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Battery and charger safety advice.
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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
Be extra careful with eGo type batteries and only use with the charger made for it as some of the batteries have charge regulation and their chargers don't and can be dangerous when paired with other batteries. Likewise never use a USB power source (plug top or PC) that provides over 550 mA with eGos, DNA or any Mod with a USB charge socket (unless the manual says it can take a higher current/ampage), especially don't use Apple, SmartPhone or Tablet USB power supplies as they are often much higher current.

29/07/14 08:34 PM
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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
(29/07/14 08:13 PM)redmozzy Wrote:  I use a USB extension when charging my batteries (iTaste v3 vv) with no apparent ill effects

Yes I have used an extension too when charging from a PC - I would expect anything too long (> 10m?!) might cause issues though.

I emailed Innokin the other day asking what chargers were safe to use with the iTaste v3 vv (as the manual states to use only a laptop/PC to charge and my laptop had just died Mad)

They replied (very quickly!) : "If you use wall charger , please use 5V 500MA real CE, UL certified "

That's a lower Amperage than some mobile chargers or cheapo market stall jobbies so be careful to check the rating on any usb charger you use...

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Battery and charger safety advice.
I use a 5 device multi charger at 1amp per port but seen no issues (I don't charge them over night)
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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
Hi. As a newbie to this scene and having just bought a starter kit From UKcigstore, I was wondering about buying a bigger battery. In my local shop they are about a tenner or so for a 600mah but I see some sellers on ebay you can get 2 1100 - 1300 mah with a couple of clearoizers and charger for £11 - £14. I know about the dodgeyness of ebay but was wondering what other users have experienced.
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The Nitecore D4 Charger is very good in my opinion and is the the only charger I would trust to leave on overnight unattended.
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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
Damaged batteries can go into thermal runaway on a good charger.

If you must charge overnight, do it in your bedroom, in a LiPo bag, on a non-flammable surface.
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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
I am looking at the manual of a device I have just bought and the instructions for battery charging are -

"Need charge at least 12 hours for the first three times. Enable the outmost capacity of the battery" (Their spelling not mine)

Should I do this?
29/12/14 11:06 AM
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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
(29/12/14 11:06 AM)SirPrize Wrote:  I am looking at the manual of a device I have just bought and the instructions for battery charging are -

"Need charge at least 12 hours for the first three times. Enable the outmost capacity of the battery" (Their spelling not mine)

Should I do this?

Depends on the battery and charger. A Spinner 2 (1650mAh) on a standard EGO 420mA charger maybe, baby EGO (650mAh) on the same charger, no.
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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
is a nick in the outer sleeve of the battery a safety issue?

29/12/14 11:22 AM
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RE: Battery and charger safety advice.
(29/12/14 11:06 AM)SirPrize Wrote:  I am looking at the manual of a device I have just bought and the instructions for battery charging are -

"Need charge at least 12 hours for the first three times. Enable the outmost capacity of the battery" (Their spelling not mine)

Should I do this?

Seems unlikely. Your charger will have a specified output.
420mAh
500mAh
1A
that sort of thing.

Your battery will have a mAh rating. 650mAh, 1300, 1600, 2000 and so on.

At 420mAh, a 2,000 will charge in anything from 4-6 hours depending on the efficiency of the charger.

12 hours would only be necessary for a massive battery OR an under-powered charger.

I suspect the comment "outmost capacity" tells us enough to suspect problems with translation.
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