Do E-cig Batteries Last Forever?
Do E-cig Batteries Last Forever
When people think about rechargeable E-cig batteries, they sometimes tend to think that they will last forever. Of course, if you can recharge them, they should in theory always be ready to go again after leaving them plugged in for a time, right?
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Batteries are pretty efficient and have gotten far more advanced in recent years than they have ever been, but they are not a ‘permanent’ solution. Batteries do have their limits, and eventually they will simply wear out and need to be replaced.
Should this deter users from buying rechargeable E-cigs? Definitely not. E-cig batteries do actually last an impressively long time, and can be charged many, many times before they will need to be replaced.
Rechargeable E-cigs nowadays usually make use of small lithium-ion batteries. Lithium ion batteries are basically batteries in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive when they are in use.
These ions move back to the negative side when the battery is recharged. They are a very popular type of battery, especially for portable electronics. They have a very good energy density and show only very slow charge-loss when they are not being used.
As a general rule, E-cig batteries are expected to take up to 250 charges, though it can often end up being less. Of course, the amount of use you get out of a battery can depend heavily upon what type you are using. A mini battery that gives you 175 puffs before needing a charge would, in theory, give you less lifetime use than a high-capacity battery that lasts up to 350 puffs before needing a charge, etc.
Total battery longevity will also depend upon your vaping habits. If you are a heavy vaper, you will probably need to replace your batteries much sooner than if you were a light vaper, as more use equals more charges, and you only get so many charges out of a lithium ion battery.
How to make your battery last longer
There are definitely a few things that you can do to make your E-cig battery last longer.
1… Be careful about where you store it
As it turns out, keeping your E-cig battery in a place where it is exposed to direct sunlight (which can heat it up) can have a fairly negative effect on the battery’s lifespan. It is also important to store your battery in a place where it will not come into contact with water.
2… Don’t drop it!
Dropping your battery is definitely not good for it. Treat it carefully and make it a point to avoid falls, drops, or bumps.
3… Use the battery regularly
E-cig batteries derive a lot of benefits from regular use. They are actually designed to be used daily, and if you use them as such (even if it is only for a moment or two) you will find that they will actually have a better overall lifespan as a result.
4… Change out the battery or charge it before it is completely drained
While it might seem like it is better to let a battery completely die before charging it, letting this happen will actually decrease its lifespan. If you notice that your battery is starting to decrease in power, stop using it and swap it out for another until it is fully charged again.
5… Don’t store your batteries when they are almost empty
Storing a battery that is at less than 50% charge capacity is definitely not good for it. This will cause it to drain faster and could lead to it dying completely before you get a chance to recharge it.
6… Remove the cartomizer when you are not using it
If you are not going to be vaping again for several hours, then it might be a good idea to remove the cartomizer from the battery. You don’t have to do this during the day if you vape regularly, though doing so at night before you go to bed is a good idea. Having the cartomizer attached actually drains the battery a little bit, which can cause it to go completely dead and shorten its lifespan.
7… Take the battery off of the charger when it is finished charging
Once the battery has been fully-charged, make sure to remove it from the charger. This will keep the battery from over-working and will definitely increase its lifespan.
E-cig batteries might not last forever, but they are usually inexpensive and make it possible to save a ton of money! Of course, batteries get better and better over time and they might not be perfect right now, but don’t let the finite life of E-cig batteries deter you… odds are good that your battery will last much longer than you ever thought possible, and picking up another one is not nearly as expensive as a lot of people might think.