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    Ego K... Battery done?

    When I started vaping almost 3 months ago, I bought a couple of Ego K Kits from HC. Been working fine for out and about things.

    However, one of the batteries has started acting weird.

    When I have a tank/carto ect attached, it's fine.. But when I take off the carto, the light stays on, like the button is firing. I screw a carto back on, you can hear it fire, then the light goes back off. Obviously a short somewhere.

    Honest opinions... still safe to use and charge? I saw Mr G's pics, and I quite like my chair...
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    hmm .. the only real concern is if starts firing continuously with a carto attached.
    charging it will still be fine.
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    but I would be shopping for a new battery
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    Honest opinion ... for the price of replacing Ego batts, if they start acting dicky , its probably time to bin them ( safely ) and grab a new one ... I suspect a fair proportion of the battery dramas with things blowing up are by people ignoring the fact their battery is acting a "little flakey" .
    To me it sounds like the board in your battery has a drama , and is not doing what it is designed to do .
    for a $10 outlay , peace of mind is fairly cheap
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    Thanks guys. I will be getting a a couple of VV Ego's in the near future. They're easier to use while I'm out on the golf course.

    At home and work, my newly aquired eVic will be the main vape, so I now have a spare LaveTube too. Just a bit big to store in the golf bag

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    My 2ml worth, before the great chair fire of 2013, we had an 650mAh battery decide it wanted to be ON. At the time it had a plastic clearo on it and there was much smoke, melted plastic and shooting flames.
    Acting weird, and not in a wearing your G/Fs undies kinda way = Bin it, do not leave it unsupervised.


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    What's the best way of disabling a battery? Do I just use it till it's flat, or can I pull the guts out and snip a wire? I can give it the 5 click treatment with a clearo on... But the light comes back on as soon as I take the clearo off.

    And for the record... I only wear her undies occasionally. Strangely, they're more comfortable and I feel sexy
    Last edited by Drooo300; 17-04-13 at 11:47 PM.

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    Well SS600 likes to thrust a sharpened steel rod through his, looking at the video they seem to be quite disabled after the sparks die down.
    I'd pull it apart for spare bits, disconnecting the battery in passing, but you could just find a suitable recycling method.
    Occurs to me we should have a sticky that covers eco friendly vape stuffs disposal.
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    yeah, good idea mrgruffy. was gonna ask, and still will, where does one safely dispose of a battery?

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    Aldi and Battery World both accept batteries for recycling. Looks like they will accept any household battery. I'll call in and clarify this tomorrow, and report back
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