Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) March 28, 2012
The recent incident in Niceville, Florida involving an explosion of an electronic cigarette battery has brought a high level of attention to their safety. There has been concern over the type of product and battery that caused the explosion. The guide’s introduction lays out the implications of the incident, a little more than one month ago:
Sensationalism aside, the fact remains we dont know what event or series of events lead up to this catastrophic failure. Without knowing more, there really isnt any more to say about this incident. What we can discuss, however, is what we can do, as e-cig users to make sure this kind of thing doesnt happen to us.
The new guide released intends to inform e-cig users that with the proper precautions, the risk associated with fire or explosion from any electronic cigarette battery can be greatly reduced, making these devices as safe or safer than battery powered devices used by millions every day.
Any product with a high energy battery, from a cell phone to a laptop carries some level of risk for that battery to catch fire or explode. Electronic cigarettes are no different. And like other battery powered devices, manufacturers of all types of e-cigarettes have designed them to be safe when used properly. So staying safe with e-cig batteries isn’t difficult or complicated, the safety guide explains, it only requires diligence and care on the part of the user to ensure that they’re using their device safely.
So what do e-cig users need to look out for? When using a removable battery in an e-cig mod, it’s very important to always use the battery recommended by the manufacturer. The manufacturers of these devices have taken time and care to properly test them and determine which batteries are safest to use. The money to be saved on a cheaper or different battery simply isn’t worth the risk. It’s also important to use batteries with a proper C-Rating, which determines how much power a battery can discharge. This is critical when using “stacked” batteries or multiple batteries in a series inside an e-cigarette mod.
The safety guide includes a list of recommended C-Ratings for batteries, as well as clear definitions of battery types and important concepts to understand about your e-cigarette. There’s certainly much more to know about using the proper battery for an e-cig mod, so be sure to check out the full guide to electronic cigarette battery safety.
And though smaller e-cigs with self-contained batteries are less powerful than most removable batteries and carry less risk for a catastrophic explosion, there is still a level of risk and a safety concern. These devices are different from e-cig mods but the idea is the same- always follow manufacturer guidelines and instructions. Nearly all self-contained e-cig batteries have built in protections for safety, but there are still steps that must be taken on the part of the user. Always use the charger recommended by the brand or manufacturer. Using the wrong charger for a battery is very dangerous- it creates a risk for fire, meltdown and even explosion.
The guide concludes by reminding the reader that electronic cigarettes are no more dangerous than cellphones, laptops or even electric toothbrushes. Most manufacturers of e-cigs, regardless of type, have tested and designed their devices for safety when used properly. Users of electronic cigarettes and vapers- be educated and stay safe. Make sure to read the Ecig Advanced Guide to Electronic Cigarette Battery Safety.
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