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Pax Vaporizer by Ploom

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by frayded, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. rendole

    rendole New Member

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    So anybody hear any weird noises coming from their pax? Packed a fresh oven of some new weed I just picked up and it's warming up and I hear a sound like, a sizzling sound maybe more like when you open a pop bottle and that noise it makes you twist the cap. Anyways, when i first heard the noise I turned off my pax and it continued to make the noise for a few seconds, turn it back on it makes the noise again but it doesn't make the noise consistently, only for like 5 seconds and it goes away. This is the first time this happened to me, anyone know why?
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  2. Professor Pickles

    Professor Pickles New Member

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    JoeKickAss explained this best in post #5280:

    EDIT: you would have needed to have searched for the word "hissing" in this thread to find the answer :doh:
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  3. Medical Mark

    Medical Mark Well-Known Member

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    yup broke down and bought a pax, its charging right now, i have to charge it firt before i use it right so it has full chage?
    looks like a nice little unit i hope it performs as good as it looks, waiting for the Cera has got me searching for the second best thing for now i guess its the pax lol.
    wish me luck, any advice would be appreciated concering this unit.
    thanks
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  4. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's mainly just liquidly resin in the stem, I think you could avoid it by sticking a pipe cleaner down the stem after each sesh, no need to remove the oven screen just a quick swab down the tube after taking the MP out, I might try that...

    The sizzling really isn't ideal for stealth so it would be nice to find an easy fix.

    I packed a bowl 1st thing after unboxing :D
    Does the battery no harm imo, just make sure to charge after and it will be green by the time you want more :tup:
  5. Professor Pickles

    Professor Pickles New Member

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    Popular advice is to let it charge fully before starting your relationship with the PAX. I am very intrigued by the Cera as well (on my short list) but with the look of the PAX and instant gratification bonus here I am. I would suggest giving the Vaporpedia page a once over: http://vaporpedia.com/wiki/Pax
  6. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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    Third pax is a let down. Going on 1 hour 50 minutes on the charger, just took it off and shook it, its still yellow. What the fucking fuck. I dont fucking get it. Are you all positive when you are getting an hour charge, that you are depleting it completely first? I mean dead. I used mine until it powered down on its own. Please help guys, I really don't want to send this back if I don't have to. Im betting its going back. I wont be getting another Pax if this one goes back.
  7. Vapinghole

    Vapinghole Low-Temp Hempist / JedHI Master

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    Is it a new Pax? I had the same issue at the first charge, but all was fine after an overnight charge. After the first multi-hour charge, I had zero issues.

    Edit: sorry, I misread your post and now see its your 3rd Pax. Very weird. Sorry you're having trouble.
  8. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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    thanks for the tip I'll see what that does. I charged it earlier, this is my second pax to do this. I never overnight charged the last one though. Ill give it a shot. I want to cry. :cry:
  9. ipax

    ipax Member

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    *gulp* I'm getting my replacement pax due to the rubberband issue. Though, I have observed there is a bug on displaying charge. Let it sit turned off, and off the charger for a minute or two. Then turn it on and give it a shake.
  10. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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    Ill give it a shot. Its fucking rediculous, third pax in 2 weeks. This thing needs a overhaul. I cannot wait for a new Pax to come out.
  11. Vapinghole

    Vapinghole Low-Temp Hempist / JedHI Master

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    Damn, man. I'm sorry--I feel for ya. Definitely do the overnight charge. I'm keen to know how it goes.
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  12. Peroy

    Peroy Member

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    Whats the turnaround time on warranty replacement?

    Just had to send mine in. Stopped heating up entirely. Miss it already.
  13. ipax

    ipax Member

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    2 days there (from NY) 2 days back. four total.
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  14. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Have you always used the same outlet?
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  15. Mr.Krinkle

    Mr.Krinkle Shpooding Time.

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    same room- but different oulets. On the second model i tried 3 different spots, 6 differnt outlets total haha. I feel like this is some sort of bug, its like 2 hours on the dot every time- I am going to trouble shoot some more. I think leaving on a charger all night might work, or at least leave it on long enough to fill it completely until it begins a trickle charge. I have been reading about batteries, I have no idea what I am talking about haha just somthing I heard exhisted:lol:
  16. welderboy

    welderboy its 4:20 somewhere.....

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    i just timed mine the other day, i ran it dead flat on party mode and it took 1hr 10min to get to green again. there is such a thing as "dirty electricity", but i dont know if it would apply to a charger. try charging it at another house.
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  17. newVaper420

    newVaper420 Vapor Enthusiast

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    Mr. Krinkle, I'm sorry to hear about your problems. I know what it's like to have problems with a vape (not the pax though). Hopefully everything will get resolved.
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  18. MrNorml

    MrNorml Well-Known Member

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    Mine, I use it and then return it to the charger when able. I can't recall it ever running out of juice; I leave it on the charger unless i'm using it. Not exactly sure how long it lasts or takes to charge, but i have not run out of juice or had problems with charging it. Consider leaving it on the charger unless it's being used and see if that helps or not.
  19. Bob Aunum

    Bob Aunum New Member

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    Hi boyos. Had my Pax for about a month now and love it. I wanted to leave two tips: If your mouthpiece isn't staying down and you don't have any PG (propylene glycol) lying around, a small amount of PG-based ecigarette liquid to the sliding ring-mechanism is an effective lubricant. Remember to lube the piston, not the outer ring. Tip two is to use a length of nylon weedwacker cord for cleaning purposes. I've got a short length in my film canister for stirring botanicals and cleaning the oven (the ridges are great for scraping out the corners after a super-tight pack), a longer length in my Pax box for breach cleaning with iso-soaked cotton. Hope this helps some people. Love the forum.
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  20. MCeezy

    MCeezy New Member

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    The 12V, car converted to wall outlet in the car does not have enough power to charge the PAX. The conversion leaves the charger with less power, and doesnt charge it correctly. I would advise not using a converter.

    That being said, is PAX working on a car charger for the PAX?

    My intended use for the PAX is discretion, which is why I purchased it, and it is hard to be discrete with the PAX while charging because wherever the outlet is, whenever someone sees it they touch it because it looks so cool. This ultimately leads to them smelling it, which results in undesired explanation.
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  21. Jonah Hex

    Jonah Hex Well-Known Member

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  22. MCeezy

    MCeezy New Member

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    Have you been using a wall plugin and use the plug charge? or the 1.33 mm charge and pluging that into the base?
    I was not referring to the latter.
  23. ipax

    ipax Member

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    My replacement charged from red to green in about an hour :/ make sure your charger is fully connected?
    Also this one has more of a rough, dotty finish instead of my last one that was smooth and stripey. which is the new variety?
  24. CarlosSpiceyWeiner

    CarlosSpiceyWeiner Well-Known Member

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    The one on the right is the newer version. So your good.

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  25. Jonah Hex

    Jonah Hex Well-Known Member

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    I have been using the Pax supplied wall charger plugged into a converter that is powered by the 12V system in my vehicle. More than capable of charging the Pax.

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