Battery Safety Tips to Stay Safe

You need to know to how safely handle your vape batteries because they are much more powerful cells than your remote-control AAs. As an experienced vaper, you may see some battery safety tips as common sense, but what do you do when you are handed a couple of 18650s and a vape mod without proper handling advice?

Our team of experts has put together the basics of vape battery safety, so if you own a regulated vape mod powered by batteries such as 18650s or 21700S, then we’ve put out these tips for you. But before then, check out our collection of the best batteries you can find in the market here.

Without much ado, let’s move on to discuss battery safety tips to stay safe:

Use the right batteries
Some batteries are suited for sub-ohm vaping, others are built for low wattage vaping. But note that some batteries that are not supposed to be used for vaping at all.

When you’re picking batteries for your mod, ensure they come in the right specs.

Don’t rely on just the ratings on the wraps, as you can easily be misled. The best thing to do is to study battery reviews, and go below your battery’s CDR (continuous discharge rating).

Keep the wraps intact
Always check to ensure your battery wraps are in perfect condition. If you see any nick on the wrap, you can re-wrap it. Battery wraps are cheap and easy to use. If you don’t have them, you can visit your local vape shop.

Avoid counterfeits
The most counterfeited brands of batteries include Sony, Panasonic, and Samsung. These brands are expensive so they tend to have counterfeits.
That’s why we advise vapers to buy batteries from reputable vendors that put quality over money and ensure their batteries are authentic.

Use battery cases
Avoid keeping your batteries in bags or pockets when not in use. The best thing to do is to get yourself plastic battery cases. Leaving your batteries unprotected might cause them to short circuit when they touch metal objects. More so, the battery might and explode.

So a good battery safety tip is to carry your cells in cases. This protects them from any form of hazard or explosion.

Always keep an eye on your charging batteries
A lot of vapers make the mistake of leaving their batteries charging unattended. This is never a good idea, especially when you leave them overnight. Always remember that battery chargers are electronic devices and they can fail.

So it is advisable to keep an eye on your charging batteries. When you’re not around, it is better not to charge them; you can just keep them in battery cases until you return.

Use a dedicated charger
Many devices nowadays allow you to charge your batteries directly in your mod, but the safest way to charge is to use a dedicated battery charger.

You don’t have to worry, you can get a simple charger for less than the price of a 60 mL bottle of e-juice. However, some batteries come with added features like data and health monitoring, and the price may be higher a bit.

Use married batteries
Always use similar batteries in mods that take more than one battery. Keeping the pairs married is a safe practice that ensures that each cell gets an equal number of charges/discharges. More so, it helps delay imbalances in performance and capacity.

Avoid extreme temperatures
Higher temperatures often strain batteries and make them vent or age faster. Colder temperatures, on the other hand, also takes a toll on battery capacity.

Hence, you should store your batteries in a cool place away from sunlight. Do not leave them in the glove compartment of your car where the temperature might be beyond their safety range.

If you’re constantly exposed to extreme temperature conditions, you can consider carrying your batteries and vape device in an insulated lunch cooler. Remember, however, that it is better to carry your batteries inside their own battery case.

Don’t over-drain your batteries
It is good to always charge your batteries before they are completely drained out. Lithium-ion batteries tend to lose more capacity as you leave them to discharge.

But with most mods that come with some form of battery level indication, charging them before they drain out helps to prolong their life.

Replace old batteries
Batteries are efficient up to a certain number of cycles. Lithium-ion batteries, for example, start to lose capacity and strength when used for an extended period.

However, if you notice that your battery takes less time to discharge, it means it’s high time you replaced it. Even if you didn’t notice something abnormal, it is advisable to replace your batteries after six months to a year, but this depends on how often you use them.

Dispose old batteries properly
When you want to replace old batteries, ensure you recycle them instead of throwing them away. Otherwise, batteries like lithium-ion cell can short-circuit in the trash can and give rise to serious hazard risk.

Recycling batteries is also good for a safe environment. You should always follow safety instructions and keep an eye on battery disposal boxes.

Final Remark
We hope this post has enlightened you about the best battery safety tips to stay protected. By not adhering to the tips above, you stand the risk of getting injured because of an unsafe battery.