Vaping is a great way to stop smoking cigarettes, but there are some very important rules of safety that you should always follow when it comes to your batteries in your device(s).
Whether you are using an electronic cigarette, a portable vaporizer, or MOD for your vaping experience, you need to know the proper care and safety for your batteries that you should always follow.
Each of the different devices have their own battery style, safety instructions, and rules.
Electronic Cigarette Batteries
If you are using an electronic cigarette, the battery typically is charged by screwing it into a USB charging device. To ensure the safety and effectiveness of the battery you need to keep the contacts clean and dry so that you are getting maximum power.
If your contact on the battery appears dirty, clean it with a cotton swab and a little rubbing alcohol. Be sure not to “hang” the battery from the charging port, you want to have the cord from the charger and the battery to lay on something so that it does not stretch and tear the wires.
One of the most important rules is to never attempt to tamper or alter the battery. If you encounter problems with the battery not wanting to charge, take it to a vape shop or to a battery store.
Portable Vaporizers and Vape Pens Batteries
If you are a little bit more advanced as a vaper, and are using a portable vaporizer or vape pen, then some of the care tips are the same as with an e-cigarette.
These batteries are more powerful and require some additional care. Anytime that the device is not in use, turn it off to ensure that if you stick it in your pocket or purse, that you’re not accidentally hitting the button on it. If the button is pushed for too long, it can cause the internal battery to overheat.
At any point that you are storing or placing down your device, make sure that you keep it away from loose change, keys, or anything likewise that could possibly connect both the positive and negative contacts of the battery; this can create a short-circuit.
Always be sure to only use the appropriate charger for your device.
If you are using a MOD which takes rechargeable batteries, preferably Lithium-Ion, there are some extra precautions you need to take.
One of the most important is to make sure you are using the proper batteries for your MOD. Carefully check to see batteries are not damaged before and after use, if they are damaged or the coating is coming off do not use.
Never store your batteries where they will be exposed to extreme heat or cold.
MODs out there will have a one size only fitting battery. There are some cases where multiple smaller batteries can be stacked to fit in a device. This should be avoided though.
Brand and resistance will also have an impact on the batteries being used.
Follow these simple rules of safety for batteries in your devices to be able to enjoy and maximize your vaping experience.