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    Battery charging

    I found this warning note in one of the boxes I bought some vaping gear in.

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    I'm a little bit worried I might be damaging my batteries.

    All the batteries I have (ego minis, some other generic ones about double the size of the minis) are charged through a screw in usb charger with the following information on them:

    "eGo USB charger.
    Input DC 5V 500 mA
    Output DC 4.2V 420mA"
    and
    "Model USB A
    Input DC 5V
    Output DC 4.2V=420mA"

    Do I have the right chargers for my gear?

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    Yes. That just means you can't charge the skinny 510 kit batteries. Will fry them, but all yours will be sweet
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    MrGruffy has a couple of the skinny cig-alike 510s.. what sort of charger should we get for those?

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    They look identical.. good trick that! The output will only be 150mA though.

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    All good for your batteries ... but if you DO have 510 cig-alike batteries around ... As in for Mr Gruffy's


    The main issue here is charge rate Mrs G ... the ego batts are usually 650mA and up .. the cig-alikes are usually less than 280 mA more often than not 180mA
    For the lesser grades of lithium batteries its usually recommended to charge them at 1C or less ( the C meaning the charge capacity ) so for 650 mA the 420mA charger is just right (about 3/4 C) , but for the smaller cig-alikes it is charging them at almost 2C ( 420/280 = 1.5 C or 420/180 = 2 1/3 C) this WILL bugger them up in time ... you will need to look for a 180/280mA charger for the 510 cigalike versions ...
    510 Complete Kit - 280mA automatic <-- for reference
    Grab a couple from ecigmodshop

    EcigModShop Australia - Joye 510 USB Charger
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    Thankyou so much, Davee and Fatman
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