So I got myself the Itaste VTR (link is to the PBusardo review on youtube) about a week into my vaping journey and it brought with it yet another set of issues. Batteries. Chargers. Testing. Can I get away with cheap Batteries? A Cheap charger? Oh no! Never! Cheap batteries are dangerous and a false economy. Get decent named makes, and a decent charger. A cheap multimeter for testing your freshly charged batteries straight off the charger is a good investment too. Charge using a decent quality charger – a search on UK vapers forum will bring up good information on what you should be getting and a recent VTTV episode discusses the issues. Get the right batteries for your mod. As a rule VV/VW mods have the protection built in, and so take ‘unprotected’ batteries as using protected batteries in them can have unwanted effects. Check which sort you should be buying, and buy from a trusted source. They should also be able to suggest a charger to you as well.
Make sure that any device you buy that you put rechargeable batteries into has venting holes where the battery goes. This allows any venting gas to escape if a battery ever goes faulty and stops things from exploding. Never carry batteries loose in a pocket or handbag as they can short and discharge. Never leave charging batteries or devices unattended. If a battery starts to make a noise or overheat get it somewhere safe, like outside or dumped in a sink or at a pinch dropped in your pint. A fireproof charging bag is a good idea too, and not just for your PVs/eciggies. Mobile phone and camera batteries are just as likely to cause issues. It is a rare that a battery will cause you problems, so don’t get paranoid about it. Just get good quality stuff and be aware that it can be an issue, and you should be fine.