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    Charging a 18650 battery with an ego charger

    Good day people

    Just an Idea for the people with a couple of mechanical mods who want to travel.

    I do a fair bit of traveling overseas, and am fortunate enough to get away with hand carry baggage. The down side to hand baggage are the weight restrictions of seven Kilos.

    Next time I go to work I intend to take a couple of mechanical mods in 18650 mode. The downside to this is, I have to take a 18650 charger, which is a size and weight PITA, due to my limited baggage.

    Figured a way around this. I will use my ego charger, a 510 to ego adapter, and a roll of tape, which I can get at work, so donít have to carry.

    This is the result. It will work for any mechanical mod, but need to remove the kick, if being used, and the battery needs to be in the right way, with the nipple as positive.

    I might take this one step further and make a wire adapter that will clip around the mod, and keep the button depressed. Forgot to mention, the tape is keeping the button depressed.

    Not an earth shattering idea, but it may get peeps out of a bind??
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    One of my 18650's won't fit in either of my chargers, so I use the eGo mod (the one with an 18650) and an eGo charger ... works fine but a bit slow.
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    works fine but a bit slow.

    A bit like you and I
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robray View Post
    A bit like you and I
    Our excuse is we can't see what we're working on

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    Taking gt's point of a bit slow, it would work even faster if you are using 18350 in your mod. With an 18650, I can run all day, and then charge overnight. Should it burst into flames our first responder fire team are very good!!!
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    GTs way is safer and an easy backup way to charge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <---cop View Post
    GTs way is safer and an easy backup way to charge.



    Why safer? The charger its self is regulated. The idea is not for mainstream charging. If I had an ego mod I would use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robray View Post
    Why safer? The charger its self is regulated. The idea is not for mainstream charging. If I had an ego mod I would use it.
    Perhaps the electronics in the eGo mod help in the safety stakes, but the charger is regulated ... and I had the eGo mod
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    Just get one of the Soshine lcd chargers from vapebar, smaller than a pack of ciggies and will charge any size li -ion or ni-mh battery.
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    I was wondering what the tape did but worked it out, so this would only work with a mech mod that you could have the unit constanly on with using the tape.

    I bought a Xtar MP1S single cell USB charger. Small, light and works a treat and charges all 17xxx and 18XXX batteries I use this at work or when I'm mobile with an external battery if required and a AC dual channel Trustfire at home.

    Ok it is bigger than an Ego charger.

    I applaud your McGyvership

    Last edited by limbot; 08-01-13 at 02:17 AM.

 

 
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