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The Firefly 2 vaporizer

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by RobDaBomb, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. Bamafan86

    Bamafan86 Well-Known Member

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    Curious to see what the feedback is as well I love my Firefly the resistance is getting too much for me.
     
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  2. petey

    petey Well-Known Member

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    Me too. You'd think FF had thoroughly tested hole-size ramifications, but maybe Lozo out-engineered the company. The holes, in effect, get smaller with use. They look pretty good through the orange glow, but needle cleaning improves the draw. But it's a pain, and I've already had to do it twice in two weeks. Will probably try disassembling to see if that's easier. If nothing else, maybe Lozo's hack screens will be easier to clean if/when the holes start getting too small.
     
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  3. Lozo

    Lozo Well-Known Member

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    For me thus far it feels like it's made what was not that usable, and I'm not disputing the FF2 credentials (I just disliked the restrictive draw) into something I'm enjoying. I've found so far much more even heating, much better airflow, good vapour production. I'm looking forward to see what others think too.

    I can't take any credit for this though, the idea came from here I just thought I couldn't be trusted with a hammer and pin.
     
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  4. lazylathe

    lazylathe Almost there...

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    Firefly 2 has landed!!
    First session and a few more done already! Enjoying the vape signature of this vape, made me sweat profusely!

    Started at 195C with 100% calibration and flavor was very robust but the clouds were not so impressive.
    More testing!!
    I found it actually worked a lot better with a very lightly packed bowl and no ramping down of the load.

    Settled on 215C with 109% calibration with awesome flavor and very nice clouds!!
    May go up in temp and down in calibration or vice versa!

    Love the size and weight of the unit and the looks!
    My only complaint is that i need a few bowls and it gets very hot! Not a major concern though!
     
  5. JCat

    JCat Well-Known Member Accessory Maker

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  6. amethystwolf

    amethystwolf Well-Known Member

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    Still having battery issues here. FF2's support emailed me about the new firmware - I really hoped that would help. It's a little better now and the app seems more accurate on battery levels, but I'm only getting maybe 4-6 draws before each battery dies.

    FF2 CS asked me for my address recently and mentioned warranty service, so I guess I'll be sending it in soon. It would be nice if they'd send one that works while they fix this - I'll miss it for a few weeks.

    Still love this vape, I just don't want to swap batteries so often. I expect more at this pricepoint.
     
  7. Pimpslapper

    Pimpslapper Well-Known Member

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    I'm having this issue too.
    One more reason I hate proprietary batteries...
    Vaposhop sent me the external charger and that helps a bit but yesterday I had a full battery drain to completely dead by itself within two days of non use
    Even when they work I get blinking red
    Lights after max ten hits despite battery only half empty
    Gonna try a new battery to see if it works otherwise rma
    Love it to bits when it works but annoyed at the fiddliness
     
  8. Brewervapesalot

    Brewervapesalot Well-Known Member

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    A couple of my batteries are really weird too. Sometimes my unit shuts off and comes back on randomly. Helps if I remove and put back in the batteries.
     
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  9. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    I still believe this bug is specific to some % of FFs. Lots of users don’t experience it. Mine definitely has this issue.

    Let us know if a new unit alleviates the problem. I’m very curious. :hmm:
     
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  10. Brewervapesalot

    Brewervapesalot Well-Known Member

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    Mine battery issues are definitely battery issues not unit issues because the batteries act up in two different units while other batteries do not ...
     
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  11. mitchgo61

    mitchgo61 I go where the thrills are

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    Interesting. Mine is most definitely not....every battery exhibits the same behavior but just in one FF2.

    If it’s your battery....good news. Easy to fix! :lol:
     
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  12. amethystwolf

    amethystwolf Well-Known Member

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    FF sent me an return authorization today. I pushed for a prepaid label. Kinda annoyed to be expected to pay for the return when the unit was obviously defective from the beginning. My earliest contact with their support was in the first week of having it.

    I really hope the replacement/repair is better. And I'm bummed that I have to be without it while they determine whether they will repair or replace. :(
     
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  13. Boden

    Boden Aspie polymath

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    Clean the battery contacts?
     
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  14. Pimpslapper

    Pimpslapper Well-Known Member

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    I did this but still get the flashy red
     
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  15. Brewervapesalot

    Brewervapesalot Well-Known Member

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    Two of my units had this happen. One thing i suspect is low voltage a/c chargers can fry them.
     
