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LIFESPAN OF MODS
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LIFESPAN OF MODS
Hi Guys - there has been a lot of discussion recently regarding problems with some mods. What would you find an acceptable lifespan for your mod. Would you base it on the cost, amount of usage or what. For me I would be really disappointed if my mods did not last a minimum of 2 years whatever the cost, after that I would feel that I had had value for my money. Am I being over optimistic with a 2 year lifespan.
18-05-2017 10:00 AM
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RE: LIFESPAN OF MODS
I would agree 2 years is a reasonable period for a mods life..Good

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18-05-2017 10:04 AM
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RE: LIFESPAN OF MODS
Depends on the mod I suppose. I'm hoping to get two years out of my predator. But I have had some cheap Chinese mechs only last a few months. If I spent less than $20 on a regulated mod, I'd probably be happy if it lasted 6 months. 

Price is definitely a variable in this equation

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18-05-2017 10:56 AM
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RE: LIFESPAN OF MODS
I was wondering at this myself. Excellent question.

I am waiting, anxiously, for my new Alien. I should have it early next week. I was hoping it would last a year at least. Two years is even better!
18-05-2017 01:14 PM
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RE: LIFESPAN OF MODS
Some live long and prosper, some die young and melt. Wismec has a rough reputation, but it's hard-earned and they seem proud of it (considering they still have yet to address the 510 issues). But as I've said before, I really don't expect too much from a $50 hunk of electronics. I've had mods die quite young (RX300, iPV5), and I've had mods still chugging along after years of ownership (iPV4s, Sigelei Mini 30), so it's largely a crapshoot. I doubt any makers actually intend to have their mods die in 6 months, but it happens.
18-05-2017 01:29 PM
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I think I have been really lucky with mods. I have never had a mod die on me yet and some are now over three years old - ISticks. I also have a theory[Image: tongue.gif] - no doubt to be shot down - all my mods are reasonably low power - under 100W. Therefore because I vape at low power levels - never more than 12W - they are never under any stress - please agree with me - I don't want to be under any stress either[Image: smile.gif].
18-05-2017 01:37 PM
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There's something possibly to that, yes. Heat and water are the two big enemies of electronics. Since you more than baby them, you aren't heating them up, or throwing them in fountains.
18-05-2017 01:41 PM
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RE: LIFESPAN OF MODS
iSticks thrive on gentle use. Bang them up to maximum power and they aren't going to last as long. The cells won't last forever though. I've seen several mods die from crappy USB phone chargers that failed open and tried to charge the cells to 240V.

My Sigelei 100 mod is still going strong after at least three years and is set to 90W all the time for the last two years. It is no longer in my hands but has turned out absolutely bombproof.

I've not had any thread issues with any of my Wismec mods. But then most of them rarely have their atomisers changed. I think my RX200 has only ever had three atomisers attached to it.

Nowadays I'm a 20W or thereabouts guy so hardly stress my kit either.

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18-05-2017 02:25 PM
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With mine, it is the connection, not the threads (yet). It kills me because when it works, it's fine. But it seems to enjoy randomly losing contact with the atty.
18-05-2017 02:27 PM
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RE: LIFESPAN OF MODS
2 months after ownership my very first ever mod died a horrific death, but I dragged it out for another four months before I laid her to rest. It wasn't really the best introduction into vaping but at £40 you can't really complain, can you? I'll be a smidgen upset if this one goes the same way
18-05-2017 05:41 PM
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