Vapers, however, tend to take a long drag into their mouths, and then draw it into their lungs. The Juul has .07 chopped pods which may last for around 200 approximately puffs, and it has got a 200 mah battery. We actually like the subtle aroma, but this may be something to consider if you’ll be using the Alto around others. I've succeeded in making in blink 3x several times in a row now. I messed around a bit more, the chip in the catridge pulls the 3.37v from the middle pin to ground, the 3.37v is a digital pin on the battery MCU, it reads 1 when not engaged and 0 when the chip in the catridge grounds it. Two thumbs up on the hit. Rich Tobacco: If you are searching for a tobacco taste, Rich Tobacco is for you. The Alto comes with a 350 mAh battery, which is about average for a device of its size. It is also somewhat curvy, which makes it very comfortable on the lips this might be the most convenient speaker we’ve encountered on a beginner’s vape to date. If it is heavier than the JUUL, the Alto is a device that is barely noticeable at a pocket. However, does this imply that the Alto is average? Yet another reason to tear it open and see what's going on! I don't see why it would work. based on your interests. Give Feedback Terms of Use This project was First is a strong, but brighter tobacco taste than something such as the Rich Tobacco taste. Having a couple of vape battery containers available just incase can save you a headache of having to throw away a perfectly good vape battery, or buying a new one once you arrive. iv. Hopefully, they’ll create a more flavours sometime in the future. Website restricted to adult tobacco consumers who are 21 years of age or older. SHOP FLAVORS. It writes the good cartridges amount to the expired cartridge. It is not unusual for the batteries on disposables to give up the ghost just … Try switching to a fully charged battery and see if it makes a difference. Contact Original, menthol, mixed-berry, and tobacco. Based on the fact there is a coil attached to it.) . From there it's a matter of decoding the data being transferred, and hopefully finding a way to spoof the protocol and/or reprogram whatever chip is inside the cartridges. This Vuse alto  is one of kind. Complete Kit: $38.48 Power Unit: $24.99 (at Vapor4Life) pods: $13.49 (for a pack of two pods). Another technical feature that makes this pod system stand out is its QuietDraw™ technology. If you need it to be completely charged, go ahead and charge it first. Find how you can get free Express DHL delivery. That’s not far from the truth because it’s got many features and specs that make it better apparatus in some areas. I should have got back on here right away when I found this out so I do apologize if this messed up anybody's battery. VUSE BATTERY MOD - DISABLE THE COUNTER in the BATTERY. If you want to read a bit more about the charging of the Alto, see the battery life and charging section. You should Menthol: This can be a standard tasting menthol with a fairly freezing finish. With the VUSE you can still purchase new cartridges, but for what they cost you could get a 15 ml. The pod for the Alto is made from a sturdy and transparent plastic, and also the black mouthpiece is a little flattened. Their pods are not that expensive. It is more dark tasting compared to usual, but it is got a complete fuller taste profile that developed. Battery life isn’t great, but it should get most people through most of the day. The catridge uses a private encryption. The question of can you take a vape on a plane depends on a number of factors. Conversion of a Vuse (RJR) electronic cigarette to work with standard 510 atomizers/cartridges. I quit cigarettes about 3 years ago thanks to e-cigs. King of all other kings Vuse Alto comes into the category of vape pens. I’ve had an alto for a while now and just recently I started having problems with charging the unit. The components will pop out from the battery holder when it gets lost.The Alto battery should arrive to you charged. It's also worth nothing that I was able to repeat the 3-blinks fuel low code many dozens of times before screwing up and not disconnecting it. I have figured out a way to disable the counter on the VUSE. Very unimpressed. This is a project to break into that closed system and find a way to reset the counter, or bypass it entirely. Doesn't seem to update the count. Just a quick little dive into reverse-engineering a proprietary hardware system that I've got no experience with, figured it was time to branch out and get away from being entirely wetware-focused with my endeavors. I dropped my vuse alto a few times. Log In. Learn More. Then there is nothing after that. functionality, and advertising cookies. Another thing which makes this unit worth buying is that it uses an incredibly robust battery that guarantees that a whole day’s usage. Some users will find this inconvenient, and they will try to “hack” the pod by trying to open, refill, and use it again. This is not a charger to discard. With a pod attached, the Alto weighs approximately 22 g. It is a bit