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Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Rockwise, May 27, 2011.

  1. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    So true. But, be honest, would you want your daughter to marry one?

    OF
     
  2. mrs.biggo

    mrs.biggo Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks! Me again! So, I bought a replacement battery and am now reading that the original charger for the original Solo doesn't do a good job of charging these generic replacements! Doesn't stay charged long. Anyone here find this to be a problem? I instinctively come here for my Solo questions! Y'all are the best! :)
     
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  3. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Naw, I'm not buying it. The charge controller is built into the main board and will do a good job with any reasonable 18650s (the two cells inside), no matter capacity or whatever. I've built many packs without any issues.

    Amateur attempts can be a big problem, however. If they don't include the right kind of protection PCB or the cells aren't very carefully matched ('balanced') the pack can degrade rapidly. Here's a photo of a rebuild, the PCB is in the center, the white block at the top is a thermal protection device (safety).
    [​IMG]

    Where did you get the pack? A factory one should be no troubles I'd think? Are you having troubles or just worried about something you read on the web?

    OF
     
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  4. mrs.biggo

    mrs.biggo Well-Known Member

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    Ha! I just buy small screens from the Head Shop.

    Thanks OF! You're a peach in a world of pits! :rockon:
     
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  5. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the complement, though some might question your judgement......

    And thanks, especially, for the hearty laugh! Best in a while now. Nobody is going to be able to say you don't have a way with this queer language we pinched off the Brits.

    OF
     
  6. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    True about @OF

    The SOLO is perfect 4 my need's!
    3 dry with this SOLO is all I can handle?
     
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  7. VapeReady

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    I'm having a huge dilemma guys :bang: solo OG or solo II ?
     
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  8. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    What a dilemma 2 have?

    Whatever U want to spend your $ on?

    I use a old SOLO because BLING doesn't do it for me!
    Function is da most important 4 some?

    BLING other need?

    If you have war bucks get the new 1
    Da old one if your fine with your interself?
     
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  9. Choices

    Choices Active Member

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    VapeMood (I believe affiliated with VaporNation) has the Solo OG in silver for $81 if you use the SAVE10 promo code. Solo 2 with promocode is about $100 more. Nice first world problem!
     
  10. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    Do you really need a screen?
     
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  11. VapeReady

    VapeReady Member

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    No just found out that minimum temperature of solo OG is 180C i need lower temperatures need either solo 2 or...? Don't think we have much better choices for now than solo 2 and mighty in regards of temperature selection, performance, and battery life.
     
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  12. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    Get what work's 4 U?

    SOLO 4 me.
    U must be the riches person in ENGLAND?
     
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  13. mrs.biggo

    mrs.biggo Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I'd pop back and let y'all know A new battery was TOTALLY worth it! Bought a HC off of ebay, only $24.99 and glad I did. A little bit of finagling to get it set right, but other than that, easy.
    And the hits just keep on coming! :rockon::smug:
     
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  14. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    HAWIIAN BIG BUD ME LIKE! (POV - ONLY)
    Level 3 is all I could handle?

    The SOLO is decent, cheap, face fucked machine.

    If your scared?

    Stay away!
    2 packs in storage in case I need them to live?
     
  15. Choices

    Choices Active Member

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    How can the Solo be so good and yet be available online for less than $77? It will save you the cost of purchase in increased efficiency in such a short time! I may get a spare silver workhorse to put in storage myself!!
     
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  16. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    First one is easy, very solid engineering and perhaps Canadian skilled workers?

    Low costs are typically the function of classic Free Market Economic Theory. Supply exceeding demand and all that. And fully paid for development costs.

    But be careful, it can also be counterfeits. There's a LOT of them out there, including Airs. Think about it and avoid cheap units from China......how could something made in Canada end up there at lower cost???

    All that said, I agree, an outstanding value in a vape for sure. No home is complete without one. Andy maybe a backup......

    OF
     
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  17. Choices

    Choices Active Member

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    It is at a subsidiary of Vapornation so it is legit. I agree that with it being a “mature” technology that is hard to improve upon from a vapor quality standpoint. Is it less than stealth? Sure it is but there aren’t many people on my porch besides me. Is it a shade longer warming up than some others? Sure but I have plenty to do putting things away before partaking. Plus the mess doesn’t seem to get picked up quite as well if I wait until after a stem or two.
     
  18. ataxian

    ataxian PALE BLUE DOT

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    My view point:

    Da SOLO 1 is copied commercially 4 sure!

    My kid's love BLING & I get it!

