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The LAVATUBE (Device Only)

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The LAVATUBE (Device Only)


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Variable Voltage Vaping at it's finest. The LAVATUBE from Volcanoecigs is the highest powered eCig we offer and can be configured to vape with anywhere from 3 to 6 volts of power! This device is perfect for advanced vapers who are looking to get full control of their vaping experience. This device is not for the faint of heart nor the inexperienced!


This product has been discontinued. Please see our new products here.

Variable Voltage Vaping with Volcano.

Say hello to the fourth device offering from Volcanoecigs...the LAVATUBE! It's time to kick your vaping into high gear! The all new LAVATUBE is a specially designed variable voltage electronic cigarette that provides you with anywhere from 3 to 6 volts of vaping power with the easy click of a few buttons. Our team spent many months designing this device and there are many cool features and tech specs that separate the LAVATUBE from the herd:

LAVATUBE Features:

  • Aluminum body
  • 1- power button
  • 1- voltage up button
  • 1- voltage down button
  • 1- activation button
  • 1- LCD screen, which shows the current voltage the device is set on.
  • 1- 510 threaded connection
  • 1- vented removable end cap w/ spring for battery tension
  • Uses 1- AW IMR High Drain18650 LiMN battery

Tech Specs:

  • Selectable voltage from 3v to 6v in 0.1v increments
  • Power on/Off Button - hold the button down for 5 seconds to turn the device on, hold the button again for 5 seconds to turn the device off.
  • + Button: On press, increases voltage by .1 increments between 3volt and 6 volt. When you reach 6 volts, the user starts back at 3 volts
  • - Button: On press, decreases voltage by .1 increments between 3volt and 6 volt. When you reach 3 volts, the user starts back at 6 volts
  • + and – Button: Press and hold both buttons for five second to disable the + and – button, locking the device on the voltage it is currently set at.
  • Regulated output which keeps the voltage the same with each puff - regardless of the remaining battery power. As the battery drains, the device will keep the voltage consistent.
  • If the activation button is held down for 10 seconds or longer, the LAVATUBE will shut itself off until the button is released. To prevent overheating the atomizer and the device.
  • Short Circuit/Atomizer Protection. The LAVATUBE can recognize an atomizer with too low of a resistance for the current voltage setting and will drop the voltage to 3.7v to protect both the battery and atomizer. If the atomizer is too low or shorted out it will shut off power to the device to protect the LAVATUBE from being damaged.
  • Reverse Battery Protection – Protects the device in case you put the battery in the device backwards
  • Battery Monitoring/Over-Discharge Protection – The device will monitor the battery voltage and automatically turn off when the battery is discharged, preventing damage to the battery by overly depleting it.
  • Battery Voltage Meter. The LAVATUBE has a voltage meter built in, simply press the red power button 7 times and it will display the voltage of the battery for a few seconds. This way you can monitor the power left in the battery before it needs to be recharged. 18650 batteries provide 4.2v at peak charge and over the life of the battery that voltage will decrease to about 3.3v level before needing to be recharged.  This will help you monitor the life cycle of the battery. The LCD screen will flash when the battery needs to be recharged, and will stop powering the device.
  • Amperage Limiting to 2.5 amps – The device should monitor and shut itself off if it detects any excessive over-current conditions.
  • Vent hole on the bottom of the device for added safety

Special LAVATUBE Warranty Information:

  • The LAVATUBE unit will include a 1 Year Limited Warranty against any manufacturing defects from the date of purchase.  We only reccomend that you use the AW IMR High Drain 18650 LiMN Rechargeable Batteries that we sell.  However, feel free to use any 510 threaded atomizer you may have as long as it has a resistance rating of atleast 1.5 ohm.  For the best performance, we strongly recommend an atomizer with 3.0 ohm of resistance or greater to enjoy the full range of voltage settings the LAVATUBE offers.

Warning: This device has been tested and should only to be used with Authentic "AW IMR 18650 1600mah batteries". For safety reasons, please do not use this product with any other batteries sold by other vendors. 

For more information on how to use and care for this device, we encourage you to check out the forum for more information.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall
    Buy this
    Review by Limbermindon 10/9/12
    Hey all,

    Will make effort to keep this short and geared towards folks just starting out.

    My first E-Cig was a Blu Cig premium product. It served me well, but within 60 days it became clear to me that the Blu line was not for folks looking for an analog replacement.

    I smoke(d) a lot of analogs, and the Blu was just not up to feeding my urge for a true cigarette replacement. That being said, I would tell anyone to start with a similar product as it's a great way to get acclimated to electronic cigarettes.

    Once you've determined how your habit needs to be fed you may find yourself looking for something that truly delivers an experience that matches a traditional cigarette.

    The Lava Tube is it. Go ahead...drop the coin required to get this. It will be a fraction of what you'd spend on analogs in three weeks anyways.

