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Should I upgrade to Provari?

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by blargman, Dec 12, 2013.

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  1. glassgal

    glassgal Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 7, 2013
    Central Florida
    Thanks:). There's only a few more pieces I still have to get before I feel like I've tried all the best known vaping items. And that's a SNP tank and a DNA20 type (going to wait to see what new models come out for this, nothing I've seen with it yet is a must have). But I've yet to see/hear of any battery that comes close to a Provari for durability/reliability, which besides interesting looks is what I most care about.
     
  2. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    It's not difficult to quote text properly. Allow me to demonstrate. :D

    That data is for brand-new batteries, right? How applicable is it as the battery begins to degrade after a few hundred charge/discharge cycles?

    Call me a skeptic, but I prefer empirical measurements rather than theoretical calculations based on a manufacturer's data sheet, especially when we know that there are all sorts of clone batteries out there.

    Or you could simply assign a number to each battery that you own and tell the mod which one you just popped in. Then it could learn that battery's curve. This would give us a number of benefits such as identifying batteries that aren't up to snuff for whatever reason and being able to see how the curve changes as the battery ages due to cycling.

    What kind of cell phone do you have? Do you have a tablet like an iPad or similar? Is the replacement cost of these devices more or less than a a Provari? Do you also take the batteries out of these devices to charge them separately, or do you risk those devices on whatever power source you plug them into? :D

    Thanks! :vapor:
     
  3. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Signature Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2012
    Woodburn, OR
    Most of us don't feel the need to be that anal retentive, but I'll humor you.

    Wrong. that data is for batteries both new, used, and at the end of their useful life. This has been hashed out thoroughly at candlepowerforum.com long before modders started sticking big batteries in tubes to vape off of. You would know that if you had actually searched for the information.


    That is why most of us buy AW IMR batteries from an AW battery dealer, or from AW himself.


    Or we could buy a high quality battery, high quality charger, and dispose of the battery when it stops holding a charge.

    ...does this stuff really keep you awake at night?:confused:

    Warning! Graphic images of burned hands, legs and melty cell phones!
    https://www.google.com/search?q=exploded+cell+phone+when+charging&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS474US474&espv=210&es_sm=93&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=MbLGUvT0GMbioATG84CIAw&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1241&bih=605

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    My ProVari blinks at me when it's time to replace the battery, and when the ProVari refuses to fire, I know my battery has been drained to 3.2 volts.

    Edit: That is all of the information I need to know in order to use both my batteries and my device effectively. Anything more than that is overkill for my needs. However, for the sake of appeasing your need to have useless information at your fingertips, I'm sure there are very high end chargers out there that will assist you in gathering the kind of information you need. If there isn't, then obviously no one else feels this burning desire quite the way you do.

    Just my :2c:
     
  4. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    OK, apparently some people think that the currently available Provari is the prefect device that can never be improved and nothing else can ever be better. Cool. Provape, are you listening? Don't ever change a thing! :laugh:
     
  5. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

  6. AngiBe

    AngiBe Vapeaholic Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    Indy, IN
    I'm sorry, I got a little side tracked in this thread. What don't you like about your ProVari? I was just curious cuz I haven't heard many say they didn't like the one they purchased. Mine has been working awesome. Did you get the new V2?

    But back on topic, OP never even came back so not sure if there's true interest or trying to stir the pot. Just say'in.
     
  7. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Signature Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2012
    Woodburn, OR
    Just let it die, AngiBe. Step away from the thread...


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  8. meanckz

    meanckz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Greer, SC
    answer to OP question: YES !

    from new provari owner: me
     
  9. EddardinWinter

    EddardinWinter The Philosopher Who Rides Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2012
    Richmond, Va
    I responded the way I did because I did not want to cherry pick portions of your quotation, like you did from mine...again.

    I can produce no better refutation of your reckless speculation than the one already provided by PLANofMAN.

    I can produce no better refutation of your false assumptions than the one already provided by PLANofMAN. What I would call you would not be a "skeptic".

    Yep, you can do that all you want. That sounds so much simpler than pressing a button nine times, or carrying a few extra batteries.

    My cell phone is charged by a specific adapter made by the manufacturer of the device. I don't remove the battery because it is not recommended by the manufacturer. I don't plug it into a USB port of a computere via micro-USB cable, that is for sure.

    You are welcome.


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  10. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  11. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Signature Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2012
    Woodburn, OR
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  12. StormFinch

    StormFinch Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2010
    Arkansas
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  13. K_Tech

    K_Tech Slightly mad but harmless Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2013
    Eastern Ohio, USA
    Well, that went nicely. :blink:

    So, in summary:

    Buy a ProVari if you want, or not. If you do buy one and like it, keep it, it will last you a looooooong time.

    If you don't like it, you can re-sell it in the classifieds, they usually don't last too long there.
     
  14. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Signature Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2012
    Woodburn, OR
    That summarizes about 200 "Should I buy a Provari?," and "What's so great about ProVari?" threads.
     
  15. K_Tech

    K_Tech Slightly mad but harmless Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Eastern Ohio, USA
    Lol. I really like my ProVari. I also like my Vamo, my Zmax, my MVP.... and on and on. I just don't get how these questions invariably turn into a bunch of howler monkeys throwing feces at each other.

    Next up: The AR vs. AK debate.

    :pop:
     
  16. StormFinch

    StormFinch Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2010
    Arkansas
    Go visit a motorcycle forum some time, we ain't got nothing on them. Human nature is weird.
     
  17. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I can't remember who it was, but one time a member posted that he witnessed the most vicious forum fight imaginable. He said he had never seen anything like it. It got very personal and horribly mean. It started with something he posted, but soon grew far beyond him with members attacking each other. And what started it? It was on a cooking forum and in a review of a muffin recipe he had written something critical of a particular kind of flour.
     
  18. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Signature Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 9, 2012
    Woodburn, OR
    This Is The Most Epic Brand Meltdown On Facebook Ever
    Yeah I couldn't find that, but I got derailed on this gem. I remember watching that episode and reading the comments as those restaurant owners had a meltdown...and went to war vs. Reddit, Yelp, and Facebook.

    Epic. :pop:
     
  19. The Ocelot

    The Ocelot Psychopomp Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Not quite the same, but also very weird was this episode. I didn't witness it (I was never able to get the hang of LambdaMoo), but reading about it fascinated me.

    JULIAN DIBBELL - "A Rape in Cyberspace"


    ETA: I read an article about the restaurant fight, but it was about the owners and why they were kicked off the show. I think it mentioned posts on fb, but that wasn't the focus of the story.
     
  20. FearTX

    FearTX Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I bought a Provari because I found it used on ebay for cheapskies, it was kinda beat up and worked like nothing else I owned. I bought another brand-new because I liked it so much and I think it looks better in green with red splatters.
    I do not care if you do not like mine for they are mine.
    I also use my VV/VW devices in VV mode because I know where my sweet spot is in voltage on all my toppers. I will learn where it is in VW because I am going to do a DNA20 build for myself soon-ish. It will be in rotation with my provaris and MVP2 and mechs and....

    Should you upgrade to Provari? It is a solid device that you can get your money back out of. So why not if you can afford it? If it does not have the features you want then probably not..... It is still a great device that I am happy to own.

    Also,

    Kan i joyn ur guild of ossum nobl provari lytesaiber weelding waryers of virchew and trewth?
     
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