Last updated on June 4th, 2018
Are Your Ecig Batteries Safe?
If you’re considering vaping, you’re probably wondering which e-cigarette vape batteries, or e-cigarette brands are the safest. You’re most likely looking for products that have built-in safety features. That’s smart – after all, there have been some sensational stories about exploding ecig batteries.
Do Any E-Cigarettes Have Built In Safety Features?
There are many highly reputable e-cigarette companies that have their own laboratories or use third parties for testing and double testing their ecig batteries. Here’s a short list:
Dan Recio, co-founder of top e-cigarette manufacturer, V2 said in a statement,
“We took action against the possibility of electronic issues from the very beginning, with safeguards integrated into our batteries like automatic shutoff and smart chargers that prevent overcharging. We properly age all batteries before shipment and retest mAh to ensure the highest standards.”
If you want to learn more, read our V2 Review or check out all of V2’s Vape Pens on their website.
VaporFi is known for their wide selection of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers including several high wattage/high-performance vaporizers geared to more advanced vapers. VaporFi is focused on both safety and performance for their hardware and e-liquids. Vaporizers include the following battery safety features:
- Input High Voltage Warning
- Output Short-Circuit Protection
- Reverse Battery Protection
- Overheating Prevention
- Low Voltage Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Temperature Protection
- Input High Voltage Warning
If you want to learn more, read our Vaporfi Review or check out all of Vaporfi’s Vape Products on their website.
Best selling Halo Cigs is a family owned company that has been selling award winning ecigs and e-liquids for many years. They design and manufacture their own quality American-made products. According to a company statement:
“We follow strict guidelines, policies, and procedures in all of our manufacturing processes. At Halo, we make the safety and satisfaction of our customers our top priority.”
If you want to learn more, read our Halo Review or check out all of Halo Cig’s Vape Products on their website.
Why Do Some E-Cigarette Batteries Explode?
If you’re wondering why some electronic cigarette batteries have exploded, it’s because they, along with thousands of other electronic devices (including cell phones and laptop computers) are made with lithium ion batteries which can be dangerous under certain conditions.
According to Battery University, lithium ion battery explosions are very rare – 1 in 10 million when they are charged correctly.
Lithium batteries, if defective or misused can experience “thermal runaway” which is defined as,
“A situation where an increase in temperature changes the conditions in a way that causes a further increase in temperature, often leading to a destructive result. It is a kind of uncontrolled positive feedback.”
Explosion and fire risk incidents do occur, but as mentioned above, they are not limited to electronic cigarettes. Since 2002, there have been more than 40 recalls due to risks from lithium ion batteries in laptops, phones and other electronic devices.
The chance of an e-cigarette exploding while you’re using it is roughly 0.0000001%.
Don’t let sensational news stories about exploding e-cigarettes deter you from switching from smoking to vaping.
Conclusion – Be Smart, Be Safe When Vaping
According to the FDA, many scientists and Public Health England, vaping is at least 95% safer than smoking….that is, if you’re responsible and follow the manufacturer’s directions.
You also have to know how to shop wisely. The vaping market is flooded with thousands of models from which to choose. Don’t buy cheap brands from drug stores or vape shops that cannot give you warranties. Shop from reputable companies that back up their products with safety features and product testing.