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    Okay, I received a Blu on Friday and have been using it almost a week. I havent smoked regular cigarettes since which is great. However, the 2 blu batteries dont seem to last for anything. Generally 2 uses at the most.

    It seems as though the batteries are continuously discharged while in the rechargeable pack even when unscrewed from the charging part. I open the pack and the blue lights on the batteries are on or flashing slowly as they sit in there and it seems to be draining their power.

    Does the blue light flashing quickly mean that the battery is dying?

    The usb charger never goes green to indicate a full charge. it is red for about 10 minutes and then it turns blue and this is when the battery is seemingly dead.

    The cartridges themselves are fine flavors okay, they do seems to get rather unflavored after having smoked about 4 cigarettes worth of a cartridge. Seems to bring a little throat irritation after a cartridge has reached this point.

    This is not a gripe. I do like it and want to continue to use an E Cig but I am not sure if this is the right brand. I just want to be able to have two charged batteries that will last through the day and not have to be waiting for a little charge on a lunch break so I can use it.


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    Hi, Matt!
    Listen, the thing with e-cigs is that the closer to an analog size, the shorter the battery life. So if you want more battery, and don't mind a bit of fiddling, then go with something like an ego. E-Liquid and Electronic Cigarette Shop - Category Listings has good ones fairly inexpensively.

    If size matters, then you might be happier with a model number kr808d-1. Try the volt. Smokeless Image | Only The Best Electronic Cigarette | Volt - Standard Starter Kit - Starter Kits teh 78mm (longer) Batteries last a quite bit longer than you are describing on the blu, and they sell pre-filled cartomizers that you don't have to fuss with if you don't wish to.

    Good luck, and we'll help all that we can!
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    By two uses do you mean like 20 puffs or 2 drags?? Those little batteries won't last more than an hour. The pcc could only be giving a partial charge as well. What it comes down to is blu has a poor track record to begin with. But those little batteries are really the worst there is for battery life. If you had a 510 batt or even better an 808 batt (both mini cig looking batts) you would get at least 2x the vape time. You bought the shortest battery life device you could. An 808 battery is a better bet. Like ember said, if you want a cig sized e cig, the Volt from smokeless image is what you want. Has a nice pcc too.

    If you don't want to worry about any charging during the day. Get a 1000mah ego and problem solved. I'd get one that also is a passthrough battery. Like THIS Now you will not have to worry. The looks of the tiny e cig are pretty until you use one. I use and like my 808 batts (same as volt) good luck

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    Been useing the Blue for 6 months, I'll share my experiance here.
    Quote Originally Posted by trophicod View Post
    It seems as though the batteries are continuously discharged while in the rechargeable pack even when unscrewed from the charging part. I open the pack and the blue lights on the batteries are on or flashing slowly as they sit in there and it seems to be draining their power.
    That is part of the Auto switch functioning. Anoying yes. LEDs don't use much electrisity, so if it is just lighting the LED no real harm. So, unscrew the Carto from the assembaled unit just to break electrical contact before putting it back into the pack.

    Quote Originally Posted by trophicod View Post
    Does the blue light flashing quickly mean that the battery is dying?
    10-14 flashes means the Auto cut-off has been reached, stop vapeing for 15 seconds and go agien.
    30 quick flashes, your battery is dead, switch them out.
    edit: charge the dead one, and switch to the spare.

    Quote Originally Posted by trophicod View Post
    The usb charger never goes green to indicate a full charge. it is red for about 10 minutes and then it turns blue and this is when the battery is seemingly dead.
    No chargeing on the Blu will turn green.
    PCC charging e-cig battery, packs blue light is on, light goes off cycles on off, its charged.
    USB to PCC- the conector to USB port glows Blue while chargeing, turns off when PCC is charged.
    USB to E-cig battery- Red while charging, blu when charged. If you feel that its not charged yet, try re-connecing it.

    NOTE: The Blu uses revese Polarity. Do NOT use a different charger then what came with the Blu.

    Quote Originally Posted by trophicod View Post
    The cartridges themselves are fine flavors okay, they do seems to get rather unflavored after having smoked about 4 cigarettes worth of a cartridge. Seems to bring a little throat irritation after a cartridge has reached this point.
    The whole "1 cartomizer is a pack of smokes" does not hold true.
    But, these cartos should be lasting a little longer then you are stateing.
    The Blu uses a VG Nicquid, which is thicker and does not flow as easily.
    That cartomizer may just need to sit and wick for a little while.

    I will sometimes but one back into the pack, use another carto for awhile, then revisit the first one, to get a bit more vape time off of it.
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    Ember and haf2doit, I really appreciate your feedback. I may try another brand sometime soon and see what else is out there. I was just not familiar with what to really expect with these things.

    My brother-in-law uses an ecig also and his battery lasts all day but has a small log hanging out of his mouth all day.

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    I had my Blu for a week, and returned it. The 510 mega is night and day. Those stupid batteries kept going off in the pack, no vape, just not worth the $$$. If you can stick with it good for you! You have more patience than I do.

    Good luck no matter what you choose!! The important part is that you can find a PV that pleases you and keeps you off the analogs

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    BTW if you switch to a 510, do not use the Blu charger with it. The threading is the same, they can use each other's standard resistance cartomizers, but the Blu batteries and chargers are the opposite electrical polarity vs normal 510. So a Blu charger can fry a 510 battery and vice versa and that is very dangerous. So if you get 510 use the 510 charger only on 510 batteries.

    100mah is about 1 hour of moderate vaping

    Joye 510 xl batteries (manual HIGHLY recommended) are 280mah of charge (and about 128mm long with a cartomizer)
    Joye 510 standard manual batteries are 180mah
    I believe Blu batteries are under 100mah - around 90mah

    Fat battery 510's like Ego and Riva 510 are much higher, starting at 650mah and with bigger batteries available up to 1300mah

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyLynx View Post
    I had my Blu for a week, and returned it. The 510 mega is night and day. Those stupid batteries kept going off in the pack, no vape, just not worth the $$$. If you can stick with it good for you! You have more patience than I do.

    Good luck no matter what you choose!! The important part is that you can find a PV that pleases you and keeps you off the analogs

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    What is a 510 Mega? To much terminology for me/

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    510 is a model number. Pretty common.
    Mega denotes the size of the battery. in this case it's extra extra long. As I said earlier, bigger is better in terms of battery life. So you get a longer time to use it.
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    It's just the Joye 510 mega (bigger battery than the regular 510) I know it is super confusing. I got it a ecigbestsave.com, they have it on special right now. It's long but makes good vapor and I love the battery life. I'm a newb but all I can say is that it ROCKS compared to the blu! cheaper too.

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