Here are the most common problems and solutions …
Why is my manual button e-cigarette battery not charging?
The number one reason a manual button e-cigarette battery will not charge properly is that it or the charger is dirty. Take a moist cloth and clean both the battery’s post (the middle “button” that sticks up when you look down inside of it) and the post inside of the charger (the thing that sticks out inside of the hole). Frequently, this solves the problem.
If this does not work, it could be because the post of the battery has been forced down inside of the battery. This typically happens when people screw an e-cig battery onto the charger or onto an atomizer too tightly. When charging your manual e-cigarette batteries, stop screwing the moment the charger light turns red!
If you have one of the new model push button style batteries, it’s also possible that you have inadvertently locked the battery. You can lock or unlock the new manual button batteries by clicking the button rapidly 5-7 times. It will flash a number of times after you do this, indicating that you have locked or unlocked it.
How do I fix a battery that has the post driven down inside of it?
If you’ve been a little too aggressive tightening atomizers onto your e-cigarette battery or screwing it too tightly onto a charger, you will force the post down inside of it and it will no longer be able to make proper contact with an atomizer or the charger. Often, people toss these batteries thinking that they are no good anymore.
Before you relegate your battery to the trash heap, try this. Using a very small screwdriver or a paper clip, try to gently pry the battery post up. The post is the thing that looks like a little metal button in the center of the battery where it meets an atomizer. Work around the edges, little by little, nudging the post up. Don’t pop it up too far or the whole post will come out.
Quite often, just moving the post up a little will allow it to make proper contact with a charger or atomizer again. Keep in mind that this is only a temporary solution. Once a post gets loosened, you’ll likely have to do this every time you charge it or attach it to a new atomizer.
How do I keep my push button e-cig from activating when it is in my pocket?
If you have one of the new Joye 510 batteries, you can “lock” the batteries before putting them into your pocket and they will not activate and drain themselves or, worse, power an attached atomizer. One of this new style Joye 510 batteries can be locked or unlocked by clicking the button rapidly 5-7 times. It will flash a number of times after you do this, indicating that you have successfully locked (or unlocked) it.
Why is my Automatic battery not charging?
Automatic batteries are unsealed so that airflow can go through the battery, allowing them to sense when a user is inhaling. E-liquid eventually makes its way inside of an unsealed battery and short-circuits it. Cleaning an automatic battery frequently will help prolong its life, though.
The number one reason any battery will not charge properly is that it or the charger is dirty. Take a moist cloth and clean both the battery’s post (the middle “button” that sticks up when you look down inside of it) and the post inside of the charger (the thing that sticks out inside of the hole). Frequently, this solves the problem.
How do I maintain my batteries?
Whenever you change batteries, thoroughly clean the terminal of the battery with a paper towel before charging it. I also like to blow the excess liquid out of the atomizer to avoid buildup. Some people recommend “deep cleaning” atomizers periodically with hot water or grain alcohol, but I don’t find that deep cleaning improves the performance or extends the life of an atomizer enough to bother. Keep your e-cig in a room temperature environment and out of direct sunlight as much as possible. Never use your e-cig with a dry atomizer. If your e-cig has a manual battery, take care when storing it in your pocket to avoid turning the battery on accidentally.
What are the different types of e-cigs?
The most common types of electronic cigarettes fall into these groups:
Cartridge-based: These e-cigs use disposable foil-capped cartridges to deliver liquid to the atomizer. A cartridge usually contains a saturated foam filler material that wicks the liquid to the atomizer as you use the e-cig. You can identify a cartridge-based electronic cigarette by the fact that is has a reusable atomizer. Cartridges are generally quite inexpensive; around $3.00 for a pack of five. However, cartridges are very problematic and either leak or wick liquid too slowly. Not recommended.
Cartomizer-based: A cartomizer is a sealed unit that contains the electronic cigarette’s atomizer as well as the liquid. Cartomizers rarely leak, tend to wick liquid more reliably than cartridges and also have the benefit of giving you a fresh atomizer with each unit. Often, you can even reuse a cartomizer by prying the top off and adding liquid from a bottle. Cartomizers cost slightly more than cartridges, however — about $12.00 per pack of 5. Each pack is roughly equal in nicotine to 3-5 packs of real cigarettes. You can also buy and fill your own cartomizers.
Tank-based: A tank-based e-cig has a large tank that you fill from a bottle before placing it inside the atomizer unit. The atomizer has a small nozzle that goes into a hole at the bottom of the tank, allowing liquid to drip down into the atomizer’s reservoir as you use the e-cig. Tank-based e-cigs are highly convenient, and some tanks hold enough liquid to last for a day or more depending on your usage pattern.
Drip-based: A drip-based e-cig has an exposed atomizer with a long plastic mouthpiece. You drip liquid from a bottle onto the atomizer directly through the hole at the top of the mouthpiece before using the e-cig, and add additional liquid after every few puffs. Coupled with a sub ohm atomizer, a drip-based e-cig delivers the most vapor and flavor available with an electronic cigarette.
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