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Troubleshooting A Vape Pen: Why Is Vape Pen Not Working After Charge?

If you are an experienced vaper, then there has probably been a time when you knew your vape was charged, yet it was not working. This is a problem that can happen sometimes with vapes, and whether you are new to vaping or very experienced, you need to know how to solve it. Luckily, we have provided this helpful and informative guide to explain not only how to fix your vape but also to describe the different types of vapes available, how they work, and the excellent vape products that we offer at BudPop.

What Are Vape Pens?

Vape pens are used to smoke oil or liquid that becomes vaporized. Over the past few years, vape pens have become very popular to smoke different cannabinoids like CBD and delta-8. Vape pens work by using electricity and heat to warm up the oil that becomes vapor, which is then inhaled by the user.

Types of Vape Pens

There are different types of vape pens that each have their own features. Below, we have detailed the three different types of vape pens, which include 510-threaded pens, refillable pens, and disposable vape pens. 

  • 510-Threaded Pens

510-threaded vape pens are considered the standard kind of vape pen. They are very popular and one of the most commonly used types. The 510 thread describes the threading used to screw the vape cartridge onto the vape battery. The vape pen is made of two main parts: the battery and the cartridge. The battery is usually the main body of the pen and is what uses electricity to heat up and vaporize the oil. The cartridge is the piece that contains the liquid that is heated. Typically, the battery is reusable while the cartridge is replaced when it is empty.

  • Refillable Vape Pens

These kinds of vape pens come with a refillable tank. These vapes use what is known as “e-liquid,” which is the liquid or the oil that gets vaped. When your vape is empty, you use e-liquid to refill the tank of the vape. What is great about a refillable vape is that you can basically use any kind of e-liquid you like, and you do not have to worry about buying one specific kind. You can also immediately refill the tank when it is empty.

  • Disposable Vape Pens

Disposable vape pens are not refillable, and once they are used up they can be thrown out. Typically, these do not have a button to activate them. You simply inhale from the mouthpiece, and the pen is activated that way. A disposable vape pen can be a good option when you need a quick fix, but it might not be the best option if you vape frequently. In that case, you may prefer a vape that you can refill or reuse. 

What Are The Basic Parts Of a Vape Pen?

From the outside, a vape pen might seem complex, especially if you are new to vaping. To put it simply, there are four main parts of a vape pen that you should know about in order to understand how it works:

  • Mouthpiece: The mouthpiece of the vape is the part you use to inhale the vapor. It is at the top of the vape pen and has a small opening at the top where the vapor comes out. 
  • Tank: The tank of the vape pen that contains the liquid or oil that gets turned into vapor. Tanks are usually clear so you can see how much liquid is left in the tank, allowing you to know when it needs to be refilled. In a 510-threaded vape pen, the tank is located on the replaceable cartridge, and the tank can also contain some electronic parts that make the vape function.
  • Atomizer: The atomizer is the main part of the vape that uses electricity to produce the heat that turns the oil or e-liquid into vapor. 
  • Battery: The battery powers the vape pen, which turns it on and activates the atomizer. The battery, like all batteries, needs to be charged before the vape pen will turn on. Luckily, most reusable and refillable vapes come with a charging piece to recharge your vape battery. 

Is It Common for a Vape Pen to Stop Working?

Yes, it is not uncommon for a vape pen to stop working, and this may be due to a number of reasons. This does not necessarily mean that the vape is of poor quality, and a slight malfunction does not mean that you should immediately throw the vape pen out. There are various ways that a vape pen can be fixed by troubleshooting the problems that come up.

Causes: Why Did My Vape Pen Suddenly Stop Working?

There are a few issues that can cause a vape pen to temporarily stop working. We have made a list of the most common problems that might come up:

  • Broken Charger

Most vapes have lights on them that can show whether the pen is on or charged. If you plug in your vape and the light does not come on, it might mean your charger is not working properly. While many vape batteries come with a charger, they are not expensive to replace and are often easily available. If you are concerned about buying the right kind of charger, you should see if the brand you bought your vape from also offers a charger. A broken charger is one of the easiest issues to fix because you can affordably replace it without having to buy an entirely new vape.

  • Clogged Cart

Sometimes a vape pen can stop working if it becomes clogged. A clog can happen when the oil or liquid in the vape’s tank gets stuck in the mouthpiece. This causes you not to be able to pull the vapor through. This is a pretty common problem if a vape is used frequently, and it can also happen when the tank is close to being empty. The build-up of the liquid can restrict the airflow through the vape pen, causing it to seem like it is broken.

  • Broken Battery

After consistent use of a vape pen, the battery can become worn down, which can cause it to stop working. Another reason your battery might break is if it is dropped too often. Falls can damage the parts of the vape that are important to its functioning. Lastly, batteries can break if they become wet, especially if they become entirely submerged in water.

