Potentiometer mods

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  1. Danimal77

    Danimal77 Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Couple really good pwm boxes i have been using. Hotcig r233 hits likea train love it. And the moon box been using everyday since i got them
     
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    i have 3 potentiomenter mods all hand made from a company that is out of business called xohm. They are all PWM mods that have lasted at least a year or more so far. 2 have some issues but still work. I can fix these since they are just in hammond style boxes and I know where to get all the parts I need.
    I just got some parts in trade to build my own pwm mod just need a chip i think
    but if I were to actually go and buy the parrts to build a mod just like the dovpo, its gonna cost more then $30ish and then I have to assemble it... SO the price is awesome, but I would love to see some photos of it opened up to see if its repairable down the line
     
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    Photos are out there, but I don't remember where. Anthony Vapes reviewed it, he may have an open box shot. Honestly the innards don't interest me. If someone I've come to trust says a device okay and with a smidge of common sense I'll be fine I go for it. If it lasts a year or three I've gotten my money's worth.
     
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    Mattp169 Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years Vape Media

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    its not about my money's worth.....its about WHAT IF? What if regulations are so damn tight and impossible that the only way to keep vaping 5 years from now for me is being able to repair or build mods, because regulations have removed or made next to impossible the ability to buy a regulated mod....?
    Yes I know i am being paranoid, but that's how I think on this. Its too important for me, I can not start smoking again not now not ever.

    Maybe I am way over thinking this, I know I probably am, but I only want user serviceable mods from now on.
     
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    Not overthinking it, that makes sense for you. No one on my block would appreciate what would result if I tried to repair anything with an electrical element. For myself having a closet full of backups makes sense. Not there yet, but a few budget dual 18650s is doable. I've got a small but nice collection of the pricier mods I love that should last years. Just need a few just in caser's now and maybe another 166 Therion. The Dovpo seems like a good place as any to start.
     
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    if the dovpo will be your first potentiometer style mod it should be great and if you are just a power mode user, you will probably love it for its simplicity
    just remember there are 2 types of potentiometer mods.
    what it seems that is being sold mass market are all VV with some safety built in. Which honestly if it all falls apart depending in how the board is installed etc could be repaired with a similar chip that is readily available, its actually a chip pretty much the same use din teh hexohm v2
    But what most custom mod makers use are PWM or Pulse width modulation, which when you use it feels similar and works similar to VV but you will find as the battery drains you have to turn your power up slightly to get the same power where VV you kind set the voltage and because of how most of them are designed they maintain that voltage until you hit low battery cutoff. SOme pwm mods have safety features, some do not.
     
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    Letitia9 Therion/Nano Junkie VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I have the Charon Adjustable. I enjoy using it, it's been benched for now. Break it and the Charon tc out occasionally for taste testing high mg steeping juices. The pot on it is plastic and very hard to adjust. Know it has to be somewhat stiff, but damn thing doesn't need to break my thumbnail. Loved the simplicity tho. Took me awhile to get used to no screen. lol
     
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    Mattp169 Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years Vape Media

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    well if it bothers you that much you can send it to me :)
     
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    Letitia9 Therion/Nano Junkie VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    If I like the Dovpo enough to buy a second I'll pm you. As long as I have at least three benched mods that I don't hate I'm good. G-priv doesn't count because I would have to be desperate to use it. Works fine just uncomfortable in the hand for me.
     
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    Broke down and ordered the ss Dovpo MVV. Saw a picture of one with a Drop on it and overhang was almost nil, so I ordered a ss Drop as well.:D
     
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    What do you think of it?
     
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    Just shipped from gb. I'll have forgotten I ordered it before it gets here. I'll let you know. Not expecting any surprises. Pretty straightforward mod.
     
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    So. did you forget about it before it came in?
     
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    Almost! I quite like the mod and Drop, they make a good pair. More comfortable to hold than I'd imagined.
     
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    Nice! Mine should be in next tuesday.
     
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    The simplicity is refreshing and the Dovpo VVM hits like a beast. Thinking about a second for the closet backups.
     
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    Wow, I had no idea Smoant made a poteniometer mod, much less one in the Charon form. I was so confused at first, thinking the Charon is VW, what's this dude talking about? lol

    The price of most potentiometer mods have kept me from trying one, but $30 doesn't seem like too much of a gamble... So it's a decent? Does it compare to the more expensive mods like the HexOhm?
     
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    I like the Dovpo MMV better. GB has a good price on them. Paid $25 or a bit less. The Charon Adj is good, just like the other better. I don't have a Hex to compare too.
     
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    does the dovpo mmv have an on/off switch?
     
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    Don't know. Never leaves the house, use it for dripping. Think it might have the 5 click option. I'm at work and can't check right now.
     
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    Anthony did a review, probably mentions whether it has on/off on it.
     
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    Loving the dovpo mvv[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
     
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    Sweet!
     
  25. Mattp169

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    eightvape has the dovpo mvv in stock shipping from the US for only $29.95 shipping is like $8 so I got one coming Monday.
     
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    Got another Invader 3 off eBay in blue for $35. Works great :D
     
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    There are few that have the Dovpo VEE and are liking it quite bit,
     
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    the vee is more sophisticated then I like but I am so glad to see companies putting out affordable simple VV mods with out all the power curves, and TC and other things that many of us do not want
     
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    Still want a Double Barrel but my roof says no.
     
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    i want a nice soldering iron, a battery sled and a big al's iPWM board so I can assemble this mod I have. Then I want to start building more of my own mods. Parts are in the $50-80 range for most PWM mods
    \its my soldering proficiency that scares me.

    I solder large things like tubas, trumpets saxes etc. soldering teeny tiny wires on electronics boards is different
     
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    so I got my dovpo MVV

    Ok I am impressed
    5 click on/off
    reverse battery
    overheat
    short circuit
    battery indicator
    $30

    Small in your hands compared to other mods

    Perfect for me

    This SEEMS better then my $150 pwm mods. I may get another one of these
     
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    Surprised me how comfortable it is to hold. It doesn't feel as boxy as it looks.
     
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    the fire button bothers me a bit. it seems super easy to push and not as clicky as I am accustomed to using. I am worried it will get pushed in by accident sitting next to something on the desk or turned on in my pocket. Other then that, it is super comfy in the hands and the weight is good. I am highly impressed for $30
     
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    I liked the first one I got so much that I picked up a second. Haven't had any issues with unexpected firing. It is well built and love the instant ramp up. I've dropped mine a couple times with zero damage.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    My fire button is clicky and have had no firing issues. It pretty much stays at home so hasn't been tested for an out and about mod.
     
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    thanks for that, this is good feedback. SInce I drop a mod daily, hourly. every couple minutes....yes I am a clutz
     
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    Lately, this is the mod that I take out of the house to preserve more expensive ones and since it is sturdy and the battery life seems better than most.

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    I just ordered one of these and the price is now $28.40? They can keep dropping it, I'll be glad to order more...lol!
     
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    I just ordered one from Fasttech yesterday. Got the blue one
     
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    i got the blue one
    and yea i noticed the price drop
    wife said I should order a second just so I have it while it is on sale, but can't decide on black or red
     
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