E-Cig Battery Safety Guide
You may have seen news stories about exploding e-cigarette batteries. In most cases, these incidents are due to incorrect usage, lack of genuine products, or improper battery care and storage. At our company, we prioritize the safety of our customers, and we request that you read and follow the guidelines listed below.
Li-Ion Battery Safety
As with any battery or battery-powered device, e-cigarettes can be hazardous when not used, stored, or maintained properly.
Batteries should never be carried loose in pockets or bags, as contact with coins or other conductive items can cause short-circuits. Charging batteries should never be left unattended. Only use the provided chargers or cables and adhere to the correct charging current. Overcharging batteries should also be avoided, as well as storing them in extreme temperatures or direct sunlight. Do not use a battery that shows signs of damage or has come into contact with liquids.
Using the Correct Charging Equipment
Using the wrong charging equipment is a common reason for e-cigarette battery incidents. Only use charging equipment specifically designed for your battery. If you have two similar-looking chargers for different batteries, label them accordingly.
Mains Adaptors for Charging Your Vape Batteries
Mains adapters for USB-powered devices may not be suitable for e-cigarette or vape batteries. Only use adapters with a 1 amp power output, and buy them from reputable brands/suppliers.
Never Leave a Charging Battery Unattended
Never leave rechargeable batteries charging overnight and always keep an eye on them to ensure nothing out of the ordinary is happening. If you notice anything unusual, such as overheating or hissing, remove the battery from the power source immediately and dispose of it safely.
Disposing of Used Batteries
Used batteries are considered hazardous waste and should be disposed of responsibly. Many recycling centers accept batteries.
Avoid Overcharging Your Batteries
Overcharging your batteries is unsafe and can cause damage. Ensure you unplug your batteries after they are fully charged.
Turn Off Your Mod or Battery When Not in Use
Most vape batteries have a power button that can be pressed three to five times to turn off or lock the battery. Check the instruction manual for specific details.
Avoid Extreme Temperatures and Sunlight
Exposing batteries to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight can be harmful. Avoid leaving them in the car on hot or cold days or in direct sunlight.
Never Use a Damaged Battery
Never use a battery that has been damaged or exposed to liquids. Regularly inspect your e-cigarette batteries and dispose of them safely if any damage is found.
Guidelines from the Office for Product Safety Standards
For more information on e-cigarette and vape battery safety, visit the gov.uk website.