LAVATUBE 3 DNA 40 Instructions

DETAILS

The LAVATUBE 3 by VOLCANO EU is the is the device you’ve been waiting for. This product is a culmination of all the great features that past LAVATUBE models poses, however it is still the original variable voltage/ wattage device.

It’s skilfully crafted from high-grade 6061 billet aluminium and is available in 3 colours: Black, Gunmetal Grey and Polished Silver. Though the LAVATUBE mod series is well known for Personalisation, the LAVATUBE 3 goes a step further with its interchangeable grip, which is available in a variety of colours. It also features a flush-mount 510 connection for seamless integration of the Tube Tank Pro, or any tank or RBA of your choice.

The three-button feature has been upgraded to a circle on and off switch by the two semi-circle (+) & (-) buttons, purely for a better performance and usability. We have also improved the screen by creating a larger OLED display, which shows the atomizer’s resistance, temperature, wattage, voltage, battery life and more.

If you decide to use Ni200 pure Nickel wire instead of a kanthal build, the unit will monitor the resistance of the nickel wire and display the atomizer’s temperature limit in place of the wattage. If it is used properly the LAVATUBE 3 will guard your vaping experience from the taste of burning wick and dry hits. The temperature control/ protection that the DNA 40 chip features, allows you to set a maximum temperature cut off limit. When the temperature does reach this range, the chip will pull back on the wattage/voltage output automatically so that the device doesn’t go over the set temperature.

The battery for the LAVATUBE 3 is a 18650 battery, built to give you more life and performance, even when performing at a higher wattage.

Warranty:

The LAVATUBE 3 comes with a factory 120 day warranty valid from the date of purchase against any and all defects in workmanship and materials. If our RMA team find that you have a valid warranty claim, then we will replace the unit in full after inspection. For more information please visit (html for website)

For more detailed information on the Evolve DNA 40 Chipset, please click this link (Link).

INTRODUCTION

The VOLCANO EU Lavatube 3 is an advanced vaping device, which is equipped with a DNA 40 chip from Evolve Vapour that allows for 2 usage modes; Temperature protected mode and non-temperature mode. This device will automatically detect whether a temperature sensing (Nickel 200) or a standard (Kanthal etc) coil is attached. However it is up to you to engage the temperature limiting feature.

INSTALLING THE BATTERY:

Unscrew the 2 parts of the device. The lower part or battery bay (1) is covered with a rubber grip(5), and the top part or Control Unit(2). The two parts separate just above the rubber grip.

Once the device has been opened, simply insert your LAVACELL battery with the negative side facing down. The Large red cross on the side of the battery should be at the top.

STOP! Now would be a good time for you to add some Noalox to the threads of your Lavatube 3, whilst your device is open. If your interested and want to know more about using Noalox, please visit this article. (LINK)

Now you can screw your device back together, make sure you don’t cross thread the unit.

Once your device is fully screwed together, press the Fire Button(6) you’ll then be presented with the Welcome Screens.

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If you are not greeted by these messages or you receive and error code, then please check our error code list below.

Finally…You are now ready to use your Lavatube 3.

CHARGING YOUR LAVATUBE 3:

If you receive a the warning “! WEAK BATTERY” on your screen, then this means your battery charge is low and your battery needs recharging. It can also mean that a higher rate battery is needed. The Lavatube 3 will still fire if this this happens, however will not be able to provide the desired wattage. After the end of each puff, the weak battery message will continue to flash for a few seconds until the reason is corrected.

If you choose, the Lavacell in your Lavatube 3 can be removed and charged with our XTAR battery charger, however the Lavatube 3 has an on-board charger built in. All you need to do is plug in the supplied micro USB charging lead into the micro USB port, which is on the side of the Lavatube 3 and then plug the other end into the supplied USB wall adapter or a USB Port in your computer/laptop. (Do NOT use any non-compatible USB lead)

LOCKING/UNLOCKING YOUR LAVATUBE 3:

As long as there is a battery in your Lavatube 3, then the Power is on. If you press any button on the device it will wake from sleep mode. To stop your Lavatube 3 from activating by mistake we highly recommend that you lock your device. should you wish to store or transport it with the battery still inside.

