Why Is My Disposable Vape Not Charging?

Why Is My Disposable Vape Not Charging?

A rechargeable disposable vape can be a solid choice for those who aren’t looking to spend too much on a vape device but don’t want to buy whole products that they need to throw away after every use (in the case of vapes with fused batteries and cartridges or pods).

However, it’s not uncommon to come across issues with disposable vapes, especially when it comes to charging. Is your disposable vape not charging? If so, let’s take a closer look at some of the most common issues and what can be done.

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Key Takeaways

  • Rechargeable disposable vape batteries can be subject to a host of charging issues. 
  • Some of the most common charging issues include dead batteries, wrong or dysfunctional charging equipment, clogged charging ports, and improper charging methods. 
  • These issues can easily be remedied by cleaning charging ports, using the right equipment or replacing faulty charging pieces, and even replacing the battery if needed. 
  • Taking care to follow best charging practices and keeping your equipment clean and safe can contribute to a longer battery life with fewer charging issues. 

Why Is My Disposable Not Charging?

There are multiple reasons why a disposable vape might not be charging like it normally should. Here are a few of the common factors that you should learn more about and keep in mind if you encounter issues with your vape device. 

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Dead Battery

As with all electronics, even rechargeable batteries have a lifespan that determines how much use you can get out of them before you need to buy another battery. If you’ve done troubleshooting for some of the other problems mentioned below and you’re simply not getting any response from your vape battery, it could be within the realm of possibility that your vape battery has reached the end of its life. 

Faulty Charger 

It’s crucial that you’re using the right charger for your disposable vape and that you’ve checked to make sure the charger you have is working on other devices that it’s also suitable for. A faulty charger is a very common issue that affects those with disposable vapes, so it’s something you should check for the moment you pull your vape out of its packaging. 

Dirty Charging Port

If you have a tendency to your vape or your charging cables and charging adapter in places where dirt, debris, and grime often congregate, the places where your charging elements meet can easily become filled with foreign substances that prevent your device from charging. Check to make sure that the charging port, either end of the cord, or even your vape isn’t dirty. You’d be surprised how often this can happen. 

Wrong Charging Method

Not every disposable vape device charges the same, which can leave some new users bewildered and frustrated as they try to figure out what they’re doing wrong. When you first get your vape, check to see what the charging instructions are and if the manufacturer packages special charging equipment for you alongside the vape. Charging disposable vapes can be confusing if you never encountered vape batteries before, so don’t feel bad if you’re not quite sure what to do the first time around. 

How to Fix a Vape That Isn’t Charging?

Now that you know some of the common reasons behind a disposable vape’s failure to charge, what can you do about it? Here are a few fixes to help you solve the problem and get your vape up and running again.

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Clean the Contacts

Carefully clean the contacts where your vape meets the charging elements if you find that dirt is the problem behind your charging issues. It’s important that you follow cleaning best practices to avoid doing damage to your battery or your charging equipment. You can clean out debris by using a small toothpick and carefully scraping out the gunk that you can see. 

If you need to, you may use a piece of cotton to get in there as well. Just make sure you’re not introducing any foreign objects that could potentially get stuck in your charging elements and create an even bigger issue. 

Check the Charger

It’s important to check the charger and see if it matches up with your device. If it doesn’t, replace it. If it does, test to see if your charging adapter is having any issues (not charging other devices it normally does, indicator light not turning on, etc.). If there are signs, get a replacement adapter and test that one out instead. A faulty charger will require a little more work to identify, but it’s well worth it if you don’t want to throw away a perfectly functional vape battery. 

Use the Correct Charging Method

Do not try to use a different charging method or you run the risk of potentially ruining your vape battery or other charging elements. Use the correct charging methods as described in the manual that comes with your device. If you’re unsure of what to do, see if you can find advice online or contact the brand directly with any issues you’re experiencing or language you’re not understanding. 

Replace the Battery

If you’ve exhausted all of the other options, it may be time to replace the battery. You can easily find a 710-thread battery (which will be what’s compatible with most cartridges) or buy specific batteries from the brands that you plan to use. Just make sure you’re using the above to think of potential issues ahead of time so you run into fewer problems in the future. 

FAQ

How Do I Know If My Vape Battery Is Dead?

You’ll know your vape battery is dead if you’ve done all the troubleshooting you possibly can and your vape battery won’t respond to any of your efforts. If you have a more technical vape, you may see an icon that shows your vape isn’t charging or is empty when you attempt to charge it. Vape batteries don’t last forever, so if you’ve had yours for a while, this may be the case. If it’s brand new, on the other hand, consider seeking a refund or return your unit if possible.  

Can I Use a Different Charger for My Vape?

Do not use a different charger for your vape other than the one that came with it unless you know that it meets the specifications and isn’t too weak or too powerful for your battery. Using the wrong charger can be very damaging to your battery, potentially ending its life quickly or gradually shortening it over the course of its lifespan. 

How Often Should I Clean My Vape Contacts?

You should clean your vape contacts as often as needed (when you notice there’s debris in charging ports). That being said, prevention is key. Make sure you’re not storing your vape battery or any other charging parts in places where they’re going to be in contact with loose dirt and other items that could get lodged into connecting pieces. 

What Happens If I Overcharge My Vape Battery?

Overcharging your vape battery can shorten its lifespan. When you plan on charging your vape battery, keep it in a place where you can monitor its progress or set a timer so that you don’t end up leaving it on the charger until the next time you pick up your disposable vape. 

Charging issues are annoying, and having to go about troubleshooting without knowing what you’re supposed to do can be even worse. If you’re experiencing charging problems with your disposable vape, the guide above will help you understand what to look for, how to fix it, and when to know it’s time to give up and get a new vape battery. 

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