They might not be the most exciting piece of kit in your vaping collection but they are undoubtedly one of the most important. The quality of your vaping experience hinges on them and choosing the wrong one can ruin the joy of vaping even the best quality e-liquid. Of course, we’re talking about batteries.
We’re not lying when we say they’re the real power behind great vapour production, so today we’re going to focus on these unsung heroes of the vaping world. As well as touching on how to choose the best battery for your needs and how to take care of your battery, we’re also going to share the details of V2’s current battery line up.
Automatic vs Manual
Before you narrow down your choice of battery, it’s important to know why batteries are such an important part of your vaping set up. To put it as simply as possible, the battery is what heats the e-liquid to produce the vapour that you inhale when you vape. If your battery isn’t working properly or you’ve chosen the wrong battery for your needs, you may notice that you aren’t seeing enough vapour or your e-liquid doesn’t taste the same as it usually does.
The main choice you’ll have to make is between an automatic and a manual battery. That’s not to say that you can’t have both in your arsenal (in fact, many vapers switch between the two) but it’s important to know which type of battery you need for each vaping device you own.
Generally, most vapers tend to start out with an automatic battery as it’s easier to get to grips with and, as the name suggests, takes care of business automatically. These batteries are great for those who want their e-cigarette experience to closely mimic the experience they would have with a traditional cigarette, making them a great choice for new vapers or those seeking a low maintenance vaping experience. Automatic batteries tend to last longer between charges than their manual counterparts, so they’re perfect for those who vape on the go and can’t charge their batteries as regularly.
The main downside of an automatic battery is that the number of drags you can take per minute is limited and they aren’t able to produce as much vapour as you’ll see from a manual battery.
Now, manual batteries. Traditionally favoured by seasoned vapers who want more control over their experience, manual batteries produce far more vapour and allow you to take as long a drag as you like. Another benefit is that they are completely sealed, so there’s no risk of e-liquid getting where it doesn’t belong and damaging your battery.
The downside of this option is that the charge tends not to last as long as an automatic battery, so you will need to charge them far more frequently to ensure you don’t run out of power while you’re on the go.
Looking After Your Battery
One of the most common questions we get about batteries concerns what you can do to keep your battery performing its best and to give it the longest life possible. There are a few different things you can do to keep your battery in tip top condition:
First on the list is to use your battery regularly. This might seem like a given as you’ll probably be using your main battery on a daily basis but don’t forget about the other batteries in your collection. Don’t leave them to gather dust at the back of a drawer as they won’t perform at their best if you only use them occasionally.
Next up is to keep your battery charged. Rather than letting it run out of power our suggestion is to charge it up before it hits zero charge. It’s best to charge your battery as soon as you notice a loss in its usual power and you’ll notice it has a much longer shelf life if you keep it charged. Additionally, charge your batteries up to full power before you tuck them away for future use. They’ll lose some power while they’re dormant so storing them at full charge means there should still be a good amount of charge left when you pick them back up again.
One final note about charging, don’t overcharge your battery. Once it’s reached full power make sure you disconnect it, as overcharging can also have a detrimental effect on the longevity of your battery.
This might seem like a boring chore but we urge you to make sure you always keep your battery clean. Over the days your battery can suffer from a build up of dirt, dust and spilled e-liquid, and this can severely impede its performance. Take a cotton bud or alcohol wipe and regularly clean your battery, focusing particularly on the area where the cartomiser and battery connect as that’s where you’ll likely find most of the build up.
V2’s Current Line Up
We currently have three types of battery available: the V2 Standard Classic, the V2 Long Classic and the V2 EX Battery. Which battery best suits your needs depends on your vaping set up but each battery caters to a different type of vaper, as we strive to fulfil the needs of all of our customers.
The Standard Classic is our most popular and is available in both manual and automatic versions. Each charge generates approximately 200 puffs and the battery runs on 4.2 volts, with a charging time of 2-3 hours. It’s worth noting that automatic batteries tend to get around 25% more puffs per charge. The Standard Classic is priced at £16.25.
The Long Classic is, as the name suggests, the longest battery we currently offer. It runs at 4.2 volts with a battery rating of 380 mAh, treating users to approximately 300 puffs per charge. A popular use for this battery is to combine it with our EX Blanks for a shisha effect. The Long Classic is available in manual or automatic and is priced at £19.25.
The EX Battery is our most advanced offering and is available in five different designs, as well as in manual or automatic. The battery operates at 4.2 volts, has a battery rating of 280 mAh and comes complete with charge indicator lights that glow during use to display how much power remains. The EX Battery is priced at £25.76.
We hope the above information has covered the basics and taught you how to care for your battery, as well as select the best model for your vaping needs. If you have any remaining questions about battery care or use, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our Customer Service channels, Facebook or Twitter.