  16. vapen00b

    vapen00b various on-demand full convection units

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    Hey guys,

    has the latest firmware killed the 10 second (or how much was it again :hmm:) time-out?
    I just recall, I had an update last time I tried to connect via BT (last week) and it updated. But I didn't use it afterwards..
    Now that I received @Lozo 's screen disc (Thanks a ton mate. Gonna PM you later!), I wanted to give it an inital test ride - and could draw - and draw - and draaaaaaw .... No time-out..?!

    Initial impression regarding the screen: less draw resistance, did work as nice with dry material (but that could be the FF2 in general..?), takes a bit longer to distribute heat as the disc is thicker, so it robs more heat initally... But then I had a nice long (! again, no time-out but I wanted to know, if it would come eventually) hit.. Not bad!! Of course, much more testing needed - and this just happens as I was thinking about selling my FF2... just because my collection is getting too big again, not that I would not like it, but becoming more of a water guy lately... so hm... Guess I need to keep it for science ;):science::tup:


    Guys, what are your obeservations? Enhancement? :nod::clap:
     
  17. amethystwolf

    amethystwolf Well-Known Member

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    I am beyond annoyed with this company. After troubleshooting via email and phone, and sending the unit back, I got an email today that they found NOTHING WRONG. They said it was because I had the calibration set too high, but I've tried at several different settings. Holy shit.

    They said they are sending my unit back. What a disappointment. I'm stunned. And pissed.

    Has anyone had luck with an RMA, repair, or replacement with this company? They need to send me a new unit or issue a refund.
     
  18. Torbill

    Torbill Active Member

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    On night #4 with my new Firefly 2. I love it. I have no trouble with the technique, having read and watched helpful tips ahead of time. I have been using a Mighty for two years. Flavor from the Firefly is hugely better. Fast heat-up is a key advantage. I am a medical user and I want safety. I don't know of any materials problems with the Mighty, but I appreciate the all glass Firefly (where is the glass mouth piece that I ounce read about?). All told, this is going to be my daily driver and I am happy with my purchase. My other consideration was the Ghost MV1. Too new, still getting it debugged; next time...
     
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  19. Boden

    Boden Aspie polymath

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    I’ve had nothing but great service from them concerning a defective unit.

    Curious, what is the problem you are experiencing?
     
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  20. amethystwolf

    amethystwolf Well-Known Member

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    I am getting between 5-7 draws before the battery dies. :( I had high hopes for their service, but am really bummed that they don't see the problem upon return. They said they are 'activating' the unit for 30 seconds at a time without issue. I don't think they are actually drawing on the device. So much hassle though, I've been communicating with them since early December about the problem.
     
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  21. Boden

    Boden Aspie polymath

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    At what temp, how long are the draws. Are they one after the other or spaced out in time. Spacing matters with Li cells because they have a recovery period.

    It’s a 5.7Wh battery. I’ll do the math to see if it’s within spec.

    It doesn’t have a airflow feedback so draw does not matter.
     
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  22. Etsu

    Etsu Active Member

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    Ugh, sorry to hear that... good luck buddy, and thanks for sharing your experience. I was thinking if a firefly 3 comes out I’ll pull the trigger on it, but with issues like that with the customer services I’ll pass. Hope it ends well for you!
     
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  23. amethystwolf

    amethystwolf Well-Known Member

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    About 5-10 second draws. Usually spaced out between 10-30 minutes. I've tried between 360 and 420 degrees, and various calibration settings. When I sent it back to them, it was set at 111%, so they've said they think that's why the battery life is so short. The thing is, I have tried at various temps and calibrations in an attempt to lengthen battery life.

    I called them today (until now most of the communication has been with their email support). They had their senior CS person call me back. She wants to send the unit back and talk me through a session on the phone. My patience has ended with this unit. I requested that they send a new unit or issue a refund. If I hadn't been trouble shooting with them for the past 3+ months, I wouldn't be so adamant about that.

    Props to them for having their senior person get on the phone with me, but this has to end, one way or the other. It may be time for me to consider a new vape. Bummer cause I love the style of this one and I have four different lids.
     
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  24. Boden

    Boden Aspie polymath

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    From a three month old battery I get about twice that time at 380F, calibration at 100 with 20 second pulls spaced ~30 min apart.

    I’d return it
     
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  25. amethystwolf

    amethystwolf Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying LOL. They have it now. They want to send it back unchanged because they say they can't replicate the issue. The senior rep will get back to me tomorrow after she talks to their execs. I tried to be nice and polite, but I'm getting pretty pissed off.

    Thanks for sharing your settings. I will try exactly those when/if I get a new unit.
     

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