Not all vape battery chargers are created equal...
Try comparing it to buying a cell phone charger at the dollar store vs. buying one at the store who sold you your phone: the cheap dollar store one may be slow at charging, or stop working sometimes, and overall is just not as good. For vaping, these cheap battery chargers can be potentially dangerous as well. I see so many vapers who will buy the cheapest 18650 charger they can because they believe they are all the same. While saving the money might be nice, these cheap vape chargers don’t have the over-charge protection that the more expensive/name brand ones do have. I guarantee that your local store recommends the charger that comes with your device for a reason and that they want you to be as safe as possible. Most stores do not try to price gouge on chargers because they understand the importance of high-quality chargers. Stay away from cheap vaping chargers that cost under $10. There is a reason they are so cheap. Make sure you are using a high quality chargers such as Xstar, Nitecore, or Efest. Quality chargers will lengthen the overall life of your batteries.
Safety When Charging Vape Batteries:
- Never leave your battery unattended while it’s charging. Lithium ion cells are more likely to suffer from incidents while recharging than they are when in use.
- Batteries should be recharged on a metal surface.
- Do not leave batteries on a charger after they are fully-charged.
- Do not leave a vape battery charger plugged in. Unplug it after use.
- If a battery comes off charge at 4.25v or higher, then the charger is faulty and must not be used.
Here are Some Recommended Chargers:
XTAR VC4- Get One Here
Nitecore Digicharger D4- Get One Here
Efest LUC V4- Get One Here
Efest LUC BLU6 OLED- Get One Here
Lithium-Ion Batteries: “A lithium-ion battery (sometimes Li-ion battery or LIB) is a family of rechargeable battery types in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge, and back when charging. Chemistry, performance, cost, and safety characteristics vary across LIB types. Unlike lithium primary batteries (which are disposable), lithium-ion electrochemical cells use an intercalated lithium compound as the electrode material instead of metallic lithium."
"Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable battery for portable electronics, with one of the best energy densities, no memory effect, and only a slow loss of charge when not in use. Beyond consumer electronics, LIBs are also growing in popularity for military, electric vehicle, and aerospace applications. Research is yielding a stream of improvements to traditional LIB technology, focusing on energy density, durability, cost, and intrinsic safety."