V3i Batteries Help Guide
Our V3i Batteries come in three different sizes, all of which fit the blank and prefilled cartomisers and our V3i Mini Tanks.
These batteries can all be charged in our Portable Charging Case (PCC). The 55mm batteries and 65mm batteries can fit into the PCC with a cartomizer attached, however, the 78mm batteries are unable to do so due to their length.
ARE V3I BATTERIES SUITABLE FOR USE WITH THE CONTENTS OF THE V1P STARTER KITS?
V3i batteries are suitable for use with the V1P starter kits as they fit all of the carts, the PCC and the chargers provided within the kits.
HOW LONG ARE THE BATTERIES EXPECTED TO LAST?
We expect our V3i batteries to last for around 2-3 months each.
HOW CAN YOU SWAP THE LED TIPS ON THE BATTERIES?
The tips of the V3i batteries have two slots on either side. To remove the tip, place a knife in the slots and prise up gently. Make sure to lever up each of the slots equally to avoid damaging the LED tip. Once you have removed this, you are free to re-fit any colour of LED tip you choose. To help you out, feel free to watch our YouTube video showing how this is done.
WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THE TIP OF THE BATTERY FLASHING?
This battery tip will flash due to the battery needing to be charged, or it can be down to taking too long a draw. In all of our auto batteries, there is a six second safety cut-off. This is a safety feature implemented to prevent the batter from overheating. Due to this, if you inhale on the battery for too long, it will begin to flash and then turn off as a safety precaution.
WHAT IS THE LIFE SPAN OF A V3I BATTERY?
The V3i batteries should last for roughly 2-3 months before they will need to be replaced. Compared to the price of tobacco cigarettes, this is still a very big saving. As for our larger Vgo2 and JAC 510 batteries, the can should last for between 4-6 months.
For all batteries, cleaning the connections regularly and generally looking after them is highly recommend to ensure you get the best from you battery. The benefit of looking after your batteries, is that they can last far beyond the expected 4-6 months and some customer can still be using their batteries almost a year after purchase. On our YouTube Channel, we have all the relevant videos showing how to clean V3i batteries and how to clean the Vgo2 and JAC 510 batteries.
DO THE LARGER 78MM BATTERIES HOLD MORE CHARGE?
Battery size is based on milliamp hours (mAh). When the mAh is increased, this means that the battery will last for a longer period of time before needing to be recharged. As the mAh is increased, however, charging time also increases:
- 55mm 150mAh batteries will take roughly 1hr 30 minutes to charge and will provide 1hr 30 minutes of heavy use.
- 65mm 180mAh batteries should take around 2 hours to charge and will provide the equivalent time for use.
- 78mm 280mAh batteries are expected to be fully charged within 3 hours, and these will also allow 3 hours of usage.
To sum things up, the smaller the battery, the less charging time and usage time. For those who would prefer to have something more discrete, and more like the traditional cigarette, this would mean sacrificing battery life.
DO THE 78MM BATTERIES WORK IN THE PCC?
The 78mm batteries will work perfectly in the PCC, however, one thing to note is that they do not fit into the PCC case with a cart attached, whereas both of the 55mm and 65mm batteries are able to do this.
HOW LONG ARE THE BATTERIES EXPECTED TO LAST FOR?
The expected battery life of our V3i batteries is between 2-3 months. The batteries, however, can exceed this if they are cared for. A few things which can help the battery last longer:
- Ensure not to fill a cart while attached to the battery. If the cartomizers is accidentally over filled, this can damage the switch in the battery.
- Store in an environment where the battery will not be affected by dust or moisture.
- Clean the battery regularly to keep things working at full performance. Eliquid can get into the battery connection and leave black marks which end up causing connection issues. The best way to clean the V3i batteries can be seen in our YouTube video. The method of cleaning in the video applies to all batteries and we recommend to do this roughly every couple of weeks.
CAN YOU LEAVE THE CARTOMIZER ATTACHED TO THE BATTERY WHEN NOT IN USE?
Yes, you can leave the cart and battery connected so that they are always ready to use.
CAN THE BATTERY BE LEFT SCREWED INTO THE V1P CASE EVEN AFTER IT’S CHARGED?
Yes. All of our batteries have a cut off feature built into them which prevents the battery from continuously charging.
