Over the years, vaping has gained negative press for a few things, including vape batteries exploding. This is an extremely rare occurrence and one that can be avoided by taking appropriate battery safety measures.
To make sure your vape device remains safe, we have compiled the top ten tips you need to know to ensure your battery is safe to use!
Don’t Expose Batteries to Extreme Temperatures
If a battery gets too hot, it strains the battery and will make them age faster and can even cause them to leak. If it gets too cold, then the battery capacity will deplete.
Never keep a battery in a place that will get hot, such as in your car. If they are exposed to extreme temperatures, then they will stop working and can bubble out chemicals, set on fire, explode or damage your device.
Don’t Use Damaged Batteries
You should also check for signs of rusting or corrosion on your battery. If this is spotted, then the battery should be discarded.
Avoid Contact With Water
Waterproof devices are available if you are often around water or in a situation where your vape battery might get wet.
Buy Batteries From a Trusted Source
Cheap, counterfeit vape batteries can become faulty and cause harm to your device.
Make Sure the Wrapping is Intact
The wrap is there to prevent your vape device from shorting. Beneath the wrap is metal, and if this touches the metal interior of your vape, then this can cause problems.
Check the Amp Limits For the Battery
You’ll need to work out the amp limit of your batteries. This will tell you the most current you can get from the battery while remaining safe. Check the battery specifications for the maximum continuous current rating. This will be a number in amps that reveals how much current the battery can safely provide continuously.
Don’t Carry Batteries Loose in a Bag or Pocket
It is also dangerous to allow batteries to come into contact with metal objects, which are likely to also be in pockets and bags.
Don’t Leave Batteries Charging Unattended
You should also avoid overcharging your batteries, so make sure you remove them from charging once they are full.
Avoid Contact With Other Metal Items
Use the Correct Charging Equipment For Your Vape
Using the wrong charger can impact your battery and cause your device to function poorly, and can damage it in the long-term.