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Long time vaper, trying to choose new box

Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by Spazmelda, Sep 14, 2019.

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  1. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    It's been a long time since I've bought a box. I'm so lost.

    Currently I'm using MVP4. Before that I used a Cuboid, but the 510 connection on those kept going bad. Before that I used a Provari and various other things.

    I usually vape about 25 Watts on a 0.6 resistance coil. I make my own coils and juice. Coils are single clapton wire in a tank. I'm satisfied with my coils and tank. I don't really need something that goes to super high watts, but I do like my batteries to last a long time.

    The MVP4 has an internal battery. I'm not opposed to going for something with 18650s, but I don't know which ones to get anymore. All my old ones are probably too old, so I should buy new. Oh, edited to add that I prefer 2 batteries rather than one because I like how they last longer.

    Y'all point me in the right direction. I was looking at the VooPoo drag or Wismec something.

    TIA!
     
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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    @Mooch is the battery guy. He has both a blog and a patreon account for in depth stuff. The short form as I understand it is there are a lot of bad rewraps and difficult to recognize counterfeit batteries out there so getting them from a source known to sell authentic batteries is key. Again @Mooch has the details.

    The good news is you vape at fairly low wattage so a huge device isn’t required. Replaceable batteries allow for longer potential mod life and instant swapping of batteries to make shorter life less of an issue. If you get replaceable batteries you need a charger though. Different chargers have different features. Iirc @Mooch has also been testing chargers. Most people who use internal batteries tend to get multiple mods so one can charge while another is being used, so price wise it’s more or less a wash in the short term, with savings for replaceable batteries in the long term because batteries are cheaper than whole mods. You managed to nurse along an mpv4 long past it’s normal failure date so you’re probably pretty careful with your toys. I’m not so I personally tend towards ruggedized stuff. If you’re interested in ruggedized I may be of help, but ruggedized stuff is often both slightly larger and slightly more expensive.
     
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  3. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    I have one of the good chargers from before. Night core or something, so that’s not an issue.
     
  4. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    And I vaguely remember Mooch from way long ago, lol
     
  5. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Well of you’ve already got a charger no reason not to use it.
     
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  6. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2010
    New Hampshire
    The Geekvape Aegis Solo is a very popular box mod. I have 3 right now.Really like them.
     
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  7. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Sure! That’s why I’m not opposed to going back to separate batteries. I’m just lost as to what to get. Looking at the online shops there are so many pod kit this and pod kit that. I just want a basic box that’s easy to use and batteries that last, not a kit or a pod. Most of the boxes that appeal to me are overkill for my W but that’s okay.
     
  8. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    I was just looking at that one. What batteries do you use for it?
     
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  9. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Oh, but it bugs me that it only uses one battery. Does it last a long time?
     
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  10. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    The solo is a single 18650 ruggedized mod. An LG2 brown has 20ma draw and 3000mah and would likely be a good choice in your situation for that mod. If you got a dual battery mod you could get away with lower draw batteries.

    LG2 batteries are often counterfeited though so finding a reputable seller is key with those. There is a list somewhere.
     
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  11. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    I will look for the list.
     
  12. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Oct 1, 2010
    New Hampshire
    18650
     
  13. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2010
    New Hampshire
    Yes,I think so.It has a great hand feel also.
     
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  14. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Hey, Spazmelda. I remember you from AltSmoke Eastgate. :thumb:

    I'm using a JAC Vapour series b DNA75w (my daily driver) and a Geekvape Aegis Solo (backup). My Provari's are in my relic drawer. The JAC is just as reliable as a Provari and JAC Vapour supports their products after the sale like Provape did. Only available from their website (just like the Provari).

    I'm using Sony VTC6 and Samsung 30Q batteries, both 3000mah 15 amp batteries, and vaping subohm 0.5 ohm coils at 30 watts. We vape similarly.

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    JAC Vapor series B DNA75W
    Aegis Mini vs Aegis Solo: Reviews

    Battery Basics for Mods: The Definative Battery Guide for Vaping

    I wouldn't steer you wrong.
     
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  15. Georgia Boy

    Georgia Boy Super Member

    Jun 28, 2019
    Atlanta Georgia
    The Aegis series is a very good choice, I'd also throw in the OBS Cube series of Mods
     
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  16. geeker

    geeker Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2009
    Neither here nor there
    I am in the same boat. I've been using a Pockex AIO for a couple of years. I have an original Trog Screwdriver...that's how long it's been since I started LOL!
     
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  17. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    I started in 2011 with a GoGo, lol. I can remember making a cartomizer tank out of a syringe.
     
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  18. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    I was just looking at the Aegis Legend. It does more than I need, but I like that it takes 2 bays.
     
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  19. Spazmelda

    Spazmelda Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2011
    Ohio
    HEEEYYY! Are you still at Altsmoke? I’m not familiar with the JAC stuff. I will look it up.
     
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  20. FranC

    FranC TWR Co-Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 1, 2010
    New Hampshire
    As long as you don't mind hefty:)
     
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