We recently published a complete guide to vaporizers and wanted to extend the series to cover different parts of a vape; most notably, the battery. Rechargeable or not, proper battery maintenance is key to prolonging your vape’s life and protecting your safety.
Knowing how to properly take care of your battery can make your vaping experience much more enjoyable. Even the best quality products aren’t immune to failure or accidents, therefore increasing your knowledge on how to take care of your vape battery is vital.
What Does a Vape Battery Do?
Handheld vaporizers are typically powered by lithium ion batteries. Lithium ion batteries allow temperatures in the handheld to reach anywhere between 200 and 400 degrees.
Not all batteries are rechargeable: vape pens are traditionally disposed of after their cartridges run out, while a majority of vape mods can be recharged.
If you’re a beginner, we recommend disposable vapes or ones you can’t take apart if you need to recharge them. That way, you can minimize harm and maximize the life of your battery and cartridge.
As always, be sure you purchase good quality devices from trusted dealers.
Here are some tips!
Use It Regularly
Just like with your phone, if you don’t use your vape regularly, the battery will degrade overtime. Daily use is the best way to maintain it. This is because if you don’t use the battery, it will slowly lose its power.
Don’t Overcharge it OR Let it Run Dry
Just like if you don’t use it regularly, overcharging it and letting it run dry will decrease your battery’s performance over time. The best way to maintain your battery is to charge it until it is full, and then remove it from the charger.
Fully draining the battery has the same effect, as it takes more energy to charge it. This tip is more common for e-cigs, but applies to some vape mods as well.
Pick the Right Batteries
Always use the right batteries too! Some batteries are better for low wattage vaping, others are better for sub-ohming, and others are not supposed to be used for vaping at all. Batteries designed for vape juice are a lot stronger than batteries for cannabis vape cartridges. We at DC Alchemy cannot promise functionality if you mix and match batteries with cartridges.
Use Battery Cases
Properly storing your battery and spare batteries will do wonders for your safety and for the longevity of your batteries. Never carelessly toss your batteries into your bag or pocket. While most batteries are well sealed and protected, your battery can still short circuit if they come into contact with metal objects. This is why you should get a plastic or heavy-duty fabric case to store them in.
Even if your vape has a built in battery, get a case!
Avoid Extreme Temperatures
All batteries can tolerate low and high temperatures, but you should avoid keeping them in direct sunlight or frigid environments. Heat causes the battery to age faster while colder temperatures reduce the capacity.
Choose a Next-Gen Battery
The CCELL Palm Battery is one of the best breath activated batteries.It has a distinctive, curved shape that perfectly fits the palm of your hand and is one of the smallest batteries available on the market.
Its size doesn’t compromise its performance. It clocks in at 42mm x 55mm x 12.8mm big. Despite its size, it is built to handle some of the thickest viscosity distillates on the market, such as cannabis distillates or CBD. It is also perfect for runnier distillates too.
This product from DC Alchemy has all of the following:
- 250+ puffs per charge
- Ceramic heating element
- Micro-USB rechargeable
- 550mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery
- Stealthy breathing LED indicator
- Buttonless inhale activation
- Standard 510 threading
- Easy magnetic connection for vape cartridges
- Comes with charger and magnetic adaptors for cartridges
- Aluminum alloy housing
The cartridges are made a glass housing, and ceramic wick and mouthpiece, to deliver pure flavor. The CCELL Palm pairs perfectly with CCELL cartridges, but it won’t fit anything larger than its 11mm wide chamber. But it does pair with nearly all bottom airflow 510 cartridges!
Like most CCELL cartridge designs, it activates on inhale without you needing to press any buttons.
Durability-wise, you won’t find a more hearty battery in its size. The aluminum build is tough, light and tiny, an ideal to carry for your pocket, bag or backpack every day. You should still purchase a case for it, especially if you’re expecting to travel with it or think it will be thrown around in a bag or your pocket.