Expensive disposable batteries are a thing of the past now; it was a part of the first generation of electronic cigarettes. Today, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are amazing, they come with the second and third generation of devices, and they have advanced the overall technology behind smoking by bounds and leaps.
However, these new batteries still need care for them to achieve a long lifespan. Here are four tips on how to maintain your batteries.
Clean your battery regularly.
Cleaning the battery’s contacts is one of the best things that you can do to make sure that your battery is well-maintained. Drops of liquid and debris from bags and pockets can collect over time, especially in the screw of the battery. You will see that there is a buildup of green color in the screw, that is from the debris.
It is recommended to clean the contacts regularly to help prolong the life of the batteries. Getting into the routine of doing this would give your battery a fast clean every time you use one. It will help keep your charger free of small amounts of liquid and debris. Batteries are occasionally returned to the manufacturers because they no longer work, and most of the time, they are just given a good and deep clean to start working again.
To thoroughly clean the contacts, just use a dry tissue paper or cotton buds and wipe the insides, as well as the outsides of the screw part thoroughly. Do not use water to clean your batteries. Always keep in mind that you must not keep your batteries under extreme temperatures and exposed to direct sunlight. Exposure to these temperatures can be very dangerous. If you are smoking outside, do not expose batteries to direct sunlight.
It is also best to mark the batteries; it is so you will have an idea about when to replace them. Most people use a pen or sticker so that they know when their battery was purchased. This is a good strategy as you will know when a battery is getting close to its lifespan and when it needs to be replaced.
Don’t leave your battery charged for hours.
It is best not to keep your batteries charged hours after it is full as it can deteriorate its overall performance. The LED on the K1 Standard battery and Ultra battery light up while charging and they go out once it is good to go. Remember that if you want to charge multiple batteries, but you only have a couple of USB sockets on your computer, you can purchase an e-cig charger adapter for multiple charging. Never leave the battery unattended while it is charging or plugged in for hours than necessary.
Store your battery properly.
It is highly recommended to keep the batteries in their original case or a zip wallet when you are not using them to keep them safe and clean. Turn it off when you are not using them. Most of the e-cig pens have an on and off function to prevent any activation by accident when it is in your pocket or bag. This is very important to preserve its life and for safety reasons. Most e-cig pens require you to press the LED button around five times to turn it on or off. The light will flash three times to signal that it has been activated or deactivated.
If you want to have a long-lasting battery life, follow the recommendations above. This can also help your batteries last longer and perform better. You can also read your guide to e-cig battery safety.