As more people move away from smoking, vaping has become increasingly popular. Disposable vapes have also become more popular as they’re a cheap and convenient way to take your vape with you wherever you go.
These vape pens run on batteries, however, so you may be wondering if you can charge your disposable vape. In this article, we will answer that question.
Can You Safely Recharge A Disposable Vape?
Yes, you can, but you can only recharge certain disposable vapes. Many disposable vapes are meant to be thrown away after they have run out of charge whereas others can be recharged and kept for longer.
It should say on the vape packaging if it is disposable or not but if it doesn’t, or you’ve thrown away the packaging, you can still easily tell.
Disposable vapes that can be charged will have a charging port. If they aren’t meant to be recharged, then they won’t have this port so simply take a look at your vape and see if there is a charging port present or not.
Disposable vapes that can’t be charged usually last for up to 3,000 puffs so you will still get a lot of use out of them, depending on how frequently you vape.
This means that they often have better batteries than the chargeable ones which will typically not last that long before needing to be charged. Disposable vapes that can be charged are often cheaper for this reason.
How To Recharge A Disposable Vape
Thankfully, this is very easy to do. Like many modern electronic devices, disposable vapes use USB cords to charge so you don’t need any special cables or outlets.
You will need a micro USB male cord to charge your vape. You can then plug the cord into either a USB outlet or a USB plug to charge.
Many disposable vapes will come with the cord but if yours didn’t, you can use any compatible cord.
Many other electronic devices use the same cord so it’s highly likely that you already have one. If not, you can get one very cheaply from Amazon or most other retailers.
All you need to do is remove the cap or lid at the bottom of your disposable vape. This should expose the micro-USB connection port. Plug your cord into the vape and then plug the other end into a socket to charge.
How Long Does It Take To Recharge A Disposable Vape Pen?
There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a variety of factors and can greatly differ from vape pen to vape pen.
The most important consideration is the capacity of the battery in the vape pen. The larger the battery and the more charge it can hold, the longer it will take to fully charge. Smaller batteries that hold less charge will charge more quickly.
There are also different types of USB cords and connectors that can affect the charging speed. A USB 2.0 cable will charge faster than a regular USB cable will and some USB sockets can charge more quickly as well.
Some disposable vape pens may have a light on them that will give you some information. The pen will typically light up when it is being charged and the light will turn green when it is finished.
If your vape pen has one of these lights you will be able to tell when it is fully charged.
How Often Should You Charge Your Disposable Vape Pen?
You usually don’t need to charge your pen straight out of the packaging. Most electronic devices come with a decent amount of battery life so you can start to use them straight away if you wish.
The easiest way to tell when your disposable vape pen needs recharging is by looking at how much vape is being produced.
If you notice that the pen is producing less than it normally would, this is a sign that the battery is running out and will need to be charged.
You won’t be able to taste as much as normal and with most rechargeable disposable vape pens, this starts to happen at around the 500 puffs mark.
Some of the more expensive disposable vape pens may have a light on them that will light up when the battery is running low. This is the easiest way to tell if your pen needs charging so look out for this if your pen has this feature.
How To Charge Your Disposable Vape Pen Safely
When you do charge your disposable vape pen, it’s important that you do so safely. Batteries can explode, causing fires and injury so make sure that you follow any product guidance and our hints and tips.
As we explained earlier, some disposable vape pens are not made to be charged at all so don’t attempt to take these apart and mess with the batteries.
Even with rechargeable pens, there should be no need for you to touch the battery as the charger port connects with it directly.
When you remove the cap from a rechargeable pen, don’t remove anything else that isn’t necessary to expose the charger.
You should have a sensor protector in the vape and it’s important that this is kept in place when you use the pen as it will help you use it safely.
One way to handle charging your vape pen as safely as possible is to charge it through a power bank instead of a wall socket.
These banks can hold large amounts of charge and should be able to charge your vape pen several times over. It also means that you can charge your pen on the go if you’re caught unawares and your vape pen runs out of battery life.
In this article, we learned that some disposable vape pens can be charged whereas others can’t. It’s easy to charge those that can and they typically use the same charging cables as many other electronic devices.
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