Vape batteries are not like your remote-control AAs or AAAs: they are much more powerful cells that need to be handled carefully. This battery Safety guide will help you understand how to use and care for these batteries. If you own a regulated vape mod that is powered by batteries such as 18650s or 20700s, this guide is for you.
Caring for your batteries
We would always advise that a battery cover or holder is used when transporting batteries to prevent them from touching each other, or other metallic items. Always make sure that the wraps of your batteries are in pristine condition. If you notice a nick on the battery wrap, the safe thing to do is to re-wrap it. Battery wraps are cheap and very easy to put on. If you don’t have wraps, visit your local vape shop, Most vape shops will re wrap the batteries.
Use battery cases
Never throw batteries in pockets or bags when not in use. Get yourself some cheap plastic battery cases instead, as unprotected batteries might short circuit when they come in contact with metal objects. This may cause your battery to vent and potentially explode.
Use the right batteries
Some batteries are better for low wattage vaping, others are better for sub-ohming, and others are not supposed to be used for vaping at all. When picking batteries for your mod, make sure that they come in the appropriate specs. Don’t just read the numbers on the wraps, as those are often misleading. Make sure that your batteries are inserted the correct way to avoid them venting. Even if your mod features reverse polarity protection, pay attention that the batteries don’t go in backwards.
Don’t leave your batteries charging unattended
Even when using a charger, having your batteries charging unattended is never a good idea, especially overnight. Although very rare, battery chargers are electronic devices and failures are not unheard of. Always keep an eye on your charging batteries and place them in battery cases when you are not around.
When charging your battery, check back regularly to see if it has finished. As soon as charging is complete, remove from the charger to prevent it from overcharging, which can cause battery failure. Batteries should always be charged on a fireproof surface, and should not be left unattended or to charge overnight.
The chemicals contained within the battery should never be exposed to extreme temperatures so keep it at room temperature – and definitely keep it away from fire! Also, check for damage/denting regularly and do not use if any is found.
Use special caution when working with rechargeable Lithium Ion 18650 cells and make sure you have enough knowledge of Li-Ion batteries in charging, discharging and assembly before use.
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