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Lavatube 3 DNA 40 Instructions.

 

 

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It is the one that you have been waiting for, The LAVATUBE 3 by VOLCANO is the culmination of all the great features of the past LAVATUBE models but is still the original variable voltage / wattage device.

Masterfully crafted from high-grade 6061 billet aluminum, it is available in three colors: black, gunmetal gray and polished silver. The LAVATUBE mod series being well known for personalization, the LAVATUBE 3 takes it a step further with an interchangeable grip that is available in a variety of colors.

It features a flush-mount 510-connection for seamless integration of the Tube Tank Pro or any tank or RBA of your choice.

For better performance and usability, the three-button feature has been upgraded to a circle on and off switch surrounded by two semi-circle “+” and “-“ buttons. The screen has also been improved to a larger OLED display, which is capable of displaying the atomizer’s resistance, temperature, wattage, voltage, battery life and more.

If you opt to use Ni200 pure nickel wire in place 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 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 the user to set a maximum temperature limit cut off. When the temperature reaches this range, the chip will pull back on the wattage/voltage output automatically so that the device does not go over the set temperature.

The LAVATUBE 3 uses an 18650 battery for impressive battery life and performance even at higher wattage's. 

LAVATUBE 3 Features:

  • Evolv DNA 40 Chip Technology 
  • Temperature Control 200 – 600 degrees F 
  • Precision Machined 6061 Billet 
  • Aluminum Black, Gun Metal Grey, Polished Silver Bodies 
  • 1 – 40w / 1 – 9v Variable Control Settings 
  • Large OLED Display Screen 
  • 18650 Battery Compatibility 
  • Interchangeable Rubberized Grips 
  • Micro USB Charge Port 
  • Designed in Hawaii 
  • Wattage and menu adjustments easily performed via the semi-circle plus and minus buttons

Specs:

  • Powered by USA-Made EVOLV DNA 40 Technology
  • 1-40 Watts adjustable power output
  • 25 amp peak current / 15 amp continuous
  • 9 volts maximum output
  • 1 volt minimum output
  • Temperature control (200F to 600F)
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Weak battery protection
  • Short-circuit protection
  • Step up / step down capability
  • Diameter: 26mm
  • Height: 124mm
  • Threading: 510
  • Available Colors: Black, Gun Metal Gray, Polished Silver
  • Material: 6061 Billet Aluminum
  • Sleeve Material: USA Made Rubber (Available in ten bold colors)

Warranty: The LAVATUBE 3 comes with a factory 120 day warranty from date of purchase against any and all defects in workmanship and materials. If our RMA team finds that you have a valid warranty claim, we will replace the unit after inspection. For more information visit: http://www.volcanoecigs.com/warranty

For more detailed information on the Evolv DNA 40 Chipset please check out this LINK....

 

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Device Anatomy  

 

  1. Battery Bay
  2. Control Unit
  3. Up/Down Buttons
  4. Adjustable Center Pin 510 Threaded Connection
  5. Interchangeable Rubberized Grip
  6. Fire Button/ 5 Click Lock Button
  7. Large OLED Display Screen

Introduction:

The Lavatube 3 is an advanced vaping device equipped with a DNA 40 chip from Evolv Vapor which allows for 2 usage modes; Temperature protected mode and non-temperature mode. The Lavatube3 will automatically detect whether a temperature sensing (Nickle 200) or a standard (Kanthal etc.) coil is attached, but it is up to you to employ the temperature limiting feature. 

Installing a battery:

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

Once the Lavatube 3 is opened, Simply insert your Lavacell battery, negative side down. The Large red cross on the side of the battery should be at the top. 

Now would be a good time to add some Noalox to the threads of the Lavatube 3 while you have it open. If you want to know more about using Noalox please visit this article

Now screw your device back together, Making sure not to cross thread the unit. 

