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why is everyone on beating up on the 901?

Discussion in 'DSE 901/b *Mini*' started by mlady, Aug 31, 2009.

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  1. mlady

    mlady Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 24, 2008
    seriously? am i just lucky? my batteries last a good 5 to 6 hours, recharge under 3 and they give me great vape!

    anyone else happy with their 901?
  2. doots

    doots Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2009
    I think the 901 is very good imo
  3. bleck

    bleck Full Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2009
    Sandy, UT
    The atomizer rocks in the 901. I have had very good luck w/ those, but batteries are another story. Autos always seem to get stuck in the on position for me. I just makes mods and use 901/801 attys now though. 510 for when i'm out and about.
  4. Moonflame

    Moonflame Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    I really liked my 901, I just tend to like the power of the 510 a little better, so when my old 901 atty's died I decided to just stick with one type instead of having supplies on had for 2.
  5. maxmorrison

    maxmorrison New Member

    Aug 30, 2009
    I'm a Newbie from Italy.

    901 is my first e-cig and I'm very happy :)

    Just my 2 cents...

    Next step will be buying e-liquid and start to recharge , but I have to find Pyramid Tea Bags here , not easy!

    Good Vaping!
  6. wrecktangle

    wrecktangle Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 18, 2009
    Maryland, USA
    The 901 is my regular vape, the 510 is the one I use when I want a big "hit".

    Each has it's own way of being used. The 901 generally needs a "primer" puff then a nice long slow drag. The 510 is immediate with the manual batt.

    Both have their places.

    I get thru a day with a single batt on each one. But then I vape both during the day.
  7. igetcha

    igetcha Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2008
  8. nubee

    nubee Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 24, 2009
    IL, USA
    I think the 510 just made the 901 an easy target for comparison - the 901 was one of the original mini's so that was what makers shot for.

    Using my original kit 901 attys on my JS now.

    I love the look and feel of the 901 but my batt luck was no where near yours. I'd get 2 hours tops (heavy vaping though) and the auto switch was very hit/miss for me.

    I switched to a passthru for it and that made all the difference. Thinking about the manual batts to try my luck again.
  9. annah

    annah Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2009
    Virginia Beach
    I'm not liking mine. The batteries seem to be good- they charge quick, and last a long time. I am not terribly impressed with vapor production, though it is acceptable. The BIG problem I have with it, is the really hard draw. No matter what cart filler, I have to suck like crazy on the thing. Like trying to suck a milkshake through a coffee stirrer straw.
  10. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 10, 2009
    GA by way of WV
    Saying that the battery lasts 5-6 hours on a charge for you is not really helpful when how you use it is not also provided. Thousands of members have used the 901. Most consider it a good "beginner" PV. But the vast majority did NOT get even close to 5-6 hours of battery life from it. If a battery (RCR123a 1000mAh) typically gets about 6 -7 hours on a charge and it is 4 times more powerful that a 901 battery, how is it scientifically possible to get 6 hours from a 901????

    The answer: it's not possible, with one exception. You are one of those very, very, light users who hit's it once every hour or so. For the vast majority, the 901 batteries last 1-2 hours.

    You can not change the laws of science.
  11. annah

    annah Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2009
    Virginia Beach
    Thats a good point. I change mine several times a day- haven't paid attention really to how often. But usuallly around 9, noon, 5, and 9. Between noon and 5, I usually grab a quick nap- so no useage going on. So even with other life activities going on, I'm still managing 3-4 hours, which is pretty good when I don't have time to vape during the times I have to have my hands busy with the kids (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, bedtime, naptime, etc)
  12. Stephaniems

    Stephaniems Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2009
    I love the 901 atty but battery time for me was terrible 1 or 2 hours max, so I made a mod, now the battery time is 9hours or so. :)
  13. Moonflame

    Moonflame Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    When I first got my 901 the batteries lasted for 6-7 hours of chain vaping, but within a week or so they were down to lasting about 4 hours and by the time I switched to the 510 I was taking one off the charger as the other was dying and hoping it would last until the other charged.
  14. mlady

    mlady Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 24, 2008
    perhaps what you are typing is true ... like you said, for the vast majority. so, i shall leave it at this. i am happy with what THIS 901 set has done for my sense of non smoking sucess. if this is a beginner set, so be it. i dont' care. it works. it has kept me from buyng cigs which were killing me.

    i guess i started this thread, as i didn't like the product that has worked so well for me, being put down, so to speak. and i do "hit it" quite a bit actually. i vape more at night, it comes off a charge around 6 and i am vaping until 2 am. first thing in the morning, i am vaping for another hour or so, then it needs to be charged. it takes under 3 hours to charge up. i love the vapour amount as well.

    i have put out my point of view, as have others. i will stick with the 901 until, i guess, as many have pointed out, i will want to gravitate to another model.
  15. labrat

    labrat Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 10, 2009
    I ditched the batts long ago. I use a "box mod". It uses 3 rechargables for 4.1 volts and a charger/power source for times when I don't need to be portable. The advise you are getting about the higher power batts and/or a passthru is the way to go. They are more expensive but as said many times, you get what you pay for. My $.02. BTW, the 901 atty seems to work very well for me.
  16. cityboy

    cityboy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 21, 2009

    Im on a 901 that has a 6 month old atomizer in it, and ive only been thru 2 batteries. I think thats pretty good. The atomizer still produces great vapor.
  17. Brazilleon

    Brazilleon Super Member ECF Veteran

    I have both the 510 and the 901, but just recently I have been using my 901 more often than my 510 purely because the flavor of my JC juice is more evident with my 901 and I like the flavor a lot!!
    The 510 does heat up faster and deliver a bigger vape, but the flavor is massively different. 1 month in and now it's all about the nice flavors for me.
    MMMmm Tennessee Smoke Cured!!

    I also had a delivery of the original recipe for TSC and it is certainly different and resembles a smokier flavor, but I have to say, I actually prefer the new recipe.
  18. need_2quit

    need_2quit Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2009
    SLB 901's have by far been my best vape. When I was researching e-cigs before I bought, it was the one I had picked, but got talked into the M402 as the 'dream' ecig at the time lol. Like sucking a milkshake.

    Got the 510 and it quickly got me off analogs where the 402 failed, but the wick is crap. Tons of vapor until it starts disentegrating. Battery life is a joke, and the vapor reduces pretty bad after about 10 hits on the battery. I think the atty needs more voltage.

    Got a 901 and it's everything the other 2 aren't. Great smooth vapor. TONS of it. Cart lasts longer, easier to refill, the battery life is phenomenal. I only have 2 batteries and they are more than enough.

    True SLB's are reliable. Absolutely no complaints here.
  19. PhoenixRising

    PhoenixRising Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 22, 2009
    Concord, NC USA
    I love my 901 though I confess to not loving it with the batteries. I use mine with a passthrough and it is hanging out of my mouth darn near all day. Great flavor, great vapor! On the batteries - the draw gets harder and I prefer to deal with my 801. My 801 is my newest and it has become my go-to device. The battery life is great and I love the coolness and flavor of the vapor. For a power hit, I grab my 510 (it is what I use in the AM). So for me, they all have their place.
  20. ProfessorDaffy

    ProfessorDaffy Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    Acme Looniversity
    I still love my 901 but it's been moved to the second shelf once the Yeti took over.

    Have you tried using a new atomizer? The older they are the harder the draw. When I switched to a new atomizer I remembered why I loved my 901 in the first place! Try soaking the atomizer overnight in water or cola. Then let it dry completely. If the atomizer is over a month hold it may be time to get a new one.

    --Prof Daffy
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