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The simplest answer is no. Using the same charger for multiple vaping devices often spells disaster for the longevity of the battery both short-term and long-term. It is highly recommended that you use the original manufacturers charger for that specific model.

USB Charging

Not all mini USB chargers are the same, just because a charger fits into your vaporizer it doesn’t mean that it’s a good idea which is exactly the same as charging a smartphone or tablet with a charger that doesn’t meet the same volt requirements. If you happen to use a charger that puts out too many volts don’t be surprised if your vaporizer fries. Using a charger with too few volts may not bear the same catastrophic consequences, however your device will take much longer to charge.

Vape Device Considerations

Alongside the voltage you’ll have to consider the amp of your vaporizer in relation to your charger. Using a charger with insufficient amp’s will mean that the device will consume the power at the same rate that it is added.

What’s Your Frequency

The third metric to consider is frequency which tend to differ from region to region. In North America you’ll find most devices run at 60Hz; in Europe and Australia it’s 50Hz, So, if you’re purchasing your vaporizer internationally take extra care in ensuring that you’re charging your battery with the correct frequency omitted from the charger. All this information will be provided to you on the back of your charger and the back of your device.

What Not to Do

Never use a phone charger to charge your vaping device as phone chargers are generally more powerful than the 1 amp & 5-volt charge required for a standard vaporizer or e-cigarette. Sourcing and using the right charger for your vaporizer will be less expensive than frying your device.

If you connect the USB charger to your desktop or laptop, ensure that you are not using a USB 3.0 or 3.1 for charging as these ports supply more than one amp of current. The safest way is to charge your vaporizer is by charging via a USB wall charger and by fully charging each time to extend your batteries life cycle.

If your device uses more than one battery, ensure that you match the batteries exactly. Use batteries which were bought at the same time from the same batch and same manufacturer. Using ‘married’ batteries will help prevent damage to the device or venting the batteries.

Smart Chargers

If you’re pretty fed up of the mounting pile of chargers you’re collecting, the good news is the introduction of smart chargers. Smart chargers use small chips to monitor and manage the charge of your devices. This innovative new feature allows batteries to be charged unattended with minimal risk of them overheating by kicking in a ‘trickle charge’ to maintain a 100% battery capacity. As your device is charged the current of electricity continually drops. When your vaporizer is at 95% capacity, the slow trickle charge to maintain the battery instead of adding to it.