I got the DAV last Wednesday as a backup battery to my large dual mode Zeus, and to take advantage of another awesome sale.
Sleek and black, it's only around a quarter of an inch shorter than the Zeus, and, though only 2mm thinner than the Zeus, the smaller smileo that matches it feels more comfortable to me. Maybe because I'm not used to cigars?
It came with a tank with 2 drip tips - a clear hard one, and a softer black one. I immediately put it on a large smileo and it works awesome. Thanks for that tip, people!
The DAV seems to provide less zing than the Zeus, at 0.2v less, when I tried the large smileos on it - 1 had trad and the other had flue cured. Not so good for the trad, but it kinda worked out for the flue as there were times when it tasted almost like burnt filter (on the Zeus). I dialed it down to 4.2v and it made the flue even taste better - more mellow.
Next I tried the tank - filled it up with the peach breeze, and loaded it onto the DAV. Not sure if it's the tank, as I haven't put any in a smileo, but that had a lot of flavor. It tasted strongly of peach, and of menthol. I never liked menthol analogs, but in my excitement, I ordered the fire and ice sampler pack (because it sounded cool ) without checking what the flavors in it were. I just know I saw cinnablaze in that sampler pack, which has been mentioned a few times in other threads, and figured what the heck. dialed the voltage down to 3.7 and even 3.2, but even then, the menthol was a bit too strong for me.
I dumped the liquid in the outer tank, put some hilton in it, and proceeded to vape at 3.2, figuring the hilton should creep into the carto at some point. I must have been trying too hard as the tank get hot and the vapor stopped. Thinking that maybe I ran down the DAV, I switched the tank to the Zeus and still got no vapor. I guess I killed the carto? Anyone want to swap some tank cartos and/or soft drip tips for apple breeze, cool banana, and peach breeze? 10 mL bottles. Minus 3-4 mL off the peach breeze.
I've been using the DAV during the day, so I can charge it at overnight and its ready to go when I wake up. Anyone know if topping off charging is bad for the DAV? Or the Zeus for that matter? Should I run it down all the way before charging it?
Overall satisfied with the DAV and its adjustability. It's funny how the benchwarmer became the starter.