    Volcano is a growing company; keep this in mind.

    I could go on and on about this. Really. Go watch the videos and school up.

    Get the starter kit, a couple of E-liquids, 7ml Tube Tank, and a few extra cartomizers for said tank.


    Happy Customer

  • Works pretty good
    Review by Davidon 7/31/12
    Worked perfect out of the box (plastic baggy) it came shipped in. Would be much nicer if this came in some sort of packaging and instructions.

    My LT had some blemishes on the top cap and tube, but those are minor things.

    After about a week of use, the fire button started getting stuck. I quickly contacted CS and they had a pre-paid shipping label to me straight away. The day before I was going to ship it out, the button fixed itself and have not had the problem again. Their CS was exceptional and cannot say enough about them.

    Just a FYI, just remember to use single coil cartos if you like to vape at voltages above 3.7v. The safety mechanism kicks in if a DC carto is inserted and will default to 3.7v.
  • Great devise!
    Review by bruceon 7/31/12
    Bottom line...this is a great devise. I first used the original inferno and would use it occasionally but could not live with out my pack of cigarettes. Purchased a tank tube for the inferno to see if there was any difference. Big difference but not enough for me to stop smoking cigarettes. It did though reduce the amount of cigarettes I would smoke in a day, from a pack a day to maybe half a pack. Kind of hesitant and unsure if any ecig will help kick the habbit I gave it one last shot and purchased the Chrome Lava tube with the chrome tube tank (chrome tube tank better then the black in my opinion, it is easier to seal once liquid is added on the bottom where it twists on.) and to my suprise I haven't had or craved for a cigarette for a couple of weeks. For someone like me I was impressed. I have half a carton of cigarettes that is untouched in the closet. Choice of flavor is Menthol Burst, add a couple drops of Hula Punch or Pineapple Punch i'm gtg. Using the 1.5 ohm dual coil cart instead of the 3.0 ( I have both) for more vapor at 4.0 - 4.5, any higher the liquid/vapor gets hot. Second battery that way i'm always charged up. Overall, this ones the winner!!
  • Can't go wrong
    Review by Thomas Con 7/24/12
    I'm goin on 1 yr w/ my LT. The best various volt. I'm gonna get another.
  • Amazing
    Review by Joshon 7/23/12
    I have been using an Inferno on the go and a 5v box mod at home. My inferno is still on deck but I will never use the 5v again. With this I can use my entire arsenal of cartos and atties and dial in the voltage for the best flavor. Sure a provari might be nice but I cant see how it would be any better than this. Function and form, vaping nirvana!
  • The chrome lavatube
    Review by Donon 5/25/12
    It is the best of all the other famous named mods. Not just volcano's web site , but other web site as well. the looks the feel the touch. Very strong build. If you are thinking of getting one, think no longer. you will not regret it.
  • The chrome lavatube
    Review by Donon 5/13/12
    Not enough words can be described as to how well it it constructed, the feel of it, the looks of it, the performance of it. I like the vape I get with my new red tube tank with 16 mg of the blue water punch. also love how the top of the chrome lavatube is made compared to the other models. compared to the provari I would rather have this one.get one before they are all gone
  • second review
    Review by Hawaiianvapor808on 5/12/12
    I had the Lavatube for awhile now fiddling with the tech issues in the beginning, after that it was pretty awesome vapes...the Chrome Tube is where is at... with the 3.0 ohm cartos for a full spectrum of vape. Lavatube chrome, can't lose...just get extra Cartos... those things last about a week depending how you vape...
  • I prefer it to my Provari
    Review by melissaon 5/8/12
    I grab this before my Provari. I ordered this when I had to send my Provari in for repairs, after I got it back I continued to use the lavatube. It's lighter, it doesn't break the atomizer when I drop it & it doesn't damage my hard wood floors when I drop it ( I drop things a lot). I recently had a problem with the button so I sent it back & within the week I received a new one. Customer service was excellent. Great product at less than 1/2 the price!
  • I LOVE this thing!
    Review by Karenon 4/29/12
    I didn't realize how much I loved it, until the last four days. It stopped working four days ago, and I had to go back to regular cigarettes, because I didn't have a backup device. Low and behold, after contacting customer support (who responded VERY quickly), I discovered it was just two bad atomizers. I just tried another atomizer, and it is back working. Lesson learned - you can run into more than one bad atomizer in a row AND I better get a second device, in case it ever REALLY stops working.
  • A MUST have
    Review by Wilon 3/7/12
    Got my lavatube Monday and wow. Love my inferno, but WOW. What a great mod. Get it, you wont be disappointed. Another great Volcano product!
  • Awesome device
    Review by roberton 3/5/12
    Got my lavatube today I love it my juice is taisting a lot better and it blows plums on vapor
  • Love it !!
    Review by Chuck (Bosco)on 2/22/12
    I have spent a lot of money , and I mean a lot of money ! Just ask my wife ! Finally talked her into letting me get the Lavatube and what an amazing tool this is ! I have been vaping for alittle over a year now . was a 2 pack a day smoker (Newports) havent craved a cigarette since i started vaping I am making my own juices now ! I love it ! and I have to say thank you to my wonderful wife Donna ! will be buying more equipment from Volcano cigs very soon! thanks again Chuck (Bosco)
  • No turning back
    Review by Dougon 2/19/12
    The Lava Tube is by far above and beyond what I had expected. I went from smoking 3 to 3 1/2 pack of cigarettes a day down to no cigarettes a day on my first tank. I use 36mg juice and by being able to adjust the voltage makes the Lava Tube the most amazing ecig i have ever tried. I have used the Ego-T with many adaptations of cartomizers and add-ons. I would suggest to anyone who asks to go with the Lava Tube. Save your money on purchasing other brands. This is the one. Lava Tube is TOP OF THE LINE. I work in the petroleum industry and drive for a living. Trust me when I say you will not be disappointed. WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT.
  • The Best!
    Review by Mitchellon 2/8/12
    I have owned the Magma and the inferno.. Both where amazing ecig's. But by far this is the best ecig I have ever owned in my life! The flavor is amazing and the ability to control the voltage is a huge plus. If you get this then I recommend the tube tank for sure. The only thing that would help is a instruction paper on how to set it up, but i found plenty on youtube. I feel like I get my nicotine with this better than ever. A++
  • Great Mod, Get One!
    Review by Ed (RIVapor)on 1/30/12
    Like all the other reviewers mentioned, this is a great mod. I've had mine for 2 days and haven't put it down. My Provari might be getting jealous. It's a little lighter than the Provari and I like the fire button better. It's also simpler to change the voltage. I've been vaping for a year and this is the best purchase yet. Thanks Volcano! Amazing Product, now Order one!
  • Works great
    Review by Jacobon 1/26/12
    Works great. The only issue I have with it is the activation button constantly likes to stick...I worry that I'll burn out an atomizer if I'm not careful. I won't let my friends use it for this reason.

