Battery Safety Information
IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT CUSTOMERS READ THIS INFORMATION BEFORE USING THEIR BATTERIES.
Five Most important tips:
1. If battery or charger are damaged in any way DO NOT USE.
2. DO NOT USE A MAINS ADAPTER TO CHARGE AN EGO BATTERY.
3. Do not store batteries loose in pockets or bags with metal objects; coins, keys etc.
4. Ensure your battery can safely provide enough power for your device and atomiser combination.
5. If you are unsure for any reason contact TABlites immediately.
General Battery Safety Tips For All Types Of Batteries
Lithium ion batteries are used safely in millions of devices every day, from laptops to phones.
While it’s true that they can present a danger if they malfunction, by following these simple tips you can operate your battery as safely as possible.
Electronic cigarettes require care and maintenance to ensure they are working safely and as efficiently as possible.
Lithium ion batteries should be disposed of/replaced every 3 to 6 months. If you have any doubts, do not continue to use the battery or charger.
Never let your battery get wet. If the connection of the battery or charger has a build-up of liquid or dirt, clean with a dry cloth or alcohol wipe and ensure they are completely dry before charging.
Dispose of spent batteries according to your country’s legislation. TABlites have a WEEE Scheme, meaning you can return old and spent batteries to us and we will dispose of them in the correct way. Please contact us for information on posting batteries.
Turn off your device or remove your battery when it is not in use. This will help you avoid accidentally activating the battery and possibly causing a short circuit.
Certain products may be provided by TABlites with an included mains adaptor. Kits or products that are not provided with a mains adaptor should not be charged via the mains and should be charged via a USB port on a computer, laptop, games console or television. This is because certain batteries are not designed to accept the current put out by a mains charger (for example many mains adapters are rated at 1 amp, which is much too high for an eGo-style battery).
Do not charge your battery on a flammable surface. Just in case the battery does fail*, keeping it away from flammable objects will minimise damage. If possible, use a special charging bag which is designed to limit the damage of possible battery failure during charging.
Battery Safety For eGo-Style Batteries
As stated, lithium ion batteries have an approximate lifespan of 3 to 6 months and should be replaced in this time period. Lithium ion batteries degrade over time, especially with regular charging and use, and this will lead to reduced usable power between charges.
If your battery or charger seem to be functioning incorrectly, i.e. not holding charge, LED on battery or charger not functioning, providing more power than usual, etc. then do not continue to use it/them.
Do not use a mains charger to charge an eGo-style battery.
Mains chargers provide more current than eGo-style batteries are designed to take and this can cause damage to the battery. For example, many mains adapters are rated at 1 amp output, which is roughly 4 times the rating required for an eGo-style battery. This can present a real danger to the user and property if the battery fails.
Do not leave batteries charging unattended for prolonged periods of time. Do not charge overnight. Do not charge on a flammable surface.
Do not use if battery is damaged; deep scratches, dents, bends, split metal, exposed wires, corrosion on the connector pin from contact with e-liquid, damaged outer coating or any visible damage to a component can lead to issues with your battery. To minimise the risk of the battery becoming damaged avoid storing your batteries loose in a pocket or bag. Avoid static electricity and possible short-circuits by keeping your battery away from coins, keys or other metal objects. Keep batteries safe and protected at all times.
Do not overtighten the connection between the battery and charger or between the battery and the atomiser. Overtightening the connection can damage either part. If you notice damage on either the battery or the charger do not use.
Turn batteries off when not in use. This will avoid accidental activation or short-circuit.
Make every effort to ensure your battery does not get wet or dirty, wipe excess liquid/dirt from the connection with a dry cloth before charging or attaching a clearomiser.
Battery Safety Information Regarding Removable IMR Batteries For Mods
Lithium ion batteries have an approximate lifespan of 3 to 6 months and should be replaced in this time period. Lithium ion batteries degrade over time, especially with regular charging and use, and this will lead to reduced usable power between charges.
TABlites recommend that new vapers avoid using removable IMR batteries if they do not have knowledge of battery safety or seek the information before purchase. Only those with a knowledge of battery safety and the safe limits of operation should attempt to use these cells.
