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Why Is My Vape Pen Blinking 10 Times?

Posted by Ryan on February 27, 2020

Why Is My Vape Pen Blinking 10 Times?

Most of us are extremely devoted to our vape pens, taking them with us wherever we go and maintaining them properly so that they can last for a long time. But, even the most high-end vape pens are capable of giving us a little bit of trouble from time to time. It's also important to clean your vape regularly as natural wear and tear problems can also affect your vape such as clogged cartridges

We have to remember that any electronic device that we use regularly can have some type of error once in a while, whether it’s on the manufacturer’s end or due to a mistake that we have made.

Today, we’ll be talking about the most common error that comes up in vaping circles, which is an e-cig blinking 10 times. If your oil pen is blinking 10 times, this usually means one of a handful of things. We’ll be going into full detail so that you can know why this occurs and what you can do about it.

Always Read the Manual That Comes with Your Vaping Setup

If your standard or disposable vape pen is blinking 10 times, the best thing that you can do is consult the user’s manual that comes with your device. In this manual, you’ll find a guide to different error messages that your vaping device can give you while you use it. 

We made this guide because we know that a lot of vapers are guilty of throwing out or misplacing their user manual, and so they have nothing to refer to when this common error message occurs. So, if this applies to you, read on.

Why that Vape Pen is Blinking 10 Times

If your vape pen or dab pen blinks 10 times, this means that something is wrong with your device. Read on to diagnose the exact cause, as these are the four most common culprits.

Reason #1: Battery is Dying

Most often, a device blinking ten times is trying to tell you that the battery is too low to vape properly. We know that when the Yocan Evolve Plus XL is blinking 10 times, the device needs to be charged. Similarly, when the G Pen flashes 10 times, the battery is basically dead. The easy solution to this problem is simply recharging your battery.

Reason #2: Over-Extended Hits

Some devices will blink ten times if you took too long of a pull off of your device. Devices are designed to automatically shut off when you’re taking too big of a hit. If this happens, try taking a smaller hit next time.

Reason #3: Voltage Level is Too Low

Sometimes, a pen blinking ten times can mean that the voltage level is too low despite the battery being properly charged. In this case, you need to look at the battery connections of your device. Most often, this happens because the connections are either dirty or not lining up exactly with the battery. Make the necessary adjustments to continue vaping.

Reason #4: You Need a New Device

Another reason that’s a bit more serious is that your device is simply dead. Even the most high-quality vape pens are not built to last forever, and sometimes, those ten blinks can be the flashes of death. For example, users report that when the Pax 2 is flashing blue ten times, this usually means it needs to be replaced entirely. Similarly, many find that the Evolve Plus battery won’t charge once it’s begun to blink ten times, meaning that a new device is needed to take its place. For our list of favorite devices, read our top 10 pod systems guide.

Don’t Ignore That Blinking Light

If your cartridge battery pen is blinking, it means that there is something dysfunctional within your vaping setup. The good news is that this is a fairly common error message that’s easy to diagnose and fix. Use the guide above to find out the most common reasons behind a pen that blinks 10 times.

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Ryan is a writer at Vapebox. He fully converted to vaping in 2014 and has been educating new vapers ever since.
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