E-cigarettes are a trendy alternative to tobacco these days and are a type of electronic device. Most e-cigarettes on the market are designed with a rechargeable power source. Just like using a cell phone or laptop, we need to be familiar with the battery of an e-cigarette to use it more safely and efficiently.
In this article, we will share with you how to properly charge your vape, as well as issues you may encounter when using your vape regarding charging times, overheating, and battery replacement.
How do e-cigarette batteries work?
E-cigarettes are usually equipped with lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, which take longer to charge than alternative batteries. Once turned on, the battery powers the coil, heating it to turn the E-Liquid into vapor.
There are two main ways that e-cigarette batteries on the market today work, automatic and manual.
Manual: You can turn on your e-cigarette whenever possible with a manual vape. Some e-cigarettes require you to hold the button while inhaling to keep the battery working.
Automatic: With an automatic vape, the battery turns on automatically when it detects a change in airflow, such as when you inhale.
How to charge your e-cigarette
Rechargeable e-cigarettes are generally purchased with the corresponding model of charger, which is not as good as Tikobar’s e-cigarette products, most of which use Type C charging ports and will come with the appropriate charger for each product. The chargers used for different brands and models of e-cigarettes may be different. They may not be universal, so when charging the e-cigarette, we should follow the instructions that come with the product and use the original charging cable to charge it.
When do I need to charge my e-cigarette?
E-cigarettes are generally designed with a power indicator that indicates when the battery is low and needs to be recharged, some will flash, and some will change color.
There are two main ways to charge an electronic cigarette: an integrated battery (i.e., the battery is not removable as one electronic cigarette) and a removable battery.
How to charge the integrated battery e-cigarette
1. When the battery is low or dead, insert the charger into the end of the e-cigarette.
2. Plug the other end of the charger into a USB port or connect it to an adapter that fits into a wall charging port.
3. Allow the e-cigarette to charge for 1-4 hours (refer to the product manual for specific recommendations).
4. The light on the e-cigarette will usually flash green or go off, indicating that it is fully charged.
How to charge a removable battery e-cigarette
1. When the battery is low or dead, unscrew the attachment from the e-cigarette and remove the battery from the device.
2. Install the batteries into the charging device and make sure they are securely in place. Note the charger’s markings and ensure the batteries are facing the correct direction.
3. Plug the device into the wall and charge it for approximately 3 hours (refer to the product manual for specific recommendations).
4. The light on the charger will usually flash to indicate when the battery is fully charged. When this happens, please remove the battery from the charger and place it in the e-cigarette.
Vape Battery FAQ
Q: Is it possible to overcharge a Vape battery?
Yes. Like a rechargeable battery in a cell phone, laptop, or camera, the battery in a vape can be overcharged. If you leave the battery unplugged long after it has finished charging, it can weaken the battery, making it unable to hold a charge and more susceptible to damage. Therefore, it is best to unplug your e-cigarette battery as soon as you finish charging it to protect its life.
Q: Can I leave my e-cigarette charged overnight?
We do not recommend it. Like any rechargeable battery, e-cigarette batteries are sensitive to overcharging. If you leave e-cigarette batteries charged overnight, you may cause their quality to deteriorate over time, which means they also won’t hold a charge and are at a higher risk of damage.
Q: Can I smoke my e-cigarette while charging my kit?
This depends on your e-cigarette. Some models have a “pass-through” feature, which means they will continue to charge while in use. But before you charge and use it, check your product’s manual or consult the manufacturer for advice.
Q: How long does a vape stay charged?
Again, this depends on your vape and how often you use it. For some models, a charge cycle can last up to 2-3 days, while others are much shorter. Smaller e-cigarettes tend to have smaller batteries, which means they are lightweight and portable but may not hold a charge as long as larger batteries are installed in more prominent e-cigarettes.
Q: When should I replace my e-cigarette battery?
Typically, rechargeable batteries are designed to last 300-500 charge cycles, which equates to 1-2 years, depending on how long you use your e-cigarette. However, suppose you buy a disposable vape. In that case, you don’t need to worry about replacing the battery because the battery life can support the number of puffs you smoke through the e-cigarette, such as the Tikobar Box series, which can smoke up to 6000 puffs. The battery can support you until you finish using the 6000 puffs and still work correctly.
Q: Can e-cigarette batteries explode?
However, if you ignore the safety of the use of the battery so that the heat or pressure results in the battery overheating or leakage of liquid, there is still a particular security risk. So when using, remember that electronic cigarettes are also electronic devices. They should be treated like general electronic equipment, like your cell phone.
These are some of the issues related to electronic cigarette charging and battery. I hope you have a pleasant experience using electronic cigarettes.