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#1 (permalink)      1/15/2015 8:53:43 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Kick with voltage below 3.2
First time using a kick and playing with a mech mod.

I'm using a nemesis in 1x18350 mod and this kick. I paranoiacly checked the voltage of the battery, like a pussy afraid of creating a nuclear explosion in my house.

First thing I noted is that the drop from 3.4v to 3.2v was super fast. I think I already read that, and that's why "unprotected batts + mechs + noobs" should have a kick like this.

My big question is... Is it normal that when the kick cut the magic, the voltage of the two 18350 I tried was 3.15 and 3.17. Are this values too low, our I'm a big uneducated pussy?
#2 (permalink)      1/15/2015 9:00:17 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Don't use a kick.
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#3 (permalink)      1/15/2015 9:08:16 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Those values are fine when using decent batteries. Most manufacturers (Samsung, Sony, LG) advise not to drop the voltage below 2.8v/2.7v.

A Kick is a convenient thing to use. Don't listen to its detractors. It'll give you solid performance on 1.5ohm builds. When I started vaping I used it with a Kayfun and an 18500 battery at it's highest wattage and enjoyed it.
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Use 18500 or '650. The kick will stop working when battery gets too low, I don't use 18350's anymore because with your kick wound up the small batteries simply don't last long enough.
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One of my Kicks cuts out at 3,1 V, another at 2,9 V. No problems so far with the batteries (that's 18650, I don't use kick on anything smaller).
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I'm going to stick with the 18350s, no why I walking around like Donatello with a giant stick. Outside of winter I would have probably have to carry in my back around the belt really like Donatello, since I walk with no jacket.
One 18350 in the mod plus one backup lasts me the full day. I only use the 18650 in house.

I'm even considering using protected batts so a can lose the kick and make my nemesis even smaller.
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Robert2 wrote:

Don't use a kick.



So your tip for a complete noob who started playing with unprotected batts and mechs for a full 3 (three) days is to go bareback kick??? What if I continued to vape, way, way past secure voltages? No way I can already feel the differences in vapour quality, especially walking around not focuses in that.

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Equip yourself with knowledge, not a kick. A multimeter would be helpful too. ;)
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I travel light man, I'm a ninja.

Your suggestion is to replace a kick with a multimeter?!



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If you can handle carrying around spare batteries there's nowt wrong with a kick mate. If size is an issue get a Kato (18650+ kick) or an eGrip :-)
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