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Batteries don’t last forever. This is why many companies may offer warranties for electronics and faulty batteries, but not batteries that stop lasting as long over time. Time is not a battery’s friend, and that’s the harsh reality.
Still, a bit of care can go a long way, particularly involving your vape product battery. Small changes you make in your daily vape use may prolong the life of your battery. This can be good news for people who have purchased a vape pen with a built-in battery. So, what can you do to keep your favourite vape product working at its best for as long as possible? You’re about to find out.
You might not think that daily wear and tear is doing your vape products any harm, but it can be. Those small dings and occasional drops can all be affecting your battery’s lifespan while also making it a danger.
If you know you have butterfingers, be pre-emptive. Carry your vape in a case to protect it, and you may just be able to prevent battery damage from being an issue. Fortunately, there are plenty of dedicated vape pen cases out there. You can also use what you have lying around the house, like a glasses case.
Choose Quality Chargers
With so much technology all around us, charging has become a bit of a daily grind. Just as you’ve charged your smartphone, your wireless headphones go flat. Then, while you’ve got those charging, your vape pen starts flashing an ominous warning.
You can save much of the worry surrounding chargers reducing your battery’s lifespan by choosing quality charging cords and adjusting the way you charge.
Both cheap wall adaptors and car USB chargers may lead to battery failure. Instead, spend a little more with a quality stockist to enjoy peace of mind. If your vape has a removable battery, consider using a dedicated lithium-ion battery charger.
While we’re on the topic of charging, it’s crucial never to leave your charging vape or battery unattended.
Keep Your Battery Clean
We know there can be a bit of maintenance involved in vape products. However, all of it is important to keep them in tip-top shape! If you have a vape pen with a built-in battery, take a look at your charging port. Is it clean?
Sometimes, e-liquid can end up in the USB port. This is not an electrical concern, but its stickiness can cause dust and lint to become caught inside. Use a toothpick and rubbing alcohol to clean the port gently. However, take care to avoid bending the pins, which could void your vape product’s warranty.
If your device has a removable battery, take it out and wipe the battery terminal clean. This makes sure the battery can always connect correctly with the terminal.
Check the Temperature
We can experience some pretty extreme temperatures in little ol’ Aotearoa. The north island, in particular, sees double-digit temperatures more often than not. For the safety of your vape battery and its environment, never leave it in a hot place, such as a car. Avoid leaving it in direct sunlight or somewhere hot while it’s charging.
Keep an Eye on the Time
Even the most advanced battery has care instructions. Some of the most common ones across the board relate to the attention you must give to your charging timeframe.
Avoid overcharging your battery – even if it seems convenient to leave it charging overnight. In contrast, don’t let your battery run flat. It then has to work harder to charge from dead-empty. Both overcharging and letting your battery run flat can impact its longevity.
Store it Right
If you’ve purchased a new kit and plan on storing your old one with plans to use it in the future, there’s a right way to go about it. Make sure the battery is at least half-charged before putting it in a storage case. Batteries do deplete over time, and keeping it partially charged will stop it from running completely flat.
Not Using it? Turn it Off!
If you’re not chain vaping – the process of continuously vaping – then turn your device off when you’re not using it. The method for doing this can vary from one product to the next. However, in many kits, it can involve pressing the button four or five times.
It’s easy to get into the habit of just leaving it on for a quick vape at a moment’s notice. However, doing so can drain the battery, leading to more charging and a shorter battery lifespan.
Better Battery Care, Better Vape Experience
Eventually, you will need to purchase a new device when the battery starts to fail. But why speed up that process if you don’t have to? Small changes in your vaping habits can make a significant difference in battery life; saving you money and frustration.