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Vapor4Life Vapor Titan Automatic

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  1. ProfBrad12

    ProfBrad12 Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 16, 2011
    Rhode Island
    Hi all, I just wanted to share a few thoughts regarding my recent purchase of a V4L standard sealed automatic Vapor Titan Slim Kit. Like most of you, I was intrigued by this new entry into their ever-growing arsenal, and wanted to give it a spin to see what separated it from the pack.

    Unfortunately, it was a mixed experience...

    The battery itself is beautiful. Employing the "soft touch" design aesthetic seen on Bloogs, Volts, VaporNines, etc., but also adding the Vapor4Life crystal end tip, the battery has a nice look, weight and feel. Unlike so many discount 808s, this feels like something worth maintaining...and for $25 each, it had better be. Maybe a sealed, soft touch battery isn't exactly a new concept, but this one feels like a higher-end product.

    My first concern arose when attaching the battery to the V4L slim charger. The Titan screws on tight very quickly, and seems to not make a good connection to the charging unit. Though I was reassured by customer service that this was normal, it seemed odd that a battery wouldn't sit flush with the charger, leaving a lot of metal exposed on the connection end.

    Still, it charges fine, so I won't split hairs.

    The biggest issue came with how the battery actually vapes (that's why we're here, right?) The draw, using the included prefilled cartos, was extremely loose and airy, and was only made moderately better by covering the air holes. Now, I know many people have found success by sticking tape, toothpicks, or whatever else is available over these holes to create a tighter draw, but I don't enjoy having to modify my product to get it to do what it is designed to in the first place.

    Long, slow draws didn't produce any vapor at all, even when switching cartos three times. The result? Repeated short puffs to get a decent mouthful of vapor. I had a headache by the end of my first 10 minutes. Ironically, the battery offered a tighter draw using a different brand of cartos, but only slightly.

    Lastly, the battery (or the way I was forced to vape it) caused me to burn through 3 prefilled cartos in record time. The flavor was burnt within a 1/2 hour of using each carto (only moderately, mind you - I'm no chain vaper) and vapor was just okay.

    Before you can tell me to check the cartos, I assure you that when attaching the cartos to a different battery (including the standard V4L Vapor King) the flavor was rich and the vapor plentiful.

    Sadly, my investment is nothing more than a backup battery - which is unfortunate, considering how much I've loved V4L (and still do). They make great products, but there is nothing special or innovative about the Titan, just disappointments. Perhaps it's a defective unit, but my research on the forum pages seem to indicate a loose draw is a fairly regular problem with the Titans.

    In the end, I'm still a loyal customer, due to their unbeatable customer service (okay, I also love Wowboy). But I will not be buying any new Titans anytime soon.
  2. StealthyTX

    StealthyTX Hates brass Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 13, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I am having the same issues with the vaping experience...pity I already shelled out $100 for the kit. I haven't tried the toothpicks/tape/prying through holes/etc fixes I have seen in the forum, as I'm not comfortable doing that kind of thing with a battery. At least the ultimate kit I bought has a usb pass-through so I can go through the 25-odd prefilled carts I bought as well while I look around for a replacement.
  3. midficollege

    midficollege Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 8, 2011
    Were the prefilled cartos the "CoolCarts" ones? Those don't vape nearly as hot as the standard ones, but also seem to lose just a smidgeon of flavor.

    That's not necessarily a smudge on the quality of the kit on the whole, though, especially as cartos are meant to be, to some degree, a "disposable" item.
  4. ProfBrad12

    ProfBrad12 Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 16, 2011
    Rhode Island
    Apologies - I should have mentioned that the included cartos are the standard WOW Vapor vertical coil variety. They burn very, very warm, especially when having to take short, staccato puffs just to generate some vapor.

    I've scoured the forums, and it seems that this is all too common with the Titans. Very frustrating...
  5. CAEBronte

    CAEBronte Full Member

    Jan 19, 2011
    Yes! I'm having the exact same problem. I bought two auto XL Titian stealths and they are both going to be my "only if I'm desperate" backups. Although, I've also bought four 78mm volt sealed auto batts within the last month or so and the first two I got have already been thrown out because they both died. Out of the two I got today only one works well, the other has the same draw problems as the Titans. I really think its the sealed factor, it degrades the performance of the batteries and I really wish they would figure out how to fix it or go back to the non-sealed version. I'm still using two five month old, non-sealed auto volts as my go to batteries. :)
  6. ObsceneJesster

    ObsceneJesster Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    I can also confirm this problem with the sealed Titan Auto's. I love the look and feel of them but it is no fun sucking until you turn blue. I called CS and they happily changed it out for a Diamond King Auto which has excellent draw. I can also confirm that the Titan Manual's perform nothing like the Auto's. The manual has a very nice draw and it is my go to battery. I liked it so much, I have another Titan Manual on the way. he feel and look of these Titan's are probably the best out of any other battery I've ever seen.
  7. JHsquared

    JHsquared Full Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    United States
    I also started out with the titan autos. And, although I didnt really have problems with them, they were just kinda, meh. I was apprehensive about trying manuals, since I wanted my vaping experience to be as much like puffing analogs as possible, but I gave in. Surprisingly enough, the manuals blew me away! I love my Titan diamond and stealth series xl manuals so much! They work great with tanks as well!
  8. ObsceneJesster

    ObsceneJesster Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2012
    I agree. I a Titan Manual with a Dual Coil Tank creates massive amounts of vapor and tons of flavor.
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