Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by villekille2, Apr 5, 2015.
Are there places to buy short and long vapor tubes in the USA?
No one answered my last question. I will try a different question:
What ratings do the 18650 batteries need to work in the Apollo?
I have 4 batteries from my Arizer Air. Are they strong enough?
No, they won't provide enough amps. Don't do it - don't play with li ions.
They should have 20A continuous. And a paired set of batteries should be used and maintained.
Did the provided Efest didn't work?
Remenber the Apollo batteries are button top!
About the glass tubes I think the only true source is Venus Vaporizer although if you know a glass blower maybe he can make something for you!
Do you enjoy the Apollo?
Just paid for the last Apollo available. Lucky me. First time vaping. This Xmass, fuck combustion. I'll see if i can save to buy an Helios for my friends.
You guys put a lot of knowledge together. Respect.
Haven't been on FC for a while to track the latest conversations.
But I did switch to a 50W bulb awhile back and really like it. My thanks to the generous FC'er who PM'd me and offered to forward a shipment of bulbs for me since the company wouldn't ship out of the US without using really high courier pricing rather than USPS shipping.
You definitely have to be careful of the extra power. I have had one combustion event while getting used to the power changes.
I use the Apollo in the optional lower power settings that you can access with the finer 5% power level control which then essentially makes each step the equivalent to the 10% steps of the 25W bulb.
So the changes between temperatures from level to level are in similar power steps. But with the 50W bulb, the lowest temperatures settings kind of give the bulb a more orange coloured glow than the light that would come from the 25w bulbs at a similar power.
This setup gives me an Apollo with a quick heat up time of about 50-60 seconds, a little hotter top end temperature since the lower power band tops out a little over the 50% level and also a boost of a lot higher power - even at the lower boost setting, which is how I am running it.
Conclusions: The 50W bulb is a very nice improvement......but be careful with the extra power.
It is nice to hear you like the update @GTAVaper The 50W bulb is great but we have even better updates.
the new chamber doesn't have a cap anymore but it is integrated to the cooling unit so it makes the loading and unloading much easier. Also the adjustable depth of the chamber enables efficient vaporization of the smallest amounts of material.
And a new custom made heating element for the Apollo reduces heating times to as low as 20 seconds, with a more efficiently shaped "2nd generation" 50W bulb (does not fit the older heating element). This together with the completely redesigned herb chamber with adjustable capacity means that the quality and amount of vapor is something between amazing and unbelievable, seems like a big step and especially for those who don't fill the chamber completely, the new adjustable capacity chamber changes the experience as the herbs are held in place and vaporization happens much more efficiently.
And also A little extra feature to show the battery level when turning on the vape. Haptic motor has been changed to an upgraded model.
The new chamber with the special cooling unit and a glass tube are available as an accessory package and should fit all Apollos.
@villekille2 is there an option to upgrade from the older model to the new heating elements? You said the new bulbs do not fit older heaters. How about those with aged units?
Older model can get the upgrade of herb chamber and special cooling unit combo but the new 50w bulb is a longer than the old, and the new hearing element has been made a couple of mm longer for this reason.
It does fit also the older heater but in my opinion comes a bit too close to the top of heating element tube so I would imagine it can create some hot spots in the chamber.
And the new heating element construction is lighter as it doesn't have some features needed for the Helios and Venus but is especially built for the Apollo, and this reduction of weight is the main reason why it gets heated so quickly. And that component cannot be upgraded in an older model.
The quick heat up and low mass also help to keep the vape more cool to touch and save battery life.
But anyway even with the older heating element and 50w bulb the experience will be very much improved with the new chamber.
I just got an idea, maybe I'll implement the herbSense feature to Apollo too should be easy as it is already tried and tested in the Helios. For example I think the Stealth mode feature is pretty useless Sao in place of that a could have 3 different herbSense settings, off, normal or aggressive herbSense
I went to venus vaporizers website and there is a price and listing for the new herb chamber, but no pictures or explanations??
Are these still accessible to purchase?
Id like one as well
Now the new herb chambers with attached stainless steel protection are available. Also the new Apollos will have the new style of chamber, and the vapor cooler will be included with all units.
Ah that looks like it will work well, I'm going to have to order some. I've never burned myself on it before, but it'll be nice not to worry about it.
Bought this as my first vape ever. Is there something to keep mind when first time using? I don't have much tolerance and i've never used vaporizer before. Should I buy a grinder? And if so, what kind of grinder? Coarse or fine? Or does it matter?
Thank you in advance
you may find a grinder helpful. It is not necessary, if @villekille2's new oven design is as I understand you could start vaping a whole nug and then after a few minutes dump the herb into your hand with some careful handling of the oven lid and hand crumble.
This vape does get hot in the hand rather quickly and has a rather big oven, it can blast you off pretty quick if you have a low tolerance. The device did not cloud up my bubblersas effortlessly as I hoped, but it does produce plenty of clouds. I see it like a cigar among vaporizers. It's not my daily driver, but it is a luxury experience when I do. It can cool a lot of herb quickly, so buckle in.
Hey fellow Apollonauts!
Received my Apollo back upgraded.
It has the 50W bulb under the hood and the adjustable new chamber with vapor cooler and heat shield installed.
I have to set everything to low and reduce the heat up time a lot!!
Just put a tiny amount (micro doser) into the chamber, adjusted the vapor cooler to trap the load like a burger press... Switched it on an started to draw right away... Geez. After a short tasty sip, I went pulling a little stronger and accelerated. It was pretty much giving throat feedback and I stopped and exhaled: vapor all over... tasted a hint like it'd been too much heat already.. Nothing charred though.. Have to go on a shorter heat up or even break it up and just go full on demand by solely firing the button... Fucking hell.. Way too stoned from that pinch, what a punch. This one works. Period. Boom
If I recall correctly @GTAVaper called this his number 2 in terms of thick vapor production after the Supreme (which is torch powered).. I can only picture how this rocket is taking off with more heat up and material. Will eat thru everything - definitely a contestant.
Initially I said this one will knock a whole football team down with a full chamber. I correct myself: it will do it even faster!
(This unit will get VERY hot with extended use. You want to be careful when using it!)
Some wood porn
Wait, so does the chamber not have a lid now? The vapor cooler acts as the lid? I'd seen the cool new heat shields before, didn't notice the new lid/top design.
Yep, that's correct! And it's perfectly adjustable
Venus Apollo 2:
Changes to original:
longer 50% lighter heating element
* battery level display (6 levels)
* HerbSense feature which can be turned on / off
* Optimized for 50W
* Lowered switching noise (pwm)
* heat shielded chamber
* new high quality vibration motor
* 25 seconds warm up
* adjustable chamber size
* particle filter for cleanest vapor.
* vapor cooler included
* 2 chambers included: the heat shielded chamber + extra light chamber for maximum efficiency and vapor
* Spare bulb included
* Spare glass tube included
Easier to use:
Easier turn on gesture
removed stealth mode as this caused often confusion
removed adjustable power maps are not necessary for 50W optimized operation
removed alternative warm up settings, useless for most people
Is this removable and/or easy to clean?
Otherwise impressive changes overall! Good job!
Version 2 has definitely gotten some solid improvements and options. Still love the idea of vaping with light.
Yes it is removable and can be cleaned. And does not get clogged easily as it is after the vapor has cooled down so vapor resin does not cause clogging like it would be in the warmer parts, and most particles have anyway been filtered in the beginning of cooling unit.
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