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    Tell me about mech mod safety.

    I'm considering a fling with the dark side, possibly kick module aided to save off blowing myself up. My motives for this are probably not as solid as most, I've never tried and don't long to try sub-ohm, but more that the mech mods are compact and shiny, and I like geeking it up, I use linux on all my computers just b/c i like to know what my comp is doing and have control over it.

    So my first questions are: what are the basics of not killing or severely injuring myself? Will a kick module a/ increase likelihood of my head staying attached to my booty, and b/ not ruin the vape experience?

    On my VV vtr, i tend to swap the battery over before it cuts out b/c it loses an edge around the time the led turns orange for "medium level power remaining" so idk if that is a +1 in my favour.
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    The Kick effectively makes your mech mod 'regulated' so it will then have safety measures build in. I'd have a good read of the Battery Safety thread in the noob section.
    Stick with good imr batts (efest/aw), don't run them down or charge too high...simple stuff but it'll keep your head on!

    Re vape experience, it won't change a thing. Eg. if you set your kick to the same power with the same atomizer it (should) be nearly identical.
    Last edited by tjs-81; 02-01-14 at 08:18 PM.

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    groovy, a whole new world is potentially opening
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    can i use my current charger with both protected and unprotected?

    Trustfire TR001 Multi-Purpose Charger

    currently only have efest imr's in 18650
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    mech mods in 18650 with a kick tend to be pretty long so you would be missing out on the compactness side of things a little. Also you would have to check the mod you bought was able to to run in this configuration. Dropping to an 18500 size battery and a kick would open a few more options up to you and give you a bit more compactness. On the safety side of things just using decent batteries like the efest or aw should be good enough seeing as though you have no desire to sub ohm. You can buy a safety fuse though if it is a worry for you.
    Last edited by Duke916; 05-01-14 at 11:20 PM.

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    +1 for linux, well played!
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    i have smaller ones coming, but thanks
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    +2 Linux

    Only 2 things for you to remember if you are not going sub ohm. Watch out for shorts & watch out for shorts. Don't keep hitting the fire button if nothing is happening... and use your lock ring when it may be needed.
    Best to read up on being nice to your batteries. There are a few users that are studied on such matters. Post a question and you'll get an answer.

    EDIT> also be prepared for the usual and occasional unintelligent comedy about not being cool
    Last edited by sushiaddiction; 05-01-14 at 11:49 PM.
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    just pulled out a battery from a VV that just wasn't doing it for me, figured I'd check volts... 3.7v on the dot, which gave me hope I have it in me to be a mechanical jedi man
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    Why would you put a kick in a mech mod? If you're worried about blowing yourself up get yourself a 2c fuse and don't worry about regulated.

 

 
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