heftier than the JUUL, but it is more light-weight than the Vuse Vibe. The Vuse Alto is a pod vape created by Vuse, a subsidiary of the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company. That rules out the potential match for the EEPROM in the last post. Please let’s know by commenting below. Looking more into that. I'm a bit late coming here, I've found that this method works best when you have no cartridges left to perform the "cartridge clone glitch.". Enjoy Vuze, do not enjoy the cost. Then you willl be able to use your old "Empty" cartridges on the Battery that you just modified. Looks like your last post was a year ago. It is a simple use both portable and it produces decent clouds for such a little device. But some things to note. I am assuming this is the steps it takes when you use it. Definitely should come in handy, thank you, didn't think of checking for patents! Unfortunately now I don't have either LEDs now but if you do it right the first time and cut the white led you will still get low battery warning and be able to know it is done charging when the red led isn't flashing. Its noiseless performance makes it excellent for vaping and its rounded edges permit the user to do this comfortably and conveniently. To make the experience fit your profile, pick a username and tell us what interests you. © Vape and Pods, All Rights Reserved, 2021. The choice is up to you! Well I decided to try the red one first and that was bad move. I don't want to give big tobacco extra dough for having to buy another battery if it turns out somebody is trolling. Lasted under a day of light usage. Already have an account? If you need it to be fully charged, go ahead and charge it first. Can some figure out how to retain the charging capabilities and have a dumb cartridge( ie refillable, inhalation turns on heating / vape mechanism )? The Vuse Alto has an average power level of 6.5 watts, the Juul has been estimated at running between 6.5 and 8 watts. We’ve noticed that the Vuse Alto hits are a lot stronger and produce more vapor. http://www.Vapor-Electronic-Cigarettes.comA quick fix if your electronic cigarette won't charge or if your e cigarette stops working. The Vuse battery will only work with Vuse cartridges, so the cartridge authenticates itself with the battery's processor and this communication (and possibly all communication between the processors) is encrypted. The battery LED blinks twice when the cartridge is running low (according to what they consider low, at least) and will signal when it's 'empty' as well, so there's definitely some smarts in this thing, probably a small MCU in the battery that reads the EEPROM in the cartridge, handles the LED functions, and then passes voltage to the atomizer if the value on the cartridge EEPROM is greater than zero..then of course deincrements the value. Vuse alto is a problem and you might have to buy a new one. You are about to report the project "Vuse e-cig modification", please tell us the reason. Small package. Thanks in advance! And the left pin is either a ground or a volatge pin for the coils. Vuse Alto pods are non refillable and may hold 1.8 ml of juice that’s heated by 1.1 ohm coils which use ceramic wicking. It stopped working altogether Avenue on good cartridge :( so I cut the white led and then ran a piece of solder across the two points of the red led to reconnect the circuit and wahlah! (Or lack thereof...), Vuse disassembly (credit to anticommander on reddi,, Has anybody else tried this? Whether you want the customization of the Vuse Alto or the powerful battery of the Vuse Vibe, we’ve got you covered. (If it's even possible to obtain the assembly code). It utilizes QuietDraw&trade, technology that makes for noise free drags every time it is used. Vuse is an elegant looking e-cig and its a shame it cuts out so prematurely. Which makes it a fantastic device not only for beginners but also for those that want a device that might be used without disturbing others. After the kit is out from the box, it is an one step process to begin. The beauty of apparatus such as these is they’re simple to use. I will have to come back with an update when I modify another one to know for sure. The data is using some form of encryption (my guess is some kind of signature proving it's a vuse catridge, and a number for the puffs left.) and last updated 6 years ago. If you hold the mouth piece (With the hole you suck in thru facing towards you) then the pin on the right is the data pin, (but I have found it is also a ground? I found a way to get unlimited puffs off your vuse. Final Thoughts about the Vuse Alto. Choose from among four flavours! bottle of e-fluid that would last you 2 weeks to a month. Out of necessity I was forced to pick up a Vuse e-cig earlier in the night and later found out it's unlike most e-cig hardware, with a hardware 'puff counter' that functions akin to the chips inside of inkjet cartridges, preventing it from being refilled like most cartridges. part has a 8 pin chip (c 4h dd)  and only 3 leads in use.... a resistor and a diode, it counts the