How To Charge Your Disposable Vape Pen

Currently, there is no charger on the market that will work straight out of the box to recharge a disposable vape pen since disposable vape pens do not come equipped with an integrated charger. However, with a pair of scissors and a sharp knife, you can easily make practically any charger replenish a disposable vape’s battery.

The next article will teach you how to recharge your disposable vape pen using a homemade charger. If you want to learn more about this topic, continue reading.

Can You Charge Your Disposable Vape?

Disposable vape pens are very popular, owing in large part to their portability and ease. A disposable vape pen is ready to use immediately out of the box and may last for many days without the need to be recharged. It is also easy to clean and maintain. To be clear, disposable vape pens are not intended to be used on a long-term basis, as their name indicates.

When the LED at the bottom of the vape begins to flicker, you know that you only have a few more hits remaining before the battery runs out of power.. At this point, the vaporizer is deemed inoperable and should be disposed of or replaced with another device. But the most aggravating thing is that most disposable vape pens have a significant amount of e-liquid remaining in their tanks even after their batteries have been completely discharged.

This implies that a disposable vape pen will continue to create enormous clouds of vapour until the point at which its battery is completely depleted of its charge. Throwing away a disposable vape pen when there is still some e-liquid left in the tank might seem like a waste of time and money at times.

How do you recharge a disposable vape pen, however, because they are not meant to be recharged and do not feature a built-in charging port?

How To Charge Your Disposable Vape Pen

At first glance, it may seem that all hope is gone when the LED on your disposable vape pen begins to flicker erratically. For the time being, though, you are not required to return to your local vape store. If you are ready to channel your inner electrical technician, consider the following scenario. Fortunately, it is feasible to recharge the battery in a disposable vape in order to continue enjoying whatever e-liquid may have remained in its tank after it has been used.

In this post, we’ll go over each stage of the procedure in depth to ensure that you get the most out of your disposable vape pen purchase.

How to Prepare a DIY Disposable Vape Charger?

The fact that disposable vape pens do not come with a built-in charging connector means that there isn’t a charger available that will work right out of the box when it comes to recharging a disposable vape. In the event that you have a charger that you don’t mind breaking, you can convert practically any charger into one that can recharge a disposable vape’s battery using a pair of scissors and a sharp knife in about five minutes.

First and foremost, you’ll need a low-voltage charger, such as any charger that comes with a micro-USB converter. Chargers other than USB-C chargers and lightning cable chargers will also function; however, using a lightning cable charger may make the procedure a bit more difficult to understand. We will also explain how to make a disposable vape charger out of a standard lightning cable charger, so don’t worry about missing out.

It is possible to use any charger meant for tiny devices; however, it is recommended that you stay with either cell phone chargers or chargers that include a micro-USB adaptor. Make careful to err on the side of caution when attempting to make a DIY charger out of bigger charging cables, such as those used to charge a laptop, since this is likely to result in an unpleasant shock.

Again, it’s important to remember that this procedure is irreversible, which means that any charger you use will be made unusable for any other use once you’ve completed it. Using a pair of scissors, cut the end of the charger immediately below the adaptor that connects to your phone or other devices after you have the correct charger in hand.

Once you do this, you should see two wire:

  • One red
  • One black. 

If you are using a lightning cable charger, you’ll see four wires:

  • One red
  • One black
  • One green
  • One white

However, the green and white wires may be disregarded. Using a sharp knife such as an Exacto knife, cut away roughly two inches of insulation from the charger on the end that you clipped. Next, remove the red and black wires from one another, then cut away their insulation as well to reveal the copper wiring underneath. With all of this complete, you have a DIY charger that is capable of recharging a disposable vape pen’s battery.

How to Prepare Your Disposable Vape?

After you’ve built your own DIY charger, you’ll need to figure out how to get to the battery in the disposable vape pen. The LED may be moved by gently sliding the cap at the bottom of the vaporizer, which can be done using a pair of pliers, which is situated near the LED.

How To Charge Your Disposable Vape Pen

Once this cap has been removed, the whole vape assembly, including the LED, the battery, and the vape’s tank, should be able to slip out of the vape’s outer casing. It is at this stage that you will be able to see exactly how much e-liquid is left in the tank and determine whether or not continuing with the procedure is necessary.

In most circumstances, though, there should be a substantial amount of food left over. There will be cables connecting all three of the vape’s internal components—the battery, the tank, and the LED—to ensure proper operation.

Because the cables connecting these components are far from being what you would term “sturdy,” it is critical that the inner assembly be handled with care. It is possible that just one of these wires may get detached, in which case you will need to solder it back into place using a soldering iron before you will be able to use the vaporizer once again.

At that point, it would probably be better to simply give up and walk away from the situation. If you handle it carefully, however, the wiring in the assembly should stay intact, and you will be able to charge the battery in the assembly.

How to Use Your DIY Charger to Charge a Disposable Vape?

Once you have located the battery inside the inner assembly of your disposable vape, you will need to identify the positive and negative terminals on the battery. It is made easier for you by certain models, like as the Fume vapes, which designate the positive and negative terminals of the battery with red and black tape, respectively. If your vape’s battery has any kind of color-coding, all you need to know is that red indicates a positive charge and black indicates a negative charge.

Let’s suppose there aren’t any distinguishing markers on the battery, on the other hand. In such scenario, all you need to know is that the negative terminal of the battery will be the end that is linked to the LED, and the positive terminal will be the end that is connected to the storage tank. Once you’ve identified the positive and negative terminals of the battery, connect your DIY charger to a power outlet and push the black wire against the negative terminal while simultaneously pressing the red wire against the positive terminal of the battery.

The battery will continue to charge for as long as you keep these connections in place. You shouldn’t be concerned about surprising yourself. Although it may be unsettling to connect a charger with exposed wires straight into an electrical outlet and then touch the charger with your fingers, there is no danger in doing so.

Because the current transferred via the wires of a micro-USB charger or other form of phone charger is so little, you won’t even be able to feel it as long as you’re using one. The fact that keeping the wires in place for a minute will likely only result in two or three additional puffs from your vape before the battery dies again means that this is not the most time-efficient method available.

If you have the patience, though, you will be able to recharge the battery of a disposable vape by this method.

Is There Any Way to Charge the Battery Without Physically Holding the Wires in Place?

It’s unlikely that it will take you more than a minute or two of sitting there squeezing the wires against the battery before you begin to wonder whether there is a better method to keep them in place without using your fingers.

It is possible that you will have some success in developing a system that keeps the wires against the battery terminals so that you may go about your day, but the results will vary.

How To Charge Your Disposable Vape Pen

You may be able to secure the wires against the terminals using electrical tape if you use it carefully. However, in order to keep the wires contacting the terminals, a certain amount of pressure must be applied, and electrical tape will not always enough in this regard. Worst of all, there’s no way to tell whether or not the battery is charging until you reassemble the vape and take a puff from it.

In certain cases, using a plastic clamp that is precisely the proper size and form may be sufficient, but only if it is capable of perfectly pinching both wires against the battery’s small terminals and holding them in place for a lengthy amount of time. Remember not to connect the battery terminals together using a metal clamp or other metal device, since this will establish a full circuit between the two terminals.

This can cause your battery to rapidly overheat and perhaps explode. Because there isn’t a tried-and-true method for holding the wires of a DIY vape charger in place without relying on the remarkable dexterity of human fingers, we’ll leave it up to you to see if you can come up with anything that works.

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