How to recharge a Puff Bar?
I show you how to recharge a Puff Bar safely. This technique works with most puff bars.
A Puff Bar is a disposable electronic cigarette. And the quality varies between manufacturers. In fact, a discharged battery is the number one reason people throw away their puff bar. However, there is still an average of 25% liquid inside. The absurdity is that the batteries inside the Puff Bars are not disposable batteries.
These are rechargeable batteries with dozens of rechargeable cycles available. These are also lithium-ion batteries and therefore, we end up with thousands of pieces of lithium in nature. The technique that I propose to you allows both to recharge your battery, but also your liquid.
What not to do when recharging your Puff Bar
You have plenty of videos that tell you how to recharge a Puff Bar. They’re going to dismantle the puff, then they’re going to take a phone charger, cut the jack plug. They will thus have two bare wires and they will connect the first to the positive part and the other to the negative part of the battery. Why should you never do this?!
On the one hand, you have direct contact and the battery may explode in your face. And even if everything goes well, it will dramatically reduce your battery life. If you recharge it with my method, you can recharge your puff bar for at least 6 months or 1 year.
The tools needed to recharge your puff bar
- A clamp
- A charger
- 2 bare wires or with crocodile clips
And that’s all. If you are a vaper, then you probably have a battery charger. You don’t need to take a fancy charger like mine. You can take a basic charger, which costs around 5 dollars and that will do the trick. The majority of Puff Bars have the same design. You have a mouthpiece that you suck through and you have a lid on the bottom.
How to recharge your puff bar safely
Take pliers and first turn the lid on the bottom (it can also be a cork). Be firm when turning, but avoid pressing too hard. One turn should be enough and you can gently pry the lid off with the pliers. Very important, when it’s clear, don’t pull out.
Then do the same with the tip. A little twist and a little movement and the tip should come out.
You now have both sides clear. On the front part, use your finger to push the plastic part. And the rest should slide down by itself.
Once cleared, a puff bar looks like this:
You a plastic part that contains soaked cotton and the battery. Note that on the plastic part, you will have another plastic end (a washer). This is what gives the pressure of the vape when you suck on your puff bar. We can’t see it well in the image below, but the battery of this puff bar is an 18350 with a battery life of 1000 mAh at 3.7 v.
Then you need two wires, stripped at each end. You can also use two wires with small crocodile clips like those found for car batteries. But take tiny ones. Because the wires in the puff bar are very thin and a sudden movement can break them. And you will have to solder them afterwards. In the photo below, I used medium pliers.
So the first crocodile clip, I connected it to the negative pole of the battery and the other to the positive pole. I stripped the other two ends of my wires. But if you have clips on each side, it can also work (even if it will pose a small problem when you connect them to the positive pole of the charger).
Then you have the charger. In this type of charger, you have a slot for batteries of different sizes. Metal brackets hold the batteries. So you take the negative pole of the wire and connect it to the negative metal part (the bottom one) and the other to the positive part. The latter is flat, that’s why the clamps won’t hold. Afterwards, you can tweak to hang them.
I simply put tape on each end of the wire to hold them in place. And you can see in the red light on the charger that my puff bar battery is charging. This may take a few hours depending on the battery life of your puff bar. And once it’s reloaded, you put it all back together.
It’s just a matter of putting the plastic part with the liquid-soaked cotton ball and the battery back into the puff bar tube. And replace the end cap and the bottom cover. And it will work for all puff bars. Afterwards, if your puff bar has an airtight frame where you had to cut the tube to remove the battery and the rest, then it will obviously be more difficult. You’ll need to hold the tube up with tape or something.