As a vaper, you know that the engine at the heart of every vaping device is the battery. It's the crucial component that ignites the coil, turning your chosen e-liquid into the tantalising vapour that not only delights the taste buds but also keeps those relentless nicotine cravings at bay.
No matter your choice of vaping apparatus, be it a sleek pod kit, a beginner's starter kit, a high-end vape kit, or a robust box mod, the battery is key. Without it functioning at its best, your vaping experience can be greatly compromised. That's why understanding and maintaining your batteries—whether they are internal or external—is paramount to a fulfilling and safe vaping journey.
In this short guide, we'll explore everything you need to know about taking care of your e-cigarette batteries. From proper charging methods to safe storage, from understanding the difference between internal and external batteries to knowing when it's time to replace them, we'll guide you through each aspect of battery care. Read on to ensure that your vaping experiences are always at their peak, while also prioritising your safety and the longevity of your device.
Internal Batteries in Vape Devices
Known as ‘built-in’ or ‘integrated’ batteries, internal batteries are permanently housed within your vaping device. They usually charge via a USB port and cable, but it's wise to use the provided cable or a replacement from a reliable vaping vendor like Double Drip.
Damage to internal batteries might not be apparent, but mishaps like dropping your device could cause malfunction or even dangerous situations. If you think your device might have a damaged battery, have a professional evaluate it.
Tips for Internal Battery Maintenance:
- Safe Storage: Keep your e-cigarette away from children, pets, extreme temperatures, sunlight, moisture, and metal objects.
- Avoid Full Depletion: Recharge when it's at 20%-30% to prevent battery stress.
- Avoid Overcharging: Remove from the charger when fully charged and avoid overnight charging.
- Charge in a Secure Location: Always charge on a non-combustible surface in a visible place.
External Batteries in Vaping Kits
External batteries are often used in advanced vape kits and box mods, like Round-cell lithium-ion batteries, including 18650 and 21700. Mismanagement can be hazardous, leading to leaks, fires, or explosions.
Tips for External Battery Care:
- Purchase from Trusted Suppliers: Only buy from reputable vendors like Double Drip.
- Proper Storage: Use a battery case and avoid loose batteries in pockets or bags.
- Use the Right Charger: Choose quality battery chargers specifically designed for your batteries.
- Charge Carefully: Don’t overcharge or undercharge, and keep batteries paired in devices.
Can You Vape While Charging?
Though some manufacturers allow ‘Pass-Through’ vaping while charging, it's typically not recommended. Overheating during simultaneous charging and vaping can cause battery failure or even explosions. It's safer to wait until the battery is fully charged.
How Long Do External Batteries Last?
Typically, vape batteries last between 6 and 12 months. Signs of needing replacement include reduced charging capacity and prolonged recharge times.
Disposing of E-cigarette Batteries
Dispose of spent vape batteries responsibly by using designated recycling points or local recycling centres.
Safety Features in E-Cigarettes
Modern e-cigarettes often include safety measures like short circuit protection, overheat protection, low voltage protection, over-discharge protection, overcharge protection, and automatic cut-off.
Whether using internal or external batteries, proper maintenance can prolong your vaping experience and ensure your safety. Always opt for quality batteries from recognized brands, and if in doubt, consult the manufacturer's guide or seek expert advice from our knowledgeable team at Double Drip.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Incorrect handling of batteries or chargers can result in safety risks or fire hazards. By using these products, you accept all associated risks and release Double Drip, its distributors, or retailers from any liability related to accidents, injuries, or damages.