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LAVATUBE 2.5 Tank Kit

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LAVATUBE 2.5 Tank Kit

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The Volcano LAVATUBE v2.5 Starter Kit is the culmination of our team’s extensive R&D and is the most powerful and customisable eCigarette we offer. We've redesigned and re-engineered the entire device and are proud to bring you the most advanced vaping device currently on the market.

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Variable Vaping with Volcanoecigs.

The vaping device you have always wanted is finally here! It's time to take your vaping experience to the next level with a device you can tune to your exact needs. The all new LAVATUBE  v2.5 is a specially designed electronic cigarette that allows you fully control your vaping experience with a few clicks of easy-to-use buttons. Here is the full set of specs:

LAVATUBE v2.5 Features:

NEW: Variable Voltage and Variable Wattage
NEW: 2 power output modes: Average Voltage and vRMS
NEW: Device memory that stores your settings!
Lightweight aluminium alloy body
Anodized aluminium finish
1 power / activation button
1 Wattage/Voltage up button
1 Wattage/Voltage down button
1 Bright blue LCD screen
1 510 threaded connection
1 Lanyard clip hole
2 vent holes
18650 battery compatibility

 

The LAVATUBE v2.5 Kit Includes:

(1) LAVATUBE v2.5 in your choice of colour
(1) Black cushioned LAVATUBE carry case
(1) AW IMR 1600 mAH High Drain 18650 rechargeable LiMN battery
(1) XTAR WP2 II multi-charger
(1) 7ml Chrome Tube Tank Vapor Delivery System with a 3.0 ohm cartomizer and plastic drip tip
(1) 15ml Bottle of USA-Made Premium eLiquid in your choice of strength and flavour

 

How to Use your LAVATUBE v2.5:

How it works

The new Lavatube VW now has a power setting as well as two types of voltage settings (average Volts and RMS Volts). The new settings are from 3 to 15 Watts, and two variable voltage settings from 3 to 6 Volts.

We advise you to use the VW mode (variable wattage, also known as variable power), as this gives the best results:

  • It gives a very smooth, solid and reliable vape that automatically adjusts the power to your preferred level even if you change the atomiser or cartomizer.
  • There is no need to adjust anything once you have set your preferred power level.
  • You can change the head (atomiser, carto, clearo) and even if it has a different resistance, the vape will remain constant.

 

Turning on

When you switch the device on, it starts up in VW mode. We advise you stay in this mode as it provides the best results.

Change the power setting by using the small [-] and [+] buttons. Lower it to 6 Watts at first and see how you like this setting on the Lavatube.

Then raise the power to your preferred 'sweet spot'. The sweet spot is the point at which the vape is perfect, for you, with the head you are using (which could be an atomiser, carto, tank carto, or clearo - for example), at whatever resistance the head is, with whatever e-liquid you are using, and whatever your personal method of inhaling. There are many variables here, and these will also include how exactly you use the device - for example the length of your draw - and the Lavatube VW maintains the perfect setting for you once you have set it. Just leave it at that power setting.

The Lavatube VW will keep that power setting no matter what head you attach, even if their resistance varies considerably. The end result should be the same, no matter what atomiser, carto or clearo you are using. You might want to raise or lower the setting if you change your e-liquid though: Red Hot Lava hits harder than Strawberry!

Before: you had to raise or lower the voltage every time you fitted a new atomiser or carto. Because of that, it helped to know what the atomiser resistance was.

Now: no need to touch or check anything once the power has been set to your favourite spot. Job done!

VV settings

You can also try the variable voltage settings. This is mainly of use to inform you of the voltage levels required to get your preferred power setting - there is no performance or other gain, and the settings need to be changed if you fit another head. NB: we advise that VW is the superior setting.

Button settings

To switch the unit on or off, click the main, large button five or six times rapidly. If at first it doesn’t take, keep trying.

To operate the unit, hold the large button down. The average time used is 3 to 6 seconds. Most people draw into the mouth, hold the vapour there for a second, then inhale if desired. When using an e-cigarette this is a better draw method than inhaling direct to the lungs. Note that the device can be used like a cigar if desired: just draw into the mouth, enjoy the flavor but don't inhale, then breathe out.

To increase the power, click the small [+] button (at top right) as needed. The bright blue/white LED display shows the power in Watts, for example 9.5 Watts.

To reduce the power, click the small [-] button (at top left) as needed. Power is reduced 0.5 of a Watt per click.

To see the battery voltage (in Volts), hold the small [-] button down. For maximum battery life we recommend you recharge the battery when the voltage has fallen to 3.5 Volts. The device will automatically cut out, though, before the battery can be damaged. If the battery falls too low, the device cuts out and the display reads ‘LO’.

