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PCC-- educate me please

Discussion in 'Joye 510' started by let_there_be_vaping, May 15, 2009.

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  1. let_there_be_vaping

    let_there_be_vaping Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2009
    Hello!

    Anyone use the PCC?

    I think I understand that it provides a portable charging source that doesn't need any electricity to charge the batteries, right? (Providing, that is, as long as the PCC itself is charged up.)

    But, it also plugs into a wall to charge it's self back up, right?

    Can it be used while plugged in to charge batteries also?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Tone

    Tone Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2009
    LI NY
  3. let_there_be_vaping

    let_there_be_vaping Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2009
  4. let_there_be_vaping

    let_there_be_vaping Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2009
    Okay, I thought it would charge 4 batteries all at once, but instead, when it is charged up, it will charge the equivalent of 4 batteries from dead.

    So, it appears that it is designed to hold the battery, an atomizer (or 2?) and an extra cartridge (or 2?), right?

    Sounds like the perfect case anyway. Just doesn't charge as many batteries at one time that I thought it did, and it is good to know that that isn't the way it is.

    LTBV
     
  5. HmmphSea

    HmmphSea Full Member

    May 13, 2009
    Sorry if this is a thread hijack but I'm unable to start my own at this point. I'm very interested in the 510 as my next ecig, largely because of the PCC. While igetcha's video is a useful tour of the PCC's features and usage, I don't see where it goes beyond that and really constitutes a review. I'd like to hear from people who have been using this product and the latest version of the 510. Does the PCC live up to its claims?

    Also, there is a lot of discussion about the batteries, manual vs automatic, etc., and with all the information I can't figure out what issues may have been resolved. Does the manual's button stick? Does the auto activate in a stiff wind? What suppliers have the best and latest equipment?
     
  6. Kendra

    Kendra Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2009
    Nashville
    I have one of these, but I rarely use it. Not because I don't like it; I do. I just use different ecigs, mostly.

    IT's a great case though. It holds one battery (that's all you need with it) one atomizer with cartridge and two extra cartriges.

    Mine came with a USB charger only, not a wall charger. You charge it up (there is an indicator light) and then you put in your battery. Don't screw it in-- just put it in and close the top. The top holds the battery down so it connects. This makes it easy to remove and put in, since you don't have to screw it in.

    It's really a great case if it fits your favorite device. I still plan on using it more one of these days.
     
  7. CatVTTV

    CatVTTV Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2009
    Tyne & Wear, UK
    I have a 510 under the brand name of Titan and the PCC and have been using them for about 6 weeks now. ( old and new models)

    The Titan is superb in my opinion, offering a whole load of vapour, and throat hit, depending of course on the juice of your choice.

    It is a thirsty e-cig, which runs quite hot on the atomiser, so you have to be careful not to let the cart get dry.

    I personally do not drip onto the 510. I keep my DSE901 for that.

    It comes with a manual and an auto battery. The manual being the better of the two.

    Do I recommend it? MOST CERTAINLY I DO.....lol

    Now the PCC.

    I bought this along with the old 510 which came with the PCC. I plugged the PCC into the mains and fully charged it. This charge will last for up to 4 chargings of auto batteries or 3-4 days, whichever comes first.

    And Yes, you can charge a battery in it whilst it is on charge itself.

    You can fit one auto battery in, along with an atomiser with cart attached, and 2 spare carts, ensuring that when you go out you have a fully charged battery, and you can in between vapes, put your 510 back into the case, keeping it safe, and charged, till you next need it.

    Thats the primary function of the PCC. The ability to take your e-cig with you, without the necessity of taking a full kit of spares with you.

    The manual battery doesnt stick at all.

    The auto battery can be brought to life in strong winds etc., but only for split seconds.

    Hope that helps a bit.
     
  8. HmmphSea

    HmmphSea Full Member

    May 13, 2009
    Huge help, Christena, and thank you, Kendra!

    So, the auto battery problem has not been resolved? On this side of the water the best supplier appears to be Wicked but their full kit only includes one battery. I guess that must be auto if that's the only one working with the PCC. One reviewer said she couldn't bring the auto into a noisy environment without it turning on. I don't know if I want to deal with that, and I don't think I'd care for the manual if it can't fit in the PCC.
     
  9. let_there_be_vaping

    let_there_be_vaping Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2009
    The PCC can NOT be used with the manual battery?!?!

    Really?
     
  10. let_there_be_vaping

    let_there_be_vaping Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2009
    Okay, went to Janty USA site and the PCC DOES fit the Dura-C, which is the manual switch model. Whew~
     
  11. dumwaldo

    dumwaldo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    New York
    there are two diffferent PCC's

    the older model does not work properly with a manual battery.

    the newer model does work with a manual battery.

    if you get an older one it can be modified to work with a manual battery. there is a video to show how to do it...
    YouTube - PCC MOD FOR TITAN E-CIG MANUAL BATTERIES

    The PCC also works with a 4081.

