VAMO V5 Variable Voltage/Wattage Transformer Mod - Chrome
This is the New Vamo 5 - Received on October 1st 2013 - made by KSD
This new version is like the Vamo 3 but with the styling of the Vamo 2! It has an OLED screen which is very nice.
The screen looks to be 1 degree crooked (just like the Vamo 3) but that could just be my wonky eyes or due to the fact that the OLED is sitting behind a curved screen.
The Vamo 5 is basically the same as the Vamo 3 other than the design. But it has one removable body piece.
It also has a wider well and removable top piece so you can put any eGo or other device on this without the well getting in the way
It has a max amp of 5, watts range from 3 to 15, OLED screen with a display showing working resistance. Voltage runs from 3 to 6.
The body can be separated to accommodate 1 – 18650 IMR or 1 – 18350 IMR (or two 18350's but we do not endorse of condone stacking batteries)
Height: (full) 140.23mm
Do not use UltraFire, TrustFire or generic batteries, I have expereinced the most stable usage with IMR's (any brand), I got some funkiness with non IMR batteries. (same with the Vamo 2, 3)
Can be used as a variable Voltage or Variable Wattage PV
Displays battery volts
Displays atomizer/cartomizer ohms.
5 Click on/off feature.
Metal Buttons for better performance
Takes standard 65mm length 18650 batteries or in short mode 35.65mm length 18350 batteries
The Vamo V5 uses both RMS (002) and Mean (001) settings. If your atomizer feels to hot, strong, or burnt, please change the setting to 002. To change this setting, hold the + button for about 10 seconds and it will display 001 or 002.
You have to turn this on, so when putting in new batteries click the main button 5 times and wait a second.
You Will Receive:
1 VAMO 5 MOD. Batteries for this mod must be purchased separately. In a box, but there are no instructions (too new apparently)
The finish is not warrantied, there have been reports of Vamos flaking in the past, flaking, peeling or scratches are not covered under any warranty only function.
5 Button clicks on the larger “fire” turns the Vamo V5 on or off
Pressing “+” button for more than 3 seconds, the OLED screen will display the present working resistance of your tank coils.
Pressing “-” button for more than 3 seconds, the OLED screen will display the present remaining battery volts / charge.
Pressing both “+” and “-” buttons together for 10 seconds will bring up the menu, setting 1 changes power (watts) or voltage.
Once set to your preferred power type (Power (watts) or Voltage you can change it when out of the menu at any time:
Adjust the working volts by 0.1 volt each time by pressing “+” or ”-” buttons.
Adjust the working power by 0.5 watts each time by pressing “+” or ”-” buttons.
From the Manufacturer:
1: Output Voltage/Wattage from 3.0V to 6.0V, or 3 -15W atts adjusting the working volt (+- 0.1V) and watt (+-3-15) by pressing + and - buttons.
2: Keep pressing the + button more than 3 sec, LCD screen displays the present working resistance.
3: Keep pressing the - button more than 3 sec, the LCD screen showing the battery volt.
4: 5X click, LCD screen displays " on " or " off ".
5: Output power 3W~15W.
6: Max Armature Current 5A.
7: on/off Mode allows you to shut the unit off completely.
8: Reverse battery protection keeps circuit safe if the battery is installed backward.
9: Battery Monitoring shuts the unit off once battery has reached end of charge.
10: Amperage limiting system protects against over current situations.
11: Thermal Monitoring shuts the device off if it detects a high temperature condition.
12: Fit atomizers with resistance 1.5~5.0ohm.
13: Time limit protection function, it will shut down with more than 10s each puff.
14: LCD displays " LO-Ω" if resistance lower than 1.2ohm, "LO-V" if short circuit.
Eric's Review: I like this unit, it combines the style of the V2 with the function of the V3, which is what I like best. Please note there are a few small issues that bug me about this unit. First the top cap threads on but not really all that tight and has a slight gap at the top, you can see it in the poctures, I am not sure if this is by design or not but the threads on the top cap could be deeper. I don't use mine with the top cap so it doesn't really affect me but you should know. Also, this Vamo will have the aame issue with some protanks that the other mods do, the ProTank is sketchy at best with some 510 connections on mods, if you run into any issues either take off the top cap, use an adpater or an airflow controller. This is not warrantied for working specifically with a ProTank. In addition it comes in a plain KSD box (see pic) with no manual, this is most likley because I asked them to rush it to me.
If your Vamo displays an error first check your battery is charged!
This mod is not warrantied for "wear", either on the body or the threads, in the past some of the plated Vamos have flaked, yit cannot be exchanged because you've scratched it, it's flaked or you've worn out the 510 thread. Use an adapter if you plan on screwing and unscrewing multiple devices to the Vamo constantly, it will save wear and tear.
Posted by rsn on 16th Oct 2013
I've had no problems at all with this release of the Vamo. It's menu system is completely re-designed. Whick is an improvement over the Vamo v2. It is very easy to check your battery voltage, the wattage when it is set to watts, or the resistance of your atty or carto. It is easier to check these items on Vamo v5 & v3 than it is on the Segelei Zmax.
So, I hope it keeps working as well as it is now.