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#11 (permalink)      11/3/2013 10:45:34 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Edited on 3/23/2017 at 11:35 PM. Reason: old post
#12 (permalink)      11/3/2013 11:10:32 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Are you sure you're charging it correctly? What charger are you using?

With the standard 4.2V/420mA charger you can buy here it takes about 6 hours to fully charge, and need to wait until the led on it becomes green.
#13 (permalink)      11/3/2013 3:42:18 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Hi cunin, thanks for replying.
I'm using a standard 4.2v charger & wait till it's green; like you said it takes 6 hrs to charge - & now the charge isn't holding up. I thought it was supposed to last a longer time - as others had mentioned here.
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uh, ohhh...I'm editing, as it was all charged up 3 hrs ago and the blue light is blinking again.

Edited on 11/3/2013 at 4:03 PM. Reason: update
#14 (permalink)      11/3/2013 6:35:21 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Yeah it may be defective (you can contact FT support to return it I believe), or some short circuiting that's making it last less (try it with another atomizer if you have one around). I'm using mine for the last 3 weeks and it's still fine.

A defective item is always going to show up sooner or later, but you get full refund/replacement in that case.
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i have the exact same problem- after fully charging the battery and using it for a short while, the light flashes thrice and then the battery is dead.

i have contacted FT and they are sending me a replacement.
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Hi Spiffy01...
Is your button black? Mine is.
The photo here doesn't show a black button. Wondering if these came from the same manufacturer (?).

btw..mine doesn't have the 'tm' on it.
#17 (permalink)      11/8/2013 11:48:08 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Btw mine has the same button as the photo, but it also is missing the "tm" and has only 2 air notches on the top (the part with threading).
They might just get different batches from the same factory, or even from different ones, idk. I just ordered 4 more (2 for a friend) and I hope they are from a good batch :P
#18 (permalink)      11/9/2013 6:45:20 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Thanks for the input.
I haven't given up on my 'black button" battery - it's been a little over a week, now....& it seems to be working fine.
I think what it might be is that FT had sent me a replacement atomizer 1339300 that has 2 contacts on the bottom that are a bit longer than the twistable part - it's not flat like my other atomizers.
I think, since I was using this new battery w/that new atomizer from the get go, I just might have pushed down on the top part of the battery & most probably it wasn't making a contact for it to fully take a charge.
So, I took a little eyeglass screwdriver, gently lifted it up a just a tiny bit, connected to the charger overnight & it seems to be holding a charge w/no flashing blue light. It's holding a constant charge, for the past days, from 7-8am till about 11pm - for me as a constant vaper, that's good enough for me. So, for now...it's a keeper.
Let us know, how your others hold up.
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wow I don't know how much you vape but for me it's lasting 3 days lol. I think I vape about 1.5/2ml/day.
#20 (permalink)      11/10/2013 10:22:37 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Using a multimeter these are regulated at 3.6x volts.
#21 (permalink)      11/11/2013 4:28:06 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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11/11/2013
I vape about twice that much...about 3.5-4ml a day.
I'm going to order the 25cm charger & see how that goes - someone said something about it having a special chip (?). Maybe, it might charge faster, too.
I'd love to see the day I can get at least 2 days out of a trustworthy battery.

Btw...my 'black eyed' battery has 4 notches.
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12/27/2013
After overcoming a problem at the beginning, this battery is still working great. Charge lasting 1 day for me.

Edited on 12/27/2013 at 9:59 AM. Reason: update