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So what IS high voltage vaping all about? (Everything you've wanted to know plus a bit of electronic theory)

Discussion in 'APV and Mods Discussion' started by BiffRocko, Oct 5, 2010.

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  1. BiffRocko

    BiffRocko Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    Exactly, which makes it sort of ridiculous to vape at really high voltages, in my opinion.
  2. Rockproof

    Rockproof Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2010
    Now I get it! Great info:thumb::thumb:
  3. player30

    player30 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 10, 2010
    Birmingham AL
    Thanks for the post. This is the first physics post my teeny tiny brain has been able to understand!
  4. WillyB

    WillyB Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 21, 2009
    Once you cross into 18650 territory the answer is no.

    Here's a 2A drain test, notice how the HighDrain (LiMN) quickly pans out (green line at the bottom).


    I'll stick to Li-Ions.
  5. o4_srt

    o4_srt Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    to me, it's convenience. I use cartomizers that have 3.2 ohms of resistance. They SUCK when using a 3.7 volt device, but at 5.5 volts they are awesome. I make DIY juice, and it's tough to justify using a new cartomizer for each new flavor I make, so I test them with atomizers. If I were to purchase standard atomizers, I would have to lower my supply voltage to get the same power as I do using a cartomizer, because standard atomizers have less resistance. Instead, I use high voltage atomizers, so I don't have to do as much voltage adjusting.
  6. BiffRocko

    BiffRocko Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    I do have 18650 IMRs now and they don't last nearly as long between charges. However, I'm enjoying the vape I get from them so much more, especially since my daily vape is a dark, cloudy atty killer. Regular and LR 510s couldn't keep up with it, so I switched to Cisco LR 306s. Even with the bridge and wick removed, they still clog up in a matter of a day or two with Li-Ions. The extra heat from the IMRs really helps to keep them from clogging as fast.

    I get at least a day from them, usually a day and a half. That is just fine for my needs.
  7. BiffRocko

    BiffRocko Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    That's a legitimate use if you don't want to mess with VV. Still that seems to be a rather obscure need. Glad it's working out for you though.
  8. Slurp812

    Slurp812 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2011
    Northwest Ohio
    That's why I love my VV so much. I have several types of cartos, some suck @ 3.7, so I threw them aside and bought more. But with my VV, they all can vape well! Then its down to the carto construction, and taste factor. And in my case, it changes from day to day. Most days I'm happy with 1.7 ohm resurctors @ 3.5 volts on the provari.
  9. kelly029x

    kelly029x Full Member

    Sep 24, 2009
    Thanks for the info!! Well written and easily understood!
  10. TomC

    TomC Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 26, 2011
    Columbus, Ohio USA
    I've got a decent multimeter tht I use primarily to keep an eye onmy Li-ion batteries. When I use it to measure the resistance of my cartomizers I don't think I a doing it correctly as I a getting a lot of variation. I take one lead and press it securely on the outside of the threads and kind of wedge the second lead inside the hole in the carto. Is this correct?
  11. classwife

    classwife Admin
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    Moving to APV Discussion and making this a sticky :)
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