Careful Charging VIA Usb!

Discussion in 'What NOT to do!' started by dropin_biking, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. dropin_biking

    dropin_biking New Member

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    Oct 20, 2017
    Just thought I'd share a quick lesson. Be VERY aware of what kind of USB cables, and USB ports you're charging a device from. Note the amps that the ports and cable put out.

    Some cheaper mods don't have charge protection, and as a result, I blew the battery open on a Kangertech Kbox 70. It didn't go up in smoke, but it did buldge open, split, leak, than smell really bad. It held power for another day while it drained.


    I unknowly plugged a 2.5amp micro-usb charge cable into my usb 3.0 fast-charge port. Within 20 minutes it blew the battery. Looking at the specs, that's almost double the amp rating for the cells.

    Just a warning for those out there, careful how you charge internal battery devices.
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  2. JmVape1988

    JmVape1988 New Member

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    Oct 19, 2017
    On my own opinion i just a battery charger not directing on the mod.
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