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5v battery life?

Discussion in 'Moju Republic' started by shatner, Jul 18, 2010.

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  1. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
    And there goes the third. :facepalm:
     
  2. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    Hi Shatner,

    To assess this properly I'm going to have to get a few more details from you as there are many factors which could be causing this so here are a few questions:

    What type of atomiser are you using?

    What resistance is your atomiser?

    Have the 5V batteries always only given you 30 mins or has it got worse recently?

    Did you charge all of the batteries for 6hrs + ?

    What liquid are you using, and how thick is it as this can cause extra resistance?

    As an indicator, how many hours do you get from an Ego battery?

    Is there a possibility to check the voltage of the battery after charging so we can see if the charger is faulty?

    That should be enough for starters - get back to me when you have a chance and we'll go from there.... :)
     
  3. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
    I'm using Joye 510 atties

    Normal resistance

    I got about 4 hour from a Tornado battery

    Sorry, I don't have a multimeter

    Any ohter questions you can think of, ask and I'll answer. Hope that helped.
     
  4. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    Hi Shatner,

    It could well be your charger isn't working correctly but until we know the voltage of a charged battery we won't know for sure.

    Another thing I thought of is if your device isn't clean on threads etc it could run down the battery quicker.

    It definitely sounds to me as though the batteries aren't being charged enough but it also sounds as though you are a very heavy user if you only get 4 hours from a tornego battery.

    Without knowing the charge voltage it is difficult.... i mean we could send you out another charger but we don't know if this is definitely the root of the problem.

    In the meantime, please charge the batteries for the recommended length of time over the next couple of days (6hours +) and let me know if there is any improvement at all.

    If you have any other ideas as to what might be causing the problem, please let me know. :)
     
  5. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
    Alright, I'll do that. I'll get a multi-meter, I'm just tight on money right now.

    Oh, and I clean my pv daily.
     
  6. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
    Ok, I've given all my bats a few full 8 hour charge and the discharge rate is staying the same. It's great vapor for about 30 minutes then it just dies out.

    Could I have messed the bats up with an improper first charge?
     
  7. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK


    How long did you charge the batteries first off?
     
  8. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
    Overnight. Probaby 8-10 hours.
     
  9. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
    Ok, I've been charging these overnight for a few days now and nothing's changed. Except one of my bats is lasting for an even shorter time. :oops:
     
  10. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
  11. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    Hi shatner, :)

    My only guess now is that your charger is faulty - 30 minutes even for a heavy user just doesn't make sense....

    I'll get a replacement charger shipped out asap if you could just email me your address details to: admin@smokejuice.co.uk

    Thanks in advance and apologies for the inconvenience. :(
     
  12. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
    You've got mail. Don't worry about the issues. They've been handled promptly and I still love my Mako. No worries!
     
  13. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
    So you're thinking it's the charger over the 4 batteries? Even though i have 2 chargers? Just curious. :)
     
  14. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    I hadn't realised you had two chargers.... that makes it a little less likely that both chargers are faulty.

    Speaking to other fairly heavy users, they are getting around 3-4 hours. I consider myself to be a moderate user and I get around 5-6 hours.

    Another question - how long is your draw time.... I generally only draw for 2-4 seconds but if it's much more than that, it could be really eating into battery life especially if you are a particularly heavy user.

    Another question - is the mains voltage standard where you are - I guess that would be 110 V for USA. Something I thought of is UK mains voltage is 240V - I don't know if this would make a difference to charging time?

    Did you have any luck with a multimeter? This would provide an immediate answer - this one seemed like a good price ($4.49) from Amazon: Amazon.com: Digital Amp Ohm Volt Meter Ac Dc Voltmeter Multimeter: Home Improvement

    Alternatively try your local Radio shack - they're bound to have one on special for a fair price.

    I would thoroughly recommend any mod/ecig user out there to get one - I'd be lost without mine and they provide instant answers when it comes to dead atomisers/batteries etc. :)
     
  15. o4_srt

    o4_srt Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    what type of batteries does it use? li-ion? nicad? nimh?

    all have different charging requirements
     
  16. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK

    Hi o4_srt, :)

    The mako maksi can take either:

    14650 li-ion 3.7V or
    5V NIMH custom battery

    The one we are discussing is the 5V NIMH battery which comes with its own special charger and generally requires around 6 hours or best left charging overnight. :)
     
  17. o4_srt

    o4_srt Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    ah ok. makes sense now, I was thinking li-ion at first.

    OP, are you completely draining the NiMH batteries before recharging them?

    NiMH battery care
     
  18. shatner

    shatner Resting In Peace ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2010
    Houston, Tx.
    My draw time is ~2-4 seconds.

    We have 110V, but I don't believe it'd make a difference. I'm planning on getting a multimeter, I'm just on a very tight budget and a fixed income. Thanks for that link. I'll pick it up next week.
     
  19. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    Okay no problem Shatner well do let us know when you get those batteries tested - would be great to get to the bottom of this... :)
     
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