number of times its used and then sends no signal to the main chip,  im going to swap out the main chip unit with the simple one from an throw away ecig, which ive recharged and refilled many times , ill let ya know, Found it out, Don't mess with the battery it works after. Also the battery can tell if you short it without the chip, it glows solid red. So each hit you take doesn’t have that added chemical taste that a lot of pens have. After a day of using it like this, it eventually went wrong. It is a little stick style battery which powers drop-in pods which are prefilled with flavored liquid and cigarette. The mouthpiece is smooth, and its size is comparable to the butt end of a cigarette, allowing it to fit between the lips. I have been using VUSE as an alternate vaping method for almost a year. receives information for how much volatge to apply. Just hold a "spent" Vuse cartridge in your hand (ready to quickly install it on the Vuse battery) take a hit off a Vuse (with a NEW Vuse cartridge attached), quickly pull the new cartridge off with your teeth and swap it with the spent Vuse. The pods hold to the battery very well thanks to the magnetic connection, and it is easy to separate. 4.) Not completely sure what happened, but I took one single drag this morning (after having refilled it 3 or 4 times yesterday), and it decided to start throwing its error blinks. Thts how it communicates. The edges are rounded holding it’s like holding a marker. At the top of this, the hit on the Alto does not seem to taper off either. On a hunch, I decided to test the following... while taking a drag, twist off the cartridge to disconnect it. Please note that the LED will no longer work, but big deal because now you can save $ and not waste the juice that is left in the "empty" cartridge. Users should have no issues with the pod and battery coming apart accidentally. created on 09/03/2014 Plus, all of our vapes boast a sleek, stylish design. 2.) The Alto looks and works like lots of other pods on the market. A Battery That Lasts. Already have an account? Log In. If that's a pressure switch and not a sensor proper, it might be possible to rewire a battery to break the write to the cartridge somehow. My "empty" berry cartridge worked again. If anyone has information on the chips being used, please feel free to let me know! There was no real consensus on the least favorites, but Rich Tobacco and Mixed Berry came a few times for the best. With the small size it comes with a small battery and a pod therefore, you will have to refill and charge it more often than a mod. Similar to the Alto, there’s no leakage from the pods. The pods are exceptional, plus they last quite a very long time, however it could be nice if Vuse could create a pod which allowed two to 3 milliliters of juice. The smell is not offensive, but all the flavors except menthol left a bit of a lingering smell. It’s powered by a 350 mah battery that lasts for an protracted period and fees rapidly. Email me at for pics . Create an account to leave a comment. First step is going to be getting a logic analyzer of some sort, probably my old Arduino once I find it, and a few spare cartridges to hack up into a sniffing interface. What do you think about this mod? And, there is a small dangerous room in the pods. I recently in December 2015 purchased the VUSE Connect Bluetooth device. To a few people, it is reminiscent of Halo Torque 56. Are you sure you want to remove yourself as Also after looking at the collar connections again it appears there's only three signals, presumably power, ground, and some form of one-wire protocol to read/write the EEPROM. Verdict: Vuse. I'm hoping not, because I really like your concept here. The end that has the LED light. 1.) The dimensions of the pods isn’t a huge deal, but the limited flavour selection is. It's tough to tell for sure, but it looks like the white LED is connected to pin 14 of the ATtiny84 then a resistor to either ground or vcc. If you don't mind me asking, how can an arduino be used to see what's going on at a binary and/or assembly code level? If you wish to read a little more about the charging of the Alto, see the Battery Life and charging section. Whether you want the customization of the Vuse Alto or the powerful battery of the Vuse Vibe, we’ve got you covered. On the flipsidewe each have a number of tastes we do not especially care for. The Vuse Alto boasts of a 350 mah battery that can last one day to a day and a half depending on how often it is used. Along with the hit is really strong. Apparently (statted on the vuse website) the "SmartMemory" chip recieves data from the unit while you are using it, and this is how it gets the data for how to modify the volatge to the coil so your hit is consisnt. The Vuse Alto is pod mod which beginners and seasoned users will appreciate. Ups for this project. Weak Battery. Inspired design. Mixed Berry: A natural tasting fruit taste that tart than sweet. They're the closest you can get to cigarettes in size and shape. There are a couple of drawbacks to use this device too. Note: