Although most classic Pen-Style E-Cigarette devices are designed with the novice vaper in mind, there are certain precautions which must be taken at all levels of vaping in order to maintain complete user safety. This is especially applicable to battery safety, so to ensure your device is working to the soundest of its abilities we have complied a straightforward guide of helpful hints and tips for your safety and peace of mind.
Do Not Overcharge The Battery
Many users share the common misunderstanding that leaving your battery to charge for hours and hours will allow you to use your device for longer. In fact, overcharging in this manner can be detrimental to the performance and longevity of the battery, so in order to avoid this you should only charge your device until the light on the charging unit turns green. When you notice the green light, your battery has reached its maximum voltage charge and does not require further charging.
Always Use A Reputable Charger Which Is Compatible With Your Device
Most Vape Kits available from vape store include a high-quality charging cable, which we strongly recommend using via a computer or laptop rather than a wall plug (more on this later). The charger included in your kit is fully compatible with your battery, and using any other cable will compromise the safety of the charging process.
Never Use Imitation Batteries
Although it might be tempting to buy a cheap replacement battery for a couple of pounds, we strongly advise that you only buy batteries in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines. The online website and in-store staff will outline exactly which battery you should be purchasing for use with your particular device.
Do Not Expose The Battery To Extreme Temperatures
You should always avoid exposing your battery – and e-cigarette device in general – to extreme heat or extreme cold. Always keep your battery out of direct sunlight and never leave it on the dashboard or seat of your car. Extreme temperatures can disrupt the chemical composition of your batteries and implicates their performance, longevity and safety.
Always Store Your Battery Correctly
As mentioned previously, you should always store your battery at room temperature and avoid leaving it in any location which exposes it to extreme temperatures. You should also be mindful to store your battery upright rather than on its side. If you buy a number of replacement batteries at once, keep them in their original packaging or in a silicone battery case until you are ready to use them. Batteries are also affected by humidity, so if you are in a high-humidity environment or there is a risk of condensation you should aim to store your batteries in a vapour-proof container.
Perhaps the most important factor to bear in mind when storing your batteries is the possibility of electrical conduction. If your battery comes into contact with any kind of metal surface, or indeed with another battery, the risk of heat production is very high and could even lead to a fire. To avoid this, always store your batteries in a specialised battery container (typically plastic or silicone) and ensure there is no contact between the positive and negative terminals of the batteries.
Regularly Check Your Batteries For Damage
Regularly checking your batteries for any signs of damage, age or wear and tear is an important habit to practise for maintaining battery safety. If you notice any imperfections on your battery, we recommend discontinuing use and replacing it as soon as possible. However, correct storage and care should reduce the chances of damage and lengthen the overall lifespan of your battery.
Charge Your Battery Via USB Port Instead Of A Wall Plug
We strongly recommend that you use the USB port on your computer or laptop when charging your device. Charging via a wall plug is likely to overload the battery and produce a current which is too strong for your battery to handle. When charging your battery from a USB port, always use the charging cable supplied with your kit, as this will regulate the correct amount of power and avoid over-straining the battery.