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Offline Steve Zebs

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Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:38:32 PM »

Hi Everyone
I have a Ego-C Mega Twist and have been very happy with it

Only problem now is the battery is not chargeing. it flashs 3 times when i conect it to the DCT and when I press the button it flashes 40 times indicating low bat.
but when I conect it to the charger the light stays green indicating its not charging.
Ive only had it 2 and a half months.

anyone else had this problem??

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 08:52:37 PM »
Have you tried cleaning the contacts on the charger and the battery?


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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 09:09:26 PM »
yes its the first thing I did

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 09:13:57 PM »
Have you tried giving the centre pin in the battery a little wiggle?


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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 10:54:07 PM »
Centre pin? Had a look at mine and not sure where abouts on the battery you mean.

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 11:05:40 PM »
OK look at the charging end of the battery, and in the middle you will see
a metal bit, not a pin exactly, but its the centre pole (for want of a better word)
If you have some thin nosed pliers, or even a straightened our paper clip, you
can give that centre pin (pole) a bit of a wiggle (of course please be gentle, you dont
want to end up with the centre pin in your pliers and not attached to the battery anymore!)
 sometimes this will raise it  just a mm or 2 to make it connect with the charger centre pin....
if thats what the problem is to start of course!  ::)
If that isnt the problem, then it wont charge.

The thing is sometimes, attys that we use can knock this centre pin in the battery
down by just a millimetre and then it wont charge....  ;)


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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2012, 10:47:28 AM »
OK look at the charging end of the battery, and in the middle you will see
a metal bit, not a pin exactly, but its the centre pole (for want of a better word)
If you have some thin nosed pliers, or even a straightened our paper clip, you
can give that centre pin (pole) a bit of a wiggle (of course please be gentle, you dont
want to end up with the centre pin in your pliers and not attached to the battery anymore!)
 sometimes this will raise it  just a mm or 2 to make it connect with the charger centre pin....
if thats what the problem is to start of course!  ::)
If that isnt the problem, then it wont charge.

The thing is sometimes, attys that we use can knock this centre pin in the battery
down by just a millimetre and then it wont charge....  ;)

Thank You
I got some small twisers and wriggled it up and up and up. but it didnt work. and when I wriggled it a bit more it poped out with a red wire. Luckly I was being careful.
Its shaped like a little plug so I pushed it back in a little, then screwed it to the charger so it would push it in the correct amout and the red light came on the charger

Thanks for the help guys
Job Done

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2012, 11:28:48 AM »
Problem again
shouldnt of posted so soon. lol
I should have left it on to charge a bit more.
I took it off for a quick test
and im back to square one. with the same problem.
did the same thing again but its not working this time ;(

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 11:58:24 AM »
I was worried when you said you had pulled the centre pin
out, I think you over wiggled it!  ???
I'm really not sure what else to suggest, I'm not so good with electrics.
Some one who has will no doubt be along soon with some suggestions ;)


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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 01:39:57 PM »
Don't the battery's for the ego c have a 3 month warranty? Might be worth asking TW for a exchange or repair

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 01:54:02 PM »
28 day guarantee .... although it does say that the expected lifespan is 2-3 months.

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 02:01:02 PM »
2-3 months? not long a lifespan for a battery, guess it must be the hammering they take?

Thank you  Ceekay for the info on the pin  :)

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2012, 02:06:55 PM »
2-3 months? not long a lifespan for a battery, guess it must be the hammering they take?

Thank you  Ceekay for the info on the pin  :)

You don't need to pull the pin, just a very small wiggle, and it normally does it enough
to adjust the centre pin so it connects.


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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2012, 07:05:18 PM »
28 day guarantee .... although it does say that the expected lifespan is 2-3 months.

Ahhhh I see.

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2012, 12:17:50 AM »
2-3 months? not long a lifespan for a battery, guess it must be the hammering they take?

I think that goes back to the pre tornado days, with the Super, Mini and Titan batts which would have to be recharged several times a day.....batteries should be good for 300 + charge cycles before performance drops too much.

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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2012, 04:49:49 PM »
i have the same type of problem only sometimes it works then it goes back to this verry same problem i have tryed eveything it seems to me there is a loose connection inside the battery mine has only lasted me about a month an a half
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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2012, 04:52:49 PM »
my problem has been fully posted in the tornado page entiteld twist problem
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Re: Ego-C Mega Twist battery wont charge
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2013, 06:48:11 PM »
I just started having this same problem also.   Wiggled the battery pin, still nothing.  This is about month 3 with this twist battery, with light use, always sitting on my desk.  Sad as it is, I can't afford to drop $35 and wait a week for a replacement either.  Guess i'll just warn my wife that I'm going to be unpleasant, and quit.

Edit; Just found an old 510 usb passthrough, and to my delight, the ego-C atty setup will screw onto it. Now to just find a usb adapter for my car...
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