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Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by docp1620, Oct 13, 2013.

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  1. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    The lite read out next to the USB slot turns green when complete charge.I do not understand why Protovapor stopped using the Sony VTC5's because mine lasts all day long into the next day.I do not notice a quick drop off in battery level just an even drop thru out the day.
     
  2. snork

    snork Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2011
    CO
    As far as I know, and at least when I bought my red one the other day, the VTC5 is still the default available battery. You can't purchase one separately though.
     
  3. t8kiteasy

    t8kiteasy Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2012
    virginia beach
    I thought they posted on the site that the VTC5's were not being offered because they were hard to get ahold of any and changing to another supplier???
     
  4. ukeman

    ukeman PV Masher Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 22, 2010
    Kauai, Hawaii
    Could have been ^ I'm too lazy to check but some vendors are replacing with Samsung 25 baby blue.

    And doh, the red light next to usb port ... should have checked for green before saying anything.

    I do notice that when set it down then wake it up the batt charge shows lower for a few seconds (firing) then up to what the charge level is.
     
  5. carbonbegone

    carbonbegone Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2014
    Indy
    I just did this today ..
    I'll say this 1st ; 25 bucks + shipping to them is the bargain of the century !

    The V3 'shorty' Fat Daddy 510 is very nice, it even has a nifty tab washer to solder to instead of having to attach to the side of the nut.
    But ther'es more to it besides just buying a 3rd party 510.
    Top of unit is too close for the additional length below the cap of the updated 510. A spacer is needed. Protovapor sells you a thicker pocket clip w / the kit.
    I had to fab one out of 1/8 delrin sheet that I happened to have around, transferring the screw hole locations, perimeter & center hole. Then cut all without missing locations.
    Tab on washer must be bent down just enough to clear side of the body - get it wrong & the nut won't tighten correctly.
    Add in a trip to the hardware store to get 4 longer screws ..
    Sure I got it done & all is correct & working great, but given the amount of time involved - I shoulda just sent it in & waited a couple weeks.
    Its not like we all don't have multiple backups ..
    Having done it - I can tell you that Protovapor is certainly not gouging anyone for the upgrade.
    My advise is the same as theirs ; send it in.
     
  6. Frocket

    Frocket Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2013
    north Carolina
    Let the stalking of the local postman commence... My XPV should be arriving today.

    BOOM!
     
  7. Frocket

    Frocket Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2013
    north Carolina
    Omgitshereimsohappy!

    BOOM!
     
  8. Heespharm

    Heespharm Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2014
    Htown,tx
    Got my replacement from Protovapor today... So far so good


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  9. Heespharm

    Heespharm Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2014
    Htown,tx
    Woohoo I just wanna give a shoutout to protovapor customer service! They do not drop the ball and are very helpful... Feels like I made a deal with a friend rather a business!

    Got my replacement unit from them 3days after letting them know the first one was bad...! Now that's customer service!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  10. SeniorBoy

    SeniorBoy VapeFight.com Founder Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2013
    Las Vegas, NV
    Thought you guys would enjoy this juice leak pic from my R91. I was performing some wild and useless stress tests in my freezer. What a waste. Turns out the wick got nuked and down in the juice channels. /lol Any way, I'm quite happy with how the top of the XPV40 handles a rather large juice leak. NO juice dribbled down the side of the mod.

    vpv40-juice-leak.jpg

    Enjoy!

    :)
     
  11. Frocket

    Frocket Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2013
    north Carolina
    I was so happy to get the XPV, then started trying some nickel builds. Turns out, my wicking on the Erlprinz isn't as good as I thought, cause it's not staying saturated enough to keep the coil cool. Can't really blame the nickel; I can build a pretty coil using it. Tried spaced and contact coils, same deal each time - hits like a champ at first (since the wick's still saturated from the build), then it's temp protection when at low watts.

    For now, im back to kanthal, until I can get this wicking business straightened out.

    Other than my crappy wicking skills, I am loving this mod. Every time I look at it, I wonder how they fit a VTC5, wiring, board, charging port, 510 and buttons. My Sigelei 100w and IPV2 are going to be collecting dust, I think.

    BOOM!
     
  12. midnight_stray

    midnight_stray Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2012
    Austin, Tx
    yeah my first builds with nickel havn't gone well. I seem to be replacing them more often then kanthal
     
  13. Frocket

    Frocket Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 4, 2013
    north Carolina
    Got a good nickel build going on now. 20 watts on the Erlprinz @ 440°, no problem with temp protection kicking in. Needs a lot of juice flow to keep up with that wattage, and kicks out some pretty decent vapor.

    We'll see how long I can run the current build. I'm using a heavy VG juice that has a strong tendency to gunk up coils. Im hoping that with the temp protection, it'll keep the gunking down a bit.

    BOOM!
     
  14. SheerLuckHolmes

    SheerLuckHolmes Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2009
    Tempe, Az
    I want to reset the chip in the XPV. Normally that is easiest by removing or disconnecting the battery. I do not see this as easy with the XPV. Any suggestions or just hold the button until the battery is dead enough to simulate being disconnected?
     
  15. carbonbegone

    carbonbegone Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 27, 2014
    Indy
    It'll take a long time to completely empty the battery ...
    Easiest is to remove 2 screws on the top & 2 on the bottom, just 2 on each end. Slightly loosen the other 2 on each end.
    Remove the ones opposite the display if i remember correctly.
    Slide the case open enough to disconnect fitting, re connect fitting & you're re-set.
    Use a bit of patience & you'll be fine.
     
  16. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    On a DNA40, I believe that letting it sit overnight will do a real reset. It appears to power itself down after a long enough period of inactivity, something that the DNA20 and DNA30 did not do.
     
  17. snork

    snork Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2011
    CO
    Before you get rid of the box, make sure you get the sticker out. I almost didn't.

    [​IMG]

    Coolest vape name ever.
     
  18. SheerLuckHolmes

    SheerLuckHolmes Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2009
    Tempe, Az
    Where did you become aware of this? This is a major upgrade from the previous 20's & 30's. I would think it would have been hollered from the roof tops. If true, I do not have to do anything other then let the XPV sit untouched for 8-10 hours. I do not doubt you, but would like to find this in writing somewhere. Any links?
     
  19. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    I'm afraid I don't have proof. I'm speculating this is the case based on the exceedingly low current the board consumes after a long enough period of inactivity, which is the same low single-digit micro-amps as when you power it down by removing and re-installing the battery. Plus there's the way the fire switch is connected to the battery side of the regulator, rather than the atty side of the regulator (where the up/down switches are), and the fact that the board does not power up when you connect a battery until you press the fire switch. This behavior is totally different than the DNA20/30. My theory is that the board powers itself down by shutting off the FET they're using for reverse battery protection and the fire switch serves double duty by turning that FET back on.

    Now you're wondering how discovered this. I ordered a retail board from Protovapor on release day, which IIRC was a Tuesday. I paid for express shipping and got it a few days later and built up some new gdeal printed bottom-feeder innards that weekend. I connected a battery and -- nothing! The board wouldn't power up. So I hooked an ammeter in series with the battery and found negligible current consumption until I finally connected an external fire switch (I had already beheaded the on-board one). I also noted that after some period of inactivity, the board went back to consuming virtually no current, but I never actually timed how long it took to do that. I had posted all of this in one of the DNA40 threads, quite possibly the active coop that was in progress at the time.
     
  20. Bassnorma

    Bassnorma Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2013
    Geekville, USA
    I love the way you think rossum....moreover the inquisitive and scientific nature of your thought process...just sayin' ...hehe

    (sent from an alien device which translates English into Klingon without my approval)
     
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