The recent release of the eLeaf iStick 50 watt was greatly anticipated. Many buyers already have iStick 20w & 30w devices that they were very happy with. The 50w is a huge leap forward from these devices. It’s high powered, portable and at a great price point. Unfortunately eLeaf seem to have dropped the ball on the manufacturing process and many people are experiencing issues with this device. I’ll going to go through all the issues that are being reported about the device and what you can do about them. Some are user error, some have a work around but a few are also terminal.
The eLeaf iStick 50W was released on January 25th on 2015. Many vapers have had no issues or have experienced some of these and been able to continue vaping with a work around. The following list is the type of issues and the work arounds that can be used.
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This is the most concerning of all the issues reported. If this problem occurs with your device it starts firing when you aren’t even touching it.
At the time of writing this post a poll on ukvaper had 70 responses and 8 of them(11.43%) answered that their device had auto-fired.
The autofiring can occur for no apparent reason but it is also known to occur when you spill juice into the device.
If it starts happening to you then you should consider if you still have a valid warranty with either the manufacturer or the retailer.
The button doesn’t fire unless you push hard
For some people the first click when you press the button doesn’t actually start the firing. You have to push harder and directly down using your finger tip and then the device will fire.
The device cuts out while vaping
This is related to the issue above where the button isn’t being press hard enough. If you don’t press the button hard enough it can temporarily stop firing yet the button still appears to be pressed.
The solution to this is just to push the button harder and be more aware of how much pressure you are applying your button cuts out.
You can’t start the device once it has short circuited
The device has a feature that disables it when it’s detects a short circuit. When this happen’s it feels a bit like your device is bricked as you can’t turn it on and it’s unresponsive.
To get it back up and running again you just have to plug it in.
For unknown reasons this device seems to suffer from threading issues more than others. It may be user error or be something that you are doing but many experienced vapers with a collection are having troubles with threading on the iStick 50w but no others.
When you are vaping continuously you are constantly screwing and unscrewing atomizers multiple times a day.
To work around this I recommend purchasing an iStick Bending Adapter. I would recommend getting this when you purchase your device as you attach it to the device once and then you attach the atomizers to it. If the threads on the adapter fail it is a cheap replacement. As a bonus it also makes your device more portable.
Check out this video showing the adapter and what you can do if your device is already threaded.
That covers the mains issues that seem to be production problems. There are also other problems that are one-off for a device problems that shouldn’t have gotten through quality control but aren’t indicative of a faulty design.