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Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by Dannielle.c92, Oct 10, 2018.

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  1. Dannielle.c92

    Dannielle.c92 Full Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    Someone I kinda know doesn't want their vaporesso armour pro (single 18650 external battery) . They said they got it 2 weeks ago , only used a couple of times ( they didn't like vaping ) I asked how have they been charging their device the couple of times they needed to charge it & the persaon said they charged the battery while it was in the mod.( I plan on buying 2 new 18650 batteries) so my question is , is it still safe to buy the device from the person I know & use it or since they charged the batteries while in the mod will the mod have a possibility of having issues
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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Imho the biggest issue with in mod charging is wear on the microUSB2 port. It is possible to break the port in as little as a couple weeks. That said if the port IS broken it doesn’t make the mod unusable, you just can’t update the software. (Or charge from the port of course). Might be worth it to test the port and if it is broken maybe buy it at a hefty discount
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  3. Dannielle.c92

    Dannielle.c92 Full Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    I'm definitely gonna check everything out before buying it , it is 2nd hand but the person said it was used lightly. I'm just worried that charging thru USB would cause the mod to have function problems (not just the USB port)
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  4. dennism

    dennism Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2015
    If you have a charger and the price is right, go for it.
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  5. Evesevere

    Evesevere Full Member

    Dec 5, 2017
    I had been in a pinch at work at forgot my charger and had to use the usb on my Vgod- all was well and batteries and mod are fine. I hate doing that but if the person didn’t use it too much I would buy it. Esp
    If you know them.
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  6. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Since it was barely used and is essentually a "new" mod, it should be fine for you to buy and use.

    I do recommend that you buy an external charger and not charge the batteries via USB. A name brand like Xtar, Efest LUC, or Nitecore. Guide to Choosing a Li-ion Battery Charger

    For batteries I recommend name brands like Samsung, Lg, or Sony. Chose the model battery by the highest wattage setting that you will use. Battery Basics for Mods: The Definative Battery Guide for Vaping

    (Total wattage doubles using 2 batteries; Triples using 3 batteries.)

    Up to 45W:
    Samsung 18650 30Q, 3000 mah 15 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC6 3000mAh 15 amp CDR [​IMG]

    Up to 60W:
    LG 18650HG2 3000mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG 18650HE4 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-25R, 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sanyo UR18650NSX, 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC5, 2600 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC4, 2100 mah 23 amp CDR [​IMG]

    Up to 75W:
    LG 18650 HD4 2100 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG 18650 HD2 2000 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-24S, 2500 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC5A, 2500 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]

    Up to 90W:
    LG18650HB6 1500mah 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG18650HB2 1500mAh 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG18650HB4 1500mAh 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-20S 2000mah 30 amp CDR [​IMG]

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  7. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Not afaik
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  8. Dannielle.c92

    Dannielle.c92 Full Member

    Sep 21, 2018
    I don't know the person very well. I asked more questions about the mod & I thought they bought it brand new but apparently the person bought from someone else so if I buy it from this person it would be 3rd hand. I'm very skeptical of buying it because idk how the 1st (original) owner took care of the device or how the "1st person" charged the device either the picture the person sent me of the device looks like it's in good condition it doesn't come with the original tank idk what type of tank it is & neither does the person that owns it. They tried vaping a couple of times & had bad experience so they stopped & never looked into what kind of tank they have. The person dropped the price to 25$ because it doesn't have a drip tip.. it does come with a nattbatbut I plan on buying 2 new batteries & a external chsrger. This person is just an acquaintance a friend gave me their info so i could contact them because they had a mod they were selling. I'm just very skeptical going to look at the mod tomorrow (payday) & check it out & if my gut says something isn't right then I'm not getting & will just buy a new one online
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  9. JCinFLA

    JCinFLA Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Oct 21, 2015
    I personally wouldn't buy a used mod from someone I don't know really well...especially since they are already the 2nd owner of it. As you said have no real idea of how it has actually been handled, used, taken care of (or not), etc.. Also, you'll have no warranty on it at all. Just my 2 cents though, and it's your money.

    You can get the whole brand new kit, in stock now in 4 different colors, on Sale for $47.95 below:

    Vaporesso Armour Pro 100W Starter Kit | Vape Kits

    • 1 Armour Pro 100W Box Mod
    • 1 Cascade Baby Sub-Ohm Tank
    • 1 0.3ohm GT CCELL 2 Coil
    • 1 0.18ohm GT Mesh Coil
    • 1 MicroUSB Cable
    • Instructional Manual
    **Add something else to your cart for $2.10 or more...and get FREE S/H, too!

    It might be less at other places upon further searching, but that was the lowest price by quite a bit, compared to the other vendors that popped up on pg. 1 of my Google Search. Element Vape is also well known to be a reputable vendor.
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  10. mimöschen

    mimöschen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2016
    Charging inside the mod doesn't damage the mod, but it may stress the batteries, so if you buy it, just get some new batteries.
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  11. stols001

    stols001 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2017
    I don't think the charging port would be the issue here, but it does sound like it has been around the block a few times, more and more from your descriptions.

    At this point, I'd be likely to counsel a new device. The reasons for that are several. As a new vaper, you do not want the headaches surrounding getting accustomed to your new vape and then having it break without vendor and warranty support. From the sounds of things you will have to source/part out many new things and that can add up, it's also more research and more difficulty and you may not really wind up "saving money" in the long run, especially if there is some tedious but as yet unknown problem with THIS one.

    Finally, if you seriously want to try vaping as a substitute for cigarettes, the last thing you want to have happen is for it to fail, and you are left with needing an extremely rapid "new vape" or "repair/warranty" which you won't be able to do with this one.

    Really, once vaping is working for you, you need a backup for if something goes wrong with your primary setup and whatnot, so if you do buy THIS one, I'd make good and sure it is actually working then keep it as a backup if the price is genuinely right. However, once a mod has been purchased by someone ELSE they can certainly TELL you "how they were using it" but that information isn't always accurate and also cannot really be verified..

    I might go with your gut on this one and buy new. Vaping isn't a game of "go fish" and frankly the more you can get with a new mod (vendor support, a warranty) the better especially as a new vaper.

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  12. Zaryk

    Zaryk Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2018
    The mod isn't going to be damaged from internal charging. The usb or battery may be, as others have said.

    I personally don't mind buying a used mod. As long as the price is right, and it seems fine. But I'm a bargain hunter, and you can't score big without rolling the dice.

    I will not use a second hand battery though. I don't care what anyone says about the battery, or what kind it is. If I don't know for a fact what that battery has been through, or how hard it has been used, I don't feel comfortable using it in a mod. Sometimes I will keep a used battery for one of my flashlights, but that is only if I know it is genuine and if I trust the person I got it from.
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  13. classwife

    classwife Admin Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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