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Why Is My Disposable Vape Hot?

May 25, 2023

If your disposable vape pen is too hot to touch or you experience a burnt taste from inhaling, it may raise concerns about your device. 

Fortunately, knowing the causes of an overheated vape will allow you to understand why it happens and how to prevent it. 

In this guide, we explore the primary culprits for overheated disposable vapes and solutions on how to keep them cool. 

Vaping Frequently 

The most common cause for a disposable vape pen getting hot suddenly is when the user vapes too frequently. Chain vaping is when you take multiple short puffs in quick succession, preventing your wick from soaking enough e-juice before your next puff.

As a result, the atomizer is overheated, and your vape becomes abnormally hot when you inhale. This vaping style can also damage your coil and lead to a burnt taste

Solution: You can avoid chain vaping by slowing your pace and allowing for intervals between your puffs so that the wick can saturate itself again. 

The Working Voltage Is Too High 

If you’re using more power from the battery to heat the coils, they can overheat, causing your device to get too hot. When the working voltage is too high, the coil can’t keep up with the vaporization rate, causing the wick to dry entirely and burn. 

Solution: Check how much power the device is using before you vape. Make sure that the power is suited to the type of vape kit you’re using or the resistance of your coils. Most vapers use between 50 and 75 watts, but ensure you use the vape within the recommended voltage range to avoid this issue. 

Restricted Juice Flow

The thickness of the e-juice and the tank’s design may cause wicking issues. High VG e-liquids are thicker than their PG counterpart. It’s why it is crucial for people who use mods and refillable vapes to use the correct wattage and tank for it. 

Some disposable vape pens include tanks that let you optimize the liquid flow. With these devices, you can close the path that joins the tank and wick. Setting it too low can restrict your juice flow and causes less wicking, which inherently makes the vape too hot. When the juice flow is restricted, the e-juice won’t reach the coil effectively, leading to a dry hit. 

Solution: Your disposable vape should have the appropriate PG/VG ratio. However, if you’ve ruled out all other causes on this list, it could be that the device contains high VG or thick liquids, causing restricted e-juice flow. 

Stored in a Warm Environment 

Storage is a critical part of keeping your disposable vape from overheating. If you store it in a warm or heated environment without airflow, such as a bathroom cabinet or the glove box of a vehicle, the surrounding can cause the device to become too hot. 

Disposable vapes contain metal components that conduct heat. Exposing the vape pen to high temperatures causes the e-juice to evaporate faster, which damages the battery. 

Solution: Always store your device in a cool, room-temperature environment away from heat sources and direct sunlight.

Restricted Airflow 

Sometimes, dust, residue, or condensation can restrict airflow inside the device. When this occurs, your disposable vape won’t be able to generate vapour properly.

However, the coil will still heat the e-liquid as usual, making the device hot. 

Solution: Clean the mouthpiece periodically to remove excess residue that could clog the airflow.

Battery Issue 

While battery issues are uncommon, they can certainly happen. Most batteries are heat-resistant and can withstand external temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius. It can even go up to 78 degrees Celsius for its internal temperature. 

But if you’re confident your vape isn’t overheating from the other reasons mentioned, it could be your vape battery. If your battery is too hot to hold in your hands, it’s time to inspect it and let it cool down. The issue may stem from a malfunctioning or damaged battery that can’t regulate power output properly, causing the heating element to overheat. 

Solution: Overheated batteries pose a fire risk, so stopping use immediately is essential. You can replace the vape to avoid injury. Dispose of your battery and vape properly by throwing it in the trash or through TerraCycle’s free national recycling program to avoid potential environmental hazards. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know If My Disposable Vape Is Overheating?

Your device is overheating when the vapour is hotter than usual or if the device is hot to the touch. Additionally, you may taste a burnt flavour, which means you’re vaping too frequently. If your disposable vape is overheating, stop using it immediately and let it cool down. 

Are Disposable Vapes Supposed To Get Hot?

Your disposable vape heating up is a by-product of the battery passing energy onto the coil and the coil vaporizing the e-liquid. However, if it’s producing an unusual amount of heat or is too hot to touch, your vape is overheating. 

Final Thoughts

The next time you notice your device is hotter than usual, examine the root cause. The solutions are relatively simple, so there’s no reason to be worried.

If you’re looking for a new disposable vape, shop WAKA Vape for the best selection. With a long-lasting battery and robust construction, you get a device that runs smoothly.

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