The simple answer to how long it takes to charge a vape battery is if you’re starting from an absolutely dead battery, roughly three hours. But a lot more can go into a question like this. Let’s explore some of the other factors that can be considered when charging a vape battery – depending on the circumstances.
Charging for the First Time
After the first time, you use your charged vape battery, make sure that you take it all the way down to being absolutely dead before you charge it for the first time. This allows you to get the most out of your vape battery.
Charging an Ego Battery
It should take approximately 1.5 hours to fully charge a 650-1300mah ego battery. These are the batteries you will use for your standard cartridge atomizer or ce4 ego atomizer.
Charging an 18650 Battery
18650s are powerful batteries and should be treated as such. The best part about 18650s is that they are removable from your device. It is highly recommend that you choose an external battery charger for these types of batteries. Devices that use 1 battery can be prone to damage from using a “fast charger” if you use a micro usb wire to charge your device. You generally want a .5 amperage on the charging block you plug the micro usb wire into. Charging externally is especially recommended if you have a device that uses more then one battery. In that case, some devices may have a hard time keeping the charge level of both batteries even though they are charging through a micro usb wire. Using an external battery charger will allow you to have a dedicated slot for each battery allowing them to charge at its own pace until all of them are full. Most external chargers can vary their amperage speed (.5amps – 2amps), and its a great way to safely fast charge. You can still use the micro usb port in emergency cases, but it can likely stress your batteries/ device out with long term use. 18650s can take from 1-3 hours to fully charge depending on how depleted they are.
Overcharging a Vape Battery
There is a big difference between cell phone batteries and vaping batteries. You might be able to leave your cell phone plugged in for longer than it needs, even after it’s fully charged. But in the case of vape batteries, they can be overcharged. This should be avoided, generally speaking. Most of the time, this happens when people either forget that they’re charging their battery, or they go to bed while the battery is still being charged.
Charging While Vaping
This is referred to as a passthrough. As to whether or not you can do this, the answer depends on the battery model. If you must disassemble your unit in order to charge your battery, obviously the answer is no. If, however, the battery charges via a port somewhere on the unit (the bottom for instance) then you can likely vape while you charge. It is, however, not recommended to do this if your unit uses two or more external batteries, its possible they can become uneven in power consumption, thus, adding stress to the device and batteries.
First Time Charging for a Vape Pen
Charging a pen for the first time can take as much as four hours or as little as 30 minutes. It depends on the size of the battery. Once the light on the pen turns from red to green, it has been fully charged.
Can I Use Other Chargers on My Vape Battery?
If you’re considering using your phone charger with which to charge your vape, this is not advisable. The battery can be destroyed or damaged because a car USB charger or cell phone charger puts out more power than the battery or device can handle.
How Long Before I Need to Charge My Vape Pen Battery Again?
There are many variables that go into this, but a full charge could last up to two days, and vape pen battery might be charged a grand total of maybe 300 times before it’s no longer useful.
There are many factors that go into the considerations surrounding these numbers, no matter what battery or device you’re using.