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Are You Charging Your Vape Correctly?

You know how to vape, but do you know how to charge your vape? It seems pretty straightforward, right? While it is simple, there are some things we’d recommend to ensure your vape’s safety and prolong its life.

There are two types of batteries that can be charged; internal and external. You can find out more about internal and built-in vape batteries here, and information about external batteries, such as lithium-ion, here


How to Charge Your Vape

For vapes with an internal battery, follow the instructions below:

  1. Use an appropriate wall-to-USB adaptor.
  2. If possible, plug the vape into a laptop, PC, or gaming console.
  3. Do not overcharge.
  4. Do not use while charging or damaged.
  5. Only use authentic hardware.

Simply plug your device into the charging cable it came with and connect it to a laptop, or PC. Let it fully charge, disconnect, and then it's good to go!

You should always use the charging cable that comes with your device. This ensures you’re using a quality charger with the correct amps.

You can also use a suitable wall-to-USB adapter to charge your device, however, you must never use one with high amps. Fast-charge wall chargers for iPhone and Samsung phones are not suitable. Check your device instruction manual to see the appropriate level of amps it can handle. 


For vapes with an external battery, follow the instructions below:

  • We recommend always using an external charger.
  • Always use a charger made to charge the types of batteries being charged.
  • Double check that the settings for the charger are correct for the batteries being charged.
  • Ensure that the charging leads are correctly connected. 
  • Always charge lithium-ion batteries on surfaces that will not catch on fire such as cement, steel, ceramic, or stone. Wooden tables and carpeted floors are not recommended charging surfaces.
  • Do not charge batteries near flammable products or liquids.
  • Never charge batteries in a place where excess heat will not be able to escape, e.g., under a pillow, under bed sheets or duvets, on top of piles of clothes, etc.

Some devices offer on-board charging meaning you can charge the batteries within the device itself. Check to see if your device offers this as some devices have USB inputs purely for firmware updates only, not charging. Attempting to charge through firmware update ports can damage your device. We highly recommend purchasing an external battery charger regardless of whether your device can be charged internally. A dedicated battery charge is not only safer and more convenient but it also extends the life of both your batteries and your device by putting less stress on them

Do Not Overcharge

Most devices (all models available on our website) have auto shut off function that stops the device from overcharging. This is the same for phones and most rechargeable devices. Despite these safety features we do not recommend leave ANY electronic device on charge for an extended period of time. Taking your device off charge once it is full is the safest practice and we recommend taking this course of action.


If you have any questions around charging your device please get in touch here.


VEC Limited t/a VAPO will not be held responsible or liable for any injury, damage, or defect, permanent or temporary that may be caused by the improper use of a Li-ion (Lithium-ion), LiPo (Lithium-ion Polymer) and any rechargeable battery/batteries. Please read the above battery safety information from us and have a basic understanding of the batteries you are using and how to care for them properly.    


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