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Tugboat unregulated box mod
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Tugboat unregulated box mod
Hi I've had my tugboat box mod for a few months now and it works very well I love it I don't care for the rda it came with so I'm getting a velocity rda soon but my tugboat has been acting strange lately it says I can use one battery to vape on if I want to well I have but the battery and the mod itself has been getting hot so idk if I'm not supposed to or its messed up I did drop it a week ago and it wouldn't fire so I took the battery holder off and put it back in put batteries in and it works but now I'm having issues with it getting hot any suggestions or should I just grab a new one?
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18-12-2015 03:59 AM
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RE: Tugboat unregulated box mod
Hi wiz. If it's the one with the little pot on? have you adjusted it to suit? What resistance is your coil?

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18-12-2015 10:44 AM
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RE: Tugboat unregulated box mod
I'm sorry not sure what u mean by pot..  It's .2 ohm but I guess with dual coil all together .4
18-12-2015 11:52 AM
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RE: Tugboat unregulated box mod
 Sorry, a potentiometer, if it has one it'll be on the side, little black circular dial with 10-100 (or 180) that'll need adjusting to suit one battery, run your numbers and set it close as you can.
If you have one coil at .2 two coils will be .1 it half's not doubles, that'll get hot for sure if that's what you've done Wink

* if it has the pot you need to set it around 50 if your resistance is .4. around 90 if it's .2 
Don't really know why it gets hot, a friend has the hexohm with the same issue.

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18-12-2015 12:46 PM
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RE: Tugboat unregulated box mod
Mine doesn't have that it's unregulated which means no vv no vw no nothing u just put batteries in press button and vape and if its .2 ohm for one coil but .1 ohms for 2 yea that is hot but I've had this build for weeks and it never got like that till after I had dropped it it always stayed cool I may have to get a new one I put a battery and it won't fire cuz the battery isn't connecting so I gotta push it in and stuff I'm really not sure kinda stumped
18-12-2015 01:13 PM
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RE: Tugboat unregulated box mod
Ah ok. Thought it might have been this one. 

Yeah, it's stuffed. Get a new one.. and send me the tugboat Big Grin

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RE: Tugboat unregulated box mod
Hey Wizhed!

If you have an Ohm meter with a continuity tester, do a check to ensure the two positive terminals are connected to each other, then check the two negative terminals are connected to each other.

If that checks out okay, it's worth making sure the flexible connectors at either end of the battery sled are making perfect contact with the cells. 

If those basic things check out fine then you may need someone with some electrical know-how to look it over Re: the wiring etc. For now though, I would strongly recommend not using the mod if it's getting hot.  
18-12-2015 02:17 PM
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RE: Tugboat unregulated box mod
Sounds good spasmod I might try to insert both batteries see if it gets hot if it does I'm gonna get a new one and ha-ha gentlydoingit
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RE: Tugboat unregulated box mod
Well I took a coil off and its not getting warm at all but I'm still gonna have to get a new one only one battery slot works I did test that
18-12-2015 08:00 PM
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RE: Tugboat unregulated box mod
Just had a thought.. on some unregulated mods there's a resettable fuse in the link between the positive leads, no clue if it's in yours but it might be worth a look.

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19-12-2015 01:46 AM
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