Battery Tips for Vapers: Part 2

Battery Tips for Vapers: Part 2

Let’s continue our vape battery discussion with more important tips for vapers!

Getting Longer Battery Life

There are many factors that determine how long your vape battery will live. For example, how far you’re draining the battery before charging it. The more you drain it, the more wear the battery suffers. Another factor to consider is if the battery is being charged frequently. If you’re charging it often, it’s not going to last as long. Another major factor that can affect the life and safety of your battery is how you’re using it. If you’re abusing your battery, for example by drawing high amps regularly or running the battery almost to the point of overheating it, you might not get more than three months of life out of it.

Signs of a dying vape battery include poor performance after a full charge, a battery taking longer to charge than usual, or if it doesn’t charge to a full 4.2 volts. If you notice any of these things, it’s probably time to recycle the battery and get a new one.

How to Store Your Batteries

Batteries like to be used, not stored. Batteries wear down no matter if they are being used or stored — something to consider if you want to stock up on and store batteries. Still, many vapers choose to own several sets of batteries as backups.

Storing a lithium-ion battery at full charge, or 4.2 volts, is known to cause battery degradation. Instead, battery experts recommend charging a vape battery up to 3.7 volts, then recharging it again once the battery drops down to 3.4 volts.

Vent Hole Placement Matters

Vent holes in your vaporizer are designed to allow gases to vent out of the device. Without these holes, the gases would build up until a part of the device would finally give away, releasing the pressure all at once. Pressure buildup can be extremely dangerous.

Most electronic cigarettes have plenty of spaces where gases can escape in case of a venting battery, so it’s not usually anything you need to worry about. But when buying a vaporizer, you might consider looking for one with the vent holes located where the tops of the batteries will be, since batteries vent from the top. This is especially important with mech mods.

If the venting holes are at the bottom of the battery, the gases need to travel around the battery to reach the holes, which might cause a buildup of gases before they can escape.

Venting and thermal runaway are not common by any means, and practically non-existent in devices with internal, non-removable batteries. But these situations can happen, so it’s important to know what to do if it happens to you.

First, don’t try to remove the batteries from your device. Not only can the battery expand and become impossible to remove, but thermal runaway can happen at any time after a battery vents. Get the device away from you and everyone else as soon as possible. If nothing happens after 30 minutes, you should be okay to dispose of the vape battery. Do not try to use the battery again. Generally, any sign of overheating, such as if your device becomes very warm could potentially indicate that you have misused the battery and you should stop using the device immediately.

Don’t Trust All Ohm Readers

Sub-ohm vaping (vaping on atomizers built below one ohm) has become very popular, with some people now “super sub-ohming” (vaping below 0.10 ohms). The lower you go, the more important it is to know how accurate the number is. For example, 0.09 ohms will draw 46 amps from your batteries, 0.08 will draw 52 amps, and 0.07 will draw 60 amps.

Those minor differences put a lot of stress on your batteries, so it’s important to have an accurate ohm reader if you super sub-ohm. If you aren’t going lower than 0.10 ohms, the accuracy is less important. You don’t want to use a cheap ohm reader.

We hope you’ve found these tips helpful. When it comes to e-cig batteries, be smart and stay safe!

 

The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs, LLC, owner of the Halo and Halo Cigs marks.

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