Troubleshooting e-Cigarette Batteries – Quick Tips

The following guest post comes from Audrey, social media maven over at Vapor4Life. While this post may seem to be quick and simple, I find I most often miss things like this focusing on e-cigarette news, activism,  and the myriad of products I review.  Therefore, I’m incredibly grateful to be able to step back for a minute and hand the reigns over to cover some basics that not everyone might know about when it comes to e-cigarette and eGo style batteries.  

Oh, and for a review of some of V4L’s stuff, be sure to check out the many I’ve written over the past few years – SK

How to fix an ecig battery

Broken batt? If your ecig battery isn’t working, this could be very annoying. You might be out and about, with just one batt, or you have a spare, but it’s not charged. Ah fret not my fellow vapers. If your batt isn’t working, there are a few things you should try doing before throwing your hands up in frustration. Here’s a checklist for you:

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1. Unscrew and re-screw in the cartomizer or tank.

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If the metal threading doesn’t line up perfectly, you could have a very simple problem on your hands. The connection isn’t there. Just unscrew your cart and screw it back on the ecig battery.

2. Raise the battery or cartomizer post.

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If the cart appears to be perfectly lined up with the battery, but it’s not working, it could still be a connection problem. Sometimes the post (the middle round part of the battery or cart) gets pushed down too far. It can happen if you screw the cart or charger onto the battery too far. To raise the post, take an unfurled paperclip or thumb tack and use it to move the post up away from the battery. You can use this method to raise the post on a battery or cartomizer.

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3. Charge the battery.

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If raising the post doesn’t fix your electronic cigarette battery, it might need to be charged. Easy fix. Even people who’ve been vaping a long time can let their battery’s charge run all the way down. Regulated batts’ voltages remain the same no matter where it is in its charge cycle. Unregulated batteries will drop voltage as their charge is coming to an end. Some people will notice this when they’re vaping.

If your battery still doesn’t work after trying these things, it may be time to say good bye. If this is a new battery you should contact the customer service department where you purchased the hardware.

Happy vaping!

Audrey Schroder is Vapor4Life’s Social Media Manager. Her favorite vapor juice is Turtle Candy.