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    At least twice a week I clean the connectors on all batteries and attys that are in use. E liquid builds up and gunks up and just totally messes with the contacts.

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    Aaaah yes… Oxidation

    The subtle interaction of Oxygen and reactive Metals. Bane to the common man and the source of endless conversation among Metallurgy instructors. When will a civilized world ever rid themselves of this age old scourge?

    Although it would be easy to pin the blame for the eGo’s Black Gunk on a Redox reaction, I don’t think that is the culprit. In that, the Oxides that are formed on the surface of a reactive or semi-reactive metal when brought in contact with Oxygen and water have extremely strong bonds to the underlying substrate. These bonds are not easily broken by the mere rubbing of a mild mannered Q-Tip.

    No, I think there is a Deeper, more Sinister cause to the appearance of this Black Gunk.

    Is it possible that the Vaporization and subsequent Inhalation of e-Juice is not a 100% efficient process? Could there be residual vapor deposited on the battery connector during the vaping cycle? Could such a residue contain cantenated Hydrocarbon chains? And then this residual vapor acquire airborne particulates and then collect on the battery connector and it’s threads?

    Possibly. Or there could be a simpler reason such as Witchcraft or Modern Day Alchemy.

    But if I am ever on Jeopardy and the answer comes up “Black Gunk on a E-Cig Battery Connector.” I’m going to say. “What is Un-Vaped e-Juice Alex?”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoiDman View Post
    Aaaah yes… Oxidation

    The subtle interaction of Oxygen and reactive Metals. Bane to the common man and the source of endless conversation among Metallurgy instructors. When will a civilized world ever rid themselves of this age old scourge?

    Although it would be easy to pin the blame for the eGo’s Black Gunk on a Redox reaction, I don’t think that is the culprit. In that, the Oxides that are formed on the surface of a reactive or semi-reactive metal when brought in contact with Oxygen and water have extremely strong bonds to the underlying substrate. These bonds are not easily broken by the mere rubbing of a mild mannered Q-Tip.

    No, I think there is a Deeper, more Sinister cause to the appearance of this Black Gunk.

    Is it possible that the Vaporization and subsequent Inhalation of e-Juice is not a 100% efficient process? Could there be residual vapor deposited on the battery connector during the vaping cycle? Could such a residue contain cantenated Hydrocarbon chains? And then this residual vapor acquire airborne particulates and then collect on the battery connector and it’s threads?

    Possibly. Or there could be a simpler reason such as Witchcraft or Modern Day Alchemy.

    But if I am ever on Jeopardy and the answer comes up “Black Gunk on a E-Cig Battery Connector.” I’m going to say. “What is Un-Vaped e-Juice Alex?”.


    Jesus zoiDman, put down the PV, willya?

    And, my votes for Witchcraft Alex....
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    Sorry Domino38, But you didn't phrase your answer in the form of a question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoiDman View Post
    Aaaah yes… Oxidation

    The subtle interaction of Oxygen and reactive Metals. Bane to the common man and the source of endless conversation among Metallurgy instructors. When will a civilized world ever rid themselves of this age old scourge?

    Although it would be easy to pin the blame for the eGo’s Black Gunk on a Redox reaction, I don’t think that is the culprit. In that, the Oxides that are formed on the surface of a reactive or semi-reactive metal when brought in contact with Oxygen and water have extremely strong bonds to the underlying substrate. These bonds are not easily broken by the mere rubbing of a mild mannered Q-Tip.

    No, I think there is a Deeper, more Sinister cause to the appearance of this Black Gunk.

    Is it possible that the Vaporization and subsequent Inhalation of e-Juice is not a 100% efficient process? Could there be residual vapor deposited on the battery connector during the vaping cycle? Could such a residue contain cantenated Hydrocarbon chains? And then this residual vapor acquire airborne particulates and then collect on the battery connector and it’s threads?

    Possibly. Or there could be a simpler reason such as Witchcraft or Modern Day Alchemy.

    But if I am ever on Jeopardy and the answer comes up “Black Gunk on a E-Cig Battery Connector.” I’m going to say. “What is Un-Vaped e-Juice Alex?”.
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoiDman View Post
    Sorry Domino38, But you didn't phrase your answer in the form of a question.
    Damn.
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    I'm going to have to agree with zoiDman. I just received my new eGo batteries
    and cones. no gunk so it isn't machining oil. If it were "dead elctrons" I would think, you wouldn't see it on the threads of the cone as no electricity passes through that area. I vote for unvaped juice.

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    Great reminder to clean the batteries , I got lazy and needed to read this again.

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    Brass oxidizes, and the surface will look black. The oxidation wipes off with a tissue due to the mild abrasive nature of paper. If what comes off has a green hue to it, it's an oxide of copper (present in brass) and possibly of zinc, also part of the brass alloy.

    If I had juice turning black on my battery threads, I'd be questioning my use of that juice.
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    Metal rubbing metal also contributes to the gunk. Very fine particulates. Q-tip often to keep things clean.
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