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Indestructible 5 volt mod?

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  1. Bamboo

    Bamboo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2011
    Northern California
    For the longest time I was using smoktech varicool 5 volt box mod, I had bought a few of them, then they stopped selling them. I went to madvapes and started ordering the 5 volt box mods from them and now I can not find any little 5 volt box mods. I liked these little box mods they could stand the abuse of being dropped several times and being knocked over countless times and still worked like a champ. They all lasted at least 6+ month before I had to buy another. Now all my mods have fizzled out and I am looking for a 5 volt that can actually handle the abuse of being dropped and tipped over. I don't go and on purpose drop my mod I have issues with my hands. Other mods I have tried is the lava tube (it lasted about a week it dropped once and something came loose) and vapor zeus.

    The two mods I have been thinking about getting is the iTaste VTR and the billet box. I use a 6 ml dct tank set up in all my mods. Does anyone know if a dct tank will fit inside the VTR? What I am looking for is a good solid 5 volt mod that will last me long long time that I don't have to worry about something breaking if it drops especially if I am going to be spending a lot of money on it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.:vapor:
  2. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Have you considered the provari?
  3. Bamboo

    Bamboo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2011
    Northern California
    I have yes, does anyone have any experience with it dropping? Does it still work?
  4. VapingTurtle

    VapingTurtle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Many Provari (plural?) have been dropped from tall buildings, run over by trucks and trains, beaten with sledge hammers, used as sledge hammers, etc., etc., etc.

    Very seriously, the Provari is considered the most reliable and bullet proof VV mod available. Yes, you can drop it and it will still work.
  5. Kevin littell

    Kevin littell Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Covington Ga
    I personally know of 1 that was run over by a 1 ton work van and is still chugging along 2 years later.
  6. Bamboo

    Bamboo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2011
    Northern California
    Wow! I did not know that. Thank you very much for the input :)
  7. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    I dropped mine from 17' off of a man lift. It bounced and landed on its side. The fall took a chunk out of the bottom cap and destroyed the topper. I replaced the battery- wasn't sure if I should use a battery which had taken such an impact, and topper and it has continued to work as if new. Maybe it hit just right- on the edge of the bottom cap, but either way, it works. I imagine most other mods would be in the landfill after such a fall...
  8. Kevin littell

    Kevin littell Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Covington Ga
    Dovpo E-Mech 30 watt Transformer

    The Mod itself has my eye, this is a good price and my vendor of choice but I've seen them cheaper.

    If I wanted to stick to a box type it would be this or a VTR.

    I could carry the VTR and leave the 1911 at the house!
  9. SunshinePete

    SunshinePete Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2014
    Bedfordshire, England
    The 6ml DCT is 19.81mm diameter so not good for VTR unless you use the extension adapter. It is a tough mod, and you'll get two and change for the price of a Provari. Nothing is indestructible, or unstealable (I made the word up), or cannot be lost. It's heavy though, almost a pound, and hand problems could make it unsuitable for you?
  10. anumber1

    anumber1 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2014
    NW Ohio
    I wouldn't look to the VTR to be indestructible.While it is pertty ruggedly built there is no support avenue to repair a broken VTR.

    If it should get dropped/broken, that would be out of the scope of a warranty replacement.

    With the Provari, you would at least have Provape service to fall back on. Provape will repair their product for a nominal fee. Innokin will not.

    I don't know enough about the Billet Box to offer an opinion. Perhaps ask the maker of the Billet Box if they will do out of warranty
  11. classwife

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    Moved to Variable Voltage APV Discussion from APV Discussion
  12. sando7

    sando7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2014
    Louisville, KY (PRP)
  13. eratikmind

    eratikmind Retired & Squonking It Verified Member ECF Veteran

    My 2 ProVari Minis have been tough as nails. These were my first regulated devices. Highly recommend them.
  14. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    that was such a nice mod
  15. cjvdh

    cjvdh Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2014
    I would second the provari I've heard and seen great things about them.
  16. rodeo302

    rodeo302 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 10, 2014
    I have heard a lot of good things about provaris and their customer service and their strengths they are strong enough to handle being sucked into a streetsweeper and keep going and the vtr I have dropped it down a dam admit still works just fine
  17. dirtybirdy

    dirtybirdy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2014
    Get a provari they can go to 6v and handle anything they throw at them
  18. drmarble

    drmarble Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    MVP. Not fixed 5 volt but adjustable, variable wattage too, if you want. Built like a tank. 2600 mamp battery that last all day. Easy to charge with a USB cable. Cheap. Buy 5 instead of one provari.
  19. Hemptation

    Hemptation Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2014
    My wife has the MVP. And the provari. The MVP never gets used. And now with aspire making decent coils. The 11 watts it pushes isn't enough to push the BVC coils The new svd is coming out this month. Has the evolv 20 chip in it. Hope they start putting that chip in the MVP 3.

    I'm a construction worker. Own a few provari's. They have been dropped. Flipped tipped tanked dumped submerged In 110 degree weather. Dropped in mud. Pretty much abused And they still work. I actually bought one after spending the first 150$ on other mods that didn't make it. When I could have jumped on their site and got a blem model for 20$ cheaper. Or got on here and bought one off the classifieds. Do yourself a favor. Buy 1 Hot me a pm when you want to buy another the following week lol. That is the ongoing story with provari owners
  20. Bamboo

    Bamboo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 8, 2011
    Northern California
    Thank you all for your replies. It looks like I will be ordering a provari and a box mod as my back up on Tuesday. I really really appreciate all of your reviews especially with the dropping of the Provari. I was always under the impression that you had to be extra careful with the Provari, but you all have put my fears at ease and I feel confident that I will be making the right choice when I order it. Thank you all again.:vapor:
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