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What is it with faulty batteries of late

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  1. Trilly

    Trilly Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2011
    Derbyshire, UK
    As the title suggests, is there problems with batteries of late or am I just having a run of bad luck?

    I have KR808's and eGo's, never had any problems other than one that was DOA. Well, as always I never leave them unattended when charging and am thankful of that, put one of the 808's on charge this morning, since its a new one this will be its 10th or so time, as always I have cleaned the charger and battery connection first, went back less than 20 minutes later and the battery is red hot, I mean, too hot to touch, I pulled it from the mains (And yes I was using the chargers that were supplied with the battery) and have left it on a plate to cool (and away from anything ignitable).

    I've stopped using the eGo's recently since they are starting to run a little warm but I suspect they just need replacing.

    I told DH when he called after I unplugged it and he wasn't happy at all but has never been a fan of things with internal batteries. I've also never seen anything on here about this problem with 808's, reat about eGo style batteries going (some rather spectacularly). Just put me a little on edge.
     
  2. Malduk

    Malduk Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 2, 2012
    Croatia
    Its the nature of the beast. Toss and replace.
     
  3. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    The charger always becomes suspect when something like that happens. Chances are it's just a bad battery, but keep a close watch on the next one you put on that charger.
     
  4. Trilly

    Trilly Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2011
    Derbyshire, UK
    I tend to buy kits (have extra chargers then along with cartos and what not) so won't risk that charger again anyhow.

    As I said, just a little unnerving
     
  5. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I don't know how the eGo electronics work during charging, but normal operation senses a short and shuts down the circuit. You get 3 flashes when that happens. During charging, that may not work the same. 20 minutes charge on a dead battery should not be long enough to overcharge and fail to shutdown. If I had to bet, I'd say that the eGo battery electronics failed and presented a short to the battery here. That's just my opinion and can't be taken as truth, though.
     
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