screen. Wait a second then fast click the activator 5 times within 2 seconds. the words TESLA will show up again followed by system:eek:n. The mod will shut off if you press anything before it is fully booted which I find annoying. :mad:

    Overall the tesla is a very solid, sleek feeling, functional mod that does what it's supposed to do. Aside from the button placement and boot up procedure I really like the tesla and would recommend it to anyone looking for a simple to use vv vw mechanical device. I got mine at the pre ordered price of $65 which I think is reasonable but with the dropping price of the vamo I think its impractical right now seeing that the vamo is available for as little as 36$ via a ******** deal. :eek: Bad timing on ivapes part but regardless, props to ivape for a solid device. :)
  2. Mitch65

    Mitch65 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Thinking about picking one of these up. Thanks!!
  3. Doglips

    Doglips Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I agree with you...vamo prices got to hurt sales. Its is strange looking, that is what got me looking at it.
  4. Maxsidious

    Maxsidious Full Member Verified Member

    Ivape has a shop not too far from where I live in the States. I was thinking about stopping by to see one of these in person. Thanks for the info!
  5. Atlexus

    Atlexus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    *Update* I've figured out the reason it turns off! So I have two types of 18650 batteries. My go to is the Panasonic cgr18650ch. My backup is the Samsung icr18650. When the Samsung is in and I turn the bottom cap all the way it doesn't work. if I loosen it half a turn the tesla turns on. The Panasonic battery doesn't have this issue at all. I figure its a battery issue and not the device. after a closer look at the batteries, the Samsung is flat and the Panasonic is a button top and only very slightly higher than the Samsung. So in only using the Panasonic or other button tops in this mod.

  6. Atlexus

    Atlexus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    *update* again! It actually does this on both type of batteries. My solution is when you're screwing the battery cap on stop when you see the oled light up and since it's slotted you can use your finger to hold the battery in place while you screw the cap on completely. The battery turns while you screw the cap on and for some reason the device works only when the battery is turned to a certain point. Kind of a hassle that i shouldn't have to worry about but I can deal with it.

  7. Fumaru

    Fumaru Full Member

    Mine should be here later today. Have an 18650 fully charged and wating.
    I ordered the "chrome" version, but I am sure that it will be polished alu.

    I paid the full $79 US for it...Oh well. We will see how this one looks and acts like.
    All I have are flat top 18650's hope they will fit ok.
  8. Atlexus

    Atlexus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I think my problem is just my device so I'm sending it to ivape so they can either fix it or send me a new one. I really like it though. I hope you enjoy yours!

  9. thecatanddog

    thecatanddog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    where do you get that connection extender? the one that you can bend and stuff? I have been looking for those all over.
  10. Atlexus

    Atlexus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    its called a gooseneck v2 and its available from totally twisted Texas at ttteliquids . Com

  11. Atlexus

    Atlexus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I've been using a battery with a higher nipple and have had no more problems

  12. spc_erp

    spc_erp Full Member

    I got my tesla about 4 days ago i think, its a solid device and with me being a newb to vw i find that this really isnt that hard to grasp onto, i love this device, thanks for the review!!!!
  13. tnt56

    tnt56 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mine is due in on 2/16. I can't wait to try it out. Hope it's better than a vamo. I've had two and the first one went out at just 3 months old. Circut board quit.
  14. neojin29

    neojin29 Full Member

    can anyone tell me if you could put two 18350's in the tesla and if it would work.
  15. Atlexus

    Atlexus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I think it shuts down when you try to fire it

  16. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Hope you're satisfied with it. Should be great!
  17. jwark

    jwark Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    someone was saying the battery is actually exposed on it. Is that true?
  18. Atlexus

    Atlexus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yes. There are three large vent slots on the sides.

  19. Gummy Bare

    Gummy Bare Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'm having this battery issue as well... git mine from iVapes also. The thing keeps turning off wile the battery cap is screwed all the way down. In using a flat top battery with it and its not like it's to short... it's got a lot of resistance wile screwing the cap on, so I know it's touching the bottom spring and top connection correctly.

    I have to keep the battery cap only screwed half way in for the thing to work. It also showed up with a kinda crooked 510 post... so far in not impressed with the Tesla, I've got a tech issue ticket out with iVapes so we'll see what they gotta say about it. I've had it for a month but didn't really get down to using it until last night due to life issues keeping me away from it until now.

    So far it's the vamo for the win. I can get 2 vamo's for the price of one Tesla... I actually have 2 vamo's and both run far better than this Tesla, which so far has been nothing but issues.

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  20. Atlexus

    Atlexus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    You have to use a nipple top battery. I use the Nipple top Panasonic cgrs and it works perfectly fine now.

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