to obtain a kit which has all you need, be sure to obtain the complete kit and not the Power Unit. The Vuse Vibe is a draw device that’s good for those who are searching for a very affordable and mobile vape. By entering this site, you are certifying that you are a tobacco consumer that is 21 years of age or older. But I'm not sure yet if this was caused by my mistake of cutting the red led first and having to repair connection by jumping it with solder. The body has a design that has no sharp edges, and also how there is a interior put together is what makes this apparatus distinctive. WARNING: This product contains nicotine. The pods cost $13.49 for a two-pack. Vuse Alto pods that are non-refillable and might hold 1.8 ml of e-juice that is warmed by 1.1 ohm coils that use ceramic wicking. If you’re experiencing performances with your pods or Alto generally, call: 1-800-61VUSE. There’s barely any difference apart from draw strength. Looks like 99% of my tools are still packed up in off-site storage, so this project is going to be on hold for anywhere from a week to a month, depending on how quickly I get settled in my new apartment. Still doing plenty of research but there's not much new to add until I get my hands on a logic analyzer and my Hakko iron, the cheap RatShack firestarter I've got isn't going to cut it working on this I don't think..mostly cause the tip is already destroyed from plenty of other projects I've had to do with it. One moe thing is that vuse alto. Mainly because I travel a lot and don't want to carry around my cloud machine. But this comes as at the cost of getting you extra portability. degrements the counter in the "smart memory" chip. If you do, you will have to purchase a new one through Vuse. ... All Alto flavors come in 1.8%, 2.4% and 5% nicotine options. In order to disable the counter, you need to take the top plastic part off of the end of the Battery. Im going to continue looking for solution myself. Project owner will be notified upon removal. Together, the two pods should last four to six days, which should be suitable for the budgets of most people. The matter is the magnets are really weak. All-in all, this is a fantastic pod, and there are not any regrets on this conclusion for trying it out. Become a member to follow this project and never miss any updates, About Us The Vuse Alto is pod mod which beginners and seasoned users will appreciate. I haven't seen anyone else wiht this problem. In our opinion, it is actually stronger than the JUUL, even though it’s less cigarette, the Alto pods consume 45 mg nicotine as well as the JUUL is in the mid-50s. Getting started with the Alto needs more work to start the package than to get started vaping. So I also read elsewhere from a more informed source that noted he hadn't tried this method but heard about and circled the white led on a pic as the one to disable so he thought. It utilizes QuietDraw™ technology that makes for noise-free drags each time it’s used. Im sure there has to be a way to make your own cartridge add-on that bypasses the code. The pods hold 1.8 ml of e-juice. Apply's voltage to the coils. Users should have no issues with the battery and shredder coming apart unintentionally. Doing this will allow you to have unlimited puffs and be able to refill your carts with vape juice. The Alto’s extra battery life meshes well with the Alto’s much larger pod capacity. Failure to follow these instructions could result in serious injury. Sign Up. The Vuse Alto is a vape bridge made by Vuse, a subsidiary of the R.J. Reynolds tobacco company. The first thing users will notice when they take the Vuse Alto from its package is how ergonomically designed it’s. If you're going to spend money on an e-cig, go buy an EVOD system for $30 and spend another $10 on … All you have to do is look at the circuit board where the white and red LEDs are. I also found attaching the chip in backwards results in the 3.37v being pulled stright to ground. The Juul has eight flavours whilst the Alto only has four. It retains more juice and is more affordable than the Alto, but it has got a nicotine strength. All Vuse Ciro product in one easy place! What I've figured out so far is that the battery won't even fire without a cartridge attached, it just blinks the led in a white/red pattern, so there's obviously some sort of communication going on between the chip inside the battery and the chip inside the cartridge. It’s a comparatively inexpensive, draw actuated device that beginner and also on the-go vapers should discover appropriate for their needs. Users should have no issues with the pod and battery coming apart accidentally. Apart from disposable vapes not being designed to be opened, another risk is wasting ejuice. Drop a pod in the magnetic box and then take a drag. i just gutted it and replaced with carto innards. What we think you will absolutely love about this device is the Quiet Draw feature since you can smoke anywhere unnoticed. When there is any issue with the Alto hit it’s the pods sometimes can hit hard or stop working. I use this