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    I have an eGo and while changing Atty's this morning I noticed that there was some wetness on the center post of the battery. Since I drip, I thought, Ok too much juice once. So I got a q-tip and cleaned the inside.

    While doing this, I noticed that I got some black "stuff" off of the threads. I cleaned all this stuff off and put it all back together and actually got better vaper. I think this is because the "black stuff" was creating a resistance on the negative side thus the battery was not putting out the same voltage to the atty as it should.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Is it just tarnish from the brass? Wha'ts up dudes and dudettes!?

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    I always Q-Tip the battery so it stays nice and clean, especially before putting it on the charger. This is the only way I've ever cleaned my eGo batteries too and I've had them for months now.
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    I agree with the big boss, Ms. Bella..Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol does the trick!!
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    I think if you q-tip out the inside of your eGo cone you will find the same "black stuff".

    Allthought it could be tarnish from the center post. It is more likely un-vaped juice that has come from your atomizer or cartomizers. It could also be some residual oil that was not removed after the tapping of the connector threads.

    I like to swab out ALL my batteries about once every 2 weeks or so. A little rubbing alcohol on a q-tip works wonders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bella Luce View Post
    I always Q-Tip the battery so it stays nice and clean, especially before putting it on the charger. This is the only way I've ever cleaned my eGo batteries too and I've had them for months now.
    Quote Originally Posted by domino38 View Post
    I agree with the big boss, Ms. Bella..Q-tip and some rubbing alcohol does the trick!!
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    Yup! Folks aren't quite sure what it is, but it is not related to dripping. They just call it black gunk. Yes it will cause interference with the exchange of electrons.

    The above mentioned maintenance procedure needs to be carried out weekly on battery mods, where the case is used as the negative pole.

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    I do this every time I go to charge my eGo batt.
    I take a Q-tip and go around the inside threads where the atty attaches to. I use a clean, dry q-tip and use it about 3 or 4 times.That is about every 2 days I start with a new one..
    I only use the alcohol on the charger threads and the threads of the batt if I had any juice go in there.
    The black you see is actually the "dead" electrons that have been deposited to the threads and they can cause either damage, faulty atty problems (less vapor) and may even killthe batt and atty prematurely.
    I NEVER use the alcohol on the atty threads at all.
    I only squeeze the atty thread between a paper towel and use my finger nail to try to 'push' the paper towel into the atty threads to clean them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stubear62 View Post
    ... The black you see is actually the "dead" electrons that have been deposited to the threads and they can cause either damage, faulty atty problems (less vapor) and may even killthe batt and atty prematurely. ...
    "Dead" Electrons ??? I didn't know that electrons were even alive let alone could die. I wonder if good electrons go to heaven? And if so, were do agnostic electrons go when they die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoiDman View Post
    "Dead" Electrons ??? I didn't know that electrons were even alive let alone could die. I wonder if good electrons go to heaven? And if so, were do agnostic electrons go when they die?

    The River Styx?

    Glad someone asked this question,, i thought i just had dirty batt threads all the time....
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    Perhaps US and Australian eGo users could arrange to exchange PVs annually. The periodic change in polarity would ensure that the dead electrons do not accumulate. This is what is known as "alternating current" and is the only way we are able to have continuous electricity in our homes.
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    Brass O X I D A T I O N, not "dead" electrons.
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