Before I start I just want to say that I have no idea how true the rumors are, just that they're there and I figured I would share. Better to be
safe with this kind of thing.
I recently purchased an Eleaf iStick 50W for it's size. I showed up at my usual vape shop and the owner told me to either return it or bin it. They
have apparently been turning themselves into little bombs.
They have allegedly been turning themselves on, and/or firing by themselves (even without an atomizer attached in some cases) and apparently will fire
longer than the 10 second cutoff. So they can catch on fire or cause a battery vent (again allegedly), which is a big uh oh.
You shouldn't ever charge overnight or when you're away from the device anyway, but if you have one of these be extremely cautious.
Here's a video.
Again, perhaps all of these stories were caused by user error, but I'm starting to really doubt it. I doubted it even less after I had researched
and returned the device and there were no questions from the shop (that I'm now somewhat pissed off at). My regular guy won't carry them in his
shop after having something like 1/2 the ones he sold returned with issues.
I've seen the problem attributed to bad chargers, juice seeping in near the fire button and a host of others. Not sure I'm buying that.
Now again, I'm just reporting what I've seen posted by other people and in no way can verify that they aren't all just idiots hopping on a
bandwagon. There seem to be no issues with any of the other iStick line (or Eleaf products), just the 50 W. It really could be fine, but after a few
minutes searching on various forums I was personally not willing to risk it. The only other experience I have with the company is using the LEMO2
tank, and it's been freaking awesome.
I'm actually a little bumbed because other than a slight delay (barely noticed) when I was firing the thing seemed like a great deal. The battery
lasted a long time, the display and ergonomics were nice (awesome in the pocket) and it was nice to have something small and cheap that could fire the
Herakles and was smaller than my IPV 4. I'm hoping either the problem gets sorted on the manufacturing end, or the company can show that people were
being dumbasses and the thing is fine.
I've been creeping reddit for months now and about a month ago there was just pages upon pages of istick 50w problems. Autofiring, No firing, In some
cases a couple even vented and did some damage. A retailer here in canada decided to pull them as well, after having to deal with one that did in fact
blow and do damage. allegedly.
I would use it until it starts acting up in some way. If it autofires even once call it a day and recycle that piece of shmiz.
I have a smok m80 pro and have been loving it so far. Same for me though, there has been one alleged battery venting on an m80. But once again if it
starts acting up its best to get it replaced. Just like any electronic, there's a risk of issues when it comes to LiPo batteries
There is no smoke in vaping so no one smokes vapes.
Smoking poison for the sake of smoking poison is just silly.
Caffeine is the most popular drug on earth. It is cheap, legal, effective, ubiquitous (it’s everywhere), and socially acceptable. This is why it
is the most popular drug of all. In 1989 the FDA limited each serving of food or drink to 200 mg. 120 mg will jangle the nerves of a full grown 180
pound man. This doesn’t stop people from often ingesting 1,000 mg or more in a day. Ten grams (10,000 mg) is deadly. The real problem is that
caffeine is so highly addictive.
All of this. Would sugar also be considered a poison at this point? Seeing as how it's the leading cause of obesity and therefore disease.
Nicotine is being considered as a drug for various mental health issues. A non-smoker would never understand nicotine addiction as it is in
cigarettes. Pure nicotine doesn't have the same effect as tobacco does, its far less addicting.
I have this exact e-leaf IStick battery for my vapor, although I dont Vape anymore I never had a problem besides the fact that sometimes if I put this
in my pocket. The way the buttons are setup on the side, makes it very easy for a button to be accidentally pushed on while not even knowing it. Any
kind of Lithuim battery can become very hot and become a fire bomb if not used correctly or some manufacturing problems occurs. Just stop smoking. It
helped me quit
I had an ego battery and when my pionee4you ipv2s battery died and was charging, i hooked my sub ohm tank to my ego battery, small one like you could
find at a gas station, and it shorted and stayed on and got very hot so i threw it out the back door into the snow. not sure if this is related, but
you can short out an ecig if used inproperly, but since these eleafs are cheap and higher power, i wouldnt be surprised if there is just something
wrong with it's design.
I use a Pioneer4you ipv2s, with Samsung batteries, and NiteCore USB charger to charge them. I have an Atlantis tank, and a Kangertech Subtank Mini,
and both are great tanks! Atlantis is very reliable, Kangertech seems to hit harder, and IDK if it is something with the tank, or just that it gives
the liquid a different flavor, but it also goes through coils quicker. So I use the RBA in the Kanger now. Think they may be the best 2 on the market.
BTW the IPV2s is great, very powerful, and durable.
Good warning, this has been an ongoing problem with the Istick 50s for awhile now. What upsets me is instead of retailers pulling them from the
shelves, most are just deeply discounting them and not mentioning anything about the potential hazzard. Getting one for $30 is definitely a good deal,
not if it catches your house on fire though.
Obviously not all of them will have this issue, not even most of them, but there are tons of people having this issue with the I50. The 20 and 30 watt
models don't seem to have the same issue.
The Cloupour 30W minis when they first came out started having issues with some of the devices actually catching on fire, cloupour figured out which
production run was the issue, corrected it, and told customers how to test their product to make sure it was safe. Offering free and easy replacements
would have been better, but still Cloupour showed a lot more integrity than the makers of the Isticks with the whole i50 debacle.
A few Smok M80s are also having issues with catching on fire or just locking up and turning itself into a paperweight.
Personally I stick with mods that use Yihi chips, they are generally pretty bulletproof.
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