VG condensation inside electronics

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    Anybody else notice what appears and feels like VG condensate inside electronics ?
    Both my UPS and monitor had the same slippery beads of VG inside.
    I opened my my UPS because it wasnt UPS'ing anymore, I dont yet know if the batts are dead or if the VG condensate has killed it... old batts read 13.5 and 11.25, new batt on charge at the moment.
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    I was wondering what new project kept you busy.
    What batteries are in there. If the batteries have venting holes it could also create that type of issue once it gets tired.
     
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    Ive been busy mostly with kites, a new Rokkaku, the ups was something I got into today, no wind and having a slow one. :)

    Batts are sealed lead acid 12v 7.2Ah the kind used for alarms garage gates etc.
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    Check on the side. Some of them come with venting holes. It could be that the one broke down internally and vented while charging.
     
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    thank you. I have been wanting to create a thread on this topic for days. But kept procrastinating.

    So it all started with my desktop motherboard blowing up and then my power supply. When I opened up the CPU for removing the power supply I observed VG condensation inside the CPU near the front fans. My conclusion was the front fan was pulling in the vape-vapour and the same is condensating inside the CPU.

    Then it was my printer-scanner in the room. Guess what the glass inside the scanner is foggy, the scanned documents are not clear anymore. Now I have to send it for warranty repairs.
     
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    So i thought of a solution, an extrator fan. But I live in a rented house, so I positioned my floor fan to blow outside. The result was VG condensating on the fan grills and literally dripping on the stand. this was last month and its not even winter yet.

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    The fan was clearly not the solution I needed an extractor fan. So I pulled out the fan from my old eliquid mixer :-D, If the older forumites remember about our DIY eliquid mixer with a 12V fan and harddrive magnets.
    Anyway, Since it was rented house I was not looking for something permanent. So a hardboard cut to the size of the window, with a circle cut through it, velcro on the sides so that I can remove it for cleaning etc. This was the result.
    I would strongly suggest everyone who likes vaping indoors while gaming or working please protect your electronics by installing a extractor fan in your room.
    I have also turned off the front fans of my CPU so that it doesnt pull in much air. I have observed the CPU temp for quite somedays and all seems to be ok.

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    Thanks for the input, nice to see its not just me, I originally thought a cap had blown in my monitor and searched hi n low to no avail.
    My ups is just above the monitor and receives a direct exhale, but its a bedroom corner and an extractor fan is just going to add noise and allow dust in.
    I'll probs have to resort to a 6 monthly cleanout.
     
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    This is quite interesting.
    I haven't experienced this personally but I will keep an eye out. I'm almost wondering what you guys are vaping:D
     
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    Jeez guys, I'm getting worried now! How do you walk around with all those clouds about??? I'll be checking my stuff now, thanks for the heads up
     
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    Yup my fan runs 24/7 and I haven't experienced it yet, but this is something to worry about.
     
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    @blujeenz maybe you should fit a cloth filter over the cooling fan mesh to keep out the vapour.
     
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    Yeah i find VG settles on everything, TV Screen, any plastic or metal in the room and i have to wipe down all my mods on my display bookcase every couple of months!
     
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    A few months back I saw a gadget review , it was called the vape nut. Now I really want it
     
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    What is it?
     
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    It's a filter, it sucks air in from the top and passes it through a filter and out the bottom, filter were removable to wash/replace. I thought it was a stupid idea and realize now I'm the stupid one
     
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    I'll go check if I find it.
     
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    download.jpeg this is the filter @munro .looks like a hob extractor filter.
    I'm pretty sure one can be made for cheaper.
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    That's definitely how I remember it! It was at VapeKing sometime back on sale, should of grabbed it!
     
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    Alas neither the ups or monitor have fans, covering the vent slits might heat internals up enough to cause early failure.
    Theres plenty of 3D printed "solder fume extractor's" on thingyverse, for what its worth.

    @Munro31 I use a Citadel at 35w, so not exactly a cloud beast.
     
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    Wow, I was imagining you with a mech making massive clouds, the fact that you are not means I need to clean all my electronics now, I also vape at about 35w on my QP MR
     
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    I've never had this issue. Hence me thinking it's the batteries. I never had excess vapour build up either. It's just the normal wipe and problem solved. Do you think it has something to do with the %vg your vaping?
     
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    @blujeenz maybe you should contemplate adding an extractor to the UPS.
     
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    mostly 70/30 fruity. I vape around 15ml a day on my dual coil RTA/RDA so huge clouds. I work from home so this room doubles as my office and man cave. I only vape in this room.
     
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    even worse is the foggy inside of my scanner :facepalm:
     
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