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    Question hot battery/charger

    My ego battery and charger are HOT during/after charging. Is that normal? Or is my 6 week old battery dying already?
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    That depends; which part of the battery gets hot?

    A few cheap chargers can get warm, and transfer that heat to the battery's outer casing. Try cleaning the contact points, and if that doesn't fix it, just get a new/better charger.

    If it's the center part of the battery that gets hot, it means that it's heating up from the inside, and that means:
    stop using that battery right now. Your battery is damaged, and is about to fail, catastrophically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBen2k View Post
    That depends; which part of the battery gets hot?

    A few cheap chargers can get warm, and transfer that heat to the battery's outer casing. Try cleaning the contact points, and if that doesn't fix it, just get a new/better charger.

    If it's the center part of the battery that gets hot, it means that it's heating up from the inside, and that means:
    stop using that battery right now. Your battery is damaged, and is about to fail, catastrophically.
    Its a 900 mah ego. The whole entire battery and the charger get very hot. It took ten minutes for the battery to cool down so I'm assuming that's a bad thing.... ugh.... so now the chargers no good? I dont want to ruin my husbands battery using the same charger - right? Man o man. I am bummed. I don't wanna spend a fotune in a local shop for some knock off
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    Stop using both, immediately!

    You'll have to sort out which is bad; the charger, the battery, or both. There's no practical way to test a charger or battery, without a multimeter.

    If you don't have that tool, I'd just get a new battery and charger.

    Do you know the brand of battery/charger you have? Do you have a picture?
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    Agree get rid of that battery and get it out of your home. My first Ego charger was junk so when I purchased my Joye C-twist batteries I purchased the Joye charger and no problems at all with the charger getting hot or the batteries.


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    it was my apollo stuff... all from apollo - got it from Apollo and not local smoke shop selling Apollo stuff

    i am a bit freaked out by the warnings to get the battery out of the house and such ;-?
    e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/attachment.php?s=f3d09e3e1d876bdf077fcca4fbe65f11&attachmentid=255479&d=1380212294" id="attachment255479" rel="Lightbox_10810918" >hot battery/charger-img_20130926_091552.jpg
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    The charger looks like any generic 510/ego charger. Same for the battery.

    As long as the battery is cool, it'll be ok, but it's a tosser; don't use it.

    Time for some new gear!

    Thanks for sharing your story; this thread should be moved to "General Discussion".
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    Good news; your Apollo is still under warranty:
    Apollo Warranty
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBen2k View Post
    Stop using both, immediately!
    I second!!!! Don't take Big Bens advice lightly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBen2k View Post
    Good news; your Apollo is still under warranty:
    Apollo Warranty
    THANK YOU- i am contacting them now!
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