There are a number of different vape batteries available, from the smaller 18650 battery all the way to the larger 20700, 26650 and 21700 batteries.
While they’re all rechargeable, eventually all vape batteries will need to be replaced. This week we’ll be providing you with tips to help you extend the life of your vape battery.
Charging Your Batteries
Many vape mods support internal charging of batteries, this is when you charge batteries when they’re inside of your device; but we recommend that you use a dedicated battery charger.
Not only will these dedicated pieces of hardware charge your batteries faster, they will increase their lifespan – remember not to leave charged batteries unattended. Try not to overcharge your batteries, overcharging will run your batteries down and will reduce their capacity.
Protecting and Storing Your Batteries
Proper protection and storage will help keep your batteries safe and in a usable condition for longer. When not in use, we recommend you remove batteries and store them in either a silicone wrap or plastic battery cases.
Unprotected batteries that come into contact with conductive materials – such as loose change and keys, can not only lose charge but potentially short circuit, causing them to explode injuring you and others around you.
Store batteries in a cool, dry location. Exposure to heat can cause a reaction in your batteries which will reduce their charge in the short term. Long term exposure can reduce the overall capacity of your battery, and potentially cause them to react violently.
Vape Batteries and Eliquid
If you find that your vape batteries are wearing down faster than usual, there are ways to keep them going for longer between charges. Your eliquid can have a big impact on this – certain blends require more power to heat them to the point they turn to vapour.
A higher PG eliquid, such as a 50% PG eliquid / 50% VG vape liquid are thinner and require less heat to turn into vapour, meaning you’ll need less power from your battery.
Vaping less in general can also help your batteries last longer. Salt nicotine eliquids provide a more potent nicotine hit, with a smoother throat hit as well; meaning you can use a higher nicotine strength eliquid than usual – which will help you vape less.
Batteries and Hardware
When using vape devices at higher wattages you may notice that your batteries run out of charge faster. To keep them going for longer we recommend you turn down the power; doing this in conjunction with using a higher PG eliquid can make a real difference to battery life.
When choosing your vape battery, we always recommend you pick a trusted and well known brand, such as LG, Samsung, Efest and Basen. It may be tempting to buy a cheaper battery, but in the long run you’ll notice the difference when it comes to performance and lifespan.
By following these tips we hope you’ll get the most out of your batteries. When it comes time to replace them we stock a wide range of 18650 batteries, 18500 batteries, 20700 batteries and 21700 batteries to suit your vaping needs.
If you have any questions about vape batteries, or vaping in general, please get in touch with us.