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The Official Canvape Vamo Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'CanVape' started by larktdl, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. larktdl

    larktdl Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Strathmore, AB
    Agreed about stacking ,,, however I follow a strict protocol ,,, which is

    1) Record the starting voltage of both batteries with a multi-meter
    2) I use 2 sets of paired 18350s and alternate the position of a paired set in the tube
    3) Rest batteries before charge cycle and record voltage

    I keep a log with the info ,,,, any significant voltage differences in a paired set ---- discard the set.

    Using stacked batteries you need to be proactive about safety. So far no problems using the stacked configuration. Rotating battery position within the tube should minimize 'stress' for each battery in the paired set.
     
  2. struckus

    struckus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    got my VAmO today can't wait to try it out tonight
     
  3. brinks7

    brinks7 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 3, 2011
    Belleville ON
    Mine should be here this afternoon alonf with a complete package full of other things I dont need :) oh well merry christmas to me
     
  4. larktdl

    larktdl Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Strathmore, AB
    You two keep us posted on your new toy. I am sure you are both enjoying every minute ...
     
  5. RicZilla

    RicZilla Full Member

    May 9, 2012
    Ottawa, Canada
    I come from RC racing where our chargers cost about the same as a Pro Vari And the batteries about half ;)

    1) Logging the voltage is a very good practice but should only be measured after charging and both batteries should not differ too much. H ow much ? i'm not sure automated chargers have spoiled me ;)
    2) Paring your batteries Is a good idea since they SHOULD age about the same.
    2) Keeping them in the same position or alternating not sure that will do anything the current will flow the same thru both batteries regardless of position since they are in series but might save the wear and tear on where they contact on the spring and nipples.
    3) Very good and sound advice !

    If you are not going to use your batteries for a while you should leave them partially discharged like when you get them from the manufacturer. Lithium batteries should never be stored empty or full.

    Chances your new batteries explode are verry slim but as they age it greatly increases wish the chargers had more info after the charge I should make a holder and charge my batteries with my RC charger and see how well they charge but not too sure about the C ratings they manufacturer seems to have vague specs and conflicting.
     
  6. larktdl

    larktdl Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Strathmore, AB
    Thanks for the additional tips ,,, same to you ,,, very good and sound advice !
     
  7. Duranu

    Duranu Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2012
    Illinois, USA
    Just got mine in today, got a button top efet (spelling?) 18650 in there and been enjoying it quite a bit so far. Enough that I'm sure my Twists will end up performing "backup" duty and I'll keep my iTaste MVP for use during the work day.

    I don't get any "rattle" with the battery (and got 2 Panasonic 18650s on the way), although there is some slight battery movement when I shake it. More like side to side as opposed to up and down, so the connection seems quite solid. It's also "slick" and I'm thinking a thin rubber tube wold do wonders for grip. Everything seems to run well so far for the few hours I've been vaping with it, and with various tanks, clearos, etc. Buttons seem solid, and I don't even get the metallic clicking sound that PBusardo reported having when running the fingers rapidly back and forth over the buttons.

    The only "blemish" is with juncture between the center tube (the part that doesn't screw off) and the head unit which seems to be slightly off kilter, making it tilt ever so slightly back. So it's not perfectly straight, although it's not really evident unless you're seriously and very closely scrutinizing it. It also seems to keep firing for a brief moment after I've let go of the main button. All this is minor though. Got the gunmetal version and it's definitely a fingerprint magnet, but the cloth pouch that came with it is perfect for wiping those away.

    Overall, I'm glad I got it. I like the heft, seems very solid. As for longevity, obviously only time will tell. Already thinking of getting the chrome version eventually. Picked this after having considered the Lavatube v2 and the Bombshell Stinger.
     
  8. northofamerica

    northofamerica Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2012
    Saskatoon
    Looks hopeful that I will have mine tomorrow. Good timing too as I am pissed at my zmax. I can feel the ground when my hand is across the battery cap gap. Feels like little baby shocks. Thinking about gutting it and making a nice hello kitty box mod :p
     
  9. darren molnar

    darren molnar Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Interesting, I was just noticing that this weekend, at first it just felt really hot at the cap about three seconds into the draw, I thought the spring was heating up. But ya, it's many little tiny shocks. My button is starting to fire only when it darn well feels like it now too, I think the chip is jambed a bit crooked from being dropped ( or as I like to call it, living in the real world.). I put a Vamo on my sis in laws order, get it for xmas.
     
  10. northofamerica

    northofamerica Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2012
    Saskatoon
    Ya. The innards can move around really easy in the zmax. I find that the screen holds the board in there tight. If it is unglued, falling out, missing, or cracked, the button will sit higher than it should and will misfire or the board will be misaligned and twisted a bit so you only really hit the side of the button down. If you put your finger in the tube and push the board towards the button, I bet it will click. If not, you are lucky. :D
    I have been wrapping a rubber band around the screen to put pressure on the inner board to keep it where it is supposed to sit. These are the main reason's I went with a vamo even though I don't need more toys.
     
  11. the alchemist

    the alchemist Senior Member

    Oct 30, 2012
    Montreal, Canada
    I just got my Vamo today along with other goodies, I'll give first impressions once the batteries are charged :D
     
  12. northofamerica

    northofamerica Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2012
    Saskatoon
    Vamo is pretty darn nice for the price! Feels solid, I enjoy the button placement. Looks very sharp with an Ody or a Penelope as they have the same type of lines as the vamo. Ody has about 1 - 2mm of circular overhang but looks like it belongs.

    Only issue with my vamo is the mod top threading where the telescopic tube goes on is a bit rough on mine it goes on loosey but you can feel snagging. Gonna noalox it and see if I can get the battery cap on without damaging the threads. The battery cap is very very tight, but it threads in like butter in 18650 mode.
     
  13. mopar

    mopar Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2011
    Toronto
    They way they have been pumping these out I'm surprised 1/2 the boxes aren't empty.
     
  14. struckus

    struckus Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    the funny thing about the vamo is after you are used to the heft then try using a EGO battery..lol feels like a feather..
     
  15. the alchemist

    the alchemist Senior Member

    Oct 30, 2012
    Montreal, Canada
    So I've been using my Vamo for about 24 hours now with a Vivi Nova and I'm really enjoying it. The vapor and TH are awesome, the taste is amazing and I really like it's features. As struckus said, it's a bit on the heavy side especially compared to my eGo twists but I don't mind, it feels sturdy and looks sexy! :vapor:
     
  16. larktdl

    larktdl Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Strathmore, AB
    I am really enjoying the Vamo, been going on 3 weeks and no problems to report. I haven't used another device since I got it.

    Now if my 36 awg nichrome would show up then I could get down to some serious vaping, 2.5 - 3.0 ohms just doesn't do this device justice.
     
  17. northofamerica

    northofamerica Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2012
    Saskatoon
    24 hours with the vamo, the panasonic CGR18650CH is at 3.8v still. Enjoying the crap out of this thing.
     
  18. larktdl

    larktdl Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Strathmore, AB
  19. mopar

    mopar Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2011
    Toronto
  20. larktdl

    larktdl Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 7, 2009
    Strathmore, AB
    Not at all ....
     
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