Spontaneous combustion

Discussion in 'Info & Guides & Reviews' started by ReikoKitsune, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. ReikoKitsune

    ReikoKitsune Developer
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    Hello guys (and girls???) :D

    Today my Eleaf iStick Mix burned.

    Nothing special to say. Morning. Arrived to work. Vaping about 2 minutes infront of the office. Came to the workplace. Put device on the table. After a couple of minutes he hissed and caught fire. I managed to get the batteries out of him and throw them on the floor.

    Burn in hell, iStick Mix! Thank you for dying without taking anything and anyone with you.
    Reason: capacitors breakdown.

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    I will say in advance.: Stock firmware. It does not matter anyway.
    Causes? Condensate. Poor technical design.

    Take care of yourself!

    P.S. ArcticFox development for STM devices now on hold.
     
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  2. f1vefour

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    Is that due to you not having another STM based device to work with?
     
  3. ReikoKitsune

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    Technically, yes.
    In fact, we don’t want to add support for a device such as a iStick Mix. To avoid stupid attacks "your firmware broke my device and burn my house".
    I must also note that the big three (Joyetech, Wismec, Eleaf) seem to be slowly dying. No new interesting devices.
     
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  4. sstepane

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    Hi,

    Wrong reason to put development on hold. Many devices suffer from this issue, many oif them are from jwel, take a couple month old Ikoon for example - it just falls apart from juice.
    There always will be someone complaining and blaming your work. Doesn't even matter what your product is.
    Another reason is that your feeling on jwel slowing down. But again, there are no other producer with such a wide range of products.
    On the other side - there are other reasonably nice devices based on stm32 - IJOY, for example, that could benefit from your work.

    p.s. I'm sure. there's a disclaimer on flashing custom firmware - at your own risk - so f...k them, who claims that your firmware is breaking mods.

    From the hardware point of view, I think that there are no other producers with such an experience. While it is not stopping them from making stupid designs like with RX GEN series, or Ikoon/Ikuun, or any other pressed/not soldered connector, new devices, like Mix, are coming with good battery compartment and soldered connector.
     
  5. maelstrom2001

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    Hello!
    I wanna clarify a situation a bit.
    The development for STM32 platform is on hold now. What it means? Definitely, support for iStick Mix will never published. Sorry, sad but true. We decided not to support this device. Whether it is right or wrong, let everyone decide for himself.
    But support for STM32 architecture in general will be. At the moment we have the one (unique :D) iStick Mix running fully functional ArcticFox build for this MCU, stable and ready to everyday use. Even though this build will not be published, we are ready to start the support of STM32-based JWEI boxes, based on this branch, as it stated here: https://nfeteam.org/forum/threads/fundraising-to-support-eleaf-pico-x.4277/ Again, except Mix, sorry.
    Maybe... :rolleyes:
    Finally. If our community is interested in developing this branch, then it will continue. Personally, we have not seen interesting boxes from JWEI recently, but still do not lose hope. Thanks for attention and participation.