This summer has been a scorcher, hasn’t it? With record-breaking temps all across the land, and far away as well, here’s a little PSA about your e-cigs and the heat. Particularly, why the heat is not compatible with them, and why keeping them at a controlled level around room temperature is ideal.
If you consider your electronic cigarettes an investment, which we hope you do because they do offer so much in the way of pleasure and savings, treating them properly is essential to making this investment last as long as possible.
You’ve probably figured out by now that the most important part of your e-cig is the battery. It is the main component of the device, and it is the most delicate. Atomizers get replaced every time you swap out a cartridge, and every other part can be replaced rather easily. Therefore, the battery is the lifeblood of vaping. It is at once the power source and the base of the device. Protect this one part, if you opt to neglect others!
Extreme temperatures, particularly those on the hot end of the spectrum, are especially dangerous to e-cigarette batteries. These batteries, which are lithium ion batteries, cannot handle extreme heat or cold, so keeping them in your car, on the dashboard, out on the porch, or in sunny windows, is never a good idea! Even if the temperatures are moderate, your car is the worst place to hold your devices and batteries because cars heat up way hotter inside than outside, and this can cause immense damage on your batteries. The dangers range from a wide array of possibilities; from melting and warping to inflicting damage upon the battery that causes it to drain faster.
However, freezing temps are also not exactly ideal, as freezing can cause the liquid to freeze, which in turn can cause the inner workings of your battery to expand, and outright destroy the battery.
Another no-no? Moisture. Whether in the form of rain, humidity, or other accidental exposure, water and electronic devices generally do not play well together, so keep your e-cig battery safe, dry, and away from any external sources of water.
Keeping your e-cigarette batteries safe and protected is so important to their overall lifespan and ability to provide you with the tobacco-free enjoyment you want. While it may seem bothersome to take these extra precautions, your e-cigs are worth it; protect your investment!