E-Cig Batteries: Maintenance Info

As with most things in life, electronic cigarettes and their main components will only last as long as you take care of them. Now the type of e-cigarette you buy will determine how high maintenance it’ll prove to be, but for the most part the battery maintenance tips work for all types of batteries from manual to automatic, two-piece design right through to the larger personal vaporizers.

If you want your e-cig battery to stand the test of time, you’re going to need to take care of it and then means taking a few precautionary measures.

Battery Cleaning

Every now and again, you might find that you need to work harder on your e-cigarette for it to pull through. Occasionally, it’ll feel sticky when you try to screw the cartridge or cartomizer to the battery. Sometimes you might even find that it turns on and off all by itself and for no apparent reason.

All of these things will happen if you don’t keep your battery clean.

The thread – the part that gets screwed into the cartridge; it can become grimy with all the liquid that accidentally gets leaked on it plus the pocket fluff that always finds its way in there. The only way to keep things in tip top shape is to grab yourself some Q-Tips and to get cleaning.

Your Q-Tip doesn’t need to be wet, just a little damp. All you need to do is wipe it around the threading of where the battery would screw into the rest of the e-cig. Once you’ve had a good wipe, take a look at it. I bet that white cotton wool is now black!

You’ll be surprised at how much dirt and grime gets in there and it can cause all sorts of faults, mostly because of a weak connection. When something like dried on liquid forms a barrier between the electrical component,s the current can’t work its way through and your e-cig won’t work properly.

It’s as simple as that!

Battery Charging

Try not to get into a habit of plugging your e-cigarette in when it’s almost dead. Try to wait until it’s actually dead before you go ahead and charge it up. By charging it when it gets down to say 75% (for example) all the time, you’re only ever going to be charging it for 75% so after repeated charges like this, your battery won’t even remember about that other 25% and it will only ever run at 75%.

This isn’t so much of a problem with the smaller designs as you won’t normally get much warning that the power is about to run dry but with ecigs like VaporFi that have the screen on the side, it is tempting to plug it in when it only has one bar left and although smart if you want to use it later on, it will cause the battery to conk out quicker.

Another thing that you must remember is that repeated charging will eventually burn out the battery so try not to survive on just one or two batteries alone. When you have a few spare bucks in your back pocket, invest in a new battery and do yourself a favor. Repeated charging of the same batteries will result in them dying on you a lot faster. Plus it is always better to rotate.

Battery Bumping

We’re all guilty of throwing our e-cigarette around but honestly, that’s not good for it. Bumping and knocking your ecig could end up with faulty connections inside and this can prove to be very annoying when you go to use it and it conks out mid-puff.

Try to keep your battery safe – avoid it getting any nasty drops, bumps or bashes. The more you take care of it, the more it will take care of you.

Battery Expectations

Remember that as with all technology, there will always be one duff in the kit. This means that from time to time, you are going to get a better that doesn’t work, or doesn’t behave itself. Faulty components happen and it isn’t always a true reflection of what that brand really has to offer.

The e-cigarette industry is a relatively new one, and we are all still learning more about it. Learn to accept that things do occasionally go wrong, and don’t become too irate with the customer service representative as they tell you once more time to try plugging it in again…

By John Edwards