Over the last few years, vaping has become a favorite activity for countless Americans. However, getting that perfect hit requires many different parts to come together perfectly.

No part in this device is as important as the battery. It is critical you care for this component or else you could end up in the headlines over an exploding vape pen, which happens more often than you think.

Fortunately, with a few simple provisions, you can significantly reduce your chances of any malfunctions and enjoy your vape in peace.

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Know Which Batteries to Buy

Vaporizers use the same type of batteries found in smartphones. These are custom-designed lithium-ion batteries that are tested thousands of times to meet the demands of the device.

However, when you need to replace the battery in your phone, you pretty much have to purchase an officially licensed item. There are numerous vape battery knockoffs in the marketplace, so you have to be careful about which one you buy.

The most common type of battery size used for vaporizers is the 18650. It produces exactly the right amount of voltage to power your vape pen.

Numerous brands sell this variation, including Sony, LG, and Samsung. If you have any doubts about what you should put in your device, then look through the instructions thoroughly.

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How to Care for Your Vape Properly

While smartphones effectively idiot-proof their batteries, they can still explode when exposed to the wrong conditions. The number-one cause for these explosions is physical damage.

You need to make sure you do not accidentally drop your device from an extreme height. You should also avoid stabbing or bludgeoning your vaping device with a hammer.

Proper battery care also involves knowing how to store your vape pen when it is not in use. You should never expose your device to extremely cold or hot temperatures. Therefore, you should avoid leaving your device in the car, especially in the middle of summer.

Depending on where you live, the temperature could exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit, which will only get hotter inside your vehicle. In the event you locate any damage to your vape pen, you should avoid using it.

Know How to Get the Most Out of Your Batteries

You should use your vape batteries regularly so that they maintain their performance. Similar to a smartphone, you should turn it on every day or else the device will gradually lose its power.

Even if it is only turned on for a short amount of time, it will still help immensely. Additionally, you should make sure to turn off your vaporizer after you are done using it.

As long as the device is turned on, it will drain the power. By shutting it off, you stand to extend the overall lifespan of your battery.

You need to avoid overcharging your vape batteries, too. Most people tend to leave their vape pen charging overnight, but having it plugged in for eight hours is far too long.

Over time, this will shorten the life of the battery. Once it is fully charged, you should remove it immediately from the charger. Finally, you should make sure to keep the battery clean.

Your vape pen may be exposed to spills and traveling, so you should inspect it every so often to ensure it is still in good condition. By cleaning it regularly, you also improve its connection to the vaporizer, so you can enjoy better usage for years to come.

Also, be careful when you are carrying batteries in your pocket. Coming into contact with another battery, loose change, or even possible static can be very dangerous, and harmful to the vape battery in your pocket. Batteries should always be kept in a protective carrying case when transported.

Without a battery, you will not be doing much with your vaporizer. When you decide you need a new vaping product, make sure to order it from The Smoking Buddha.

Reach out to us today or stop by our smokeshop in Parker to learn more about our selection. With our products, you can always vape in style.

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