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How To Fix A Vape Charging Port

December 29, 2023

When your vape isn't charging, you may be left disappointed. But don't just go out and buy a new device just yet. 

Generally, you'll see light indicators on the vape pen – red for a low battery and green for a fully charged battery. 

If you try to charge it and it still remains red, then you know you have an issue at hand. 

In this article, we'll cover the common causes and tips to fix a vape that isn't charging properly. 

Common Causes of a Vape Not Charging 

It can be downright frustrating to deal with when you're not able to vape due to charging issues.

Here's a list of the common causes of a vape not charging:

1. Damaged Battery

A damaged battery may lose its ability to hold a charge effectively. If the battery can't store and deliver power as it should, the vape device won't receive the necessary energy to function.

Batteries often get damaged when they're exposed to extreme temperatures. Knowing how to charge your vape pen properly helps the battery last longer. 

2. Dirty Contacts

If there's dirt on the charging ports of your vape pen battery or charger, it can disrupt the charging process.

You may want to check for any accumulated debris, dust, or dirt obstructing the charging connection. 

Waiting too long between each clean-up can clog the airflow within your device. Each time you use your vape pen, it vaporizes waxy concentrates. If you don't clean this residue, it can prevent your pen from charging. 

3. Faulty Charger 

Whether you have a pod kit, starter kit, or vape pen, many devices with built-in batteries typically rely on a USB charger. These charger cables may wear out or get damaged as time passes, leading to an inconsistent connection. Look closely at the cable for any noticeable signs of damage, like frayed wires or bent connectors.

4. Vape Pen Issues

Sometimes, there could be a problem with the vape itself. Internal parts can wear out or malfunction, causing charging issues in the process. 

It may be difficult to recognize if the root cause is your vape pen. However, if you ruled out other causes, such as trying to use a different battery or charger or even trying to clean the ports, then the problem is likely from your device.

5. Incorrect Charging Methods

Choosing the right charger for your vape isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. Vape devices typically have specific charging requirements that you can find in the user manual or on the device itself. If you use a charger not intended for your specific vape model, you might run into problems.

Some come with a USB cable, while others prefer a custom-made charger. Mixing these pieces could lead to damage to the battery and other internal components.

6. Connection Plate Issues

The connection plate ensures the battery connects well with the cartridge so that electrical current flows from the battery through the device, ultimately heating the coil in the atomizer to produce vapour.

If it's not in the right position, damaged, or dirty, your vape pen might not charge or create vapour. 

If you think something's wrong, it's a good idea to talk to a professional or the manufacturer because fixing it might need special know-how. 

7. Faulty Device

Every now and then, a vape pen may be defective out of the box. Problems in manufacturing or during shipping can result in a faulty device. 

In these situations, it's recommended to return the device to the seller and ask for a replacement. 

Make sure to buy vape pens from trustworthy sellers or brands that provide warranties to safeguard against these issues.

Tips for Fixing a Vape That Is Not Charging 

Now that you know all about the potential causes, the question is, how can you fix it? 

Below, we've compiled a few practical tips to get started. 

1. Clean the Contacts 

Before vaping again, remember to clean the charging port every one to two weeks.

Grab a toothpick and clear out any lint or dust lurking in your vape's charging port. These small particles can mess with your pen's charging ability. If you spot oil, take a cotton swab with some isopropyl alcohol. 

Squeeze out the excess liquid so it's not dripping, and carefully clean the inside of the port. 

2. Test a Different Charger 

If you're using a charger that is not designed for your device, check your vape product labelling and get a new one that fits your requirements. 

Even though it might seem convenient to charge your vape pen with a phone charger, laptop, or car, this could be why it's not charging. 

To prevent damaging your battery (and possibly causing a fire), steer clear of chargers that promise to rapidly charge up your device. Knowing how to recharge your vape is the first step to preventing the issue in the first place. 

3. Try an Alternate Power Source

If the LED light on your pen blinks or doesn't light up or is red or green, there could be an issue with the USB port or the power source you've plugged it into. If you've been using a computer or USB port, try using a wall adapter to see if it works. Unfortunately, if that doesn't work, it could indicate a damaged battery. 

4. Get a New Battery 

When your vape pen battery can't retain a charge, it's a sign that it needs replacement. For a damaged battery, there's not much you can do but accept that it's time to move on.

5. Contact the Manufacturer 

If you've tried all of the tips above, your pen might not be working. There may be a problem with the internal components or circuitry, which has nothing to do with the charge itself. 

If you've verified that it's not your charger or battery, contact the retailer for technical support. When there's an issue with the device, there's a good chance they can step in to see what's wrong. 

Final Thoughts 

All vapes have their shelf life. But sometimes, all you need to do is detect what's wrong and perform a few tweaks to fix the charging issue. 

The most common culprits are the battery not working or an issue with the charger. 

However, it's a good idea to get a high-quality device like the one from WAKA Vapes. We offer devices with powerful and long-lasting batteries. All of the batteries and chargers come with the package, so you have everything you need to prevent this issue from happening in the first place. 

Give WAKA vapes a try and experience how we can elevate your vaping experience!

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