Disposable Vape Pen Died Before Empty? Here’s What to Do

Disposable Vape Pen Died Before Empty

If your disposable vape pen dies before it’s empty, you’re potentially out a lot of money. It’s not just about the possible loss of the device. You also lose any unused oil if your disposable vape stops working before it’s empty, and the oil is probably worth substantially more than the hardware. Either way, it’s a situation you definitely don’t want to experience.

So, why did your disposable vape die before it was empty? In this article, we’ll talk about the possible reasons and discuss the things that you can do to prevent the situation from happening again in the future.

If disposable vapes aren’t quite delivering the experience you want, maybe it’s time to switch to a pod system. Read our comparison of CCELL® disposable vapes vs. pod systems to find out what’s right for you.

Are You Using a Rechargeable Disposable Vape Pen?

Disposable Vape Died Before Empty

Before you assume that your disposable vape is actually dead, you should check to see if it has a USB port. Many disposable vapes are actually designed to die before they’re empty because they have rechargeable batteries. That fact might not be immediately obvious to you, though, because rechargeable disposable vapes often don’t include USB cables. If your disposable vape blinks when you try to use it – and it has a USB port – you can recharge the battery by connecting the device to your computer. A rechargeable disposable vape usually charges in less than an hour. If you want to make sure that you’ll never have to worry about wasted oil, it’s a good idea to buy rechargeable devices.

Are You Sure Your Disposable Vape Pen Actually Died?

If your disposable vape isn’t producing vapor – but isn’t blinking either – when you try to puff, it’s possible that the device isn’t dead at all and actually has a different problem. Here are a few possibilities along with some solutions that can help you fix your device.

  • Your disposable vape may have air pockets preventing the oil from flowing through to the coil assembly. Try tapping the device lightly against your hand a few times to break the pockets. If you begin to see bubbles rising from the device’s coil assembly, you’ve probably fixed the issue. Wait a few minutes and try vaping again.
  • Your disposable vape may have a clog in the air path that’s preventing the airflow sensor from working. Try running an extended paperclip down the mouthpiece to break up the clog. Alternatively, you can simply try puffing firmly on the device until you feel a “pop.” After you dislodge the clog, the device should start working again.

Try Waiting a Little While to See if the Battery Recovers

Have you ever had a small device – such as a remote control – with a battery that was dead, but you knew that the device would start working again temporarily if you put it down for a while? Sometimes, “dead” batteries can start working if you let them rest. When the battery rests, the electrons redistribute themselves, giving the battery a small charge. If this works with a dead disposable vape, you’ll only get a few more puffs out of the device before the battery dies again – but that might be sufficient to allow you to use the rest of the oil.

Buying High-Quality Authentic Hardware Is Key

One of the most important things to remember about buying disposable vape pens is that you should always buy from a reputable seller. It’s an unfortunate fact that fake disposable vapes are surprisingly common. They’re manufactured by the thousands every day, and they end up in the hands of unsuspecting consumers around the world. Fake disposable vape pens may use rejected or off-brand battery cells – and worse yet, they could contain unwanted or dangerous additives. We are a licensed seller of CCELL® disposable vapes, and you’ll never find a counterfeit product here.

Buy Disposable Vapes from a Seller with Plenty of Turnover

Disposable Vape Pen Died

Another important aspect of buying a disposable vape is making sure that you aren’t getting old stock. A lithium-ion battery will always self-discharge over time, which means that an old device may die before it’s empty because it doesn’t have enough of a charge remaining. At Hamilton Devices, we serve both retail and wholesale customers. That means our stock doesn’t sit around, and you can count on receiving a device with a battery that’s still fresh.

Some Disposables Are Designed to Leave a Little in the Tank

Believe it or not, some disposable vapes are actually designed so that their batteries will die before they completely run out of oil. That’s a bit of a controversial design choice because it can lead to a small amount of wasted material. On the other hand, it also helps to prevent the extremely unpleasant experience of a “burnt hit,” which can happen if you try to use a vaping device that’s completely out of oil. So, if you have a disposable vape that dies when it still has a few drops of oil remaining, that might be by design.

It’s important to note that CCELL® disposable vapes don’t behave in this fashion. CCELL® designs its non-rechargeable devices to ensure that they’ll have more than enough battery life to continue working until they’re completely empty. This design decision puts the power in your hands – but be sure to stop using your device when it’s empty because a burnt hit isn’t an experience that you want to have.

Don’t Store a Disposable Vape in a Harsh Environment

The final reason why a disposable vape pen might die before it’s empty is because it hasn’t been stored in the right environment. The self-discharge rate of a lithium-ion battery will increase if the device is stored in an environment that’s too hot or too cold. You should avoid using a disposable vape outdoors in direct sunlight or in below-freezing temperatures. You should also avoid storing a disposable vape in a parked car because the car’s temperature can rise rapidly on a sunny day. A lithium-ion battery will always last longest in a temperature range that you would find comfortable.