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Battery and charger safety advice.
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Battery and charger safety advice.
BATTERY AND CHARGER SAFETY ADVICE.

Here are some do's and don'ts for safe use of batteries and chargers:
This applies to Ego type batteries and Mod type batteries i.e. 18650's

DO buy good quality batteries.
DO buy the correct battery for your device, ask or search the forum for help.
DO Buy a good quality charger.
DO Buy the correct charger for your batteries, again search the forum for help.
DO Buy and use a safe battery charge bag.
DO Buy enough batteries so you always have a spare ready charged, so you're not tempted to leave the charger on overnight.
DO Carry your batteries about safely in the correct storage box and switch off your Ego if it's in your pocket.
DO Store your batteries safely, plastic battery storage boxes are available quite cheaply.
DO Take the time to research battery safety and ohms law - running a low resistance device on a battery with an insufficient amperage limit can be dangerous.

DON'T Buy cheap unbranded batteries or chargers, they might be at best rubbish at worst unsafe!
DON'T Leave your charging batteries unattended and NEVER leave charging overnight.
DON'T Leave your batteries charging longer than you have to - once charged switch off charger and remove batteries.
DON'T Carry loose batteries in your pockets, they can short out!
DON'T Compromise on safety for the sake of a few extra pounds.
And finally.....
DON'T Panic! These are just a few recommendations that should make using your batteries safer.

Happy Vaping!


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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
dont charge batterys in the bath unless u ant an afro Thumbs Up

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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
(22/10/13 09:18 PM)deckard Wrote:  BATTERY AND CHARGER SAFETY ADVICE.

Here are some do's and don'ts for safe use of batteries and chargers:
This applies to Ego type batteries and Mod type batteries i.e. 18650's

DO buy good quality batteries.
DO buy the correct battery for your device, ask or search the forum for help.
DO Buy a good quality charger.
DO Buy the correct charger for your batteries, again search the forum for help.
DO Buy and use a safe battery charge bag.
DO Buy enough batteries so you always have a spare ready charged, so you're not tempted to leave the charger on overnight.
DO Carry your batteries about safely in the correct storage box and switch off your Ego if it's in your pocket.
DO Store your batteries safely, plastic battery storage boxes are available quite cheaply.
DO Take the time to research battery safety and ohms law - running a low resistance device on a battery with an insufficient amperage limit can be dangerous.

DON'T Buy cheap unbranded batteries or chargers, they might be at best rubbish at worst unsafe!
DON'T Leave your charging batteries unattended and NEVER leave charging overnight.
DON'T Leave your batteries charging longer than you have to - once charged switch off charger and remove batteries.
DON'T Carry loose batteries in your pockets, they can short out!
DON'T Compromise on safety for the sake of a few extra pounds.
And finally.....
DON'T Panic! These are just a few recommendations that should make using your batteries safer.

Happy Vaping!
All good advice, but assess the risks also.
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25/10/13 07:41 AM
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All good advice Smiling
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just a quick question
My charger lead for my e cig isnt very long and I was wondering if it was safe to use one of those usb extensions as I dont feel happy about it just dangling down

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(28/05/14 12:54 AM)ginge2014 Wrote:  just a quick question
My charger lead for my e cig isnt very long and I was wondering if it was safe to use one of those usb extensions as I dont feel happy about it just dangling down

If you are worried about cable length you may like to look at one of these. Cool

http://www.wilko.com/extension-leads/wil...BMST=cable

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(28/05/14 09:33 AM)Simes Wrote:  
(28/05/14 12:54 AM)ginge2014 Wrote:  just a quick question
My charger lead for my e cig isnt very long and I was wondering if it was safe to use one of those usb extensions as I dont feel happy about it just dangling down

If you are worried about cable length you may like to look at one of these. Cool

http://www.wilko.com/extension-leads/wil...BMST=cable

You know what I never thought about using an extension lead

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(28/05/14 10:30 AM)ginge2014 Wrote:  
(28/05/14 09:33 AM)Simes Wrote:  
(28/05/14 12:54 AM)ginge2014 Wrote:  just a quick question
My charger lead for my e cig isnt very long and I was wondering if it was safe to use one of those usb extensions as I dont feel happy about it just dangling down

If you are worried about cable length you may like to look at one of these. Cool

http://www.wilko.com/extension-leads/wil...BMST=cable

You know what I never thought about using an extension lead

It doesn't mention on the website but if memory serves the 2 USB ports are rated at 1000mA, not sure if that's split 50/50 between the 2. Just be careful if you intend using one behind a bar. Wink

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I use a USB extension when charging my batteries (iTaste v3 vv) with no apparent ill effects
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And if using 18350/500/650 high drain batteries do buy them from a reputable vendor. Amazingly some idiots make fake ones, it really does happen.

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