    DW
     
  12. CatVTTV

    CatVTTV Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 26, 2009
    Tyne & Wear, UK
    There are many conflicting reports on this one, hence I am not risking my manual battery by using the PCC.

    Initially it was said, NO dont use the manual battery, as it was longer than the auto one and the switch got in the way when closing the case.

    Now to be safe...I dont do it...lol

    just saw your post Waldo, didnt know their was a modification with a new PCC. But thanks for posting Scott's video that was most helpful.
     
  13. rsngfrce

    rsngfrce Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    EXACTLY! The PCC case has not changed, the manual batteries were made shorter (a real RIPOFF if you're not interested in the PCC, IMO). Ludo of Janty has said that all batteries will fit "if you are handy"... whatever that means (or maybe that means "if you are igetcha")! Supposedly the case is going to be modified to work correctly with the shorter manual battery, I think Ludo said in May or June (somewhere in the Janty forum). I don't think the long manual batteries will ever fit correctly, I think their existence is now being denied :p.
     
  14. Momof3

    Momof3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2009
    Midwest, USA
    I don't know. I have two PCCs. One Janty branded circa Feb09, one Joye circa Apr09. My 3 preferred batteries are long manual. I've made no modifications to my PCCs and charge all 3 long manuals in them. If/when I need new batts, I would prefer the manual longs.

    I mainly use them as portable battery chargers, but not much else. I always have a bottle of liquid, extra battery and extra atomizer. I'm thinking about cutting off the last cart hole to get the room for my extras, but haven't decided yet. I would get more use out of them that way.
     
  15. rsngfrce

    rsngfrce Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    I don't have one, but don't you have to force the lid a bit to close it with the long manuals? igetcha shows this in his modification video...
     
  16. Momof3

    Momof3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2009
    Midwest, USA
    When I put any of the auto or short manual batts in yes the lid would close with no counter resistance beyond that little spring, but the battery wouldn't always go down enough to charge without putting pressure on that side and then sometimes wouldn't stay down enough to charge. I've read some people glue a little piece of foam to the lid to correct that. So for many, the shorts and autos are really too short for the PCC as it is.

    With the manual longs I get a little more resistance, but not really forcing it. For me it's more making sure it lines up to click in straight rather than crooked. I can do it with 1 finger, so not much force required. And I get a slight gap. Same as in igetcha's video. I also looked at the heavily glued internal connection and thought about lowering, but it seemed too much work and chance at ruining the PCC for something that didn't really matter to me.

    I prefer and have more of the longs. They charge fine for me, so I use them. I don't think it matters much for anyone ordering kits or batts now. I think most everywhere has the short manuals now.

    As for being handy, I'm not. For those that are, I know it's been done although I don't know what pieces are required, but 901 batts and either my 401 or 402 batts (sorry don't remember which) fit the PCC fine. So it's possible to mod the PCCs for other models. I've got a metallic red PCC for my black 510. I've got a metallic red 901 I think would look nice in my black PCC, but haven't decided yet. HTH,
     
  17. dumwaldo

    dumwaldo Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2009
    New York
    I have a dura C purchased in the last month and i have to 'force' the top closed but i do not have to make the mod igetcha did in the video. From what I understand the diameter of the opening is larger than it used to be.

    My dura C batteries are manual without an lcd and they measure 69mm without an atomizer attached. I question if the case would close if they were 70mm long.

    DW
     
  18. a2dcovert

    a2dcovert Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2009
    Louisiana
    I have 2 Joye-510 kits purchased recently. One set has manual batteries with led one set has no led. I just ordered a TW Titan 510 PCC. I hope they all play well together.

    Kevin
     
  19. Momof3

    Momof3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2009
    Midwest, USA
    I hope they all work well for you. There are so many little variations anymore on the batteries and PCCs that it's anybodies guess. I think my black PCC sets the battery deeper than my red PCC, it's just a hair if that, but I swear it's true. So long as I'm never stuck out and about with no usable batts, I don't care. That's my primary concern. I've got too much equipment by now that I would be beyond ticked at having to buy a pack. It was one thing when I had 1 e-cig, but now....

    Course now that I've said that I guess I'll need to load up a trunkfull of stuff before I head out of town again. :rolleyes:

    Also forgot that the PCC charges the batt inside when you've got it plugged in charging. Good use for any USB/DC adapters you've got about that didn't put out enough power for any non-inline batt passthroughs you might have. Like I said, I use mine mostly as portable chargers. If/when I find a way to keep a little juice in there, they'll be of more use to me. Still wouldn't run around without spares though. I'm also a fairly heavy vaper 3ml/day, especially when I drive. So others may get more mileage out of theirs.
     
  20. HmmphSea

    HmmphSea Full Member

    May 13, 2009
    Lots of great information coming out of the woodwork; thank you all. I went ahead and ordered the Dura-C kit + PCC (and thought I'd try out their black tea).
     
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