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Smart Mods. vs Mechanical
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:38:24 PM »
Here's a question I have been pondering about lately. Let's see if I can put it to words.

Ok, since I don't own a Mod. like the Provari or LT but use Mechanical Mods. If say, I use three 18500s a day and I swap batteries whenever the vaping experience becomes weak. If I had, say a Provari or LT, would I decrease the need for 3 batteries a day to  get the same pleasure?
What I was thinking was that the electronics might be able get more juice out of a battery that I would normally replace in my mechanical mod. Kind of like scraping the last of the peanut butter out of a jar with a knife vs just grabbing a new jar.
What you think?

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Re: Smart Mods. vs Mechanical
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 12:40:38 PM »
I go through, just under two batteries  worth a day if I'm using the Bulli on my LT and one Battery a day if I'm using a standard cartomizer.  ;D

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 12:44:03 PM »
i would think so. i expect regulated or boosted voltage might sustain slightly more in terms of suitable vaping performance.
though the opposite should occur if running the battery untill completely flat.

the provari/LT will take a battery at 3.5 volt and happily produce a 3.7 and higher volt vape.
the mechanical mod might underperform at the same 3.5 volts, so be replaced prior to reaching this low.

then there's the other factor that a mechanical mod would begin at a hightened voltage and drop throughout.
this would highlight variation between the same fully charged and then flatter or flattened battery.

it may all depend on the point at which your battery is swapped out. if a near flat battery can meet the vaping requirement, then it might ultimately outdo the LT/provari in duration of use. meanwhile, reduced voltage could become the main option from the LT/provari and the trend would again reverse.
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Re: Smart Mods. vs Mechanical
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 10:32:27 PM »
That's kind of what I was thinking. With the Smart Mods use of a capacitor or similar tech. it could take 3.5v store it up to give 3.7v regulated keeping the experience pleasant longer.  Also at the other end, like you said, a near flat battery might last longer in a mech. mod. if your experience is still pleasant at the lower voltage.  This might explain why I have killed so may high drain IMR batteries in the past with my Mechanical Mod. The high drain allows for a better/longer experience on a battery, hence, over draining it to the point I can not recharge it.
Interesting, thanks Itsmeitis!

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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2012, 03:56:21 AM »
That's kind of what I was thinking. With the Smart Mods use of a capacitor or similar tech. it could take 3.5v store it up to give 3.7v regulated keeping the experience pleasant longer.  Also at the other end, like you said, a near flat battery might last longer in a mech. mod. if your experience is still pleasant at the lower voltage.  This might explain why I have killed so may high drain IMR batteries in the past with my Mechanical Mod. The high drain allows for a better/longer experience on a battery, hence, over draining it to the point I can not recharge it.
Interesting, thanks Itsmeitis!
well for Li-ion batts, you should never totally discharge it. That kills the batt. So in other words, because smart mods cut out before the batt's actually totally drained, it safes them. If u feel your running out of batt too quickly then go with a higher cap batt? I'm currently using a LT with a local made batt (I'm in e sunny sg) with a 2600mah cap. Lasts me all day on a single coil. I still do bring a spare one with me. The batt doesn't have 'aw' on them but here's my theory, since the LT has an amp limit of 2.5amps and the batt that has been tested to have an output of 2.6amps for an hour, I'm fine. :) I do charge them on a Trustfire (it charges at 0.5amps so that doesn't stress the batts like quick chargers do)  hope that helps.

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Re: Smart Mods. vs Mechanical
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2012, 08:21:00 AM »
What is if I use an 18650 battery in a mod like the King Kong wich keeps the voltgage constant by 3.4 Volts like a Tornado battey? The battery should last ages. What do you think

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Smart Mods. vs Mechanical
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2012, 10:33:40 AM »
King Kong? Got a link mate please?

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Re: Smart Mods. vs Mechanical
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 12:13:27 PM »
i believe some batteries that seem un-chargeable due to overun, may infact be recovered back to full working life by way of very low trickle charge, such as is present on some better quality multi stage chargers.

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2012, 12:33:11 PM »
King Kong? Got a link mate please?

http://e-papierosy-shop.pl/szczegolyProduktu.php?kat=268&item=1114&lan=4&cur=1

It cost around 24 quid with battery. People are quite happy with it. It uses the same electronic as the tornado batteries.


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Re: Smart Mods. vs Mechanical
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2012, 12:34:15 PM »
King Kong? Got a link mate please?


Think it's this bad boy Scott

Edit.....or may be not lol
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Re: Smart Mods. vs Mechanical
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2012, 12:37:21 PM »
Now that is pretty sweet Dirk!
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Re: Smart Mods. vs Mechanical
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 02:12:13 PM »
The best is its name "E-King Kamikaze King Kong "lol

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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2012, 02:12:13 PM »