To lock/ unlock your device you must press the Fire Button(6) rapidly 5 times. When the device is locked the screen will display a locked screen message. When the device is unlocked, you will see a similar screen letting you know your device is unlocked.

TEMPERATURE PROTECTED MODE:

PLEASE NOTE: The Temperature protected mode requires a heating coil made of Nickel 200 alloy for it to function.

Atomizer Monitoring

During the use of the Lavatube 3, the resistance of the atomizer calculates the heating of the coil and is continually monitoring your setup to check whether or if a new atomizer has been connected. If you’re using temperature control, please be careful to only attach new atomizers that have cooled down to room temperature. If a new atomizer is attached to the Lavatube 3 before it has had time to cool, the temperature may be displayed and protected incorrectly. Your Lavatube 3 may also prompt you to confirm any changes if you connect a new atomizer, or disconnect and reconnect your existing atomizer.

New Atomizer?

When your atomizer is in temperature protect mode and you fire it up for the first time, the Lavatube 3 may display:

“NEW COIL? PRESS + / SAME COIL? PRESS -“

When you see this message;

If you have attached a new atomizer, press the “+” button to confirm.
If you have disconnected and reconnected the same atomizer then press the “-“ to confirm.

Activating Temperature Protect mode:

1. Lock your device by pressing the fire button 5 times rapidly.
2. Hold down the + and - buttons at the same time for 5 seconds
3. After 5 seconds the maximum allowable temperature will be displayed, at this point release the + and - buttons.
4. Use the + and - buttons to adjust the maximum temperature.
5. When the display shows your desired temperature, press the fire button to exit the temperature adjustment screen.

NOTE: Whilst adjusting the maximum temperature, please be aware there are both Fahrenheit and Celsius options. Make sure you have selected the correct temperature measurement.

Temperature Protect Mode Display:

Watt Setting: The Power level currently set.
Battery Indicator: The current state of battery charge
Temperature display: When the atomizer is not being fired the display will show the maximum coil heating temperature. When firing the atomizer, the actual temperature of the coil heating is shown.
Ohms Display: The resistance of the atomizer attached to the device. This is only measured when the unit is transporting power to the atomizer. At other times it will display the most recent measurement.

Disabling Temperature Protect mode:

The maximum temperature is adjustable between 200 degrees Fahrenheit to 600 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 degrees Celsius to 300 degrees Celsius.

To disable the Temperature control entirely:

1. Lock the device (click the fire button 5 times rapidly)
2. Hold down the + and - buttons at the same time for 5 seconds.
3. After 5 seconds, release the + and - buttons when the maximum allowable temperature is displayed.
4. Use the + button to set the maximum temperature to 600 degrees Fahrenheit, then press the + button one more time.
5. The Set Temp will display “OFF”
6. Click the Fire button to exit the temperature adjustment screen.

By doing this will also disable the New Coil/ Same Coil prompt, when a new atomizer is attached.

What the Display shows during Non-Temperature Control:

Watt Setting: The Power level currently set.
Battery Indicator: The current state of battery charge
Volt Display: The output voltage that is supplied to the atomizer.
Ohms Display: The resistance of the atomizer attached to the device. This is only measured when the unit is transporting power to the atomizer. At other times it will display the most recent measurement.

Additional Modes:

STEALTH MODE:

Stealth mode will turn off the screen, so it does not light up when any of the buttons are pressed. It’s a great mode for night time vaping, when you don’t want the brightness of the screen lighting up.

To enter Stealth mode: (It’s advised that you set your device the way you want it, as you won’t be able to see the changes once you do.)

1. Lock your Lavatube 3 (click the fire button 5 times rapidly)
2. Once locked hold the fire and (-) buttons down together for 5 seconds.

The screen will shut off and stay off until you turn Stealth mode off. Even in Stealth mode your Lavatube 3 will still display error messages and lock messages.

POWER LOCKED MODE:

To enter Power Locked mode:

Start with the device UNLOCKED
Press and Hold the + and - buttons a the same time for 5 seconds.
The display will read “PWR LOCKED” (Hold + -)

To Exit Power Locked Mode:

Start with the device UNLOCKED
Press and hold the + and - buttons at the same time for 5 seconds.
The Screen will show the normal display

CHANGING THE RUBBERIZED GRIPS

The colour of the rubberized grip can be changed simply and easily, allowing you to fully customise the look of your Lavatube 3 to match your mood.

