About Battery Chargers
Number of bays
One of the key differences between some of the chargers we stock is the number of battery bays they offer. While some like the Vapcell U2 have two slots and are small, portable chargers, others can have up to eight like the Xtar VC8 3A Fast Battery Charger.
Trickle vs smart chargers
While trickle battery chargers provide low rate currents that slowly charge your battery, smart chargers have many additional features that improve your vape battery's lifespan and charging speed. They have different modes and types suited to different types of battery.
Battery Charger FAQs
There are a few reasons why we recommend removing your mod's battery or batteries to charge instead of charging the whole device using a USB charging lead. Firstly, charging the batteries with an external charger is safer than USB charging - there's less chance of overcharging or overheating. Secondly, charging your battery in a power bank will help extend its life, saving you money on buying new batteries. Finally, the battery will charge faster in an eternal power bank, meaning that you can get back to vaping faster.
We only stock the highest quality chargers at Vaping 101, so you can trust that you'll always receive a great product. We especially recommend the vape battery chargers from Efest such as the Efest Lush Q8 Bay Battery Chargers - these are reliable and attractively designed chargers that will last you a long time. The Efest Lush chargers have an LED screen to display charging information and include many safety features such as over-charging protection, short-circuit protection, reverse polarity protection, and fire-retardant casing. Efest have also created an automatic selective charge mode that depends on how many battery bays are in use, and fast-charging in two out of the eight slots.
Another highly reliable battery charger brand is Nitecore, which makes a range of high quality chargers. Their newest chargers in the Intellicharger range have a variety of impressive features such as automatic battery detection which can identify if your batteries are Li-ion batteries, LiFePO4, Ni-MH or Ni-Cd rechargeable batteries. As a result, it can then use the appropriate charging mode: Constant Current (CC), Constant Voltage (CV), or Trickle Charge. Available as a two bay battery charger or four bay battery charger, the Nitecore range is ideal for anyone who wants a safe and fast charger.
No - these chargers can be used with any compatible batteries. Battery chargers are useful to have on hand so that you can charge batteries from any device - not just e-cigarettes!
It's not necessary to buy multiple sets of batteries and chargers, but we like to have a few on the go. This means that you don't have to wait hours for your vape mod to charge and instead can rotate the multiple batteries. We also recommend having a spare charger in case your main one gets lost or broken and you're no longer able to charge your vaping device.
If you're looking to purchase additional batteries for your e-cig, browse our range of 18650 and other batteries here.