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When to charge batteries? (ego twist)

Discussion in 'eGo Type Models' started by Scoper50, Jan 13, 2013.

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  1. Scoper50

    Scoper50 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2013
    Minneapolis, MN
    I have the 1000mah and the 650mah ego-c twists. I don't know very much about these types of batteries, but I'd like to make the lifespan last as long as possible. When I talk about lifespan, I'm not talking about vaping time. I'm talking about the time from the point of purchase to the point where I have to discard them because they no longer work properly.

    Like I said, I don't know much about these types of batteries, but I've read about battery "memory", and things like this. Some say that you should run a battery down until it's dead or almost dead before recharging, and others say that it's better to keep it topped off by recharging it often.

    I've found that I can make it a day and a half on my 650 twist before the battery is completely out of juice. The 1000mah lasts a bit longer. Is there any harm in keeping these things on the charger every night, even if they are not completely dead when I start the charge?
  2. Jarski44

    Jarski44 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Not a battery expert, but it is my understanding that these batteries do not have a memory effect.
  3. jeapa

    jeapa Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 4, 2013
    I have been charging mine every night because I like having 2 twists fully charged and ready to go. I have never completely discharged mine yet. I hope that is okay.
  4. EddardinWinter

    EddardinWinter The Philosopher Who Rides Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2012
    Richmond, Va
    I have always discharged my batteries fully before recharging. Once the indicator goes green, I remove them from the charger, for safety reasons. I have not had a problem with any battery either I or my girlfriend has had, and we have about 6 eGo batteries each (3 twist, 3 standard) of 350, 650 and 1000mah. I always buy genuine eGo's since I have had good luck with that brand. I got three twists when I upgraded so that I have an extra for when one fails I still have primary and backup batteries. I make sure I use them in rotation so none of them is "idle".

    They say they don't have memory, but I always treat all batteries the same way. I use them all the way down to empty, and recharge them fully once I put them on a charger.
  5. Heavyrocker

    Heavyrocker Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 14, 2012
  6. dgslave

    dgslave Full Member Verified Member

    Dec 25, 2012
    I've been recharging my Twists overnight for the past couple of months with no problems. I guess it boils down to how "disposable" you view your ~$25 device.
  7. Iffy

    Iffy Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Feb 3, 2011
    Florida Suncoast
    Most, if not all, eGo type batts have a min voltage cutoff (aka button blink) so that they will not completely drain. And no, it does not hurt to recharge 'em prior to cutoff.

    Also, use the appropriate charger and ya won't have to worry 'bout overcharging.
  8. Heavyrocker

    Heavyrocker Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 14, 2012
    You will increase the life taking them out and in of the charger at the recommended times,but its always safer too keep and eye on the charger,sometimes they have know to ignite,just keep the charger away from flammable materials, charge mine on my stove outlet,if they malfunction nothning to burn,always play it safe,:censored: happens
  9. JShrigley

    JShrigley Senior Member ECF Veteran

    my ego twist goes on the charger at night and comes off in the morning. As long as you are using the correct charger for your equipment there is little to nothing to worry about. Sure there is the possibility of some kind of malfunction causing a fire or whatnot but the reality is your homes electrical system is no different if there is a malfunction it could and would cause a fire. There is a much larger risk of fire by using large power bars with a bunch of items plugged into it than you will ever find from a small battery charger.
  10. nicetucu

    nicetucu Super Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 19, 2013
    Salem, Oregon
    I just got two ego c twist 1000mah batteries on Monday (genuine joyetech) and use them till they don't work anymore. Problem is they take forever to charge. Had one plugged in using the wall adapter in a surge protector that I use for an external hard drive and a lamp, the thing is still charging from 8:30pm till now 3am. Red light on both the wall wart and where it screws on to the battery. Is this normal?

    Contacts are cleaned before I place them on the charger.... this is my first setup and thought these things charged in just over 3 hours at most. I also noticed that the button for firing is tight on the stainless one and the black one makes a sound if you shake the battery lol, yeah I'm a bit anal with stuff like that. Got these from myvaporstore , like I said on Monday....brand new and acting like they are a year old already. Do I need to plug them into the wall....tried to charge one using usb on my laptop and it also took forever.
  11. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    Discharging them to cut off and then recharging til cut off gives you about 300 charge cycles. Lithium ion batteries have no memory. If you want to make them last a bit longer don't discharge all the way or charge all the way. More ECF info here.
  12. Unforeseen

    Unforeseen Asst. Suppliers Manager Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Moved to Model Specific Discussion - ego Type Models
  13. Kent C

    Kent C ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2009
    NW Ohio US
    It shouldn't take that long to charge. What is the specs on your charger?

    With the tight button and the shaking sound, I'd send them back... contact the vendor soon as there is probably a short return time.
  14. hvac999

    hvac999 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 21, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    I agree with the last post. I've owned a bunch of ego batteries and it has NEVER taken that long. The longest any of mine have taken to charge in the wall is 5 hours and that was a 1300 mah battery. Not even when I was charging usb. It is fine to charge a battery at any state of charge. It ,of course, will always be faster if wall charging as opposed to usb.
  15. Susan_B

    Susan_B Full Member

    Feb 21, 2012
    New York
    My Twists took hours and hours to charge at first. After a while, I stopped using the wallwart I bought with them (correct specs, supposedly) and started plugging them into a 5 volt 2 Amp AC-to-4-port USB hub that I had (using no more than 2 ports at a time). They charge in a normal amount of time, using that. Takes a little under 2 hours for a 650 and a bit more for a 1000 mAh Twist.
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