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Lifespan of a mod?
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Lifespan of a mod?
This is going to be an almost impossible question to answer, since from discussions, few vapers wait until a mod is broken to buy a new one.  But I was curious, how long does a mod last?  Laptops in general last about 3 years, is it the same with mods?
29-08-2016 09:21 PM
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RE: Lifespan of a mod?
Can't sat I've had one long enough.. though I do have a laptop older than that, not that I use it now, but it still works.
I'd want at least a year from one, I figure by then it's paid for its self, well, vs smoking costs that is.

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29-08-2016 09:30 PM
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RE: Lifespan of a mod?
(29-08-2016 09:30 PM)gentlydoingit* Wrote:  Can't sat I've had one long enough.. though I do have a laptop older than that, not that I use it now, but it still works.
I'd want at least a year from one, I figure by then it's paid for its self, well, vs smoking costs that is.
Smoking vs. Vaping, after a week my mod is paid for.  It's not the mod that costs, it's everything else, tanks, coils, diy supplies.  Then there is shinyitis, the need to buy the new shiny whatever.  I seriously doubt anyone has ever driven a mod to the ground.
29-08-2016 09:38 PM
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RE: Lifespan of a mod?
my kbox 40w held up about 8 months before the batter cover buggered up , the mod is still otherwise functional if i hold the coer in place it still fires . but just for the fun of a 200w mod im thinking i need the purple ipv 6x , the brown is imo blah and i got to many black surfaces.

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29-08-2016 11:31 PM
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RE: Lifespan of a mod?
Previously an electrical device was tested. For example a brand name camera had a shutter button which have a life span of 100.000 clicks or more. Today things are different. Manufacturers churn out in the pattern like every month a new one. Who takes time for any real development? Only very few high end companies.

They are low price for what we get, and we are supposed to replace more sooner than later. A 3 months warranty, that tells me everything.
29-08-2016 11:32 PM
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RE: Lifespan of a mod?
That is a very tough question Bibs...and almost impossible to evaluate due to the almost countless variables for consideration....

I do agree that even my most expensive mod was still considerably less than a months worth of stinkies!

Almost exactly at month six, I have purchased (for personal use) 5 mods....I have sent in the STORM 150 within 1st 30 days for replacement and have sent in the HEX OHMS v2 for repair....based on the above, maybe mods do have a short service life after all...at least in my hands anyway! Smile
30-08-2016 12:36 AM
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RE: Lifespan of a mod?
Just whacking this in there..

While looking for a momentary switch for my gm2 I found there to be a life span on the number of presses they can take, some or I should say most were around a million times.. on the face of it that's a lot of vaping but, one of my mods has a hit counter, I've done over a thousand per day! Even the mosfet's have a maximum cycles limit. I'd guess most parts have had individual testing done, there must be a mathematical lifespan.. if you knew all the constituate parts. Scratch_one-s_head

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30-08-2016 12:44 AM
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RE: Lifespan of a mod?
Like so many things, maybe put a 1 day longer than the warranty?  Or until FB can break it?  Many warranties are 6 months. Or maybe the answer is until it breaks and isn't worth fixing.
30-08-2016 12:45 AM
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RE: Lifespan of a mod?
The motorcycle enthusiasts here will understand the term "ride it like you stole it" Smile

Not being an electronics nerd, I tend to prefer the simpler mods - hell, my HEX OHMS doesn't even have a display!

I was sort of hoping that FT wouldn't have asked for it back so I could take it apart and build it better...after asking and getting some info here on fire switches I was looking forward to tearing down a mod - that's how I learned mechanics....okay it was also because I didn't have the $$$$ for mechanics as a kid and learned how to do everything myself or take public transit! Smile Never liked public transit! Smile
30-08-2016 01:03 AM
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RE: Lifespan of a mod?
mech mods last a long time there isn't really a lot that can break on them
I still have my first one that is coming up to 3 years old and even though I don't use it very often it still works
I have a sigellie 100w  I use every day that is around 2 years old and still works fine Good

if at first you don't succeed ,call it version 1.0
30-08-2016 05:28 AM
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