Battery Safety: Essential Tips for Handling, Storage, and Performance

Batteries are the life force behind our devices, providing the power we need for everyday tasks. However, their proper handling and storage often go overlooked, posing potential risks if not taken seriously. In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you through essential tips for handling batteries with care, choosing the right charger, preventing overcharging, understanding voltage and amperage limits, and even maintaining battery wraps.

Proper Handling and Storage of Batteries

  • Always handle batteries with dry hands and store them in a cool, dry place.
  • Avoid dropping or crushing batteries.
  • Keep batteries out of reach of children and pets.
  • Do not expose batteries to heat or flame.
  • Store batteries in a secure location, preferably in a battery case or holder.  DO NOT STORE BATTERIES IN THE DEVICE WHILE UNUSED.  STORE IN AN APPROVED 18650 battery holder.  
  • Dispose of damaged, swollen, or emitting batteries properly.

Using the Correct Charger

  • Always use the correct charger recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper charging procedures.
  • Avoid leaving batteries charging unattended or overnight.  Faults from the battery or charger can occur and it could cause a fire.  You need to be there to handle that before it sets your home on fire.  
  • Do not charge damaged, swollen, or leaking batteries.

Preventing Overcharging

  • Use a charger with overcharge protection.
  • Avoid leaving batteries in a charger for an extended period.

Voltage Limits

  • Use batteries that are compatible with your device's voltage requirements.
  • Do not mix batteries with different voltage levels or types.

Batteries and Temperature Suggestions

  • We highly recommend using the Molicel P26A or Molicel P28A batteries. These batteries are known for their high-quality performance and reliability. With a maximum continuous discharge rating of up to 25A/75W.
  • Batteries perform best at room temperature, which is typically around 68-77°F or 20-25°C. Avoid exposing batteries to extreme hot or cold temperatures.
  • By using the recommended batteries and following temperature guidelines, you can ensure safe and optimal performance for your vaping needs.

Amperage Limits

  • Use batteries with the correct amperage rating recommended by the device manufacturer.
  • Pay attention to the continuous discharge rating (CDR) or maximum amperage limit specified for your batteries.

Additional Tips for New Users

  • Avoid mixing old and new batteries.
  • Store batteries in a safe place, away from flammable materials.
  • Dispose of batteries properly through designated recycling programs.
  • Replace batteries when showing signs of wear or decreased performance.
  • Check battery compatibility with your device.
  • Do not store the batteries in the device while not in use.  Store them in approved battery storage containers.  

Battery Wraps and Rewrapping

  • This is for professionals only.  We don't recommend novice users attempting this.  JUST BUY NEW BATTERIES and dispose of those safely and responsibly.  If you do decide to rewrap, please follow these guidelines.  
  • Purchase battery wraps online or from a local store.
  • Carefully remove the old wrap using a heat gun or hairdryer.
  • Align the new wrap with the positive and negative ends of the battery.
  • Apply heat evenly to the new wrap until it adheres securely to the battery.
  • Regularly check the condition of battery wraps and replace them if damaged.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure safe handling, optimal performance, and longevity of your batteries.

Remember, prioritizing battery safety is essential for your safety and others!  Take these tips SERIOUSLY!

Happy Vaping from the Home of the Heavies!

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