Also then you have a backup, just in case.
As you said, most of the disposable products should be from China.Yes. Both. That's my answer.
You might want to start out with say an affordable "pen" kit. A nice clearomizer tank and two eGo styled batteries ought not cost anything over $40, more likely you find them around $20. If you do get an actual eGo styled battery you can find chargers for those for <$5.
The pen kit you might find works out fine for you. More oft than naught though people realize battery capacity isn't the greatest. You might get torqued over only having a 2 to 4 ml tank for juice. In any case people usually find something niggling regarding pen kits.
In my case it wasn't satisfying. Part of that was, yes, I wanted to at least chuck modest vapor clouds. I also liked the drawing feel of water pipes, the huffing on a fire hose rather than the straw sucking. And most "tank" type atomizers are geared to Mouth To Lung (MTL). If you like how a cigarette feels that might suit you. By feels in this case, I mean how it draws/hits for you.
Me doing the huffing suits me. Direct Lung, (DL) that's called. Yes, we all know you're still inhaling through the mouth in either case. And for me using RDAs over tanks suits. I'm sure for a lot using a tank will suit. My point in saying get both to start out? Well you need to find which works for you. We cannot just tell you offhand or call out some kind of sorting hat. *chuckles*
So get yourself a fair to decent regulated pen kit & the same for a mod kit. There's adapters for mods so one can use eGo style clearomizer tanks, if the tank isn't standard 510. If you find your preference you can always put the other up for Pay It Forward, trade/sell. It's not as though you'll be out much money wise. Folks can help you find reasonably priced gear & besides most of it is pardon, "cheap Chinese" products.
No disrespect to the Chinese intended. There's reasons why gear in China comes to America costing so little. Will not discuss those reasons here, not worth wasting electrons. The Chinese are good people. The people, anyway.
Please do not misread that. I know America makes its fair share of disposable "cheap" products. All countries do if we're honest. It seems though in the vaping industry a majority of low to mid grade product hails from China or other Asian countries.As you said, most of the disposable products should be from China.
i would advise getting a swag 22, it can fit a 25 atomiser, you can take the battery out, its light and easy to handle, controls are easy, it is tough if you drop it, overall its a sexy kit. oh and a good power range.Pen or mod? One of each, or two or five.
I use the Aspire eLeaf, and some call it a mod, but it's a regulated battery, so I think of it as a big grippy pen, with more mah and greater wattage options, even though it's boxy in shape. I also have an original (not clone) Kato Hammer mod. I bought two of them years ago because they were beautiful, museum pieces really, simple to use with a single battery and various tanks, but when one of my best friends, who first clued me in on vaping, drooled and said "I WANT ONE", I gave him one of them. After all, had it not been for him and his wife, I might still be smoking today.
I never use my Kato Hammer mod. I just show it off to people now and then, or just take it out and look at it.
Then, at the first threat of vape bans, I started hoarding the plastic bolt mod in black. I was the one who cleaned out the market. They were cheap, and each one uses a single 18650 battery, which is considered very safe, especially with a fuse. It's the stacked battery mods that have been implicated in the "exploding vape" episodes. In fact, I think the term "mod" comes from modifying a flashlight into a vape device.
I disliked some simple mods because of the bottom firing button, which felt clumsy to me. The bolt mod stands up on a flat bottom, and has a side firing button like the eLeaf or the old Ego-T.
So why mention the plastic bolt mod when you can't get it any more? You can still get the bolt in pretty brushed aluminum in many colors. I have stored a couple of those too, a gold and a bronze, for dressy occasions when the nanny apocalypse comes. They're still cheap enough to hoard one a month until the vapocalypse, which is probably a good idea since the firing button is connected to a very thin wire.
Then, to be extra safe, I bought a bunch of 2-Cents-for-Safety fuses.
But now I'm reading that 18650 batteries are harder to find. Can't win. But it might just be because of supply chain disruptions that are making everything scarce. I hope that's all it is.
So if you're new to vaping, at the bottom line I recommend a sturdy regulated device with plenty of power and mah.
Here's my Kato Hammer:
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And the carvings on the other side:
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I caught that too, like you and Vape Fan, but I looked at Weisen's commenting history and decided he wants to stay quit from cigarettes, maybe is having cravings. I can also read that he's been trying things, and appears to be a bit gobsmacked by the little snafus in vape equipment you have to learn to deal with.How about something healthy... like a banana?
i would imagine a banana could be usefull, but i dont know where you fit the batteries lol oops, only kidding ladies (well maybe)I caught that too, like you and Vape Fan, but I looked at Weisen's commenting history and decided he wants to stay quit from cigarettes, maybe is having cravings. I can also read that he's been trying things, and appears to be a bit gobsmacked by the little snafus in vape equipment you have to learn to deal with.
Bananas are good though. I like them sprinkled with sugar and rum, then lighted. Don't do it next to your kitchen curtains though. Experience.
Do you inhale?Bananas are good though. I like them sprinkled with sugar and rum, then lighted.
Any idea where to get them or something similar? Been hunting around and no place seems to have safety fuses in stock.Then, to be extra safe, I bought a bunch of 2-Cents-for-Safety fuses.
I promise to dig around today and see if I can still find any fuses. They were getting scarce when I bought them. I had help in the other forum to locate them. Hang tight.Any idea where to get them or something similar? Been hunting around and no place seems to have safety fuses in stock.
I think one of the factories closed. It may have been the 2-cents-for-safety one. There is another brand I bought too, VapeSafe, which may have been a re-branding of 2-cents.Any idea where to get them or something similar? Been hunting around and no place seems to have safety fuses in stock.
its like the word consultant, i quote "a consultant is someone who knows 100 ways to make love, but he does not know any women"Someone on the other forum offered me this link. I'm not familiar with this fuse , how it works, have never bought any. It adds too much height to use with any of my mods, but it may work in some of the telescoping ones:
Then someone asked "Is there a reason not to use protected batteries in mechs; the ones that are a little longer because they have safety circuitry in them? Wouldn't that be basically the same as using a fuse if they fit the mod?"
The answer given by another member was:
"Protected batteries are "generally speaking" the wrong chemistry for vaping --- cobalt chemistry. They are not a "safer chemistry" like IMR or hybrid chemistry batteries used in the vaping community, hence the need for protective circuitry. Unprotected batteries usually are a "safer chemistry" (often a nickle or manganese component), not as likely to flame or explode like protected batteries when a short circuit occurs. Generally speaking, protected batteries have higher mAh but a lower amp rating. Unprotected batteries often have higher amp ratings and lower mAh."
All way over my head.
its like the word consultant, i quote "a consultant is someone who knows 100 ways to make love, but he does not know any women"
no disrespect to the giver of the other information intended.