Vape Battery Safety and Assurance Information
IMPORTANT BATTERY SAFETY:
- Always store batteries in a battery case.
- Never expose batteries to heat or extreme temperatures.
- Never use a battery, charger, or device that is not in perfect working order or has any signs of damage.
- We recommend always using an external charger.
- Only buy batteries from a known, trusted vendor of genuine batteries.
- Look for safety specifications / warnings and use as prescribed by the manufacturer
- Always follow safety guidelines, stringently.
Misusing or mishandling lithium-ion batteries can pose a SERIOUS RISK of personal injury or property damage.
RESPONSIBILITY IS ALWAYS ON THE PURCHASER AND USER:
VAPO is not responsible for any damage to the battery product/s or injury sustained by anyone while using and/or misusing these product/s at any time. The risks and responsibilities are always with the individual user.
- Always use a charger made to charge the types of batteries being charged.
- Double check that the settings for the charger are correct for the batteries being charged.
- Ensure that the charging leads are correctly connected.
- Always charge lithium-ion batteries on surfaces that will not catch on fire such as cement, steel, ceramic, or stone. Wooden tables and carpeted floors are not recommended charging surfaces.
- Do not charge batteries near flammable products or liquids.
- Never charge batteries in a place where excess heat will not be able to escape, e.g., under a pillow, under bed sheets or duvets, on top of piles of clothes, etc.
Handling & Storage:
- Keep lithium-ion batteries WELL out of reach of children.
- Do not put loose batteries in pockets or bags where they can short circuit.
- Do not store or transport batteries where they can come into contact with sharp or metallic objects.
- Do not store your lithium-ion batteries in extreme temperatures, i.e., below 0 0C or above 50 0C.
- Do not immerse batteries in water or allow the battery to get wet.
- Do not dispose of batteries in fire or heat.
- Do not store batteries in a vehicle.
Disposing of batteries:
- Never throw your battery in the trash! Please recycle it or bring it to a hazardous waste disposal site.
- Many electronics or home improvement stores and vape shops will accept your batteries for recycling.
BATTERY CARE ADVICE:
Using your batteries in pairs
Batteries should always remain in pairs. Therefore if the device is a dual-battery device, there should be a pair of batteries that are always used together - not 3 batteries alternating.
Replacing your Lithium battery
It is time to replace your battery when you experience any one of the following indicators: physical damage, dents or deep scrapes, leaking fluid or an unusual smell, rust / rust spots, swelling or changes to shape, earlier and more frequent “low battery” alerts, battery warming up during charging, noticeable decline in vapour intensity and length before needing to recharge, if the battery discharges below 2.0V for a long period of time or if your charger will no longer reach 4.20V before stopping.
Charge your batteries safely
Some devices offer on-board charging meaning you can charge the batteries within the device itself. Check to see if your device offers this as some devices have USB inputs purely for firmware updates only, not charging. Attempting to charge through firmware update ports can damage your device. We highly recommend purchasing an external battery charger regardless of whether your device can be charged internally. A dedicated battery charge is not only safer and more convenient but it also extends the life of both your batteries and your device by putting less stress on them.
Check your batteries for damage regularly
Your batteries must be kept in perfect condition. Any battery that has damage to the body itself (dents, scratches, marks on the metal) should be safely disposed or replaced.
Batteries always have a wrap on them. An unwrapped battery will be silver in colour (metal) and is EXTREMELY dangerous - a battery should NEVER be used if it does not have a wrap on it. Battery wraps are there to protect the battery from short-circuiting. The battery wrap should always be free of damage. Any small nick, mark or scratch on the battery wrap means you should no longer continue to use this and the wrap should be replaced. It is extremely important to keep the isolator ring on the positive end (usually a little black or white O-ring that goes on the top of the battery).
Use a battery case
If you are travelling with your batteries we highly recommend using a battery case to keep your batteries safe. The worst possible thing is to put loose batteries in you pocket with things like keys which, if angled in the wrong position, can cause your battery to short and potentially vent in your pocket! Battery cases ensure your batteries are held in a position where they are safe.
Buy quality batteries
Be aware of counterfeit batteries. We source our batteries from Europe to ensure we are getting authentic batteries as it is very difficult to find batteries in China with any real guarantee of authenticity. Look out for brands such as SONY (VTC range), Samsung and LG as these are reputable brands and their batteries are great. Efest is a brand to watch out for as they often overstate the capacity and/or amps on the outside of the battery. We stock 26650 Efest batteries as we have ensured these are safe to use in the mods we stock. Treat any unknown brand or any battery with unusually high capacity/amps with caution as it is likely they are poor quality and/or have been intentionally mislabelled.
VEC Limited t/a VAPO will not be held responsible or liable for any injury, damage, or defect, permanent or temporary that may be caused by the improper use of a Li-ion (Lithium-ion), LiPo (Lithium-ion Polymer) and any rechargeable battery/batteries. Please read the above battery safety information from us and have a basic understanding of the batteries you are using and how to care for them properly.