- The Automatic Dial-A-Volt "Consumer Review"Review by Skyler Salva
When I first got my Auto D.A.V. I didn't even have to charge it, even though I threw it on the charger to see if it did, it was at full charge so I started using it right away. I was very much shocked, as well as pleased with the new design. Unlike the Manual D.A.V. the automatic is a bit slimmer, and holds nicer in your fingers, but at the expense of slimming the battery, the battery is slightly longer. For me this is no big deal as I have no preference in length on the extra large batteries. This mod just likes it's brother, will come in four sizes, they are as follows:
Small - 650 mAh - 6-8 hours
Medium - 900 mAh - 8-9 hours
Large - 1100 mAh - 9-11 hours
Extra Large - 1300 mAh - 10-12 hours
I personally always vape an extra large, because I enjoy charging it less, even though the charging time is longer; I compensate for that by having two batteries, so I am never without.
Another plus to this model is the threaded tip, the Manual D.A.V comes with a bulky steel head that the thread sits on, much like the 510, or eGo batteries. This personally does not appeal to me. However the Auto D.A.V. is a slim batteries all the way to the thread, just like the old 808D batteries the VK, and VT. Because of this thread, the battery works very well with the new cart V4L has designed for the new model, which I will be covering in my other review.
The voltage adjuster on the bottom is the same as the Manual D.A.V., and there for you will be accustomed to it right away out of the envelope, if you've used D.A.V.'s in the past. The thread on it is also a standard 808D modeled thread and works with all carts and tanks provided by V4L that are 808D threaded.
Even if you weren't a fan of automatic batteries I would recommend this model to you because it vapes just as consistent as the Manual D.A.V. My personal opinion is that it also vapes better than all of the previous automatic batteries I have tested from V4L.
It is well worth the money for such a sleek designed, automatic battery, and of course the manufacturer is none other then the best in the business Vapor-4-Life. (Posted on 3/19/13)
- Dial-a-volt Field testing ResultsReview by grandpawrichard
At 3.2 volts I got an Immediate start up without a primer puff. It was a pleasant tasting surprise. Very, very Mild flavor, but a bit too mild for my liking. I still had a good clould of Vapor, but the throat hit is too mild for my vaping preference. It might be Perfect for someone that likes a very mild hit; or for a Beginning Vapor that hasn't learned how to use their product.
At this minute I am on the 3.7v. setting. I am getting a strong cloud of vapor, a bit more Robust flavor, a bit more throat hit that is quite pleasant, but not over powering and I am enjoying this new contraption very much. :)
Wow! I just ran the setting up to 4.2v. and I was instantly amazed at how much Vapor cloud I am getting! Not to mention how much more wonderful Spearmint Flavor I taste! The throat hit went up quite a bit at this setting. I think I will be using this setting with this flavor, but I am going to try the last setting before I decide.
Here I am at 4.8v. I have a huge cloud of vapor circling my head. My mouth is filled with a heavy Peppermint flavor and I am coughing my head off! 4.8v. is a bit too much for me right now, especially with Spearmint Nobacco. I think I'll dial back down and only use the highest setting to experiment with other flavors or during those times when I Really Need a Heavy Hit!
This setting is definitely for those people that like a Heavy Throat hit and massive clouds of heavy, but wonderful vapor; not for me.
One other thing that I would like to point out that not many other people might notice: The size of the Dial-a-volt is absolutely Perfect for me and my BIG Meat Hook Hands! Especially now that I have had a stroke and my Right hand is weak, so that it likes drop Pencils, Pens, and my other V4L Ecigs! This is a God's Send For Me! Thank You BHam and V4L! You ROCK!
GPR (Posted on 3/18/13)
- Love the Auto DAV...Perfect to take out and aboutReview by Iowagal
The majority of the time I have it set a 4.2 as well but did play with the lower and higher end and really noticed a difference. There are some juices I use that could really benefit from the adjustments. My one and only complaint is the charging time. I have been seeing 11-12 hours for a charge. In general I prefer not to charge batteries when I'm not home or am sleeping..but due to the charge time I have been plugging this in over night.
I have acquired quite a variety of vaping supplies over the past couple of years...but this DAV is perfect for on the go and will remain in my daily rotation for sure. Would be 5 stars if the charging time can be improved on. (Posted on 3/18/13)
- DAVReview by jj2
Thanks to BHam and V4L, I got the opportunity to try this out.
Way back in 2009 when I took up vaping, I, of course, started with an auto. Before the first year was over, I went manual and never considered using anything else.
Over the next 3 (close to four) years, I had the occasion to use an auto (other peoples) and every time that I did it only confirmed that I’d made the right choice.
My first thought was, “Wow this is one long battery!!!”
This turned out to be no biggie since it took virtually no time getting use to holding it in my hand.
It's about half the length of what is in the picture and a whole lot slimmer.
The annoying cut off wasn’t there, or at least I never kicked it in.
The battery adjusts from 3.2 to 4.8 volts.
Never used it enough to kill the battery, but I put it on the charger before going to bed.
It did make it through a long day (7 AM until about midnight).
I tried a clearo, a cartomizer, a dual cartomizer, and a Vivi Nova on it.
Like us humans, they all have their own personality and with a simple twist, I adjusted to make each a perfect fit.
I use VG but as you can see, it gave me the power to get plumbs of vapor (no primer puff needed).
And yes I have changed my mind about autos. :)
Thanks for the opportunity to try it out BHam!!! (Posted on 3/18/13)
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Vapor4Life is a leading distributor and manufacturer of Electronic Cigarettes and e-liquids in the United States. Vapor4Life is located in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago and serves Electronic Cigarette users (also known as “vapers”) across the globe. Vapor4Life is committed to delivering the highest quality Electronic Cigarettes and e-liquids to consumers.
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Electronic Cigarettes, also known as ecigs or e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine to the user in the same fashion as a traditional cigarette does. An e-cigarette has two parts, the battery and the cartomizer. The cartomizer houses the e-liquid, a solution of nicotine and flavoring. The cartomizer screws onto the e-cigarette battery and the battery powers the heating element in the cartomizer, producing vapor. Vapor4Life e-cigarettes come in two styles, automatic and manual. Automatic e-cigarettes are designed to draw the same way as a traditional cigarette. Manual e-cigarettes have a button to initiate the draw. Pressing and holding the button will activate the heating element in the cartomizer, producing vapor. Vapor4Life is also the sole creator and distributor of the world’s first dual mode Electronic Cigarette, the Vapor Zeus and the first automatic variable voltage Electronic Cigarette, the Dial-A-Volt.
Choosing an e-cigarette flavor.
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Transitioning to e-cigarettes from traditional cigarettes
When you make the switch to e-cigarettes, there are a few things to keep in mind. The e-cigarette is powered by a battery that will need to be recharged. Vapor4Life's batteries have a lithium ion cell that can be recharged up to 300 times. The cartomizers are available in both pre-filled and blank options. The pre-filled cartomizers are the equivalent to 15-20 traditional cigarettes. Vapor4Life offers all of the flavors that come in pre-filled cartomizers, in 30mL e-liquid bottles. pre-filled cartomizers and blank cartomizers are reusable and can be refilled up to five times.
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