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All Things about the Eleaf iCare & iCare Mini

Discussion in 'APV and Mods Discussion' started by Burnie, Sep 14, 2016.

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  1. gt_1955

    gt_1955 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2012
    South Australia
    If you rebuild lower (I think 1 ohm), the ICare won't fire and just flashes (meaning too low a resistance).
     
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  2. Cosmic_Glaze

    Cosmic_Glaze Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2016
    Ok. Just trying to figure that t out. Gotta great Menthol Ice juice that I might want to use a 1.4-1.6 coil in it.
     
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  3. gerrymi

    gerrymi Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 12, 2013
    The 'Burgh, PA.
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  4. Mel Durham

    Mel Durham Full Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    Do you really wanna know about my experience with the IC Mini? Not good.

    While I loved its compact size and its feature of being able to recharge it in a dock and the battery rarely died, that's about the only good things about it. I gave up and went back to a vaping pen.

    1. It leaks juice! I owned not one, but two from two different suppliers. BOTH leaked juice everywhere- in my hand, on the table, in the charging dock-everywhere!
    2. The mouthpiece is used to lock/unlock the chamber to put the juice in. After awhile this plastic mouthpiece where you place over the chamber will strip down. Similar to the IC Mini is the Vapor Shark Minnow- at least it has a metal tool in the mouthpiece to open the chamber- it won't strip down. AND- it comes with 3 different types off mouth pieces. I'm going to buy the Shark Minnow and try it out mainly because I DID love the compact size of the iCare Mini. However, it doesn't appear there is a charging stand with the Minnow. No biggie really. It also looks to have a better fill line than the iCare.
    3.It is VERY hard to see where you're filling up the iCare Mini at; sure you can see the line when looking directly at the tank, but you really have to hold it up to a light to see when you're getting to that line with juice when filling it up.
    4.When the battery does die- you're toast until it is charged back above 10%. You can't even vape with it docked or plugged in if you're totally dead.
    5.Cleaning is somewhat easy- I took the chamber out, used a Q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol and cleaned the chamber. Make sure you clean the mouthpiece too- it can get gunked up really quickly.
    6.Atomizers. While they're relatively cheap, they burn up fast. The longest I ever had one last was 3 weeks. The shortest- 2 days! Now, I'm really good about cleaning and reusing atomizers, especially between flavor changes. A 5 pack I've found as cheap locally as 8.99. On the net, I've found a 5 pack for 5.99 but it's coming from BFE China. No thanks, I'll keep my dollars here at home as much as I can, thank you very much. Cleaning the coils- no biggie- just soak in BOILING HOT water for 15 minutes and either air dry for 24 hours or lay them in front of a heat register while you're heating the house. Blow dryers- not a good idea, not if you want to blow your coil up.
    7.On a final note, IF you purchased directly from an eLeaf supplier, you have a 90 day warranty. If you purchased off of eBay, you have 30 day buy protection plan. If you purchased elsewhere, you're left to deal with that seller, eLeaf won't honor their 90 days if you purchased anywhere else other than them.

    I've posted two pics- one of the iCare Mini, one of the Vapor Shark Minnow- the "tool" to unlock the chamber is in the center, look at the difference between the two.
     

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  5. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have the Solo, got rid of the 16, & the mini. Concerning getting the coil out, I have and use a 5/32" end wrench from a Craftsman ignition wrench set, it fits the top perfectly to break it loose.
     
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  6. Burnie

    Burnie The Bug Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2009
    Sunny Florida
    This is why I quit using mine. I won't use any device where I get juice in the mouth, I want to vape it, Not drink it. :facepalm:

    Thanks for your input @Mel Durham :)
     
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  7. Mel Durham

    Mel Durham Full Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    I'll let you know how the Minnow works out when I get it.
     
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  8. Kalifas

    Kalifas Full Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    Chicago
    So I'm not sure if anyone is still wondering about this device, but I got it this weekend ($15 at VaporDNA). Keep in mind I've only tried refillable cartridges with cigalikes and this was my first "device." My thoughts...

