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Out of Vape Battery? 5 Ways to Maximize Your Device Power

September 09, 2021

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Keep your vape batteries charged and ready for the new day

It is one of the most common nightmare scenarios for new and old vapers alike: running out of vape battery when out and about, with no charging cable or nowhere to charge. If you’ve recently made the switch to e-cigarettes, not having power could interfere with your plans for the entire day. Yikes!  

Battery issues are nothing new, not only for vape devices but any personal devices including laptops, smartphones, cameras, and earbuds, to name but a few.  

Do you also find that, over time, you need to charge your devices more often? This is because batteries typically have limited life spans and a defined lifecycle. Integrated batteries such as lithium-ions found in closed-pod systems have as little as 300 – 600 charging cycles or less, if not cared for properly. 

Vapers, fret not! There are some tips and tricks recommended by experts on how to take care of your vape battery and optimize usage. If these steps are adopted right from the time of purchase, you might even be able to increase your vape battery’s lifespan. You’ll certainly optimize how it works for you. 

Let us look at some vape hacks!

1. Do Not Fully Drain Your Device

Contrary to popular belief, draining your device’s battery is not a good habit. Your vape battery will need to work double-time to recharge when it’s drained down to zero. In addition, any action that stresses out the battery will cause it to degrade faster. Charge your devices before the battery is fully depleted. Typically, vape devices will alert you when the battery is low, through an indicator light on the vaporizer. You will also feel some power loss while vaping if the battery is low. 

Pro-tips:  Always take note of your low battery indicator and your daily vape consumption. Different devices, even with similar power capacity, vary on how long they last after a charge. Leading vape brands with reputable tech and design ensure that their devices will last longer. Also, their light indicators are programmed to give staged notifications. For example, it will flash once in red when the battery is low and flashes repeatedly when there is no power at all. It can also show a distinct color when charging and when the battery is fully charged. Hence, by taking note of the indicators and how often you vape, you can anticipate when your device is low on power, and to charge it before it’s drained.

2. Beware of Overcharging

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The key to a long-lasting vape battery is smart usage and safe storage

Similar to draining your vape battery, overcharging it can also cause it stress. Fear not. Advanced vape devices today often come with charging cut-offs, meaning they will stop charging when full. However, overcharging or leaving it to charge overnight will still generate heat from the electric supply. Heat is detrimental to vape batteries as it will affect chemicals inside and cause them to degrade faster, decreasing the lifespan of your vape battery. 

 

Another good reminder here is to read your device manual and note how long it takes to charge your vape battery. Different devices have different charging times, depending on battery, technology and design used. It usually takes about 45 to 90 minutes for a full charge. Also, LED indicators usually alert or change color once a battery is fully charged. For example, it could be red while charging and turn to green when full.

3. Use Your Devices Consistently

Like your phone or car battery, your vape battery loses functionality when not used over a long period. This concept is known as self-discharge. It usually happens when there is little to no reaction occurring between the chemicals in the batteries, so the battery discharges faster by itself. Vape batteries are made for daily and consistent use and, by doing so, you optimize your device’s power. So, remember to use your device and ensure that it is not left idle for too long. 

If you know that you will not be using it for quite some time, a valuable tip is to ensure that it is stored fully charged. Then, hopefully, the next time you would like to use it, it will not start up from a drained battery but with only a slight depletion of power. Other reminders are to ensure your device is turned off (if it uses an on and off button) and to keep the pods separate in case of any accidental power activation.

4. Remember to Clean Your Devices

Whether you’re using opened or closed systems, refillable e-liquids or pre-filled pods, leakages, spills, and gunk are sometimes experienced by vapers who don’t clean their machines. If not regularly cleaned, your device can become sticky and it may also affect the functionality of many vape parts, such as the atomizer and its heating connection beneath the pods.  

This puts a strain on your vape device as it tries to deliver the same amount of vapor needed, and that will in turn stress out your vape battery and compromise its longevity.  In closed-pod systems, built-in batteries are sealed in the body, so any liquid or moisture that penetrates may also damage the battery and the chemicals within. 

An important lesson here is to always to maintain good vaping hygiene. For the vape body use a microfibre cloth to clean any dust or particles. You may also use a slightly damp cloth for leaks but ensure that you wipe it again with a dry cloth or air it out near a fan. For the internal connectors, use cotton buds to clear dust or gunk that might have gotten stuck along the way.

5. Keep Away from Extreme Temperatures

Hot and cold temperatures can affect a battery’s lifespan. In cold temperatures, vapes must provide more power to heat the e-liquid. On the other hand, in hot temperatures, the chemicals in vape batteries can degrade rapidly and could shorten the battery lifespan. Hence, proper storage conditions will help optimize your device power. 

A vital tip on storing vape devices is to keep them in dry and safe conditions, like pouches, drawers, away from clumsy hands and far from the edges of shelves and tables. It’s also worth considering a proper vape bag or pouch with designated slots for your devices and other accessories or tools you might like to keep handy.

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Extend your vape battery life with wireless charging cases to complement your vape on the go!

Great news is that you need not worry about batteries with RELX devices. On their mission to provide vapers with the smoothest vaping experience, they are constantly innovating in this field. Forgot to charge your device last night and finding yourself low on battery when out and about? RELX users can complete their get up with the RELX Infinity Wireless Charging Case. You get to enjoy up to 3 days of power and keep your devices clean and protected. What a double win! 

Even more, the RELX Infinity device and the RELX Pod Pro have also been designed to be leak-resistant, with electronics and battery inside a secured and sturdy case. The device itself boasts a 380mAh battery, giving a vaper, on average, almost two days of power before a recharge. Both newly switched on and experienced vapers are already enjoying all the benefits of the powerful award-winning Infinity device. 



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