How to Extend the Battery Life of Your Vape Kit

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Learn how to preserve your vape battery’s lifespan and keep it in top condition with these easy tips.

How to Extend the Battery Life of Your Vape Kit

There comes a time when you’ll need to replace some parts of your vape. Maybe you’re looking to try something new, they’ve been damaged, or maybe they’ve just run their course. Every part of your vape—including its batteries—is bound to get too old to use at some point, and replacements are natural. But replacing your vapes parts can sometimes be a bit of a hassle.

If you find yourself looking for a new battery for your vape a bit too frequently, you might want to re-examine how you’re vaping and maintaining your device. Here are some tips for making your batteries last longer. 

What is a vape battery?

A vape battery is your device’s main power source and therefore one of the most important parts of your vape kit. The battery provides the power needed to heat up the coil, which in turn heats the e-liquid and turns it into vapour. 

Some e-cigarettes and vape pens have built-in batteries that are charged via USB port and can’t be removed. In contrast, other vape kits have removable batteries. Many vapers see removable batteries as the more convenient option as you don’t have to replace the whole device once the battery stops working.

More experienced vapers will also use mods for their kit, which are usually larger and can operate at higher wattages.

Although you will inevitably have to replace your battery at some point, there are ways to extend its lifespan as much as possible to cut down the number of replacement batteries you’ll need to buy.

How do I extend the lifespan of my vape battery?

1. Turn off your vape when not in use

It can be tempting to leave your vape on at all times, especially if you like sneaking in a cheeky hit while you’re out. But constantly leaving your vape on, or even on stand-by mode, can significantly reduce the battery life of your device. This is because even if you’re not using your vape, it will still be using power. By remembering to turn it off regularly, you’ll be maintaining a healthy battery.

2. Don’t overcharge your vape

Overcharging your batteries is one of the worst things you can do to them. It may seem like a good idea at first – maybe you thought all that extra power would help your battery last longer before its next charge! However, vape batteries, like all other types of batteries, have a limited capacity so letting it charge when its battery is full isn’t adding any extra power. 

To reduce the chance of overcharging, avoid charging your vape overnight. Instead, charge it whenever you think you need to and unplug the charger as soon as the battery is either almost or completely charged up.

3. Use your vape batteries regularly

Your battery was made to be used, and leaving it unused for too long can actually be detrimental to your batteries’ health. This is because when a battery is left unused for a long period of time, the materials in its internal cells start degrading faster than usual and you’ll see a drop in your batteries’ performance. Think of it like a car that you’ve left in your garage for too long; after a while it might be difficult to start it up again. Even using your vape batteries for a short time each day can help keep it in shape.

4. Don’t let your vape battery get cold

With winter on its way, this is something everyone should be watching out for. Cold temperatures can significantly impact your vape battery’s performance and lifespan. If you know you’re going to be in a cold environment, remember to turn off your vape and keep it in a protective pouch. As an added bonus, keeping your vape away from the cold can also help prevent your e-juice from breaking down. 

That being said, ripping hot temperatures aren’t great for your vape kit either. Make sure your vape isn’t getting too hot or that you’re not leaving your vape in direct sunlight. 

5. Clean your vape battery regularly

Keeping your vape’s battery clean is just as important as regularly cleaning your tank, coil, and any other component of your device. A vape’s compact size means you can easily carry it around in your pocket, bag, or glove compartment. While this is convenient, these types of spaces are also prone to dirt, dust, and even crumbs of food. Dirty batteries have a weaker connection to the device, which means they’ll have to work harder to power your vape. This can shorten the lifespan of your battery.

To clean your batteries, use a cotton swab and a little bit of rubbing alcohol to thoroughly clean out the connectors. Then, wipe down the outside of your battery, being careful to avoid the LED screen and the USB charging port. 

6. Charge your battery when you need to

Many people assume that you should only charge your battery when it’s fully run out, but it’s not exactly as simple as this. It really depends on what type of rechargeable battery you have. If you’re using an older model, let the battery fully drain out before you recharge it as these older batteries rely on a chemical reaction to discharge their energy. Every time you charge the battery, this chemical reaction is reversed so charging your vape battery too often can lead to a build up in the battery.

If you’re using newer batteries, especially Lithium-ion batteries, you’ll be okay to charge them whenever you need to. This is because their chemical reactions are ‘less busy’ so you’re able to hook them up to your charger even if they’re only half depleted. 

7. Store your batteries fully charged

While we recommend frequently using your mods and batteries, we get that you might want to switch things up and try using a different one. If you’re not using your external vape batteries, make sure they’re fully charged before you put them away. The same goes for vape kits with internal batteries: let them fully charge before turning your vape off. A battery that is left drained for too long will be difficult to charge up again, or sometimes won’t even charge at all. Don’t forget to store your batteries in a cool, dry place as well.

While these tips will be super helpful to maintaining the battery life of your vape, it’s also important to remember that batteries don’t last forever. Like every other part of your vape kit, they’ll need replacing again at some point. Outlets stock a wide selection of vape kits and accessories, including batteries and mods at great prices. But in the meantime, this guide will help you keep your vape batteries in the best shape possible.

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