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    hey,

    I live in China, so I buy my vaping gear from Chinese vendors. I've gone through about 10 ego-t and ego-k batteries that i'm quite sure were 'fake'. They have the eGo-T logo on them, but... for example, does this look like a real ego battery to you? I doubt the genuine ego-t batteries have a button that changes color.

    Is there anyone with an absolute genuine ego-t battery who can take a look and share their opinion? I'm using stardust ce6 clearomizers but these batteries keep giving me harsh dry hits and drain fast. They seem to be very unreliable. I also had an ego-k (auto battery) that melted the stardust. I woke up to find the plastic completely melted, unrecognizable... luckily i had left it on a glass table top overnight or it could have started a fire. I'm guessing the auto battery just fired up by itself until it drained itself of power.
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    The button on all my eGo batteries change color depending on the batteries charge level. And as far as I know, all eGo batteries are made in China, so not really sure how to tell a knockoff from the real thing other then by the name on it.

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    90% of ego batteries are knock offs. If you want the real thing get a Joye Tech. It will have a logo on the end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Azmo View Post
    \ other then by the name on it.
    Can't really even tell that way. You think the Chinese are concerned about US copyright laws, especially for things sold in their country.
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    Actually ALL JoyeTech PVs are knockoffs. If looking for the original eGo you'd have to buy a Janty. Realize not all knockoffs are substandard.

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    You sure it was the battery that melted the clearo and not the juice inside of the clearo?
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    My suggestion is get a PV that uses standard batteries and you probably won't have these issues. A Vamo or Zmax are two that come to mind. And as Vapoor suggestioned, you could buy from Janty. Here are some web sites:

    $51.42 Vamo-Vivi Voltage Adjustable E-Cigarette Battery Compartment Set - with Nitecore I2 US battery charger/charger cable/2*Panasonic 18650 batteries at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv2win View Post
    My suggestion is get a PV that uses standard batteries and you probably won't have these issues. A Vamo or Zmax are two that come to mind. And as Vapoor suggestioned, you could buy from Janty. Here are some web sites:

    $51.42 Vamo-Vivi Voltage Adjustable E-Cigarette Battery Compartment Set - with Nitecore I2 US battery charger/charger cable/2*Panasonic 18650 batteries at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Is that like a cheaper provari? I'm tempted to get one for home use, especially if it is indeed free worldwide shipping. I'd have to connect my ce6 stardust to it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleChimney View Post
    You sure it was the battery that melted the clearo and not the juice inside of the clearo?
    Probably the liquid leaked, and made the auto battery 'switch' turn on. Then the heat buildup melted it. I should have taken a photo, the entire stardust was like a puddle of plastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baobeiiiii View Post
    Thanks for the recommendation. Is that like a cheaper provari? I'm tempted to get one for home use, especially if it is indeed free worldwide shipping. I'd have to connect my ce6 stardust to it though.
    Provari is VV whereas the Vamo is also VW (variable watt). VW is basically "set & forget", because with VW, it automatically adjusts the power as the resistence changes in your atty/carto to maintain your original setting. The Vamo also comes with a 5 amp switch which allows you to use almost any atty/carto on the market unlike the much weaker 2.5 amp switch on the eGos.

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