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    Batteries for Vamo

    What batteries are suitable to use for the vamo? health cabin recommends unprotected batteries but i would rather use protected

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    Will need AW or some other type of IMR batteries. The ones that SS600 has for the provari work perfect. Vamo has built in protection as well



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    Im using the black nipple 2250mah ones from supersports. and 18350 aw for the little mode.

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    I'm using IMR (LiMn) batteries in 18350 and have both the AW s that come with it from ecigmodshop and the Efests from Supersport600s eBay store.

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    I was looking at a thread on ECF earlier .. someone had a near meltdown with an early release vamo,
    apparentely the electronics is encased in a metal cylinder with a hole in the bottom that the positive battery nipple contacts, using a flat top shorted the battery to the metal surrounding the hole and melted the bottom spring.
    seems manu is now aware of this and is insulating around the hole.
    I would say that the OP in that case used a magnet and it came adrift.
    apart from spring melt it did not damage the mod, he now has an insulator in there.

    as such .. i would suggest ONLY nipple top batterys, no magnets at all..
    check to make sure it has an insulator up in the tube.
    i would be happy to use unprotecteds knowing the facts .. but thats me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
    I was looking at a thread on ECF earlier .. someone had a near meltdown with an early release vamo,
    apparentely the electronics is encased in a metal cylinder with a hole in the bottom that the positive battery nipple contacts, using a flat top shorted the battery to the metal surrounding the hole and melted the bottom spring.
    seems manu is now aware of this and is insulating around the hole.
    I would say that the OP in that case used a magnet and it came adrift.
    apart from spring melt it did not damage the mod, he now has an insulator in there.

    as such .. i would suggest ONLY nipple top batterys, no magnets at all..
    check to make sure it has an insulator up in the tube.
    i would be happy to use unprotecteds knowing the facts .. but thats me.
    hey stoney does the vamo have same electronics as the zmax v2 ?
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    no idea .. unlikely.
    In order of useful: Provari V2 and V1, vamo, eGo twist, Katana v3, Hex, Orion v2, LavaTube, eGo x 6, VMAX, 510N, Tick V2, Tick V1, noEgo 18650, noEgo 14650 , Indulgence x 2, 905 6v mod, KR808D



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    Quote Originally Posted by g12528 View Post
    What batteries are suitable to use for the vamo? health cabin recommends unprotected batteries but i would rather use protected
    The AW IMR (LiMn - safer chemistry) battery seems to be all the go for the Vamo - apperently the 'protected' Li-on battery either doesn't fit or doesn't have quick enough drain.

    Before you use the 18350 AW IMR's (stacked as a pair) I would do a quick resistance test, using the same atty, and compare the results from the 2 x 18350 configuration to that from the 18650.

    I have just done an atty resistance check (using the same atty) on my Vamo and it varied between these two configurations.

    1 x 18650 AW IMR gave a reading of 1.5 ohms
    2 x 18350 AW IMR's (stacked pair) gave a reading of 1.7 ohms

    0.2 ohms may not seem a huge difference, but if the Vamo has read a 1.5 ohm atty as 1.7 ohms incorrectly, then given a VW setting of 9 watts, it will set the voltage at 3.95 volts. - This setting on a 1.5 ohm atty, would actually be 10.4 watts.

    I would suggest using a higher resistance atty when you use the 2 x 18350 configuration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastchance View Post
    hey stoney does the vamo have same electronics as the zmax v2 ?
    It appears to be an evolution of the Lavatube v2 electronics.
    Maybe stoney can confirm if they were the same manufacturer that Volcano asked him to speak with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
    I was looking at a thread on ECF earlier .. someone had a near meltdown with an early release vamo,
    apparentely the electronics is encased in a metal cylinder with a hole in the bottom that the positive battery nipple contacts, using a flat top shorted the battery to the metal surrounding the hole and melted the bottom spring.
    seems manu is now aware of this and is insulating around the hole.
    I would say that the OP in that case used a magnet and it came adrift.
    apart from spring melt it did not damage the mod, he now has an insulator in there.

    as such .. i would suggest ONLY nipple top batterys, no magnets at all..
    check to make sure it has an insulator up in the tube.
    i would be happy to use unprotecteds knowing the facts .. but thats me.
    That's the problem with magnets. They can slip. I have to keep reminding people that if they must use a magnet, to only use it on the grounded end so it aint so bad if it slips.
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