Safety First with Mods and Batteries
Vape technology has advanced remarkably over the years, and with so many options on the market readily available it’s important to know how to properly care for these devices. Whether you’re new to vaping or you consider yourself an advanced user, battery safety is the number one thing to pay attention to when handling those fancy little devices in your pocket. Safety issues arise primarily with the misuse of mods and the batteries inside of them. That’s why I’d like to tell you how to minimize the risks with some tips on how to safely handle these devices.
Regulated mods are going to be the most popular and safest, especially for beginner and intermediate vapers. They have chips and circuitry built in with safety features intended to protect against things such as electrical shorts. Regulated mods come with either internal or external batteries. Those that come with internal batteries are often disposable as the battery can’t easily be replaced. To ensure you get the longest life possible out of your mods and batteries, make sure to follow a few key steps.
–Handle your mod with care. Drops happen, but if you drop your mod just make sure to inspect the damage. Check to make sure any screws or pins are still nice and snug. Make sure (if removable) that your batteries are still in good shape as well as the battery ports. Ensure that there are no major pieces broken off and if it’s not firing, bring it in to get it checked out. You don’t want to force it in case one of the main components happens to be loose or broken.
–Stick with quality. Make sure to always purchase authentic products. There are many clones out there and many are built decently, but it’s best to stick to an authentic brand as they are more likely to build with quality and high quality standards. Many clones just want a cheap buck and aren’t in the game for your safety. They may be cheaper, but they’ll likely cost you more in the long run.
–Use the correct charging cable. If you charge your device using a USB cable make sure to either use the one your device comes with or use a cable that has the same power output. If you use a cable with too much power output you could overheat your battery and/or cause it to short.
–Store safely. Avoid leaving your mod and batteries in direct sunlight. If you work outside or you’re lounging by the pool, try to keep it in the shade. For added protection when you’re not using your mod overnight, turn it off or unscrew the tank.
– Use a battery case. Never carry batteries loose in your pocket. If they touch each other or other metal objects such as keys or coins, they can fail, leak, or in worst case scenarios, explode.
–Dispose of dead batteries safely. Once your batteries reach the end of their life they should be put in a recycling bin dedicated to dead batteries. If you are unsure of where these bins may be feel free to stop in to Vape Escapes with your dead batteries and we will take care of that for you.
Just follow these basic guidelines and you should be good to go with your device and it’s batteries. A little awareness goes a long way when it comes to battery safety. Like I mentioned earlier, most if not all major issues that occur with mods are caused by misuse, so take care of your device and it’s batteries and they’ll take care of you.