How to Replace a Vape Battery
Changing the Battery in Your Vape
If you’ve clicked on this article, it’s safe to assume that you’re already a vape owner. It’s also safe to assume that you’re having trouble with your vape or vape battery. Well, if my assumptions are correct you’ve come to the right place!
Vapes can come in a variety of forms, (which you’re probably aware of). So, this means changing its batteries will be different depending on the type of vape you own.
Replacing the battery itself is quick and painless, but deciding what battery is perfect for your device requires a little more effort.
When Should I Change My Battery?
Before we begin, you must determine if it’s time to change your battery.
Here are a few indicators that it’s time to change your battery:
· Is your vape taking longer than normal to charge?
· Is your vape not holding a charge or dying faster than normal?
· Do you rarely use your vape and it’s still dying quickly?
If this you’ve answered yes to most, or all of these questions it’s definitely time to replace your battery!
How to Change My Vape Battery?
So, how do you change your vape battery? First, you need to know what type of vape battery you have because that can determine if you can replace your battery or not.
Mods are the homes that you vape batteries live in. There are mods with internal cells that can’t be replaced, and there are mods that are replaceable.
Once you’ve determined that you have a vape with replaceable batteries you can easily swap your batteries. There’s nothing to it, it’s as simple as replacing batteries in a flashlight!
What Type of Vape Battery Should I Buy?
Luckily vape batteries aren’t nearly as costly as the vape itself. Vape batteries also come in variety so important to choose the best battery for your vape. There are four main things you should look for when purchasing a battery:
· High capacity (mAh)
· High currency rating
· High voltage when vaping
· Low operating temperature
Capacity in vaping batteries is measured in milliampere-hours (mAh). In simple terms, high capacity is how long you can use your vape before you charge it.
Take the Samsung 25R battery, for example. It has a capacity of 2500 mAh. So theoretically, you could draw 2500 mA from the vape for one hour, 5 A for a half hour, or 1250 mA for two hours.
You don’t need to know how to multiply and divide to get to know how long your battery should last. Just recognize that a battery with the capacity of 2500 mAh, will last longer than a battery with the capacity of 1500 mAh, and so on.
High Current Rating
High current rating is an important quality in looking for a battery. The amperage is the amount of current the battery offers at one time. You want a battery that can transport current without overheating your device.
For example, picture a water bottle. The milliamp-hour (high currency) is how much water can fit in the bottle. The amperage (high current rating) is how much water can pass through the bottle at one time.
Ideally, you’d want to look for a battery that has a high capacity and high current rating, but sadly you can’t have both. Manufacturers have yet to figure out how to fit both into one battery.
To put it simply, high voltage means “how hard” your device hits and how much vapor comes out your vape with one pull.
Low Operating Temperature
This is also very important when deciding what battery to buy. Vapes that run at lower temperatures simultaneously reduce risks that happened when the battery overheats and increases the battery’s life.
Best Types of 18650 Batteries
The 18650 has become the battery of choice when it comes to vaping.
This chart from vaping360.com does a great job at breaking down the different types of 18650 batteries and their qualities.
Tips to Extend Your Batteries Life
Let’s be honest, you obviously want your vape to work to its full ability – I mean who doesn’t? There’s plenty of things you should and shouldn’t do to extend your battery life.
So here are a few tips to help you do so:
Tip #1 Turn Off Your Vape
If this isn’t second nature to you, get in the habit of doing so. Turning off your vape when not in use can save your battery and improve its life long term.
Tip #2: Charge Your Battery In a Timely Manner
Don’t wait until your vape is dead to recharge it. By doing so reduces the lifespan of your battery. It’s better to charge your vape when it still has some juice. Your vape will charge easier and faster and extend its battery life.
Tip #3: Appropriately Store Your Battery
Refrain from storing your battery in direct sunlight or in hot places for long periods of time. High temperatures can drastically reduce your battery’s lifespan. Also use caution when setting your battery on high surfaces. Sudden falls and impacts will affect its lifespan.
Tip #4: Unplug Your Battery In a Timely Manner
Don’t overcharge your battery. Unplug your device as soon as it’s fully
charged; overcharging will cause wear and tear on your battery over time.
Tip #5 Use Your Vape Regularly
The vape battery is similar to the battery in your cell phone. It works its best when used frequently and increases its lifespan. If you’re not a heavy vaper at least try to use your vape once a day for a few minutes to maintain its performance.
Tip #6 Keep Your Battery Clean
Simply cleaning your battery can help extend its lifespan. Wipe down the threads on the battery and charger before and after each charge. Also wipe the cartridge and battery each time you take them apart.
Once you get into the habit of practicing these easy tips, your vape’s battery will live a long, functional life.