Vape batteries are different from the AA’s remote. The battery is a much more powerful cell, so it must be handled with care. If you have a regulated vape mode powered by a battery such as 18650 or 20700, this guide is for you.
If you are using a regulated external battery mod, this list is for you. Our tips will inform you on how to use and maintain your batteries for safer vaping. Read this to learn the basics of battery safety. But keep in mind that this is not a safe guide in mechanical mode. This requires a good understanding of Ohm's Law and much more information than can be covered in this beginner's guide.
a. Don't leave your charging battery alone
Even if you're using a charger, it's a good idea not to leave the battery, especially overnight. Very rarely, but battery chargers are electronic devices, and breakdowns are not uncommon. Always keep an eye on the battery you are charging and put it in the battery case while you are away.
b. Use a dedicated charger
On most devices, you can charge the battery directly in mode, but it is always safer to use a dedicated battery charger. A simple charger costs less than a bottle of 60 ml of electronic juice. A small price increase adds features such as battery data and health status monitoring.
c. Use battery cases
Never put the battery in your pocket or bag when not in use. Instead, buy an inexpensive plastic enclosure, as unprotected batteries can short circuit when they come in contact with metal objects. This risks shrinkage and battery explosion. Drop the vape pen, or mod can break. The tank can break and leak from fruit juice or cannabis oil. There is a risk of fire or electric shock when entering the battery compartment. Storing e-cigarette, vape pens or vape mod in the case will help prevent it from breaking, even if you accidentally drop it. Plus, you can keep the essentials together to keep the mouthpiece, tank/atomizer, extra coils and electronic juice in one convenient place.
d. Don’t use unsuitable batteries
Some batteries are suitable for low consumption coils, others for sub ohms and others should not be used. When choosing the right battery for your mode, make sure it meets the proper specifications. The numbers in the rap are often misleading, so do not read them. Using counterfeit batteries, chargers, or other accessories is dangerous as there is a risk of injury or damage to the camera. Lithium batteries must be marked to meet their safety and environmental standards. For more information, check our best vape batteries pages.
e. Don't use counterfeit batteries
Counterfeit batteries are, unfortunately, a big problem. Because of their high price, the three generations (Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic) are the most commonly forged brands. Always buy a battery from a dealer to ensure its authenticity.
f. Keep wraps intact
Always make sure that the wraps of your batteries are in pristine condition. If you notice a nick on battery, it is safe to repack it. Battery bags are cheap and very easy to wear. If you do not have the packing materials, please visit your local vape store. In most stores, the battery works free and only takes a few minutes. Watch the Dash Vapes video on how to repack a battery quickly and effortlessly.
g. Recycle old batteries
When replacing an old battery, do not throw it away, recycle it. Lithium-ion cells can easily short out the trash, which can expose you to danger. Battery recycling is also good for the environment. Keep an eye on the battery disposal box and follow the safety instructions when recycling old batteries.
h. Replace old batteries
The battery is consumed for a certain period of time (full charge to full discharge). Lithium-ion batteries begin to lose their capacity and resistance after prolonged use. Replace the battery if it takes less time to discharge. Even if you do not notice anything unusual, replace the battery after 6 months to 1 year, depending on the frequency of use.
i. Use married batteries
If you use a mode that requires more than one battery, always use the same battery (e.g. a Sony VTC5 pair) and stay married. That is, use batteries in pairs and always together-a safe practice. This will help the cell receive the same number of charges/discharges and delay the imbalance of capacity and performance.
j. Don’t over-drain your batteries
If possible, do not discharge the battery completely. Lithium-ion batteries have a reduced capacity when discharged. Most modes come in the form of battery levels. Charging the battery before it is fully discharged will extend its life. That is, the number of times you can take it out. The completely discharge batteries take a longer time for charging. This reduces the life of the battery because the users connect for a longer time with the battery.
k. Avoid extreme temperatures
Vape batteries can withstand low and high temperatures, but I do not want to test the limits. Higher temperatures can overwhelm the battery, resulting in faster battery life or better ventilation and lower battery capacity. Do not store in a cool place without sunlight and in places such as the glove box of a car, where the temperature may exceed the safety range. If you live in an area with extreme temperatures, it is advisable to carry the anti-vaping device and battery in a small insulated lunch cooler. Always protect your vape device and battery from extreme temperatures. It means extreme heat and extreme cold. Do not leave the battery in a car in hot weather or extremely cold weather. Be smart, do not leave in the sun or the freezer. And do not put in the oven. Too high a temperature can seriously damage the battery, prematurely deteriorate and explode.
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