What are the main differences between a an auto and a manual battery?

So I was asked, “What is the difference between a manual battery and an automatic battery in terms of an electronic cigarette?”  This was an interesting question because it seems depending on where you look people have misinterpreted what an automatic battery means (example, that it stops charging when it’s full etc.)

A manual battery simply means that the user is going to press a button on the electronic cigarette when they are ready to take a hit and depress button when they are finished.

An automatic battery simply means that the atomizer head is activated when air pressure or noise is detected activating a charge on the atomizer head. (Vibration from air movement usually)  This is designed to mimic more of the analog cigarette feel and usage, it and also is easier to use in terms of activation (example. Trying to find where the activation button is when distracted)

Which is better an automatic battery or manual?

That is a matter of preference, only when someone understands the issues with automatic batteries.  Automatic batteries obviously mean that they can activate at any given time, this can be triggered by a number of events: noise, wind, movement, random etc.  There are many issues where the automatic battery is activated inside a purse or pocket melting or potentially burning the user, the occurrences will also decrease the life of the atomizer and battery itself because of over discharge.

The movement of air over the atomizer helps keep the heads at a proper temperature.  E-cigs are actually tuned to a specific air flow and voltage to ensure the perfect vape, this means that without air flow they are running much hotter than their engineered tolerances shortening the life of the entire unit and causing dry nasty hits.

To circumvent the issues with automatic e-cigs, carrying cases and containers have been designed to deactivate and charge the electronic cigarette.  But as many experienced users stated, when using special devices and buttons to keep the automatic off when not in use, they are simply using a hybrid manual battery.  A good quality automatic battery e cig will activate when a real hit is taken and stop when not.  This is hard to do without driving the cost and size of the unit. Not to mention you lose control of the hit itself.

What kind of battery is the Joyetech eGo-C?

It’s a manual battery; it features a bright white LED button that turns shades of blue as it reaches the end of the batteries charge.  It uses five quick button presses to activate or deactivate the unit protecting from accidental activation.  By pressing the button for an extended period of time the unit will shut off and the user will have to press the button a gain to continue a hit.  This protects against being burning inside of a pocket or purse where the user forgot to toggle off the unit.

Is there any benefit besides safety and longer life on a Manual battery?

As any experienced vaper knows; a manual battery gives you full control of how you vape, for some it’s better to begin suction before pressing the button to prime the atomizer head preventing a dry hit, for others folks they continue to inhale after letting off the atomizer button to cool the atomizer head.  And for others they periodically press the button throughout the hit to change intensity of the hit.  Many manufactures try to paint a manual battery as a bad thing, but it works out perfectly.  I have used both and cannot use automatic battery which is one of the many reasons I enjoy the ego-c.

When comparing automatic batteries to the Joyetech eGo-c think about this!

  • Control of Vape style!
  • Longer battery life!
  • Longer circuitry life!
  • Longer atomizer head life!
  • Lower cost of owner ship!
  • Safety! Safety! Safety!

I hope this helps give some education and some perspective on the differences between the two.

And to my competitors please cease and cease and desist copying my content and product descriptions.


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