It is officially summer! Which means vacation time.. this could be a trip to the beach, road tripping to another city, going to the lake, anything to get away and have fun. Although this is a great time of year, for vapers it can be worrisome. The heat is not your vaping equipment or e-liquids best friend, we must protect our equipment from the sun. We want to provide some tips to make sure you have a safe and adventurous summer vaping experience!
Do not leave e-liquids in the heat
Like it was stated earlier, the heat is not your e-liquids best friend. Never leave your e-juice in the car. The internal temperature of a car will be much higher than the temperature outdoors. So what happens to your e-liquid if it is left in the car? The e-liquids color will change, the viscosity changes, and the flavors turn icky. This happens because e-liquids start breaking down at 105-106º F. So your favorite e-liquid can change from fruity deliciousness to rotten fruit real quick. Once your e-liquid breaks down, there is absolutely no way to reverse the changes, so don't waste your time trying to cool it back to its original form.
If you happen to forget an e-liquid in your car, please do not vape it! It can cause your atomizer or tank to clog up and get leaky.
To avoid your e-liquid from overheating during the summer keep it in a cool place, pretty simple, right? If you plan on going on a road trip or the beach, take a small cooler with you, put your e-liquids in a sealed bag, and put them in the cooler. Keep your hardware in a shaded and safe area as well. If you don't have a cooler, keep all your equipment in a case, and stick them in your trunk or anywhere no direct sunlight will hit it.
Do not leave batteries in the heat
This one is EXTREMELY important. We all know the dangers that lithium ion batteries have, but during the summer the danger intensifies. Two things can happen if the battery is in direct heat. At 100º F (or higher) the battery will begin to form the metal itself and that causes the cell to become damaged. When the cell is weakened and damaged it results in weak battery life, so you'll be needing to charge your batteries more often. Now here is the important one, if your battery is exposed to excessive heat, over 120º F, this can lead to the battery exploding. We've seen it in the news, and we do not need another news story about someone's battery exploding over something that could have been avoided.
To avoid these things from happening, never, ever leave your batteries in a car, or anywhere that is extremely hot. Always maintain them in a cool and shaded area, with battery covers. Make sure that your batteries are stored separately, lithium batteries can short out when they are in contact with metal. Battery covers are inexpensive, invest in at least two, so you can carry two batteries with you at all times. Battery covers in our store are cheap, and if you racked up some Vapebox points, it will be even cheaper! Make the investment to spend a few bucks on one or two battery covers, a few bucks can save your battery from exploding and causing irreparable damage.
These few tips will save you hassle, money, and pain! We want to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun summer, so please protect your hardware and e-liquid.