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Calgary man suffers 3rd degree burns after e-cigarette battery explodes in pocket

Mike Smider 18650 26650 battery safety

**** WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES **** The only reason I'm sharing the actual media link, is because this particular instance was reported properly. THIS IS THE REASON YOU DO NOT CARRY BARE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES IN YOUR POCKET. This is a case of user error, as are all instances of "e-cigarette explosions". PLEASE take care when transporting your batteries. EVERY SINGLE vape shop will (or at least SHOULD) carry battery cases for sale. Avoid situations like this, and exercise proper battery safety. http://globalnews.ca/news/3274474/calgary-man-suffers-3rd-degree-burns-after-e-cigarette-battery-explodes-in-pocket/

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More on battery safety

Mike Smider 18650 26650 battery safety LG Samsung

More on battery safety

Although this article isn't 100% correct as to why cells can explode (more often due to user error), the important thing to take away from this article is: know your batteries. Stick with Samsung, LG, or [REDACTED]. http://mic.com/articles/135180/why-reason-vapes-hoverboards-and-drones-all-keep-exploding#.0lLkO4mib

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Battery Safety

Mike Smider 18650 26650 battery safety LG Samsung

Battery Safety

There are a lot of consumers out there that are purchasing rewrapped batteries, such as Vamped, Imren, AWT, Efest, and the like...many of which have grossly inflated ratings on the battery wrap. There is an excellent article written by "Mooch", one of the vaping industry's most important people when it comes to battery safety. The article can be found at the link below. http://vaping360.com/there-are-no-18650-batteries-rated-over-30a-yet/ Vaping 360 is chock full of excellent articles like the one above. Below is a link to an image showing the true ratings based on testing from Mr. Mooch himself. Keep this link as a reference...

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