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Crazy Ego Battery

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  1. Smile n' shine

    Smile n' shine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2012
    Canada
    I put my fairly new ego setup down for a second.....it started igniting on its own and I could hear the juice cooking. I caught it to turn it off and the switch did nothing. I disconnected the base and reconnected....same thing happened and I couldn`t shut it off.

    Anyone have this issue......I assume the battery is not something to be fixed....
     
  2. Toronto_Mike

    Toronto_Mike Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Dec 2, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    Does it have a 5 click on/off?

    Pretty much sounds like a closed switch inside the battery case. Your out of luck with this one. Notify your supplier for a replacement.
     
  3. zer0ith

    zer0ith Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2011
    Burlington, Ontario
    Try a different atty or carto. If it activates as soon as you put it on, the battery has been damaged.
    If not take that other atty or carto and throw it out the window and never attempt to find it again
     
  4. ChellyNelly

    ChellyNelly Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2011
    Dartmouth, NS
    As Mike said, your best and probably only course of action is to notify the supplier and see if they offer a refund or replacement for it.
     
  5. Smile n' shine

    Smile n' shine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2012
    Canada
    I can`t switch on or off with the five clicks and yes it does activate with another atty. It`s fried isn`t it :((
     
  6. zer0ith

    zer0ith Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2011
    Burlington, Ontario
    Yup. Sounds like you broke something in the electronics and it's stuck.

    I can't remember if it's the protection circuit or something else
     
  7. Smile n' shine

    Smile n' shine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2012
    Canada
    Thank you all for the quick responses, I appreciate it.
     
  8. Smile n' shine

    Smile n' shine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2012
    Canada
    I just don`t understand how I could have done anything to break it. No drops, no showers (although submersible units...hmm something to consider for the summer), no throwing, no lending, only pampering ;) Maybe I have a really powerful trigger finger for a girl. lol
     
  9. Dusty_D

    Dusty_D Original Guru Senior Moderator Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 22, 2010
    Toronto, Canada
    Did you kill your other battery yet?! A bad atty/carto can also cause a battery to short out. Usually folks (me included) just curse and swear and put the atty/carto onto their next battery.. causing it to fail after some time too.

    Hoping that this is not the case with you.

    Proceed with caution!
     
  10. zer0ith

    zer0ith Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 28, 2011
    Burlington, Ontario
    If it was a low resistance atty or carto it could have fried it. I know there has been some talk of low resistance stuff killing egos.
    I've never run across it, I'm just quoting from memory
     
  11. Smile n' shine

    Smile n' shine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2012
    Canada
    Good tips.....thank you :)

    I`ve eliminated the atty to take safe measures & popped a new one in, on the other battery. I`m going to shine up the other battery and try it again in a few hours with another atty to see if it is totally hooped.

    I have a new batt on the way & some bloogs for back up, I should survive the weekend.
     
  12. Cobber

    Cobber Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2011
    Kingston Ontario
    I had the same issue with the LCD ego battery
     
  13. X P3 Flight Engineer

    X P3 Flight Engineer Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 27, 2012
    Moncton, N.B. Canada
    If you have a meter you can check for voltage at the connection when the button is not pressed. If there is always power "on", that is not the atty causing it. That would be the switch.

    Correct?
     
  14. WolfeReign

    WolfeReign Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2011
    Wolfe Paradise
    hmm, to be the small ray of sunshine here (ha ha riiight :facepalm:) you not only have a auto ego now, but best of all, it is 100% hands free, nothing for you to do to take a toot, that is super cool!
     
  15. Smile n' shine

    Smile n' shine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2012
    Canada
    I will have to dig out my meter and try it out, although I think the batt has lost its fizz by now. If its the switch, can it be fixed.....

    Hands free vaping!! I like that perspective Constantine....:laugh:
     
  16. WolfeReign

    WolfeReign Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2011
    Wolfe Paradise
    What can i say? i am a lazy :cenored: so if that means not having to press the button to get a toot, you have my vote :D
     
  17. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    A shorted atty or carto coil on an eGo results in 3 flashes and shutdown. It's not that. The switch is a low voltage pulse to activate the electronics, which in turn energizes the MOSFET that sends voltage to the carto coil.

    Call the supplier. You have an internal electronic failure. A remote possibility could be a stuck switch, but I vote for chip failure or a fused MOSFET source/gate/drain failure.
     
  18. Smile n' shine

    Smile n' shine Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 13, 2012
    Canada
    Thanks DaveP, that is a good bit of information to know.
    You just summed up the two hours I spent trying to learn about these batteries.
    Bottom line....I will contact the supplier.

    Constantine...rig up a motion sensor apparatus attached to head gear....toot toot....
    I would hate to think of what that would look like, talk about hard core chain vaping!
    :vapor:
     
  19. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    You can disassemble an eGo if they don't require you to return it for warranty credit (check first) but it involves removing the threaded end, which is pressed into the top. If you remove the threaded end (the best way), you may have to find a pipe fitting that matches the thread size of the cone threads and use a pipe nipple with the female adapter that fits the cone threads. Use the pipe as a lever to wiggle it until the cement gives away. The electronics are attached to the end cap and the battery is soldered via wires and will come out with the threaded end cap along with a couple of pieces of foam padding that keeps the battery from banging around inside.

    There's little way to repair it unless you can get the parts. Batteries are consumables and if you are lucky, the supplier will have a 30 day battery guarantee, which is fair considering that it they last a month, they are likely good ones.
     
  20. WolfeReign

    WolfeReign Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 19, 2011
    Wolfe Paradise
    can someone else make that? again as i said i am way to lazy, this is why i never got into construction work only demolition LOL, either way i hope you get the situation fixed
     
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