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Copper Creek Posse on Battery Safety, Protected Batteries,

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  1. sessiondrummer

    sessiondrummer Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2011

    Unprotected CR2 Batteries Blow up the Detonator / Burn Leg

    Was just told about this incident wherein a vaper had stacked, unprotected batteries in a mod and there was an explosion. I've always known about the dangers of cheap batteries, and with increased LOADS on the batteries the danger increases as well. Buying batteries on the cheap, and on Ebay had me shrugging thinking that would be the LAST thing I would do. Obviously stacking only adds to the potential for problems. I'm curious what CC Posse thinks about this, what defines a "protected" battery. I have seen many listed on sites that state "unprotected" but have never seen one that specifically states "protected". My Provari uses AW, High Drain batteries which I assume are protected, and I know the VV has built in protections as well (listed below), but where does the Posse stand on this ?

  2. violetvoo

    violetvoo Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole..
    sorry but you have to be an idiot to use unprotected batts...
    let alone stack them...I wonder if he still thinks saving a couple of
    bucks was worth it??...:?:

    It never fails to amaze me that people spend a 100-200 bucks on a
    mod then won't spend the extra for IMR safe chemistry batts..
  3. sessiondrummer

    sessiondrummer Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2011
    I have to agree with that. Also, I have to say that vaping for almost 2 years, I really hadn't experimented much beyond the EGO realm that entire time. Hell, I don't even know if EGO batteries are protected or not, and I suspect many others as well. God I hope the government doesn't get involved and regulate batteries, but how would one know that their batteries ARE protected ??

    I don't see anything specifically stating my AW batts are protected, but I assume they are.
  4. Bamrz

    Bamrz Z.A.P.T. Member* Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 8, 2010
    PA, near Philly
    I only use AW IMR batteries. They are not protected. HOWEVER, they use a "safer chemistry". They can still vent when shorted or abused, but not with flame. There will most likely be extreme heat if that happens, but no flame.

    Everyone that uses big battery mods should have a voltmeter. Always check your batteries when they come off the charger. They should read no higher than 4.25v.

    Do not put batteries fresh off the charger right into your mod. From stories I've read, these are the ones that have exploded.

    Don't use batteries that constantly overcharge.

    Don't use batteries that have the plastic cover torn - this is especially true if you are using protected batteries! The protection circuit runs up the side of the battery under the plastic cover, and could be compromised by a tear in the wrong place.

    Only buy your batteries from a trusted vendor. There are fakes out there, and the counterfeiters are very good at copying them.

    Get the best charger you can afford. Preferably one that shuts off when the battery is fully charged.

    Never charge your batteries unattended or overnight. Your charger (even the good ones) can fail, with disastrous results.
  5. FlyingV

    FlyingV ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well said Bamrz!

    I'm paranoid about my batts, and whenever I put a freshly charged one in a mod, I hit the button with the mod pointed away from my face before I use it. Better safe than sorry. Most of the horror stories happen that first hit.
  6. FlyingV

    FlyingV ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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