hot battery/charger

Discussion in 'eGo Type Models' started by vjdossey, Sep 26, 2013.

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  1. vjdossey

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

    My ego battery and charger are HOT during/after charging. Is that normal? Or is my 6 week old battery dying already?:blink:
     
  2. BigBen2k

    BigBen2k Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That depends; which part of the battery gets hot?

    A few cheap chargers can get warm, and transfer that heat to the battery's outer casing. Try cleaning the contact points, and if that doesn't fix it, just get a new/better charger.

    If it's the center part of the battery that gets hot, it means that it's heating up from the inside, and that means:
    stop using that battery right now. Your battery is damaged, and is about to fail, catastrophically.
     
  3. vjdossey

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

    Its a 900 mah ego. The whole entire battery and the charger get very hot. It took ten minutes for the battery to cool down so I'm assuming that's a bad thing.... ugh.... so now the chargers no good? I dont want to ruin my husbands battery using the same charger - right? Man o man. I am bummed. I don't wanna spend a fotune in a local shop for some knock off
     
  4. BigBen2k

    BigBen2k Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Stop using both, immediately!

    You'll have to sort out which is bad; the charger, the battery, or both. There's no practical way to test a charger or battery, without a multimeter.

    If you don't have that tool, I'd just get a new battery and charger.

    Do you know the brand of battery/charger you have? Do you have a picture?
     
  5. Pinggolfer

    Pinggolfer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Agree get rid of that battery and get it out of your home. My first Ego charger was junk so when I purchased my Joye C-twist batteries I purchased the Joye charger and no problems at all with the charger getting hot or the batteries.
     
  6. vjdossey

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

    it was my apollo stuff... all from apollo - got it from Apollo and not local smoke shop selling Apollo stuff

    i am a bit freaked out by the warnings to get the battery out of the house and such ;-?
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  7. BigBen2k

    BigBen2k Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The charger looks like any generic 510/ego charger. Same for the battery.

    As long as the battery is cool, it'll be ok, but it's a tosser; don't use it.

    Time for some new gear! :D

    Thanks for sharing your story; this thread should be moved to "General Discussion".
     
  8. BigBen2k

    BigBen2k Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

  9. Tvan

    Tvan Super Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    I second!!!! Don't take Big Bens advice lightly.
     
  10. vjdossey

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

    THANK YOU- i am contacting them now! :)
     
  11. vjdossey

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

    You made my day :D I do not know why I was not considering contacting them in the first place! I appreciate your help!
     
  12. Pinggolfer

    Pinggolfer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Always good to get a named brand and not a fake.
     
  13. vjdossey

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

    Question... where's a good place to get a quality charger for ego batteries????
     
  14. vjdossey

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

    Being new, I thought Apollo was a name brand... but they just put their name on a generic product? Bummer. They are honoring the warranty and replacing the battery.
     
  15. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

  16. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    If you're using it on an apollo - make sure it has the same specs as the apollo charger.... ego charger is output 420ma at 5V.
     
  17. BigBen2k

    BigBen2k Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'd get them to replace the charger too; you don't know if it was the fault.

    All ecigs are made in China. They're often printed with a custom logo, in the factory.

    You paid a good price for yours, so you have a good warranty (the batteries costs less that $5 out of the factory).

    Now to continue this exercise... why did the battery fail? Was it a bad charger or... did you leave it in a hot car one day? Did you drop the battery on something hard?
     
  18. Pinggolfer

    Pinggolfer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I bought that charger and it works great on the standard Ego's and of course the Joye's
     
  19. vjdossey

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

    Charger seems to be fine cuz its charged the other battery from the kit without getting either hot. I am guilty of leaving my battery in my truck for an hour one time but it wasn't exposed to high temps. It wasn't hot when I pulled it out to use at that time. I always kept the connections clean too if that counts for anything? lol... I am getting a vision spinner today and no charger. Can I use a regular charger for that battery? It is 420ma 5 v. Btw, thank you for taking the time to help me learn about this
     
  20. Pinggolfer

    Pinggolfer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yes, you can use the Ego charger you have on the Spinner.
     
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