E-cigarettes are easy and fun to use, but that does not mean that you can neglect the components of your device, especially its battery. There is a way on how to properly care for them, with reports of e-cig explosion almost every couple of days, e-cig battery safety should be a priority in the mind of all smokers.
It is important to acknowledge the problem since smoking does cause almost 90,000 fires and 500 deaths every year within the United States alone. If smokers switched to e-cigarettes, fire-related injury and damage would reduce greatly.
However, lithium-ion batteries have a massive deal of energy in small containers, and they behave in unpredictable ways, and that may worry you when you see reports of battery explosion in the news. If you are worried about the proper usage of batteries, here are some tips on how to make sure that you are handling your e-cig battery correctly and how important it is to do so.
Proper battery safety is not difficult; you don’t need to be a technician to understand the importance of e-cigarette battery safety. You need to read the manual that comes with the kit and follow a few simple points that are easy to remember and to grasp.
Do not use batteries with physical damage, unless you can re-wrap the batteries yourself, remove batteries with damaged wrappers. It is also best if you only use batteries in the correct orientation.
So what is the link between damaged battery to e-cigarette safety? A battery has positive and negative poles. The positive pole is the flat or raised circle found at the top of the battery, and the area that is around it is insulated from the rest of the e-cig battery. However, the remaining part of the battery is the negative pole, and the only part that insulates it is the wrapper.
If the wrapper is damaged, the side of the battery can touch the inside of the mod. Since it is not the intended path for electricity through your e-cig mod, a short will happen. For power-regulated mod with safety features, the mod won’t work. For mechanical mods, it will start to fire, and you will have a brief time to fix the problem before any damage occurs.
Do not charge your e-cig unattended
For safety, charge your battery when you are available to handle any issues that might happen. In all e-cig manuals, you will see a warning about leaving your battery unattended while it is charging and there is a reason behind it.
The vast majority of the time, a charge battery’s detects when the voltage has been reached, and it automatically shuts off. For battery safety, you are better off disconnecting your batteries when they are done charging unless you have a standalone charger that you can trust. Most of the incidents wherein the battery caught over-voltage conditions caused a fire.
Charge the battery with the recommended charger that is supplied by the e-cig manufacturer. There are a lot of batteries that are thread-compatible with one another, and there are those that are standardized types that makes it easy to use cartridges from other manufacturers.
Since there are a lot of standardized types, it may seem like you have a lot of chargers that fit in more than one brand. However, that does not mean that all of the batteries charge according to the same type of specification. It is best to charge your e-cig batteries using the charger given by the manufacturer.
Although e-cigs are easy to use, it still needs to be handled with care. Your device has parts that can cause problems for you and your property if left unattended. Follow the guide in your device’s manual so you can enjoy your e-cig without any issues.