Why Won’t My Battery Work?

If your electronic cigarette isn’t working, there is probably a good explanation, and a simple solution. Although it can be quite frustrating when you receive a battery and it doesn’t work, or if you go to use your e-cigarette that you just used the day before and it won’t run, there are some things that you can try at home that may solve the problem.

Does it need to be charged?

Does your battery have enough power? It may need to be charged. If the LED on the tip isn’t turning on when you inhale (automatic battery) or push the button (manual battery), then the battery may just need to be charged.

Does the post need to be raised?

Image courtesy of Flickr user Guudmorning! http://bit.ly/yBRAf3

One of the most common issues with batteries, is its center post. The battery post may need to be raised, if it is not making a connection with the cart. Take your battery and look at the threads (they’re found on the end where the cart screws on). You will see a round disc (center post) with a hole in the middle. Take a thumb tack or something similar and stick it in between that center post and the battery threads. Now raise the center post with your thumb tack.

To prevent this issue, be sure when putting the battery on the charger that you screw it in slowly and when the LED starts flashing you stop. When screwing on carts, do so gently, it doesn’t have to fit on to line up perfectly.

Does it need a good cleaning?

If your battery isn’t working, then it may be due for a cleaning. Often, a decrease in performance (including ability to charge and function properly) is a sign that the battery connection point is blocked. Vapor4Life recommends cleaning batteries on a weekly basis to keep them charging and functioning properly. If they are not cleaned regularly, then over time the battery connection point will become blocked from the cart. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and swab the connection point. Then, take a thumb tack and clean out the debris from the battery holes.

You may need a replacement

If after trying these suggestions to no avail, it is time to contact the Customer Service Department. Your representative will go over possible issues, and then decide the best solution. Please contact our Customer Service Department via phone at (847) 239-5374 or by filling out a support ticket here: http://www.vapor4life.com/support.html.

5 thoughts on “Why Won’t My Battery Work?

  1. I have been using the eCigarette from V4L now for over 3 months. I love it. I like it more than I did when I smoked. I have recomended it to several people I work with and relatives. I truly believe in it and if you get frustrated at first, just work with it and try different flavors until you find the one you like. Don’t give up, it is well worth it. I feel so much better now and haven’t smoke a real cigarette since I started using the eCigarette from V4L. It’s the best.

  2. It has been over eight months since I stopped smoking, thank V4L for making the switch so easy and tasteful. Love all your products.

  3. Cannot raise center post by following your directions.
    Even used icepick, which should do better.
    Will not raise, so is there some other way to do this?

  4. I just got the thing, you people didn’t give me instructions, I’ve spent good money on this ans the only time the damned thing lights up is when I try to charge it to tell me it is charged. At this point I want my money back. If your irresponsible enough to not give people instructions on how to use your stuff you should have online access to them.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>