Hardware Care Confusion
First let me apologize, I'm a natural blonde so while reading through all the wonderful posts I've gotta a tad bit confused. (It also may be working 26 hours in 2 days while doing the full time college thing too but blonde is easier lol) I'll try not to be too long winded but I am employed for talking so overlook me if I go on and on!
Ok, so while reading all the stuff on battery care and so on and so forth, I have a couple of questions.
1. I keep reading that some of you are keeping your batteries in condoms. I can only assume it's like a rubber ground to help length the life of the battery. Sort of like placing a rubber mat under a kickstand of a Harley. Am I correct on this?
2. Deep Cycling...ok so there is a flashy light that tells you your battery is low and that means you are in deep cycle mode. It used to be the standard for cordless phones (probably a whole different type of battery) that you would use it till it was dead due to a memory of the battery. If you charged it after each use the life would grow shorter and I think that's why most people use up the battery. I understand not to do that for these. So how do you know your battery is dying before the light flashes? I have ordered a manual titan diamond xl and the kit is coming with a titan diamond regular automatic if that helps.
3. Are there big bad no nos that I should need to know? I would hate to be enjoying my vape and somehow electrocute myself. In this little town in West by god Virginia I can just imagine the headlines. Woman found electrocuted by what authorities think may be a condom covered (i know remove before use lol) illegal device. Local adult stores and thugs are being questioned.
4. We shouldn't use the PT through our computer? Really? And is there a special way to care for the PT?
Thanks ya'll I really appreciate it.
Hi demon, ill take a stab at answering your questions.
Originally Posted by DemonFire
1. People put condoms on the end to keep the threads clean, mainly. also you are preventing a discharge in case it activates accidentally as well.
2. Over time you will get used to how the battery works when freshly charged versus near blink time. You will begin to notice a dropoff in vapor production. This is the clue that its time to charge. Some go by time, taking average runtime and subtracting a bit. At first it can be hard to tell a low battery from a carto that needs topped off.
3. Safety wise, the biggest danger is battery failure. The 808 batteries are extremely safe though, and even if they did vent in yor hand, it would pop out the endcap and vent from there. I've never heard of anyone getting zapped (except playing with bigger toys than the ones you are starting with). Nothing special that you need to do here, other than standard battery safety as used with any lithium ion battery.
4. Correct, the USB standard on computers wasn't meant to provide the amount of current the PT needs, especially on cartos less than 3ohm, or dual coil cartos in general. Highly recommend the Vapor4Life USB wall adapter. You can get by with some phone chargers but many can't cut it. Vapor4Lifes is rated at 2.1amps, check yours to compare..
Hope this helps :)
Sent from my phone; Please excuse typos / autocorrections.
Awesome! Thank you so much! I'll probably have more questions to come...still tapping my foot waiting for the first order to arrive :D! Random wild thoughts keep running through my brain though. I'm very glad you all are here!
Hi Demon! I just wanted to say something about the Deep Cycling; I found that it took me some practice to figure out when my batteries were getting low and still manage not to deep cycle. (I have all Titan XL manuals) So, it may not take you as long as it did me. (I'm naturally blond too :) )
But here's how it worked for me: I started noticing that the draw getting harder in the manuals and the taste and throat hit was less just before they went into the deep cycle mode, that's how I knew I needed to wipe the juice off the threads and put them in the charger. I use tanks so wiping off the juice is important for me.
I will also carry 2-3 charged Titans with me when I go out of the house so when this happens I can easily just switch out batteries.
Have a great day!
Just to add a few things to your question #3 about big no-nos:
You are getting Titan auto batts, so they are "sealed", which is a great battery to start with! With unsealed auto batts are really easy to kill if you get juice into them. But it is still possible to kill a sealed auto batt. Just try to be diligent about not getting juice (or any other liquid) into the battery and it should last you a good long while.
Like Loves said, make sure you wipe off the threads of the batt, inside and out, before you put it on the charger. If you put a battery on the charger and there is juice in or around the threads you run the risk of frying your batt and/or your charger and that's no good. The safest way we have found to attach batteries to chargers (thank you Morandir sir) is to disconnect the charger from the wall, screw on the battery and then place the charger into the wall. Same process for removing it.
Also, do not screw batts onto cartos or chargers too tight. This will push the center post down and give you a heck of a time trying to get it to work. It causes the post to be recessed which will stop it from making a good contact with a carto or charger. No real danger in this one, it's just a PITA to have to keep raising the post!
Your batts will get gunked up and will need regular cleanings. If you don't clean all the gunk off of them then they will also have a hard time making a good connection and make you frustrated.
If you haven't checked it out yet there is a Google doc that some of our wonderful forum members have put together that has all kinds of helpful information and links to videos on how to do most of the basic things (refilling cartos, raising posts, cleaning batts, etc.). As well as instructions on how to do things on the forum like post pics, etc. It can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...XSlk3cHc#gid=0
But we are always here to help you and answer/clarify anything you want to know :D
Good additions, folks, thanks for adding them :)
Yes thank you so so much!
Great job Blue sir and Ms. Harmony, thank you. :)
Thank you sir :D I learned from the best!