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Quick question about the original Lavatube.

Discussion in 'Lavatube' started by Sad Society, Dec 15, 2012.

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  1. Sad Society

    Sad Society Ultra Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    I own the original LT. The one that Volcanoe started selling when they first hit the market. But I got mine from Vaporus.

    Anyways, this thing works well and I'm still using it now. It's black with no logos. And it's even lasted longer than my other SS LT that I got from Apollo. The center pin on that one broke.

    My question is: What is the amp limit on the original LT? I think it's the 1.5 version. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

    I also have the new OLED Sigelei ZMAX clone. But I don't even use it. Because the Sigelei has a low ohm limit. I use an RBA and build 1.0 Ohm coils. And the original LT lets it work. Unlike the ZMAX clone.

    On my LT I can use low ohm coils and use less battery power. And I have another mod coming so I was wondering what the LT amp limit was. Thanks.
  2. Sad Society

    Sad Society Ultra Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA

    24 hours and 73 views and no one can answer my question. Maybe no one knows the real answer.
  3. rcpcdude

    rcpcdude Senior Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    you could always email the merchant you bought it from instead of lashing out

    here's the problem..... just for ....s and giggles google search lavatube version 1.5, and see the 400 different merchants calling theirs v1.5 v2.0 v2.1 v3.0 v4.0 v289579328.8 and they are all different so nobody really knows which one you have

    welcome to the world of owning a lavatube, 27000 varieties that are all slightly unique in their own way
  4. SlimXero

    SlimXero Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2009
    Seffner, Florida
    I have a v1 and I couldn't honestly tell you. I've never had it not fire on a good device, regardless of ohm rating or voltage setting.
  5. SoberSnyper

    SoberSnyper Senior Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    Maurice, La.
    The LT V1 from Volcano has a 2.5 amp limit.
  6. Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd Reviewer / Blogger ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Supporting member
    Nov 4, 2012
    This ^

    You'll find yourself consistently hitting this limit, as well.
  7. Yorkedawg

    Yorkedawg Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 26, 2010
    San Antonio, Texas
    I could not answer your question as the one I bought for hubby had issues with the button constantly sticking and it found its way to file 13 ;(
  8. Sad Society

    Sad Society Ultra Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA

    Thank You very much guys. Yes I do hit that limit. When the battery reads around the 1.6-1.7 range the vapor really drops down. Even on a low ohm single coil. And the batteries I use are the 18650 Panny's.

    No worries though. I have my Sigmax and an Evic.
  9. cowboy6591

    cowboy6591 Senior Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    May 16, 2013
    Liberty, TN

    Go here and research this bad boy, I wouldn't subscribe to the 5 amps before googeling the model and finding a revue that proves the stat honest. The site too. Seriously, 5 amps is going to create a lot of Integrated Circuit board heat and that can mean a short lifespan. As for the Lava Tube it's either 2.2 amps or close to 3.
    The ones that claims 3 amps rarely hit that but land around 2.8 or 2.9 I have seen those reviews in youtube. Search youtube for this Vmax model and see if you land a good tech review on it.
    "If it sounds to good to be true..." radar is in full tilt with this one.

    To run a 5 amp unit at 3 amps constant will not strain the system. Running a 3 amp lava tube at 3 amps consistent will give it an early demise. No body likes cruzin down the road with the pedal to the floor just to stay at the speed limit. You want “Wiggle” room if you want your vaporer to last.
    Hopefully I can find a good revue on this posted link because I am one of those dudes that like to look at a blown radiator hose every time I exhale. 2.5 amps will not run my dual coil and dual wick genisus clones. They are FOG machines. :)
  10. AnsonJames

    AnsonJames Ultra Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Jun 23, 2011
    They said it had a 2.5 amp limit but I think the actual number was 2.33 amps.
  11. mikebabs

    mikebabs Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2011
    new jersey
    Cant believe u still have that relic....I still do too..LOL I often wondered the same question...Any answers???
  12. DlyDragger

    DlyDragger Senior Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    Zeeland, MI
    Yes, it's 2.5 and as others have said it's closer to 2.3-2.4 if it's a true V1 (flat top cap). There's also the V1.5 (still flat top) and V1.5T (angled top cap), the V1.5 claims a higher amp limit but there were some major issues with it, see 9 posts down here:

    The 1.5T has an angled top cap and claims to be capable of 4 amps (I have one of these) but in real world conditions it is realistically closer to 3.6-3.7.

    The reason that you are using less juice is because with your low ohm coils it's going into safety all the time. You are probably running around 3.5V no matter what the screen is telling you, they HATE low ohm coils. That is one BIG flaw with the LT is that it doesn't actually display what voltage it's running at, just what you set it at, and if that's above the what it can safely run at those ohms then it self adjusts to compensate.

    Clear as mud????
  13. Sad Society

    Sad Society Ultra Member ECF Veteran Verified Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is an old thread...My Lavatube is still holding up. I was trying to google the low ohm limit of the first Lavatube and I actually ran across my own thread.

    Does anybody know if the V1 Lavatube has a low ohm limit?

    I know the V1 Lavatube doesn't put out much power. Using an RBA, I wouldn't recommend using 28g wire. I mean it works with 28g, but I have to take 2 or 3 prime puffs to get one good puff. 30g wire in an RBA on the v1 Lavatube works OK for good throat hit. It works pretty well with 32g.

    I'm using 32g now and the throat hit is unsatisfying. I'm going to re-build with 30g and hope for the best. I don't know the ohms, since the Lavatube doesn't give that information. I could use a multimeter, but I'm too lazy to do that. Based on the many builds I've done, I'm guessing this 32g build is around 2 ohms. I just don't know, or forgot how low of ohms I can go on a V1 Lavatube.
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