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Safety Question on 510 pin, Vaporesso Switcher.

Discussion in 'Vaporesso' started by Dr. Seuss, Sep 4, 2019.

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  1. Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss Super Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    Hello,

    I recently got a Vaporesso Switcher and so far everything works fine however when giving it a good looking over I noticed one thing off. The 510 pin looks to be a little off center and I wanted to get some other opinions on whether that could possibly become a problem down the road. Here’s a pic of it:
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    The picture doesn’t show it very well but, fiddling around with it I don’t think it got pressed down and caught on one side putting it at an angle. I’ve only looked at so many 510s in my life so, I may be nitpicking here but I thought I’d ask and get other’s opinions. Everything works as it should though so what do you think?
     
  2. Punk In Drublic

    Punk In Drublic Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2018
    Toronto, ON
    A short here would trigger an “Atomizer Short” error and the device would not fire. But the picture does give the perception that it is sitting high and off to one side.

    Daniel (from DJLsb Vapes) usually measures 510 depth with his reviews, but oddly enough, did not measure the Switcher. He does disassemble the device if that has an value to you


     
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  3. Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss Super Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    Is it common for 510 connections to be a little this way or that way, or are they consistently dead set middle? I only have two to compare it to and those both are positioned like I would expect.

    I fired it, it works but I’m wondering if wear and tear might become a problem over time. Would you personally file a warranty claim or would you let it slide?
     
  4. Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss Super Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    Yeah after screwing on an atomizer a few times you can see it wearing on the left side unevenly (top in the photo). Well that’s unfortunate.

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    Looks like the housing is uneven too. Wish I had a torx bit laying around that would fit.
     
  5. Punk In Drublic

    Punk In Drublic Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2018
    Toronto, ON
    You posted in the Vaporesso thread, their rep should respond.
     
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  6. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    It's a manufacturing defect, and could get worse over time.

    IMHO, I would file a warranty claim for a free replacement.
     
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  7. englishmick

    englishmick Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Sep 25, 2014
    Naptown, Indiana
    I had a mod which looked like that once. Took it apart and the rubber gasket around the pin wasn't seated correctly in the 510 housing. I got it reseated and it was OK. I think I did that to myself though. It was an old mod and I had been trying to pull up the 510 pin, maybe pulled on the gasket. If that's a new mod I would definitely try to get it replaced. If you mess with it you could make it worse and maybe invalidate the warranty.
     
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  8. Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss Super Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    Word, I sent them an email. I guess we’ll get to test the waters on how well that business handles warranty claims.
     
  9. Vaporesso_Chelsea

    Vaporesso_Chelsea Brand Manager ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2016
    Is there anything wrong when you attach a new tank on? If you have any concern, we will suggest you contact our CS team via our website
     
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  10. Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss Super Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    Hello, thanks for responding.:cool:

    The rda fires when attached but it looks like it’s only making a partial connection on the edge, it’s wearing the gold plating off just on that edge, but it does fire. I contacted the place I bought it from and they got back to me real quick and asked for pictures. So I sent them pics and I’ll probably hear something back sometime tonight since they’re based in China and on a different time schedule.

    Do you think this is something to be concerned about? I’ve never taken apart a 510 so don’t really know what to estimate for wear and tear due to it being crooked and would rather not scratch up my atomizer’s 510 pins over time. I would have better peace of mind if it were lined up and making a clean flat connection but I figured I would ask here and get some opinions since it’s still under warranty and I’ve never had the situation come up before.
     
  11. Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss Super Member

    Jul 15, 2019
    So, I had to send $10 to them and they’re shipping out another one from Hong Kong. With a feasable amount of good luck this one should show up in good useable shape.

    They said I could keep this one too so I’m going to try to fix it but I’m having trouble finding a blown up parts diagram for a 510 connection. There’s got to be one somewhere.

    @ Chelsea, do you sell the 510 for the Switcher individually, would that be something I could order from you?
     
  12. Vaporesso_Chelsea

    Vaporesso_Chelsea Brand Manager ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2016
    Sorry we don't have the separate parts like the 510 connectors for sell. And also we already discontinued the Switcher, so currently no accessories... Sorry for your trouble
     

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