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#1 (permalink)      8/30/2013 8:55:44 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Overheating problem?
I have to say I love this thing when it works. My only problem is that sometimes it will stop working on certain devices that it had worked fine with before. At first I thought it may have been a connection problem and pulled the connectors on my clearomizers a bit and it would work. But other times it wouldn't and when it doesn't work it doesn't just not pull, but it begins to extremely overheat the battery where after about a second I can't even hold the mod the battery compartment gets so hot. This really sucks because I can't guess when it's about to happen and I have already ruined one of my 18650 batteries because of this. I know this has to be an issue with this adapter because the problem does not occur with the same mod and clearos when not using the adapter. Does anyone know why or what I'm doing wrong that could possibly cause the battery to overheat like this sometimes when using this adapter? I also know that this is not a single incident because it happened on multiple adapters and mods I have used. Any help would be grateful!
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those adapters use a silicon insulator just like a mod does, and by tightening down a atti , clearomiser etc you may have inadvertantly split it and at times its allowing the centre pin to touch the outer casing causing a short. thats my best guess

now i`m looking at one of mine here same as that one if you put your finger on the bottom to stop any movement use a small screw driver inside the adapter to remove centre pin it unwinds counterclock wise then you can check the insulators if split just use one from a knackered clearomiser or cartomiser to fix.

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Thanks for the info. Any idea on how to fix or cover the split?
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sorry it took a while to reply had to take mine back apart take some snaps crop edit etc hope the pics below help you out.




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Oh wow! Thanks for the quick and informative post. You really are a life saver. I just opened mine and can see the problem. The insulator #1 on mine isn't even there! It must have peeled or fallen off during changes. There happens to be some silicon in the center but even if I pull it up it doesn't wrap around the sides. Thanks for the help though and I'm about to order some tubing right now, hopefully it will do the trick!
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Oh and when you say "replace with old one from something else" you also mentioned an old Clearo or something like it. If I try to get a ring from say an old Evod, would it be in the same place under te connection?
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If you have any old clearomisers about or no anyone that does



I pull everything apart once it cant do its job any more spares a plenty ;)

And on a old evod head


(had to pinch this pic from ft as didn`t have a evod head available)

hope that can get you up and running

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hi, nice posts there Amiga72 :) off topic but the insulator/grommet shown in the picture above on the CE4 you can repair your vamo with if you go and tighten a tank/clearo down to hard ;) it fits really well i fixed my vamo with one :)
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@Amiga72

Great answer and detailed photos just awesome.

@bumbleballs

Also great info as I own a vamo but hopefully wont have to do this anytime soon (knock on wood) ;)




Yup folks it helps to save bits and pieces as you never know when they will come in handy.

Got a whole box of old and damaged items that I strip parts from and they have saved me many times.;)
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@Amiga72 and viking65
Gotta love it . . . I learn many things every day here on the FT Forums;) keep up the great work; Before long I'll sound like I know what I'm talking about, too;)
After 48 years of smoking the stankies, I purchased an ego starter kit [July 4, 2013] and have never looked back.
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I concur with PfFlyer just said, great help and thanks again guys!

I now have a little case that I will keep all of my old and spare parts in... great idea.