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What's the best most awesome box mod in the whole world?

Discussion in 'Ask FC' started by Hackerman, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Hackerman

    Hackerman Resident Idiot and Social Retard

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    For the few of you who know me, you know I'm new and totally stupid to all this. I have been following the advice from members here and I am acquiring a ton of awesome stuff and I'm not wasting a lot of money in between by buying the wrong stuff and learning the hard way. The idiot's guide to life. LOL

    I am so thrilled with my Divine Tribe V3 and some of the other items you all have recommended and now it's time to upgrade the box mod.

    I currently just bought the Joytech eVic Basic and it's very cool but it seems to run down pretty quickly.

    I don't have any clue what to ask for or to look for. I see some are "Firmware Upgradable" What the fuck? Firmware in a battery? OK, whatever.

    I'm sure everyone has their own opinion based on their own needs but since I don't even know my own needs (other than longer life) I am open to any and all suggestions.

    So, which one should I buy?

    And.... thank you.
     
  2. Jill NYC

    Jill NYC Portable Collector

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  3. Vape Donkey 650

    Vape Donkey 650 All vape, no smoke please.

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    Hi hackerman, I've seen some of your other threads, and you're asking lots of good questions & learning, and you can write coherent sentences & paragraphs in proper english, and you want to vape instead of smoke! So I don't think you can really be that dumb, give yourself some credit! :tup:

    You've been getting some good advice, and I think you made a good pick with the DTV3 & evic basic combo. Maybe you're getting more familiar with box mods now, too?

    The little evic basic is nice, but it's a compact, small internal-battery mod, designed for on-the-go vaping, that's why you're running the battery down quickly. With a medium sized 10mm donut on the DTV3, I still get between 100-120 puffs on a full charge with the 1500mah battery on the evic basic, not bad. Or, about 80-100 puffs on my dual-donut cubis pro mini tanks, also respectable for a tiny mod/battery.

    If you want more run-time on a single full battery charge, you want to look into vapes with larger / multiple batteries, ideally user-swappable, like 18650 batteries. The evic basic is only the tiniest member of that brand / mod family, and there's a whole bunch of larger battery mods of that brand that I could randomly throw out at you that I like in some way at least:

    joyetech evic VTC mini / Vtwo mini, cuboid, cuboid mini, eleaf pico, eleaf invoke, joyetech primo & primo mini SE, wismec RX-whatever, there are so many more decent mods between those brands, different shapes, sizes, colors & battery options. Start looking around to see what you like. Between those brands, they all use the same chipset and have decent temp control, and work all about the same.

    Firmware is like the software that is on your box mod. So that basically means you can upgrade the software. With your evic basic & all those other mods I listed, you can even install a 3rd party firmware called "Arcticfox" made by some russian hackers (don't worry it's ok) that gives you lots more features, control & performance over your mod. Perhaps a bit beyond your level at the moment, but your current mod can already do it, you can grow into it.

    Like you said, we all have our favorites and preferences, and I like those brands, but to the spirit of your original question, what is the best box mod? On a strictly performance level, probably not the ones I mentioned. Generally speaking, mods with the DNA 75/200 series chipsets are regarded as "the best" They also have upgradeable firmware with a program you install on your windows pc to customize & fine tune tons of features and options on your mod (just like you already can with arcticfox) And the DNA mods tend to have the highest quality internal components too. Despite this, DNA mods tend to have larger box sizes & weights and smaller screens relative to their battery capacity compared to joyetech & eleaf mods, which is important to me, main reason why I haven't bought a DNA mod yet probably. For you, the DNA chipped mods may not be as user friendly, with the smaller screen and advanced features, needing to be configured on a PC, as opposed to the basic but decent stock performance without a PC & larger screens on some of the other mods?

    And there are plenty of other good brands of mods with good chipsets that I haven't tried but hear good things about, also. Check out mods by voopoo, vaporesso, tesla, and probably others I haven't heard of too. For vaping concentrates good temp control matters alot for us. Avoid mods from brands like SMOK who I hear have crappy TC performance even though they may look cool.

