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    Default Leaving the pass through plugged in?

    2 part question:

    1) Has anyone had any issues with leaving the whole unit, atomizer, cartridge and pass through plugged into the usb power source for extended periods, even over night?

    2) Has anyone had any issues with leaving just the pass through only connected to the usb power source for extended periods, even over night?

    I just got mine yesterday and would rather learn from other peoples mistakes instead of my own.

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    I never unplug mine....and leave it with all parts attached unless I am taking off the atomizer and cart to put on my stand alone pen. I've been using it since mid Nov.

    But I'm sure others do it differently.

    Lu

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    I'm afraid of the switch failing, which some here have reported. I am not electrically inclined so I'm not sure what the ramifications could be, but I figure I'm not going to risk my $800 Chinese product to a $15 Chinese product. LOL! There's no reason to not unplug it so that's what I do when I'm not sitting here.

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    I bought a USB portable power block for mine so I can vape anywhere with it and I never take it off unless I need to recharge the power block. I get 2 full days of heavy vaping with the usb battery block before the block needs recharging and a much stronger hit. Goodbye batterys!!

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    mines been plugged in straight for well over a week, and no problems, though the pc does shut down at night. i have that atomizer dedicated to the usb, so the whole thing hasnt been unplugged since i got it.id say it pretty safe. seems to me that it would be like saying you should unplug your keyboard and mouse every day

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    Quote Originally Posted by GabbyD View Post
    I'm afraid of the switch failing, which some here have reported. I am not electrically inclined so I'm not sure what the ramifications could be, but I figure I'm not going to risk my $800 Chinese product to a $15 Chinese product. LOL! There's no reason to not unplug it so that's what I do when I'm not sitting here.
    The first time I used a USB passthough on my computer I got an error stating "USB Plug Overload" and quickly pulled it out--lucky no damage to my new computer--BUT no way was I going to try that again. That is why I ordered a USB Powerblock for 20 dollars. I know it has been stated on the forum that no reports of computers frying, but the passthough has no fuse in it and with the error message I got I am not risking it. Plus with the Power Block, I am not tethered to my computer for USB vaping.

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    I understand your concern Gabby

    I have a passthrough too and I had it plugged into my computer till my USB portable power pack arrived. I disconnected it at night, using the "safely remove hardware" tab at the bottom of screen. After doing it the first time, the tab dissappeared.

    I don't turn my comp. off every night (reboot) and it came back after I did, but I only use my portable or batteries from now on. I don't want to risk it either.

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    I leave mine plugged in all night .. no problems, or error msgs .. nada ...

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    To start with I unplugged mine every night and anytime I was away from the pc, then I got lazy and have left it in since, battery alone or the whole unit. PC is switched off at night after around 12 hours use during the day. All OK thus far.

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    Just keep her plugged in as you like! As long as the switch is fine there should be no problems and you can enjoy your ecig at all times ohhh yeaaa!

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