How long do e-cigarette batteries last?
This is a very common question that e-cigarette beginners, and current smokers alike want to know. How long do the batteries of electronic cigarettes last? The answer is this: it depends. How long e-cigarette batteries last depends on the following three factors:
- How big is the electronic cigarette battery (how many mAh’s)
- How often are you using it — How many draws per hour are you taking? How long are your draws?
- What is the voltage set at? — Only applicable to variable voltage batteries.
The first factor is very easy to explain. The bigger the battery, the longer the battery will last. All of our batteries at CanadaVapes.com have a mAh rating, from 180mah for the smallest ‘cigarette sized batteries of our 510 line, to 1300mah batteries in our XL mega line, and going even further, our Evic battery boasts a 2600 mAh battery. The bigger the mAh, the longer the battery will last before you need to recharge it.
The second factor is really personal experience. People who don’t vape too much (often customers who used to smoke 1/2 a pack of cigarettes or less) will often find even our smaller batteries lasting them all day. People who vape a lot — often customers who smoke more then a pack of cigarettes every day — will find that the smaller 510 style batteries will only last them 2 or 3 hours between charges. The bottom line is, if you currently smoke a lot, you are much better off looking at a battery that is bigger than the small 510 batteries. The peace of mind knowing you can leave your house and your battery will last you all day is worth the larger size battery.
The third factor is only applicable to batteries with variable voltage. Variable voltage simply means that you can adjust the current or voltage of your battery higher or lower. The more voltage, the more power the battery is expending each second it is on, and therefore the shorter the life of the battery between charges. Variable voltage batteries is a bit more of an advanced topic, so we will leave the details for another question, however just realize that the higher your voltage, the shorter the life of your battery.
So now that you know the three main factors in electronic cigarette battery life, the answer to the question is simple: It depends.
- Typically, smaller 510 style batteries will last you anywhere from 2 hours to the entire day.
- Typically, larger EGO style batteries will last you anywhere from 6 hours to several days
- Typically XL and EVic batteries will last you anywhere from 1 day to 5 days.
The other thing to consider is how many charges a battery can be re-charged before they start to lose their charging ability. Typically lithium ion batteries can be recharged 200-300 times and retain optimal charging times, after which point the batteries will start to lose their charging abilities. So the bigger the battery, the less times it needs to be charged, and therefore the longer overall the battery time you will have with your battery.
If you smoke under 1/2 a pack a day, we recommend looking at the 510 Starter Kits.