Hohm Wrecker G2 and Slice first time users guide

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  1. fq06

    fq06 Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Got a DNA last week and it is good, but not as good as an FSK chip when it comes to TC. DNA has absolutely zero fire delay, it has that on the FSK which has a fraction of a second delay but that's all I can give the DNA as an advantage.
     
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    mjag Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Congrats!

    I still have at least 2 G2's and a slice in use even though my mod count has increased a lot but there still some of my favorite mods to use.

    Word of advice, patience. A lot of people including myself have started off with not such a great time with the G2 until you finally get the hang of it. For me the first day I was almost ready to send it back but stuck with it over the weekend and am so happy I did. If it wasn't for the help of all the great people on the original G2 thread I would have missed out.

    DNA's are great, no denying that but for the price of the G2's and Slice right now you can equal the performance and have more versatility in the wire you use.
     
  3. VinnySem

    VinnySem Member For 1 Year

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    I've been using my Slice for a while, now, all TC mode using SS316L coils of various build types. Amazing smooth vapes with that. I ordered two more from Vapor DNA on clearance.

    I tried using some Kanthal I had kicking around in TC mode, and for the life of me I could not get a decent consistent vape out of it. I did a 26g 5 wraps 3mm spaced coil, put it in my Digiflavor Siren 22, changed to Kanthal TC mode , 51% Insane on the Auto+ TC Level, left the FSK setting at the default 50%, reset the coil on the mod, put the atty on, set the temp to 400F... vape was so hot I thought the cotton was on fire. Went into the FSK settings for Kanthal, lowered the setting to 40%, Still way to hot. No matter where I had the FSK set, it was either too hot or too cool. When I found a setting I liked, the next time I took a pull it was way off again.

    For folks using this mod and Kanthal TC, do you primarily use xXx mode for Kanthal? Or, for those using Kanthal mode, what do you have the FSK set to for Kanthal mode?
     
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    mjag Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I learned on the XXX mode and for Kanthal is varies from about 2.5% to 7% IME depending on the coil and ramp up needed. I have had to go as low as 0.5% at times, this is usually with a fused clapton with small gauge cores that ramps up real quick, kanthal/nichrome mixed claptons can be tricky as well.

    I have heard others mention that it is better to lock resistance when using Kanthal. Haven't really gotten into that myself but I can see how that might help if you live in a place were outside temp changes a lot. I live in S CA and it is 90f outside right now, if you live someplace where it is in the 70's inside and 40's outside then I could see how that would affect TC when you go outside.
     
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    fq06 Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Yeah, try lock resistance with mode & down button. Can't hurt to try.

    I got run away temps then cold without resistance lock using kanthal. I used kanthal mode and didn't mess with any of the settings, just locked and ran it. I do prefer SS though so I just used kanthal mode for the hell of it and switched back to a SS coil
     
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    Alright got my G2 today and played around with it, so far I'm loving it, however I then realized I haven't updated it and were running the 2.4.4 firmware that was installed by default. Went to their homepage and updated to 2.5.7 that's the latest it shows there. While waiting for it to update by accident I fell over a link to their FB page and it shows a 181w upgrade. I don't do FB but my question was this. Is it a legit update or just the alpha/beta run of an upcoming firmware upgrade? Somebody installed it yet and can tell me if I should update or leave it at the 2.5.7? If its not a alpha/beta why is it not available on their official homepage? Some enlightenment would be appreciated, would hate to update just to have reverse it an hour later lol.
     
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    fq06 Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    The 181 upgrade was missing a preset wire type or something like that, cant remember exactly what it was.
    Another company put the fsk chip in their box and hohmtech gave them a new firmware version for it.
     
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    I think I'm going to stick to SS for TC mode. I had a small spool with a little bit of 26g Kanthal and wanted to experiment with. I find my overall vape experience to me much better on SS. I got some SS clapton wire from Lightning Vapes on Amazon for a really good price, and the vape from that is downright amazing. Really loving the Slice, though. Smoothest vape, none of the pulsing that I get with my eVic Vtwo mini. The VTwo is nice for when I need a small mod, but it's no where near the Slice. Now, if someone could take the FSK chip and throw it in a single 18650 form factor like the eVic, that's a winner right there!
     
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    fq06 Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    If you like 316 claptons, you'd love 430 clapton wire from advanced vape supply.
     
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    VinnySem Member For 1 Year

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    I'll have to give that a go!
     
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    Anyone know if there is are silicone sleeves for the hohmtech mods? I got vinyl wraps for two of mine, but I'm not really a fan, I'm too obsessive about them going on perfectly.
     
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    fq06 Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I haven't seen them, not a popular enough mod for the aftermarket companies to justify putting them on the market I guess.
     
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    TrollDragon Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years ECF Refugee

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    Don't waste your time with that 181W upgrade, it's based on old firmware and has a really ugly boot logo.

    Months ago there was supposed to be an amazing new firmware just around the corner, but it never ever materialized...
     
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    The a lot, I'll hold up on it then.
     
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    Have you used it? I see the FSK chip has a 430 setting. Is it that much different than a 316 wire of the same build type?
     
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    fq06 Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Yep, had a spool for a few months now. Compared to the same 26/30 or whatever those are, my 316 of the same size is good but the 430 is better controlled and smoother.
    Flavor I guess is all the same but the TC just works better with it. You can just tell the chip is having an easier time with it.
     
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    fq06 Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    Use it in regular 430 mode with resistance locked.
     
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    Yeah, just noticed they have a 430 mode. some fused clapton 430 wire getting delivered tomorrow!
     
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    I'd like to confirm, the G2 does not have USB charging? Neither of mine will charge via USB. The Slices do.
     
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    gopher_byrd Cranky Old Fart VU Donator Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    The USB on the G2 is strictly for FW upgrade not charging.
     
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