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Ego Twist / Vivi Nova Resistance

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  1. Taps

    Taps Full Member

    Hi All,

    A week ago I picked up a Redds starter kit after smoking a PAD for over 20 years and not only have not craved an analog, but am repulsed by the idea of having one. Can it really be this easy? I guess time will tell. A big thanks to everyone on this awesome site.

    Although I'm very happy with the Redds and plan to continue using them for social/outdoor situations, I'm already getting the urge to upgrade for work and home. (Trading one severe addiction for another? Lol). After a lot of reading I have decided to pick up a couple 1000mah ego twists and vivi novas, but have a few questions.

    1. I know it's very subjective, but is there a general consensus on what resistance works best with the twist? 9 watts seems to be the preferred level, so that puts the 2.8 ohm slightly out of spec. Would like to pick up a pack of 1.8 or 2.4 atty's until I can locate some Kanthal wire. I'm using a 70pg/30vg blend at present, but hope to try a 70vg/30pg blend in the future.

    2. What is the difference between the 2.0 and 2.5 Vivi Novas?

    3. Someone mentioned getting two chargers. Is this really necessary due to poor quality or was the poster just being paranoid?


  2. steved5600

    steved5600 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Dallas, Texas
    Actually if you have a VV the ohms can be with in a certain range depending on the voltage range. Watts are the real thing to worry about. somewhere between 4-8 watts depending on the atty and the juice.
    here is a chart and an XL spread sheet that will do the calc. for you.
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  3. steved5600

    steved5600 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Dallas, Texas
    Oh the vivi 2.5 is what i have and I love it. I guess it was an earlier version. Some of the originals had some bugs from what I have see.
    One warning about low resistance attys it that they will limit you to a VV most times. I put a 1.8 ohm on my passthrough and the watts were to high and i got a burn.
  4. steved5600

    steved5600 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Dallas, Texas
    Can't hurt. What if it quit. like having a spare battery can you wait to get a replacement? Just a matter of how long you can do with out your vapor. Or as the story goes how long can you hold your breath. LOL
  5. MidniteMarauder

    MidniteMarauder Senior Member Verified Member

    Sep 7, 2012
    Indiana, USA
    9 watts is too much for me. I'm using a twist at 4 volts with a mini nova at 2.4 ohm for 6.667 watts. Seems warmed up nice with still having some good flavor.

    Sent from my SGH-I897 using Tapatalk 2
  6. Taps

    Taps Full Member

    Thanks MM,

    Looking back, the 9 watt preference by a lot of people seems to be in regards to cartos.
  7. Taps

    Taps Full Member

    I suppose a person has to keep it in perspective. A charger is only worth the price of 1 pack of smokes up here. Lol.
  8. flintlock62

    flintlock62 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2012
    Arkansas Delta
    I would like to know how many have had a charger poop out on them?
  9. Aoi~

    Aoi~ Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2012
    Sunny So. Cal
    I got an extra charger, ended up putting one in the car :) Extras never hurt.

    Edit: Just read that you got 2x ego twists. You can charge them at the same time with 2 chargers.
  10. steved5600

    steved5600 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2012
    Dallas, Texas
    It would also depend on how far North you are. I here the further north you got the prices grow exponentially. LOL I watch "Ice Road Trucker" LOL Man can't even imagine those prices. What do a pack of cigs cost there?
  11. trollytrackz

    trollytrackz Full Member Verified Member

    Sep 24, 2012
    I use a twist and vivi 2.5 at 2.4 ohms. Luckily with the twist you can vary the voltage to your liking. I use mine at 4.1 or 4.2 volts. Congrats on quitting! You're gonna love this setup!! Cheers
  12. Boxster

    Boxster Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2012
    Buda, Tx
    A low resistance atty will give a warmer vape and will drain your battery faster. Low res attys generally fail sooner. If you only have a standard battery low res is a must.
    The 2.4 ohm atty is considered standard, while 2.8 ohm is in the high res range.

