E Cigarette Battery Doesn’t Work – Troubleshooting Guide

When the e-cigarette’s working, the feeling is best summarized in just two words: OH YEAH!

But when it’s not?
Misery with a hint of panic may ensue.

What does it mean when the battery stops lighting up? How about when it stays lit?
These are some of the questions and dilemmas you may encounter.

E-cigarettes will, at some point, stop working properly, and it’s always best to have back-up units.

What to do when your e-cig battery won’t charge

To determine what needs to be replaced, if any, or if there is some underlying issue causing the units not to work, read on!

1) Does the battery light up at the tip when you use the e-cigarette?
Yes? Then, the battery is working properly. If not, then proceed.

If the battery is lighting up at its tip but there is no vapor, it’s possible the atomizer isn’t functioning properly or there is not enough liquid in the refill cartridge. To test the atomizer, take 3 drags off of the e-cigarette and check the area around the atomizer for warmth. Normally, the atomizer should produce a small amount of heat that can be felt on its exterior. If no heat is felt, take a couple more drags

2) Does the battery need to be charged?
Normally, a battery lets you know it needs to be charged by blinking a set number of times. In the case of the Firelight, it will blink 10 times to indicate it needs to be charged. Other models may blink as little as 3 and as much as 20 times. Sometimes, the battery may not blink at all or refuse to light up when the e-cig is used. Either way, charge your battery for the full time specified in the instruction manual and then test it for functionality.

3) Does the battery still refuse to work after charging?
Each model is different, but, for the Firelight, the battery’s LED light will turn on when plugged into a charger and then blink a set number of times when removed from the charger. Depending on the mAh capacity and the current charge the battery holds, the light may shut off about halfway through the charging period. This is normal charging behavior, but there are times when the battery may not behave exactly as described. We’ve encountered batteries and chargers that will not act like this, yet still work properly.

After charging, use the battery again. Is it working now? If the battery still refuses to work, it can mean it’s defective or the charger is defective.

To test the charger for functionality, use another battery that you definitely know is working. If both batteries do not charge properly, there’s a very good chance the charger is defective.

4) Does the “defective” battery work with your other atomizer?
This may be an issue caused by the center contacts on both the atomizer and the battery not touching like they should. You can try the troubleshooting procedure in our other post, entitled “Pulling the Battery Contact”: http://blog.firelight-fusion.com/pulling-the-battery-contact-troubleshooting-guide

The contacts may also be dirty. Periodic cleaning of the units is advised and can be done about twice per week, or more if the e-cigarette is being used heavily. Using a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol, you can swab down the threads and contacts on both atomizer and battery. Make sure the swab is not soaked, rather slightly damp so as to prevent the rubbing alcohol from damaging the battery internally. Make sure to wipe the swabbed-down areas with a dry paper towel and allow to dry completely before using again.

5) Is the battery light activating on its own?
We’ve actually encountered batteries that activate when placed atop a laptop or when placed in a sunny windowsill, so, rule out environmental and external forces by removing your e-cigarette away from these factors. A battery that lights on its own may have been damaged by liquid and/or vapor. If this is the case, the battery will need to be replaced.

Another reason the battery lights up is because the trigger switch/sensor was jarred from its original setting and needs to be put back. You can tap the LED end of the battery against a hard surface, or you can place your mouth over the LED end and blow a couple of hard puffs through the battery to flip the switch back to its original position. Sometimes this method works, and other times not. If the battery still activates on its own, it needs to be replaced.

If, after exhausting all options the battery still doesn’t appear to work, it may time to replace it. Please visit our site to order more rechargeable batteries.

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The 8 Best E-liquid Flavors On The Market According To Popularity

There are numerous benefits to using electronic cigarettes but if you were to ask people what their favorite aspect of e-cig use is they would probably tell you the variety of flavors. When you smoke regular cigarettes, you are basically stuck with tobacco flavor and menthol flavor. E-cigarettes have brought a level of freedom to flavors that you just cannot get with real cigarettes.

These flavors are more than mere novelties, however. These flavors are designed with the utmost in quality and authenticity in mind. They are designed for the e-cigarette customer who is in it for the long haul and sees e-cigarettes not only as they, but as they should be. Here are some of the very best e-liquid flavors on the market and what makes them so great.

Blueberry – The most popular e-cigarette flavors are sweet, taking the form of desert flavors. Blueberry brings the sweetness that you crave without being overbearing. The best part about the blueberry flavor is the level of authenticity that it has. Blueberry is a wonderful flavor for first-time e-cig users who want to try something that doesn’t taste like tobacco.

Cherry – If blueberry is a good first-time user flavor, then the Cherry is the flavor you want to try next. Cherry offers a flavor that is bright and bold while remaining light and great tasting, putting your taste buds into overdrive. Fun, bright, and lovely this flavor is a fan-favorite with good reason. It is a flavor that will definitely stick with you and one you’ll undoubtedly find yourself purchasing again.

