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Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby nildogqt » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:21 am

I have been using electronic cigarettes for a few months now, and was wondering if there are places to charge the battery for them?
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby TomServo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:25 am

They didn't come with a car charger? For self reliance purposes, I would recommend buying a small, inexpensive inverter for your car...If you cant find a charger that plugs to the cigarette lighter.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:30 am

You could either get DC charger as Tom said, you could keep your eyes open for listings for the camp that does solar powered recharging at their camp (if they're coming, that is), or you could look into some kind of power solution for your camp needs (solar, generator, etc). Radical self reliance and all that, you have time to figure something out.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby jkisha » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:15 am

Aren't ecigarettes a stepping stone to quitting real cigarettes?

You probably won't need them by the time the burn comes around.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:16 am

The food court should have some laptop charging stations you could plug into.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby illy dilly » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:33 am

Or, simply buy carton of cigarettes and a few lighters.
Duh! :wink:

Plus then you get to gift people cigarettes!!!
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:56 am

junglesmacks wrote:The food court should have some laptop charging stations you could plug into.

Just don't get carried away and use all your tokens at the the charging stations. You want to make sure you have enough tokens to be able to use the porto-potties all week.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby TomServo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:25 am

jkisha wrote:Aren't ecigarettes a stepping stone to quitting real cigarettes?

You probably won't need them by the time the burn comes around.

Depending on the model, they are a great alternative to real cigarettes! Taste...kinda.. like them. Pull..depending on the brand...like them. AND you exhale steam..so visuals as well. BUT! Kicking cigarettes takes a long fucking time! Especially when you surround yourself with smokers. Even if you do Eciggs for life, at least your not breathing Tar!
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby TomServo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:29 am

you still get the niccotine
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby some seeing eye » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:11 pm

The solar charging camp is Snow Koan Solar. They have historically been placed by Nectar Village. You should bring in your own plug in charger for them to plug into their system, they may not have chargers for unusual batteries, or open spots at busy times for common types.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:45 pm

Just how much power do ecigs take?
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby TomServo » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:49 pm

Less than a cell phone, I think.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby AntiM » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:17 pm

A cheap solar charger should do the trick, just have a spare battery or two to swap out.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby maladroit » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:32 pm

Anyone in the process of quitting will return from the playa with a new pack a day habit. Saw more smokers during the week than I've seen for the past 7 years.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby nildogqt » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:40 pm

Thanks everyone. The battery is 1000 mAh, and it uses the same charging device as a cell phone. It takes about 2 hours to fully charge it so I was wondering if I would have difficulty finding a place to do so at Burning Man.

Oh, and the kind I use doesn't taste anything like a cigarette at all. You can actually get lots of different flavors for it. =D
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby jkisha » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:02 pm

TomServo wrote:you still get the niccotine

Really?! I did not know that.

There was no such thing when I quit. From three packs a day Pall Mall reds to none--cold turkey. I've done lots of drugs in my life but nicotine was the only one I ever felt I was actually addicted to. I substituted tooth picks as my quitting strategy.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby TT120 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:07 pm

I have an E-Cig too and mine will charge from a USB port so I just have a little thing that goes in the lighter socket in a vehicle and has a USB port on it. It puts out 5 volts at 500mA on that port. You should be fine for the week with one of those.

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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:24 pm

How about this dealy that I just stumbled across to charge you cig-
http://biolitestove.com/campstove/camp-overview/features/
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby Rice » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:57 pm

Bounce530 wrote:How about this dealy that I just stumbled across to charge you cig-
http://biolitestove.com/campstove/camp-overview/features/

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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby graidawg » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:51 am

Rice wrote:
Bounce530 wrote:How about this dealy that I just stumbled across to charge you cig-
http://biolitestove.com/campstove/camp-overview/features/

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I read about something similar in a book years ago (fiction) but thought it was BS. now i know its possible. I want one
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby maladroit » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:20 pm

I saw a candle-powered Peltier junction attached to an LED. Since candles produce mostly heat, even the inefficient Peltier/LED combination was giving off more light than the candle powering it. Am still pretty sure this is in the realm of gimmicks that won't work well in practice.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby 9ah » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:35 pm

That thing sounds awesome.

I have a portable charger from Zagg, gave one to a friend for Xmas last year... They're super handy for trips and being away from an electric outlet. Lots of companies are selling them these days. It's pretty easy to buy one and be 'self-reliant' as Rice mentioned.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:39 pm

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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby maladroit » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:20 pm

Hey, sweet pic of Foxfur.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby Foxfur » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:15 am

maladroit wrote:Hey, sweet pic of Foxfur.

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I did like TT120 does. A cigarette lighter plug-in USB power gizzie.
The concept cracks me up, using something made for lighting tobacco cigarettes to charge electronic ones.

I used my vapor-stick continuously at the burn. Had three batteries: one in use, one in my pocket, and one on the charger.
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:31 am

graidawg wrote:
Rice wrote:
Bounce530 wrote:How about this dealy that I just stumbled across to charge you cig-
http://biolitestove.com/campstove/camp-overview/features/

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I read about something similar in a book years ago (fiction) but thought it was BS. now i know its possible. I want one


I want one too Grai, I think it would be awesome in BRC. 8)

I saw this and was hooked, Elorrum:

...I recently purchased a BioLite CampStove for travelling in Namibia...


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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby TomServo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:37 am

Benefits include the absence of cigarette butts and being able to use it while loading and wiring pyro and fireworks.


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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby Foxfur » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:57 am

TomServo wrote:
Benefits include the absence of cigarette butts and being able to use it while loading and wiring pyro and fireworks.


pussy

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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby TomServo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:42 pm

Foxfur wrote:
TomServo wrote:
Benefits include the absence of cigarette butts and being able to use it while loading and wiring pyro and fireworks.


pussy

If it makes you feel better, I use a tiki-torch as a flashlight...

Not a Toledo Torch!?
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Re: Ecigarettes and electricity?

Postby Elorrum » Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:02 am

MyDearFriend wrote:I saw this and was hooked, Elorrum:

...I recently purchased a BioLite CampStove for travelling in Namibia...


:shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:

HAAAAA HA HAA OH HEEEHEHE HHEH. That has got to be THE place. I think a peltier junction with a pot of continuously hot coffee on one side, and a cold PBR on the other would be the alternative power generator of choice at Burning Man. Then you'd have no sooty black kettles and frying pans to deal with. :D
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