How Often Should I Replace My 18650 Batteries?

How Often Should I replace My 18650 Batteries

Since we were on the topic of how often you should change your vape coils, another reader asked me this interesting question: How often should I replace my 18650 batteries?

This is a good question especially for someone who is just getting into vaping. You will be going through quite a few of these batteries if you want to do this vaping thing for a while.

After some research, I found out the best way for you to determine whether your 18650 batteries need to be replaced is to get yourself a voltmeter or multi-meter. If your battery output is lower than 4 volts, that means your battery are worn out and will not perform at the level they were intended for.

4.2 volts is the output of a new and healthy battery. Keeping batteries that are at that output level will ensure your mods perform properly.

If you don’t have anything to measure your batteries output, then throw out your batteries after 4-6 months. This is the common lifespan of 18650 batteries.

But then again, I don’t know how much you vape so getting the voltmeter is the best way to determine how healthy your batteries are.

Most importantly, make sure you know how to dispose your batteries properly! What I do is whenever I go to Ikea, there’s a place there where you can dispose of old electronics and batteries. Other places to go to are recycling centers and electronic outlets.


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!

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