with an APP on my phone and I can see the Battery Level and Puff Count. If i hit the battery on my desk a few times the light will come on and if i put a pod in, it hits. a member for this project? There are no shooting buttons because the draw of it triggered. The Vuse Alto boasts of a 350 mah battery that can last one day to a day and a half depending upon how frequently it’s used. The go ahead and plug it in to charge, and find the tiny led that is glowing, then you will need to take a razor blade and cut the light so it no longer works, Be careful as to not cut through the brown circle, you just want to nick the LED light so that it no longer works. At any rate, while this probably isn't a sustainable technique due to the potential for extra wear on the contacts, this should at least let someone get what they paid for out of a given cartridge. Will be be able to also charge your battery with no problems but the red light won't show its charging. Also, the company will not return the money if they find that the device and its pods have been used improperly. I like what your doing here. But, could an arduino theoretically be used to dump the code out of the MCU or even program an MCU? After it is put back together, it will leak, and the leakage could damage the battery. Customizable NRF24L01+ radio control for multiple vehicles (AKA making a 40 year old radio fly a quadcopter! Sadly, this all they’ve to offer. In order to disable the counter, you need to take the top plastic part off of the end of the Battery. The light fades out when the drag is complete, Green light turns off when charge is complete. Vuse alto is a problem and you might have to buy a new one. They are pod systems that are simple to use, but the Alto has many advantages. ), A wristband that helps me overcome my laziness, and has me get up and move a bit every 20 minutes, An experiment in group machine intellegence E-cigarettes and all the other kinds of vape gear now available contain various components. The full charge takes about 70 to 80 minutes. We do not know why this happens with Alto pods. Plus, all of our vapes boast a sleek, stylish design. It is sensible to wipe off the mouthpiece every so. Whether you're looking for the Ciro battery or need a couple of refill cartridges - you can find it here! The end that has the LED light. The Alto is very comparable to the JUUL. The Vuse Alto boasts of a 350 mah battery that can last one day to a day and a half depending on how often it is used. This is fortunate. We have contacted the Vuse call center and eventually become our bad pods replaced for free from charge. To charge the Alto battery, place the bottom of the device inside of the magnetic charge port on the charger cord and plug in the USB into a computer. Keeping this short email me for pics and step by step It’s gotten a lot of attention as of late because some reviewers believe that this kit outperforms the Juul. Vuse should consider adding a few more tastes to the arsenal. I did this with my arduino, I hooked the chip from the catridge directly to my arduino but it doesn't seem to do the same, as if it knows it's not the battery's mcu. Privacy Policy I'm guessing you gave up on this? So you finally got your hands on what seems to be the most popular open pod system on the market today, the Uwell Caliburn. The simplest method I've found is to disconnect the cartridge before the eeprom is written during a puff. Use very small sharpe cutting tool to cutt the middle hole making sure to not cutt any of the other ones. becomes unusable after some time and you might have to replace it. You can read a bit about it here, VUSE BATTERY MOD - DISABLE THE COUNTER in the BATTERY. Whenever the consumer takes a draw, she or he’ll hear no whistling, bubbling, or popping noises. We found If you like the idea of berry without the typical sweetness in juice, then you’re probably going to like this one. Read on to learn! On the top of the board look at the opposite end with out the cable. The Alto has a menu of four different tastes, and every taste pack comes along with 2 pods. If this became available I would definitely buy. There aren’t any temperature or control functions, and also the coils don’t have to be replaced or re-wicked. Fling is a simple system. Thanks for the encouragement, sadly I still haven't dug up my tools, think they're packed up off-site at the moment, so I can't really proceed much further until I sort my living situation. Sends valadation and puffs left to the power unit. It has sharp edges which make it a little uncomfortable to hold. It seems just like carrying a black and light and it costs $19.99 whilst the tanks opt for $9.99. In addition, there’s no manual. To run the device, charge it, insert the bunny, and then inhale. It has gotten a great deal of attention as of late because some reviewers believe this kit outperforms the Juul. The Vuse Alto charge time is faster, it’s cheaper, it has longer-lasting pods, a much more strong batterylife, and smoother edges, but one place in which the Juul beams is in the flavour department.