In this article we explain what a blinking light on your disposable vape pen means plus get some tips to help make the device last longer.
When you buy disposable vapes for the first time, it’s a little difficult to understand how long you can expect the devices to last. You can see from the package that a disposable vape typically lasts for hundreds of puffs, but it’s not as though the device has a built-in puff counter. You’re not going to know how many times you’ve used a disposable vape – and you’re not going to know that the device is nearly done – until it’s too late. That’s going to lead to a period of adjustment when you get used to what it’s like to be a vaper rather than a smoker. In this article, we’re going to provide some advice that can help you get through that transition if you’re a user of disposable vapes.
So, why is your disposable vape blinking? It’s because it’s time for a new device. Let’s begin with a direct answer to the question that brought you here.
Why Is My Disposable Vape Blinking?
A disposable vape blinks for one of three reasons.
- The battery is dead. By far, this is the most common reason why a disposable vape blinks. If your disposable vape is blinking for this reason, you’ll find that the device doesn’t produce vapour at all. It’ll blink as soon as you try to take a puff, and you’ll encounter the problem after using the device for a while without incident.
- You’re taking extremely long puffs when vaping. A disposable vape usually has a built-in puff limiter that will cause the device to cut off if you puff on it for more than a few seconds at a time. That’s to prevent the device from overheating. If your disposable vape shuts off and blinks during a very long puff, the battery isn’t dead – you’re just exceeding the puff timer.
- The device has a manufacturing fault. If this is the reason why your disposable vape is blinking, you’ll find that the device is dead right out of the package and that you never get even a single puff out of it. This situation is extremely rare. If it happens with a disposable vape purchased from Premium Vape, we’ll replace it under our returns policy.
As we stated above, the most likely scenario by far is that your disposable vape is blinking because the battery is dead. When you reach that point, you’ll probably have been using the device for a day or two and will have reached the normal end of the device’s lifecycle. It’s time to begin using a new device. There are a few high-capacity disposable vapes, however, that have rechargeable batteries. If you have a device with a rechargeable battery, it’ll have a USB port. After charging the disposable vape by connecting it to your computer, you can continue using it until it runs out of e-liquid.
How Can I Make My Disposable Vape Last Longer?
When you shop for disposable vapes, it’s important to remember that the puff counts shown on the packages are only estimates. If a disposable vape delivers anywhere near the advertised puff count before the battery dies, then it’s safe to say that the amount of usage you’re getting is completely normal. If your devices tend to start blinking when they’re still well short of the expected number of puffs, though, you’re probably not vaping in a way that’s conducive to helping the devices last as long as they possibly can.
If you’re not happy with the longevity of your disposable vapes, these are the things that you can do to make them last longer.
- Take slightly shorter puffs when vaping. When manufacturers provide estimated puff counts for their disposable vapes, they’re assuming that you’ll puff for about one second at a time. If your puffs are usually longer than that, you won’t get as many puffs out of your devices as you could.
- After puffing on a disposable vape a few times, put it down for a little while to cool. After several consecutive puffs, the atomizer coil in a disposable vape will start to become very hot. You’ll get bigger vapour clouds as the coil becomes hotter. When a vaping device produces bigger clouds, though, it means that it’s using more e-liquid than usual. That’s going to shorten the device’s life.
- Use the highest available nicotine strength, which is usually 5 percent (approximately 50 mg/ml) with most devices. The higher the nicotine strength is, the less often you’ll need to use the device in order to feel satisfied. One of the biggest reasons why disposable vapes die early is because people use lower nicotine strengths than they should. As a result, they end up puffing on their devices constantly rather than vaping in short sessions. Ideally, you should puff on a disposable vape about as often as you would puff on cigarettes as a smoker.