How Long Do Vape Batteries Last?

As an adult vaper, running out of charge when you’re out of the house may be frustrating - especially if you don’t have a portable charger to hand.

Disposable vapes typically have a finite end, and once they’re depleted of e-liquid or battery life, should be disposed of responsibly. Rechargeable vapes, however, can be recharged once they run out of battery, but exactly how long does a rechargeable vape last? And how long does it take to charge a vape of this nature? Read on to find out more.

What Exactly is Vape Battery Life and What Effects It?

To answer the question ‘how long do vape batteries last?’, it’s important to understand what vape battery life is and how it can be affected. Vape battery life can have two different meanings. When somebody uses the term, they might be thinking about how long it takes a battery to deplete from a full charge. Alternatively, they may also be talking about how long a battery will last them until it needs replacing entirely. Here, we’re looking at the former.

The battery life of a vape can depend on various different factors, from the type of battery it is to its size, the settings you use, and, how often you use the device. Batteries from reputable, high-quality brands are likely to last longer, as will more powerful batteries.

Take the battery of the VEEV NOW disposable vape as an example. VEEV NOW comes with pre-charged ISO certified battery (280 mAh) and lasts up to 500 puffs.* A vape with a more powerful battery may last longer, while that with a less powerful battery may not last as long. However, it’s worth mentioning that the battery in VEEV NOW is just one in a range of different types you may have in your vape, and is also a disposable device, rather than a rechargeable one. Battery life will be specific to the product in question and how you use it. 

The battery life of other smoke-free products, and how to maintain them, can also differ. Find out how to extend the battery life of IQOS heated tobacco devices via our guide ‘Looking After Your Device: 5 Ways to Extend Your IQOS Battery Life’.

How Long Do Rechargeable Vapes Last?

How long a rechargeable vape lasts can depend on various factors, including how well you maintain the device. Battery capacity will decrease naturally over time, however there are certain factors that could also affect this. Regularly overcharging the device could decrease the battery’s capacity over time, so it’s best to only keep the device on charge until it’s reached its full capacity. Another good practice in vape maintenance could be charging your vape before it’s completely depleted. It also helps to turn off your device when you’re not using it.

Storing your battery in extreme temperatures can also affect its longevity, and in some cases can damage it permanently. It’s best to keep your battery in areas that aren’t too hot or too cold for it to operate in, and away from water and direct sunlight.

All this said, for the best practices in maintaining your vape’s battery life, follow the manufacturer’s guidance specific to your device.

How Long Do Vapes Take to Charge?

How long a vape will take to fully charge can vary significantly depending on the device you have. Check the manufacturer’s guidance that comes with your device to get an accurate assessment of this. 

If you’re wondering ‘how long does it take for a vape to charge in general?’, this can be anything from one to a few hours - although this should be substantiated on a product-by-product basis.

How to Dispose of Vape Batteries in the UK

As with any electronic device, it’s vital to dispose of vape batteries safely and responsibly. Exactly how to dispose of vape batteries in the UK will depend on whether you can safely remove the battery from the device or not. If you can remove the battery, dispose of it in a nearby battery recycling bin, which can typically be found in some supermarkets. You can also dispose of the battery at recycling and household waste sites. If you’re unable to take the battery out, you can dispose of the whole device as a small electrical at recycling and household waste sites.

Disposable or single use vape products should also be disposed of safely and responsibly. Check manufacturer guidance for your specific device to find out how best to dispose of your disposable vape product. Some manufacturers and retailers also offer free take-back services for used devices.

* Based on the battery capacity of a newly manufactured device and a puff duration of 1 second. May vary depending on individual usage patterns. 

Smoke-free products are not risk-free and provide nicotine, which is addictive. The best decision any adult smoker can make is to quit tobacco and nicotine use altogether. Smoke-free products are not alternatives to quitting and are not designed as cessation aids.  

This article is for general information and educational purposes. Some of the information in this article is based on external, third-party sources and we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the accuracy, validity or completeness of such information. Such content is not intended to be representative of the products sold on this website. 

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