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Vamo v5

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  1. jclay1192

    jclay1192 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2013
    Just put an order in for the Vamo v5.. i currently am using an Evic from Joyetech. But since i'm considering dabbling in the RDA i figured a VAMO would work better with them since they can shoot up to 15 watts.. and the evic dabbles around 9-11 watts at most.
    so anyways.. Any good things with the VAMO v5.. (besides it not coming with an instruction booklet) any bad things?? :) thanks!!
  2. ironcobra

    ironcobra Full Member Verified Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    gambrills maryland usa
    I've heard that the 510 threads can strip pretty easily. Be careful. You probably should look into a 510 to 510 adapter or an air flow controller. That should help protect the 510 threads. Most everything else I heard has been pretty positive about it. Enjoy.
  3. jclay1192

    jclay1192 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2013
    Thanks for the heads up just ordered the "air flow controller" thanks again man
  4. vicflo

    vicflo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 25, 2009
    the threads strip easy because they are loose to begin with. its like .01mm too big and its soft metal. never overtighten and never undertighten (is that a word?). the airflow controller works great.

    to push past ~11w on the vamo you will need to stack quality 18350s. it can technically go up to the mid 20w range if you use voltage mode... 6v x 1.2ohms = 5 amps which is 30w but i wouldnt push it or attempt it if its you dont want to risk damaging it. try to stay at 1.3 ohms or above due to the nature of rdas.

    edit: this is assuming you know/follow the safe use of stacked batteries.
  5. jclay1192

    jclay1192 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 1, 2013
    Is there no way around the soft thread material? I thought the airflow piece would make up for it ":3 im a tad nervous now, I hope my tanks don't fall off
  6. Dr_Jeff_Morris

    Dr_Jeff_Morris Full Member

    Sep 27, 2013
    This is my first attempt of talking on hear and I'm dyslectic so I prologize for any ....-up's, I have found that the Vamo V5 is better than the V4 but there is still problems with a lot of my atomizers being a bit loose on the V5, can some one tell me were to get the the airflow controller or the 510 to 510 adapter and which one looks OK for the Vamo's? one more thing how do you all get on with battery's? I have just got my Vamo V5 and two extra battery tubes so I can stack two 18650's so I don't get the problem of it tripping out with low current battery's as I experienced with my V4, but the bottom cap don't screw all the way home, (first of all I am aware of the battery's having to be kept in pairs and to keep an eye on voltages and other behaviours), however I would like to run one 18650 that can handle the currant, I have read so many threads but I'm still none the wiser, I think they are splitting hairs too much, I have noticed that the higher in Ah's the less in current it can handle, so I'm in need of battery's that are a bit shouter and can handle the currant or get a battery cap for my Vamo that allows for the extra length battery's or get the right battery's, I use both my V4 and V5 and I can get away with one UltraFire TR 18650 3200mAh with high Ohm's but now I have got lots of atomizers and because there low Ohm's I cant use them, one more thing is there anyone that do a wider battery cap so it can stand up better on the table? Re: Jeff
  7. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
    Hi Jeff and no apologies needed. I take it you're in the UK?
    Airflow Controller [VE554] - £2.99 : Vape Escape
    As far as batteries chargers always buy quality. UltraFire and TrustFire are not quality batts and measure up terribly in tests. They must be:
    high drain
    safe chemistry
    Best batts available are AW, Panasonic or MNKE.

  8. Dr_Jeff_Morris

    Dr_Jeff_Morris Full Member

    Sep 27, 2013
    Yes I'm Vaping in the UK, I just ordered two of the Airflow Controllers one for the V4 and one for the V5, thanks for info and link.

    As far as batteries go I'm not worried if they are safe chemistry or not as I'm an electronics technician and appreciate all the concerns of safety with them, but for now I need high drain but the shorter one's as I'm running my Vamo's with two extra battery tubes so I'm stacking two 18650's, which gives me 1/2 a week Vaping before recharge, but the end cap won't screw all the way home with two times UltraFire BRC 3600mAh or UltraFire BRC 5600mAh,

    I have run UltraFire TR 3.2Ah and the UltraFire BRC 3.6Ah and the UltraFire BRC 5600mAh with out to many problems so far and have delivered the Amp hour's that they say but don't deliver current, when you buy battery’s they don’t mention much about the current you can use them at do they however I have read many times that there are a lot of snide ones out there, the UltraFire TR 3.2Ah is a bit shorter than the UltraFire BRC 3.6Ah and the UltraFire BRC 5600mAh, and lets me put the battery cap all the way home and will run one at a time with out the Vamo tripping out, but the UltraFire BRC 3.6Ah and the UltraFire BRC 5600mAh won't run one at a time and trips the Vamo but in stacked they run nice but all the ones I have now will be down graded to the T6 lamp when I find the right battery's to use for the vamo's.

    I know that the If you're staying under 10 amps these cells, MNKE imr 1500, AW imr 1600, AW imr 2000, Effest IMR 2000, Panasonic, GCR18650, Orbtronic 2900(Panasonic NCR18650PD cells) plus EH IMR, will work fine, and If you're going over 10 amps I'd recommend sticking with AW or MNKE and MNKE is good for 20Amps. but I don't know there sizes and this is all I know?? but I found THIS that mite help all out there.

    What I will be looking for soon is 18650's that are as slim as possible to fit a strip of insulated copper strips down the side so I can run 2 times parallel in series, that's 4 18650's in total so it is 7.4volt in total and use 4 extra battery tubes so I can run for a week of heavy Vaping and feel safe down town at night,

    Just another thing as regards to earlier in this thread, I haven’t taken any of my vamo’s apart yet but is there space for a heat sink or use the body of the Vamo for one so you can run at full power i.e. 6Volts into 1.2 Ohm coil? 30watts?

    I’d love to know if any one has worked out what the PCB is or components there using so we can see what is best and maybe program one to do as we need hhhhmmmm Re: Jeff
  9. Luvs2Vap

    Luvs2Vap New Member

    Dec 17, 2013
    United States
    I just received one that I ordered from eBay along with AW batteries (I know not always trustworthy, but I have bought from this guy before). Works great so far, but I will have to look into the airflow controllers... had a cheaper Ego unit and it stripped pretty quickly. Vamo V5 w/ AW Batteries
  10. klynnn

    klynnn Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2012
    I use 510-ego adapters on all my vamos when they are new. The tank may sit a little higher but none of my threads are stripped.
  11. Dakota Jim

    Dakota Jim Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Hey jclay1192 - I use a mini vivi nova beauty ring on my vamos to keep from stripping the threads (keep it up from the 510 top a little) if you want a quick fix until your AFC comes in

    Dr Jeff - 4 18650's? really? Ultrafires? Is that trailer in your avatar where you keep your other bomb making supplies?
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