What does the Warmer Weather Mean for Your Vape?
It’s getting hotter out, and this means a handful of things: sunscreen, vacations, and beach trips, oh my! But it also means that proper care for your vape gear is of utmost importance. If you want your device (and your liquid) to last as long as possible, it doesn’t hurt to take a few minutes to learn some hot weather tips.
Heat can cause e-juice to thin out, and heat combined with light can cause it to oxidize and spoil. Some vape users will switch to a higher VG ratio in warmer months to keep their juice the consistency they like. If typically use a 70PG/30VG, during the summer they will switch to a 50/50 blend to ensure their device hits consistently. Prolonged, intense heat can cause juice to darken, carbonizing sugars and oxidizing nicotine - proper storage is key. Whenever possible, keep your liquid stored in a cool, dark place, and try to only take a couple days’ supply out and about with you.
Hot weather can also impact battery performance. Leaving your device or spare batteries in a warm car while you’re at work can cause significant battery damage - it’ll lose a charge quicker, lose its ability to optimally recharge, and it may even get so hot as to cause permanent and dangerous cell damage. Warm weather also means that your device may heat up to a temperature that you are not used to. Be aware and if your device seems too hot to use (which is anything beyond just slightly warm to the touch), take a break. It’s better to be safe than risk damaging your device.
Overall, a hot car is a terrible place to store your gear. If you’re going on a road trip or vacation, leaving your vape on your front seat may have a disappointing end result. If you have to store your vape in your car, look for the coolest area, like under a seat. Some vape users even craft a special cooler to keep their device and juice in. Just make sure you don’t do anything that could involve electronic components getting wet!
As things keep heating up, it only gets more important to find ways to keep your gear cool. Follow our helpful tips to keep your vape in tip top shape during the warmer weather. Happy vaping!