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  1. callemup

    callemup New Member

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    Sorry for the ignorance, but I'm not certain what "type" of equipment I should be reading about...

    I am interested in something that will mimic the "draw" of a cigarette as closely as possible, while providing a decent hit and cloud. I don't really want to get into building anything for myself, so am looking to purchase a battery unit that can control air and voltage, along with a clear tank I can simply refill.

    I'm not really asking for specific recommendations, but I don't know what "type" of equipment I should be considering. Is what I've described called a "mod", a "mech", or something else? If anyone could tell me the type or class of equipment I've described, it would be much appreciated!

    Sorry to be a pain.
     
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    Huckleberried Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Hello again :)

    You're not being a pain, we're here to help if we can.

    So, if you want a draw similar to a cigarette, you are likely a mouth to lung (MTL) vaper. Other tanks that are very airy draws are for direct lung (DL) hits and usually produce monster clouds, LOL. Tanks or drippers are available for both of these styles of vaping.

    I prefer a box mod that takes replaceable 18650 batteries. There are also mods available that are rechargeable, and will eventually die out. They do last quite a while, though. Like a couple years, or more, depending on how you vape.

    Mech mods have no built in saftey, require extra measure to be sure you're not gonna vent out the battery, causing injury or damage.

    You can also find stick mods, similar to what you're using now, but more powerful, and usually a bit bigger.

    Let us know how or if we can help, beyond that. We have sub-forums for just about everything and even one for anything at all... within the rules, LOL.

    Take your time and cruise around, jump into conversations happening, or to ask questions. There are no strangers here. We all began somewhere :)
     
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    zaroba Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    A mech is a type of mod.
    Two types of mods, "mech"(anical) and "regulated".
    Regulated lets you set the voltage, wattage, or temperature.
    Mechanical is basically just an on/off switch with no settings.

    When you say 'mimic a cig', what exactly do you mean?
    The resistance to the draw?
    The taste of tobacco?
    The temperature of the smoke?
    The feeling of it going down your throat and back out again on an exhale?
    Did you build up smoke in your mouth then pull it down into your lungs (mouth to lung) or did you directly inhale into your lungs?
     
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    The indura t18 by inokin would be a good one. I have one and I use it at night in my bedroom.

    Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
     
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    To to add to @Huckleberried post enter the UMadBro section at your own risk. Lol

    Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk
     
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    There's vampires in there.
     
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    f1r3b1rd Phantom Pilot Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Lots of great advice for you here, the UMadBro section is a great read... just a tough crowd.

    What you are looking for is a mod, topper combo
    The mod is what is sending power to the atomizer and the atomizer is what is creating the vapor.
    The t18 and t22 are a combo kit that is said to be the best at mimicking the sensation of a cigarette
     
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    ChrisL VU Donator Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    The Eleaf IJust start kit is $19.95 at vapenw. The Innokin T-18 is $27.00 at My vapor store. Can't go wrong with either one.
     
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    Wow, thanks for the replies and suggestions. Things are much clearer now.

    @Huckleberried, sounds like I am a MTL vaper and will start looking at regulated box mods and maybe stick mods. Since I already have a nice Xtar charger for 18650 batteries, a box mod with replaceable batteries may work.

    @zaroba, by "draw" I am referring to the resistance felt as you draw air into your mouth before inhaling into your lungs. In a cigarette or cigar, it would be the resistance of the air as it flows through the tobacco and/or filter.

    Maybe a mod with adjustable air flow will give me that sensation?

    @f1r3b1rd, great video, thanks for posting it hear.

    Appreciate all of you, getting a bead on what I need to research now.
     
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    A tank will do that for you. Many of them have adjustable air flow these days. Quite handy! Adjust it to suit YOUR needs, rather than adjusting to the tank. The selection available these days can be overwhelming.
    Good luck in your search. We're here, all over the place, if you need us. :)
     
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    Jimi Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Welcome to V/U Lots of good info I can't really add much just shop around and do lots of research ask lots of questions . I am sure you'll find whats right for you, good luck on your search.
     
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    what about a cigar.
     
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    UncleRJ Will write reviews for Beer! Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee Reviewer

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    RatRacer a touch oɟɟ VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I vape this way.
    To add what has be advised, I've found that using tanks with 1+ ohm coils favor this style. I've been using an Artic tank with their 1 ohm coils (1.2 actual) and is satisfying compromise on flavor, vapor volume, and the draw adjustability.
     
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    MyMagicMist Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    If all else fails you & you're really desiring a very near cigarette experience you might want to try Halos. I recently come back full circle from starting with the 808 "cig-a-like"s and going all out to squonking. I may eventually, pick up a G6 kit for myself as they seem decent.

    Been using a Match 10 what I got for a buck from a promo. The entry kit has one battery, a 90mAh one & three 1.5ml cartridges. The whole intent is you buy their cartridges filled with their juice. You can easily empty their juice and refill w/ your own though. I figure about ten or so refills each cartridge, then use new cartridge.

    It would be nice to be able to rebuild the cartridges, but they are "closed" systems and not keen to that. I reckon you could rebuild them. For the hassle it'd be though, not worth the effort really. New blank cartridges do not cost much. That evens it out.
     
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    Bummer the guy never came back and told us what he ended up getting.
     
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