FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT REALLY DON'T WANT TO BLOW YOUR HANDS AND FINGERS OFF OR WATCH YOUR PERSONAL PROPERTY GO UP IN FLAMES, WE HAVE INCLUDED A MORE DETAILED REPORT OF BATTERY SAFETY FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT.
"While safe in the hands of the informed... These lithium ion batteries are powerful incendiary grenades in the hands of the ignorant." - Burn Ward Barry
CHECK YOUR BATTERY WRAPS
- Make sure that your battery's plastic wrapper is in tact and not ripped
Pay Attention to the Temperature of your Mod and Batteries
- If your mod is hot you can bet that your batteries are much much hotter. If your mod starts heating up remove your batteries and make sure they are not overheating (if unpleasantly hot cease use till cool) If excessive battery heat is a constant problem it is a good idea to replace your batteries or take your build in to an experienced employee to check them for issues.
Listen to your Batteries and Mod!
- If you hear a fizzing or hissing noise place your mod on the floor and step away from your mod, your batteries are likely venting and going to explode like an incendiary grenade.
Make sure you have inserted your batteries in the correct way.
- Do not mix up your positives and negatives, this is extremely dangerous especially with mechanical mods.
Use the battery buddy system!
- While typically called marrying batteries - we want to make sure that you keep batteries paired from the time of purchase and charged used and kept together. This ensures that the batteries used maintain the same charge degradation and do not vent their charge into a more heavily used battery causing an yet again Fire and explosions. Buy matching battery covers or mark batteries so that they are always used together and not mixed up with other paired batteries.
Charge Batteries together until full with a quality charger and do not leave them unattended.
- Batteries should be charged from 20% charge to full without interruption and should not be left unattended, buy a quality battery charger and do not use the internal charge circuit on your mod. Internal charge circuits are unreliable and can cause explosive failure when they break which also destroys the mod.
Do not use bloated or dented batteries.
- Even if they work they are dangerous, it is not worth your hands.
Do not use mechanical mods unless you understand how to build safe coils.
- The general rule of thumb is to make sure that coils built do not register to an OHM resistance of less than .1 hohms. Always check your coil's hohm reading before using it on a mech mod.
USE a battery case to carry extra batteries.
- Never keep loose lithium batteries in your purse or pockets they can come into contact with other metal objects and cause them discharge rapidly and explode.
Never leave batteries in a hot car!
Keep your batteries stored safely
Keep batteries married (paired for use)
Always deplete your batteries to around 20% then charge them to full every time without interuption.
(extends life span)
Store in places away from humidity, water, or high heat.
Do not leave your batteries on a charger for longer than it takes to charge them. This prevents
damaging overcharge scenarios where a battery teeters between full and 90% charge.
Stick to regulated mods or mods with internal batteries, They are safer than their mechanical counterparts.