Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by VCBud, Sep 14, 2017.
I think this will be my next vape to replace my Mighty. Good idea?
I reconsidered & figured you might have meant that you are surprised that you don't have to return your old unit 1st, or at least it's been that way previously.
MV1 is a connoisseur vape IMO. It replaced my FF2 really well because of very comparable taste and superior low draw resistance. I used to have a Mighty however, and I do miss the ease of loading and reliable and even conduction/convection extracted AVB.
Ghost CS has been outstanding to me, and I truly believe they have a bold new product design with their first venture into this market.
Been lurkin....getting closer....
I believe Planet of the Vapes (POTV) allows a full refund for any vape (used or otherwise), for any reason, if it's within 14 days of the delivery date. BUT...it doesn't look like they are selling the Ghost yet.
So I got my replacement. Here's what I did. I opened it. I charged it. I turned it on. I connected it to my phone. I synced it. I updated it. I set it on two red lights. I loosely loaded a few crucibles. I took an amazing small cloud tasty hit, followed by several less tasty but large cloud, amazing, hits. I took these hits in pretty casual succession. Not rushing the session but not dilly dalleying either.
All was good....
Then flashing RED LIGHTS... The unit over heated.
This was on Friday. I've now repeated these same events at least six times. I cannot get through a single crucible without over heating.
What am I doing wrong?
The sessions are amazing... while they last .... but always an over heat.
Unit is updated. Also, if I press the button on back a certain way I can get it to stick on.... every time.. my previous units i could not do this...
Mine regularly experiences the same behavior if I go for consecutive draws.
It must wait a minute or two between draws. Once overheated, it is a shitty waiting game.
300.00 is the list price?
@Brewervapesalot, then you tell GV CS that the replacement is no good & to send you a ship label & another unit. You, too, @FlyingLow -- contact CS.
I have two of them and while the unit will get warm from sessioning with a crucible, I do it and do not overheat.
If you are getting good thick vapor, then the chances of your overheating being from an airleak seem somewhat remote.
What position is your MP? Do you pull it out all of the way into the detent in the MP or leave it in from there just a bit? If all the way out, more cooling air will be allowed into mix with your vapor for a cooler draw (to some extent) but this is past the heater stage. I'm only speculating that more cooling bypass air means less across the heater element to keep it cool. Just a thought.
The other thought is draw speed. You need to draw steady and long. If you draw too, too gently (really gently) then there will be less airflow over the element.
But mostly, I'm thinking that R2 with a fresh battery is pretty hot place to start.....but I have run that way and not had my units overheat.
There is a manual calibration procedure you can use to make a unit biased more toward hot or more cool.
Might want to contact Ghost on Vape Life Forum and tag @ghost-Ops and @Ghostteam. Or open a ticket on their website.
It shouldn't be overheating, bottom line.
Was interested but waiting for the overheat issue to vet out first.
Thanks all for the suggestions. I sent an email to ghost and will set up an account at the other forum if need be. I hope the overheat can be fixed or that its just another bad unit because the vapor before it over heats is excellent. The hit immediately prior to overheating is usually on the Evo/Cloud level of excellence... but with a portable, which I appreciate.
My friend used the unit last night too. We kept it on level two red the whole time. The mouthpiece was pulled out, pushed in, and everything in between. Mostly because the new mouthpieces move up and down with almost no resistance. The mouthpiece can also lean side to side a bit, without losing a tight seal. In sum, I really like the new mouthpiece.
We varied our draw speed from long steady pulls to ripping on it the hardest we can. To the units credit, vapor is excellent no matter how you draw.
It just overheats---- everytime--- before finishing the crucible.
Yep, sounds like a device issue. If Ghost doesn't respond in a reasonable time frame, tag me and I can see if I can get their attention for you over on VLF.
Thank you for that. I'll try to post a video. I have a laser thermometer so maybe I'll take temp readings of the unit in the video as I use it, as it makes great clouds, and as it ultimately overheats.
If I'm doing something wrong, feel free to criticize... The vaporizer definitely has my attention, and I want it to work... even if it could just not overheat as often, I would be very happy given the rest of the experience
When I received my replacement unit, it did the same also. Just always overheated. However after a few days and making sure the battery was charged fully it was fine and never had a issue.
Try using lower temps if you haven't tried that already. Just keep at it and make sure you give enough cool down.
What I do inbetween draws is just pull without pressing the button to cool the chamber with some cold air. That does help alot but more importantly minimises my coughing a little bit!
I'll try this. Ultimately, because i vape often, one crucible doesn't cut it. I prefer 2 or 3 or 4 within 30 minutes if I'm really stiff and sore and aching, or if I want to turn off work related thoughts for the night.
To be ideal for me, the ghost can't overheat when 2 or 3 or 4 crucibles are vaped in succession. This one is overheating with 1 crucible.
I did get into a second crucible tonight before overheating, but this seems to be the best I've done so far.
Lowering the temp would probably help, but it means more hits for same level of medication. That's great sometimes for flavor and smoothness. But often, I want higher temp for faster extraction.
I'll see what ghost says and try all the suggestions posted
Just remember to give a few gaps inbetween vapes and remember to provide cold air to lower the chamber heat. I can easy hit 2 crucibles in one go with out over heating but depends what heat setting. For me even 1 is high lol but I gradually go up, 1,2,3 and 4.
Good luck! And let us know what ghost say
So here's a video. Overheats at the start of the second crucible . I vaped faster to keep the video shorter. It will overheat even if I take twice as long or more...
What I am doing wrong???
Screen shot of firmware:
The same as you all?
Last, I set it down for about 5-10 minutes after that video. Couldn't even finish that second crucible without an overheat.
I sent the video to ghost. Before that they requested a serial number. So at least they're on top of it. We'll see. The hits I get are great for what it's worth. My lighting in the video was poor, but those were good clouds, nothing to complain about on that front--especially since draw resistance is basically nothing...
I'm unable to play the video.
I think it's a download then play rather than stream. I'd put it on a stream site, just didnt know any...
I did download it, but it downloaded 2 parts: 1) as .mp4 w/ 0MB & the other as .mp4part which no program will recognize. Let's see if others have an issue.
Hey man saw the video! ...dude its not a bong...your drawing speed is WAAAAAaaaaay too fast....i can hear it in the video, just saying try to slow down your hit or lower the stem a bit cause you are going to have overheating problems and poor vapor slow and steady wins the vapor.....
i opened it with media player classic...
That's a fair point. But I vaped fast so it was a shorter video. It doesnt matter how fast I pull... slow or fast or where the stem is... Always overheats...
I haven't got through a whole crucible tonight, save that first one.... waiting 10 to 20 minutes between crucibles, and still overheats (even if drawing like a firefly 2)...
OK, saw the vid. I don't think you're vaping unreasonably fast nor is the stem height an issue. From what I recall, ghost-ops said that with the new mouthpiece, it's fine to pull the mouthpiece all the way out. I think it's the vape.
All and all, if I could prevent overheating by changing draw speed, that would be great. But unfortunately that doesn't have an impact.
And, really, a top tier vape should not have an extensive instruction manual to prevent malfunctions....
I see man im sorry to hear that. is the crucible clean? is the bud new? sometimes this happens to me when i over pack or when my vaporizer is dirty and i need to clean the heat sink.... sorry for all the questions i just want to help you out....
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