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PAX 3 by PAX Labs

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by Ojan_at_PAX, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. SMODomite

    SMODomite Well-Known Member

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    Also ordered a pax 3 on the $175 sale, but that was after my brother already ordered his pax 3 off a different website having a sale for $200. He wanted the shiny gold one rather than the teal he ordered, so I ordered the gold and we are just going to swap em out so we both will get the colors we wanted and I only had to pay $175 not bad at all
     
  2. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    Yea, so I bought the original Pax when it first came out. It had issues (mouthpiece, charger) but was a workhorse for me. It went skiing, to festivals, etc and really never failed me.

    When I saw the sale, I couldn't pass up getting the new one. I gotta say I am SO impressed with this thing! I love the size, mouthpiece, cool docking charger, and the app. The Bluetooth connectivity is awesome and works perfectly. I love messing around with the different temps and shit. I also tried the concentrate oven and thought it killed it with my shatter.

    Now, my only concern is that I know this glossy beauty is going to get all scratched up. I think that's probably why only the gloss ones are on sale. So, I either try to protect it with a holder or skin, or just accept the fact it's going to look like shit in short order. I see there are skins and smell proof holders on Amazon and Ebay. Can anyone recommend one?
     
  3. SMODomite

    SMODomite Well-Known Member

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    Can't wait to get my 3 today, my bro and I are swapping the ones we bought, he wanted the shiny gold but had already ordered the matte teal on another sale for $200 so we are trading after work!
     
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  4. Southern Chef

    Southern Chef Well-Known Member

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    The end caps from our friend @Ratchett are awesome for controlling Pax smell. Zero odor with these...

    https://delta3dstudios.com/pax2-caps-pair/
     
  5. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    They help prevent scratches as well. And I cant count how many times they've provided protection from a fall
     
  6. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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  7. Papa Woody

    Papa Woody "The vapor is strong with this one"-Obi Onda Woody

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    https://www.puffitup.com/VaprCase-Vaporizer-Case-p/vapr.vc2.htm

    Get this silicone sleeve to protect your shiny Pax 3. I’ve got one on mine and it’s kind of like having a wet suit on the Pax. It does cover the shine so you can’t see it...

    And, it adds an insulation layer when running at higher temperatures to protect your hand from excess heat...

    Also...it’s 420 so sales are on!!!
     
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  8. Hansha

    Hansha New Member

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    Hi fellows,

    I have a few problems with my PAX 3 and before I send it for service or replacement I would love to know if any of you know a potential fix.

    1. I can not enter temperature setting - when I hold the power button for 2 seconds, it simply turns off.
    2. The PAX 3 switches off when left on table much sooner than the specified 3 minutes.
    3. When I shake the device there is a tiny quiet wiggle heard inside. (I have never dropped it on floor or gave it a trauma.

    Thank you for your replies!

    I will also mention a suggestion or a engineering issue in case someone from PAX labs reads it. I use PAX for smoking pipe tobacco which usually uses some humectant. Now, what I noticed is that the flat mouthpiece is regularly popping out of PAX 3 because the vapor seems to work as a lubricant. I wish the flat mouthpiece was made with a sturdier brim, sitting in the metal housing as firm as the raised lid that never pops out ...
     
  9. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    I am buying this for sure! Anyone have a water pipe adapter? They have glass and silicone ones, I’m wondering which is better?
     
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  10. Papa Woody

    Papa Woody "The vapor is strong with this one"-Obi Onda Woody

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    I have the silicone adapter which uses the raised mouthpiece on the Pax and it works very nicely. I also suffer from a bad case of AGD syndrome (Ataxian Glass Destruction Syndrome) where all I have to do is look at glass and it breaks...So...I haven’t bought the glass adapter simply out of concern for the safety of the glass piece...
    My D20 shudders when it sees me coming...
     
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  11. Tstat

    Tstat Dead Foot Designs Accessory Maker

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    Thanks, maybe I'll grab one of those as well.

    Anyone have the glass one?
     
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  12. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    You need to be careful your not turning off the device when you hold the button for a temp change. It's pretty sensitive and seems to default towards turning off.

    The unit will go into cooldown mode and turn off fairly quickly 30s to 1 minute I believe. You can influence this slightly by changing the mode in the app

    The mouthpiece might need to be replaced. After many cleaning/use U find they shrink a little. Grab a 3 pack

    I wouldn't worry about anything loose inside. It would be be operational I'd ita was important.


    Hope that helps
     
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  13. nomadicsoul34

    nomadicsoul34 Well-Known Member

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    Im wondering how little i can effectively use in a pax with the half pack lid. I currently only vape .025 to 0.05g and use a vapcap. Id like something a little more discreet that i can use on the go.
     
  14. MikeG7265

    MikeG7265 Well-Known Member

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    IIRC the Pax 3 oven holds around .3g, so you should definitely be able to use the smaller amount with the half pack lid.
     
  15. mixchu69

    mixchu69 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the pax is right for your needs, even with half pack lid. Unlike convection vaporizers, pax needs to be packed in pretty tight and even with half pack lid, still above .1.

    However, newvape has a pusher that could further reduce oven size.
     
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  16. MikeG7265

    MikeG7265 Well-Known Member

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    Oops, that’s my bad. I misread his post. I read it as .25, not .025, sorry about that.
     
  17. Hansha

    Hansha New Member

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    Probably an old tired topic, but since I am vaping tobacco for health reasons over smoking I was worried about the PAX 3 air path too. What I did is just plugged the whole in the oven with some wet paper and tried to draw on the receiving end. I did not draw with full power (but surely harder than I vape) and I could not feel any air coming through. SO maybe the electronic stuff is not fully separated from the mouthpiece, but it certainly is not in the air path either.

    Now a PAX 4 with a ceramic path and with the button on side (the button idea on mouthpiece is sexy, but that thrill lasts for 1 day. Then it's just trouble and hand bacteria in mouth) that I would pay double the price for it. Add a ceramic oven lid with metal screen and you got a winner.
     
  18. JCharles

    JCharles FC 06/06/2017 | ACMPR 26/07/2017

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    You just be using the raised mouth piece (hand bacteria in mouth comment)

    The Pax 3 is an isolated air path. The oven is sealed around the sides. Plug the air hole in the oven, and no air can be drawn. The top is also sealed around the sides, and the air path is still separate from the electronics.
     
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  19. Hansha

    Hansha New Member

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    Both mouthpieces require touching which is not nice for a vape on the go. We touch all kinds when we are around. I think this idea is flawed for many reasons - the other one is the power button problem which costs the company a lot, due to their awesome and very generous warranty.

    A simple button on the body would be cooler. It would also be a sensor like a lip sensor. Maybe does not sound that smart but would serve the cause better. As the used to say in most design schools in the old days - form follows function.
     

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