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Average Lifespan of an Electronic Cigarette Battery

Posted by Evelyn V. on June 2, 2018

The main variable to consider when answering this question comes down to the battery’s manufacturer, different manufacturers focus on different quality levels and battery sizes. With that being said, most 900 mAh batteries are good for roughly 800 puffs, 650 mAh batteries for 400 puffs, and 1100 mAh batteries for 1,000 puffs. Once again, those numbers are general estimations that can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.


Several factors affect battery life, including amperage, the model of your vaporizer, the size of the battery, and the battery’s manufacturer. For instance, the eGo 900 mAh is engineered for charging 250-300 times and can last at least two days on a full charge. With these variables, a user can expect up to two years of use from a 900 mAh battery. These durations scale with the size of the battery; larger batteries will stay functional for a longer period of time, while smaller batteries will die out sooner.

Where your batteries are stored and the temperature that they are stored in can have an effect on battery life. High storage temperatures, notably for extended periods of time, have an effect on the level of charge that a battery can hold and store, this results in a reduction of battery life. Similarly, storing a fully charged battery will also shorten its life. In short, high storage temperatures and prolonged storage of a full charge add additional stress to the battery’s energy cells and will diminish its functionality.


The best way to prolong your battery’s life are to make sure that your e-cig is powered off whenever it is not being used. While some models possess an auto-kill feature, these features usually don’t kick in until 10-20 minutes pass, so it is still best to remember to switch it to the off button manually.

It can also help if your model has a charge indicator; if you can tell that your battery is roughly 50% charged and that’s enough time to last another day, you can hold off on charging it. This means less time with the battery fully charged, which extends its battery life.

Avoid storing your e-cig in hot areas. Cool areas, especially around a 40% charge, are the best places to store your battery. If your particular model lacks a charge gauge, just continue to store it in cool areas.

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Evelyn V.
Evelyn V.
Evelyn is a writer at Vapebox. She's passionate about two things: vaping and animals. She has been vaping for 5 years. Currently, her ADV is Red's Iced.
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