There have been quite few stories in the press lately about the emergency services being called out to increasing numbers of fires linked to e-cigarette chargers. Of course we are looking at these cases as being blown well out of proprtions, but the risks are REAL. Luckily, they are also easily preventable if you charge your ecig correctly. 

In just about every e-cigarette package, you’ll find a USB charger for your battery. Some may include chargers for wall outlets and car cigarette lighters, but these are relatively uncommon compared to USB chargers. 

To charge your e-cigarette’s battery, you just need to screw the end of the battery into the threaded end of the charger. Most e-cigarette USB chargers will have a small light that blinks to let you know that your battery is charging. Depending on the type of e-cigarette and USB charger, the light may also turn off when your battery’s fully charged or it may change colour. Video below (thanks GreatVapes!) demonstrates how to charge your ecig:

                                                         

It's very hard to give accurate advice on how long batteries last. That’s because battery life depends on a number of factors, including how long a drag you take or how you maintain your battery. The average battery life of the eGo battery is around 300 cycles, however this may vary substantially. Again, there are a number of factors that can affect battery life including maintenance, handling, temperatures, amount the battery is discharged by and so on. Eventually you will have to replace your e-cigarette battery. However, you should be able to enjoy your e-cigarette for many a puff before having to do that. New batteries are relatively inexpensive – many vapers in fact have two or three batteries available so they can continue to use their device without having to wait for a battery to charge.

When charging your batteries for the first time, leave them connected for an hour or two after the blue light indicates a full charge. This, along with fully charging your battery each time, will ensure your get the maximum lifespan out your ecig battery. 

Remember – in the end, keeping your e cigarette batteries charged is an integral part to enjoying an uninterrupted vaping experience. Be sure you choose a charging option that fits your schedule and lifestyle, and to be safe, have a backup USB, car or wall charger in case you’re in another location or lose one of your chargers.