How to Keep Vape Batteries Safe
Ahh...vaping, whether it’s taking a break from the stress of work or relaxing in front of the TV on the weekend, it’s one of our favourite pastimes. Yet, as with any electrical device, there’s an inherent risk when using a vape that needs to be considered. One of the main components requiring care and to be kept safe is the battery.
If damaged or neglected, there is the possibility it can explode and cause harm. As customer safety is a priority here at Fogstar, we’ve put our heads together to come up with this article on how you can keep your vape batteries safe.
Protect Your Batteries
An obvious solution on how to keep vape batteries safe is by providing them with adequate protection in the first place. Even the smallest of knocks or dropping them on the floor can cause serious damage to the battery; when unprotected they have the potential to short-circuit, vent and explode. Not something you want to take a chance with when putting it near your face or carrying it in your pocket!
Be sure to use a plastic battery case, this will protect them at all times, especially when competing for space in your pocket with metal objects such as coins and keys.
Use Authentic Batteries
You know what they say, “Buy cheap, buy twice”. There’s a large number of counterfeit batteries across the internet, especially those marketed as products as major leading brands. Our advice is never to go for cheap or unauthentic goods. Not only do you run the risk of the performance being poor, therefore forcing you to buy again not soon after, but there are also safety risks. Many of these counterfeits do not meet the same stringent standards as the real deal.
Always purchase your batteries through an authorised dealer and research the correct battery required for your device. We’re always happy to provide advice and answer any questions when our customers need help.
Ensure You Use The Correct Coils
It’s important to bear in mind that the majority of mods have a limit to what kind of ohms coil they can cater for. It’s important, especially when sub-ohm vaping, to research the range of your mod and avoid going below it.
How To Keep Your Vape Batteries Safe In Storage
There are a few key points to consider when storing your vape batteries. Don’t leave them exposed and knocking about in a draw with metal objects such as coins, keys, clips and pins. Also, avoid leaving them in direct sunlight and make sure they’re away from flammable objects or materials. Finally, make sure they’re kept away from static electric charges. Any of these can damage a battery and increase its risk of exploding. To be safe, store them in a fireproof container.
Charging The Battery
This one is particularly important and one I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of, at one point or another! First of all, don’t leave it overnight. Yes, we know, it’s easy to just switch it on and let it charge whilst you drift into dreamland, but there is the risk that it could catch alight.
Whilst failures are rare, they’re not impossible. Recharge it at a convenient time when you’re in the room and able to keep an eye on it. Furthermore, when it’s completely charged, remove it from the mains. Overcharging it carries the same risk!
You’re in the office and you’ve left your charger at home. You ask your mate and he throws you his for a completely different model. Well, it looks similar, so why not? Again, this is not particularly advisable. If a charger has a higher voltage than the battery is able to take, it can quickly overheat and receive damage. Not what you want when you’ve got a twenty-minute walk home! Therefore, we always advise our customers to use a recommended charging device. Some dedicated chargers even have additional features such as battery data and health monitoring. Stay ahead of the game and make sure your battery is on top form.
Look After The Wraps
There are some awesome wraps out on the market right now in a range of innovative designs and patterns (you can check out ours here). For that reason alone, you’re probably going to want to keep yours pristine. That said, if you do notice a nick or damage to the wrap, the safe option is to re-wrap it. They’re cheap and can be replaced within minutes.
Marry Your Batteries
This is one for those of you using a mod that takes more than one battery. We advise using the exact same batteries to power your device and always together. This way, you can ensure that both cells receive the same number of charges. Furthermore, this delays any disparity in capacity and performance.
So just to recap on how to keep your vape batteries safe;
- Protect your batteries by using a plastic case
- Always purchase your batteries through an authorised dealer and research the correct battery required for your device
- Ensure you use the right coil
- Don’t leave them exposed and knocking about in a draw with metal objects such as coins, keys, clips and pins
- Avoid leaving them in direct sunlight and make sure they’re away from flammable objects or materials
- Recharge it at a convenient time when you’re in the room and able to keep an eye on it
- Don’t overcharge your batteries
- Always use the recommended charging device
- Use wraps to protect your batteries
- Marry your batteries if you’re using a mod that takes more than one battery.
...and, there you have it! Go forth and continue to enjoy the beauty of vaping. Just bear in mind those points about how to keep vape batteries safe in order to continue doing so risk-free. If you have any questions, our specialist team at Fogstar are always on-hand to help with any queries you might have - don’t hesitate to get in touch!