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Thread: Radhaz from meltdown, aka eGo-T spontaneous combustion

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    Radhaz from meltdown, aka eGo-T spontaneous combustion

    Just a little while ago I noticed the distinctive sound of a battery firing/carto fizzing and looked down to my desk to notice an ego-T sizzling away. The carto had melted and deformed and threatening to glow and do a mini impersonation of china syndrome. I hoicked away to a safe distance and I'll send the EOR robot after it later.

    It isn't heavy enough to kick off with its own weight when lying on a few layers of paper kitchen towel.

    So... Anything I can do during the post mortem to determine cause of failure?


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    MeltedClearo.jpg
    Where's Abby when you need her.


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    I told your wife not to use too much Poison....
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    she smells great without any of that expensive stuff dabbed on.


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    Was it standing up or laying down?
    If it was laying down could the button have been pressed down?

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    It was lying down, while I'm mildly certain it wasn't on its button, that is the most likely explanation. When I picked it the heat had already stuck the button ON and continued firing with no button pressure.


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    What tha???

    Not hevy enough to push the button and also has an auto shut off.

    You sure it was the battery firing and not some concoction you mixed up
    Shop at Supersports600 eBay Store for all your Battery and Nicotine testing needs

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    I have my precious toys lying on 8 layers of loosely folder kitchen paper towel. The pressure of the whole device is spread on d owny fluffy surface and the firing button doesn't have a solid enough surface to press into/be depressed. I just did an experiment with an identical model and I can't 'accidentlly' get the firing button depressed on a hard surface. Any surface hard enough to fire it, me pushing with my finger firmly, causes it to roll off when the finger pressure is released.

    Still, that is the most likely rationale.


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    I had an auto passthrough Mirage do that in my lap once..Bloody near killed my snake fried my eggs and started a bush fire...
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    Ah shipo, thank you so very much for that image.
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