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Just bought an ego booster

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  1. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    I've been intrigued by VV vaping for awhile now. Not enough to want to spend over $100 on something though. Been using the eGo since February. My 801 couldn't keep up with my habit and I would occasionally go back to analogs. Not the same with the eGo. Now, I can experience VV vaping, while continuing to use what has finally helped me kick the old habit for good. Very excited to try this out. Maybe I'll get some pretty boxes too? :D
     
  2. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    Got my ego booster yesterday. Been using it ever since I opened the pretty box. It works exactly as described. Brings back the massive throat hit I got when I first started and wasn't used to it yet. Not sure if this means I'll adjust to the TH this puts out now. If so, it'll take awhile, as turning it all the way up is actually too strong for me. I prefer it to be adjust about half way. Kinda hard to tell as my logo isn't on straight so the AV doesn't point straight right or left when turned fully. Ah well, I'm not picky, it works, that's all that matters to me ;) If you're at this device because you like what it offers but you're unsure if it works like it says, fear not. It does exactly what it says. I just hope it lasts awhile :)
     
  3. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    And now my booster is coming apart at the top. The silver now comes out of the black tube. It's been what, 4 months? Guess it's time for me to email them about it. :(
     
  4. hairball

    hairball ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 17, 2010
    Other Places
    I hope they take care of you. I have one but don't use it very often. I find myself grabbing my Buzz's more than the booster. I was wondering how long it was going to take before someone had trouble with one. Please let us know if they will replace it for you.
     
  5. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    Will do thanks. I've been using it non-stop since i got it in July. Will be really hard to go without it. From what I understand, the warranty says it only covers the electronics. It still boosts the voltage, it's just falling apart, so not sure how much longer that will continue to work. I'll have to wait until after work to send the email, so I'll try to let you know when I hear something hopefully tomorrow.
     
  6. bamsbbq

    bamsbbq Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Tacoma,WA
    Been looking at a booster. Any reason u don't reach for it much?

    If u ever want to get rid of it let me know :)

    Sorry to hijack OP.
     
  7. Remit

    Remit Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Feb 9, 2011
    Canada
    I have one as well, love it. Sat on it the other day as with my 1100mah battery and a cargo with the booster my friends call it my clarinet.

    It came apart at the spot, but the nob stoppers broke as well. So now it spins around and around. Not sure if it's working.

    Must order spares :)
     
  8. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    Weird that the knob stoppers broke too. You must have somehow spun the wheel past the stoppers when you sat on it. Not sure what happened with mine, it just got really hard to turn at all, then just broke loose one day. Not sure what the deal was.
     
  9. vocr

    vocr Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2011
    Manila, RP
    Honestly, in hindsight, I think there was a defect with the dial when we ordered our EBs, Mike. With the incredible warranty support on it though, I've got not one complaint about it. Though, if I am right (a big if), it would've been nice if Artisan vaping would've come clean once they discovered it.

    Whatever the issue was, it does seem to be fixed in the replacement I got and the later ones. I haven't seen anyone post about the broken dial who bought one later. Though I have been careful with the dial on my replacement and keep it wrapped with a velcro cable tie, I think its totally stable.
     
  10. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    I actually just got my replacement last night. VERY satisfied with it so far. Course, because it now runs hotter since my old one broke at a lower voltage, my battery died almost instantly due to the higher voltage lol. Been running on a 650 mah since then and I've been ok. So I know there are no problems with it. Plus, I've had to keep it tuned down a bit as I'd gotten used to whatever it was on when the last one broke :)

    But yes, I agree that there should have been a "recall". At least they're replacing any faulty original ones with newer improved models without any hassle though. That's fine with me.
     
  11. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    Man. Now, I am normally not one to complain, but I received my replacement booster last week and this one has already messed up. It's messed up in a way that my old booster never did. The old one, after quite a long time, had the top silver connector separate from the body. Now with this new one, barely a week old, the bottom connector came out. Seriously? I don't abuse my ecig at all by any means. I carry it in a padded carrying case. But even if I did, which I don't, I would think it would be the top connection, not the bottom one that is completely covered by the casing. Can this new one not withstand being taken off my battery once a day so I can charge it? Well, it still functions, and as of this point, the knob is turning properly and the voltage is adjusting. I guess I can't complain too much eh?
     
  12. vocr

    vocr Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2011
    Manila, RP
    Ouch!! Maybe Artisan has not compensated for their defects yet? This is troubling. I have seen pics of another whose booster fell apart in that way early on. They posted right after I had ordered mine but before I had received it.

    Get in touch with them ASAP. I'll be keeping an eye on this thread to see how it is handled.
     
  13. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    Here's what happened to mine. The wire is very very thin and feels like it would easily break, so I have to be very gentle with it. Don't want it breaking off at the solder joints which is where I'd imagine it's the weakest.
    2011-11-04 08_33_04.jpg
     
  14. vocr

    vocr Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2011
    Manila, RP
    That is not what I've seen, ouch. The one I saw was the other way, with the top coming off. That looks like a car I once saw on an assembly line in Korea. The tire had fallen off. :(
     
  15. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    my original one had the top come off after a few months, but the bottom never budged. Maybe they fixed the top but somehow broke the bottom on the new line of boosters? lol
     
  16. vocr

    vocr Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2011
    Manila, RP
    Lol, maybe gravity is acting strangely where you are, (I watch too much scifi :)).
     
  17. Happy Jack

    Happy Jack Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Hey Mike!

    Sorry to hear you're having problems with your replacement Booster!

    Have you contacted Artisan Vaping about this?

    I haven't seen an email to us yet so I do hope you've contacted them. I am fully confident that they will take care of you! As I'm sure you know, we take customer service very seriously at Happy Vaper and the guys at Artisan Vaping haven't let us down!

    Please do contact Artisan Vaping or contact us directly and we'll try and assist you however we can.

    Thanks and Happy Vaping!
    Jack
     
  18. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    Well, as I know shipping from Oklahoma to you guys up there and vice-versa can be expensive, I asked for a fix I could do myself. They gave me one, but I haven't had a chance to follow through with it as of yet. Hoping to get to it this weekend.
     
  19. Happy Jack

    Happy Jack Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Glad to hear you haven't been left hanging!

    Hope it solves the issue for you.

    If not, please do contact us and we'll do what we can to help.

    Vape Happy!
    Jack
     
  20. GIMike

    GIMike Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2009
    Around OKC, OK
    Sadly it didn't. I went to hook up my battery to my booster yesterday, and the light on my battery flashed like 5 times. Seemed kinda weird since my battery shouldn't have been dead. Tried a known charged battery, and it did the same thing. Since it's not the weekend yet, I hadn't had a chance to fix it, so I carefully pulled the loose bottom piece out, and discovered the black wire came off the top part inside the body. I tried really hard to hold it in place as I screwed/unscrewed my battery from it but as it doesn't stick out at all, I couldn't really hold it, and I guess the wire twisted off. Pretty frustrated now. The wires connecting the battery connection to the top section are really thin and only held in place with a tiny drop of solder. At least my last broken booster still "worked", just at one voltage setting and was in 2 pieces. Now this one doesn't work at all......
     
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