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IPV3 Charger?

Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by tfraley, Oct 8, 2014.

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  1. tfraley

    tfraley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Any one know any information about charging the IPV3, Specs or where to buy..

    Thanks
     
  2. Fictitious Character

    Fictitious Character Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2014
    USA
    I don't know the specs on the cord. The ipv3 does not come with a charging cord even though it is able to be charged through the box. Without knowing the specs of the cord I have no idea where to buy one. If you get it figured out share the details as I am sure there are other members wondering this same thing. I would like to have one just to have even though I tend to replace batteries rather than trust the box as a charger.
     
  3. tfraley

    tfraley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    @Fictitious Character

    I've seen on reddit ppl saying its 9v / 1A but not sure where they are getting that information from also don't lay much trust in reddit.

    That being said. Their is something to be said to being able to just plug a cable in at your desk rather then unscrewing and pulling the batteries feel you will lose those screws in time.
     
  4. Fictitious Character

    Fictitious Character Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 24, 2014
    USA
    I had seen those specs as well but like you I am not sure where the info came from.

    Sounds like you have the device in hand? If so congrats. Post up some pics and tell us your initial impressions.
     
  5. Budkiss

    Budkiss Senior Member Verified Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Alabama
    i have the box but NOT the cord. :(
    I have heard 9volts 12 amps. Also heard 9 v 1a... so i dont know.
    I looked everywhere but cant find one. I have asked P4Y for info and to buy one... no reply.
    I heard an old nokia cord or gameboy charger works but scared to try.

    I have some things i LIKE about the box but there are a few draw backs.
     
  6. tfraley

    tfraley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Good day guys.

    Ok got feedback from Denny Zhang of pioneer4you

    He stated 6-9VDC at 1A would be food but 6V would take a long time (bit of broken english but thats what I took away from it)

    With that being said I hit RadioShack and picked up

    Enercell - 9VDC * 1500mA (AC-to-DC Compact power adapter)
    The adaptaplug tip you need is a "H"

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    Looks like it works fine.
    Side note battery lights up green just for a few seconds and goes away.
    Seems to be charging fine.

    Not sure how many amps this unit could take but hoping 1500mA would be fine. I'll post back after a week of use and let you know how things are holding up.

    Also build a little wood slide dock things, Still not done but functional.. Will pretty it up at some point.
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    So basically i just slide it across the desk onto the charger, Again will pretty it up just wanted to get down the functionality (I'm no carpenter)
     
  7. tfraley

    tfraley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sorry not sure why all those images are not rotated right. They look fine on my computer.
     
  8. HDMontana

    HDMontana Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Montana
    If you don't mind, how much did that charger cost you. I am another one who is not happy that a charger is not included. Would rather give my money to radio shack than IPV for a charger that they should have included.
     
  9. tfraley

    tfraley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

  10. noel18

    noel18 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    Parkton, MD USA
    Isn't it easier just to pop in new batteries and charge the ones you took out on a battery charger? How long will it take the batteries to charge with this radio shack device? Sincere questions here. Not trying to be a smart ....
     
  11. tfraley

    tfraley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Totally good question, I have not fully tested it.

    I have a Xtar battery charger, In which i can charge 2 batterys at 1A

    Battery charge time goes by how many amps it can do. Also from what I learned from flashlight batties is if you charge them slower they will last longer. not sure if it holds the same with the batteries we use vaping.

    That being said the radio shack charger is charging at 1.5a now thats more then the 1A charger I have but its also charging two batteries.

    In my case it may charge a bit slower 500ma slower then if I put the batters into the charger it self. But not having to pull screws out and what not.. For me makes up for the convince. Now if they had magnets and not screws maybe be I would.

    Takes 2 seconds to plug in, so think you will be prone to just plug it in when not using..

    This is at least why I picked it up. And FYI still need the charger for the batteries for my Flagship mecmod at least their all not battling for the same charger.
     
  12. Confuzzled1969

    Confuzzled1969 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 6, 2014
    Gotebo OK
    I would think that all the unscrewing all the time would be a buzz kill, I can see the first "mod" of this thing is going to be magnetic door closure...
     
  13. noel18

    noel18 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 24, 2014
    Parkton, MD USA
    Thanks for the info tfraley.
     
  14. tfraley

    tfraley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Don't buy this charger yet

    Hey guys,
    Just sent Denny another email.
    I based what to buy of his specs, Yesterday I was testing with full batteries and lit up green fine.

    Today the display shows half charge, I plugged it in lit up green and turned off.
    The instruction manual states is should light up RED indicating that it's charging.

    I left it in for an hour and battery indicator is in the same position

    I've sent an email to denny explain specifically what I bought and that it doesn't seem to be working correctly.
    I'm not wondering if maybe it needs a firmware upgrade or something. or maybe the extra 500ma is not letting it work right. He did state 1A and I bought 1500ma = 1.5a

    Any how if anyone was thinking of buying this hold off, I will post back here when I get feed back from them.
     
  15. nyiddle

    nyiddle Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Just bought mine, I personally have no problem unscrewing the back to charge the batteries. 2x 18650's will easily last me the whole day (I only vape around 50-60 watts anyway), and I have another set of 18650's for my other box that I can very easily swap the batteries for. Also I switched the hex screws with the phillips head ones (those hex screws were AWFUL, I don't know why).

    My issue with the IPV3 still is that the ohm reader is off (it says my .6 is a .3). I too thought maybe this could be fixed with a firmware upgrade, but idk. I think I have the latest firmware.

    Also.. My IPV3 came with a charging cable. It's one of those micro-usb cables (just like the one I use to charge my Android phone). That said, I doubt I'm gonna use it, I'm probably just gonna swap out the batteries when I want to charge it up.
     
  16. HDMontana

    HDMontana Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Montana
    That's good because the IPV3 does not charge through the USB port. It has a seperate round charging port, high up on one side. Not sure where you got one while most people are waiting for theirs, but the USB is for software upgrades only. Just FYI so you don't try and charge it that way and possibly fry your mod.
     
  17. tfraley

    tfraley Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Exactly right. also been stated, some people have mentioned maybe it was a type of calling it a charging cable. But its been clearly documented it does not charge through USB
     
  18. Budkiss

    Budkiss Senior Member Verified Member

    Jul 15, 2014
    Alabama
    What i really want is a charge cable to fit in my CAR... if anyone discovers one please pass it on.
     
  19. unlvjeffro

    unlvjeffro Full Member Verified Member

    Aug 8, 2014
    lv
    Should be about the same procedure for the IPV3. I will be doing it to mine.
     
  20. Adrian Ludvik

    Adrian Ludvik Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hope you find the right one. Let us know. I got mine today and I'm loving it so far. I wanna just order a universal one from amazon but would rather not spend that much money when I could go to a thrift store or goodwill and search through a box to find one for dirt cheap.
     
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