Battery Safety guide

Safety Information For E-Cigarette Batteries
It’s imperative for us to ensure that you are safe not only with our products, but in general when you are vaping. The vaping industry is continually evolving with new products used in various ways and expanding into different frontiers. Constant change is always good, but keeping up is important to draw its benefits safely, thus it’s important for us as a vendor who are a part of the revolution to make vapers aware of the safety measures in place to ensure safety. The main safety hazard within the e-cig economy comes from the battery, so we have linked a guide to enlighten you on the matter of battery safety here and further information below.

What are Lithium Ion Batteries?
You may have never heard of a lithium battery, but have probably used one in your devices, as they are used safely by millions of devices around the world, every single day. As you can assume with most high energy devices, there poses great risk that users like yourself are exposed to and should be aware whilst using them. There’s a possibility that your batteries may catch fire when overcharged, submerged in water, short-circuited or if their exterior casing becomes damaged. Although the likelihood of the exterior being damaged is low due to the fact that many Lithium Ion batteries are protected, it is still important to take the necessary precautions if it does occur, as the protection circuit is a potential safety mechanism as opposed to something that should be relied upon.

What are battery MAH and AMPS?
Milliampere-hour(MAH),is the standard of measurement that illustrates the total amount of energy that a battery can deliver over one hour. For example, a battery with the capacity of 2000 MAH can deliver 2000 milliamperes(two amps) for one hour before its capacity is exhausted.

How would you go about identifying the right amps level for my battery?
We advise you to never charge your battery at a higher amp than what is indicated by the manufacturer. In order for you to calculate the maximum amp level of charge your battery:

You can do so by using the mAh rate of the battery and moving the decimal point three points to the left.

For example : If you were to have a 2500 mAh battery then it would become 2.5 amp’s(meaning this would be the maximum allowed)

What do I need to know about storing lithium batteries safely?

  • During storage periods, keep your lithium battery at a 40% charge state.
  • Never leave your lithium battery at an elevated temperature or cold.
  • Always check the manufacturer date on a lithium battery.
  • Never overcharge your lithium battery.
  • Avoid frequent full discharges of your lithium batteries.
  • Ensure that you buy your battery products from a reputable company(VapeMaven) who can ensure quality assurance and safety.
  • Do not keep your batteries/cells in pockets, bags or purses etc..
  • Keep cells in an approved cell case when not in use.
  • Keep batteries/cells clean and dry
  • Do not store batteries in close contact with metallic items such as keys or coins
  • Do not place your batteries in clothing due to risk of accidentally activating, whilst being protected from it
  • Batteries must be stored out of direct sunlight

 

How can you avoid damaging your battery?
It’s imperative that you follow this because a damage to your battery can lead to a dangerous situation and expose you to these risks:

  • You shall not dismantle, shred or open batteries
  • You shall not expose your batteries to mechanical shock
  • You shall not short-circuit batteries
  • How can I avoid damaging my battery whilst charging it?
  • Batteries that are purchased from us MUST only be charged using our mains adaptors and USB chargers.
  • We advise you to avoid using any third party adaptors, as they may cause harm to the battery and may result in you being exposed to greater risk and human life.
  • You shall never leave a charging battery unattended.
  • Never leave your battery on prolonged charge, especially overnight.
  • You shall try to keep an eye on your battery at all times.
  • We advise you to replace your batteries once every 3-6 months.

 

What do I do if my battery has been damaged?

  • You shall not use a battery that has been clearly damaged or is seen to be leaking. This type of battery should be discarded immediately in an appropriate manner, whilst a new quality assured battery should be used instead.
  • If the battery is leaking, it’s imperative that you do not let it come into contact with the skin or eyes.
  • If you have in fact been in contact, we advise you to wash the affected areas with large volumes of water and seek medical advice from a practitioner.

 

Closing points to battery safety.

  • You shall always dispose of materials, batteries, containers and packaging accordingly and appropriately.
  • You shall seek advice immediately if a battery has been swallowed.
  • You shall use the battery/product within the stated by the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • You shall retain any original product literature for future reference.
  • Pure nicotine is poisonous and can lead to serious harm and injury.

*If you have any further questions about your e- or seeking vaping advice in general, please reach out and we will get back to you – cs@vapemaven.co.uk