We looked at the importance of taking the time to clean your ecigarette battery in the troubleshooting guide: E-Cigarette Troubleshooting: Why Isn’t My ECig Battery Working? If you need a hand giving your battery a wipe-down, let me help you… I’ve been there, done that, and broken more e-cigarettes than you could imagine already! 😉
Get yourself a couple of cotton buds and some alcohol. Dunk the cotton buds in the alcohol and then flick them off a bit to get rid of any excess moisture. You want to clean your ecigarette battery not drown it. Remember what happens when you mix electricals with liquids…
Wipe down the grooves at the top of the battery – where the battery would normally screw onto the cartomiser or cartridge.
Over time, gunk will accumulate over the threads of the screw area, normally where you overfill the liquid, or spill some down the battery as you refill the cartridge or tank. All you need to do is wipe the cotton bud over the threads to clean your ecigarette battery and see how gross it all gets. The cotton bud will, nine times out of ten, be almost black with a sticky residue on it… Ew!
Try cleaning it out every couple of weeks for a much better smoking experience. Once you’ve gotten rid of all that gunk, you will normally find that your smoking experience gets much nicer – the flavours are better, and the vapour is more plentiful too. That’s why it is important to learn how to clean your ecigarette battery.
Also, a final helpful hint to help save yourself a bit of money – the batteries will last much longer when you clean them. Even a quick wipe-down once every week or so is enough to do the trick. It helps to prevent the battery from burning out and in my experience, works really well to prolong the life of the e-cigarette itself.
You will also find that this clean wipe down will help your e-cigarette battery to hold its charge better. The gunk is stopping the various metal bits making the appropriate connections and when you let it build up, eventually it will stop smoking and charging.
A damp cloth is enough to give the rest of the e-cigarette battery a clean-down. The rest of the battery itself doesn’t tend to get that grubby, but it’s that connection that makes all the difference.
For more helpful advice on fixing and maintaining your e-cigarettes, have a look around the blog and troubleshooting guides. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, leave your question in the comments or head on over to Facebook and give me a shout! 🙂