During the use of e-cigarettes, sometimes the atomizer may short circuit, which is a relatively troublesome thing. Although it is not a particularly serious problem, it still needs to be taken seriously. Let's take a look at the causes and solutions of e-cigarette atomizer short circuits.
There are many factors that can cause the atomizer to short circuit, but the most common ones are as follows:
After cleaning the atomizer, not drying it and installing it for use can cause a short circuit. If the atomizer is not dried after cleaning, water can accumulate inside the atomizer, resulting in a short circuit. In this case, simply remember to dry the atomizer after cleaning and preferably wait before using it.
The bottom electrode is too low to touch the top electrode of the main unit, causing a short circuit. During the use of e-cigarettes, sometimes the bottom electrode may be too low to touch the top electrode of the main unit, which can also cause a short circuit problem. The solution is to try to slightly rotate the electrode screw at the bottom of the atomizer outwards.
The heating wire locking screw is not tightened, causing a short circuit. The heating wire locking screw not being tightened is also one of the reasons for short circuits. Check if the heating wire locking screw is tightened and tighten it if necessary.
The bottom electrode is too tight, causing a short circuit. The bottom electrode being too tight is also one of the reasons for short circuits. Check if the bottom electrode is too tight, and if so, loosen it or replace it with another electrode screw.
In summary, when encountering e-cigarette atomizer short circuit problems, it is necessary to first find the cause of the short circuit and then solve it according to the actual situation. If the e-cigarette has short circuit protection, there is generally no danger. However, if it is a mechanical mod, it may cause the battery to explode, so it still needs to be taken seriously.
How to avoid short circuits in mechanical e-cigarette atomizers?
To ensure the safe use of mechanical e-cigarettes, it is necessary to regularly check the resistance and short-circuit status of the atomizer. Unlike typical pre-made e-cigarettes, a mechanical e-cigarette can still ignite even if the atomizer has short-circuited. Therefore, caution must be taken to avoid short circuits.
Before using a new atomizer, it must be checked for resistance. After confirming that the resistance is normal, the atomizer can be screwed onto the mechanical battery compartment. For RBA-type atomizers, the resistance should not be too low, as this will cause excessive pressure on the battery. It is best to keep the resistance between the standard values of 3.4-3.0 ohms to ensure safety.
Although it is not easy for mechanical e-cigarette atomizers to short-circuit, it is still best to use a multimeter to test them. If the resistance of the atomizer becomes zero or close to zero, it indicates a short circuit. In this case, the following measures need to be taken:
Stop using the e-cigarette and remove the battery.
Remove the atomizer and check whether the electrode screws at the bottom of the atomizer are tightened and aligned with the top of the main unit's electrode.
If necessary, re-thread the screws or replace them with new ones.
After installing the atomizer, test the resistance again with a multimeter to ensure safety.
When testing the resistance of an e-cigarette atomizer with a multimeter, it is important to note that the leads of the multimeter itself can also create resistance. The lead resistance of some inexpensive multimeters may be as high as 0.6 ohms or more. By touching the two probes of the multimeter together, the lead resistance can be displayed. When testing the resistance of the atomizer, the lead resistance value must be subtracted from the measured resistance value to obtain the true resistance value. For example, if the measured resistance of the atomizer is 3 ohms and the lead resistance is 0.6 ohms, the actual resistance is only 2.4 ohms.
In summary, when an e-cigarette atomizer short circuits, do not panic. Just pay attention to the above points and the problem can be solved easily.