Once fully screwed together press the Fire Button(6) and you will be presented with the welcome screens. 
Firstly-      Lavtube 3
             By Volcano

Secondly-      Powered 
                    By Evolv DNA
                    Technology 

If you are not greeted by these messages or you get an error code please check our error code list below.

You are now ready to use your Lavatube 3. 

 

Charging your Lavatube 3.

When you receive a " ! WEAK BATTERY" warning on your screen, your battery's charge is low and you need to recharge your battery. It can also mean that a higher rate battery is needed. If this happens the Lavatube 3 will still fire but will not be able to provide the desired wattage. The weak battery message will continue to flash for a few seconds after the end of each puff till the reason is corrected. 

The Lavacell in your Lavatube 3 is removable and can be charged with our 
NITECORE battery charger if you choose, but the Lavatube 3 has a on-board charger built in. Simply plug in the supplied micro USB charging cord into the micro USB port on the side of the Lavatube 3, then plug the other end into either the supplied USB wall adapter, or a USB port on your computer. 
(Do not use any non compatible USB cord)

 

Locking/Unlocking your Lavatube 3.

As long as there is a battery in the Lavatube 3 the power is on. Pressing any button on the device will awaken it fro the sleep mode. If you are going to store the device or transport it in anything with a battery in the device we highly recommend you lock the Lavatube 3.  

To lock/Unlock the Lavatube 3 press the Fire Button(6) five times less then 0.7 seconds apart. The screen will either display a locked screen message letting you know the device is now locked or it will show you the main screen letting you know the device is now unlocked. 

With the lock feature turned on the device will not fire when the button is pressed it is recommended that you use these feature when storing/carrying your Lavatube 3 with a battery in the unit. 

 

Temperature Protected Mode.

 Note: Temperature Protected mode requires a heating coil made of Nickel 200 alloy to function. 

 

Atomizer Monitoring. 

 The Lavatube 3 uses the resistance of the atomizer to calculate the temperature of the heating coil during use and is continually monitoring your setup to see whether or a new atomizer has been connected. If you are using temperature control, be careful to only attach new atomizers that have cooled down to room temperature. If a new atomizer is attached to the Lavatube 3 be fore it has cooled down, the temperature may display and protect incorrectly. When you connect a new atomizer or disconnect and reconnect your existing atomizer, the Lavatube 3 may prompt you to confirm any changes. 

 New Atomizer?

 When you fire your atomizer in temperature protected mode for the first time, the Lavatube 3 may prompt;
"NEW COIL? PRESS +/ SAME COIL? PRESS -" 

When you see this prompt;

  • If you have attached a new atomizer, Press the "+" button to confirm. 
  • If you have disconnected and reconnected the same atomizer, Press the "-" to confirm. 

Activating Temperature Protected Mode. 

To activate temperature Protected Mode:

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

Note: When adjusting the maximum temperature, there is both Fahrenheit and Celsius options. Please make sure you have selected the correct temperature in the correct temperature measurement. 

 The Display During Temperature Protected Mode. 

  • Watt Setting: The power level currently set.
  • Battery Indicator: The current state of charge of the battery.
  • Temperature Display: When not firing the atomizer, the maximum heating coil temperature setting is displayed. While firing the atomizer, the actual temperature of the heating coil is displayed. 
  • Ohms Display: The resistance of the atomizer attached to the device. This is measured only when the unit is supplying power to the atomizer. At other times, it displays the most recent measurement. 

 Disabling Temperature Protected Mode.

 The Maximum temperature is adjustable between 200° F to 600° F and 100° C to 300° C. 

To disable temperature control entirely;

  1.  Lock the device by pressing the fire button 5 times fast.
  2. Hold down the + and the - buttons at the same time for 5 seconds. 
  3. After the 5 seconds, the maximum allowable temperature will be displayed, and the + and - buttons should be released. 
  4. Use the + button to set the max temperature to 600° F and then press the + button one more time. 
  5. The Set temp will display "OFF"
  6. Press the fire button to exit the temperature adjustment screen.

