Provari / Battery weirdness

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  1. Jake Dubbya

    Jake Dubbya Full Member

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    Hi Folks
    Here's a weird thing:
    Sometimes my Provari 2.5 starts to flash, indicating the battery is low- I'm not sure why but I unscrewed the battery cap and then tightened it again and the flashing stopped. When I checked the battery power, it showed 3.6 volts and carried on working for an hour or so before the battery finally ran out.
    Could anyone explain why this happens? The batteries are 2 months old and get charged in an nitecore i4 charger.
    Thanks.

     
  2. double_aa_ron

    double_aa_ron Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    What kind of battery? I have noticed a similar thing with my provari. If your battery drops below 3.4 (or is it 3.6?) under lode it will start blinking. Your battery might have just had a weird dip which caused the low battery indicator to come on. While you fire your device the power isn't constant. There is always a fluctuation in power from the battery.
     
  3. Liquinator

    Liquinator Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Someone told me this issue was one of the very few things they have changed in their 2.5 version of the provari. I have exactly the same thing happening to me on my provari 2.0 but since it doesn't happen every 5minutes I stopped bothering and just deal with it... However, why on earth would you write in grey?!
     
  4. Jake Dubbya

    Jake Dubbya Full Member

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    I use AW IMR batteries
     
  5. Ec!g

    Ec!g Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You should already be thinking about recharging at ~ 3.6v
     
  6. double_aa_ron

    double_aa_ron Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You should try posting in the provape subforum. It's pretty active and you will probably get better responses.

    ProVape
     
  7. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    What you have noticed is relatively common knowledge to long-term Provari owners. Removing the battery and putting it back seems to reset the low battery sensor warning button. A lot of people routinely remove the battery and put it back to reset the low battery indicator, which can become annoying from the constant blinking.
     
  8. madstabber

    madstabber Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Your best bet would be to get a Sigelei ZMAX. It is a much better mod and doesn't have any of these problems you have with the provari. I sold mine and had enough to get a zmax and protanks and lots of juice. You won't be sorry, you can get a much better mod that will last longer, work better, provide a better vape, and you will have money left over for other things.
     
  9. Taylor

    Taylor Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Lol (ten characters)
     
  10. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Have to disagree on this one. But to each his own.

    To OP, take the battery out, take a qtip and clean the pin inside where the positive head of the battery goes. 90% of the time it's just funky from dust and dirt. Should take care of it.
     
  11. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    :laugh::lol::laugh::lol:

    Thank you madstabber, I needed a good laugh today.
     
  12. JJOOHHNN

    JJOOHHNN Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I never seem to have any Provari problems. I get plenty of problems with non-Provari stuff however.
     
  13. hadouken

    hadouken Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I've experienced the same thing too, but I have about 10 batteries so I just swap.

    I too, have a 2.0.
     
  14. hadouken

    hadouken Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    An often overlooked task. I think I'll clean mine right now.
     
  15. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    My chrome 2.0 was acting this way a few weeks back. Clean the center pin in the tube and all is well.
     
  16. Levtsay

    Levtsay Full Member

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    I,m having same issues, sometimes it starts blinking at 3.9 v(((
     
  17. cerver7

    cerver7 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Trust me. Clean the center pin. Works wonders.
     
  18. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Another potential issue that is often over-looked are the threads on the battery cap. The battery cap is part of the electrical circuit of the Provari, and if there is oxidation accumulated in the threading (appearing as dark gritty material), the electrical circuit suffers. Some anti-oxidant is in order. Provape recommends Noaloxx. It is sold on the website or you can purchase it in your local hardware store like Lowe's or Home Depot. This not only removes this rust-like material, but will keep your battery cap threads buttery smooth.

    The threads should look like shiney bare steel. Apply a small amount of Noaloxx to the threads, work it in with the cap on, and then remove with a soft cloth. Repeat if necessary.

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  19. JJOOHHNN

    JJOOHHNN Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Protank? I know some like them but I hated hated hated them.
     
  20. vapo jam

    vapo jam Super Member ECF Veteran

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    what?! a problem with a provari??? couldn't be!!! after reading the provari forums, i'm completely convinced that they make your juice taste like a $5000 bottle of champagne, they make you spit gold and poop diamonds, and you instantly get to hang out with michelle obama and neil patrick harris the moment you buy one...

    in all seriousness, i'd agree that it's probably a cleaning issue. like anything else, if you don't clean it regularly, it's not going to work properly.

    someone above said something about batteries fluctuating when they drain - i almost exclusively use mechs, and i can assure you that if you use PROPER batteries (high-drain, unprotected imr's, i think provape says only aw's if you want to keep your warranty), this is not the case.
     
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