    You're with the DT donuts, I posted a semi-random arbitrary list of current TC mods referenced mostly by size on the DT thread recently, could be a good jumping-off point for some web searches.

    The tubo evic is definitely a great little vape! But it's a modified, enclosed vape primarily for flowers, and you can't remove the heater section from the box mod section of the vape, it's a sealed unit. But being based on the venerable evic Vtwo mini mod, that might be something that hackerman might want to look at for flower vaping, if something like the DT 510-herb atty isn't potent enough for hackerman? (if he's even trying to vape flowers too?)

    Cmon hackerman! We need to get that 20-joint-a-day count down! :D Is that why you're "hacker" man?
     
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  4. Hackerman

    Hackerman Resident Idiot and Social Retard

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    Thanks VD.... another incredible answer from the FC membership.

    I'll check out the ones you mentioned and pick one. ;)

    Ya know, in another life a million years ago, I used to admin and mod a number of forums that taught computer security (hacking). It was not uncommon to see simple questions, like "What's the Greatest Box Mod" answered with "Read read read first and then come back and ask questions." I always hated that answer. LOL It's nice that people here have the patience and the willingness to walk morons like me through the basic steps to get us on the path. Shit, who knows. Maybe someday I'll learn enough around here to actually help someone else . LOL

    Again and again I say it. Pretty awesome forum with some fucking awesome members.

    Thanks again. :)
     
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  5. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    @Hackerman

    Good to see you enjoying the Evic Basic!

    Would you be interested in a larger box mod, with a fixed, non removable battery like the Evic Basic, just with more battery capacity; or would you like a box mod with user replaceable cells which you would charge on an independent battery charger?

    The advantage of a non removable battery is it's simple as pie, just plug the cord in to charge. The advantage of removable cells is the ability to "keep the party going" with as many spares as you want. Those 18650 cells do take some safety precautions though compared to a built in battery.

    Ideally you'll find another great mod for home use, and can keep the Evic Basic for on the go.
     
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  6. Hackerman

    Hackerman Resident Idiot and Social Retard

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    I am checking out the different models now.

    Short answer..... What do you mean by, "18650 cells takes some safety precautions".

    Thanks
     
  7. invertedisdead

    invertedisdead trance-form

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    They are a bit more delicate than your average AA battery. Need to be handled properly. Just look up 18650 safety and you'll find a cornucopia of info!
     
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  8. looney2nz

    looney2nz Research Geek, Mad Scientist

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    glad you like DT v3 :)

    Make sure you get the good 18650 batteries from Matt (Sony, LG), and as @invertedisdead noted, these are Lithium Ion battery cells, and as such they have safety issues you need to be aware of (these are the same type of cells they use to build EV cars)... do not let them become physically damaged, do not leave one charging unattended, and be aware of the restrictions of carry-on and checked luggage for the airlines. They pack a LOT of power.

    I've got 3 eVic Joyetech vTwin Mini's with a variety of DT donuts (including Vape Donkey's dual donut Cubis Mini Pro tanks), I have an external battery charger and swap batteries out of the various box-mods as needed.

    I'm tempted to get that Thor box-mod to go with the DT QQ... but I'm not rollin' in dough.

    There are a couple 'alternative' firmware programs, ArticFox is well thought of, and gives you more flexibility in control of the donut (PID is the new TCR).

    Enjoy!

    p.s. lots of old hackers around, I started on an Anderson-Jacobsen acoustic coupled modem! :)
    go 2600!
     
  9. Sketch420

    Sketch420 Well-Known Member

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    Any DNA product would be my vote. Except the DNA40 from my memory had quite a few bugs. DNA products are night and day difference between any random box mod you put them up against. They are much smoother and allow so many different options for customization everything. DNA200 was a great mod when I used to vape. Very efficent as well, I may have charged my triple 18650 mod like once a week or so. Also enjoyed the sDNA 75 for a long while.
     
  10. Fairwayman

    Fairwayman New Member

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