Battery arcing

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  1. jeffreyace

    jeffreyace Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2014
    minnesota
    But will my VTC 4 work fine in metal lp grands? Or am I better off getting aws?
     
  2. ancient puffer

    ancient puffer EX PV Collector Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Virginia, USA
    Yes, and yes.

    I.E., the VTC4s will work fine, but you'll get less arcing (as, as a result, less maintenance) with the AWs (because of the button tops)
     
  3. bushmaster

    bushmaster Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Colville, WA
    How do you folks "see" arcing? I've always used Noalox and lately Deoxit Gold but I haven't been religous about it or anything. I've never been able to see any arcing in that tiny slot between the battery and the positive contact but that doesn't mean its not happening. I also have never seen any burned spots on my positive contacts--even the old silver ones that I swapped out and saved for emergencies.
    Does that mean that I'm doing it right?
     
  4. Filthy-Beast

    Filthy-Beast Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 14, 2011
    Chicago
    Go lower ohms and press the button slowly, in the dark with the door off.
     
  5. Quigsworth

    Quigsworth Just some guy... Verified Member ECF Veteran

    :laugh:...that was just a matter of time...

    new sticky: If you're feeling left out, how to make your Reo arc
     
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  6. bushmaster

    bushmaster Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 19, 2010
    Colville, WA
    Hey, I was just curious. My positive connection may start arcing tomorrow. I wasn't looking for trouble.
     
  7. jeffreyace

    jeffreyace Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2014
    minnesota
    How often should I deoxit gold my contact and spring vaping around .4 ohms?
    also have nolax from rob I could use on the spring if its better.
     
  8. ancient puffer

    ancient puffer EX PV Collector Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 8, 2011
    Virginia, USA
    If you have the upgraded contacts (gold colored) use Deoxit Gold, if you have the old contacts (silver colored) the Noalox is fine. My guess would be at around .4Ω, once a week would be prudent, but someone that vapes that low a resistance may be able to give you a better idea. I vape at .6Ω, but find that once a month seems just fine with the upgraded contacts. The older contacts will need maintenance more often than the newer ones (and yes, Robert has a parts "kit" you can use to upgrade the contacts yourself if you're "handy" with such things). There's several videos out there on how to do it, like this one, by Superxdrifter.
     
  9. sjoat

    sjoat Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 23, 2011
    Earth
    (howdy)

    What kind of alcohol do you use? Or is generally used for cleaning stuff. I'm seeing so many different kinds at this local chemical place - no idea which would be most suited

    And by eraser do you mean something like http://i.imgur.com/fJlh4qa.jpg?
     
  10. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    This type or the one attached to a pencil shaped ink pen
    ink eraser.jpg
     
  11. Quigsworth

    Quigsworth Just some guy... Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That's exactly the one, they have no abrasive grit in them.
     
  12. scratchtheweasel

    scratchtheweasel Nerf Herder Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2014
    Pocono PA
    Is there a reason deoxit gold works better than no-ox? In reading up on provari cleaning it was recommended to use no-ox. It made me wonder whether it would work for reos too. I'm for what works so I'm buying the deoxit, but I was curious (as weasels sometimes are) about why it was better.
     
  13. tw33k

    tw33k Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Deoxit Gold works better on plated materials than Noalox, so for the REO Deoxit Gold is a better choice. Noalox is fine for doing the threads on a tube mod.
     
  14. scratchtheweasel

    scratchtheweasel Nerf Herder Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2014
    Pocono PA
  15. SteamStack

    SteamStack Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2014
    Macomb, MI, USA
    You want isopropyl alcohol 99% if you can find it but 91% is also fine. Leaves no residue. can find it in a pharmacy area in a grocery store or drug store. Comes in different strengths but grab 99% if you can find it.. I've been cleaning my electronics/contacts with it for decades!
     
  16. Fuzzy Bruce

    Fuzzy Bruce Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 21, 2014
    Fort Liquordale, Fl.
    I use DeOxit red on the batteries and the gold for the contacts on my Reos. Started with the supplied Noalax but found it was just to messy.
     
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  17. kkay59

    kkay59 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 3, 2014
    East Texas, USA
    I don't guess I've ever seen 99%. I will have to look. I use the 91% on my gear. I do have denatured alcohol, but I haven't heard if that is safe to use or not. I don't use it often, but when I need it, it is perfect for the job.


     
  18. DancingHeretik

    DancingHeretik Dancing in the Chaos Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2011
    San Antonio, TX
    Oh, no! So, I shouldn't be using rubbing alcohol?
     
  19. kkay59

    kkay59 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 3, 2014
    East Texas, USA
    DancingHeretik, rubbing alcohol is fine...but at least use the 91%.
     
  20. DancingHeretik

    DancingHeretik Dancing in the Chaos Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2011
    San Antonio, TX
    I've been using the cheap stuff from the grocery store, 70%. So, I guess I need to find a new source.
     
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