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Discussion in 'ABV' started by gambino02745, Mar 15, 2014.

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  1. gambino02745

    gambino02745 New Member

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    hello, I recently purchased a XXX vaporizer pen with the dry herb chamber attachment, when I press the button to activate it lights up for about 3 seconds n then flashes a few times, at same time the coil glows but very dimly and when light flashes it shuts off, is anyone familiar with this or what I may be doing wrong, also this is second one as first did this also, I returned it and got exchange, same prob
  2. mewash2

    mewash2 Well-Known Member

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    Are you using it with flowers? Most, if not all, pens are only good with concentrates, regardless of manufacturer claims.
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    gambino02745 New Member

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    yes I am, I understand that, it seems like it isn't getting warm enough,but ive seen them online and the coil glows as long as button is depressed, this one shuts itself off jus as its getting bright and the LED on button flashes real quick, its my first experience with one so I admit I dnt kno much about process but seems like it just isn't getting warm enuff to vaporize anything
  4. mewash2

    mewash2 Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm still not certain weather you are using concentrates or flowers. Concentrates need to be applied directly to the coil. Most pens will shut off automatically after 10 seconds to keep the coil from overheating. For flowers you would likely need to press and hold for multiple cycles before you would get any result. You may need to purchase a higher quality pen. There are a lot of bad ones out there.
  5. gambino02745

    gambino02745 New Member

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    yes I am using flowers, I cant hold it lit for more than 3 seconds before it flashes n shuts off, it cost me about 100 dollars, but I cant find a review online
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know, the ONLY current vape pen on the market that can vape "flowers" is the T-Vape.

    The Grasshopper, which hasn't been released yet is another vape pen that claims to do flowers. Jury's still out though.........

    All these Chinese manufactured vape pens that are made in the same factory but with different brand names put on them (I wonder how many different ones there actually are) and state that their pens will also vaporize dry herbs should be sued for false advertising.........but good luck with that, eh? Countless people have purchased these cloned vapes with different names to do that but found out that that their ability to vaporize dry herbs was totally bogus.
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  7. Puffers

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    When you exchanged was it just the battery portion or the whole kit? It sounds like you may have a short causing low ohms that your battery can't handle and it's going out on an over current protection. :2c:
  8. gambino02745

    gambino02745 New Member

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    thanx for replying, I got a whole other pen, but I agree with u as I think its got to be a short somewhere, the coil doesn't burn hot enuff for eliquids nevermind flowers, I kno most pens have a control to adjust the ohms, this one doesn't have anything
  9. Puffers

    Puffers Well-Known Member

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    Neither here nor there in regards to your problem but, the control your thinking of actually regulates the voltage or boosts the voltage output at a chosen value. The ohms is a fixed number representing the electrical resistance of the load you are putting on the battery or in this case your atomizers coil. Most ego style or pens style batteries can't handle anything under 1.5 ohms or so iirc so if you have short making your coil say 1 ohm it would have symptoms like you are describing.

    I have never heard of this xxx pen but given that you have had 2 bad ones in a row I would be looking for a refund and put that money into a reliable vape that will do what you are looking for.
  10. gambino02745

    gambino02745 New Member

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    I went back again, they told me to call the company, they couldn't figure it out and determined it was working, wtf, ive researched it and only number I can come up with is a number for a whole sale, there isn't even a customer review or comments for me to refer to, but its a loss im def gnna look for something reliable
  11. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Call the company? In China ???
  12. GetToTheChoppa

    GetToTheChoppa Active Member

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    That sucks man!! Went back meaning you bought it from a head shop or dispensary?
  13. gambino02745

    gambino02745 New Member

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    it is a head shop
  14. GetToTheChoppa

    GetToTheChoppa Active Member

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    Take it back and demand a refund. Got your $100 back find a new head shop. Those guys are totally ripping people off.
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  15. gambino02745

    gambino02745 New Member

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    yea here in my area although medical cannabis has recently been recognized by law and has been decriminalized if under 1oz I benefit from medicinal flowers and herbs, a good portable vape would b great for emergencies, not many headshops in area and im not sure if state has a disoesarie yet
  16. GetToTheChoppa

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    By portable do you need something you can rip in your car? Or something you can carry in your pocket?

    There is great info in the "portables" section.

    I'm going to buy an arizer Solo today. It's described as the size of a red bull can. Cost $160. People seem to really love it.
  17. gambino02745

    gambino02745 New Member

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    yes id like something to have on my possession, if out out on business trip, camping, etc I can discreetly dose, but I am also considering something more permanent for home, ive never vaped before so I dk if ill even like it, I will look into the arizer and do some homework on other models
  18. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Just buy a Solo. Its only 30 to 60 bucks more then your fail pen and it WORKS.
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  19. GetToTheChoppa

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    Is there a coupon code somewhere to get a Solo for $130?
  20. gambino02745

    gambino02745 New Member

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    idk im not familiar w much on this subject, I cant even find a review or comments about it online, seems like it works but not enuff to burn anything and jus as the coil starts to glow it shuts off (3 secs) and the place where I bought it isn't much help, I didn't even ask them if they could show me what im was doing wrong but when I went in there to return it the first time they weren't very customer friendly but it is what it is
  21. GetToTheChoppa

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    I would raise hell man. The owner of that head shop is buying the pen for $20 or less and then selling it for $100.

    Thats how businesses work, buy something and sell for a profit. But what bothers me about your situation is that the product theyre selling for $100 wont ever work. Its a cheap ass e-cig pen that the head shop guy is buying super cheap, having them put XXX as a brand name, and then selling to people who dont know any better. Its not fair at all.

    I would call the head shop and ask when the manager will be in. Then go there and absolutely demand a full refund. Tell him you posted your concerns on an internet forum that deals with these vaporizers and the members are telling you its a piece of crap product and you got ripped off.
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  22. gambino02745

    gambino02745 New Member

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    yea,, that's what everyone basically tells me and I think im going to do that, I kno money rules the world but its def not fair to the next person is, funny thing is that this place only carries this particular vaporizer, I can drive couple hours and get one elsewhere and prob order online, jus hope the somewhat work
  23. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    No but some ebay sellers list them at 130. The standard discount is at 160.
  24. DabComa

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    When you go back I would ask if the shop has a mod or apv that you can test the atty on, by the way your describing it, it sounds like the battery is triggering a protection mode because the draw becomes too heavy for your specific battery which for safety concerns on that battery cause it to stop. I'm almost willing to bet that on a 18650 it'll fire like a champ.

    Now even then, as far as flower vaping goes it probably won't be a good vape. In my experience every pen style attachment that claims to do both concentrates and flower always, while still being able to smoke, it almost combusts the flower rather then vaping, causing visible blackening of the flowers within the first few hits, and eventually reducing the flower to blackened ash mush by the time it's done. Anyone who vapes properly knows that their is always flower left at the end of a session, even if it darkened a hair and smells like burnt tea.

    I've never owned a personal portable vape for flower, but for ease, concealability, and good vape production, I've heard a lot of good things about the Pax .

    Hope it helps :)
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