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  1. vjdossey

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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".
     
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    BigBen2k Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  9. Tvan

    Tvan Super Member ECF Veteran

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

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

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    THANK YOU- i am contacting them now! :)
     
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    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

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    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

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

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

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

    vjdossey Super Member ECF Veteran

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    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.
     
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    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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