TABlites strongly recommends only using devices with regulating circuitry and does not recommend the use of unregulated ‘mechaincal’ mods/devices.
If operated outside their stated amp limit IMR batteries can fail.
IMR batteries, or lithium manganese batteries, are known as ‘safe chemistry’ batteries and present a lower fire risk than some other batteries.
Do not carry loose removable IMR batteries in a pocket or bag. Use a battery case to store and transport your batteries safely away from metal objects to avoid a short circuit. The metal that creates the short can heat up very quickly and may present a separate injury or fire risk.
Avoid storing batteries in extreme temperatures, either too hot or too cold. Both will damage the battery. Store them in a cool, dry place.
Do not stack batteries unless your device is expressly designed to use batteries in series/parallel. If your device requires more than one battery always ensure that the batteries are used and charged together at all times. Do not mix and match batteries; ensure you keep ‘married pairs’. Ideally, every time these pairs are charged or used their positions are reversed (i.e. Battery A charged in Charger Bay 1 and Battery B in 2, then on the next charge Battery A is charged in Charger Bay 2 and B is charged in Bay 1)
Ensure your battery has a high enough amp limit; if the amp limit of the battery used is too low this can stop your device from functioning at its maximum potential and under extenuating circumstances can damage the battery and can cause failure.
Do not use electronic cigarette batteries or chargers if there are signs of damage such as deep scratches, dents, plastic wrap is damaged, split metal or any other visible damage to components.
Don’t leave your batteries on the charger unattended or for an extended period of time longer than the recommended charge time.
If you feel that your batteries are not charging correctly do not continue to use them.
Always check the manual for advice on charging and using your devices.
Only use the products that the supplier recommends and try not to mix and match various suppliers unless it is explicitly stated that they are compatible.
Battery Safety With Rebuildable Atomisers
Rebuildable atomisers are used at the owner’s risk. Due to the nature of rebuildable devices you should not use them without first having a knowledge of coil-building with particular regard to battery safety.
Always ensure that the atomiser coil you are building is not too low a resistance for the deIvice you intend to use it with. Refer to device and atomiser manual to ensure you are within safe operating limits.
A knowledge of Ohm’s Law, or access to an online Ohm’s Law calculator will help you to stay within safe parameters.
Operating a rebuildable atomiser coil that is too low a resistance with a regulated device will usually result in the device refusing to activate. With an unregulated device a too-low resistance atomiser will draw current from the battery too quickly which can result in overheating and failure.
TABlites do not recommend using rebuildable atomisers with an unregulated device.
TABlites do not offer instruction or guarantees with regard to user-made atomiser coils.
Rebuildable atomisers are advanced devices and are only recommended for experienced vapers. We recommend that customers research Ohm’s Law and battery amp limits in order to ensure they are always operating within safe limits.
Please be aware that incorrect use can result in serious failure.
Always ensure that you purchase products from a trusted vendor like TABlites and avoid cheap alternatives, while it may seem like a good deal they are often unreliable and you will find yourself replacing them more often, and sometimes they can be low quality and actually unsafe. Ensure that any electronic product you purchase has the correct CE and ROHS markings as required by UK and EU legislation. The CE (or Conformité Europeéne) symbol ensures that an electrical product conforms to EU safety guidelines under normal conditions. This ensures you are getting the very best quality product. TABlites staff can not offer specific advice about products not sold by TABlites.
*Battery failure can result in batteries ceasing to function correctly, overheating, over-discharge, loss of lifespan between charges, and in very rare circumstances can result in venting which presents a risk of fire and injury.
Battery safety and the safety of our customers is very important to us at TABlites.
By keeping these points in mind you will be able to use electronic cigarette batteries as safely and efficiently as possible to get the very best vaping experience available.
TABlites are always happy to offer advice to customers when they are purchasing batteries.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding batteries or devices sold by TABlites please find our contact details below.
Tel: 0161 723 0064
Address: TABlites Limited. 56 Oak Street, Manchester. M4 5JA