To charge a vape battery is fairly simple, lots of vape mod kits have an inbuilt USB charging point which will allow you to charge the battery within the device, similar to how you charge a smartphone. This is ok to do on occasion, however, it's much safer to recharge your batteries in a high-quality lithium-ion charger, specifically designed to charge these types of batteries at the correct rate. Chargers are relatively low-cost and a good investment for anyone that charges batteries regularly. Whether you’re charging your batteries in your device or a charger, you should never leave a lithium battery charging unattended, for example when you’re out of the house or asleep at night. If anything does go wrong, you need to ensure you’re around to react to it.
mAh stands for milliampere-hour, this essentially means how long the battery lasts before it runs out on each charge. The higher the number, the longer the battery will last before it's flat.
Absolutely, it's quick, simple and low-cost to re-wrap a battery. We provide battery repair kits that contain spare wraps and insulators, to re-wrap a battery it's as easy as removing the old wrap carefully by peeling it off, replacing the insulator with a new one and sliding a new wrap over the battery. You can then heat the wrap with a hairdryer or hot air gun to shrink the wrap over the battery which will hold it in place.
To look after your vape battery always ensure it's stored in a protective case when not in use, this will avoid the chances of anything metallic coming into contact with the battery. You should never put a loose battery in your pocket where it may come into contact with coins, keys or anything of that nature. The batteries should also be inspected regularly for any tears, rips or abrasions to the protective wraps and replaced when needed.
Charging a battery can take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, it depends on how it's being charged and at what rate, some battery chargers will charge a battery at 0.5amp, and some will charge as fast as 2amp. This information will be available in the instruction book of the charger you are using
18650 is referring to the size of the battery, the number comes from the measurements of the battery itself, measuring 18mm in diameter and 65mm tall, hence its name 18-650. These are the most common batteries for vape devices and are required in many mods and kits.