How To Recharge A Disposable Vape

A disposable vape device can either be rechargeable or non-rechargeable. 

Rechargeable devices are equipped with a USB that you connect to a USB charging port and recharge the battery. Non-rechargeable vapes are supposed to last as long as their battery will allow. After that, you just buy a new disposable vape. Non-rechargeable vapes have been designed so that both the e-liquid and the battery die more or less at the same time. 

There have been occasions where consumers of non-rechargeable vapes have re-charged the battery by disassembling the device and exposing the internal wires. While this is possible, it is also dangerous and we don’t recommend that you attempt to recharge a non-rechargeable disposable vape. 

If, however, you wish to understand how you could do so, then read on!

Non-rechargeable disposable vapes

Most disposable vapes are non-rechargeable. The size of the battery has been calculated so that it can last until all the e-liquid has been vaped. After that, the battery dies and you dispose of the vape and move to the next vape juice. 

With so many brands and tastes available on the market, you can even mix and match disposable vapes to experience many aromas, according to your mood and your needs. 

Non-rechargeable vapes contain alkaline batteries, which are not meant to be recharged. There have been mentions of do-it-yourself attempts to recharge such batteries. People should keep in mind that recharging non-rechargeable batteries can cause them to overheat and the acid inside the battery can spill out. In some cases, these batteries have exploded when being recharged. 

Therefore, the following directions should only be seen for their academic interest and should not be taken as a guideline on how to recharge non-rechargeable disposable pens. 

How to charge a non-rechargeable vape

You can charge a non-rechargeable vape by following the steps below:

  • Take an old USB charger and use a pair of pliers to expose the wires inside. Remember that this USB cable will be useless for any other purpose. You will see a black and red wire. You want to expose the internal part of the wire so you need to remove gently the coating. 
  • Remove the cap of the vape battery to gain access to your vape battery. All batteries have a plus + and a minus – side. In most batteries, the conventional way is that the black wire is the negative terminal and the red wire is the positive terminal. 
  • You now want to attach the black wire from the USB charger to the black terminal of the battery and the red wire from the USB charger to the red terminal. Be careful to not let the red and black wires touch each other as they could short-circuit. 
  • Once you have all wires in place, your vape is charging. Wait for 7 to 10 minutes until the battery has recharged. 
  • Remove the exposed wires, starting with the black one. If you removed the battery cover from your vape, put it back. 
  • When everything has been removed, turn on your disposable vape. In principle, your battery should be charged. 
  • If you find that the puffs are still weak, perhaps your device needs more charging. You can go through the process again and let it charge a little bit longer.

Rechargeable disposable vapes

Rechargeable vapes come with a USB port that can be connected to your computer and charge your vape pen. The main benefit of a rechargeable vape is that the vape tank contains more e-liquid and is longer-lasting. When you want to recharge your vape, just plug it into the USB charger. 

Most batteries can support a disposable vape for up to 3,000 puffs. A vape that offers more than this number of puffs can only be a rechargeable one. Otherwise, the battery would have to be bigger and more cumbersome to support more puffs. 

Rechargeable disposable vape pens are easy to recharge and give you more puffs and the satisfaction that you can use all of their e-liquid, until the last drop. 

How do I know my rechargeable vape must be charged?

Most rechargeable vapes come with LED lights. When the battery starts to give in, the LED light will alert the user that it needs charging. But even without an LED light, you will notice that the puffs are weaker and the taste subdued. 

How often should I recharge my disposable vape?

Most rechargeable vapes last for 500 to 600 puffs. After that, they must be recharged to boost up the battery. Recharging a disposable vape that contains up to 5,000 puffs will, on average, require 8 to 10 battery top-ups.

How long does it take to recharge a disposable vape?

It all depends on the size of the battery and on whether it has been used completely. In general, it will take up to an hour to charge a disposable vape. You should be careful not to overcharge your battery because you risk overheating it and damaging it. 

If your disposable vape has an indicator LED light, keep an eye on it while it charges. It will change colors or stop blinking once it has been fully charged. You should pull the vape out of the UBS port. 

Things to remember when attempting to re-charge a non-rechargeable vape

Most trusted disposable vape manufacturers measure the size of the battery with respect to the quantity of the e-liquid in the vape. The battery is expected to last long enough for you to take the last puff of the e-liquid. 

Don’t recharge your disposable vape from a wall socket as the current is very strong and you risk overpowering the battery and destroying the device altogether. Opt for a power bank or the USB port of your computer. 

If you go through the trouble—and risk—of recharging an alkaline battery, you could find yourself with a recharged battery that will only be used for a few puffs until your disposable vape runs out of e-liquid. You would be disassembling and re-assembling your disposable vape for a few doubtful puffs. Not to mention that you will have destroyed a USB charger that can’t be put back to its original state. 

Our strongest suggestion is to try a rechargeable vape that comes equipped with a USB port. When your disposable vape pen runs out, get a new one. Experiment with new vaping flavors and aromas and find the disposable puff bar that best matches your preference. 

With our excellent pricing, you could try new flavors and choose several ones which you can include in your lifestyle. Perhaps some aromas match your morning mood while others are more fitting for an afternoon out. 

Visit our eshop and try the vast selection of disposable vape products. Your perfect vape is just waiting for you!