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What type of DCT do you use with your LT?

Discussion in 'Lavatube' started by Ragman, Apr 13, 2012.

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  1. Ragman

    Ragman Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    And where did you get it from?

    I purchsed a couple of 2.5ohm clear DCT's from Nhaler to use on my LT and Im not happy with them. Vapor is poor at any Voltage, throat hit is there, but not great either.

    I have used a 2.5 Mega XXL DCT from TastyVapor with it and that does the job a little better at anything over 5V.

    I tried a Litecig 1.5Ohm XL DCT and I wasnt pleased with the vapor or throat hit at any voltage either.

    I like the DCT's but I'm trying to find my sweet spot as far as Voltage goes.
    I dont necessarily HAVE to vape at 5.0-6.0Volts...Im just looking for what works and 3.7 just doesnt seem to be cutting it for me anymore.

    oh - attys work fine on my LT.. High voltage is great with an atty but Im getting sick of dripping and with High Voltage the risk of burning up the atty with dripping is very high.

    Any help would be great. Thanks.
     
  2. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  3. Ragman

    Ragman Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  4. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    absolutely, all the cartos that ive used in my tanks have been interchangeable, they will stick up a little more out of the 3.5 but they do fit :)
     
  5. MASTER0FDAMPF

    MASTER0FDAMPF Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    yep. Madvapes has a plethora of tank carto's:
    Cartomizers
     
  6. The M4n C4nn0n

    The M4n C4nn0n Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So far my favorite in my DCT is my 3ohm single coil, then my 2.5 dual coil. But I also have 2.0 single coil I haven't tried...
     
  7. MrWarspite

    MrWarspite Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Rag, your running into the limitation of the lavatube and dual coil's. there are dozens of threads and videos out there about it if you look. But the short of it is the lavatube's lower amp limit and protection circuit dont like dual coils and dial the voltage way way down which is why your getting anemic hits from it on a dual coil but the atty's are working fine. Madvapes sells single coil replacment tank cartos, at 2.0 and 3.0 ohms, with the flange or you can use the xl sized single coil cartos at 1.7ohm and 2.5ohm if you want to punch them yourselves.

    I tested a few different single coils with my lavatube using the stock batteries and panasonic. Here is the link to the thread.

    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/fo...ed-volt-watt-1-7-2-0-2-5-3-0-cartomizers.html

    Based on my results, id recomend the 2.0 ohm or 2.5 ohm to get the maximum wattage or heat. I'm not saying you have to run that much heat, but if you want the biggest possible range of wattage output those 2 resistances work best.


    Cheers
     
  8. MASTER0FDAMPF

    MASTER0FDAMPF Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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  9. maximaseefu

    maximaseefu Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I actually run the actv3, a couple of J tanks, and a couple of liquinators throughout the day. different flavors in each one so my tastebuds don't get bored. I have a 6ml smoktek tank with a single coil carto that I also use.
     
  10. nuggetz

    nuggetz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't have anymore Smoketech cartos with the flange but the old one I had would not fire on my Lavatube. Anyone know why? Is it bad? I thought that maybe the metal making contact in some weird way. Don't want to pick up anymore of these if they don't work. Thought I read something about lavtubes not working with the dual coil cartos.



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  11. Shiryo

    Shiryo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    For the lavatube and dual coils... Pop your drip tip off, see that wire going down the tube? Take a pair of dikes (wire snips) and cut it. You just raised the resistance but made it a single coil carto... Adjust your voltage and enjoy vaping like crazy...
     
  12. nuggetz

    nuggetz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ha. Going to have to try that. In general tho dual coils should fire though right?



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  13. Shiryo

    Shiryo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yeah, they fire. But Lavatubes and Dual Coil don't work, so you need to cut the coil so it's single.
     
  14. MrWarspite

    MrWarspite Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    nuggetz, you need a shorty 510 extension or you can try to pull your center post. This problem isnt just for lavatubes, a lot of mods when you screw in the carto the center pin will get pushed up and then wont make contact with the post on the mod. Some carto's right out of the box will have a slightly recessed center post.

    Option 1 - use these on the carto's that dont make contact

    V2 510 Shorty Extension

    Option 2 - pull your post, here is a short video from phil describing the process

    A PBusardo Tutorial - How to Pull Your Post ;-) - YouTube

    That being said, the lava does not work well with dual coils because of its lower amp switch and the protection circuit. Extermely low ohm carto's get the voltage clamped way down out of the lavatube. They work but just wont push the voltage necessary to push the coils up to where they need to be to give the equivalent performance of a single coil carto. The best ohm's for the 'tube is 2.0 - 2.5 ohms
     
  15. MASTER0FDAMPF

    MASTER0FDAMPF Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "don't work". Mine work just fine, even the 1.4's. Dual 2.5's are a daily use item for me on my LT. Maybe this is more prevalent with the smaller batt in the Mini...I will know soon enough. 2.0-2.8 seems to be best for battery life and output on my tube.
     
  16. nuggetz

    nuggetz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    To be honest I have a dual coil carto without the flange at it fires fine. Doesn't seem to be that limited as I can push it to the point of tasting burnt and the magnitude of the sizzle sound increases with each bump in volts so I know it's not throttling back. Haven't measured the ohms but it has to be 1.7 I believe.



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  17. Hot Sauce

    Hot Sauce Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Does the carto need to have the little lip/flange to work with this tank or can i just use a regular straight carto?
     
  18. MrWarspite

    MrWarspite Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    it doesnt NEED it, Hot Sauce. It just keeps you from pushing the tank to far down. Doesnt stop you from pushing it to far up though. The smoketek tanks with plastic end caps have a groove cut into the bottom that the flange locks into and makes it so you can screw them on and off easy. The stainless/aluminium ones have the groove but it goes all the way around the bottom, so the flange goes in there but it can still free spin around the bottom making them sometimes difficult to screw off the mod.

    Be gentle on moving your tank on and off the carto, it'll stick like mad then all of a sudden be off and you'll have a lap full of juice. After you've done it a few times you'll get used to the level of force required to move the tank.
     
  19. Freddie

    Freddie Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't vape on a DCT! I vape on a PHINIAC XL tank with a Boge XXL 2.0 ohm cartomizer! PHINIAC BABY...:D
     
  20. invididual

    invididual Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    i too have had a lap full of juice a time or 2
     
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