Tobacco – You may be thinking that tobacco is a relatively safe flavor for the top five. After all, if you wanted tobacco flavor you would just smoke a real cigarette, right? The truth is that when you have the tobacco flavor from an e-cig you are getting a much more authentic flavor. Tobacco is a flavor that has been misrepresented and destroyed by the cigarette industry. When you smoke a cigarette, you are burning the tobacco, along with the thousands of chemicals placed in the tobacco. The flavor is compromised. With e-liquid, you get to taste the real, full flavor of tobacco.

Menthol – As with the tobacco flavor, menthol is a classic flavor that has been marred by the cigarette industry. Menthol should be a smooth flavor that leaves the user refreshed. That is exactly what menthol delivers when it is in e-liquid form. Experiencing menthol in an authentic, uncompromising manner is something that ever e-cig user should try at least once. It really is eye opening.

Chocolate – Chocolate seems to be the flavor that most people are surprised by most. One might think this flavor would be at worst overbearing and at best chalky. However, the authenticity of this flavor makes it appealing when used alone but also as a mixed ingredient with other flavors. If you’re into creating your own e-liquid mixes, then you’ll want to try this flavor especially. It goes well with almost anything. You can add cherry or blueberry for a fruity chocolate kick, but the most common mixture tends to be chocolate and coffee. This combination is a mocha flavored e-liquid mix that’s a favorite everywhere.

Coffee – Many people find themselves unable to start their morning without coffee and a cigarette. With e-cigs, however, you now have a product that is both coffee and a cigarette. E liquids have a reputation for being surprisingly authentic to the real thing, but they can leave a bit of an aftertaste. That’s why it’s so important to find one that you wouldn’t mind tasting for a while. Coffee is definitely one of them. Mixed with chocolate it makes a mocha spin that many find to be refreshing, comforting and energizing.

Vanilla – Vanilla gets a bad rap in the culinary world. After all, when you want to describe something as boring and safe, we use the word vanilla. However, as an e-liquid, vanilla is a wonderful flavor full of depth. One of the biggest perks, however, is the ability to mix the vanilla with almost every other flavor and come out with something that tastes great. Coffee and vanilla is especially recommended but doesn’t miss the amazing effects you get when mixing the vanilla with blueberry, cola, and chocolate. Every mix you make with his flavor is almost certainly guaranteed to be amazing, but it’s great on its own as well.

Grape- If you want the boldness of cherry flavor with the smoothness and light touch of blueberry then the grape is the flavor for you. This flavor is the best of both worlds. While it’s strong enough to give your palate a kick in the pants, it won’t over do it. Light and bold with a sweet aftertaste, it’s like drinking grape soda without all the calories. This one is best mixed with either cola for that soft drink twist or vanilla for a smooth effect.

“Artisan” Mixes- While most beginner electronic cigarette users tend to stick with the same basic flavors, experience users have been looking for more excitement. Then along came the artisan mixtures that many companies now offer. These mixes are flavored after some of the most desired foods and drinks on the planet. Pina Colada, Chai, Milkshake, you name it, it probably exists.

Some companies even go so far as to offer “course” collections. These are flavor types grouped together by meal such as waffles for breakfast time and Strawberry Shortcake for dessert. This is a great way to experience the world of e-cigarettes as something more than simply an improved version of smoking.

Who would have guessed that electronic cigarettes would become such a flavor-diverse product? What began as a novelty with chocolate based flavors has quickly become a focal point of the industry. Flavors are now taken very seriously with the e-cigarette community now being filled with discerning users who want quality above all else.

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We’re Giving Away Free E Cigarettes

We are giving away e cigarette starter kits, yes, absolutely FREE.

Around 400 kits will be given away. We wanted to give back to the ones who are on the fence, want to try an e cig, but simply can’t afford one.

We want to let you experience the e cig if you are a current cigarette smoker and would be interested in trying an e cigarette without the risk of spending your money when you’re not sure if it’s for you.

So, what do you get?

1. A two battery kit with 10 cartomizers, a home, and USB charger.
2. We will likely throw in a couple bottles of e liquid, maybe some blank cartomizers or whatever we think you might like.
3. The value should range in the $60.00 to $120.00 range and will be random in that area until stocks for the giveaway are depleted.
4. There is NO rebilling EVER, no obligations, and absolutely ZERO present or future additional purchases required.

I know, you’re thinking “but what’s the catch”. Well, there’s always a catch on free stuff, but this isn’t too bad. All you have to do is pay for shipping which will be via USPS flat rate only.

You can take this free offer, pay for flat rate USPS shipping, receive your kit and extras and never give us one red cent afterward.

New customers only.

Enter your e-mail address below and we’ll e-mail you the link to the free kit!

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