    Maybe being of a preference of my generation?

    B-4

    In FRANCE TAPE = SCOTCH
    ON DA PALE BLUE DOT = SOLO 4 BATTERY OPERATION 4 ENJOYING CANNABIS
     
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  19. thekayo

    thekayo Active Member

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    Hey guys! I have been using the solo II for around 6 months now. My go too portable vape. But i use it with a water pipe as a back up when im cleaning my other unit. I wanted to go over some tips on how to get the most efficiency, flavor, and potency. Its really only a couple quick tips.

    #1 How to fill the bowl
    - Never fill it right to the top. Id say anywhere between 1/2 and 3/4 is safe. the reason for this relates heavily to the next tip. Basically if you fill it full then the top/bottom of the oven will burn the bud leaving a bad flavor. You also want alot of airflow when using a water pipe so I recommend never packing down your bud and just letting it stay light and loose.

    #2 Handling the unit
    - Never tilt it upside down! if you tilt it then you are exposing the bud to the hot oven and burning it to a crisp. My bud only touches the glass when i use it with a water pipe. It creates somewhat of a convection oven inside. Also I recommend only placing the heating element over the glass bowl when you are inhaling. Never leave it sitting on top. Treat it like an electronic lighter.

    #3 What temp should I use?
    - Now if you follow all these steps correctly I find I can vape at 220c no problem and rip as long as I want. It leaves the bud a nice even brown. Great flavor and potency. Less vapor then as if i packed it full but its more about the consistency, airflow, and EFFICIENCY!!! THIS IS THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY OF USING THE SOLO I OR II. In my opinion at least haha. This is what works best for me. You guys may not like it but give it a try!

    [​IMG]
     
  20. hans solo

    hans solo Left coast Canada

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    You make some good points
    I load my solo ll with a nug finding that the voids in the bowl make for great airflow.
    Currently my preferred temperature is 338F/170C at which the indicas in my rotation particularly Hindu Kush nicely mellow out.I am contemplating the water pipe setup,is there any difference in the efficiency of the 14 or 19 mm adaptor or is it dependant on the pipe size?
     
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  21. KidFated.

    KidFated. We Don't Even Live Here..

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    They use the same bowl, the 14/18 refer to the GonG size.
     
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  22. thekayo

    thekayo Active Member

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    Ya the airflow will change a little bit. more based on your water pipe though. I like a 18mm piece
     
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  23. fernand

    fernand Well-Known Member

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    I might mention that after two years of sort of just forgetting to vape (come to think of it a plausible result), I return to find my Solo I perfectly functional, charged even. Every piece of vape gear was designed by illuminated homo sapiens, and as such, they all have impressive advantages, and teeny weeny shortcomings. But this Solo thing, wow. It's a feat of ergonomic design. Even just details like the 12 minute shut off. It happens to work. They didn't just guess. This baby is a top notch machine. And a pleasure to hold. That's all I wanted to say. Thank you for sharing.

    No, wait I forgot. Hey @OF , what's the story with 9 volts and 12 volts on the charging port on the bottom again? I keep forgetting which is which. Do you have like a schematic or drawing of what is going on there? Thanks.
     
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  24. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    The label is misleading. Only the OG versions, before 'use while charging' can take advantage of the 9 Volt input for 'true PA' (a larger, more powerful supply runs it rather than the battery). They never 'upgraded' the label on the bottom. Since that bottom is part of the main chassis I suspect it would not only have needed new tooling to produce different plates, but I bet scrapping a bunch of the old ones?

    Anyway, if your unit supports 'use while charging' the nine Volt option is not real, 12 Volts only.

    OF
     
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  25. fernand

    fernand Well-Known Member

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    So how can I tell if mine supports use on the wall-wart? Any risk if it doesn't?
    And how beefy a 12 volt supply does it take to operate it that way?

    Did you ever work out a schematic?
    And what do you know about the actual temps, e.g. why reading
    the metal oven floor with an IR thermometerr gives much lower readings
    than the Arizer chart shows?

    Thanks!

    People ask about how much herb to put in. Obviously it depends, but as an extreme example, with a screen or concentrate pad filling about half the stem's chamber to provide a good suspended resting place, a 15 mg pinch (weighed and confirmed) of sticky flower can give 5-6 slowly drawn tokes at a 4 setting, a full session. All of it tasty light "alert" fractions. Therapeutic. Economical. Leaves a light ground coffee tinted ABV, if you can find it ;-) The point is that a good vaporizer lets you do things like that.
     
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