Battery Safety

Lithium Ion batteries are safely used in literally millions of devices every day. The average life expectancy for batteries bout 3-6 months. However there are some risks associated with such high energy devices that users should be aware of. Batteries can present a fire risk when short-circuited, over-charged, submerged in water or if their cases are damaged. Although many Lithium Ion batteries are “protected”, the following cautions are still relevant, as the protection circuit is a potential safety mechanism rather than something that should be relied on. Li-Mn batteries (“IMR”) present safer chemistry and less fire-risk, but are capable of delivering very high power in a short burst. If short-circuited the metal causing the short can get hot very quickly, which may lead to other damage or secondary fire-risks. When it comes to mod batteries we only stock genuine Samsung and Efest IMR safe chemestry batteries, not only for the power but also the safetyFollow the guide below to potentially achieve a longer battery life (average life expectancy for batteries is 3-6 months) and a much lower risk to personal safety:

Always buy from a reputable vendor that can ensure the authenticity of their products. Particularly in this industry there are many fakes and sub standard products, and it's even more critically important when it comes to batteries.

Check that the product or packaging displays the correct CE and ROHS safety markings and that the distributor can prove their authenticity. All of ours do.

Do not store, use or charge batteries in extremes of temperature, high or low. Only use charging equipment in good condition and specific to your battery type. Never mix batteries from one manufacturer with a charger from another without specific confirmation of compatibility.

Do not leave charging batteries unattended, and always charge batteries away from flammable materials.

Transport loose batteries properly separated in non-conductive (e.g. plastic) containers, and never where they can come into contact with metal items that can cause a short circuit (e.g. pockets full of loose change or keys).

Do not use batteries with visible leaking or mechanical damage to the case, insulation or terminals.

Do not continue to use batteries that have ceased to function normally.

Do not submerge batteries in water. Batteries should be disposed of and recycled in accordance with your country’s appropriate legislation.

Don't use random wall sockets that weren't designed to be used with e cigarettes such as mobile chargers, as they may have the wrong voltage etc...even if the USB fits!