Guide to Battery Safety
Whilst Lithium-ion batteries are not inherently dangerous, they can be if they are misused or mistreated. It is important you read and understand the information in this section to ensure you keep yourself and your electronics safe at all times.
This battery safety information applies whether you are using 18650, 21700, 20700 or 26650 batteries or any other lithium-ion batteries.
Never Keep your Batteries Loose in Your Pocket
You will never realise how dangerous this can be, it is so important that all vape batteries are stored correctly. Thats why with every battery purchase we ensure that you are provided with a battery case. Never put loose batteries in your pocket, or leave them in purses, bags or even drawers in your home. Incorrect storage is the number one cause of all battery-related incidents. Batteries left exposed to other items such as keys and coins can easily short - causing them to explode or burn.
If you like to take multiple batteries out and about with you, you’ll benefit with using the battery cases provided when purchasing.
Never Charge your Batteries when Unattended
Lithium-Ion cells should be charged on a dedicated charger rated specifically for Lithium-Ion cells. Never leave a battery unattended whilst charging and always be sure to remove the batteries from the charger when the charging cycle is complete.
Whilst charger failures are rare, they’re not impossible. Recharge your batteries a convenient time when you’re in the room and able to keep an eye on it. Furthermore, when it’s completely charged, remove it from the mains. Overcharging it carries the same risk. If you’re looking for support in selecting the right charger, contact one of our team who will be happy to help.
Look after Your Battery Wraps and Insulators
Wraps and insulators should be periodically inspected for tears or damage. If a battery has a damaged wrap, it should be repaired or disposed of immediately. The insulator is a round disk on the top of the battery - it separates the positive and negative terminals. If you bridge them with a metal object they will overheat and either explode or leave you with a nasty burn.
Do Not Use your Batteries If
- The wrap insulates the negative terminal holding the insulator in place.
- Do not use batteries with damaged wraps or insulators
- They are getting Hot
- Has been damaged in anyway
TOP 10 LITHIUM-ION BATTERY SAFETY TIPS
- Always keep your batteries in a case when not in use.
- Do not store your batteries in direct sunlight.
- Keep batteries away from flammable objects and materials.
- Never leave a battery unattended whilst charging.
- Keep batteries away from static electric charges.
- Keep out of reach from animals and children.
- If a battery has a damaged wrap, it should be repaired or disposed of immediately.
- Do not crush, incinerate or modify your batteries.
- Only use batteries within the manufacturers specifications.
- Recycle your batteries correctly - never throw them in the bin.