How to Store a Mod?
Sooner or later, you're bound to end up with vape gear you're not using on a daily basis. This is a good thing. You always want to have backups (and backups for your backups) to avoid the risk of a smoking relapse if you can’t vape on your primary gear.
Still, if you want your spare vape hardware to remain in prime condition while it's waiting to be pulled off the bench (or maybe even for the day you gift it to a friend looking to switch) it's worth taking a few minutes to pack it away right.
Pod Mod Storage
One advantage to pod mods is how easy they are to store. Vape pods are small, compactly designed, and slip into pockets for easy access. They're great for on-the-go vaping and much easier to keep safe and secure than larger mod systems with tanks. They're also easy to store long-term, as all you need to do is make sure they're clean and the batteries aren't fully charged (lithium cells store best with a half-charge).
Most vape pods are simple two-piece affairs with a pod and a battery and should be disassembled and the parts kept separate when in storage. Disposable cigalikes generally come in only one piece, which makes them easy to store. If your device uses refillable pods and a rechargeable battery, you should remove those two components when you store them for any period longer than just overnight. This will help prevent any unforeseen damage if leaking occurs. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Vape Mod Storage
With conventional mods, a bit more work goes into preparing your gear for hibernation, but the effort is worth it. If you're only setting your device down for a few days or a week, you may opt not to go through these procedures. But it's otherwise good practice, as anyone who’s tried to restart an old tank gunked up with months-old liquid can attest.
Sub Ohm Tank Storage
First, you're going to want to remove your sub ohm tank from its mod, pull the batteries from the mod (if they're removable), and store them in a hard-sided plastic case that'll prevent the terminals from coming into contact with one another or anything else made of metal. This is basic battery safety and applies to any high-discharge cell, whether it's for your vape or your flashlight.
Next, take your tank apart and remove the coil head. Unless it's pretty close to new, you'll probably want to toss it and have a fresh one to install the next time you use your gear. If you're planning a shutdown, it might not be a bad idea to semi-retire your gear right about the time the coil is dying anyway. Rinse the other components with water and mild soap, dry them completely, and reassemble before storing so nothing gets lost.
Once everything is ready to go, find a storage place that is secure and out of reach if you have children or pets living at home or visiting. The spot should be cool and dark for the sake of preserving your liquid. Improper storage means unwanted exposure to air, heat, or light. Those three elements are mortal enemies of your e-liquid. They degrade its quality and can make it taste flat and stale. If your e-liquid is exposed to air for a long time, the nicotine in your juice can oxidize, leading to a harsh flavor and often adding an unwelcome throat hit.
Storage on the Go
These tips should have you set for long-term safekeeping at home, but when you’re on the road, storage can be a challenge. Whether you’re going by plane or driving, it stinks to find your vape leaking e-liquid. This can damage your device and, of course, whatever it spills onto. That’s bad for your wallet and your ability to vape on the go.
Leakage can occur because your device has tipped over onto its side. This isn’t as much of a problem for vape pods as it is with larger tank mods, but it’s still important to be cognizant of how you treat your device. One way to prevent leaking is to always place the device on a flat surface and upright whenever possible. If you're packing your device in a suitcase, close off the air holes and remove the tank, placing it in a sealed plastic bag (you'll have to do this by law, if traveling by air).
The most effective way to ensure your device doesn’t tip over or get exposed to the elements to invest in a good carrying case. Cases are made from either protective hard-shells or soft cloth. If you’re nervous about your device getting damaged, then a hard case would obviously be the best choice; however, soft cases can withstand quite a bit of jostling or pressure and weigh less. A quality travel kit will come with nice, secure niches to separate your charger, battery, and vape pod.
Storing your vaping device is an important part of vaping because leakage and exposure to the elements can ruin your vaping device.
Use these tip and you should be good to go anywhere, anytime!