How to Recharge a Disposable Vape

If you have a disposable vape with a USB port, it means that the device is rechargeable. That’s a great thing for you because rechargeable devices are the longest-lasting disposable vapes on the market. Unlike a traditional disposable vape – which you’ll need to discard when the battery dies – a rechargeable disposable vape has a battery that you can top up several times. You can continue using a disposable vape with a rechargeable battery until all of the e-liquid is gone.

Because it’s such a user-friendly device, you already know intuitively how to recharge a disposable vape – you connect the device to your computer’s USB port and wait for the light to change. The fact that you know how to use a rechargeable disposable vape, however, is only the beginning. Are you certain that you’re charging your vape in the safest way? How do you know when it’s time to discard a rechargeable disposable vape? Is it possible to recharge a disposable vape that doesn’t have a USB port?

In this comprehensive guide to recharging disposable vapes, you’re going to learn the answers to those questions and more. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, though, let’s start at the beginning. How do you know if you have a rechargeable disposable vape?

 

How Do You Know if You Have a Rechargeable Disposable Vape?

If a disposable vape has a USB port, it’s rechargeable. A disposable vape without a USB port, on the other hand, is meant to be used only until the battery dies.

Disposable Vape

Disposable Vape

 

Which Innokin Disposable Vape Is Rechargeable?

We manufacture a wide range of disposable vapes at Innokin to suit various needs. Our selection includes the rechargeable Innokin INNOBAR S3, which has a USB-C port for charging and lasts up to 5,000 puffs before running out of e-liquid. Like Innokin’s other disposable vapes, the INNOBAR S3 uses the revolutionary Aquios water-based e-liquid, which consists of 30 percent water. The INNOBAR S3 is also uniquely satisfying, as it has a mesh coil for maximum vapor production.

Innobar S3-2

Innobar S3-2

 

How to Recharge a Disposable Vape Safely

With that basic information out of the way, it’s time to learn the correct way to recharge a disposable vape. Although you can top up the battery whenever you like, you’ll have no choice but to charge the battery when the device’s light starts blinking because a blinking light means that the battery is dead.

When it’s time to recharge a disposable vape, simply connect the device to your computer. When you do this, the device’s light will turn on. Depending on the vape’s design, the light will either glow a solid color – usually red – or it’ll pulse on and off. At this point, you only need to wait. When the disposable vape is fully charged, the light will do one of three things depending on the device’s design:

Recharging a disposable vape usually takes about an hour.

The most important thing to know about recharging a disposable vape is that you should you should never use anything other than a computer’s USB port as the power source for recharging your device unless you have a wall adapter that you’re certain is approved by the device’s manufacturer. It’s particularly important not to use a wall charger for a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone. Mobile devices often include high amperage “quick chargers.” These types of chargers aren’t compatible with vaping devices and could cause a rechargeable disposable vape to overheat.

 

What to Do if Your Disposable Vape Isn’t Charging

As we described in the previous section of this article, a disposable vape’s light should turn on when you connect the device to a power source. If the light remains dark, the device isn’t charging. Thankfully, this is usually an easy issue to resolve because it generally stems from a problem with the charging equipment being used. Here’s how to fix a disposable vape that isn’t charging.

 

INNOBAR 7000

INNOBAR 7000

 

When Is It Time to Discard a Rechargeable Disposable Vape?

When you switch from traditional single-use disposable vapes to rechargeable disposable vapes, one of the biggest challenges is understanding when it’s time to dispose of your device. With a non-rechargeable disposable vape, you only have to wait for the light to start blinking because that’s when you know the battery is dead. With a rechargeable disposable vape, however, a blinking light doesn’t mean that the device is finished – it just means that you need to charge the battery.

Since you can’t rely on the battery indicator to know when it’s time to discard a rechargeable disposable vape, you’ll need to monitor the device’s supply of vape juice. When the device has no e-liquid remaining, it’s time to discard it. At that point, you’ll notice one of three things:

If you notice any of those things when using a disposable vape and have already recharged the battery a few times, your device is almost certainly out of vape juice; it’s time to replace it.

INNOBAR V7000

INNOBAR V7000

 

What Are the Benefits of Rechargeable Disposable Vapes?

The main reason why rechargeable disposable vapes are so popular is because they’re the longest-lasting disposable vapes on the market – and everyone would like their disposable vapes to last longer because that helps to eliminate battery anxiety.

Rechargeable disposable vapes are also some of the cheapest vaping devices on the market because they last significantly longer than vapes with single-use batteries but don’t cost significantly more. To determine how much you spend per day on vaping, you can divide the cost of your usual disposable vape by the number of days the device lasts before you need to replace it. If you do that, you’ll find that rechargeable disposable vapes allow you to enjoy the lowest daily cost of all the different types of vapes.

There’s no question that people want to use long-lasting disposable vapes – but why is it necessary for a high-capacity disposable vape to have a rechargeable battery? The answer to that question is actually quite simple: It allows the device to deliver a huge number of puffs while remaining small, light and pocketable. No one would want a 5,000-puff disposable vape with a single-use battery because the battery would be enormous. Only with a rechargeable battery is it possible to create long-lasting disposable vapes that people actually want to use.

Innobar S3

Innobar S3

 

Can You Recharge a Disposable Vape Without a USB Port?

You should never try to recharge a disposable vape unless it has a USB port. If you’ve ever looked online for advice about how to recharge a single-use disposable vape, you may have seen some tutorials that involve disassembling the device and touching the battery terminals with bare wires. Attempting to follow one of these tutorials is a very bad idea for three reasons.

If you want to recharge a disposable vape, you should buy a device like the Innokin INNOBAR S3 that’s designed for the task. Don’t ever attempt to recharge a disposable vape that doesn’t have a USB port.

Innobar S3

Innobar S3

 

Back to blog