You ever notice that your shields aren’t charging, even though you’ve clearly got a shock effect going on?
Well, did some testing on the dummies, and Conduit never lasts longer than 2 seconds (standard shock effect duration). If you want to reactivate it, wait for the shock effect to wear off, then shoot again.
So basically, in a mindlessly-unloading situation, you have a better chance of keeping it going with guns that have a low elemental effect chance, since the likelihood is greater that no shock effects will proc in 2 seconds. That, or practice firing in 2 second beats when you need shields.
Or hope Gearbox fixes it, because its not performing the way its in-game description states.
You can still go crazy with it at high stacks, it’ll recharge the amp drain many times over in those two seconds, but once it stops, lay off the trigger for 2 seconds (or switch to your fire weapon), then go again
Conduit only resets, ready for another two seconds, once your previous shock effect wears off, or if you electrocute another target.
target not being electrocuted=good, ripe for 2 seconds of conduit
target is already electrocuted=bad, find another target, or wait for it to wear off. Use the time to switch to other shock weapon to keep storm weaving going.