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Offline BuckSatan

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Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« on: May 23, 2012, 06:32:19 PM »
Ok, wondering if anyone else has ran into this problem. Started using a new ego-c atomizer last night with one of the old style batteries (can't be turned on and off by clicking 5 times). I noticed the atomizer getting pretty hot but it was vaping really well so didn't think much of it. This morning the battery I was using died so I switched it with one of the new style batteries (can be turned on and off) and it vaped once, then died. It was a completely charged battery. So I pulled out my other backup new style battery, vaped once, died. Tried my other backup old style battery and it works fine except getting really hot. I put the two new style batteries back on the chargers this morning before work, got home and tried them again with this atomizer, vaped once and dead. Both of them. The batteries are working fine with the old atomizer I was replacing, just not this new one.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012, 06:51:16 PM »
I think it's a bad atty. It's causing a short. Don't use that atty. Call TW. You don't want it to short out your old batteries.  The reason I think this is because it's happened to me before but my battery never came back on! Then tried it on my eGo-C battery and it acted dead until I charged it for a minute (the eGo-C has this as a short circuit prevention feature) then came back to.
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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012, 06:55:56 PM »
 :'( But it vapes like a beast with the old style batteries... Don't... want... to... give... it... up...

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 07:01:45 PM »
:'( But it vapes like a beast with the old style batteries... Don't... want... to... give... it... up...

Thats what I was thinking. The coil is very very low resistance (damaging low). Do you have a multimeter to test the atty?

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012, 07:04:07 PM »
Thats what I was thinking. The coil is very very low resistance (damaging low). Do you have a multimeter to test the atty?
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I do not. Sounds interesting...

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012, 07:13:18 PM »
Battery actually dies and has no charge in it - or doing a strange blinky blink and then no power at all?

(try one of the charged and suddenly dead batteries with another atty- clearo or whatever you have lying around)

Could be that the atty's coils are shorting as they glow? - causing the battery to go into safety cut off mode?

I have had my new syle 5 clicky battery go wonky after a failed attempt at rewinding a new coil on a C atty (using stainless mesh as a wick)
It presented a good 2ohms according to my multimeter - so plonked it on the battery - it glowed for a very short time and then the battery seemingly threw a wobbly and refused to do anything
Went through a few minutes of remorse - wondering what I would do now I bust the only "all day vaping" battery I have
I noticed it didnt light up or show any signs of life  - even without an atty screwed on

I chucked an unmolested carto on - clicked the button a few times rapidly and it all went back to normal and worked fine...eventually
I have put my experimental atty to one side after re measuring it gave odd fluctuating resistance readings and vowed not to try that again - till I have a "spare" battery that will not screw my life up for a few days if I did make it go bad whilst experimenting

I think I know where I went wrong and will revisit this...but not with my "everyday" battery..lol

If you have a multimeter - check the resistance of the suspect atty
If you are steady with the probes you could also check the batteries voltage before and after trying the dodgy atty
(I genuinely don't know if me panic pushing the button as if turning it off and on a few times made mine snap out of it - or wether it would have returned to full normal operation after a set ammount of time regardless)

I also find my C's cone gets chuffing hot - but then I do vape quite heavy
I think this is reasonably normal

Just had some nice long steady tokes and I measured the cone at 52 degrees c...uncomfortable to the touch for a while
Mine is a black one with the rubbery finish -my IR thermometer doesnt do shiney things too well so unable to get a good reading for the chromey threaded collar part of the atty base...but it does feel a little cooler in that area to the touch

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012, 07:20:45 PM »
Battery actually dies and has no charge in it - or doing a strange blinky blink and then no power at all?

(try one of the charged and suddenly dead batteries with another atty- clearo or whatever you have lying around)


The batteries do blink a few times before they die, I don't know if it's a safety mode or what, but they blink, die, and then won't work at all, even with another atty until I put them back on the charger for 10 to 20 minutes (until the light turns green :D  )

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2012, 07:28:13 PM »
Forgive me,but I'm not into all the electrical doings, but the C batteries have a safety circuit which stops them from shopping out, don't ask me how it works coz I don't know, but it seems the atty is shorting, so the C batteries safety circuit is cutting out the batteries power?

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2012, 07:28:54 PM »
Yup that's the safety feature. I'm afraid what I have told you is true. It's a dangerously low resistance atomizer. :(

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2012, 07:37:06 PM »
Yep I'm sure mine blinked then did nothing -  but it is a passthrough battery so maybe it was plugged in?...I genuinely cannot recall if it was
More than likely - as I know I was sat by the PC at the time - and if its close to a USB socket its usually tethered up

Only had mine actually run out of power on me the once - so its not something I'm that familliar with..LOL
I do see the LED change colour usually just after lunch - but it clings on long enough for me to get home and to the garuanteed safety of USB :-)
(so glad I got the 1000ma passthrough)

Worth metering the suspect atty to see if its a bad un
It's good that these batteries are short circuit protected...but do bear in mind that protection circuits cannot be relied on 100%
if that fails then bad things can happen - so maybe see if you can return the suspect one to exchange for another?

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2012, 07:47:47 PM »
It's good that these batteries are short circuit protected...but do bear in mind that protection circuits cannot be relied on 100%
if that fails then bad things can happen - so maybe see if you can return the suspect one to exchange for another?


Well I guess I can resist temptation to use it, I don't like the sound of "bad things can happen" lol
The atomizer is past its warranty though, I actually got it as a replacement for another bad atty, guess I should have tested it when I got it...

Thanks for all the advice!

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2012, 07:59:36 PM »
Grab yourself a cheap multimeter from eBay or try to find one in a store near you. They are great to have, if you receive a strip of atties you can test all at once for shorts without even using them. Saves time and money. ;)

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Re: Ego-c Atomizer Getting Really Hot
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2012, 02:44:54 AM »
Buck, this happened to me and it took me the longest time to figure it out.   It ended up being a bad atty.   Decided that a $5 atty was not worth fooling around with and possibly losing a battery to it!

 

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