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FlowerMate Vapormax V/V5.0/V5.0S/V5 Pro

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Shit Snacks, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. TallCan

    TallCan Member

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    That used to bother me to no end but once i started placing the ss screen on top of my flowers it didn't matter. I used to use the herb pod upside down without the lid, it works but can be extremely messy if you forget about it and turn the unit to store the mouthpiece.
     
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  2. hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

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    I use a screen for a pattern to make my own SS wire screens from bigger pipe screens. I bought hundreds on eBay and I like the ones I make better. Tanks are great for vaping on the go. I have a dozen. Use more heat and no air leaks and it works fine. My 5.0x and MiniX are getting to be my most favored vapes.
     
  3. TallCan

    TallCan Member

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    I have been looking at the minix for a while. Can you tell the difference in the V.05 and the V.0X. Is the a real difference between the two units.
     
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  4. AtomicPB

    AtomicPB Well-Known Member

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    The "normal" v5.0 Mini is supposed to have better battery capacity. That was at least discussed in this thread. I was kinda asking the same question at some point. :)
     
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  5. TallCan

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    There seems to be a lack of these kinds of comparisons online. I love my plain mini but ever now and then VAS has me wondering about the minix.
     
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  6. TallCan

    TallCan Member

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    @AtomicPB here is a pic of the hemp fiber filter for the flowermate I use. Cools vapor down tremendously, also so when dirty with reclaim. i just place it on top of a fresh load.
    https://i.imgur.com/2kozq0q.jpg
     
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  7. hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

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    MiniX does have a smaller battery which I thought would be a problem but it warms up faster and LEDs are visible outdoors. The Pro series and the 5.0s are damn ne'er invisible outdoors. The bigger 5.0X warms up very fast and battery life is better than many "elite" vapes. The X series both have six temp settings that seem quite consistent. I find those 6 settings very helpful.
     
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  8. AtomicPB

    AtomicPB Well-Known Member

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    @TallCan Thanks for the picture it shows your modifications quite nice. Also the drilled mouthpiece with the new screen.

    Maybe I get a spare mouth piece and try those mods myself. Maybe even another Flowermate. On the other hand the HealthyRips Fury caught my VASs attention. ;)
     
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  9. TallCan

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    The mods completely changes the draw resistance, a whole new experience. The filter is the icing on the cake, amooths the vapor like a mf. With the filter the thiner the better unless I'm going to be using the bubbler more then I'll make it a lil thicker. Oh the cover on the HealthyRips is the first of its kind. Im definitely gonna watch that thread.
     
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  10. VapinCat

    VapinCat KCCat

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    Hello, newbie here and newbie to vaping and already I have a question.

    I received my Flowermate V5.0 on August 21st, charged it like they recommended and have used it almost daily since then.

    Last night I could not get it to power on so figured it must need charging. After charging it this morning, I still cannot get it to power on.

    Does anyone have an idea what the problem might be?
     
  11. Jill NYC

    Jill NYC Portable Collector

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    Welcome @VapinCat !
    A few questions for troubleshooting:
    When you charged it, could you see the battery indicator go to full? If no, try a different outlet. If still no, it may be the charger. One annoying thing about the FM is having a proprietary charger. You may need to reach out to Company you bought it from to get another one.
    If yes, Try holding down the power button for a good 8-10 seconds. Does the display show up? If no, you may need to get an RMA for it.
     
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  12. VapinCat

    VapinCat KCCat

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    @Jill NYC

    Thank you for your reply. I do not seem to have a battery indicator, but I do have an LED Charging Indicator. The light is red while charging and turns green when charged.

    After the light turned green this morning, I thought it was fully charged, but after reading your comment just now, I plugged it back in and saw that the light was red again. After about 30 seconds the light went back to green, so I plugged it into another outlet and the same thing happened.

    I think there must be a problem with this vaporizer because it will not power up even though the green light indicates that it is fully charged.
     
  13. archangelz001

    archangelz001 FIRE!!

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    Just keeping it simple here.... You did click the power button 5 times quickly to try to turn it on, right? I used to have a v5.0 myself. It's the one with no display because it has only one set temp - correct?
     
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  14. VapinCat

    VapinCat KCCat

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    Hi archangel,

    Yes, I clicked the power button quickly five times and nothing happens. Normally once it powers up the light at the power on button is blue, but can be changed to purple or red to increase the temperature.

    As far as charging goes, there is an indicator light next to the charging port, which is either red or green.

    I have tried powering it on this morning and it seems to be dead.
     
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  15. Jill NYC

    Jill NYC Portable Collector

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    It definitely sounds like you need to send it back to be repaired. I’m sorry to hear you had such a short life with it. My first one broke down after about a year and a half of solid use, which was okay with me, but less than 2 months is definitely a problem! Keep us updated on status.
     
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  16. KeroZen

    KeroZen Chronic vapaholic

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    Maybe it's just the switch that is dead? But unless you know how to solder SMT components it will be hard to fix.

    If your charging LED goes green it means the battery and BMS are still fine. So it could be the switch. Maybe try harder/faster/slower/different angles?
     
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  17. VapinCat

    VapinCat KCCat

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    Jill, I was about ready to pack it up and send it back. Then I read KeroZen's comment and decided to "play" with the switch. I tested it last night and this morning and it seems that the switch definitely has a problem. If I try to power it up with my thumb, like I did for over a month, nothing happens, but if I use my index finger, it is good to go.

    I still think I should probably return it but will try this for a few more days and see what happens.
     
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  18. Jill NYC

    Jill NYC Portable Collector

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    @VapinCat So glad to hear you found a work around. @KeroZen always has great advice!
     
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  19. hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

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    Switches are not perfect. Had a similar switch on a Boundless CFX quit working and Randy at Puffitup was on it and had a return shipping tag in my Inbox in minutes.
     
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  20. jimmy123

    jimmy123 Active Member

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    Flowermate wont charge up red charger not working. Whats up
     
  21. hillbill

    hillbill Well-Known Member

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    Most likely the cord on the wall wart has broken wires.
     
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  22. jimmy123

    jimmy123 Active Member

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    At silver plug in or wall part. Does it happen often
     
  23. jimmy123

    jimmy123 Active Member

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    Worked perfect chargi
     
  24. jimmy123

    jimmy123 Active Member

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    Well i fig
     
  25. jimmy123

    jimmy123 Active Member

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    Didnt work to just order a power cord,so .i mean with shipping that would be a $20 about thst with the shipping. So i ordered a new v5os. I think ill leave charging cord plugged in so i don't have to mess with it. Hope cord is the problem. Then I'll have a couple nice vapes. Otherwise my v5 i have now is under a year old and of course i didn't sent warranty card in. So do you think they would still honor warranty or no?
     

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