With vaping becoming more and more popular, battery safety is a matter that seems to get left behind when it comes to taking care of your vape pen. Using the incorrect battery while vaping can turn a pleasurable vaping experience into a dangerous debacle! When vaping with unprotected lithium-ion batteries, the standard battery used with most mods, it’s extremely necessary to follow proper safety guidelines to help avoid serious injury and damage to property. Don’t ignore battery safety basics, they could save your day and your mod.
One of the most important steps when it comes to battery safety is to determine what the exact voltage of the battery is. The easiest way to do so is to invest in a multimeter to test your batteries with before its first use. This step is extremely critical in battery safety, especially for RDA’s and mechanical mods. Testing your battery before you get started vaping is essential because it also allows you to test the coils as well to ensure compatibility with the products and safety for vaping.
As a rule of thumb, if the batteries you have purchased have a resting voltage of 3.6 V or lower it would be beneficial to the lifespan and care of the battery to recharge as soon as it is possible. Leaving your lithium-ion batteries in a discharged state, can lead to a loss in capacity, a loss in lifespan, and potentially permanent damage to not only the battery itself but also your vape if there is continued use of the defective battery.
On the other side of the coin of battery safety, it is crucial to prevent your lithium-ion batteries from overcharging. If you overcharge your battery, that drastically decreases the lifecycle of the battery. It has been known that in extreme cases if the battery is overcharged it does have the ability to burst. To avoid these detrimental outcomes to your batteries health, there are easy steps and rules that can be followed to prevent overcharging. While charging your battery, it is critical that you never leave your charging battery unattended. It is highly advised that if you are charging your battery, check on it every 10 to 15 minutes until fully charged to reduce the risk of overcharging. To minimize the risk of overcharging even more drastically, it is highly recommended to charge your batteries with the Nitecore D2 Charger. The Nitecore D2 Charger will automatically change settings to fit with your battery as well as automatically shutting off when the battery is through charging.
Another easily overlooked battery safety tip is to make sure that if your batteries are loose to keep them away from other batteries and other loose metal. Keeping unsecured batteries mixed together or mixed with other metallic objects has been known to produce a few dangerous fires. If you are keeping your loose batteries in your pocket alongside keys or change, there is a possibility that you can start a fire that will cause serious burns and could possibly require extensive medical treatment. The easiest way to prevent this is to make sure that you get some kind of battery carrying case to keep them safely tucked away.
Battery safety is an unavoidable step to take when it comes to vaping. Make sure to research compatibility and test all of your products before use to ensure your safety in vaping.