Cleaning Electronic Cigarette Batteries
It doesn’t matter what type of e cigarette battery you use, they all need to be cleaned once an a while. The battery connector can get dirty and clogged up easily, especially with leaky cartomizers and clearomizers. Dirty battery connectors can shorten the life of your battery, cause a huge performance hit, and more. This is a vital issue that needs to be addressed.
Watch this video to see how you can become an expert of cleaning electronic cigarette batteries.
Many of the components for your electronic cigarette wear out over time and require replacement. And while the cost of doing this isn’t very expensive, you surely don’t want to be ordering new atomizers and batteries every time you turn around.
Extending the life of these items is an important step to reducing the overall cost of your electronic cigarette smoking experience.
Continue reading to learn more about how you can clean and maintain your e-cigarette atomizers and batteries to, one, maximize the amount of time before having to replace them, and two, ensure peak performance and taste of your vaping experience.
Atomizers – Extending the life of your electronic cigarette’s heating element
As you likely know, the atomizer is a heating element that vaporizes the nicotine liquid you inhale…as you can tell, that’s why we call it vaping. The average life expectancy of an atomizer is 2-3 months.
First of all, it’s important you keep the atomizer moist at all times to ensure it functions properly and lasts as long as possible. It’s always a good idea to have an extra atomizer or two on hand since the performance of these devices decreases over time.
You also don’t want to over-tighten the atomizer onto the battery as this will cause contact problems and decrease the performance of your atomizer over time. Gently tighten the atomizer over the battery and once it makes contact, only tighten it another ¼ turn at the most. If the atomizer is too loose, you may hear a hissing sound.
Periodically cleaning your atomizer will ensure peak performance as well.
While each model is different, soaking the atomizer in Coca-Cola overnight then steaming it is a good way to clean your atomizer. Coke contains acid that breaks down particles. After letting it soak for awhile, you will want to steam it by gripping the atomizer with a pair of tongs or pliers and holding it next to the outlet of a steaming tea kettle for a few minutes.