Anyone who loves vaping knows just how dangerous it can be if you don't follow the proper safety protocols. With Fire Prevention Week just around the corner, it is more important than ever that you do your part to prevent a fire from occurring around your home or outside in the world around you. To help you along the way, here are a few safety tips to make vaping enjoyable and safe all rolled into one.
Learn about your battery.
One of the most dangerous parts about vaping is its lithium ion batteries. While the battery generally will perform the way it should most of the time, they can become quite hazardous if they aren't handled properly. There are a few of the regulated mods that come with a built-in battery to help cut down on some of the worry, but that doesn't do much for the ones that come with replaceable batteries. The thing that you want to remember is that the discharge rate of the unit shouldn't be greater than what the maximum discharge rate of the battery is. Do your homework to get a solid understanding of what this means for you and how it could end up helping you out in the end.
Avoid putting batteries in your pocket.
Many people often think that it is no big deal to toss a battery in their pocket before heading out for the evening. They figure that if their vaping device runs out of juice, they have another battery handy to power it up again. While you might think this is smart, it could end up turning into a major disaster. In fact, all it takes is for the battery to end up coming in contact with your keys or loose change in your pocket to start a spark. The next thing you know your pants are on fire and you have all sorts of problems. Get a battery case or make sure that you don't put anything else in your pocket at the same time.
Keep an eye on the heat.
Anyone who uses a mod on a regular basis will quickly find that it can get warm. While being warm might not be that big of a deal, you do need to be alarmed when the device is too hot for you to hold onto it any longer. Simply set the unit down and give it time to cool down. The batteries tend to get hot when the device is being used too much. If you end up pushing them farther than you should, there is a good chance that they are going to vent. When that happens, the chemicals inside of the batteries end up getting too hot and start producing a bunch of toxic gasses. Combine that with no ventilation and you end up with an exploding unit.
By paying attention to the safety tips above, you can make sure that you do your part to prevent fires during Fire Prevention Week this October.