Anyway to detect atomizer with short? It killed 3 batteries of mine

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  1. froginblender

    froginblender Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Hi all,

    This is the second time i was vaping, everything was fine, then out of the blue, the atomizer wouldn't go off
    when i let my finger off the switch (1000 mah ego bat i was using), and i had to hurry up and unscrew the cone,
    then unscrew the atomizer before it burned itself out....and i'd be out 7 bucks...(1.5 ohm 306) atomizer by the way.

    Anyway, i thought the battery was the problem, switch or old age , but when i tried same atomizer on another battery,
    it did the same thing, would work for one click , then it would stay lite, and i had to do above action again.

    II couldn't believe 2 batteries would go bad all of a sudden, so i surmised my atomizer was the culprit.
    How does this happen? What is the cause ? I thought i had gotten rid of this miserable little troublemaker
    but to my surprise , the evil atomizer crept back into my atomizer draw and killed a 3rd battery of mine!

    Yes i should've thrown it into the sea, but i live 2 blocks from the ocean and didn't think i could chuck
    it that far...lol.

    Anyway, how can i prevent this 60 dollar mistake from happening again ? Is there some voltmeter,
    or some atomizer voodoo doll that will tell me the things no good or shorted?...

    thanks for any help.....i hate a 7 dollar item destroying 60 bucks worth of bats. :mad:
     
  2. CaminoDiablo

    CaminoDiablo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I check mine with a provari, it will tell you if there is a short but since you don't have one I'm guessing you can check it with a multimeter
     
  3. Zurd

    Zurd Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Never heard something like that could happen. A multimeter would be a start, check the voltage of the battery, check the ohms of the atomizer. But it won't tell you what happened.

    Let's wait for an expert to chime in.
     
  4. froginblender

    froginblender Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    ahh, thanks for the info.....i'm getting VV buzz next week, it might cut off if it's no good....so here's hoping...or i'll get a multimeter....then what do i look for ??? less volts more what? thanks!
     
  5. froginblender

    froginblender Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    sorry for delay in reply's i had 2 of my pc's go down this week.....not a good week for computers in my crib ...lol.
    yes, lets hope an expert chimes in.........thanks!
     
  6. Lambo-

    Lambo- Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I feel your pain. These past two weeks haven't been good to me either. I just lost all of my ego batteries due to a faulty power strip. Very frustrating. Had to buy a whole new kit :(
     
  7. breaktru

    breaktru Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  8. MickeyRat

    MickeyRat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't see how an atomizer could do that. It can't power itself. If it was shorted, the battery protection circuits would kick in and shut it down. Are you sure it's always the same atomizer? I think you have switches that stick occasionally.
     
  9. breaktru

    breaktru Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've accidentally shorted an eGo battery (a couple of times) with the test leads of a Volt meter trying to measure battery output and it drains the batteries down to zero. Once recharged the battery should be fine.
     
  10. Switched

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    Sounds like a dead shorted atty. A multimeter is the tool to verify this data, not an expensive mod like the provari etc... tsk, tsk.
     
  11. cyberwolf

    cyberwolf Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I haven't had this happen since a 901 atomizer took out three batteries in a row before I wised up. As others have said, a multimeter is the way to test.
     
  12. billy02

    billy02 Full Member

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    I've been making a repairable atty with 510 threads & the coil's been giving me trouble. I was testing the coil with an eGo-T passthough & I wasn't having much luck. I burned up several coils searching for the right gauge & number of turns. Then, as I pressed the button on another test, the coil got red, the light in the button went out & the coil was still red. I had to unscrew the test coil to get it to stop heating. I pressed the button on the eGo & it wouldn't light. I screwed in a regular atty & it worked except that I had to unscrew it to turn it off. I used the eGo like that for a while til it just stopped working. Today, I was still searching for the perfect homemade coil using a regular 510 battery. Hit the button on a shorted coil & zap, the battery was always on. After that I hit this forum & found this thread. Now I'm satisfied that if I short or put too much load on a 510 manual batt or an eGo-T passthrough it'll be a dead soldier!!!
     
  13. mostlyclassics

    mostlyclassics Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    A decent multimeter costs all of about $15. Really cheap insurance.

    I even check brand-new cartos before I screw them in.
     
  14. r77r7r

    r77r7r Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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    Ya know it's funny, but you mostly hear of attys and maybe clearos killing batts but almost never cartos. Why is that??
     
  15. rolf

    rolf Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    as every body sath a multy meter is a must !
    i had a probem 2 years ago with same . the batteries i got from a mall store at that time had a problem with juce runninginto
    the switch !! so it might be the switch to.
     
  16. [amp]

    [amp] Full Member Verified Member

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    You want to set your multimeter to ohms (200) and see what the reading is, a dead short will read 0.0 or 0.1ish but no where near what a normal atty will read (2.5/2.8ish or 1.6/1.8ish for your LR 306). To test the battery set it to Volts DC, an Ego should be 3.4v.
     
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