Vape batteries are not like your standard AA or AAA batteries. Regulated mods that are battery-powered use 18650s or 20700s that are much more powerful and need to be handled carefully. Here are 5 of our top tips for vape battery safety.
The wrapper on the vape batteries is there to protect them from metal-to-metal contact, which can trigger malfunctions and explosions. Before placing your batteries into your vape, always double-check that the wrappers are in pristine condition. Take a look at each side, and especially around the top and bottom of the batteries. If you notice a nick or tear in the wrapper, it’s time to re-wrap it. You can do so yourself, or visit your local vape shop, as most of them will re-wrap your batteries at no cost.
When traveling with spare batteries, always store them in designated battery cases. They should never be left haphazardly in pockets or bags. Incorrect storage can cause batteries to come into contact with other batteries or metal objects within the pocket, which can cause them to short circuit and potentially explode.
Many mods these days have charging ports directly in the body. However, if you have removable batteries, it’s a better idea to use a dedicated battery charger. Basic battery chargers allow your batteries to properly charge. More advanced chargers provide extras such as battery data and health monitoring.
When using a mod that requires more than one battery, you should always marry the batteries that go together. For instance, if your device requires two batteries, always keep those two together and charge them together. This keeps them charging and discharging at the same rate, helping to minimize the chances of capacity and performance imbalance.
Finally, we all know that electronics and water don’t mix well. The same goes for your vape batteries. Damaged or wet batteries have a significantly increased chance of malfunction and explosion. If you notice any dings or scratches on your batteries or believe they may have gotten wet, you should dispose of them immediately and replace them with new ones.
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