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    Mech mods - above ohm builds

    Hey ladies and jellyspoons...

    I hate writing novels when I'm trying to ask for help from you more versed vapers so I'll try and keep it short and sweet for you sake. I am looking for options for mech mods with the idea of using them for above ohm MTL on a RTA.

    I'm really loving Mechs atm and will probably phase out all my regulated stuff save a spare, perhaps...

    Does it matter mod-wise what i use? It it simply a battery housing providing voltage to a coil? I'm after quality first followed by function second. What would you suggest? What has been working for you? All the batteries i own are 18650 but I'm willing to buy smaller...

    I want this for a simple pocket combo with a RTA built for flavor, slightly more stealthy than what i currently have. Something to suit a Pico/Tilehamos/Rose/Kayfun. Are the classies still the best place to try and find there?

    Money isn't that much of an issue as much as a solid unit that will last me. Bargains are always welcome.

    As always, if you need more info ask away if it helps you to help me.

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    Hi Tainted

    It's killing me to type this, but I wonder if you'd be interested in a Gus Lord/Phenomenon Lite setup. When I first got it, I reviewed it with pics here: Gus Phenonemon Lite - Gus Lord Telescopic - first looks (almost exactly a year ago, as it happens). There are links to the Gus site and to reviews in that post.

    I notice the Phenonemon Lite is now v1.1 on their site. I believe mine was v1 and I don't know what the difference is.

    I lusted after a Gus Lord for months and months, and I still love it, but I just have too many mods. If you're vaguely interested, I could clean it up this afternoon and take some current pics. I'd be looking around AU$210 inc express post and paypal for the Lord + Phenonemon Lite + a bunch of spares including matching Lord drip tip and 4 spare tanks. Original cost of the package was 261 Euros plus postage.

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    ... I had to really force myself to click "Post" on that.

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    Hey Tainted, I have moved away from mechs but there are a couple of things to consider when using them. They are essentially just a battery housing which makes the batteries that you use very important. You have no software keeping things safe for you, so simple stuff like accidentally sticking the batteries in backwards becomes much more of an issue.
    There are many good battery comparison charts around, if you are going for 1.0ohm+ builds you will probably want to focus on battery capacity rather than continuous amperage draw.
    With the mod itself you can pick between 1 or two batteries (or something ridiculous like the hammer of god which has four batteries).
    If you go for two batteries then they can be run in series (double the voltage) or parallel (double the capacity).
    Some people also get very fussy about the material of the mod, I am not sure how much of an effect will be noticed in actually vaping experience.
    And lastly you have the connector, you will see a standard 510 insulated connector, or a hybrid connector where the pin of the atomiser makes direct contact with the positive contact on the battery.
    Then there are little bits and pieces like the locking mechanism, throw and smoothness of switch, venting capabilities etc.

    A noisy cricket is an absolute hand grenade series hybrid mech mod, the Nookie is a much friendlier parallel box mod with a 510 connector.

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    Since I've been using regulated mods my clone mech mods have been gathering dust but since my Nebox died I decided to get out my clone Magma dripper & put it on my clone Nemesis & have been really enjoying it. The main problem I find with the mech mods is how you get very good vapour early in the battery life & then it seems to be a downhill run as the battery drains whereas with a regulated mod the performance is the same from the full battery until it is empty.
    The other thing is for it to be a stealthy vape you are looking at 18350 or 18500 size batteries which won't perform as long as the 18650.
    The Gus mod from Btobw has a great reputation so if your heart is set on a mech mod I don't think you can do much better than that. Good luck mate as mech mods seem to have more individual character than regulated mods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodbam View Post
    The main problem I find with the mech mods is how you get very good vapour early in the battery life & then it seems to be a downhill run as the battery drains whereas with a regulated mod the performance is the same from the full battery until it is empty.
    Too easy, you spec the coil resistance on the mech mod for the power you like to vape at if the battery is at 3.7V. eg 15 watts at 3.7 volts is 0.91 ohms. This gives a very hot vape on a fresh battery, but you get around that by pulsing the fire button. It's a cracking good vape and you very quickly learn how to get the best out of it. After a few vapes you can take longer puffs. On a smaller battery this happens sooner of course. As the battery gets flat you take longer vapes.

    I found the trap with this is that it's possible to vape the battery below 3.2 volts very easily. If it stops giving a satisfactory vape you've gone too far. For safety, the battery must have the C rating to handle that resistance on a fully charged battery. More critical on an 18350...
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    Yes Fab I have heard that before but pulsing the fire button, later take longer puffs. I know that is only two things but I don't have to do anything on a regulated mod & I specialise in not doing much:-)
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    I regularly vape an above ohm RTA on a mech mod. My usual set up is about 1.2 ohms & I find it a quite satisfying vape. As far as the Mech Mods I've been using lately goes, I own 2 "Knight" mechs & have another one on the way. Got them from Fasttech for roughly A$10 each & they are brilliant. Solid & well made, they are a bit heavier than others but not so heavy to really be a pain. One thing I like about them is they have an adjustable 510 pin so you can eliminate battery rattle.
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    GP Paps is my go to mech. Paired with a kayfun lite+ they look like they were designed as one. Pretty pricey for a metal tube but they last a long time and the quality is high. Buy second hand or from the maker and you'll be happy.

    http://www.vapourart.com/
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    I still love my mech's. btobw's offering is a beautiful setup and though it sounds like a lot of money it will be a great device to use.
    I find mech's produce a different vape to regulated devices (especially cheap ones). It is hard to describe.......Its like it still has the power without the slap in the face. If that makes sense. I only run my mech's at 1.2 to 1.4 ohm and get a decent vape and reasonable life out of 18350's and 18500's are plenty for what i ever use. I find 18650's make a mod two long for my liking.
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