Heat and e-cigarettes can make for a bad situation. Your e-cigarette batteries are your lifeline to vaping. Without them, you obviously won’t get very far, and if they are damaged or compromised, you’re out of luck if you don’t have backup. The majority of the batteries used in vaping devices are lithium ion, and they need specific conditions to perform optimally, especially in regards to temperature extremes.
Ideally, the temperatures your batteries are kept at should never dip below 14 degrees Fahrenheit, or rise above 86 degrees. There is a whole range of things that can go wrong, from lesser effectiveness, to the battery totally failing. In fact, the most common cause of electronic cigarette battery issues can be attributed to overheating. Here are some of the signs your battery may exhibit if it has had an overexposure to too hot temperatures:
- Expanded body
- Has stopped working
- Signs of melting
- Smoking (not vaping)
- In extremely rare circumstances, it can become explosive
- And shows other signs of damage
And it’s not just the heat that is a problem. Extreme cold can cause the internal parts of an electronic cigarette battery to expand, which can cause irreparable damage.
It has long been documented that lithium ion batteries can become explosive when subjected to temperatures above 100 F in a multitude of devices, including laptops and cellphones. While this is extremely rare, precautions should be taken to protect both yourself and your batteries.
Considering all that these tiny devices provide you with, and how little effort it takes to truly safeguard them, it pays to take the extra steps if you are faced with temperature extremes. Proper and attentive care will give you the best performance out of your e-cigarette batteries, and will ensure that your investment yields the best return, while ensuring your safety. Take care of them, and they’ll surely take care of you!