Ways To Avoid Short-Circuiting Your MOD

Ways To Avoid Short-Circuiting Your MOD

Posted by VAPORTEK USA on 30th Nov 2016

Vape technology has advanced at a remarkable rate. As much as getting powerful MODs are easier than ever, the device can become explosive in a very different way. As a vaper, before using a vaping device it is important to learn how it works. A device rated at high amps and watts creates high temperature and thick vapor. If these are combined with a coil that is built below 1-ohm resistance, the temperature only gets higher. Regulated mods make it easier by displaying volts, watts, and ohms. In turn, this prevents things a vaper wants to avoid such as over-discharge and short-circuit. Short-circuiting makes the battery unstable to a point where it either overheats or catches flames. So, how can you avoid short-circuiting your mod?

Do Not Use a Fully Discharged Battery

First, understand that when it comes to your mod, skimping on cost has no place. Buy the most expensive and high-quality batteries for your mod from a reputable source. Quality batteries can handle high currents without getting overworked. When a battery discharges past its discharge threshold, it may short-circuit the MOD and catch fire. Depending on the quality of your batteries, they can be safely used until the voltage drops to at least 3.3 volts.
To be safe, once your battery hits 3.6 volts, assume it is empty and recharge it. However, do not overcharge it. High-tech mods have a cut-off point where they quit charging once fully charged. Without clear knowledge of the batteries used in a particular device, it is necessary to use a testing meter to determine the amount of time left to charge the battery.

Safe Charging

Many explosions occur during charging. In many cases, the problem can be averted and the damage minimized with safe charging practices. The key points are:
• Don’t charge overnight. After the battery is fully charged, the power should be removed immediately.
• Never leave your mod unattended while charging.
• Always use the manufacturer’s charger.
• Never charge your batteries in extreme temperatures.

Check for Short Circuits and Atomizer Resistance

A short circuit simply means zero resistance. In many electronic PVs, anything less than 1.5 ohms is not allowed. This ensures that batteries are not too stressed especially if they have lower C ratings. Vapers with new atomizers are advised to check the resistance before screwing the atomizer to the mod. With rebuildable atomizers, the ohms should not go too low since some batteries can be very stressed with low resistance. When starting out, be sure to build them at a standard resistance to be safe. Short circuiting does not always happen in the atomizer. Test the unit too. Begin by removing the battery, and then touch the positive pin of the mod and the other on the body. When using a multi-meter to test, remember it also has its own resistance.  Low-quality multi-meters can have a resistance as high as 0.6 ohms. By touching the two probes at the same time, you know the amount of lead resistance it has. For you to get the exact reading of your atomizer, subtract what you get on the meter from the reading of your atomizer

Whether you have an electronic-regulated APV; an eGo style model, or a mechanical MOD it is necessary to learn about the basic safe use of either device.