With summer basically here, it’s time to review some storage best practices for vape juice and e-cigarettes. Summer is a great time to travel, but temperatures can quickly rise inside a car, putting both your e-liquid and batteries at risk. Here’s what you need to know.
Vape Juice Storage Tips
Although it takes relatively high temperatures (200-300+ degrees Fahrenheit) to evaporate e-liquids, they can start to break down at temperatures as low as 105 F. Because of this, it’s not recommended to leave vape juice bottles anywhere in your car or let them sit in the mailbox during the day.
On a relatively cool day (76 F), the temperature inside these enclosed spaces can quickly reach 116 F, which can cause the vape juice ingredients to separate, become cloudy, and change the smell/flavor. It’s also a bad idea to leave your vape juice bottles in direct sunlight, as they can get even hotter.
Instead, store vape juice bottles in a cool, dry place when not in use. When bringing them along on a road trip, keep them in an insulated container like a cooler or thermos. This will ensure the flavor, consistency, and viscosity isn’t degraded, which can ruin your vaping experience and possibly even the equipment.
E-Cigarette Battery Storage
Most e-cigarettes are powered by a lithium ion battery. From 70 F to 104 F, the self-discharge rate of a lithium ion battery nearly doubles from 8% to 15%. In addition, at higher temperatures, these batteries can overheat, short circuit, and catch fire.
Like vape juice, it’s not recommended to store e-cigarettes in your car (even the glove box or under your seat) or expose them to direct sunlight for extended periods.
When traveling, store e-cigarettes with your e-juice in an insulated container and bring them with you when you leave your car to avoid any hazards or performance degradation.
Vaping is a popular alternative to smoking because of the decreased risks of inhaling carcinogens, but safety is still required. Be mindful of where you leave your e-juice and e-cigarette to avoid ruining the products and possibly causing a fire.