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A vape battery is a major component in a vape or a dab pen that stores the electric energy and is used to supply the power to the pen while vaping. It produces the heat in the cartridge that as a result vaporizes the cannabis concentrate to generate smoke.
With the entry of many portable vapes, the demand for the battery has also witnessed a surge. Some vapes have features that display the battery level also and one can put the battery on charging if the battery level is low. People have even started carrying spare batteries for their better experience.
How to choose the type of battery
Making a choice of the battery is also important as the performance of the vape depends on it. The storage capacity is the most important factor while making a choice and it usually ranges between 1800 mAH to 4000 mAH.
Another factor to keep in mind is the duty cycle that is the number of times a battery can be charged until its capacity to hold charge gets over. Different batteries have different types of threads used to attach it to the cartridge. It is also important to check the thread type so that it is compatible with the vape.
While using battery vapes, there is a great concern of battery explosions. Though the studies have found that the explosion incidents are really rare and are 100% avoidable if a person uses genuine batteries, chargers and follow proper guidelines.