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PURE JUNK...Joyetech Ego batteries !!

Discussion in 'eGo Type Models' started by TruSound, Mar 17, 2013.

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  1. TruSound

    TruSound Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2011
    Granada Hills, Ca
    I've had 2 newer model Joyetech batteries fail for no apparent reason, one was an 1000mah twist about 6 months old, and the other was the 1000mah upgrade model only 3 months old.

    Ive been using Smoktech Redux, then moved to Kanger T3 and now Kanger Evod...I tried all the tricks, gently raising the post, cleaning with alcohol Qtip, etc etc, the newer upgrade battery would just shut down and require plugging into the charger to reset, 6 puffs later just shut down.

    Thank god I have a Kgo battery as another's been flawless for well over a year and works with anything you throw at it...just ordered another one.
  2. Beel Weelson

    Beel Weelson Full Member

    I have two ego c 1000mah batteries hopefully this doesnt happen to me!
  3. Robin Macri

    Robin Macri Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2010
    Rochester New York
    I have had bad luck with the joyetech ego c batts too.I love them when they work but they have only been lasting a couple months.I have some old riva batteries that are 2 and 3 years old!!!
  4. KevinC2552

    KevinC2552 Full Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Bremerton, Wa, USA
    Strange how it all works different for each of us. I use Joyetech Egos, 1x900, 2x650, and 1x350 for different occasions, all no problems 10 months running. Bought 2 Rivas on clearance about 6 months ago as spare back ups, first one cooked on the charger before I noticed, to the point button melted away, second charges fine but will not work with anything that connects to outside threads, just blinks fast and shuts down. 510 center conections no problem though. Strange huh???
  5. Tom10

    Tom10 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 23, 2011
    I've had nothing but good luck and excellent service from genuine JoyeTech batteries. I have T's, C's, and Twists. I have a few that are still going strong at between 1 1/2 and 2 years. I treat my batteries with care, and they spend most of the time laying flat on a desk. I'm retired, so they don't go to work anywhere. I've even dropped several of them with no problems at all.
  6. Talyon

    Talyon Vape 4 Life Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 21, 2013
    Yep like anything Anyone can possibly buy or acquire someone well always have a bad experience sooner or later.
  7. xyanide

    xyanide Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2013
    The Netherlands
    I don't have high expectations of these eGo-type batteries, especially considering the strain they're put under by vaping. Be it knock-offs or genuine ones It seems that most last at least half a year, so just a few months is pretty bad. At that price point I can't really complain about their performance and life-cycle.
    It's not a phone's battery that has decent regulation circuitry at a low drain, making it last 5-7 years.
  8. AdamJ

    AdamJ Full Member Verified Member

    Mar 18, 2013
    Daily use and reuse is really hard on any type of battery, that's why they don't carry a long warranty. I agree that for the price point the 6 month mark would be considered good.
  9. Day

    Day Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2011
    Raleigh, NC
    Far from junk... sorry you've had a bad experience. Every Joye Ego I've bought is still functioning.... many many months later.
  10. p-doze

    p-doze Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2013
    United States
    for something that costs $12-14, is used daily for several hours, and is rechargeable, i think they work great. think of how much $$$ you would have spent if you had to put two, fresh AA batteries in your device everyday for 3-6 months
  11. cbfairbanks

    cbfairbanks Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 28, 2013
    Tigard, OR
    Knock on wood, but my Riva is still going strong!

    JUDGMENT AFFIRMED Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2012
    Over 9 months for my Joyetech batteries and all is well :D
  13. GregoTX

    GregoTX Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2010
    Lewisville, TX
    I've had many eGo batteries from the first generation to the 5 click to the twist and the upgrade. The only problem I've had with any of them is when I dropped one and the bottom cap popped out a little. Even then it worked, just had to stuff that cap back in and deal with a dent in my battery for awhile that made my setup look kinda funny. Frankly I am kinda surprised being that these are Chinese made, I expected to get a bum battery sooner or later. Looks like you got more than your share.
  14. Steve11973

    Steve11973 Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 10, 2013
    I've been using Joye tec egos since I started my journey into the world of vaping. Although it's only been about a month they are working fine. I like their size, not too big. I'm still looking into a Evic or a Provari. :D
  15. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011

    That's the Upgrade protection circuits coming into play. You might want to be careful using that same clearo with your Kgo with no protection.

    It's best to adjust the post on the clearo rather than the battery. You mess with the battery post, you've messed with the power connection and you might've opened that area to eliquid getting in and destroying things.

    Either adjust the clearo, or use an adapter. The adapter is making up for the flaws in the clearo then, Not the battery.

    Don't overtighten your battery to your clearo Or your charger, that'll push the post down and you'll forever have problems.

    JUDGMENT AFFIRMED Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 24, 2012
    Well said r77r7r, :thumb:
  17. trishdadish

    trishdadish Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I habe to strongly disagree. Everything is dependant on HOW you use them. They cost only $25, and I consider that good value for the money if they last me 6 months.However, I have 2 that are past that mark, and they just don't hold a charge as long.
  18. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Have you switched OHMs on your toppers? I noticed a change when I just go from 2.0 to 1.6 on my Boges. I know the DC's really put a damper on any battery, lol.

    I never get to the end of a charge anymore. I keep Passthroughs plugged in a grab a new one every 3 hrs. lately.
  19. Snowblind258

    Snowblind258 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 28, 2011
    Louisville, Ky
    I ditched my ego, my first two 600 mah batteries lasted a year, than I went through 5 1000mah the next, threw it away and bought me a Provari lol
  20. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Sep 13, 2011
    Toronto, Ont.
    Considering what we're paying for this stuff in comparison to a carton of cigs I have no complaint at all if they fail after 6 months. I won't name names but some brands are performing better long term than others. YMMV.
    Just ordered a SS Vamo for $30...certainly not expecting it to be the "end all" but the price suited me.
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