To see the atomiser resistance (in Ohms), hold the small [+] button down.

 

Changing to VV mode

To change to VV mode (variable voltage), hold both the [-] and [+] buttons down for about 10 seconds until the display changes to 3v (3 Volts).

Raise or lower the voltage by 0.1v per click using the [+] or [-] buttons.The range is 3v to 6v.

People generally use about 3.5v for a 1.5 Ohm head; 4.5v for a 2.5 Ohm head; 5v for a 3 Ohm head; but it depends on the e-liquid in use together with personal taste. The lower the voltage, the cooler the vape, with less vapour volume. The higher the voltage, the warmer the vape and vapour production is greater; but the vape does get drier.

 

Holding the [-] and [+] buttons changes between VW and VV modes.

 

Changing between V and Vrms

Hold down either the [-] or the [+] button for about 20 seconds. The mode changes between No1 and No2.

#1 is average voltage (Vav), which is the regular setting for VV devices. Most VV devices use this mode as standard.

#2 is RMS voltage (Vrms), which is a more accurate way of measuring voltage when the waveform is not constant.

 

This is the case in VV devices, because instead of a constant DC voltage as in a single-voltage device (basically a straight line waveform although there may be some ripple if the device is electronic, not just a plain battery), the voltage is pulsed to create a stepped waveform, which cannot be measured correctly by the Vav method (just 'plain Volts'). The RMS method allows a more accurate measurement since it takes a value which is a percentage of the peaks in the waveform. Thus, Vrms gives a more accurate picture of the true DC voltage.

 

We recommend that the two VV modes are used simply for interest value, as the best vape and the least hassle is provided by the VW mode: set and forget!

Technical Specifications:

Selectable Wattage Range: 3w to 15w in 0.5w increments
Selectable Voltage Range: 3v to 6v in 0.1v increments
Power / Activation Button: Click five times rapidly to power the device on/off; Hold the button down to activate.
+ Button: Press to increase wattage/voltage
- Button: Press to decrease wattage/voltage
2 Power Modes: The device can be set to either Average Voltage, or vRMS.
Auto Shutoff: If the activation button is held down for 12 seconds or longer, the LAVATUBE will shut itself off until the button is released to prevent overheating.
Short Circuit/Atomizer Protection: The LAVATUBE can recognize an atomizer with too low a resistance for the current voltage setting and will drop the voltage/wattage to a low enough setting to protect both the battery and atomizer. If the atomizer is too low or shorted out it will shut off power to the device to protect the LAVATUBE from being damaged.
Reverse Battery Protection: Protects the device in case you put the battery in the device backwards
Battery Monitoring/Over-Discharge Protection: The device will monitor the battery voltage and automatically display "LO" on the display and turn off when the battery is discharged, preventing damage to the battery and the device by over depletion.
Battery Voltage Meter: The LAVATUBE has a voltage meter built in for you to monitor the power left in the battery. (18650 batteries provide 4.2v at peak charge and over the life of the battery that voltage will decrease to c. 3.2v before needing to be recharged) This will help you monitor the life cycle of the battery.
Atomizer Ohm Meter: The LAVATUBE has an atomizer Ohm meter built in.  It will display the resistance of the atomizer/cartomizer connected to the device. 
Amperage Limiting: 3 amps – The device should monitor and shut itself off if it detects any excessive over-current conditions.
Vent holes: 2 Vent holes on the bottom of the device for added safety


*Special Warranty Information:

The LAVATUBE v2.5 unit will include a 1 Year Limited Warranty against any manufacturing defects from the date of purchase.


Condition of Sale:

After purchasing a battery from us you are accepting full responsibility for its use and care. You agree that VOLCANO Fine Electronic Cigarettes cannot be held responsible for any misfortune caused by your misuse of this item. Do not use any VOLCANO e-cigarettes or batteries in a manner that is outside of our guidelines; misuse and abuse of Li-ion and LiMN battery technology may lead to fire or explosion, and you use them at your own risk.

For more information on using, handling, charging and storing rechargeable batteries go to our e-cigarette battery storage and care guidelines page or visit the Battery University: http://batteryuniversity.com