Doing this will also disable the New coil/ same coil prompt when a new atomizer is attached. 

 

The Display During Non-Temperature Control. 

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

 

Additional Modes:

Lock Mode: 

  • As long as there is a battery in the Lavatube 3 the power is on. Pressing any button on the device will awaken it fro the sleep mode. If you are going to store the device or transport it in anything with a battery in the device we highly recommend you lock the Lavatube 3.  

    To lock/Unlock the Lavatube 3 press the Fire Button(6) five times less then 0.7 seconds apart. The screen will either display a locked screen message letting you know the device is now locked or it will show you the main screen letting you know the device is now unlocked. 

    With the lock feature turned on the device will not fire when the button is pressed it is recommended that you use these feature when storing/carrying your Lavatube 3 with a battery in the unit.

Stealth Mode:

 Stealth Mode will shut off the screen so it does not light up when the buttons are pressed. Great for night time vaping when you do not wish oth have the screen lighting up. 

To enter Stealth mode: (it is advised to get your device set the way you want before doing this, as you wont be able to see the changes once you do.)

  •  Lock the Lavatube 3 (see above)
  • Hold the fire and "-" Buttons down for 5 seconds. 

The screen will then shut off and stay off until you turn off stealth mode. Your Lavatube 3 will still display error messages and lock messages while in Stealth Mode. 

To turn off Stealth Mode:

  • Press and hold the fire button and the "-" buttons at the same time for 5 seconds. 

Stealth mode is store on internal flash memory, and will remain if power is removed from the device. 

Power Locked Mode:

 Power Locked Mode will allow you to lock out the function of the "+" and "-" buttons of the Lavatube 3. This way you wont be able to accidentally change the wattage settings of your device.

To enter Power Locked Mode;

  • With the Lavatube 3 UNLOCKED
  • Press and hold the "+" and "-" buttons  at the same time for 5 seconds. 
  • The screen will display "PWR LOCKED (HOLD + -)". 

To exit Power Locked Mode: 

  • With the Lavatube 3 UNLOCKED
  • Press and hold the "+" and "-" buttons  at the same time for 5 seconds. 
  • The screen will display the normal display.  

 

Changing the Rubberized Grip. 

Changing the color rubberized grip is simple and easy. It allows you to customize the look of your Lavatube 3 to your liking and mood.

To change the rubberized grip:

  1. Unscrew the two portions of the Lavatube 3
  2. Remove the battery if one is present. 
  3. Slide the rubber grip up off the battery bay over the threaded end of the tube. 
  4. Slide the new rubber grip onto the battery bay in the same manner you took the old one off. 
  5. Install the battery 
  6. Screw the 2 portions of the device back together. 

 

Care and Maintenance. 

Caring for your device will ensure that it lasts for a long time and that it will always preform just as it did out of the box. 

Cleaning.

About once a month you should fully disassemble your Lavatube 3 and using a q-tip, paper towel, and rubbing alcohol, clean all the threads and contacts of the device inside and out. 

Lubricating. 

Once a month (best to do at the same time as the cleaning) Apply Noalox to the threads of the Lavatube 3"s body threads. Never apply Noalox to the threads of the 510 threaded connection. 

For more information on using Noalox please see this ARTICLE.

 

Error Codes:

 

Check Atomizer:

When this error message appears it means that

  • the LAVATUBE 3 does not detect your atomizer or coil build,
  • the atomizer has shorted out
  • the atomizer resistance is wrong for the power setting.

 

How to fix this issue:

  • Unscrew your atomizer from the LAVATUBE 3 and use a flathead screwdriver to lift up the contact pin located at the top of the device. With trial and error you will know when your atomizer makes contact with the device’s pin. If even after you are sure that your atomizer has made contact with the device pin and the “Check Atomizer” error still appears you will have to take your tank apart and make sure that your prebuilt coil is securely screwed into the tank. If it is a rebuildable coil, make sure that your wires are securely attached to the RBA’s posts and none are crossed. If these suggestions do not fix the issue, you may need to rebuild your coil or use a new coil in your tank.

