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Pax Vaporizer by Ploom

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

  1. Elvis

    Elvis bricked

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    Hey all, how big is the end of the power adaptor that plugs into the doc?
  2. Coastal

    Coastal Active Member

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    About stirring: I load the oven to the top but leave it loose, don't pack it. After each draw I trun it upside down and shake it a bit to redistribute the oven. It all gets vaped evenly that way.

    If you really want to stir it, a toothpick or a twig off the nearest branch will work just fine, no tools required.
  3. Dammit

    Dammit Well-Known Member

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    Mine does this as well. I'm pretty sure it's just your mouth piece moving around. It's just magnets that set the pax into different modes so if the mouth piece shifts around, it might think you took the mouth piece off or something. Just make sure it's secure and you'll be fine.
  4. kushcabbage

    kushcabbage vapor nerd

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    interesting, I'm curious about the long term affects of having a neo magnet next to an accelerometer unit.
  5. Xchadb

    Xchadb LongSlowDeath Glass Blower

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    holy crap, cant even keep up with this thread, so fast.

    spent all day with the pax, with only two ovens loaded for the day i was pretty medicated ALL DAY.

    just click, wait a few seconds, toke and click back in the pocket, done! maybe can do that 3-4 times for a good medicating sessions off a super tight packed bowl.

    i love this thing SO MUCH. cause herbal highs, are just the best for me, and what work for ME.


    so having such a discreet (holy shit id take this anywhere, looks like an ipod) vape makes it easier to be out more and still be medicating without the hassle of like loading shit, stirring, waiting, having to have proper hit tech.


    just click, cruise in my car, hit it natrually or any way i want, just like second nature and ALWAYS produces FAT hits :)

    yeah i could do that with the solo, but when i was done it was like, hang on, unload do all this shit while driving, or if you put it away, then when it gets cold and emptying the bowl cold is a bitch and you just dont wana do it later. with pax, click off, pocket, done.

    btw i did bend the corner of my screen up like everyone said, and no probs, fast draw, slow draw, it vapes evenly for me on medium.

    only gripe, car chager, who cares, i have AC in my car anyways and i could just buy another home charger, but guess what YA DONT NEED IT. (unless you're away from home or a power outlet for a LONG time)
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  6. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    It's a loose connection somewhere, just be ready to send it in if it breaks:


    You thinking of charging it from your car or a battery? Here's my idea:
  7. Elvis

    Elvis bricked

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    Hey Joe, no I ordered one and its on it way to me in new Zealand. I've got an adaptor with the same output just need to know the size of the end so I can make sure it will fit when it arrives and I can get vaking asap
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  8. Xchadb

    Xchadb LongSlowDeath Glass Blower

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    shot a quick video, was so high while using that thing during the video it just came to a slow crawl, gonna have to edit that shit out hahaha. i just love this thing. just a pinch of half a gram it fucks shit up and gets you hiiiiigh :) :science:
  9. JoeKickass

    JoeKickass Well-Known Member

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    Just in case you didn't see it:
    Hole is 1.3mm or smaller, outside of plug is 3.5mm and it needs to be right-angled
  10. MoneyCheeba

    MoneyCheeba Member

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    Had to join in I'm new and waiting on my Pax, My first Vape ever, very informative thread I must say, I was suckered by Vapeworld ordering my Pax, it said the cobalt was available, once I made the purchase they shot me to back order, funny thing is there is no cancellation option for the order so I have to wait till, or better yet chose to wait till the 20th to get mine shipped, a long wait it is, but from what I can tell worth it by this thread, I was going to get it from vaporstore but they don't have the extra screens and extra lid accessories available, but if anyone is interested they say they have black and purple ready to ship, no wait, I would have ordered from them but I wanted the extras as backup just in case they were needed.
  11. Elvis

    Elvis bricked

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    Thanks Joe. Looking forward to jamming this unit and comparing to my puffit. I ordered the amethyst one : )
  12. lesvape

    lesvape Queer in a high haze

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    Maybe someone can help me, I am on the highest setting, but I barely seeing any vapor. Is this normal? I'm coming from a VG bat and I could get some decent vapor out of it. Any ideas?
  13. Dammit

    Dammit Well-Known Member

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    Edit: Party mode spoiler alert!

    It just came to me! You activate party mode by rolling your pax like you're rolling a joint! I am not a clever man :\ but that's a cool shout out by Ploom to the community!
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  14. DrPiff

    DrPiff Born To Rage

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    The oven should be tightly packed. Stuff a .3 in there and i bet you will not be disappointed.
  15. suhbliem

    suhbliem Grower

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    I agree the pax does not require stirring. I get 4 sesh's out of one oven load and when I empty it, it is all abv
  16. JDSupreme

    JDSupreme Head of Pot

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    So is it recommended to try to discharge the battery as much as possible each time before charging? I know there's not any real long term input on this yet and I will probably do it regardless.

