Tired of fake ego batteries

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  1. baobeiiiii

    baobeiiiii Full Member

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    hey,

    I live in China, so I buy my vaping gear from Chinese vendors. I've gone through about 10 ego-t and ego-k batteries that i'm quite sure were 'fake'. They have the eGo-T logo on them, but... for example, does this look like a real ego battery to you? I doubt the genuine ego-t batteries have a button that changes color.

    Is there anyone with an absolute genuine ego-t battery who can take a look and share their opinion? I'm using stardust ce6 clearomizers but these batteries keep giving me harsh dry hits and drain fast. They seem to be very unreliable. I also had an ego-k (auto battery) that melted the stardust. I woke up to find the plastic completely melted, unrecognizable... luckily i had left it on a glass table top overnight or it could have started a fire. I'm guessing the auto battery just fired up by itself until it drained itself of power.
     

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  2. Azmo

    Azmo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The button on all my eGo batteries change color depending on the batteries charge level. And as far as I know, all eGo batteries are made in China, so not really sure how to tell a knockoff from the real thing other then by the name on it.
     
  3. hvac999

    hvac999 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    90% of ego batteries are knock offs. If you want the real thing get a Joye Tech. It will have a logo on the end.
     
  4. Big Southpaw

    Big Southpaw Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Can't really even tell that way. You think the Chinese are concerned about US copyright laws, especially for things sold in their country.
     
  5. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Actually ALL JoyeTech PVs are knockoffs. If looking for the original eGo you'd have to buy a Janty. Realize not all knockoffs are substandard.
     
  6. UncleChimney

    UncleChimney Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You sure it was the battery that melted the clearo and not the juice inside of the clearo?
     
  7. wv2win

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  8. baobeiiiii

    baobeiiiii Full Member

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    Thanks for the recommendation. Is that like a cheaper provari? I'm tempted to get one for home use, especially if it is indeed free worldwide shipping. I'd have to connect my ce6 stardust to it though.
     
  9. baobeiiiii

    baobeiiiii Full Member

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    Probably the liquid leaked, and made the auto battery 'switch' turn on. Then the heat buildup melted it. I should have taken a photo, the entire stardust was like a puddle of plastic.
     
  10. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Provari is VV whereas the Vamo is also VW (variable watt). VW is basically "set & forget", because with VW, it automatically adjusts the power as the resistence changes in your atty/carto to maintain your original setting. The Vamo also comes with a 5 amp switch which allows you to use almost any atty/carto on the market unlike the much weaker 2.5 amp switch on the eGos.
     
  11. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    If ordering from Fasttech:
    Discount Code CPASTE13SPRING for 5% discount

    Here's a review. Note the V2 does not have the battery rattle

     
  12. baobeiiiii

    baobeiiiii Full Member

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    gonna get one :) Have been vaping for about a year, always ego. I think sometimes the harsh taste I get might be these batteries voltage dropping slowly etc. Any recommendations on what ato to attach to it? I've only used stardusts before (ego threaded).
     
  13. Patrick O'Brien

    Patrick O'Brien Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    And this is exactly what I was talking about. There are no quality control rules in china for companies to follow, so you get fakes almost every time. Fakes arent the same quality as the real thing, no matter how you look at it. Im sorry you are getting ripped off! have you thought of ordering directly from the joytech website? This would ensure you are getting the real thing.

    Its sad that they make all these fakes that get mixed in with the real ones, as it can be difficult to tell until they do something like yours, and melt your tanks (sheesh). A Girl at work got a purse she swore was a real designer bag, but it started falling apart and when I went on the actual companies website, they didnt even have a bag that looked like the one she had gotten.
     
  14. Vapoor eyes er

    Vapoor eyes er ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Because the Vamo is variable voltage and variable wattage you can set it to VW and the Vamo will automatically read the ohms of the juice delivery device and adjust accordingly. I use the Vision brand Vivi Novas on my Vamo. Used Stardusts but found the quality was lacking. Using my Vivi for 10+ months. It's rebuilable which means you can disassemble and clean it. Heads are lasting 10 weeks+. Easy (10 secs) and cheap ($2.00) to replace the head. Make absolutely sure you order the Vision brand and not the knockoff. Fasttech unfortunately only sells the knockoff.
    Here's the Vision Vivi- located in China and ECF listed company- comes with 3 heads:
    Vivi Nova Tank Clearomizer V3 (Exchangeable Long Wick)
    Here's the extra heads:
    5pc Coil Heads for Vivi Nova (Long Wick)
    Here's a vid by PB

     
  15. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Will you stop spreading your BS lies and prejudice? Where do you think Joye Tech is located?? From the Joye Tech web site:

    "Joyetech factory was founded in Shenzhen China in December of 2007."
     
  16. baobeiiiii

    baobeiiiii Full Member

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    I've ordered from healthcabin in the past, so I trust them. I notice they don't have that particular PV, but they have Smoketch SID VV/VW mod or iTaste SVD VV/VW MOD. I'll have to research to see if they are also good, as if i order from them I know I can receive it in just a day or two.
     
  17. Patrick O'Brien

    Patrick O'Brien Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ive heard good things about healthcabin, so it sounds like a good overseas vendor. Congrats on your new purchase!!!
     
  18. vernhall

    vernhall Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That, the std batteries, is one of my primary reasons for moving to a PV (not sure if the nomenclature is correct, but I think you know what I mean) from an eGo... The absolute best life I've gotten out of any eGo battery I've had (and I've had a bunch) is about 3 1/2 months... Now, granted, I vape a 'lot', but still -- 3 1/2 months?

    So a few weeks ago I made the move and got a Vamo for myself and a mini-Lavatube for the wife since it's much lighter in weight and a bit smaller overall than the Vamo which she didn't care for... Now I've got standardized batteries that are far less expensive than the eGos and will, I hope, last a bit longer... But, if not, what's a replacement cost of around $3-$4 @ as opposed to $18-$20?

    Also have a V8 Gripper coming and 2 mech mods -- all using the same batts... Simplicity is Golden... :)
     
  19. wv2win

    wv2win ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Health Cabin is in CHINA, lol. You are tripping over your ignorance.
     
  20. baobeiiiii

    baobeiiiii Full Member

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    Got the Smoktech SID VV/VW in the shopping cart, hoping it has the same features as the Vamo-Vivi.
     
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