Do Vapes Explode?
Can your VAPE Explode?
Yes, they can! I am sure everyone has heard horror stories in the news about exploding vape pens. The unfortunate part is that when you read a headline it will only say, "Vape Exploded", there are never enough details on why the battery inside the vape failed. The best vape shops will even advise their customers about battery safety and when it is the right time to swap out those 18650's out of your favourite vape mod. Though the science is not exactly clear on what causes vape batteries to explode, we made a list of 5 tips for battery safety!
Disclaimer or Rant...
You should always invest in a vape device that has safety features. Now, this may seem a bit obvious, but there are a lot of vape shops out there that are just trying to make a buck. Just like all things in life, the market has a ton of cloned products out there and cheap replicas. Your vape starter kit or mod should have:
Firing lock feature, so you're not firing your vape in your pocket or bag
Vent holes, so if your battery for some reason does vent, there is an area for the gases to escape and not build-up
Protection from overcharging, usually built in the chipset of reputable vape kits
Vape battery safety tips 2020
TOP 5 FAQ'S ON BATTERY SAFETY
Q: Can I put my batteries in my pocket?
A: USE A BATTERY CASE
Do not keep vape batteries in your pocket with loose change or keys
18650, 21700 batteries, etc... vape batteries are not safe in your pocket, especially if you are carrying other metal objects in your pocket like car keys or loose change. If you have even a slight tear in your battery wrap, contact with another piece of metal can lead to the battery failing.
Q: How should you charge your vape pen?
A: USE THE CHARGER YOUR VAPE COMES WITH OR AN EXTERNAL BATTERY CHARGER
You should use the charger your VAPE comes with or use an external Vape Battery charger
Ever wonder why your vape shops always offer you an external battery charger for your vape set up? Believe me, it's not a cash grab. Many vapers have the habit of plugging in their vape kit into whatever charger is around them when their battery is dead. Your vape device is not made to be used with all chargers. The lithium-ion batteries vape stores sell to power your vape has specific requirements and can easily be getting too much juice from let's say a dodge charger car Battery! Use the supplied charger or an external vape battery charger which is the best way to go.
Q: Is it safe to leave my vape to charge overnight?
A: DO NOT CHARGE YOUR VAPE OVERNIGHT
You should not leave your vape charging unattended or overnight via USB-C charging devices
According to multiple studies, the majority of battery failures happen while batteries are charging. This could be due to damaged batteries, overloaded batteries along with a list of other issues coming from the vape battery itself. It is never safe to leave your vape unattended while it's charging. Using an external battery charger with safety features is the only way you should charge your vape batteries unattended.
Q: Can I keep using a battery that has a tear in the wrap?
A: REPLACE YOUR BATTERIES IF THEY GET DAMAGED OR WET
If your Vape batteries are damaged or get wet you need to replace them
A damaged battery is a ticking time bomb waiting to go off. It is never safe to use a battery if it is damaged or has been tampered with. An exposed battery or a battery with a tear can easily short in your vape itself or the charger. The best vape shops will provide you battery wraps for free. If you notice any issues with your battery, walk into your local Dragon Vape and ask us for a battery wrap. We won't charge you a penny! If you shopping at our online vape shop, ask our customer service to include a battery wrap with your order. We are more than happy to provide you with this essential vape product for free.
Q: Can I leave my batteries in my car?
A: PROTECT YOUR VAPE FROM EXTREME TEMPERATURES
Protect your VAPE from extreme temperatures
Batteries are made up of chemicals, and like ALL chemicals when they heat up the properties within the battery begin to heat and expand. Extreme hot and cold temperatures are not safe for your electronic cigarette batteries.
If you are looking for a reputable online vape shop in Canada, Dragon Vape is a brand that is trusted by thousands of vapers across the country. We have been helping smokers find an alternative to smoking since 2011 and are not slowing down anytime soon. We have one of the largest selections of vape juice and products in the market. If you are looking for any more information on anything vape, give us a call or chat with us live online!
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