All About Batteries
Apollo offers a variety of battery models and it can be confusing to decide on the one that is right for you. Each model is designed to cater to specific user preferences. Follow this helpful guide to learn more about the differences and benefits of each battery.
What is mAh?
One extremely important factor to consider when choosing which battery is right for you is the mAh. mAh stands for Milliamps Hour and it refers to the strength or capacity of a battery. Think of it like a car’s gas tank... The mAh tells you how large your battery’s tank is, which directly effects how long the battery lasts between charges. The higher the number, the longer the battery will last. A variety of factors effect how long your battery lasts, including how often you puff and how long your drags are, but a higher mAh will always yield a longer battery life.
What is Voltage?
Voltage is the measure of power coming out of the battery. The majority of batteries have a standard 3.7 voltage rating. Voltage varies slightly based on how much charge is in the battery (3.3V - 4.2V), but the average voltage at any given time is 3.7. Voltage, along with resistance, is a major factor in the quality of your vapor. Users who are familiar with how voltage effects the quality of their vapor tend to prefer Variable Voltage devices, which allow them to control and adjust the voltage of their ecig depending on their preferences. Variable Voltage ecigs are recommended for experienced users.
Manual vs Automatic
Ecig batteries are available in 2 styles: Manual or Automatic. You can easily tell the difference between the styles because Manuals have a physical button on the ecig and Automatics do not. An Automatic battery does not need to be turned on or off, it is simply activated by the user inhaling on it. Manual batteries may or may not need to be turned on or off, but must notably need to have the button pressed while inhaling to active the production of vapor.
Battery Tips and Tricks
Batteries have a limited lifetime which is dependent on several variables. On average, a battery may last up to a year before it needs to be replaced. Below are some tips on how to use your battery properly to maximize vapor production and lifespan.
Be careful not to over-tighten any clearomizer or other attachment onto your battery. Over-tightening an attachment can cause the Firing Pin (center pin) to depress, which may cause your battery to short. Apollo's batteries are designed with a spring-loaded Firing Pin to help minimize this issue, however it's best practise to only screw a clearomizer on until it's "finger tight," meaning you just begin to feel resistance. Keep in mind clearomizers only need to touch the battery's center pin for them to work properly, so over-tightening does not improve performance or create a better connection. Over-tightening can also strip the threading on your battery, which is not covered under warranty.
Protect Your Battery
When your battery is not in use, please make sure to keep it in a safe place. Avoid putting your battery in your pocket or bag while the clearomizer is attached, as doing so can apply pressure to where your battery connects to the clearomizer. Causing wear in this manner will eventually lead to your battery’s connection breaking, exposing wires and stripping threads. Keep in mind that your battery is powered by a Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. Do your best to keep your battery at room temperature, as excessive heat can shorten the battery's lifespan. As with any electronic device, please protect your battery from being dropped or otherwise sustaining any large impact. We always recommend keeping your battery in a protective case when not in use.
Use it Regularly
Your battery is powered by a lithium ion cell, and is meant to be used on a daily basis. Similar to a cell phone, your battery should be drained at least once a month, in addition to being charged to 100% at least once a month. When your battery is removed from the charger it should be allowed to drain at least 20% before being put back on the charger, and the battery should be allowed to charge at least 20% before being removed from the charger. Following these rules will significantly extended the lifespan of the lithium ion battery. The best way to ensure healthy battery care is to keep multiple batteries in rotation.
Make sure to turn your battery off (by pushing the button quickly five times) when not in use. Doing so will prevent accidental activation. Accidentally pushing the button while the battery is not being drains the charge and can damage an attached clearomizer.