Any type of battery can pose a risk when not handled correctly or taken care of. We have put together a guide to use and charge your batteries safely
You may have seen stories in the media regarding exploding batteries. In the majority of cases, it has either been shown that the incorrect chargers were used, the products were not genuine, the batteries were not cared for or stored correctly or they were using a mechanical mod that draws a raw current from the battery.
As with any batteries or battery powered device, e cigarettes are dangerous when not used, stored or maintained correctly.
Always adhere to the following strict battery safety guidelines when using and handling lithium ion batteries.
- never carry loose batteries in pockets or bags. Contact with coins, other batteries and other conductive items can cause batteries to short.
- never leave a charging battery unattended.
- only charge batteries with the provided chargers or cables
- don't mix different branded battery products.
- always use the correct charging current as specified on your device or in instructions.*
- do not overcharge batteries.
- never store batteries in extreme temperatures and keep out of direct sunlight.
- do not use a battery that shows any signs of damage (tears, dents, physical marking) or has come into contact with liquids.
Do NOT leave your batteries charging unattended
As with any type of rechargeable battery, you should never leave them unattended when charging and never leave them charging overnight. This isn't to say you need to watch it the whole time it is on charge, but we recommend regularly checking it to ensure that nothing out of the ordinary is happening (e.g. hissing, sparking or overheating). If anything unusual does happen whilst charging, immediately remove the battery from the power source (be careful in case it's hot) and dispose of it safely.
Batteries are classed as hazardous waste so if you have a battery that has had it's day and no longer holds it's charge, make sure you dispose of it responsibly.
Over-charging your batteries is not only unsafe but it can also damage them. Make sure that you don't leave them plugged in once they are fully charged.
Turning off your device when not in use
Turning your device off will avoid the button being accidentally pressed when not in use and is an important vape battery safety feature.
Most vape devices can be turned off or locked by pressing the power button 3 or 5 times in quick succession. You usually then can repeat this action to unlock the device. There will be further instructions on how to do this for your specific mod or kit in the provided instruction manual.
Avoid extreme temperatures
You should never expose batteries to extreme temperatures. Make sure not to leave them in the car for an extended time on a hot or very cold day and don't leave them in direct sunlight.
A damaged battery
Never use a battery that has been exposed to water or moisture. Regularly inspect your batteries and dispose of them safely if any damage is found.
The impact of dropping your battery or vape device can cause pressure to build in the battery which could lead to overheating or an explosion. If you have dropped your battery or vape device, inspect it for damage and, if in any doubt, refrain from using it and replace the battery and/or the device.
Please note that all information provided is a guide only.