E-CIG BATTERY SAFETY: NEVER USE A BATTERY WITH TORN INSULATION
Batteries are the most fundamental part of the electronic cigarette. As vapers, we heavily depend on them. Although many regulated mods have protection circuitry built in, we NEVER recommend using the batteries that are Unprotected.
NEVER use a battery that has visible damage.
We have shown four types of insulation damage in the picture: no insulation at all, no insulation of the positive pole or the negative pole, and damaged insulation of the positive pole. These battery shouldn't be used anymore as it might short and explode.
How do you know if your battery is failing?
Your battery is hot to the touch. If your battery is above room temperature and past just a little bit warm. It’s time to put down the e-cig for a bit. If your battery is scorching hot, abandon ship! The battery should not be used any longer.
If you have scorch marks on the ends of the batteries. This is normally a sign of a short that has happened, but the battery hasn’t vented yet. Replace the battery as soon as possible.
If the battery reads below 2.5 volts, the battery needs to be replaced. When the battery goes below 2.5 volts, it means the battery has been over-discharged (yes there is such a thing). When the battery is over-discharged, it is unsafe to charge it again.
After every charge, a 18650 battery (your standard personal vaporizer battery) should be outputting 4.2 volts. If it is outputting severely below 4.2 volts (like 3.9 volts for example), the battery is at the end of its life and it’s time for a new one.
Dents on the batteries from falls or over tightening the e-cig means it’s time for a new battery. Compromising the housing of the battery should never be done.
Get rid of wet batteries. This is a no brainer but still it needed to be said.
In the case of a venting battery, the battery releases a gas and at times may ignite depending on the severity of the failure. In this case, do not touch the battery as it can get extremely hot. Let the battery run its course and allow the venting to happen. Make sure the area is properly ventilated, open the windows, and turn on the fan as the venting process does release a poisonous gas. I know it sounds scary, but the batteries were designed to do this in case of severe failure.
All Wicked Wizard Mods are equipped with internal protections against battery failure, over-charge protectors and discharge protection. All of our mods have “minimum resistance requirements” and will not operate if it detects the coil resistance is dangerously low or if there is a short.
If you do use a mechanical mod we suggest:
Use Li-Mn cells, or protected Li-ion cells. (SONY VTC4, Efest 35A, Efest 38A, IMREN, 40A)
Make sure the C rating on your battery can handle the resistance load of your atomizer.
Don’t overcharge. Even if your charger has protection against overcharging- it could fail.
Stacking batteries is not suggested and hugely warned against. Stacking improper batteries can place a strain on the battery cell and cause venting and/or explosion. When stacking batteries, the risk goes up.
Do not store a fully charged battery for long periods of time. Always store batteries in a plastic or similar container/protection case, never loose in your pocket.
Think very carefully before buying a mechanical mod with no physical safety features. In order to safely use this mod, additional devices are required such as an ohm reader or a high-drain rechargeable battery, 30 Amps or greater.
When we sell a device we have thoroughly tested every component to ensure its safety. Do not tamper with anything. All Wicked Wizard Mods have internal batteries which can not be changed. The devices should be charged only with the adapter supplied.