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    Smok E-Pipe Mod FRIED - autopsy; battery or mod?

    Howdy,

    Was puffing away on my Smok E-Pipe mod today, and popped a new tank on - stopped working. Gave it another couple of tries, unscrewed, re-screwed; nothing, then, a funny, burning smell, and a wisp of acrid smoke...

    Seems either the battery fried, and melted the contact spring in the E-Pipe, or the other way around. Seems more likely a battery issue (an older AW IMR 700mAh 18350), but just wanted to put the question out there. Did my battery fry and melt my contact spring, or did the device fail and cause this?

    Any opinions/knowledge greatly appreciated.

    See best photo I could muster (that's burning and melting around the button top, as well as smoke marks in light grey, and burn marks and collapsed/melted spring on E-Pipe battery lid):

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    Was that battery a nipple top battery? One of those smok pipes will only take a flat top, and if you put a nipple top in it, it will just stay on as if you depressed the button continuously. I can't remember if it's the all metal one or the wooden one though.

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    By the way the hot spring looks flattened, I reckon over-current (a short) IMO
    Whether the mod or the coil, I dunno but doubt it would be from the battery except in instances like mrs g suggested above
    Last edited by supersports600; 22-02-15 at 09:36 PM. Reason: clarified

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    Nipple top batteries should always go in these with the positive to the bottom.
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    Nipple top, but inverted so positive down. Apparently OK with this mod (although now I would doubt it...)

    Thanks!
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    Nipple top was down. ;-)

    Thanks!
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    Spring is definitely flattened. Like it partly melted/softened where the burn marks are, and the spring has 'collapsed'.

    Thanks!
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    what device did you have screwed on to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TobaccoIsDead View Post
    Spring is definitely flattened. Like it partly melted/softened where the burn marks are, and the spring has 'collapsed'.

    Thanks!
    I'm looking closely at the pic and notice the burn is on the outer ring of the spring, not the center. I'm assuming nipple down means the nipple is on the spring .
    If so, it's a bit odd that the inner ring isn't burnt. From the pic it looks like the outer burnt spring matches up with the position of the nipple surrounds which look burnt too on the battery (which is the -ve part of the battery covered in plastic)

    That would be a direct short across the spring. Does that how it looks to you TobaccoIsDead?
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    ie does it look like the spring contacted both the nipple and the edge of the -ve battery casing? Hard to tell from the pic

    again assuming battery down means nipple on spring

 

 
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