Batteries, How Do They Work?

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The simple answer is a battery discharges electrical energy from its negative connection to its positive connection through a circuit. No matter what you are vaping on, this is always accomplished by sending current through the coil or coils in your atomizer. Now on to one of the most important topics in vaping, battery safety.

The terror of the vaping world is the vented battery. This can be caused by a number of things from a short circuit to not respecting the amp limitations of the battery. If this happens, the battery fails and leaks its acid, usually catching fire in the process. This can lead to serious injury and damage to whatever the acid comes in contact with. Keeping your batteries safe is pretty dang important to ensure you have a satisfying, enjoyable vape. If you are using the stick batteries that charge through the 510 connection, NEVER charge it using a cell phone wall plug! The transformer inside the plug is incompatible with the this type of battery. Extended use could cause your battery to either stop working due to over charging or vent, which you do not want at all, trust me. I only ever charge this type of battery through my computer or with the plug that some come with. But, T-bone, my battery charges through a micro USB port, should I take the same precautions?I hear you concerned vaper, and I am here to answer your question. In this case, you should look at the box and information that came with your device. Look in the specs for something called miliamp hours, or mAH. If the mAH rating is below 2000, I only charge it from my computer. If the rating is above 2000, I feel comfortable charging the device from a cell phone charger, because at that point it is basically a cell phone battery.

To acknowledge the mod users that are chomping at the bit, whether you are using an 18350 all the way up to a 26650, charging is pretty straight forward. When charging these types of batteries, you just have to make sure that you take them off the charger when they are finished. An important thing to remember is that the heat shrink on you battery can get damaged and have holes in it. If you see this happening to your battery, you need to get it re-wrapped as soon as possible. The holes in the wrap expose the outer casing of your battery, which is potentially dangerous because the negative connection of your battery is this metal outer casing. If left unresolved, this could cause your battery to create a short circuit or, in the very worst case scenario, could cause you to have a vented battery.

If you keep these tips in mind, there is no reason why you should not consistently enjoy a satisfying vape!

This is T-bone at AGV, keep your batteries safe and your juice flowing.

Keep chucking, until next time.

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