Battery Safety

​LITHIUM BATTERIES CAN EXPLODE, PLEASE READ THIS SAFETY ADVICE.

  1. Always use the charging cable/charger/wall plug supplied with your battery.
  2. Do not expose lithium batteries to heat or water.
  3. NEVER use an iPhone or other phone charger.
  4. Regularly clean battery post and charging battery connector (before plugging into wall socket) juice can build up in your battery connector.
  5. Do not over-tighten battery onto charger this can cause mechanical damage to both charger and battery.
  6. Never leave a battery unattended whilst charging EVER.
  7. Charge on a non flammable surface.
  8. If you battery gets hot carefully unplug from charger and place outdoors.
  9. Remove from charger when charged, do not leave it charging once the charging light turns green, over charging is possible, unlike mobile phones many lithium-ion batteries used by e-cigarettes do not have protection to stop over heating.
  10. Do not leave batteries in a hot vehicle.
  11. Do not use a damaged battery at all.

Battery Safety for Mechanical Mods

  1. First off, do your research, there's plenty of info on the net, again do your research.
  2. Buy your batteries from reputable dealers.
  3. Get the right charger, one that can charge Lithium batteries, the ones that do normal AA, AAA are not suitable.
  4. Get a charger that has overcharge protection.
  5. Do not over discharge your battery, when it reaches 3.3v it's time for a charge.
  6. Do not carry loose batteries in your pocket or purse, they can short on keys, each other any other metallic object in your possession.
  7. If you plan on Sub Ohming, which we do NOT recommend then know your ohms law,
  8. Example 1. 1.0 ohm coil with a loaded voltage of 4.0V. Using Ohms Law, Amps = Voltage/Resistance = a 4 Amp draw on you battery.
  9. Example 2. 0.3 ohm coil with a loaded voltage of 4.0V. Using Ohms Law, Amps = Voltage/Resistance = a 13.3 Amp Draw on your battery, can your battery cope with that. Research, research, research it can't be emphasized enough.
  10. Check and make sure your Mechanical mod has vents, usually holes or slots located on the bottom cap but, can be elsewhere, incase of malfunction, if not you have a possible pipe bomb in your hand, you want those hot gasses from a malfunctioning battery to escape not build up pressure.
  11. Don't forget maintanence, clean all your connections and terminals regulaly, you need a good clean connection at all times. 
 

Sub Ohming Is Dangerous

The following info is by kind permission of Jimmy from http://www.myvaporsavior.com/ecig-battery-safety/


No matter how you slice it, we’re pushing these batteries hard, and very consistently. Even if you get your calculations 100% right, there is always going to be a chance for Lithium Ion batteries to fail. But in order to reduce the chance of these batteries to go thermal, you need to do your research. Do not rely on other people to give you the right answer, you have so much information at your finger tips these days, you need to know how to “safely” sub ohm, and why you are sub ohming in the first place.

Amps, Voltage, Wattage, Ohms. What are they, and why are they important to you as a vaper?

Do that research, and then (and only then) if you hit a stumbling block, and are unable to find the answer you are looking for, then look to your peers for the answer you simply can’t find.

Even the most tenured vaper is going to have to research some knock off batteries chemistry to give a proper answer, which is why it frustrates the hell of out me to have to do the research myself.

For now, just stick to the batteries that are well known in the ecig community for sub ohming, find yourself a chart on all of them (not hard to find on google) and check out the amp rating each one has (if it’s below 30amp, just don’t buy it).

If you need to ask an audience of vapers whether a particular battery is good enough to sub ohm off of, you don’t need to even be trying to wrap and vape sub ohm coils yet.

This is the type of stuff that can easily give the ecig industry even worse publicity than it already has “Man breaks jaw after trying to vape on a pipe bomb” and at this point in time (if you have been following the political spectrum of our community) that is the last thing we need right now.