How to Recharge a Disposable Vape

Disposable vapes are meant to be disposable. Once a disposable vape battery dies or runs out of juice, it’s time to replace it. There are obvious differences between disposable vapes and rechargeable vapes. Unless you know what you’re doing, you should never attempt to recharge a disposable battery. There are ways to go about charging a disposable vape battery. This article will go into detail on why charging a disposable battery is such a high risk.

by: Anthony E. | 03/01/23 2:30PM


Disposable Vapes vs Rechargeable Vapes

Both rechargeable and disposable vapes offer their own unique pros and cons. Rechargeable vapes will last you a very long time. They typically have various accessories, components, and features. Disposable vapes are simple by contrast but will eventually die out.

You will likely save money in the long run with a rechargeable vape. Even though you’ll need to buy replacement coils and such, it is the better choice. If you want something simple, disposable vapes are the way to go. While disposable vapes lack the features and finesse of a high-quality vape, they are easier to use.

Once a battery dies on a rechargeable vape, you simply plug it back in and wait until it is fully charged. Once a disposable vape dies, that’s usually all she wrote. Conversely, running out of juice will also tend to kill the unit. If you want something quick and simple without all the fuss, go for a disposable vape.

Disposable Vapes Have No Charging Port

You will come to find that unlike a rechargeable vape, disposable vapes have no charging port. They are not meant to be recharged. They are designed to be used up and discarded once they have fulfilled their purpose. A rechargeable vape will usually have its charging port on either end of the unit.

You will not see a charging port whatsoever on a disposable vape pen. There is no circuitry built in that would directly charge the battery. You would have to remove the battery and charge it by itself. The whole process is costly, risky, and utterly pointless in this regard. For those who insist on trying to resurrect a dead battery, do so at your own risk.

The design of a disposable vape is usually enclosed except for the mouthpiece and power button. In fact, some disposable vapes are powered by your inhalation. These tend to have no power button at all. They will have no charging port and no way to access the internal components. You will have to destroy it to open it up.


Why You Should NOT Charge a Disposable Vape

Trying to recharge a disposable vape battery is stupid and pointless. Really. It is time consuming and offers no real benefit. The risks outweigh any perceivable pros it can possibly offer. You are better off just getting a new vape once the battery dies. If you use vapes all the time, consider investing in a rechargeable vape.

Rechargeable vapes are meant to be charged and do so with safety features in mind. There have been cases of people sustaining injury from exploding batteries. This is usually due to amateurs trying to open or recharge disposable batteries. You will have to manually open a disposable vape pen to get to the battery.

This can be messy and risk itself if you puncture the battery. There is no way to open it up but to use a knife. If you puncture the battery, you could also risk having battery acid on your skin or eyes. There are way too many risks associated with charging a disposable battery. Even if you manage to get one out, it could explode trying to charge it.


Charge At Your Own Risk!

If you are keen to attempt this foolishness, then read on. You will have to have some knowledge of electrical currents. If you are experienced in this area, then you will be a step ahead. There are many videos online teaching you how to charge disposable batteries. You do so at your own risk. Please do not attempt this if you are an amateur.

Not only will you need to remove the battery, you will need a rigged charger. That is a whole new project that can be fun, but risky as well. Even if you succeed, there is no guarantee you will be able to use the battery again. Once you destroy a disposable vape, you will have to reassemble it somehow.

It is safe to say that you will need some soldering tools and possibly some new wires. The whole process can be great for a hobby, but far from practical. Again, please do not attempt this if you are a novice. It cannot be stressed enough just how risky it is. Disposable vape batteries are meant to be discarded.

Final Thoughts

If you are an electrical engineer versed in how electricity works, this can be fun. If you have never done this before, then don’t be an idiot. It is safe to say that you will need to construct your own charger for this. It is a project meant for professional hobbyists. Once your disposable vape has been destroyed, what is the point of putting it back together? You will essentially be doing what a rechargeable vape can already do.

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