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Do you charge your batteries new or use without charging?

Discussion in 'General Vaping Discussion' started by Susaz, Aug 6, 2019.

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  1. Susaz

    Susaz Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    You know, I always charge my batteries when they first arrive, but I heard that the wise thing to do is to use them with the initial charge, and after depleted charge them fully. What do you do?
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  2. Eskie

    Eskie ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    Batteries normally are delivered to me at about 3.5V. That's a good long term storage voltage. I wouldn't start out using them that way as I'm usually pulling batteries to recharge when they get that low, so yes, I always fully charge them before use.
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  3. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    I'm the same way.
    I charge and go.
    Both internal and external, I want to start with a fully charged device.

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  4. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Agree with the above. Batteries are shipped at a low voltage for safety purposes. I always put them in the charger upon delivery.

    There are some battery chemistries (NiCad) that needed to be drained before undertaking a full charge, but we don't use that chemistry for our mods.
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  5. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    I tried it once (I forget why) and the results were super unimpressive. It's good for storage, not for vaping. I think I got like a 1/2 hour out of it? Something like that.

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  6. Beamslider

    Beamslider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 29, 2017
    San Francisco
    Always charge them before using. They are shipped partially discharged for safety in shipping.
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  7. madstabber

    madstabber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I charge right out the gate. I got my first internal battery mod the other day and it showed up with 60-80%, it’s a bar so no way to accurately know, and because I was excited to try it I vaped it right out the box. Day later it was low so I charged it then. I don’t get that excited about a new battery that I have to try it right away so it goes in the charger first.
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  8. P3ch3

    P3ch3 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2019
    1: pick your stuff

    2: put'em in the external charger, avoid using mod for charging

    3: store them on battery cages, silicone ones or plastic!

    4: use them close by its 90% total: never empty your batteries at all, reduce lifespam of your cells,

    5: never leave charger unattended, charge over solid surface, prefer fresh ambience for this, and also avoid overcharge, once they are done, take'em away.

    batteries are shipped with less than 50% charge for security reasons, give them a fresh charge and balance when new,

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  9. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Always had lipo's and pretty much charge when I want, new or old, and never had battery loss issues.
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  10. ShowMeTwice

    ShowMeTwice Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 28, 2016
    Milwaukee, WI
    I charge when I get them unless they are not going to be used right off. If I am going to store them I check to see if they are at the proper storage voltage, and top them off at 3.5v if needed, before storing.
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  11. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    Batteries are shipped with "Long Term Storage" charges (3.5v), and this has NOTHING to do with safety!
    It has been SUGGESTED that all batteries be charged before using.

    No idea why they made that stupid rule, but who would want to start off with a 3.5v mechanical mod??
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  12. YorkMan

    YorkMan Super Member

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    Jul 17, 2019
    New Orleans
    Charge then use, I don’t have enough to store any yet!
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