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Praxis v3 Metal Question


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Looking at getting a Praxis v3 Authentic in order to get around an issue involving the lock ring wearing out on my Vapetech Pegasus Clone allowing it to fire when sat down vertically even with the lock ring in the locked position. When I was able to find a site with them in stock, I noticed there are 3 metal options (Stainless, Brass, and Copper). I was curious as to if the differences in the metal makeup of the mod itself is purely aesthetic considering the buttons and switches are composed/plated of the same materials or if there are differences in the performance of the mod as well. Obviously, if the performance is different I will be going with the copper version, but if the differences are only in looks, I'm leaning more towards the Stainless version which would allow a wider assortment of RDA's that match along with keeping my hands from constantly smelling like pennies. I have absolutely loved my Pegasus, but the constant worry of the lock ring mechanism failing and the mod going off in my pocket or anywhere I set it down has led me to take a look at mods with recessed buttons and the Praxis's dual-action button looks like the way to go along with keeping voltage drop to as little as possible.

On a side note, I was curious about the button getting hot on the Praxis due to the firing button being spring-loaded rather than using magnets. My Munstro Mech button used to get too hot to press and I found a magnetic firing button fixed that issue.

Any info at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Short answer: Go with the copper.  It's more that just aesthetics.  If you're worried about your hand smelling pennies or the mod matching different RDA's then you can look into getting a wrap for it.  My $50 copper Arthas and Infected Zombie mods both put my $250 stainless Hyon Ruga to shame in terms of performance.

As far as the magnets vs the spring you might notice a difference.  The pin that makes contact with the battery is generally screwed directly into the button, so any heat being transferred to that pin will also be transferred to the button.  The main purpose of magnets vs. a spring is for a smoother button throw and return.  The magnets will also provide a smoother return to the non-firing position.  As silly as it sounds, even though the magnets will only be a fraction of a second faster, that quicker return to the non-firing position will have an effect on how much heat is being transferred.

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Short answer: Go with the copper.  It's more that just aesthetics.  If you're worried about your hand smelling pennies or the mod matching different RDA's then you can look into getting a wrap for it.  My $50 copper Arthas and Infected Zombie mods both put my $250 stainless Hyon Ruga to shame in terms of performance.

As far as the magnets vs the spring you might notice a difference.  The pin that makes contact with the battery is generally screwed directly into the button, so any heat being transferred to that pin will also be transferred to the button.  The main purpose of magnets vs. a spring is for a smoother button throw and return.  The magnets will also provide a smoother return to the non-firing position.  As silly as it sounds, even though the magnets will only be a fraction of a second faster, that quicker return to the non-firing position will have an effect on how much heat is being transferred.

Yeah, I decided to order the copper model when I get the chance next week, just to be on the safe side to make sure I get the best performance. Was curious if anyone had recommendations on good RDA's that are copper? Right now I'm using a copper mini Buddha (the 24mm version) and I couldn't be happier with it...for the longest time I thought, and was told, that the Twisted Messes and Twisted Messes Squared were the best RDA's, but the airflow I get with my mini Buddha puts the TM RDA's I've had to shame and was curious what other RDA's I might have dismissed and been wrong about. I use a .12 dual coil triple-strand parallel build which can get pretty hot, so, need the great airflow like my Buddha. I've heard mixed reviews about the X1...some say due to the low airflow holes it leaks horribly, but others say that concern has been addressed and fixed now, but if there are other copper RDA's I may not have heard of I'd love to hear about them

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