anyone know a way of testing the voltage on the batteries?

Posted in Tips & Tricks by disposables on the November 9th, 2008

hi guys n’ ghouls,
i am wondering if anyone out there has any ideas on how to test the voltage on these things. it seems some i buy work better than others and i know there are a few factories out there making them. wondering if the more expensive ones equate to a higher voltage. do any of them come with the voltage labeled on them?

sorry this isnt a tip or a trick but hopefully someone out there will know.
any electricians in our midst? |||just drop a multimeter/avometer/voltmeter across the two terminals and blow into the LED end and bobs your mothers brother,

edit: make sure you dont short out the two terminals to each other tho as it will pop the chip in the (my freind had a shorted and it poped both his batterys)|||appreciate it GTO but you lost me at "just drop a multimeter/avometer/voltmeter " bit. please excuse my inexcuseable unschooling in all matters zZz.

is it easy to get one one of these ? can i pick one up at a hard-ware store? what do you mean by the terminals on the e-cig ? or do i have to remove it from the casing to do this?

how do i avoid not shorting out the two terminals to each other?

thanks again|||you can get a cheep budget multimeter from Maplin, radioshack or B&Q and set it to Vdc on the dial thats on the front of it.

if you look into the shiney edd of your you will see the inside metal part is separete from the outside metal part these are efectivly your "terminals" put one probe (metal spike that comes with the multimeter) on the central shiney bit and the other probe on the outer metal bit, dont at any point let the two probes touch each other now as this will cause a "short circuit" and pop your chip, now get somone to watch the meter while you blow into the LED end of your (this will trigger the pressure switch inside the ) and the reading from that is your batterys volts!

for more info on multimeter check this youtube it explains it better than I can in type.

YouTube - How To Use A Multimeter

|||Hey, thanks for that. I bought a cheap multi-meter, and couldn’t figure out what to do with it.|||sorted, thanks for that. im off to see if i can find me one these bad-boys on the cheap. none of those places exist where i live..but maybe i’ll go check-out what Lidl are flogging this week..might get lucky…otherwise its time to get fleeced at the hard-ware store.

edit: you made perfect sense, so no need to break out the crayola! ta.||| |||glad to be of help. You can also test your for resistance(ohms) with a multi meter to see the state of the coil inside, same sort of test with the meter only you set it to ohms and not volts, if you look on the bottom of the you will see and mating side from the (inner and outer terminals) put your meter across these (one probe inner the other probe outer) and read of the ohms from the display then compare this to a known good and the lower the no. the lower the resistance and therefor the lower the heat output if the meter reads 0 the is short circuit and should be binned so as not to damage any batterys, if it reads infinity the is open circuit and that meens the coil wont heat at all resulting in a dead , if you can stip the down in a state where you can reasemble it you can solder the break back together to repair it but I haven’t tryed this yet as I havent had a dead one yet|||Thanks for the tips GTO.

Just one little thing:

|||if the resistance is lower the current gets past easyer and less push is needed for it to pass so the heat is lower (thats not the corect way to explain it but its the only way I can think to type it) if the resistance is higher the push needs to be more as there is more resistance met and this produces the heat

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