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Batteries Acting Funny

Discussion in 'Battery Issues' started by jjujju, Apr 27, 2010.

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  1. jjujju

    jjujju Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 22, 2010
    Ok, I'm really confused. All my batteries are no older than Feb 4, 2010. The newest two arrived here on March 24, 2010. This is happening with ALL of my 510 batteries, and there are eight of them in varying ages.

    Somewhat suddenly, I noticed that when my batteries come off the charger, they will NOT work (manual) no LED, no power to atty. So I screw them back into the charger. Light on charger turns red again. LED on battery flashes to acknowledge charging. If I immediately unscrew the battery, 9 times out of 10, it will then work.

    Is my charger doing something odd to my batteries?

    They also seem to be fully charged (by the light indicator) a little too quickly, and they die fast. I just used one I took off the charger and 20 min later it was flashing to say it was dead. This was one of the newest ones (arrived March 24).

    The charger I am using is one of the 10-hole multichargers. What is going on?! I know batteries eventually hold less charged and ultimately die a final death, but... this is odd behavior in my opinion. Oh yeah, the battery connections and the charger "ports" or whatever you call them HAVE been cleaned.
  2. keyzygirl

    keyzygirl ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2009
    Key West,Fl.
    I would guess its your charger,maybe you should get a new one.
  3. HzG8rGrl

    HzG8rGrl Trippy Tip Hoarder Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2009
    *The Swamp*
    I agree with Kezy-sounds like it is the charger.
  4. Scottbee

    Scottbee Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2009
    Okauchee Lake, WI
    Wait about 10 seconds after you take the battery off of the charger, and then see if it will work. I know that on some of the 510 batteries (like the eGo for example), the controlling electronics won't switch over from "charging" mode to "power delivery" mode immediately.
  5. BradSmith

    BradSmith Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jan 8, 2010
    Northern Michigan USA
    I had the same exact problem they were not charging properly because the threads were gummed up as well as the charger. This might not be it but that was what happended to me. I cleaned everything up real good and I was back running perfectly.
  6. jjujju

    jjujju Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 22, 2010
    Hmmm, the waiting does seem to help... thanks!
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