Hardware Bath Night
Yes, it's Hardware Bath Night here. There are five of us new-ish vapers at my house, although four of them are only part-timers. What with the learning curve and different vaping styles, I've got tanks that leaked or gurgled. double coil carts that are funky, clogged and/or burned, and batteries (mostly XL Titan manuals) and chargers that have somehow hung onto life but require the usual cleaning with alcohol, etc.
Needless to say, I've spent a lot of time on this fabulous forum trying to learn how these e-cigs work and what I've done wrong -- ugh, electricity and electronics and doodling in the margins all year during H.S. physics class -- and what juice and hardware combos might work for me.
So I've got 2 questions at the moment:
1. The carts are "done" all the way through the Taryn spin step. So they are still a bit damp. Must I dry them further? I'd like to get 1 or 2 up and running asap...
2. How do I measure the voltage of each battery? I have a multimeter and successfully measured the ohms on the carts and got a reading of 9V on a 9V battery. But I can't seem to get anything on my Vapor4Life cig batteries, so I must be placing the prongs in the wrong location?
Hi Nana, I can't answer your voltage issue but as far as drying out the cartos pretty fast.. put them on a pan in the oven on the lowest setting for about 20-30 minutes.. dries them nicely... :)
Oh thanks, CeceNo, I never thought of that! Popping them in now. I had thought of usng my hair dryer, but then I pictured myself sitting there for however long, blowing ... and thought NAH .. I just can't be that OCD...
Hey Nana!! It's great to see you posting! That is so awesome that you are having a hardware cleaning party!
Cece gave you a great suggestion for drying. I'll see if I can find you something about that multimeter!!
Yay!! I found it! Here's the short version:
To measure a battery or carto, one probe should be touching the Post, and one should touch the Threads. In the case of resistance, it doesn't matter whether the red (positive) probe is on the post or the threads. In the case of voltage it does matter. I believe KR808s (and 510s for that matter) have a positive post and negative threads, so you would want the red probe on the post, and the black touching the threads in order to measure voltage (and if it's an auto, not sure how you'd trigger it LOL!)
This is where I found the info. Blue is the contributor and thank you to the LinkLadies for the site where I found this!
Thanks, Harmony! Some party, grr. Next time, the batteries and chargers won't be only ones provided with alcohol
I see that you mostly have manuals, but if you do have an auto I've found that you can activate them by putting your mouth around the LED end and blowing, make sure you seal your lips to the batt, if you just blow on it it won't work. Or, you could always put a condom on the LED end. As you push the condom on it pushes air through the end and activates it.
Originally Posted by Nana4Life
Lol!! That sounds like my kind of party!
Just keep in mind Ms. Nana4Life those voltages will be the off load. As long as they're in the 4.17-4.22v you're in good shape.