Where to Charge Your Vape - Lost Battery
By Elina Panayotova
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When vaping, it’s inevitable that your battery will need charging from time to time. The frequency will vary depending on how often you use it. Eventually, if you don’t plug it in to charge, it’ll run out, meaning that you won’t be able to vape with it until the battery has been recharged.
So, how long does a vape battery last? Well, less powerful batteries will lose charge faster, while other factors can cause vape batteries to die faster than you might expect them to. These factors include overcharging, over-discharging, and storing in the wrong place.
Whereas at home you can recharge the battery whenever you need to, there isn’t always a socket around for your vape battery charger when you’re in public – what do you do? If you’re wondering how to charge a vape when you’re on the go, you’re in the right place.
The Best Places to Charge Your Vape on the Move
If you’re on the move and notice that your vape is losing charge, you don’t need to worry! There are public places where you can charge vape batteries, just like you might charge your smartphone or laptop. If you are vaping, rather than just charging your vape, be mindful of the rules and regulations on vaping in public places.
Train stations are always a good bet when it comes to charging your vape. Often, they’ll have charging banks for smartphones and other small devices, and you might be able to use them for free, or for a small fee. Meanwhile, more trains than ever now have plug sockets for customer use next to seats – while vaping itself isn’t allowed on trains, there’s nothing stopping you from giving your device a quick charge.
Likewise, airports are ideal places to get out your vape battery charger. While you might not be visiting the airport on a day to day basis, if you’re catching a flight or just coming in from a flight, why not find a socket that’s available for customer use – or perhaps a charging bank – and charge up for a while? Sometimes, however, airlines don’t permit passengers to take e-cigarettes on the plane as hand luggage. Make sure you check with the airline prior to having your vape with you.
Other options include coffee shops and fast-food outlets, as many of these establishments offer sockets near seats and tables for paying customers. If you’re in the town or city centre, you should be able to find plenty of options, and unless it’s a particularly busy time, you have a decent chance of finding a seat near a socket. Otherwise, you may come across charging banks in other public places, like shopping centres. As with banks in train stations, you can charge your device for a while either for free or for a small fee.
FAQs on Charging in a New Location
Can I charge my vape by USB?
You can, but there are things to bear in mind when learning how to charge a vape by USB. Low-quality chargers, like the sort of phone chargers you might find on a market stall or at a discount shop, should be avoided. Instead, a USB charger from a trusted source is ideal. As a rule, it’s best to use the cable that came with your vape.
Can I plug my vape into any wall socket?
Yes – for the most part. Just be sure to plug into a wall socket directly rather than into an extension lead with a number of sockets, as these can overheat.
Can I charge my vape off a power bank?
Again, you’re able to charge your vape with a power bank, but you’ll need to ensure that it has decent output voltage – greater than 3.6 volts , ideally – and capacity. However, the stronger the power bank, the better. How long does a vape battery last when charging with a power bank? In theory, the same as when charging at the wall, but it might take longer for your battery to get the charge in the first place.
Now you’ve got the lowdown on how to charge a vape, but if you are using IQOS, the heated tobacco system, you can find out a little more about extending the battery life of your device here .