E-cigarette Battery Safety Guide
Lithium Ion batteries are safely used in literally millions of devices every day. However, there are some risks associated with such high energy devices that users should be aware of. Batteries can present a fire risk when short-circuited, over-charged, submerged in water or if their cases are damaged. Although many Lithium Ion batteries are “protected”, the following cautions are still relevant, as the protection circuit is a potential safety mechanism rather than something that should be relied on. Li-Mn batteries (“IMR”) present safer chemistry and less fire-risk but are capable of delivering very high power in a short burst. If short-circuited the metal causing the short can get hot very quickly, which may lead to other damage or secondary fire-risks.
Following the points below should lead to long battery life and an extremely low risk to personal safety:
- Store batteries and chargers in a cool, dry place at normal room temperature.
- Do not leave batteries or chargers in hot places or under direct sunlight.
- Keep sources of ignition such as flammable objects or liquids, sparks, electrical equipment, hot
- Objects and mobile phones well away from batteries and chargers.
- Do not leave charging batteries unattended or leave charging for more than 4 hours.
- Do not leave batteries on charge overnight.
- Do not place batteries into high-pressure containers or near, or inside, microwaves.
- Do not immerse batteries or chargers in water or otherwise get them wet.
- Do not use batteries or chargers from alternative suppliers with WeDoVapes products.
- Do not disassemble, puncture, modify, or cause other unnecessary shocks to batteries or the chargers.
- When the battery is not in use, disconnect the battery from the charger.
- Switch off the battery when finished vaping – avoid carrying it in a pocket or bag when it is still on
- Charge batteries and store batteries and chargers in a fire-safe container like an LI-PO SAFE CHARGING BAG.
- Do not use or charge batteries that appear to be leaking, discoloured, rusty, deformed; emit an odour; or are otherwise abnormal.
- Do not use or charge batteries where the plastic sleeve or wrap had been damaged or torn.
- Keep the batteries and the chargers away from children and pets at all times.
- Do not use batteries or chargers in appliances or purposes for which they were not intended.
- Dispose of batteries and chargers according to the local laws and regulations of your region.
- Consider using a battery case when using and carrying 18650 batteries to avoid damage or unsafe contact.
- When using any e-cig device check for ventilation holes, usually found on the bottom of the device.
- When using devices that require more than one battery, try to ensure that the batteries are all at the same charge level to avoid performance issues.