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Thread: Can a drip tip cause my mod to short

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    Can a drip tip cause my mod to short

    Randomly at times my Mod would short (hot in like 1 second), this doesn't happen all the time...I have swapped the Drip tip with a smaller end to see if it still shorts.

    It happens mostly when I take the top cap off my atty and put it back on...

    Then today I decided to have a closer look and noticed this...

    The Drip tip has black marks on the bottom...



    The top of my Helios...



    Then I noticed the base, no wires are touching or anything only the cotton wick is...


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    Its possible but something would have to be touching somewhere generally to cause a short. Are the screws on your posts normally undone that far, that doesn't look normal to me?
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    Yeah the screws are coz my Kanthal is pretty thick... 2x 30g twisted and I really can not see anything that would be touching...

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    Absolutely.

    If the base of the drip tip is coming into contact with that positive post it will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by <---cop View Post
    Absolutely.

    If the base of the drip tip is coming into contact with that positive post it will.
    ^^^ this can happen i have had a drip tip that was just touching the positive pin and that will cause a short
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    I would guess those screws are contacting every now and then. Try 1 coil wire instead of two, get that screw lower and your problem might go away. It looks like its not touching but may be so close its actually arcing out. Electricity will always take the path of least resistance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by <---cop View Post
    Absolutely.

    If the base of the drip tip is coming into contact with that positive post it will.
    I've changed to a drip tip with a shorter connector and seems to not be happening anymore...

 

 

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