    I thought it'd be a little heavier from the pictures but it's pretty lightweight. Very comfortable to hold. I've been preferring around 4 volts throughout the day, mornings I prefer it a little lower at around 3.6-3.8 but I'm still getting my preferences set.

    It shipped amazingly fast, it was in the hands of FedEx the day I placed the order and I've had it for 2 days now.

    9/10 just fix the activation button in the next version unless it's just my device. Another cool idea I had was that to change the voltage you could make the top "wheel" by where the atomizer screws in a slipwheel to turn to change the voltage, it's something apple would likely do if they made eciggs.
  • Love this thing
    Review by Johnon 1/25/12
    I recieved my LT two days ago and havent been able to put it down. This is my first PV but i have not found it difficult to use at all. Also great i havent even been tempted to smoke an analog since i got it. Large clouds, great taste, and love the button, a nice click when i press it. My friend thats been a long time vaper tried it today and loved it. Said he will probably order one tonite! Recommend for sure! Oh and super fast shipping, ordered 7am saturday, fedex guy at my door 9am monday
  • The LT is Vapetastic!
    Review by Katja aka WomanOfHearton 1/21/12
    I got my LT back in December when they were first released. Here it is, almost the end of January and I haven't even touched my other mods. This thing rocks and it's my favorite mod! I thought I would never own a VV until this baby came out. Sure, it doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the ProVari, but this is STILL one helluva great entry level mod. I can highly recommend this to anyone looking at getting a VV.
  • Awesomeness!
    Review by Charleson 1/7/12
    Received mine yesterday and haven't put it down. I'm using it with the 7ml tubetank on it and just ordered the 4ml tubetank as well. Great battery life...still on the first charge after 30+ hours of constant use. I love the variable voltage, I can always tune in to the sweet spot for a perfect vape. I turn it up a little after a meal when I want a stronger throat hit, and lower it in the morning when I want it softer and smoother. I'll be ordering another color very soon. Easy to fill, adjust and use. EXTREMELY satisfied and highly recommended for anyone that wants complete control over their vaping experience.
  • i love my tube
    Review by roberton 1/6/12
    i have purchased many kits in the past including 5 v diy mods. this unit surpasses them. its a great device that does exactly what it states. i have no problems changing volts on the fly and with my tube tank it runs all day and all night long...it is a little wider than i was used to but it actually makes it easier for me to hold. now for the button. i love the vape button. on other units it really ended up hurting me, but with my tube i am vaping all day with out nintendo thumb... only con is i noticed like others have posted that the 510 connecter is placed slightly crooked. do i like that. no is it a big enough concern that i will return it or be dissatisfied with purchase no. i see it as purely cosmetic and doesnt affect my tank performance at all... i would like to note it so future qa will correct this assembly error i would like to see a perfect product. i believe i am as happy with this product as a provari.

