Welcome to the full guide on vaping battery safety.
It’s important to understand batteries in vaping as they are the most dangerous physical component in any vaping device and knowing more about them will allow you to have a safer vaping experience without worrying about becoming apart of some newsletter headlines.
In this blog we’ll go over all of the necessary safety precautions to take in order to be safe.
If you own a regulated vape device with external batteries, this is the guide for you.
If your vape device has internal batteries, like a pod mod or similar device, then this guide isn’t really for you.
Battery Wraps are where it all starts. Every time you change your batteries or place them in the charger, you should do a quick check to ensure that your vaping batteries (18650, 20700, etc) don’t have any cuts or imperfections in the battery wraps.
If you notice any cuts or nicks on your battery wrap, it is important to change out the battery wrap as soon as possible and they are very affordable and easy to change. You just need battery wrap replacements and potentially a battery terminal protector. The battery terminal protector is the small black ring on the positive end of the battery that is hidden under the wrap. If this is damaged, you will need to order this as well.
For a simple guide on how to replace your batteries, watch this video:
Use Quality Batteries
We recommend the following 18650 vape batteries:
Sony VTC5 or VTC6A
Use Battery Cases
Battery cases are another cheap investment which are absolutely necessary. If you carry batteries around with you in your pockets, your purse, etc, you will need to get a battery case.
Batteries moving around in the lose can come in contact with metal and short circuit, causing the battery to vent and potentially explode.
Buy a 18650 Battery Case or a 20700 Battery Case and don’t worry about it any longer.
Be careful for counterfeits. There is a huge market of counterfeit batteries and it’s important to get the original batteries to ensure their safety. Buy from a reputable battery company or a reputable vape website. Avoid eBay and other places where you are not sure of the reputation of the seller.
Use a dedicated battery charger when charging your batteries. It’s not recommended to charge your batteries with the cables that come with your vape device. Dedicated chargers are much safer to use.
Batteries get worse over time. After 6-12 months of use on your batteries, it’s time to get a new pair of batteries and replace the old ones. Remember to recycle your batteries and not throw them away in the trash can.