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JaySoCal

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More than likely they didn't set the battery size in escribe before shipping
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Wow! I just considered the updated of the firmware as something that should be done first thing, than I took it apart to get a good look at the inside before I put power to it. I've ended up with enough BS Chinese product it's just the way I do things. Well and my close association with Murphy just causes me to be a bit skeptical of other peoples work. 

It's screwed the Chinese manufacturers are causing negative interests for the DNA 200, it's an awesome product. 

Edit: If they don't come out with battery packs at a reasonable price pretty soon mine's getting hacked.

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Maybe the rumor I heard of a serviceable 18650 pack was just smoke some vaper was blowing than. 
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Hi I am new here. Thanks for a great forum with a lot helpfull post.
I am getting one of these Hotcig DX200 too.

And it seems that it may be a good idea to get a fat daddy 510 and one of the evolv batteries.

I have never done any modding, but I will have a look when it arrives.
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Consider this an opinion of an arm chair engineer which it really is.
I don't consider the construction the DX 200 to be stable for the long haul, it's not bad or at least mine isn't.

Expansion and contraction of dissimilar metals along with galvanic response taken into account, yes,  I personally say go for the 510 swap but find yourself a copper center pin that's silver, gold or rhodium plated would likely be the best direction to take. 
Hotcig didn't leave much room for a locking nut so thread tapping of the 510s hole and some creative work with a locking nut and better terminal ring than most 510s come with would be suggested and a little Nolox would be a good idea too. 

Removal of any coatings where the terminal ring would make contact would be suggested as well.

The harder you push the device the more important I would consider the 510 swap to be. 




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What actually is the issue with the 510 on the hotcig DX200?, I have one on order and have some experience with building my own mods, so I can probably change it for a varitube or fat daddy 510, but is the 510 that bad on it that it needs changed?
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Mine is tilted very slightly forward- They are press fit in- I just now sent Hotcig 41.80 shipped for another battery and enclosure also
The one I have is ok but want to swap when needed if you find a good 510 like the fat daddy short and tap it in let us know how it works Thanks

Where exactly did you go to purchase an extra battery enclosure? I can't seem to find what I am looking for...
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Was just informed they can't ship battery and enclosure separately since it doesn't have the component it runs Dhl returned package to him - So we are screwed

That doesn't make sense. It would be no different than shipping a battery by itself, right?
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Was just informed they can't ship battery and enclosure separately since it doesn't have the component it runs Dhl returned package to him - So we are screwed

That doesn't make sense. It would be no different than shipping a battery by itself, right?


I think the regulations are different for flying batteries versus flying batteries in a device. Doesn't make a lot of sense but the people who write the regs aren't engineers and sometimes the regulatory process leads to compromises that just don't make sense.
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I justved my Hotcig and updated software to the version made on the 25 june I hope that is the latest.
All tre cells show 3.74, so looks good i think.

I am now charging it and want to know if there is anything you guys can suggest I do before using it?

EDIT. There was also a short extension cable to the charger, so the battery kan stand properly when charged.
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8-21 is the newest escribe and firmware
Go to the software thread and then go to the early firmware or early software thread to find the latest one

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8-21 is the newest escribe and firmware Go to the software thread and then go to the early firmware or early software thread to find the latest one


thank you Scoopy
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My Hotcig DX200 is performing 100% no problems what so ever, but I have also written to this Bennett about a spare battery and I live in China, so no problem just sending a battery, but have not heard back from him.

For people who may be interested in this mod
GB have it now to only $ 113.00 with free shipping

http://www.gearbest.com/temperature-control-mods/pp_235371.html

as I wrote before when I received mine the battery cells where all on 3,72 so very very good.
This is my first mod with the Evolv chip and i love ittttttt.
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Update: Bennett was able to find shipper for spare battery to U.S. And even threw in a dripper- Gotta say even with the back/forth emails he went above and beyond my expectations and never once left an email unanswered. Good job Hotcig

That's great news! Keep us posted...
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Update: Bennett was able to find shipper for spare battery to U.S. And even threw in a dripper- Gotta say even with the back/forth emails he went above and beyond my expectations and never once left an email unanswered. Good job Hotcig


I also have a spare battery in the mail. great guy this Bennett

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today I received my spare battery to the Hotcig DX 200.  It came with the 3 cells on 3.9, so they now ship good batteries. and now it have DX200 printed on the battery.
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