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#21 (permalink)      6/19/2016 11:24:59 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I have been remodelling a house all along with the Pico in my back pocket. After we got the roof on while I built the chimney I kept leaving the Pico set on the roof and more than once it slid down the shingles. I have the black/silver version and no paint is missing to date. One tough little box!

No not this kind of chimney:




This one:
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You need a special pouch on your tool belt Vapor. :)

I can only foresee coming to grief on the bike and my vape will be the least of my problems. :P

BTW, any idea what size torx driver I might need to open it?
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I have not opened mine up. I can answer that question in the morning when I can get to my bits ;)

I don't even power down the pico... in the jeans back pocket with a bell cap kayfun attached... No problem to date... Only reason I left it on the roof is I had to do some contortionist moves working on the chimney (only about 12 inches from the edge).

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#24 (permalink)      6/19/2016 11:55:57 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I do not have a PICO but come to the same conclusion. The price point is ridiculously cheap for TCR1000. If I was to lose or brake one, who cares? Buy a few. I have now 2 VTCs in use and 3 brand new back-ups. I really enjoy the care free design. Vape on.
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Chuckee wrote:

I do not have a PICO but come to the same conclusion. The price point is ridiculously cheap for TCR1000. If I was to lose or brake one, who cares? Buy a few. I have now 2 VTCs in use and 3 brand new back-ups. I really enjoy the care free design. Vape on.



Give me a pico of give me death.. LOL.. No but really my pico outside of the charging board not reading property has been flawless.. My VTC sits there without a battery like other mods do.. They just don't perform as well..

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mvape wrote:

After less then 2 weeks of usage when i pulled out the usb cable after charging the units usb-socket came with the cable. This is extremely disappointing. Anyone else?




I've had mods with USB charging since FT's first Hana mods. This is years. I've used the function twice, in emergencies. Nice to have when you need it but i really wouldn't rely on it. The charge controllers can be variable, micro usb is a bit fragile, and you shouldn't use the mod whilst charging it. By all means, pursue your customer services action etc for the defective pico but it's always a good idea to have a decent, quality charger on hand. Cheap because basic but well made and a proper charge controller, such as

SKU 2410700

Since you clearly have access to usb, as long as that usb can output 1a, get an MC2 and use it as your main charger.

EDIT: Reading back i see you would like 4 bays in a charger - Got 2 usb adaptors? 2 MC2s would not be a bad choice. Failing that, look for an Xtar VP4 in your home country. I found mine on amazon. Probably the best 4 bay Li-Ion charger on the market and can be had for cheap. The VC4 is a different charger and is more versatile (does NiMH) but can be problematic so is not recommended. VP4 specifically.


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There is a MAP discount on that MC2 the last I looked. It's cheap already. I have two of them.

It isn't as fast as a 1A per slot charger, but it can revive 0v batteries and you might get a bit better life out of the battery. I use a dual 2A USB adapter for the both of them.
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Yup. Save 60 cents US with coupon code MAP.

The VP series Xtars do do 1a charge rate which is about the 0.5c "standard rate" for most of the 18650s we use in vaping, but i always charge my 18650s at 0.5a. I'm not sure how much we gain by being gentle in this way, possibly not much but i like to be kind to batteries. I also use Xtar chargers because i trust them not to burn my house down if i go out or to sleep and leave some unabused samsung/lg/panasonics charging so 5 hour charge as opposed to ~3 isn't a problem for me lol

(ha) edit: as for usb power - I'd probably use an older non-"smart" 1-1.3a phone charger for the MC2. a decent one like HTC's old 5v1a unit that came with models like Desire C should have no problems. The charge controllers in these units tend to draw slightly less than 500ma at 5v when charging a 4.2v cell at 500ma rate and the ~2a "detecting" units such as crApples chargers and modern android phone chargers can be problematic with things that don't have the necessary circuitry in their cables to trigger the charger - this is one of the problems with the VC4 charger.

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wuwei.ap wrote:


...BTW, any idea what size torx driver I might need to open it?


that is T5 screw,
I'm using this Tools set SKU 1538303 to open it.

SMPL, eGo AIO and Pico with SS316 coil is my daily combo on 2016. I Quit smoking for years and very enjoying vaping MaxVG now @YVR... Vape safe mate:D
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eric1848 wrote:

that is T5 screw,
I'm using this Tools set SKU 1538303 to open it.



Thanks, I might try to slip one in on my current order.

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