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18650 Battery Wrap -Comparison, Disposal, and Customization
A 18650 battery wrap refers to the sheath that covers it. Sometimes it can crack or peel off making it unsafe to use. The original battery wrap also contains product information such as voltage, how to dispose of, and the manufacturer's information. Furthermore, it contains some information on how to handle the battery, the dangers, and it's content.
Battery insulator rings also prevent falling. So it can extend the lifespan of your battery. It is installed mainly on the terminals especially the positive side. Besides, you need to change the insulator ring if it has a tear. But this means that you will replace also the wrap.
To avoid disappointments always make sure that the insulator ring is meant for the 18650 battery. Also, make sure to buy from a trusted dealer so that you can get a quality product. Qualities for a good battery insulator.
- Wear resistance
- Oil resistance
- Good gap material
- Aging resistance
- Good insulation
- Good gap material
- Easy to install
Using batteries with damaged insulators or wrappers is dangerous. Also, it is recommended to make sure that the battery is safe before charging. Another notable difference between these two pats is where they are installed. The insulator is mainly installed on the edges while the wrapper is installed on the round surface. These two components form an important part of the battery when it comes to safety
How do you deal with scratched 18650 battery wrap?
It is important to respect lithium technology and be knowledgeable about how to deal with a scratched wrap. This will give you peace of mind. Do not use cells until they are safe. Scratched cells can cause short and go in thermal runaway. Older batteries wrap get brittle hence it is good to look for options to deal with the wrap. In addition to that, you can examine the mod and practices to get the cause.
Re-wrapping a cell is ideal and simple. Battery wraps are affordable and can be bought from amazon, e-bay, vape shops that sell 18650 batteries. There are also youtube tutorials available on re-wrapping cells. You will need battery wraps, hairdryers, and scissors for trimming if needed. Here is a simple procedure.
?Cut the wrap using scissors, use a ruler to measure required measurements, and be cautious not to damage the wrap.
?Remove old wrap, cut down the negative terminal to avoid short.
?Rewrap and align slowly, apply heat using hair dryer from top to bottom then rotate the cell, do it for few seconds to avoid melting the wrap.
Besides wraps, tapes can work for a while till you get wraps. It will be fine if the tape fits in the mod. Tight mod and batteries will require thinner tape to be helpful. Cello tapes are thin and do not change the battery's DIA. Devices vary, some have tight battery tolerance hence the electrical tape will not fit. The cells should away from each other to avoid close contact since they are loaded in a sled. You can use the lubricant on the charger's slide and be extra careful while removing and inserting cells. Most importantly, make sure to re-wrap when wraps come. The tape can be tone easily than wraps even though they are thick.
Can you custom a 18650 battery wrap for your battery
Experienced masters of customization also known as vapers take wrap styles very seriously. Some have even found a way to customize batteries using custom graphics. This makes e-cigarette cell wraps. Re-wrapping batteries began by repairing old wraps that have scratch and holes. Today, you will find many creative and appealing cell wraps on social media including Facebook, Instagram as well as e-cigarette forums. Most common customized wraps are made for 18650 batteries.
There are several types of custom wraps that you can do. The simplest way is through wrapping batteries using plain shrink tubing. However, it will limit you to a single color. Moreover, if you want something fancy that has an image or design, use a transparent and clear shrink tubing above a graphic. You will require materials such as shrink tubing, design or image, picture editing software like GIMP or Photoshop, paper, printer, hairdryer, scissors, and batteries.
Custom Wrapping Procedure
Find Template or Image
Firstly, scan images online of the design you want to put on your battery. Get the right size and shape of the image which will fit the battery. Find templates online that you can use to get correct dimensions for the battery. Then, crop to resize the fitting image.
Print the image using printer paper to get the best quality. Cut out the image and trim the ages.
Prepare Your Battery
To remove the old wrap, make a small cut beneath the battery, and be careful not to damage the cell.
Cut shrink tubing to correct dimensions that will fit the battery. Place the image in tubing and slide battery inside. The image should be straight and perfectly arranged to your preference.
Shrink the tubing using a hairdryer or heat gun, heat evenly by turning the battery.