If you are a vape beginner wondering how to charge your vape pen, or even for how long to charge it, you’ve landed on the right website. In this blog we will break down some tips for the best way to charge your vape pens and have steps for the three most popular kinds of nicotine vapes currently in the market: disposables, pod systems, and box mods.
Table of Contents:
- How To Charge a Disposable Vape Pen
- How To Charge a Pod System
- How To Charge a Box Mod
How To Charge a Disposable Vape Pen
Before explaining how to recharge or charge a disposable vape, you should know that only disposables manufactured with the ability to be recharged can be recharged. Usually, the package of the disposable will tell you if the disposable can be recharged.
If the device you bought does not have a USB charging port and nowhere in the packaging does it say that it can be recharged, we do not recommend you try and recharge it. We heavily advise against opening the device to expose the battery to charge it manually. Many things could go wrong when doing this, and this will not only ruin the device but could also end up hurting you. So only recharge disposables that come with rechargeable batteries and USB charging ports.
To charge a disposable with a rechargeable battery, we recommend a dedicated USB wall adapter and USB charging cable. However, we also don’t recommend a cheap USB wall adapter with the cable already attached. The best chargers are the ones that have a separate USB cable and come with a separate USB wall adapter.
Since most rechargeable disposables don’t come with a battery light indicator (some do, though, so be on the lookout for that), we recommend only charging them for an hour and do not leave them charging unattended. If the device at any point gets hot, we suggest you stop charging it.
How To Charge a Pod System
Pod systems come with dedicated chargers, so there is no need to buy a USB wall adapter. For pod systems, we suggest reading the manual to see how long you can charge it for. Since most pod systems use integrated batteries that can not be removed from the device, we suggest only charging them with the chargers they come with.
For most pod systems, you can charge them for two or more hours. However, it all depends on the model, so always make sure to read the instructions the device comes with. As always, remember to never leave the device charging unattended, and if it gets too hot, stop charging it.
How To Charge a Box Mod
Charging box mods is a more complicated process because they use powerful external batteries, so practicing battery safety is extremely important when charging these devices.
Our first tip is to never charge batteries that have damaged wrapping. Most box mod batteries are 18650 batteries that have plastic wrapping. If this wrapping is damaged in any way, it could damage your device or the batteries themselves, so if they have damaged wrapping, it is best not to use them.
With 18650 batteries, you need a dedicated smart charger made especially for 18650 batteries. These chargers can monitor the health of the batteries and come with several safety features. The best smart chargers monitor each battery individually, so if one is completely charged, it can stop charging it without affecting the other battery. Still, always make sure to supervise the batteries as they charge and never leave batteries charging unattended.
Another tip when charging your 18650 batteries is to always use the same pair. Do not mix and match batteries; buy a pair and use that pair until they die. This is called ‘marrying’ your batteries and it’s a great way to ensure they are charged and discharged the same amount of times and will always give you optimal performance.
How long to charge a box mod for depends on the batteries and how much energy they need. A smart charger will let you know exactly when they need to be taken off. That’s why it’s so important to use a dedicated charger when charging external 18650 batteries.
We hope that with this quick guide you learned how to charge your vape pens and a couple of other helpful tips about charging vape batteries. The most important thing to remember when charging vape devices is to never leave them charging unattended, especially overnight. Even for 18650 batteries with smart chargers, always supervise them.