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510: Auto or Manual

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  1. WNYShovelBum

    WNYShovelBum Full Member

    May 31, 2011
    Western New York
    I know it often ends up being personal preference with these sort of things, but with my job, Im often using both hands, and Im still working on the genetic mods for those third and fourth ones. And I dont have monkey feet *sigh* Anyway, Im thinking of buying a couple of auto batts for my 510, and I was wondering if theyre worth the buy

    So, Im looking for pros and cons of a 510 auto, are they as efficient? do they drain faster? or should I just stick it out with manual batts?
     
  2. swedishfish

    swedishfish Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
    NJ
  3. dormouse

    dormouse ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Oct 31, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    All manuals for me. I like to drip to test juices (not recommended on autos) and the rest of the time I use cartomizers (which occasionally leak a bit right over the where hole of an auto battery would be). Most people here use manuals. The 510 manuals are particularly nice - totally sealed metal on the threaded end (not all manuals are sealed though they are all usually harder to kill with juice leaks than autos). Autos all have a hole in the end and a necessary drag sensor right inside that hole. Get juice in there and it is pretty easy to damage or kill an auto battery. Also autos can turn on accidentally from wind or vibration. Autos may require an extra drag first to warm up the atty then the real drag. Manuals you can just press the button early. And I think manuals are less work.
     
  4. cags

    cags Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    east TN
    I can't hold either type in my mouth while using my hands like I did cigs.... (but then I don't use my teeth!)
    at first I preferred autos.......
    now after 4 months, I prefer manuals. autos seem to not give me as good a hit, even with the extra drag !
     
  5. swedishfish

    swedishfish Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
    NJ
    I've never tried an automatic 510, just manual. I have tried an automatic KR808. I agree with cags and Dormouse. I prefer the vape on the manual where you control the inhale. Plus, you don't risk ruining a battery.

    But for $6.50 it's worth a shot. You might like it for work.
     
  6. cags

    cags Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    east TN
    but the shipping .... whew .....!
     
  7. swedishfish

    swedishfish Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
    NJ
    What's he charge for shipping? I didn't check. I wanted to try some Halo juice and grab a couple batteries.
     
  8. cags

    cags Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2011
    east TN
  9. swedishfish

    swedishfish Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
    NJ
  10. vgdelight

    vgdelight Full Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Vancouver, Canada
    i use a kr808 auto at work and i'm constantly using saws and carrying things around.. it works really good hands-free, i even keep a carto condom on the mouth-end (with a hole snipped out) so i can chomp down on it without worrying
     
  11. WNYShovelBum

    WNYShovelBum Full Member

    May 31, 2011
    Western New York
    The shipping isnt bothering me too much. I saw they have carts for 2 bucks each, so a dollar in shipping for every item I order dont phase me much. Thank you, by the by, for pointing this out swedishfish. Kindly appreciated!
     
  12. BGabe

    BGabe Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 14, 2011
    Indiana
    I've never came across an auto that came on with wind and vibration. I've heard it can happen, but I've tried to imitate it by blowing around the ends of the batteries and never had an issue, even held it out the window of my car at 70mph on the interstate! I really prefer the manuals though. They are just more fun imo, plus a battery + carto or atty/cart might be too heavy to hold in your mouth hands free the way you would with an analog. That was so convenient, but I HATE smoke in my eyes..
     
  13. swedishfish

    swedishfish Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2010
    NJ
    Great! Hope it works out for you. You can always get a drip tip or like another poster mentioned use the carto thingy and snip off the end. I like the plastic delrin drip tips.
     
  14. vlavideo

    vlavideo Full Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Ukraine
    The manual is better.
     
  15. thePOXcrew

    thePOXcrew Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2009
    chicago
    manual - button, doesnt flood, no cutoff
    auto - no button, floodable, cutoff
     
  16. DTO

    DTO Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2011
    Chicago, IL USA
    I have manual and auto batteries. I got the autos with my 510 kit and bought extra manual batteries because they sounded cool and I wanted spares. I totally prefer manuals more and usually only use them. If my manuals are dead then I switch to the autos. They autos are not bad, manuals are just better in my opinion.

    Batteries are pretty cheap, if you want one, I say try it out...you only live once.
     
  17. Shimmystylz

    Shimmystylz Full Member

    Jun 3, 2011
    Sunny California
    I personally like the manual better. Longer battery.:p
     
  18. thePOXcrew

    thePOXcrew Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2009
    chicago
    the auto batts DO NOT last longer than manual batts.
     
  19. Critter Man

    Critter Man Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2010
    Minnesota
    The OP said he wanted a hands free setup. Can't do that with manual no matter how much you like yours.

    510 auto batteries are worth it in your case, I think. If you find it is too heavy, I think you can get an adapter to use a 403 batt with your 510 stuff. The 403 is a tiny battery that won't last long, but it's worth mentioning due to the lightness of it which would make it easier to hold in your lips.

    swedishfish did find you a killer deal, though, so let us know how you like your new 510 auto batts :2cool:
     
  20. WyattDerp

    WyattDerp Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 28, 2011
    Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
    I use 510 manual batteries which are easier for me to use as I have small children that aren't old enough to connect the dots between pushing a button with happy juice distribution yet.
     
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