I have witnessed, from being one of the first cube owners since its release, is, the people I know that have had issues vs non-issues have been on a very similar timeline. The few friends I have that own one and bought it the same time I did have no issues with their TC. The people I know that are having issues purchased them later, more specifically around the release of the black one.
Now this could all be a coincidence but this pattern is a little to consistent to be one I think... Maybe there was a "bad" batch and maybe there wasn't? Maybe I am not having any issues because I am using stock SS coils? Maybe, maybe, maybe....who knows? It is obvious that no one really does and we will continue to go back and forth at each other with no resolve....
Yes I believe some of the issues are user related, only because I have had the chance to help a friend at work get his operating correctly. I also believe there are cubes out there that for whatever reason do not work for people and everyone starts fighting with each other to find out why.
I guess what I am saying is, there are way to many variables here to just lump it into one reason, the easiest one being Smok. I am by no means defending them, for I do not love them or hate them, I just see that not every issue is created equal.
Smok not replying to people or helping them with their TC issues, as shitty as it appears, may just be because they don't even know yet? Maybe they are silent because, until they can figure out the reason they quite frankly have nothing to say and (hopefully) are working tirelessly to find a solution?
Meanwhile we are starting to go back and forth in heated debates and that anger towards the issue is starting to be directed between the users in a finger pointing battle that has no end...
I'm not talking about anyone specifically, nor only on ELR, just that it doesn't seem to be going anywhere and nothing is resolved.
I wish I had the answers and I feel sympathy for the people that can not get theirs to work but I do not know of anyone who is having problems that isn't a veteran vaper or isn't tech savy.
That being said, the people I know who are having issues, are people with their own builds and not the people like me who are using a stock coil.
Please do not take that as me saying it is their fault and their builds because I am not. Maybe the chip just wasn't designed correctly to take in account all the different wire grades, materials, builds and what not, so it all goes wrong? Again...speculation. All roads lead to one big ? ending in one big WTF!
I don't want this to be a stock coil vs builds debate but has anyone had these issues using a stock coil? I am genuinely curious?
Maybe if I grabbed some Ti/SS and twisted up I would be having the same issues as the rest of you?
Maybe Smok was so smug that they designed it to be flawless with their tanks and their ridiculously expensive TC coils and didn't bother testing all the other variables that are brought to the table when people build their own?
Yes it shouldn't matter if it is a stock or a build, especially when 75% of the people build anyways and is by no way the consumer's fault for doing so
@daath, I know your setup is similar if not the same as mine. Do you use the crown stock coils on your cube or your builds?