When you use a 510-thread battery, you expect the experience to be completely seamless. You use the device until the battery dies, and then you charge the battery and start the process over. As you likely know, the battery should always light up when you connect it to a power source – that’s how you know it’s charging. If that doesn’t happen, there’s a problem – and we’re here to help. Is your 510-thread battery not charging? Follow these steps to fix it.
How to Charge a 510-Thread Battery Properly
The correct way to charge a 510-thread battery is by connecting it to your computer or to a manufacturer-approved USB wall charger using the included charging cable. When you connect the battery to a power source, an indicator on the battery or charger should illuminate to show that the charging process has begun. In most cases, the indicator will be red during the charging process, and it’ll either turn green – or turn off – when the battery is fully charged.
When your battery’s indicator turns off, it’s always a good idea to disconnect it from the charger, which helps to prevent overcharging. For an extra measure of safety, though, all Rokin Vapes vape pens have intelligent charging circuitry that automatically stops the charging process when the battery is full.
How to Fix a 510-Thread Battery That Isn’t Charging
If your vape pen isn’t lighting up when you connect it to a USB port, it’s likely that the battery isn’t charging – and in that case, you’ll need to do a bit of troubleshooting to find out what the problem is. In most cases, a 510-thread battery that isn’t charging is completely fixable. Here’s what you need to do.
Check Your Vape Battery to See if it Works
If your 510-thread battery isn’t charging, you should first try using it. If you puff on your device or push the button – and nothing happens at all – there’s a good chance that the battery is dead. In that case, you’re doing the correct thing by troubleshooting the charging issue. If your device’s battery blinks, on the other hand, you may have another problem that’s not related to charging. Learn more about what to do when your vape pen is blinking.
If your vape pen works when you try to use it, the device may not have a problem and may actually be charged already. That may be the case if your vape pen isn’t charging but has a green light. It may also be the case if it doesn’t light up at all when you connect it to the charger. If the device works correctly – and it isn’t charging – it may simply be fully charged already. In that case, there’s nothing to troubleshoot.
Connect Your Vape Battery to a Different Power Source
If you’re certain that your vape pen isn’t charging, the next thing that you should do is eliminate the power source as a potential cause of the problem. The Rokin Vapes USB wall charger is the only wall adapter approved for use with our devices. Don’t ever attempt to charge a 510-thread vape battery with a wall adapter for a computer, tablet or mobile phone because a “fast charging” adapter may cause a vape pen battery to overheat.
If you don’t have an approved wall charger, you should charge your vape pen by connecting it to your computer. If that doesn’t work, try connecting the battery to a different computer or a different USB port. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, the power source probably isn’t the cause of the problem. Scroll down to continue troubleshooting.
Clean Your Vape Battery’s Threading or Charging Port
If your vape battery still isn’t charging, the next thing you should do is make sure that the charging port is clean. If the charger doesn’t make a solid electrical connection with the battery, the battery won’t charge. Your vape pen may charge through a USB port, or it may charge through the threading at the top of the device. Here’s how to clean both types of vape batteries.
- If your vape battery uses the 510 threading as a charging connection, it’s possible that oil has leaked from a cartridge and is preventing the metal post in the center of the threading from touching the charger. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and blot most of the alcohol out of the swab. Insert the swab into the threading and spin it while pushing down lightly. Do this until a swab comes out clean and repeat the process with a dry swab to remove the excess alcohol. Allow the device to air dry for several minutes before attempting to charge it again.
- If your vape battery has a USB port, you can use a toothpick to remove lint and dust from the port. Simply insert the toothpick into the charging port and scrape the port’s metal teeth gently to remove the contaminants.
Replace Your Vape Charger
If your vaporizer still isn’t charging after you’ve cleaned the threading and tried a different power source, it’s likely that you need a new vape charger. USB cables aren’t particularly durable, and they will start to break down with repeated daily use. If your vape pen uses a standard micro-USB or USB-C port, you can charge it with any USB cable certified for power delivery. If you don’t have a replacement vape charger, though, you can always get one here.
Vape Pen Still Won’t Charge? Get in Touch
If your vape pen still won’t charge after you’ve cleaned the charging port, replaced the charging cable and tried a different power source, it’s possible that the device actually has a problem – and if you purchased it from Rokin Vapes, you’re in luck because we offer a 12-month warranty on our vape batteries. Read our FAQ to learn more about our warranty policy. If a Rokin Vapes vape pen has a defect, we’ll make it right – so get in touch.