We take safety very seriously here at VapOven, so to achieve the best possible results we custom build our own battery packs at our workshop in Yorkshire, UK. We use high quality branded 18650 cells, which are then made into a dedicated and fully enclosed 3S battery pack.
The VapOven battery is charged internally, the same as any other rechargeable consumer electronics device, by plugging the supplied charger directly into the power socket at the back of the oven. Charging your battery usually takes between two and three hours from flat. You can expect 60+ clicks from a full charge, with moderate users recharging their unit once or twice a week on average.
We do not use loose cells in our ready made VapOven units because we don’t think they are safe enough to meet our standards (and nor do Samsung, the leading manufacturer of 18650 cells globally). This means that our ovens are legally considered safe to ship via the international postage system with the battery included, even via air freight. Loose lithium cells are deemed too dangerous for this, due to the risk of fire and explosion in the event of a short circuit or other damage. Your VapOven will arrive fully charged and ready to use out of the box, with no setup required.
You do NOT need to supply your own 18650 cells for use with the VapOven and you do NOT need an external battery charger (e.g. Nitecore)
Warranty and repairs
As a custom-built unit, VapOven batteries are not user replaceable. However they are fully covered by our standard two year warranty. If your battery fails within that time, we will replace it free of charge without any quibbles – we’ll even cover the postage costs.
After your two year warranty expires, we will be offering a battery replacement service for around £35.
Our battery packs are spot welded, bound with kapton tape, and wrapped in heat shrink, before being securely fastened into the VapOven unit enclosure.
You can expect around 80 clicks from a full battery, which means you’ll probably be recharging your unit once or twice a week if you’re a moderate-heavy user. As a result the overall battery lifespan is much greater than with a handheld vape like the Crafty or similar devices, due to the very different charging and discharging cycle. Whereas handheld vapes often need charging once a day or more, the gentler pattern of the VapOven means that the cells in the battery suffer much less wear and tear and will last much longer as a result. We’re confident enough in their longevity that we fully cover our batteries for a minimum two year lifespan as standard. When the time does come to refresh them (as all batteries do degrade eventually) we will be offering a cost-effective replacement service.
Other battery technologies
We do not use ‘pouch-style’ li-po batteries at all, because we do not think that they are safe enough. We do not recommend the use of li-po cells in a high-draw, continuous-use scenario like an induction heater under any circumstances and we do not provide technical support for li-po batteries in our DIY build guides or wiring diagrams. If you are determined to use li-po batteries for some reason, please read up on the minimum safety requirements for using them and be aware of the multiple risks that they present. Here are a few examples of what happens when they go wrong, just to illustrate the point:
Knife stabs smartphone-sized battery
Overcharged LiPo spontaneously explodes