    It's a really good looking device. Well made, seems more durable than the iCare, and easier to fill. I haven't had any wicking issues, even when I tried straight VG in it. Nice hits, and good amount of vapor. Not having issues with spitback. It happened a couple times but because of the way the driptip is made, I didn't get any in my mouth. I had no issues with leaking.

    But there's definitely cons... I'm really not liking the flavor of anything in it. Honestly, the straight VG tasted better than the 3 juices I tried in it. You do have to pull a little hard to get a hit. Adjusting the airflow so it's fully open helps. What helps even more is covering part of the drip tip opening with your thumb.

    So I'd pretty much only recommend it if someone doesn't care about flavor. Gives really good clouds for such a tiny thing. Although, now I'm wondering if I could better taste my juice with it and actually don't like the flavor afterall. But it's doubtful... how can one screw up caramel? ;) Hope this is helpful.
     
  9. gnees

    gnees Can't use QUOTE'S Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 31, 2014
    Telford Pa.
    iCare 2

    Might have to try one.:)
     
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  10. ricks

    ricks Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
    Moscow PA
    My wife has a bunch of these and they are all working great. No leaks either. If yours leaks you might have a cracked tank or you are over-filling it. They are made of glass. She dropped one and the tank cracked but I was able to fix it and it still is working great. These are almost 1 year old and are still working great too.
     
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  11. DC2

    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2009
    San Diego
    An iCare with a button.
    If it stops the "spitting" then I'm done looking.

    Just put in my order.
    :)
     
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  12. Mel Durham

    Mel Durham Full Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    No there was no cracked tank, and no I didn't overfill it. If anything, it was underfilled, below the fill line- especially with them leaking while parked in the charging dock. I would pick it up out of the dock and there's fluid down the sides of the mode, and in the bottom of the charging dock. Yes, I know it's made of glass. If there's a crack, I never saw it. It would've had to have been on the inside away from the window. It would have to have come that way from the factory. I'm very ginger with my equipment. I don't throw it around, I diligently take care of my equipment. Anyhow, it doesn't really matter anymore. I got rid of them- I can not and will not tolerate eliquid all over myself, my vape, or my desk or end table. I've since moved on.

    I now have a Joyetech Ocular Touch Screen Mod w/a COV Phoenix tank. The ceramic coil is the best thing since sliced bread and I love that I can put music, pics, and wallpapers on my mod. I also have an RDA. Life is good.
     
  13. ricks

    ricks Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
    Moscow PA
    WoW! you went from the lightest mod to the Heaviest. LoL... I have the Ocular C also. I have my favorite songs and pics in mine. But man is it heavy compared to all my other mods
     
  14. carrotcake

    carrotcake Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    USA
    What is ic and sc? What's the difference?
     
  15. Mel Durham

    Mel Durham Full Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    I like it because I can adjust the air and wattage, besides the ceramic coil is easy to clean. Haven't had to worry about changing coils for 3 months now.
     
  16. Electro108

    Electro108 Full Member

    Sep 21, 2016
    Has anyone tried the "sc" coils for the icare? If I could get rid of the slight burnt tint to the flavor on light flavor e liquids, I'd be great with it.
     
  17. Mohdj

    Mohdj New Member

    Sep 2, 2017
    Hi dears .

    i see all of you talking about the icare mini so i hope get solution for my icare !

    i just buy it new one from ebay , and i was so happy when finally coming for me ..

    but after charge it and put the coil & juice it's not firing !! soo sad ,

    i try whit the second coil same issue , not working not firing

    i was think maybe battery problem but it's full charge and showing green light there !

    so what i can do with that ? i send email for the saller now second day waiting the reply but nothing send back ..

    anyone can help me with this because it's make me crazy and really wanna use it :(
     
  18. ricks

    ricks Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2011
    Moscow PA
    How hard are you puffing on it? Maybe try to tighten the air control.
     
  19. fifamymaingame

    fifamymaingame Super Member

    Jun 8, 2017
    Colorado
  20. Mohdj

    Mohdj New Member

    Sep 2, 2017
    I just puffing normal , i try by many way hard and slow , nothing even no sound for coil firing ..
    I tighten it also and keep and open many time and tight again , nothing change :(
     

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