    thanks volcano team.
  • great device
    Review by stevenon 1/3/12
    I got 2 of theses they work well smaller then i thought they would be.they do react different to low res and dual coils but still vape nice realy like them with a plain old carto the shipping was great.
  • Awesome!!
    Review by ryan on 12/30/11
    I have had my lava tube for 3 days now, and absolutely love it!!! I don't think I will need to buy any more mods because this one is perfect for me and suits my needs amazingly!!! If you are into e cigs but don't like the normal cig looking vape, this is the best pv your money can buy in my opinion :) I have been stupid and wasted my money on other pv's and wish that I had just got this one first, oh well trial and error I always say. So if you don't buy this one I believe strongly that you will be wasting your money and will come to this one over time lol HAPPY NEW YEAR ( mine is going to be very happy with my new lava tube)
  • Game Changing Device
    Review by Solarixon 12/28/11
    This is my first "Mod style" device and it was worth the wait to get it from Volcano (I got in on the pre-order). Since I moved away from analogs in Feb 2011, I have been enjoying every device I have purchased from Volcano, and this is no exception.

    The massive battery life, and ability to dial in my voltage to control vapor production has been amazing. I find that no matter which atomizer system I try out, I always end up going with a bridged atty and dripping (Carts on the OG Volcano, Tanks on the Inferno, Tube Tank on the LavaTube)

    On the LT, I actually prefer the Magma atty's but have to remember to keep it very wet.

    The mod itself is top quality and built solid. My only complaint is that the firing button works about 95% of the time. No biggie IMHO as if I don't feel it producing vapor, I just let off, retry and it fires as it should.

    You will not find a device of this quality anywhere near this price point from someone else. Volcano does it again and it is a home run.
  • Awesome device 5million stars
    Review by ryan on 12/27/11
    I just got it today and I cant put it diwn!! I never imagined vaping could be this amazing! If you don't buy it you will totally miss out on an excellent vape!! I love it!!
  • Nice Mod!
    Review by Michaelon 12/21/11
    I had to have this PV. I have two others, they are great. You have to change batts to change voltage though. Changing voltage with the ease of pushing buttons is the way to go. There are others that you can turn a wheel but they do not a have a wide variance of voltage. This one is state of the art, and does not have that high price tag.
  • If You Dont Have One, Get One!
    Review by Roberton 12/21/11
    I own several mods and the LT is my favorite, by far! Its very easy to use and performs perfectly! Great, long lasting battery, I just ordered the silver one! This thing is awesome!!
  • Order it NOW...
    Review by Michaelon 12/20/11
    Don't even think about it.....Order it now.....It will simplify your vaping experience to a new level...no more worrying which device to purchase....For the price, NOTHING can touch it......
  • Wow!
    Review by Jeremyon 12/20/11
    Awesome review Shado thanks! I gots ta get me one when Volcano gets more....Variable Volt=Brilliant+happy vaping.
  • Definately worth getting!
    Review by HARUon 12/18/11
    I currently own the Magma and Inferno. They both are great. Now the wait has paid off, I now have the LavaTube which is absolutely awesome. I also have the tube tanks that make it more appealing. Overall, I love it. The best ecig I got, nice design and lightweight device.
  • Works as expected
    Review by Chrison 12/18/11
    Works great, decent build quality, and no issues within the first 24 hours.

    The atomizer that comes with the kit is actually pretty nice. When I received the package, I instantly debridged the atomizer and get loads of flavor/TH. The atomizer reads 3 ohms, so it's good for the whole range of the LavaTube. My only complaint was mine had what appeared to be scratches on the unit and some dust under the LCD cover, but a quick cleaning with some polishing compound and an air compressor turned it into a perfect looking unit.

    The batteries are indeed genuine AW IMR's and work great.

    I can't wait to see what this thing will do with the LT atty once my drip shield comes in.
  • must have...
    Review by danteoftheinfernoon 12/12/11
    This product is excellent. My only real complaint is that i didn't have this sooner. It is really user friendly, looks sexy, long battery life. It is much smaller than i imagined it to be when i first saw the pictures. I am constantly chain vaping this at home with a 7ml tubetank on it. I love it and would recommend it to anyone who has a bit of experience.
  • This will change the way you vape!!!
    Review by Shadoon 12/12/11
    The LT is a great device..I have several right now and will be getting a few more when more colors are available.
    I have other mods, and this has pretty much become my main go to gear for quite some time.
    It is very easy to use, is light weight, looks great, works as it supposed to.
    Variable volt vaping is the new Vapolicious!!! and is a permanent part of the Vape Train and Shado Zen!!! ;-)