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Gripper Discussion

Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by txtumbleweed, Aug 6, 2012.

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  1. Koman

    Koman Moved On ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2010
    lv
    Oh, cool, will check it out!
     
  2. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
  3. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    just wanted to let everyone know that I'm now at 8 months with my gripper, new record for me :)

    I orderered a sigelei t-max, if it's good I'm not going to make it at 9 months tho. But I'm pretty happy, 55$ for 8 months for a PV, that's quite nice !
     
  4. bunksteve

    bunksteve Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 11, 2013
    Glendale, CA
    I have two Vamos and a Twist now, but I still use my Gripper as well. Once you figure out it's quirks as far as actual voltage, you are good to go and producing clouds. :)
     
  5. txtumbleweed

    txtumbleweed Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Dec 7, 2009
    Walla Walla
    I've used my gripper for about 9 months and although I have a Groove I still use the gripper some being as it is the most comfortable PV to vape that I have. I have to tape the batt door but it still works good. I love the long lasting battery on the Groove so I use it the most. :)
     
  6. Njt07

    Njt07 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2011
    Ft Hood TX
    well I just got an elenco beginners soldering and electronics kit. After I learn how to solder (how different can it be from welding and brazing?) I plan to take the guts out, solder in new buttons to replace the broken old ones (the activating buttons) and put the guts into eclipse mint tins (these can hold an 18650 right? Hopefully it will look better and be smaller than my Altoids hot glued one...

    I have three I can redo, plus I plan to replace the 510 connector on my Segali ZMax as it is stripped out, right now I'm using a bit of cardboard to keep my AGA-t screwed in...
     
  7. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    Finally got my Sigelei TMAX, box mod just like the Gripper, total failure though, way too tall (4 inches) and heavy (253 grams), don't buy, badly designed.

    So even though the Smoktech Groove and the Innokin iTaste MVP has a built-in battery, which I don't particularly like, I figured that I might as well check them out, turns out they are both very very tall (3' 3/4 and 4' 1/4) and will fall when put on a table, too wobbly. Both will barely fit in a pocket with an atomizer on it.

    So I'm back to square one in finding something like the Gripper, small, about 3 inches and in aluminium. For now I'll just stick with my 9 months old Gripper which is still working :)
     
  8. CrudWalter

    CrudWalter Full Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    BC, Canada
    My sentiments exactly.
     
  9. Njt07

    Njt07 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2011
    Ft Hood TX
    Well if i had the time I'd just do everyone's in an eclipse tin for them. Saw a Mamu mod that looks nice in an eclipse tin. Ill post pics when i get one with mine. Right now i have my first one done, but in two 2xAA boxes epoxied back to back using 2x14500 batts and with a new radio shack button, my wife likes it but its a bit wide. On the other hand it definitely won't tip over.
     
  10. Njt07

    Njt07 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2011
    Ft Hood TX
    I didnt have the time to put my gripper internals into the eclipse tin, its gonna be a bit tricky. So I found an old camel snuss tin and successfully transplanted the guts into it. The 18650 has to sit in there a bit crooked due to the shape of the tin but it all fits. I added "feet" to the bottom of the tin using qwiksteel so it will stand up and my wife is using it right now.
     
  11. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    pretty good, but what about the pics? :)
     
  12. Njt07

    Njt07 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2011
    Ft Hood TX
    Lol I would post pics but my wife wont give it up long enough to take pics of it. Ill make another, or ill do the eclipse tin and post that. BTW I replaced the button with the madvapes horn button, its a big button but it works much better.
     
  13. Njt07

    Njt07 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2011
    Ft Hood TX
  14. Njt07

    Njt07 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2011
    Ft Hood TX
    here are the pics of the snuss tin with gripper internals photo 1 (2).jpg photo 2 (2).jpg photo 3 (2).jpg
     
  15. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    "warning this product can cause gum disease" lol funny .... :)

    gj on importing the gripper into it, I'm also upgrading to something else, I think I've found something good, will let you know very soon
     
  16. Susaz

    Susaz Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Since yesterday I've been having problems with my gripper. Whenever i screw on something it doesn't fire. I pulled up the center pin, reset it, everything works fine except for the fact that the reading of ohms is 0.0. Anybody with the same problems?
     
  17. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    if you have 0.0 ohms with many different atomizers that do work on other PV, something is definitely wrong with your Gripper, guess the only thing to do now would be to open it and check its inside.
     
  18. Susaz

    Susaz Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    center pin is broken... :( just opened it today. Several times it fell down and had to pull the connector in. Seems it didn't survive the last fall... I'll try to get another connector. Otherwise it's fine!
     
  19. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2010
    Montréal
    Unfortunately it's a cheap device, sorry for your loss! I'm very happy mine is 11 months old and still working fine.

    About to upgrade though, I should have it this week. It's in stainless steel, made with a Vamo so it's VV and VW, a little bit smaller than the Gripper (both in height and in length), a little bit heavier and cost around 85$, you need a Vamo, some parts to build it and then you have to build it, doesn't seem too complicated but you need a solder/welding gun.

    I think you can also buy one pre-made. It's called the Vamo S or the Vamo Shrink and there's a lot of information here :
    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/modder-accessories-supplier-forum/403419-simply-mods-creations-presents-vamo-schrinked-parts-tournoulette.html
     
  20. Susaz

    Susaz Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I've seen it unpractical for me. I can machine one, I have all neccesary equipment, but it's unpractical.
     
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