Battery safety table – User tested

No deal, no review, much more important:

Mooch @ ECF did (and still does) some cell tests to verify the ridiculous claims rewrappers put on their cells. His battery safety grades table is a MUST see.

Don’t fall for these numbers most of the rewrappers promise. Stick to Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony… But see for yourself:

Mooch’s battery safety guide

 

Not a lot going on – a summary.

The bad:

Vapecige seems to struggle still with the VTBox200 to fix all flaws and I am waiting for some news about how the latest batch performs. HCigar has a small shitstorm because of the brass 510 threading on the VT200 – which might be changed to a stainless steel one in a later batch and there are already some pics with peeling of coating on the Vaporshark DNA200.

The good:

First hands-on for the Sense Cyclone tank pop up one by one. It has some nice unique new features. All in all I am not overly impressed but definitely worth a look as an alternative to the SMOK TFV4. See a review by Mike Vapes below.

The new products:

Fasttech listed some more Fishbone RDA clones, a bunch of Drip Tips and LiPos. Nothing spectacular but the silicone sleeves for the IPV D2 look interesting.

Focalecig listed a Vortice RDA Clone as well as a value version of the Abaddon – which is definitely worth a look for $14.99!

VapeCige VTBox200 update on issues, hands-on and deal

VapeNW published a video on youtube showing the black/white VapeCige VTBox200 supposedly with some fixes they already implemented.

The 510 connection seems to be press fitted now, also you can see that the connector on the LiPos has been switched around. So the male connector is no longer sticking out of the LiPo but is on the mod part.

efun.top has the VTBox200 for $149.99 on preorder, Fasttech for $151 after code RMBBUST and Focalecig for $145.08. Not sure if FT still does the $45 refund via Gift certificate. They say no, people still report that they get a GC back. Unfortunately I can not verify this.

With these fixes I am really looking forward to this mod. It might still not be perfect, but the most important flaws seem to be fixed.

SMOK X Cube II review by Obi

Obi did one of his famous reviews about the Smok X Cube II and found again some very interesting information. Beware: Video is in German.

To make it short:

  • The box has only step-down, so 2*cell voltage is the maximum output it can achieve.
  • It is specified at 8V, but in reality that is not reachable because of the nominal voltage of 3.7 per cell and some voltage drop. Obi shows around 6.45-6.85 maximum voltage in his review
  • It is a 160W mod for everything below .2-.25 ohms resistance.