 

 

Shorted:

  • Your coil build on your atomizer has short-circuited. Immediately remove the atomizer and re-check your build. Do not attempt to fire once this message has appeared until you have re-checked your build.

 

How to fix this issue:

  • Remove your atomizer and make sure that your wires have not crossed. You may want to consider rebuilding your atomizer. If it is a tank with a pre-built coil, take your tank apart and check that your coil is correctly installed in your tank. If after checking all possible errors the problem still occurs, rebuild your atomizer or switch out the pre-built coil in your tank.

 

 

Weak Battery:

  • If this warning flashes, your battery needs to be charged or switched out with a battery that is fully charged. If you continue to use the LAVATUBE 3 with the low battery, it will continue to fire but you will notice that your vapor production will be much less. The “Weak Battery” message will continue to flash after every puff.

 

How to fix this issue:

  • Swap your battery out with a newly charged battery to get your vapor production back up to par with your desired power settings.

 

 

Temperature Protected:

  • When this message flashes, this means that your coil build has reached its maximum allowed temperature that it has been set for during use. If you increase your wattage in order to get a hotter coil temperature, the device will not fire at that rate due to the temperature control setting.

 

How to fix this issue:

  • If you have set your LAVATUBE 3 to protect your vape from going over a certain temperature and it has reached that temperature, your device is performing correctly. But you can always adjust it higher or lower if you desire a higher temperature or feel like your vape is too hot. When that adjustment is made, that will be the new parameter for the LAVATUBE 3 to reach before it flashes “TEMP Protected” again.

 

 

 

Ohms Too High:

  • If you receive this screen after attaching your new atomizer coil build, it means that the resistance of your coil is too high for the current wattage setting of your LAVATUBE 3.

How to fix this issue:

  • Your LAVATUBE 3 will keep firing if you press the activation button, but it will not be able to provide you with the wattage (power) that you want. In order to fix this issue, you either need to increase your wattage, or rebuild your coil at a lower ohm rating.If you do not fix the issue, the “Ohms Too High” message will continue to flash on the screen after every puff that you take.

Ohms Too Low:

  • If you receive this screen after attaching your new atomizer coil build, it means that the resistance of your coil is too low for the current wattage setting of your LAVATUBE 3.

How to fix this issue:

  • Your LAVATUBE 3 will keep firing if you press the activation button, but it will not be able to provide you with the wattage (power) that you want. In order to fix this issue, you either need to decrease your wattage, or rebuild your coil at a higher ohm rating.If you do not fix the issue, the “Ohms Too High” message will continue to flash on the screen after every puff that you take.

Device Too Hot:

  • If this error message appears, the temperature sensing ability of the LAVATUBE 3 has sensed that the device is too hot to operate properly. It will flash this message and will then shut down automatically if the internal board temperature is too high.

 

How to fix this issue:

  • Check the resistance of your atomizer and make sure that it is in a safe operating rating with what your battery can handle. If you are unsure how to do this, please read our blog post Mech Mod Safety: The Importance of Understanding Ohm’s Law for a Safe Vape. If your Ohm rating is too low for your battery, please stop using it immediately and build a new coil at a safer ohm rate. If your coil build works fine with your battery capabilities, your LAVATUBE 3 just needs a little time to cool down. Give it at least a ten minute break (make sure it is cool to the touch when you pick it up again) before taking another puff.

 

Registration.

Please visit the VOLCANO Warranty Registration page to register your product with us. Registering is super easy and will ensure that you get the latest product updates and information as well as the best customer service experience as possible.

You can find your Authentication Code on the back of the black Warranty card included in the box your Lavatube 3 came in.

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