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MVP Owners Group-into the next generation…

Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by pufZeppelin, Aug 24, 2014.

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  1. DingerCPA

    DingerCPA Vaping Mistress Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Corn 'n' Cows
    Good Morning, Gang!

    Y'all have been busy overnight. Not intending to re-open the charging debate, but somewhere back on the previous thread, I'd commented that my one MVP only would charge to 4.1. Heck, it's now reading 4.2 when it's done :)

    Also decided to try upping my watts setting during a good ol' vaping session. Running around 10W on 1.8-2.0 coils.... Getting a bit more flavor. Guess I'd been somewhat "conservative" in that I didn't want to drain my batteries as quickly, but since I got my 3rd MVP (which is stationed at home), I'm less concerned about running out of charge, so, I'm cranking them all up a touch.

    Also starting to "drip" with a kf mini. That's somewhat amusing as well. Granted, no sub-ohmming, but I do get a little more flavor than with a traditional build.

    New thread, new experiments..... "Next Generation"

  2. clnire

    clnire Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    Hi everyone! Just checking in. I am also working to discharge my 2 MVPs for a good, long, slow recharge. First took me 3 days, still working on #2 :)
  3. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    ya know that's something no one ever talks about
    how good a 'dripper' KF are...
  4. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    good deal

    it seemed weird to try and kill it red
    yellow alot longer than I remember
    then not sure I ever saw 3.3v before from it...

  5. paulkok_my

    paulkok_my Full Member

    Feb 9, 2014
    Selangor, Malaysia
    Wow after scrolling for days trying to catch up, this thread is really empty....for the moment.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Tapatalk
  6. DingerCPA

    DingerCPA Vaping Mistress Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Apr 9, 2014
    Corn 'n' Cows
    I'd been asking around about that, but no one has had much experience doing it that way. I don't want to spend any more on gear unless I have confidence that it's going to truly be that "next best thing."

    I have carts, not a carto tank; I still have the original 510 attys from my original ecigs. I have 4 kayfun clones. I don't *need* more stuff. I want to learn how to use my stuff better....

    Sent from.... ooh look! Something shiny!!!
  7. Capt.shay

    Capt.shay Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 10, 2013
    W. Ma. U.S.A.

    And a couple more characters
  8. jandry

    jandry Senior Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    Austin, TX, USA
    Ill have to pick up a brick that limits to 1amp. Im pretty sure my cell phone brick charges higher, and the only other thing I have to charge with is the USB ports on my laptop.

    Ive only ever had the MVP go dead once, and that was after 3 days of use. Usually I recharge every other day, with the voltage being around 3.7 when it goes on the charge. I would imagine Ill need to charge more often when I get my sample of rayon from donesmokin- it appears rayon needs a watt or 2 more to prevent "watery vape". Thats prolly since rayon doesnt "hang on" to liquid as well as cotton (though wicks better).

    Anyways, I have a post on page 2- if anyone wants me to edit with some info for the MVP gleaned from the other thread, let me know :)
  9. gerrymi

    gerrymi Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Jul 12, 2013
    The 'Burgh, PA.
    Haven't seen Katdarling in this new thread (yet) but she said she found the best flavor "between 9 and 10w".

    For me (I concentrate more on vapor since my taste buds are still in hibernation after years of analogs)...I'm going into my 3rd week of running my first Aspire BVC at 11 Watts on my MVP2...and loving it!!!
  10. Capt.shay

    Capt.shay Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 10, 2013
    W. Ma. U.S.A.
    I saw a 1 amp wall wart in a counter display for $5 at the hardware store yesterday.
  11. herb

    herb Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Say it isn't so lol, what happened to the charge it early and often routine . Is this just a rare occasion (i hope) or a new belief ? I hope this doesn't confuse people into thinking they should heavily discharge the MVP.
  12. clnire

    clnire Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    No herb, just an occasional thing to do. I will recharge at yellow and then go back to my usual recharge at 3.7 or so.
  13. herb

    herb Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Thats good , so to make it clear to all you new MVP owners, discharging the MVP to yellow and beyond IS NOT recommended if your interested in the best possible longevity of your new device

    To avoid countless questions on the best way to charge as was so common on the other threads , making it clear at the beginning on this thread seems prudent to me.

    I will let Puff or Capt discuss this since they seem to have the longest running MVP's to date.
  14. williamclarkonet

    williamclarkonet Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 11, 2014
    Iowa United States
  15. herb

    herb Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Just my opinion , but instead of picking up where we left off in the other thread i think it would be wise to start with the most useful info for newbies in this new thread .

    Again just my opinion , but i would be at a complete loss if i started reading this new one and had questions about charging , settings etc...
  16. Jingles

    Jingles Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2011
    Ok-I gave up on staying caught up on the old thread. I will try to check in here more often. I have 2 MVPS-one is a 510 and one is an 808 (from Smokeless Image). I love them both, but tend to use the 510 more. Right now, I have a mini Nautilus on it running at 10 Watts.
  17. pufZeppelin

    pufZeppelin Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    Florida, SW
    I am by no means well versed or knowledgeable in this topic,
    but the gist of my understanding, this is how I see it from what I read...

    li-ion that we use are protected
    either by the circuitry inside the device itself or incorporated into the battery
    3 main safety parameters
    -short circuit
    -over charge
    -low discharge
    so the relationship between the pcb and the battery needs renewed ‘once in awhile’
    you always do one by nature (full charge it)
    but the full discharge is subjective to habit (with-in stated parameters)
    fully discharge lithiums meaning, with-in the built in limits
    batteries have safety limits built in for its own protection
    so a FULL range on occasion – (low% to full%) is just a slap in the pcb face
    so it knows what the rules are…
    like I’ve said before, I’ve read many different variations of this theory
    so I’ve come to believe in the practice…

    "just an occasional thing to do"

  18. Ramaview

    Ramaview Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2014
    Bedford Falls, Texas
    Found the "new" thread. Whew thought you guys had left without me. I was pretty much a lurker on the old thread. Just enjoying all you folks. Plan to post more here. The MVP is an awesome device for newbies or experienced vapers. Look forward to a good gab.
  19. herb

    herb Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I was hoping you would talk about your charging routine , you know the one you talked about on many occasions in the other thread .

    Specifically the charge the MVP until it hits 4.1 instead of 4.2 (which is typically about a half hour early from the light going off in my experience) and taking it off the charger (if remembered ) before the green light goes out.

    Based on all the research from "Battery University" it seems putting it on the charger and charging it at 3.7 volts (meaning when your MVP shows 3.7 when you press both buttons together ) that is the time to recharge it .

    To get the maximum # of cycle lives from the MVP it's best to NOT let it go to yellow and especially red . Letting it go past the 3.7 mark is fine every once in awhile but following that procedure on a regular basis will not increase MVP cycle life.

    Well it seems i just explained your method and you have had yours working like new for over a year , thats good enough for me .
  20. TBPlayer2112

    TBPlayer2112 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 25, 2012
    Northern Illinois
    Good morning MVP's. Still loving my new toy. Little guy lasts nearly 2 days before needing a charge. Just using Protank mini's and a Aerotank all at @ 8.5 watts and it's been really good for me. So glad I got this. I've got the Carbon Black one. Next MVP I buy will be the silver one. Can anyone tell me if the silver is a fingerprint magnet at all? Not that it would be a deal breaking in any way. I'm still gonna get another one.....:sneaky:....then another one after that. :wub:
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