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AryaForQueen Wed 02-Dec-15 19:00:28

Hi everyone. On recommendation from all of you lot, my istick arrived from fasttech today. It didn't come with a charge though, can I just use a normal phone charger for it?

PolterGoose Wed 02-Dec-15 19:08:19

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Allergictoironing Wed 02-Dec-15 21:50:55

You do need to be very careful as phones can take a much faster charge than most e-cigs. Every case I've ever heard of where a battery has been damaged charging, the owner was using either a cheapo plug from the market or their phone mains plug.

I tend to just charge mine on either my PC or laptop USB port, as they charge at a slower rate; the cable itself shouldn't make a difference.

AryaForQueen Thu 03-Dec-15 17:34:13

Thanks for replies. I think it's genuine, but how would I know? I was told that if it says on fast tech that it's authentic then it is but I don't know how I'd know for sure.

PolterGoose Thu 03-Dec-15 17:36:44

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BeezerBubble Thu 03-Dec-15 18:15:55

Check out the listing on fasttech , some are just the mod with no charger but will tell you what amps required for charge ie. 1 amp. Just get usb plug with matching output.

BeezerBubble Thu 03-Dec-15 18:45:45

Oh, and no higher than 5 volt output blush

PlentyOfPubeGardens Fri 04-Dec-15 09:34:01

These are the numbers you want on a mains charging plug:

Output: 5V, 500mA (sometimes written as 0.5A)

You should be fine with an istick at 1A because they have protective circuitry built in but it's safest to stick to the above numbers.

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