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The time it takes for each vape device to reach 100% capacity highly depends on the size of the battery, the manufacturing quality, the charger you use with your batteries and the general health of the batteries.

We’ve come up with some top tips on how to choose a fast-charging vape device and how to maintain your device and batteries to prevent prolonged charging time in the lifecycle of your device.

How Long Do I Charge My Vaporizer For?

It is never recommended to charge a battery longer than needed. Once your vape hits it’s 100% battery capacity disconnect. The less time with the battery fully charged the greater the longevity of the batteries. This is regardless of the model you opt for. For some models the battery is internal, with more advanced models the battery required to power the atomizer is external.

Batteries also vary in amp, frequency and voltage. Smaller e-cigarettes tend to be around 3.2V – 3.7V, whilst some of the more powerful mods reach to 6V’s, therefore they will always require a certain amount of charge based on the characteristics of the battery. Always make sure you read the charging instruction that will come with any vaping starter kit from a reputable seller.

If you’re buying in store, just ask!

But you came here for a ball park figure, right?

Whilst most advanced mod box’s and vape pens feature an LED display indicating battery charge, these aren’t always 100% accurate or reliable.

Manufacturer Suggested Charging Times

Most manufacturers recommend an average charging time of three hours when the battery on your vape device is completely dead. Brands such as Vaper Train advice to keep your vaporizor connected to the charger for three hours, even if the LED display indicates a full charge to get the most out of your batteries long-term life cycle.

How long the battery will last after charging will depend on the mAh of your device, which translates to how many puffs you will get per charge from your device.
Vaping batteries tend to come in the following sizes:

  • 650 mAh batteries – 650 puffs
  • 900 mAh batteries – 800 puffs
  • 1100 mAh batteries – 1000 puffs

To keep your charge time down to a minimum, always ensure you are using the correct charger with the same amp, volts and frequency. NEVER use a smartphone, tablet or car charger with your vaporizer to reduce the risk of frying your device through much higher amps.

In Conclusion

It is highly recommended to use the charger supplied by the manufacturer at point of purchase and connect via a wall USB charger for optimal charging times. If you’re serious about your vaping experience you can always invest in a multi meter which indicates the voltage of your batteries before and after charging to diagnose any issues you may be having with slow charging times.