  • Bad Coils or Cartridge

Another issue that can damage your vape pen is a coil or cartridge that is bad. The coils of a vape pen are located in the atomizer, and they can burn out or stop working after heavy use. If the coils go out, then the vape pen will not heat up and turn the oil into vapor.

How Do You Fix A Vape That Won’t Smoke?

There are several ways to fix a vape pen that is not working properly. Some fixes are as simple as replacing the part that is not working, like buying a new charger, battery, or cart. However, there are other issues that might come up that can be fixed without replacing any parts of your vape. Below, we have detailed the different ways you can fix common issues with your vape pen:

Unclogging The Vape Pens

Clogs are a common problem when a vape pen is used pretty regularly, and there are two kinds of clogs that can happen — one in the mouthpiece of the vape and one in the chamber. Clogs can be cleared by removing the stuck oil or e-liquid, and they are typically easy to clean in a few simple steps:

  1. Find something like a paperclip or a wire that is straight and thin enough to fit into the mouthpiece of your vape.
  2. Take the thin instrument that you are using, put it into the opening of the mouthpiece, and spin it around to remove the oil that has collected there. Do this until the clog is clear and the wire has moved as much of the oil as possible.
  3. Lastly, you can test the pen to see if it is working; if it is not, then the clog may not be completely clear. If this is the case, then get another clean wire and continue to clear the clog until the vape works again.

Unclogging the Chamber

  1. Find something that you can use to gently heat up the oil, like a hairdryer.
  2. Turn the hairdryer on, and make sure it is on high and on the warm or hot setting.
  3. Make sure your vape is not plugged in and that the cart is separate from the battery. Put the battery aside.
  4. Use the hairdryer to heat up the cartridge evenly, rotating it as you go. This will warm up the oil so it can be redistributed in the cart, fixing the clog.

Cleaning the Connection Plate

Another issue that can occur is connector problems, and sometimes you need to clean the connection plate. There are a few steps to properly cleaning the connection plate.

  1. Disconnect the cartridge from the battery.
  2. Use something soft like a cotton swab or cotton ball and soak it in isopropyl alcohol.
  3. Using isopropyl alcohol can cut through anything that is stuck onto the connection plate that is causing issues with the vape pen. The alcohol can also do away with any germs that may have accumulated after heavy use.
  4. Make sure all of the alcohol has evaporated before you reconnect the cartridge to the battery, then test the vape to see if it works.

What Should I Do if My Vape Pen Is Not Working After Being Charged?

Sometimes you have just charged your vape and you are ready to fire it up, but it does not work. This can be incredibly frustrating, especially if you are trying to relax after a long day. Luckily, there are a few fixes that you can try to get your vape working again. 

  • Charge Level

Make sure your vape is actually fully charged. You should ensure this because the battery may not have been fully attached, meaning it may not have charged. So, make sure the parts are connected correctly, then plug the vape back into the charger. Let it charge fully for a while longer before testing it again.

  • Correctly Plugged In

You should make sure the pieces of your vape are fully connected. If the cartridge is not threaded fully or tightly enough onto the battery, then the power connection cannot work correctly.

  • The Vape Is Off

It might seem like the battery is not working, but your vape pen might just be turned off. Try making sure your device is turned on, and then test it again.

If these troubleshooting options did not work, then there may be a problem with one of the components of your vape. You may need to purchase a new battery, a new charger, or a new cartridge. Just make sure the cart you are using is compatible with the battery you buy. At BudPop, we offer two options of 510-threaded delta-8 vape cartridges and a battery with a charger that can be used with both cart options. 

Can You Prolong Vape Battery Life?

There are definitely ways to prolong the life of a vape battery. If you treat your vape battery with care, then you may help prevent some of the issues that are common with vapes that are used frequently or heavily. There are a few methods that you can try:

  1. Try not to attach the cart and the battery too tightly, as this can cause problems with your battery and eventually cause it to break or become damaged.
  2. Make sure you are keeping your vape in an average temperature that is not too hot or too cold. Exposing your vape to unsuitable temperatures can damage the parts of your vape, causing them to break.
  3. Try to keep your vape out of direct sunlight, as this can cause wear on your battery.
  4. When you first get your vape, use up the charge in the battery initially, then make sure to charge it fully every time.

Why Choose BudPop for Delta-8 Vape Products?

BudPop was founded to revamp the hemp industry. We were unsatisfied with the quality of products that were available and wanted to try our hand at making a positive difference in the market. Our motto is, “Pop plants not pills,” and we are dedicated to providing high-quality, organic hemp products to those who understand the benefits of hemp. 

To be successful in this market, we knew we needed to assess every aspect of the process from growing the hemp itself to processing it into products. We also wanted to keep in mind the important details of product packaging and ensuring customer satisfaction. One of our main goals is to educate people on the benefits of hemp products, and our vape products are no exception. We offer two options of 510-threaded delta-8 vape cartridges and a compatible battery that comes with a charging piece, so you can get everything you need to start vaping from one place: BudPop’s official website. Our vape carts are made with natural terpenes and are completely additive-free. This means we do not add any PG, VG, PEG, or MCT oil to our vape cartridges. 

