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Mechanical mods?
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Mechanical mods?
So what exactly is a "mechanical" mod? As opposed to a mod that is not mechanical. Are VAMOs and Provari's mechanical mods, or do they tend to be hand-made?

Generally, are the quality of mechanical mods such that variable wattage/voltage are completely unnecessary? I've seen some beautiful mods around, but how can you be sure of the vape quality before shelling out £100+?
05/03/13 09:30 PM
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RE: Mechanical mods?
This has been answered many times, but essentially a mechanical mod is just a battery holder with a switch.

These are valued as they give the full battery voltage to the atty, with high currents needed by gennies.

Provari/vamo are all regulated mods that give a controlled voltage/amperage.

Mechanical mods do tend to be handmade, although there are commercial ones too - the cost is often in the materials used.

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RE: Mechanical mods?
mechanical is just that, no electronics, the vamo and provari have PCBs inside. A mech mod is in its simplest terms, a holder for the battery with a switch on it, also mechanical

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RE: Mechanical mods?
That's what I thought. Sorry for the stupid question. I just don't understand how you can assure a quality vape if it doesn't have the ability to alter the power. How is a mod better?
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RE: Mechanical mods?
(05/03/13 09:39 PM)Chopper Wrote:  That's what I thought. Sorry for the stupid question. I just don't understand how you can assure a quality vape if it doesn't have the ability to alter the power. How is a mod better?

You set the coil up to suit the mod and you learn what ohm to build your coil for a certain juice


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RE: Mechanical mods?
(05/03/13 09:39 PM)Chopper Wrote:  That's what I thought. Sorry for the stupid question. I just don't understand how you can assure a quality vape if it doesn't have the ability to alter the power. How is a mod better?

The amp limit is dependant on the battery (ie AW IMR = ~10A)

Less to go wrong in a mechanical - as long as you clean the contacts.

Electrical/Mechanical are both good for different things..... if you want to vape a .5ohm triple coiled genesis - use a mechanical.

If you want to vape a 2.7ohm silica - you might be better on an electrical....

I preferred regulated batteries until I had started on gennies..... now I switch around... but vaping on a straight battery took a bit of learning Wink

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(05/03/13 09:41 PM)Cheekiecharlie Wrote:  
(05/03/13 09:39 PM)Chopper Wrote:  That's what I thought. Sorry for the stupid question. I just don't understand how you can assure a quality vape if it doesn't have the ability to alter the power. How is a mod better?

You set the coil up to suit the mod and you learn what ohm to build your coil for a certain juice

Ugh. You lost me. So it's like the opposite to what I'm doing now? ie, adjusting the voltage to suit the clearo. Instead I should adjust the coil to suit the juice?

ghoti - Just trying to get my head round that. Could you explain your two examples to me? I mean, I know a triple (!) coil would require more power, but otherwise...
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RE: Mechanical mods?
Exactly that, plus you can run a lower ohm coil on a Mechanical as opposed to a Variable Voltage PV as they don't get complain when you put a coil on that's less than 1.2 ohms. The Gripper that I've just sold wouldn't work if the coil was too low.

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RE: Mechanical mods?
And, generally speaking, lower resistance is better, right?

Oh my God I have so much still to learn...What?
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RE: Mechanical mods?
Yes, it maybe seem a little complicated , but once you get into mods and rebuildables , as said electronic mods have an ohm limit and won't work , mechanicals will

Every juice has a certain sweetspot , so if I liked my ry4 with a 1 ohm coil , it won't fire in an electronic mod , but runs no problem in the mechanical

Once you get into rebuilding , you will get to learn how different juices taste with different ohm coils that can't be bought commercially


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