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Steam Crave regulated squonker

Discussion in 'Liquid Feed APV Discussion' started by inswva, Sep 3, 2015.

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  1. inswva

    inswva Do you even squonk, bro? Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  2. jhhollier

    jhhollier Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2014
    I wish Steam Crave would give an update on this one. It's been listed as coming soon for awhile but I haven't been able to find any information on it. I'd prefer a YiHi chip in this one but even if it's proprietary I'd probably give it a whirl.
  3. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
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  4. jhhollier

    jhhollier Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2014
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  5. bullhcr

    bullhcr Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 29, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    Thanks for the tip. There was a coupon valid for the first 50 orders so the bet that this might be a good one cost me just $80.
  6. inswva

    inswva Do you even squonk, bro? Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I hadn't seen the pre-order link. $80 isn't a huge gamble, I guess. But, it would be nice to know what board is in the thing before handing over any money. I'd hate to pay $80 for it and have it turn out to be another Geyscano.

    edit: these specs certainly don't align with any current DNA or Yihi TC board. Guessing it'll be proprietary or sourced from one of the many available non-Yihi Chinese TC board makers. Kind of a crap shoot. I'll probably take a pass on a pre-order.

    Voltage: 3.1~4.2V

    Output voltage: 1-9V

    Output power: 7-60W

    Resistance: 0.1-4.0ohm

    Temperature adjust: 200F - 600F

    Charging: 5V/1000mA

    Product dimension: W59*H88*D26mm

    Color: Gun metal color

    (Micro USB charge cable included)
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  7. jhhollier

    jhhollier Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 3, 2014
    I'm on the verge of pulling the trigger. 7-60W is plenty for me and the 10ml bottle is nice.
  8. bullhcr

    bullhcr Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 29, 2014
    Oslo, Norway
    I will be satisfied if the board works fairly well in wattage mode and doesn't fail on me during the first months.

    TC functioning will be a pleasant surprise.

    More worried about the general build quality, the 510, leakage and so on. However I see no reason why a regulated squonker of good quality can't be sold for around $100. The leap from a regular box mod shouldn't be that huge.
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  9. Uncletattoowhat

    Uncletattoowhat Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 21, 2014
    Poquoson, VA
    Feck. Why didnt this come out before I butchered my Sigelei 150 to put the chip in a homemade horribly awkward lexan box? time to tear it all back apart and get on one of these.
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  10. jmhenckel81

    jmhenckel81 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 12, 2014
    Athens, MI
    I couldn't pass on this. The Form factor looks really good and for$80 it's not a huge gamble. Hopefully the 510 pin is decent and the chip does what it says. Looking forward to more info coming out.

    Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
  11. hurricanegirl100

    hurricanegirl100 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Are you guys talking about the squonker Busardo starts reviewing at 15:13?
  12. inswva

    inswva Do you even squonk, bro? Verified Member ECF Veteran

  13. santoki

    santoki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    got mine today-will post more details once i use it a bit more.
    In case anyone is interested though, here's a picture of the LCD layout:
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  14. Bad Ninja

    Bad Ninja Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 26, 2013
    God's Country
    Well from that angle it looks nice.
    Can't wait to hear more.
  15. bky16

    bky16 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 4, 2015
    Hong Kong
    Me too. Wanna know how it goes?
  16. Dougiestyle

    Dougiestyle Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2011
    Knoxville, TN USA
    This is almost 1:1 of a design I'm working on for a homemade 26650 regulated squonker.
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  17. linkagge

    linkagge Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 4, 2010
    I've been eyeing this thing for awhile, I'm very curious to hear how it works for you!!
  18. Brizgas

    Brizgas Full Member

    Feb 19, 2009
    I've got one of these coming can't wait to get more info.
  19. santoki

    santoki Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    After a day of use and about 50ml of juice used, overall im pretty satisfied with this device so far, though with some caveats. It comes with an extra bottle and tubing, as well as a usb charging cable. The bottle cap uses all my 10ml bottles so replacements shouldn't be an issue.

    Quality/build wise, it's a pretty well put together device, the cover magnets are quite strong, and cover stays in place. One thing to note is that if the battery removal pull tab isnt tucked out of the way, the cover won't sit flush. I usually tuck it behind the juice bottle or between the bottle and the battery.
    the cover Ergonomically it fits well in the hand especially with the curved side, though squeezing the juice bottle on occasion will cause my palm to hit the up/down button if unlocked will change wattage/temp without me noticing. Size wise, its a little thicker than the geyscano (for comparison) and a tiny bit shorter. The finish is nice, and appears to be pretty durable.
    There is button rattle in all 3 buttons, which isn't a dealbreaker, but some may find annoying. Also, the bottle does have a little room to move around...neither plus or minus in my opinion just an observation.
    Being a temp control chip, it will ask if this is a new coil or same after changing attys, as i believe is common with temp control devices.

    Refilling the juice bottle is a breeze, since its pretty free floating once the cover is removed. The cover itself is a bit awkward to remove at first, though as i'm used to it at this point, no longer an issue. The usb charging option doesnt allow passthrough when plugged in.

    The display is a bit dimmer than I'm used to, and may be an issue viewing in direct sunlight. There is no firing delay noticeable to me from when its on standby to pressing the firing button. The ohm reader on it is pretty accurate (is off by -.02 or so from my external readers), when not in temp control mode. The power down feature after 10 minutes of non usage is a little short for me, causing me to have to unlock it (5x fire button press).

    The temp control has some things to be desired, though I haven't really used it too much, there seems to be issues with how it functions. Testing dry firing with cotton wicking, it would cause scorching from as low as 240f temp setting, and it appeared the ohm reading was more off than when using kanthal. I wont go too much into detail or testing, unless requested since I'm not a fan of how nickel wire tastes as it is.

    A big question mark on this device will be longevity. The main reason for this is both at the top and bottom of the chip housing there are gaps i assume are used for airflow for the chip itself, but if there are any leaks, has the possibility of getting to the chip itself. So far however i haven't noticed any leaks from the 510 assembly thus far, but as it's only been a day of use, will have to keep an eye on it. Also it seems to suction out excess juice at the 510 connection area pretty well, and have only seen minimal overflow juice from both the bottom of my rda's where the rda's connect to the device itself.

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  20. roxynoodle

    roxynoodle Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 19, 2014
    So you have to unlock it every time you wake it up? That's annoying :( I have a lot of mods so it will be going to sleep fairly often.
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