We’ve all seen the headlines, “e-cig exploded” or “a vape mod exploded.” Although vaping is statistically very safe, alarmist headlines grab attention. Here is a list of precautions and advice that can help keep you from becoming a headline.
- If you are using a mechanical mod which has a hybrid top cap (no 510 connection), do not put a tank on it as the 510 pin on most tanks are not solid and will cause your device to dead short. Only use RDAs or RTAs with a SOLID 510 centre pin that protrudes past the 510 thread. If you do not understand these terms, you should not be using a mechanical mod.
- If you are building your own coils, go to Steam Engine to help you determine how your build will turn out and if using a mechanical mod, always check your build with a meter, such as a 521 TAB or put it on a regulated device to check resistance before putting it on your mechanical mod.
- If building your own coils, learn Ohm’s Law and build within the limits of your battery or device. If you don’t understand this, you should stick with factory made coil heads.
- If your battery wrap is damaged, DO NOT use it. If you bring your battery to RVC, we will rewrap it for you. We do not want you to be a headline!
- When carrying extra batteries, DO NOT carry them loose in your pocket or bag. If you buy batteries from RVC, we will give you a free battery case to keep you safe.
- Buy batteries that are suited to your device. If you use a mechanical mod with a low resistance coil, a battery with a higher amp rating is best. The LG HB2 1500 mAh 30A is a good choice for this. If using a regulated device, a battery with a higher mAh rating is best. Good choices are the Samsung 18650 25R 2500 mAh, Samsung 18650 30Q 3000 mAh or LG 18650 HG2 3000 mAh. These batteries are highly rated by Mooch.
- Do not buy batteries from unknown sources. There are a lot of counterfeit batteries being sold by people that may not have your safety as their priority.
- If using a mod, either mechanical or regulated, that uses two or more batteries, marry your batteries. This means buy your batteries in groups and keep them together. Use them in pairs, charge them in pairs. This will assure longer life for your batteries.
- Several regulated mods that use external batteries, have a USB port that can be used for charging. This is not a preferred method of charging. Most manufacturers recommend using an external battery charger. This will give you the best charge for your batteries and will extend the life of your batteries as well as your mod.
The most important thing to remember is to gain knowledge BEFORE you start. Check out vape reviews on Youtube for information on devices. Check Battery Mooch for information on battery safety before buying a battery. Check Steam Engine for information on building coils, battery limits, Ohm’s law, etc. Above all, ask questions. At RVC, we are never too busy to help when you have a question about vaping safety.