Customer Reviews

Was VERY pessimistic Review by Ripper
Overall rating
Been smoking for over 20 years and have tried using the disposable e-lites etc. They helped relieve the additction a little, but were nothing close to the real thing. I decided to treat myself to a good quality vape and as luck would have it i purchased a Lava tube 2.5. It was a little tricky to understand how the thing worked, but after a few hours of reading and watching instructional videos I got the product up and running. I have not smoked traditional ciggies since this glorious moment in time. Cannot recommend this product enough. (Posted on 03/07/2014)
BOOM - great vape got me off the cigarettes Review by jamie
Overall rating
I use this as my main vaporiser its a great piece of kit, if you are serious about vaping then look no further, it produces a good strong vape and a great throat hit depending on which voltage/wattage you use, I am a very heavy vaper and the battery lasts about 24 hours. The only downside ( I say downside it does not put me off) is that the cartomizers need to be well primed first and as I am quite a heavy vaper they last me between 2-3 days before feeling a bit clogged but still useable, however I believe that volcano are going to be adding the inferno style BCT take which is amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on one. (Posted on 17/02/2014)
THE BEST! Review by Daniel
Overall rating
This is by far the best e cig that I've used. It's reliable, eliquid doesn't seep into the battery, great vapour production, what more can you ask for?! (Posted on 08/02/2014)
Simply outstanding. Review by Liam McKeown
Overall rating
I have been vaping for around 3 months, conserving my cash and saving up for this beauty. After extensive research I found this top-of-the-range beast which I can still use in public. It's an absolutely outstanding product, and the price, whilst high, is pretty fair for the sheer quality delivered with the Lavatube 2.5. Customer support was also very helpful and gave me advice both on Twitter (@Psycho_Liam) and over the phone, resolving issues quickly. Once dispatched it arrived in 2 days, and lives up to expectations perfectly! Cannot recommend highly enough! (Posted on 09/01/2014)
Lavatube 2.5 starter kit Review by Lloyd
Absolutely fantastic product !!!!!!!! I love it it looks great and well made. (Posted on 28/11/2013)
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all I can say is if you haven't tried it then give it a go I don't think you would be disappointed its a great taste and just the right hit (Posted on 21/04/2014)

I've tried many vanilla flavoured e-liquids; some taste of nothing and some are really sweet. This vanilla liquid is perfect for me, it's produces plenty of vapour and tastes great and leaves a really nice vanilla after taste. I also like the fact it's 16mg of nicotine as I find 18mg is too much and 12mg isn't enough. I'll be trying the other flavours soon. (Posted on 11/03/2014)

THIS FLAVOUR IS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE USED ... (Posted on 25/03/2014)

This flavor is as close as your going to get to real vanilla and believe me its close. My favorite flavor of the lot and mixes well with most. (Posted on 15/04/2014)

Very smooth vape, looks cool, and more in keeping with a slim battery than a tube tank. Would definitely recommend. (Posted on 06/01/2014)

quite simply amazing! came in a very pretty box with all components shinning! it works great and pulls very very well, best I have used by far. thank you volcano! (Posted on 08/07/2014)

love it, really nice! (Posted on 18/07/2014)

INFERNO Lanyards
Lanyards - Review by helena

do exactly what they should, good colour options, strong and safe. (Posted on 08/07/2014)

Really simple to use and comes with good instructions. Produces much more vapor than my last e-cig which is a plus (Posted on 15/07/2014)

Smoked for too many years, not had a real cigarette since. Right tools for the job. (Posted on 07/07/2014)

easy to set up and refill, top quality and does what it says on the time, I haven't had a fag, since when I took my first puff of the inferno. great range of flavour and always get my nicotine fix. Over all I think it's a must buy for a smoker who wants to quit or have an alternative. (Posted on 31/03/2014)

LAVATUBE 2.5 Tank Kit
THE BEST! - Review by Daniel

This is by far the best e cig that I've used. It's reliable, eliquid doesn't seep into the battery, great vapour production, what more can you ask for?! (Posted on 08/02/2014)

Having gone down the route of buying a cheaper product first I can now see where they skimped to save money. Here's why Volcano are superior and well worth the money - Overall engineering and design far superior to cheaper brands. In particular the heating coil and method of charging the battery. Superior vaping experience, consistency of the vapour and flavour, quality of materials. Plus the ability to customise with different colours and battery & vial sizes (Posted on 26/06/2014)

Last for ages and excellent vaping guaranteed (Posted on 27/06/2014)

Very Good menthol aroma :) (Posted on 28/04/2014)

I already have the lavatube, however I needed something smaller to replace my other vaporiser to take out and about. I was amazed by how great the Inferno is, the vape is good and strong and the battery life is great. If you are new to vaping you cannot go wrong with the Inferno it is easy to set up and the build quality is excellent. (Posted on 17/02/2014)

easy to set up and refill, top quality and does what it says on the time, I haven't had a fag, since when I took my first puff of the inferno. great range of flavour and always get my nicotine fix. Over all I think it's a must buy for a smoker who wants to quit or have an alternative. (Posted on 31/03/2014)

This has to be the best menthol I have ever tried! It is strong but so very satisfying , if you crave that throat hit! My all day vape and cant get enough of it. No sweet aftertaste either. Im using the 8mg. and its exactly what I need. (Posted on 30/04/2014)