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  1. jaxgator

    jaxgator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    Jacksonville, FL
    Ok, this might be a silly question but I just don't want to screw anything up.

    I've recently acquired the Vapor Flask and it comes with a USB charging cable. Is it safe to use an AC adapter and charge it from a wall outlet? Or should I only use it with a computer USB outlet?
     
  2. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Open mind for a different view... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2011
    Midworld
    Not silly at all. MY opinion is that I NEVER charge things via my PCs. I always use an AC adapter instead. The reason is that every incident I've seen, related to ecig "issues", always involved a computer.

    I'm a simple man, so please don't ask me to provide the science behind my preconceived notion. :D

    But unequivocally yes, you can use an AC adapter. Of THAT I am certain.
     
  3. jaxgator

    jaxgator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    Jacksonville, FL
    Excellent! Thanks for the quick response.

    I'd much rather charge it with a wall outlet rather than the computer anyway.
     
  4. qorax

    qorax ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2013
    Brampton, Canada
    Perfectly safe, and in fact that'd charge it faster than it would thru the notebook's USB port.

    Here's the Science, well in brief:

    A typical USB 2.0 port (as usually available in notebooks) delivers up to 500mA (milliamps) of power. The AC-USB wall plug delivers almost twice that, at 900mA. And also there are many AC-USB plug outlets which can output around 1500mA (eg. Nokia N9 charger), to speeds up to 2100mA (eg. Huawei Ascend Mate).

    NOTE: An USB 3.0 port, already known for faster data transmission, also supplies energy at a more powerful pace, 900mA. But isn't available with all notebooks.
     
  5. jaxgator

    jaxgator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    Jacksonville, FL
    Thanks Q! I kind of figured it would charge faster. I was just concerned that the DNA30 board might not be too happy with that configuration and take a crap on me.

    Thanks to you all, my worries have been eliminated. :thumb:
     
  6. kde01

    kde01 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2014
    Maryland, USA
    You have the V2, right? Which batteries did you put in it? My Samsungs and AW won't fit - just slightly too thick! So I have a Vapor Flask but no batteries that can fit...
     
  7. CharliesTheMan

    CharliesTheMan Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 10, 2013
    Louisiana
    I don't think it's a silly question at all in my opinion. I say definitely run it off of the wall charger when possible. I usually try to charge mine from wall chargers that came with the devices or if the manufacturer never provided any, I'll use a wall charger at one or two amps output max. Most of my devices came with 5 A max output chargers, but unless I know that it came with one or the specs or manual says it can handle it, I use one of my HTC wall chargers putting out 1 or 2 A max output, like on the wall plug it will have its power specs in tiny writing either between the prongs.

    But yes wall charging is fine with everything I have had, it's often better than running from the USB output on a computer, but that varies based on a lot of factors in a computer. I do recommend using a decent wall charger plu though, you can tell the build quality generally. The ones that come from phone manufacturers are often pretty decent. And like Belkin and Griffin have always been very high quality as far as the one's I've bought. The cheap and flimsy crap usually has that cheap feel to it, where it feels like you're going to break it when unpackaging it.
     
  8. DPLongo22

    DPLongo22 Open mind for a different view... Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 17, 2011
    Midworld
    I've got a few of these strategically placed around the house. I like 'em.

    Amazon.com: PowerGen Black 3.4-Amp (17 Watt) Dual USB Wall Charger Designed for Apple and Android Devices: Cell Phones & Accessories
     
  9. jaxgator

    jaxgator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    Jacksonville, FL
    Sony VTC5 flat tops here. Perfect fit.
     
  10. kde01

    kde01 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2014
    Maryland, USA
    If only I could find some that aren't $20 ea.!

    I picked up a couple Xtar VTC4s from RTDVapor, hoping the Xtar wrap isn't thicker than Sony's.
     
  11. qorax

    qorax ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 6, 2013
    Brampton, Canada
  12. kde01

    kde01 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 3, 2014
    Maryland, USA
    Hmm - I hope they're authentic. If not, though, I'll just return them and tell the vendor they didn't work. It seems like he left himself just enough of an out to be able to claim he never said they're authentic. We'll see!
     
  13. Pocha

    Pocha Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I contacedt Vapor Flask directly (thru Facebook) and Charlie told me the LG's fit...got a pair and they do!

    The purple Efests don't though...FYI.
     
  14. Pocha

    Pocha Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I would contact Vapor Flask Directly. I had a similar problem with my V2 right after I got it. The battery indicator was bouncing all over the place...showing 3/4's full, then jumping to 25% full... up to 50%...just all over the place. Then the 510 connection got sloppy and eventually stopped making a connection. I contacted Charlie (on Facebook) and he responded immediately...I shipped it to him on Monday and had it back and fixed on Friday. Excellent turn around. It's been working flawlessly since then.

    Good luck!
     
  15. sedge

    sedge Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2012
    Palm Springs, CA
    Thank you. I sure will as soon as we get back from vacation.

    My VTC5s and LGs fit. I did order some Efest 3100 20a. I hope they fit.
     
  16. suspectK

    suspectK Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Alabummer
    Dude knows what he's doing...still the only regulated tube mod I've wanted since getting into mechs..well, I'll always have a special place in my heart for the semovar..

    But I need more power...:(
     
  17. jaxgator

    jaxgator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    Jacksonville, FL
    sedge, here's what I look like after about 12 hours vaping. I definitely think you ought to contact Vapor Flask as Pocha already mentioned.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Brenetics

    Brenetics Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
    Yorktown, Va
    12 hours? Seriously?
     
  19. jaxgator

    jaxgator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    Jacksonville, FL
    Indeed.

    Granted, that's not 12 hours straight chain vaping. Rather, casual use throughout the day today. Still, I am quite impressed.

    I'll easily get two day's use out of this charge.
     
  20. samcm010

    samcm010 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2013
    Ashburn Virginia USA
    The Vapor Flask V2 is a dual 18650 I have an Atman dual 18650 and while it is one of a few mods I use in regular rotation I generally get more than a day out of it before charging. That iis with a 1.2 ohm coil.
    [​IMG]
     
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