Originally Posted by Darin McFarland
Don't be :( Darin. Your explanation was great. We all have our own preferences. Personally if I were a noob again my favorite setup would be the Zeus with tanks and 3ohm SC cartos!
I know what you mean Allytay, I am a visual person too. If no one else does it, I'll try to whip up something when I get home.
Darin, I didn't see mud, just details. :)
Sorry for the confusion Allyway. Is there something in paticular that you would like to be explained better?
Soooo, here we go.
What you have are the regular batteries:
And the regular cartomizers (cartos):
If you want to move to the next level there are a couple ways you can do this. If you want to go the easiest route, then the next step up would be the Zeus (either Dual mode for auto and manual capabilities or auto Zeus for only auto capability):
And the smileomizer:
Which is just like your setup only the batteries and cartos are bigger. So the batteries last longer and you don't have to fill up the cartos as often.
Or, if you want to be a little more adventurous, you can go for the Dial-A-Volt. Which comes in manual:
Each of these setups (the Zeus and the D-A-V) are recommended for beginners for different reasons.
The Zeus is a plug and play, meaning there's no fidgeting around with it to get it working. You just screw on the carto and vape away.
The DAV is often recommended for vapers because they allow you to change the voltage. The voltage on your regular batteries tops out around 4.2 volts. The Zeus offers a straight 5 volts all the time. If you've used a passthrough you will understand the benefits to 5v vaping. The DAV allows you to change anywhere from 3.2v to 4.8v with a twist of the end. This is good for beginners that aren't sure of what voltage they prefer. Some people don't want to mess with the voltage so they stick to batteries that only offer one setting. Some people enjoy trying out different settings to see what they like best. It is all a matter of personal preference.
Now, if you want to get really adventurous you can get into tanks.
They come in 3.5ml:
As a reference point, the regular cartos you are using are 1ml.
Most people move to tanks because you don't have to fill them as often and you can see the juice level in them, so there's less risk of running them dry. When the juice level gets low, you simply refill the tank.
This is where it gets a little confusing. The way a tank works is, it's like a regular carto with a tank full of juice sitting around it. So as the juice in the carto is vaped away it is replaced by more juice from the tank (meaning less refills). Replacement tank cartos come in different resistance levels and different number of coils.There are dual coils and single coils with resistance levels ranging from 1.5ohms to 3ohms. If you are interested in that information then we can go into that. I'll just leave you with the information already given and see if you have any further questions though.
Harmony, that was perfect!!!! Vapor4Life needs this visual tutorial on their website! It is so much easier to understand in this form!
Good job and very helpful!!!!
Thanks for the "picture book" of information HarmonyPB!
Thanks everyone else for all your information and patience with me and all my questions :)
Now I know better of what I am looking for in vaping.
I want lots of flavor, plenty of vapor and a battery that wont crap out in a few hours (my original vapor king slim is not lasting as long as I would like). I would prefer not to have a setup that looks like I'm carrying around a night stick either.
Personally, I like the small DAV with a 3.5 ml tank when I am out and about and want something that looks more ladylike! This is the setup I see most people using in my area. However, most are using eGo batteries and I think the DAV's have them beat ~ hands down!!
I started with stick batteries and pre-filled too, and for a little while I was happy with that, but then got frustrated with not much flavor and dry carts, so went on to juice and clearo's, the change was awesome, and still using clearo's and juice, and since swapping, not used another pre-filled carts.
I was also happy with stick batteries, but got fed up with the constant swapping them around to charge, and with the advice from the great people here, I got a DAV VV, only had it foe a few weeks, but love how long it goes without charging, and just purchased a 2nd one yesterday. Also being variable vottage, I can use with my clearo's at around 4 volts, but then want a stronger hit, I put a smileo on and turn it up to 4.8 volts and it is :vapor: heaven.
The Zeus is a awesome bit of kit, but you are limited to 5volts, so gives a good hit everytime, but limited on what you can use it, due to the 5 volts, it will burn out some deliver systems like clearo's, and if you find it to hard hitting, you can not turn it down.