Premium Delta 8 Vape Pens

Below, we have provided details about our excellent delta-8 vape products, including two cartridge options and our compatible battery:

Grape Runtz Delta-8 THC Vape

We offer a Grape Runtz delta-8 vape cartridge that contains 800mg of delta-8 THC. This indica-dominant hybrid strain is a great option for combining calming effects with a delicious fruity taste. The sour grape flavor comes from plant-derived terpenes. It offers a potent dose with each hit and is great for relaxing after a long day or preparing for a good night’s sleep. The cartridge contains only three basic ingredients, including delta-8 THC, natural terpenes derived from our organically-grown hemp, and natural flavors that make vaping this delta-8 oil delicious and fun.

Strawberry Gelato Delta-8 THC Vape

Our Strawberry Gelato delta-8 vape cart also contains 800mg of delta-8 THC in the form of an indica-dominant hybrid strain. Strawberry Gelato is a great option to add to your nightly routine for relaxation or before you work on a project for boosted creativity. This vape cart combines the sweet strawberry flavor with a smooth smoking experience. Like our Grape Runtz cart, the Strawberry Gelato vape cart contains three ingredients: safely-extracted delta-8 THC, natural plant-derived terpenes, and natural flavoring.

Vape Battery

We also offer a vape battery that is compatible with our 510-threaded vape cartridges. It is a 400 mAh vape battery that has a variable voltage between 3.3V and 4.8V. This battery also comes with a USB charger, which makes charging and reusing your vape simple. This vape battery is compatible with all 510 vape cartridges, and using it is really simple. You just press the vape button five times to turn it on and off and press it twice to begin preheating it. You can twist the bottom to adjust the voltage. 

This vape battery is a great option because it is easily portable, and you can take it with you anywhere. The vape battery also charges quickly and works simply with the press of a button. You can adjust the voltage to get a perfectly customized smoking experience, which is great for newcomers and experienced vapers alike. This vape battery works with almost any vape cart, as long as it is 510-threaded. 

Why Choose BudPop for Delta 8 THC Products?

There are so many reasons why choosing BudPop for delta-8 products is one of the best decisions you could make. Our products are excellent and top-notch, and we are confident in the quality of what we offer. 

Below are a few more reasons why BudPop is awesome:

  • Free and fast shipping across the U.S.
  • 2018 Farm Bill compliant 
  • U.S.-grown, organic hemp
  • No harsh chemicals or fillers
  • 20% discount for first-time customers
  • Return policy
  • Subscriptions available for most products with a 25% discount
  • Third-party lab tested
  • Safely extracted
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

Other Common Vape Issues

There are some other common issues that you may experience, but fortunately many of these problems are easily and quickly solved:

  • Flavor Tastes Off or Burnt

Problem: If you notice your vape having a burning taste when used, then there is likely a problem with the atomizer or the heating element. It is likely burning the wick of the vape rather than the actual vape juice or oil. This can happen in vapes that have multiple heating settings.

Fix: One way to fix this issue is to turn down the heat setting on your vape. Reducing the length and strength of your hits can also help with preventing or stopping a burnt flavor. If these solutions do not work, then the vape cart may need to be replaced. Typically, an empty vape cartridge can have a burnt flavor.

  • Liquid Leaking Into Mouthpiece

Problem: When hitting your vape, the e-liquid or vape juice can leak into the mouthpiece and can sometimes get in your mouth. This can happen if your vape cart is too tight on the battery or if you incorrectly store your vape pen.

Fix: Make sure your vape cartridge is not screwed onto the battery too tightly. It is also important to properly store your vape when not in use. Try to always store your vape upright to avoid the oil leaking into the mouthpiece. Another fix is to use a battery that has a high voltage so the atomizer can properly heat up the vape juice.

  • Over-Tightened Threads

Problem: If your vape pen’s atomizer is not working correctly, the issue may be over-tightened threads, where the connection between the atomizer in the vape cartridge and the battery is disturbed.

Fix: Unscrew the cart from the battery and reconnect it so it is secure but not too tight. This way, the atomizer can work properly and heat up the e-liquid.

Conclusion: How To Fix A Vape Pen Battery?

There are many different reasons that your vape pen may malfunction, but many of these issues can be easily solved by troubleshooting the problem or by replacing the part that is causing the vape to not work. Hopefully, these solutions can help you the next time you are in a jam with a vape pen that was working perfectly and is now being troublesome. If you are looking to start using a delta-8 vape pen, then look no further than our website, where you can find vape carts and a battery. BudPop is a one-stop shop for everything you need to get started. Our products are of excellent quality, tested for safety, and can satisfy all of your needs.

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