WHICH CHARGER WORKS WITH MY BATTERY?
Charging your batteries with wrong charger will both harm your battery and reduce how long it lasts you. Due to this, it is important to have the right one.
- V3i manual and automatic batteries both use the V3i 5v output charger
- Vgo2 manual batteries are only compatible with the Vgo2 4.2v output charger
- Vgo2 auto batteries require the Vgo2 5v output charger
- JAC 510 manual batteries use only the JAC 510 4.2v output charger
SHOULD I STOCKPILE BATTERIES?
As a general rule, no. Batteries left unused for extended periods will deplete over time. If the battery depletes entirely, it will no longer function. As warranty period applied to all batteries takes effect from when you receive your order, we will not be able to cover batteries outside of this period – even if they have been left unused.
Best practice here is to ensure you have enough batteries to keep you going at any one time. Particularly light vapers may get by with a single battery, though heavier users may need two or more in rotation to ensure that they aren’t left without.
It’s a good idea to have a back-up, just in case, though large numbers of back-ups are not advisable for the reasons laid above.
If you only use one battery, it’s sensible to have a second on hand. If this battery is to be left unused, however, we recommend making sure it is at least charged periodically. This will help to ensure that it still performs correctly when you do need to use it.
HOW SHOULD I STORE MY BATTERIES?
If you aren’t going to be using your battery for a few days, it should be stored somewhere cool, and away from direct sunlight. Avoid storing multiple loose batteries together, and you should also ensure that they are kept away from any other metal objects.
Batteries will retain their charge for a considerable period of time, though they will naturally deplete. If you are going to leave a battery unused for longer periods, it’s advisable to leave it fully charged, as well as topping off the charge occasionally.
Avoid storing batteries with a cart or tank still attached if you know the battery won’t be used for some time. This will remove the risk of the tank leaking onto the battery.
DIAGNOSING BATTERY FAULTS
Below is our checklist to help identify any faults that your battery may have.
Does your battery not turn on / charge? The first thing to check, is if any other batteries you have are charging.
If other batteries are charging fine:
- Place a pin between the thread and the centre post of the battery and lever the centre post higher.
- Go through the steps below, which detail how to clean your V3i Batteries:
- Underneath the battery threading, there are two small air holes which will need to be cleaned. To clean, simply poke a pin through each hole.
- Run the pin around the inside of the battery connection making sure to clear away any dirt and debris.
- Use a dry paper towel to clear any black marks that may be on the battery threading.
- Make sure to clean the battery connection with a paper towel as well, to ensure all dirt and black marks are removed.
The battery should now be clean and ready to charge.
If your battery still doesn't work:
- Find out how old your batteries are, and if they are within warranty. The warranty on V3i batteries is 42 days, with an expected life span of 2-3 months.
- If you battery is out with the warranty period, you will need to purchase a new battery.
- If your battery is still in its warranty, please contact customer service.
- If any other batteries you have are also not charging, the issue most likely lies with the charger. Ensure the charger is then getting power and that all connections are clean.
- If you’re getting power and the charging connections are cleaned out: Find out how old the charger is and if still within warranty.
All chargers have a warranty period of 4 months.
- If your charger is no longer within its warranty / lifespan, you will need to purchase a new charger.
- If your charger still in the 4 month warranty period, please contact customer service.
- If you are getting power, however, your charger has some dirt or debris in the connection, we recommend to clean this out.
BATTERY FIRING ON ITS OWN
This happens due to the battery switch not properly working. When the battery starts to fire on its own, that means that the switch is stuck in the on position. General use/wear and tear can be the cause of this happening unless this occurs during the warranty period. There is no way to fix a broken switch in the batteries and if you are still within the 42 day warranty, get in touch with our customer service team. When this issue happens, we recommend to stop using the battery and dispose of once you have disconnect from any carts and allowed to discharge.
V3i batteries have a 42 day warranty period, and an expected life span of 2-3 months depending on how they are used.
It is uncommon for our chargers to produce a fault, however, on the occasion when they do, there is no way to fix these. If you are within the 4 month warranty period, before getting in touch with our customer service team, ensure to clean out the connection in the charger as any dirt or debris with prevent the charging process. If you are out with the 4 months, still try cleaning out the charger, however, if this doesn’t work, you will need to purchase a new one.