    Watts will vary depending on your juice and the device that you are using, but for me the "sweet spot" on a Vivi Nova is between 6 to 8 watts. Seven is a good average, so a 2.4 ohm res @ 4 volts.

    The major change happened to the VN from v1 to v2. The tank was changed from polycarbonate to polypropylene, and the vent hole was moved to the 510 connection. The major change in v2.5 was they improved the atty heads and added long wicks.

    I've had two chargers for months without problems, but it's smart to have a backup. Just consider it insurance. I have one at home and one at work.
  13. Vince Clortho

    Vince Clortho Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2012
    I had a samsung nexus charger punk out in less than a month. They have yet to replace it (#!%&*). Not a vaping device, but a charger nonetheless.
  14. Taps

    Taps Full Member

    The prices range from $9-$11 depending on the brand. I run a remote (helicopter access only) gas plant, so guys have given me 20's for a pack even though I've offered them for free. Lol. At $800/hr for the chopper, the man with a spare carton at the end of a two week shift is king.
  15. Taps

    Taps Full Member

    Thanks Boxster,

    Not only is this exactly the type of info I was looking for, it gave me my 5th post.:D
  16. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
    I use 2.4 ohms on my Twist as it offers the widest range of voltage. 4-4.5 volts on a 2.4 ohms. 3.3-4.0 volts on a 1.8 ohms. Make sure when you buy the Vivi to get the long wick- less wicking issues. Also in regards to the Twist, which was a great mini VV when it was first released, I find the voltage dial smooth and narrow= hard to turn. Also the voltage numbers are almost invisible. The Spinner has a wide knurled dial, easy to read voltage markings and packs more mah in the same size- 1000 Twist and 1300 Spinner are the same size. Normally 100 mah= 1 hr normal vaping BUT if vaping at a higher voltage the batt will drain quicker.
  17. elmattias

    elmattias Resident Miyagi Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2012
    the nova has a warmer vape, i personally love 9.5-10 watts of nice, warm vapor, but tune it back a bit for a nova since the coil is right below the drip for the twist and ohms and whatnot, there is no way to truly tell what type of resistance the delivery system has, especially with a rebuilt nova, unless you meter it, if you have a multimeter you can check by putting one pin to the center post and the other to the threads...i'm not trying to sway you however, as the twist+nova is an excellent combination, however i'd also recommend you grab a few 1.5-2.0 ohm cartomizers as well, check vaping zone as well, they have some MEGA 4ml sized dual coil cartomizers threaded for the eGo that vape like a freight train with the twist.

    also with the nova, check the version, get either the version 2.5 or version 3, as those are the improved ones.....and on the spinner: i would advise against this device: i've heard a few friends of mine say that they are not true variable volt, but more multiple voltage, as the dials only give you three settings but not the in-between...they are cheaply made knockoffs of the twist to the best of my knowledge, however, as i've been advised, i've kept away from them so i cannot tell you for sure how well they perform, but, i can attest that the twist is a great device.
  18. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
    Maybe your friends should buy a Spinner before passing judgement :D
    "I'm thinking about getting one of these. However, checking its description from numerous places on the net, I can't determine whether this device is continuously variable, or has 4 distinct voltage settings. The description at MV (and some other places) says "The Spinner has four settings including 3.3, 3.8, 4.3, and 4.8 volts...". I haven't seen the words "Continuously variable" anywhere, though I suspect that it is."
    Answer from ECF Forum Supplier Rep:
    "The Spinner is continuously variable and not set at those voltages but there are lines at those voltages to give you a feel for where you're at."

  19. Taps

    Taps Full Member

    What resistance dual coil are you using? Never would have considered trying one, since even a 2.0 ohm dual is going to limit you to 5.76 watts max output.
  20. elmattias

    elmattias Resident Miyagi Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 16, 2012
    Thanks for clearing that up on the spinner...however I'm still not going to go buy one myself, mainly because I'm happy with the twists as my for your question taps...I generally always use 1.5 ohm dual coils

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
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