Due to their portability, convenience and discreteness, cartridge vapes have quickly gained favor amongst cannabinoid users.
While they are one of the most popular ways to enjoy cannabinoids, many vapes are prone to breaking if not cared for properly. This can become a major annoyance and easily lead to more expenses. In this article, we’ll be discussing some tips on how to protect your vape pen.
Why Do Some People Prefer Vape Cartridges Over Disposables?
Although they can be more prone to damage, many consumers still prefer to use cartridge vapes over disposable vapes. One reason for their popularity is that cartridge vapes only require you to replace them with another cartridge instead of an entire device. Once your cartridge is empty, you can simply dispose of it and put a new one on the same battery.
On top of that, you can shop around for different strains and flavors when getting a new cartridge. This allows you to experience a variety of tastes and sensations without having to buy a new device.
Protecting the Cartridge
Carry It in an Appropriate Pocket or Bag
Cartridges often break if they are squished into a front pocket, or accidentally sat on in a back pocket.
The same principle applies to bags and purses. If you keep your cartridge at the bottom of a crowded purse, it could very well break. The best option is to establish a specific pocket or compartment to keep the cartridge in.
Avoid Throwing or Tossing it Across a Room
While we may be used to tossing around remote controls or protected phones, it’s not a good idea to throw a vape cartridge. Because the oil is enclosed in glass, it could very well break upon impact creating a dangerous and sticky mess.
Do Not Leave it Near High Ledges
In a similar vein to not tossing it, you should also avoid leaving your cartridge near high ledges. In the chance that it is knocked or rolls off the ledge, you’ll be dealing with broken glass and oil all over the floor.
Make Sure You Handle it With Clean, Dry Hands
The last thing you want is to put germs where your mouth will be, so you should always wash your hands before handling your cartridge. You also want to make sure that your hands are completely dry when you’re holding it. This will help to make sure that it doesn’t slip from your fingers and break.
Buy A Box-Shaped Battery
Instead of using a battery with the traditional pen shape, you can buy a box-shaped battery. This type of battery almost completely surrounds the cartridge in a harder outer shell to protect against any collision that could cause the tank to break.
Protecting the Battery
Do Not Charge Them Longer Than Necessary
Most vape batteries are rechargeable using a micro USB or USB Type-C and a light will usually change color or turn off when fully charged. Once it is fully charged, unplug the battery to avoid damage by overcharging it. You should also avoid charging your battery when you’re not home and leaving the battery in a hot car or near a high heat source to reduce any risk of fire.
Keep The Battery in a Loose Pocket
Keeping your battery in a crowded pocket with other items can lead to it being pressed on and activating accidentally. You can avoid this by leaving it in a loose pocket or separate compartment of a bag.
Avoid Throwing, Dropping, or Tossing It
Although they’re not glass like a cartridge, batteries can still be fragile. Avoid doing anything with the battery that might physically damage it and cause it to malfunction.
Detach It From the Cartridge When Not Using
If you’re not going to be using your cartridge for a number of hours, detach it from the battery. This will help keep it functional for a longer amount of time.
Avoid Getting It Wet
Just like with any other electronic device, it’s very important not to get your battery wet. In order to prevent this, keep it away from any surface that can potentially get water on it such as a counter by the sink or shower.
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