TO CHANGE THE GRIP:

1. Take apart the two halves of the Lavatube 3 by unscrewing them
2. Take out the battery
3. The rubber grip simply slides up and off the battery bay, over the threaded end of the tube
4. Replace it with new rubber grip by sliding it on the same way
5. Replace the battery and screw the device back together

CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Taking good care of your device will make sure that it lasts for a long time and will always perform exactly as it should.

CLEANING

Once a month or so you should take your device apart fully and, using a q-tip, paper towel and rubbing alcohol, clean all the threads and contacts of your Lavatube 3 inside and out.

LUBRICATING

When you’re cleaning the device, it is a good idea to apply Noalox to the threads. When you do, always make sure to apply it only to the body threads, never the 510 connector threads at the top of the device.

ERROR CODES:

CHECK ATOMIZER:

If you see this error message it means:
1. The LT3 cannot detect your atomizer or coil build
2. Your atomizer has shorted out
3. The resistance of your atomizer is wrong for the power setting

How to fix this:

Unscrew and remove your atomizer from the device and use a flathead screwdriver to lift the contact pin which is located at the top of the device within the 510 connector. It takes some trial and error but you will know eventually when your atomizer makes contact with the device pin. If the ‘Check Atomizer’ error is still appearing, even if you’re sure the atomizer is touching the pin, you will have to take your tank apart make sure that your pre-built coil is securely screwed into the tank. If you’re using a re-buildable coil then make sure your wires are securely attached to the RBA’s posts and that none have become crossed. If none of these fix the issue then you may need to either change to a new tank or new coil.

SHORTED:

The coil build on your atomizer has short-circuited. Straight away you must remove the atomizer and re-check your build. Do not attempt to fire once this message has appeared until you have thoroughly re-checked your build.

How to fix this:

Remove the atomizer and check that the wires inside have not crossed. You may wish to consider re-building it to be safe. If it is a tank with a pre-built coil then take the tank apart and check that the coil inside is correctly installed. Once you’ve checked all the possible errors, if the problem still persists then re-build the coil or switch it out for a new one.7

WEAK BATTERY:

If this appears on the screen then your battery needs to either be charged or switched for a fully charged battery. Using the Lavatube 3 with a low battery will still allow it to fire but you will notice a reduction in vapour production. The ‘weak batter’ message will still flash up with every puff.

How to fix this:

Swap the battery for a fully charged one, or charge your current battery either within the device or in a separate charger.

TEMPERATURE PROTECTED:

If this message pops up then it means your coil build has reached the maximum allowed temperature that it has been set for during use. If you increase the wattage to get a hotter coil temperature then the device won’t fire at that rate due to the control settings of the device.

How to fix this:

The Lavatube 3 can be set to protect your vape from going over a certain temperature, so if it has reached that temperature then it’s performing correctly. You are always able to adjust it lower or higher to suit your needs and preferences. When you make that adjustment then the Lavatube 3 will set a new parameter to reach before it flashes the warning sign again.

OHMS TOO LOW:

If you attach your new coil build and see this warning sign flash, it means the resistance of your coil is too low for the current wattage setting of the device.

How to fix this:

Your device will keep firing when you press the activation button, but it won’t be able to provide you with the power (wattage) that you want. To fix this, you will need to either decrease the wattage, or simply re-build the coil to a higher Ohm rating. If you don’t fix this then the error message will continue to flash on-screen at every puff. And you won’t be vaping at the level you have built your coil in order to achieve.

DEVICE TOO HOT:

This error message will appear when the temperature sensing ability of your device has sensed that the device is too hot to properly operate. The message will flash first, then the device will shut down automatically if the internal board temperature is too high.

How to fix this:

Start by checking the resistance of the atomizer and make sure that it is in a safe operating range with what your battery can handle. Don’t use the atomizer if the Ohm rating is too low for your battery, instead build a new coil at a safer Ohm rating. Perhaps, if your coil build works fine with the capabilities of your battery, then your Lavatube 3 simply needs time to cool down. Give a good ten minute break (so that it is cool to the touch when you pick it up) until you take another puff.

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