    Also, say you charge it up and don't use it for a week or more (once again, prob not much input in this dept yet), it holds a charge well?
  17. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member

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    I noticed mine starting to fail to catch a little so I just used a pipe cleaner with 99% ISO (almost dried) to rub around the outside of the stainless tube in the body ... just took a couple seconds and seemed to do the trick. Working fine since!

    I also noticed that it's not too hard to take apart (one screw and then "push" it apart? refer to prior posts by JoeKickass I believe) so if it gets too bad one could take apart give a good cleaning, and re-assemble. Probably won't take more than 10 min. I would like to know what Ploom's policy on this would be as far as voiding the warranty though ... I mean if it's something that is going to need to be done every once in a while, I don't want to have to send my unit away for 10 minutes of work just to avoid voiding my warranty!

    Pack down tight! (across the whole length of the bowl ... even if it's only half full it needs to be packed tightly) This was my experience initially too until some members helped me figure this out :)

    mod note: Please avoid making back-to-back posts in a thread. Use the Edit feature. Merged.
  18. Cleanfiend

    Cleanfiend Well-Known Member

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    any other espresso enthusiasts agree that the pax needs a proper tamper? i have tried to use the cap for this purpose, but the curvature of the magnetic cap prevents one from getting a uniform packing. Anyone have any suggestions for objects that work well as a Pax Tamper?
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  19. Vapor Junkie

    Vapor Junkie Active Member

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    I use my index finger :shrug:
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  20. bazzles

    bazzles Member

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    I just pulled the trigger on the black Pax from VaporStore hopefully it is in stock like the site says and ships out today. I cant wait to try this thing out. The HV Evo just doesnt cut it for me. From videos of the pax the vapor production looks on par with a desktop vape which is nice.
  21. turk

    turk turk

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    ...me too....I've also found other handy things around work as well a "precise V5 extra fine" pen bottom which I always have in my pockets as part of my job...work perfectly...but anything that is hard and can fit in the oven will suffice...
  22. mattstermh

    mattstermh Active Member

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    So my mouthpiece is just not secure...i have to keep it slightly pushed down to activate the purple light (start temp) and keep it pushed down with my mouth while pulling in order for it to stay green.

    DAMNIT I guess I have to send it back.
  23. Drastic

    Drastic Vape4Life

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    On the mouthpiece, very innovative design but it has a flaw: the unassailable outer part of the air-path pipe. The resin that builds up in the mouthpiece when in use gets transferred to the outside of the air-path when you click off and the unit cools. Only fix I found so far is opening up the pax, push the clip up and let the spring fall out, then go to work with 99 iso around the air-path where the spring was(tight fit, not easy) This lasts me about 3 days of heavy use.

    Best method I found: 0.3-0.4 flower and <0.1 wax in the middle loaded tight. I stir once half way through and im good for like 4-5 10 minute sessions, but do not leave the unit standing on the mouthpiece, wax ran down the air-path and froze the button.

    For those whose heater wont stay on try cleaning around the air-path in the device very well. Try to get the spring also. See if you notice any change.
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  24. MoneyCheeba

    MoneyCheeba Member

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    I wonder if the kinks are just because this is the first round of Pax shipments, maybe the second round of shipments may have better function? I don't know but I just cancelled my order with Vapeworld which won't have the pax in cobalt till Aug. 20th and black and purple till Sept. 10th, way too long of a wait...I ordered it from vapor store, I called them and they said they have purple and black in stock and my Black Pax will be shipped out today, only thing is they don't have replacement parts for the Pax at vaporstore.com extra screens and lids and mouth piece will come in handy from the comments I've seen here, anyway my Pax is on it's way, for those who bought the Pax on vapeworld and are waiting, if you decide to cancel your order it says it will take 24 to 72 hours to be credited back, so you decide.
  25. kushcabbage

    kushcabbage vapor nerd

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    Seems like having to open up the pax to clean an inassesable spring that get coated by the vapor path when the spring is depressed is not the way to go about things. Especially if this 'voids the warranty' I'm still ploom less over here though so I can't really comment but on the experiences of others. A sticking mouthpiece seems to be problem nĂºmero uno, battery charging at a second. Any new device can have problems, but a device that can't be fully 100 percent clean seems inconvient especially when we were told all separated vapor path. For 250 dollars and the hype, waiting and testing they said they did, you think they would have noticed something as essential as the mouthpiece not holding in the slot do to resin build up. I'm sure tobacco makes resin too, especially with the fruit sugared version of tobacco available (which it was made for) I don't think we are having this issue just because of the herb we are using.
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