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cold weather battery/device safety feedback please
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cold weather battery/device safety feedback please
Hi All,

We live in WI where as you all know the weather can get unbelievably cold, wind chills like minus 50 degrees. I'm kinda looking for someone to settle an argument. 

I think it's unsafe to use one's vape device outside in that kind of weather. I think it's unsafe to leave a vape device in the car for example where it gets super cold and then come back and fire it up. All I can visualize is the dang thing exploding and bye bye hubby. It can't possibly be safe to go from *that* cold to instant super high heat is my take. 

Hubby does not agree.

I just want him to be safe so your comments are greatly appreciated. If it's ok to do this then I am wrong and that's fine. But if I'm right ... I gotta find a way to convince him to be more safe.

Thanks!
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11-02-2019 10:33 PM
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RE: cold weather battery/device safety feedback please
Lithium batteries don't like severe cold but they will just respond by wimping out.

I did some capacity and current delivery tests a few years ago in a freezer (-25C/-13F or thereabouts). It almost never gets colder than that here even in the mountains. At that point the capacity of the cells dropped like a stone and the ability to output current did the same.

It is a good idea to keep devices inside your clothing and it is rather important to use a non-metallic drip tip. Unless you like frostbitten lips.

When taking a very cold device into a warm place be aware of condensation which will do the electronics no favours at all. Take out the batteries and let it warm up and dry out. Though when it is that cold, the air tends to have basically zero humidity even indoors so this may not be a problem.

Basically it is safe, but likely to be extremely unsatisfying as a vape. Some of our Canadian members have more experience than I do in extremely cold conditions and may be able to add more.

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12-02-2019 10:56 AM
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RE: cold weather battery/device safety feedback please
Not Canadian but as a new englander i have some experience . Li-on cell are sluggish in the cold , but rebound fairly well . Avoid ceramic drip tips aswell , they don't pull skin away but do cause horible chapping if cold .

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12-02-2019 02:50 PM
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Wow .. I'm certainly amazed. I had visions of exploding devices going from that cold to super duper hot in like a millisecond. It's nice to know that isn't going to happen, you guys made me feel a WHOLE LOT better!
12-02-2019 04:56 PM
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If that was true, you would know about it. The media would be all to happy to report multiple incidents of vapes exploding in the cold.
12-02-2019 05:09 PM
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(12-02-2019 05:09 PM)TinWhisker Wrote:  If that was true, you would know about it. The media would be all to happy to report multiple incidents of vapes exploding in the cold.

Ya know, I never thought of that but you're right.
12-02-2019 05:52 PM
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Problem is if you use a tank and go in and out of the cold. First batteries are sluggish. Second, juice thickens, Third when you go back inside it floods. Fourth if use mechs with a magnet switch they have been known to crack.

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https://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtr...aping.html

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