There was a time not too long ago where most battery powered devices required four, six or even sometimes eight AA, C or D sized batteries, none lasting terribly long at all. It seemed as though you were forever changing batteries. Not only was this costly but extremely wasteful too. These type of batteries contain harmful chemicals that can easily pollute our environment. As times have changed so has the technology.
Today’s batteries, in particular, the lithium-ion polymer batteries, have a much longer life that their disposable predecessors. This type is also rechargeable meaning you can reuse them time and time again.
The lithium-ion batteries, the ones we use in our eCig starter kits, have a much longer life and are rechargeable. Although this type still wears out and requires replacement after a period of time and use. While this type of battery isn’t particularly expensive to replace over time, this cost can add up.
There are many ways in which you can make sure you get the most battery life out of your eCig battery. Doing all or some of the following 7 actions will ensure you get the most out of your eCig Battery.
1. Use your eCig Battery Frequently
Comparable to why we should frequently exercise, eCig batteries also benefit from frequent use. The more they are used, the easier the power will flow throughout the battery’s cells. Lithium-ion batteries that we at E-cig Delivered use in our e-cigs are designed to be used daily. This is why they are commonly used in mobile phones.
2. Be Careful with Where you Keep your Battery
Although this may seem like common sense, we can sometimes become careless and can neglect to think about how certain things may be harming our E-cigarettes. Direct sunlight and heat can seriously lower the battery lifespan. Electric and water obviously don’t mix so its very important to keep you device away from water. You also need to take care not to drop the eCig and protect it from sustaining any big impacts.
3. Change Your eCig Battery Before It’s Drained
This is one of the reasons why the vast majority of vapers keeps a rotation of different batteries to hand for their eCig. Draining a battery fully before plugging it into charge is certainly going to reduce its life. In an ideal world, you should recharge the batteries when you’ve used approximately half the available battery life, but definitely when you notice a loss of power. It’s much harder for a battery that has been completely drained to charge than it is for a battery with some battery life left in it.
4. Don’t Store your Battery With Less than 50% Charge
Ensure that when storing batteries they are fully charged. Batteries stored with 50% or less battery life will cause them to diminish quicker. In the same way that draining your battery completely before recharging, your eCig battery will have to work that little bit harder to bring the power needed to use your battery. As with most things in life the harder it has to work the less of a life span it will have.
5. Disconnect the atomizer from Battery When Not being used
It’s always advisable to remove the atomizer from the battery when you won’t be using it for a long period of time. While the atomiser is connected to the battery its always going to be draining that little bit of E-liquid, even when not in use. That is why removing the atomizer from the battery increases the time between charges. In Turn extending the number of recharges you’ll be able to do which will, therefore, increase the time in which a new battery will need to be purchased.
6. Unscrew eCig Battery When Finished Charging
When you’ve finished charging, take your battery from the charger as soon as is possible. Doing this will ensure no overcharging of the battery, which can normally over work the battery and dramatically reduce its life. The only time that it’s recommended to leave the battery on charge for an extra hour or so is when you’re charging the battery for the very first time.
7. Keep Threads and Contacts on Cartomizer and Battery Clean
The last thing that can ensure a long battery lifespan is to ensure that the contacts between the battery and atomizer stay clean. Over time, residue can build up, and the connections can get dirty or even moist. Both can ruin an eCig battery. Use cotton buds, cotton wool pads or alcohol wipe to constantly clean and dry the contacts where the battery and atomizer connect together.
All of the above are applicable to automatic and manual eCig batteries. Although, there are certain actions dependent on the type of battery your using.
Automatic Battery – unscrew the battery slightly from the atomizer each and every time you’re finished vaping or using your device. Leaving these connected tightly will reduce your eCig battery life quicker. While it’s mainly recommended to do this for long time storage, normally that of a few hours, it should definitely always be done if you are using an automatic battery.
Manual Battery – Ensure you don’t press the button on the battery too hard or for too long. Doing this could cause the button to stick or in some cases fall into the battery.
Luckily, here at eCig Delivered our batteries are inexpensive, so why not stock up and have numerous fully charged ones to hand so you can ensure that you enjoy an endless vaping experience. Doing at least one or two of the above actions can and will dramatically maximise the lifespan of your eCig battery and in turn reduce overall costs.