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Thermovape Alpha Ultralite

Discussion in 'Portable Vaporizers' started by jambandphan03, May 17, 2012.

  1. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    http://thermovape.com/collections/all/products/alpha-ultralite (direct link to product)

    I just got one of these, and wanted to share a bit of my experience with it. It is the smallest of the Thermovape vaporizer products. I am using mine with the Dart LV (as shown in the stock photo) Mine is still new, just got it, so I plan to test it out, see how well it performs w/ the Dart using the 10440 IMR batteries that came with it.

    First impressions, dang! this thing it tiny!! :haw:
    I charged up my batteries, attached the Rev/Dart which had recently been loaded and was ready to roll, noticed it takes about a 10 second heat up from a cold start. I did a series of 8 second hits, waiting about a minute between them, giving it another 5 sec warm up, got to hit number 5 and the Ultralite body started to heat up, so I put it down to give it a rest. I will keep testing the battery life and add more info about that later... :ko:

    In the mean time, here are a couple of photos of my Ultralite next to the Evolution and the T1, for size comparison.

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  2. Vape N Bake

    Vape N Bake Disturbed

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    I like what I see. Keep the reviews coming.
  3. Slightly Medicated

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  4. SameOldTim

    SameOldTim Previously Known as 'ThermoCoreTim' Manufacturer

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    Glad you like your UltraLite!!!!

    Your almost there to having the whole family, we'll see what your future brings... ;)

    Heres the link to the UltraLite power supply

    Cheers,

    Tim
  5. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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  6. Slightly Medicated

    Slightly Medicated (SliM) Iron Lungs

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    I was just a little surprised. I spent a few hours going through the site last night. I wanted to make sure I had everything I needed to do a review of different options. (I don't have the liquid adapter yet) I just completely passed this one up. I must not have noticed it on the site. Thanks for creating a separate thread about it. :)
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  7. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    My paycheck goes in my bank account around 3am tomorrow... This may not end well... Might hold off for a few more reviews of it, but from what I'm seeing, I've got my concentrate vaporizer right in front of me now.

    Also, do a video review! First impressions!
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  8. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Astralnaut

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    So i totally meant to pick one of these up w/ my mother's day order that came today.
    oops, ordered the mid-size alpha ultra w/ extra battery. just got email from Jenn. and she
    is letting me trade it out for the other kit if i pay to ship it to her. i found the ultra to be extremely small so i am curious as to how tiny the light version is gonna be.
  9. Pipes

    Pipes The guy with the Afterthoughts Accessory Maker

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    It's so small it may have been hiding behind it's big brother. :ninja:
    Hard to believe that it can pack that power in such a tiny size. Battery technology is advancing so much these days. These are the devices to take advantage of it. I would probably lose it. :|
    Cool to see TV is continuing to broaden their line up with these types of products.
    :D
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  10. Quetzalcoatl

    Quetzalcoatl 200% THC

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    Seriously, this thing could give the LB a run for its money.
  11. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Astralnaut

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    Pic of the Rev Unit and the Alpha Ultra unit
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    just for information's sake. I can pull it as it isn't strictly the Ultra Light unit.
    going right into a box to go back now.
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  12. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    I've used these guys off and on for a while now, they are neat and while smaller in diameter are really not much shorter than the 14500 based midsize unit. I too found it can get plenty hot giving several hits in a short time from a cold start, but it's very handy for a quick hit or two 'top up'.

    I found maybe 25 or a few more hits if you take it easy? I found I could usually finish 3 loads in Revolution or DART. I'd change out the battery with the fourth load. I even tried it with Evolution....it sorta worked for a hit before it went South. Definitely not up to the task there.

    I think this guy has it's place, but for most users the two larger ones make more sense. It's worth considering for sure.

    OF
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  13. JoeKickass

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    I have an Ultra and body heat is my largest impression as well....

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    It runs on a 14500, not a 17670, and is closer to the Ultralight than the Ultramax (the T1 sized version of the Alpha) but the UltraMax also has no delrin heat cover so I bet it gets mighty hot as well.

    I think the Alpha-style bodies look pretty cool too but I think they're only really suited to 510 ecig use... you need a pair of gloves to properly use them with the revolution, let alone the evolution.
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  14. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    Well, folks, I'm 15 hits in, had one reload, and several cold starts so I gave it the 10+ second heat up time, a few times over, and it's still hitting. I am not taking super big pulls, and have been blowing out med size hits ( IMO ) definitely plenty medicated. I will be using it more in the next few days, so if anything comes up, I will be sure to post about it here. So far, I'm very pleased, and with as many hits as I just got hitting it over and over trying to test battery life, in real time out and about, I could see this being a good pocket toker, with maybe one spare battery along for the ride, just in case. I'll update again when I drain the battery to the point that it's not hitting.
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  15. Bob Loblaw

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    I'd be using mine w/ rev or 1.5 ohm carts. for super stealth in theaters and the like. have gotten away w/ my omi's, but i feel like this might not hold out for long as the size draws some attention. fully for keeping the buzz, not necessarily starting it. plus i take smaller puffs and hold them longer when vaping next to someone in a show or flick. hoping that level of compensation will do the trick.
  16. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    I am into 20 hits, and noticing the battery getting weak enough to want to change it. Not too bad for the size. I also put my Omicron 2.4 cart on there, w/ adapter, and it hits really nice. I imagine it will get a slightly longer battery life with the standard 2.4ohm carts not drawing as much power.
    I used to use the same 10440 batteries in another mod and would get roughly 45 mins or so of use time from it, so I would say it's a safe bet that this ultralite will perform about the same.

    I keep finding myself trying to think of some way to make a sleeve for it.
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  17. jambandphan03

    jambandphan03 Vapor Goddess

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    Just wanted to show off my travel set up for the Ultralite

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  18. mephisto

    mephisto Well-Known Member

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    Dammit Jammie! I just traded away my full T1 setup and you had to go and review this
    little monster. Time to head back over to Thermovape for a cash exchange.....Have you
    tried this baby with the Evo yet???? I will try to contain myself from buying til I read yer
    response. Thanks for the review!!!!!

    BTW, is that a v1 Omi case you have there?????
  19. Cinnamonster

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    I think OF mentioned trying the Evo on the Ultra Lite and was only able to get ONE hit from it... I don't think it was that good of a hit either.
    I bought my Evo for my Ultra, but... I don't like it that much. It works though!
    I got the T1 with the Evo Interface instead, and that's much better for the Evo, IMO.
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  20. mephisto

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    Cool, Thanks for the clarity! I already rock the dart and a LR AVA atty on a 3.7v source, and
    they work f'ing incredible. This source will not push the Evo, however....
  21. Cinnamonster

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    YEAH, the Dart works better on a 17670 than the 14500 for the Ultra. Have you tried any Omicron carts on the Ultra? :) We're using the same T1 w/ 17670 for the Evo, right? Weird how it doesn't "push" it though... Have you had any luck using the Evo?
  22. OF

    OF Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think I remember him saying that too.

    Then again, what does he know?

    OF
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  23. spanner

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    can you guys confirm what combilnation I would need for flowers as a portable device4-5 hits with maximum battery life as I am confused by the variety and some of the terminology and I am a bit baked
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  25. Cinnamonster

    Cinnamonster Active Member

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    YEAH. I think this would be perfect for you: http://thermovape.com/collections/b...thermovape-evolution-lv-low-voltage-kit-black

    I'd wait until the batteries (17670's) are in stock, though. You'll want more than the ONE included. They have the cheapest price I've seen, and you save more $ with the 10% off coupon.
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