My e-cig battery is charged but not working. What’s going on?
Helping you fix any vape battery problems you’re having.
It can be a bit frustrating when you’ve charged up your vaping device’s battery ready to enjoy a couple of hits of your favourite flavour – and it doesn’t work. There could be a number of reasons for this.
We’ll run through the most common causes to try and help you sort why your e-cig battery is charged but not working. After that, we’ve also included a few vape battery safety tips.
Is the vape battery switched on?
It sounds obvious, but the first thing to check is you’ve properly activated the vape battery. Not all vaping devices have the same start-up sequence, but you might have to click the power button three or five times in quick succession to turn it on. This is a safety thing to avoid it getting switched on by accident. The light on the button should flash when being turned on or off.
Vape battery connection problems.
There could be something blocking the connection between the battery and the clearomiser. Try cleaning the battery terminal and end of your clearomiser with a cotton bud.
Another thing to check is that the tank or clearomiser is making contact with the battery terminal. If a previous tank has been screwed on too tightly, the battery pin may need adjusting to make a connection again.
Vape battery cut-off.
To help prevent your vaping device’s battery from overloading, there’s a standard cut-out feature. The light flashes when it’s activated. This might be because you did a hard draw. Try gentler, longer draws to prevent this. If the cut-out happens, you should be good to vape again after about 10–30 seconds.
Your coil’s stopped working. Even if it’s brand new, it could be faulty. But before you replace it, just check it’s screwed in properly, if it is, then swap it for a new coil.
Vape battery is damaged.
There are several things that can cause damage to vape batteries, including:
- Temperature. If vape batteries get too hot or cold, they can become damaged. Store them in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
- Contact with metallic objects. This can cause vape batteries to short circuit, so keep any loose batteries away from items such as coins and keys.
- Wrong vaping device or charger. Putting a vape battery in a device that’s not compatible can result in damage. The same applies when charging the battery using an incorrect charger.
- Torn wrappers. If the protective wrappers surrounding the vape batteries are ripped, they are more susceptible to damage.
- Water damage. As with anything electronic, exposure to water is likely to cause damage.
Vape battery is dead.
Unfortunately, sometimes there’s nothing you can do – it’s simply dead. Most batteries have a shelf-life and after so many charges, it can’t take anymore.
A few vape battery safety tips.
- Don’t leave your charging vape batteries unattended. Like when you charge your mobile phone or tablet, it’s always best if you’re around ‘just in case’ something happens.
- Always use the supplied vape battery charger that’s compatible with your vaping device’s battery.
- Don’t charge your vape batteries on combustible materials like carpets and sofas.
- Unplug your vape batteries as soon as they are charged.
- For added peace of mind, charge your batteries inside a lipo bag, it will provide extra protection in the unlikely event anything goes wrong.
- If your vape batteries are damaged (even slightly) – do not use them.
- Dispose of any damaged or dead batteries responsibly.
Is your vape battery still not working?
These aren’t the only reasons why your vape battery might not work, even if it’s fully charged, but they are the main culprits. Hopefully, by trying one (or a couple of them) your vaping device is back up and running so you can enjoy a well-earned vape again. If it’s not, don’t despair. Simply get in touch with one of our advisers who will be more than happy to try and help you further.