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Can You Recharge A Disposable Vape Pen?

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Wouldn’t life just be great if you could recharge a disposable vape pen? A device that doesn’t even reach upwards of twenty dollars. Purchasing an incredibly affordable product for less than a quarter of what normal vape pens would cost would be ideal. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world and there is always some type of catch as to why a product is much cheaper than others.

How Do Disposable Vape Pens Work?

Disposable vape pens were designed to be just that, disposable. The definition of disposable means it is “intended to be used once, or until no longer useful, and then thrown away. They are created to allow temporary use.” To give an example, diapers are disposable, some lighters are disposable, and both should be thrown away after you use them. Knowing this, you tell us, do you think you can recharge a disposable vape pen?

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A disposable vape pen will allow temporary use. Once you’ve used the device, consuming all of the material in it, whether that is nicotine e-liquid, CBD vape juice, or vaping THC and THC oil, it is finished and should be thrown away. With disposable devices, it is a matter of what will finish first, the material in the device or the battery that allows you to vaporize the material.

The Catch To Disposable Vape Pens

As we shared, there is always a catch as to why a disposable device is far cheaper than others. The catch is the design; their one-time-use functionality. These devices are far cheaper because once you are finished with either the material/product inside of it or the battery dies, you will have to toss it in the trash and buy another to continue use.

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It is an even trade if you think about it. You get what you want, even if you can’t recharge a disposable vape pen. You’re getting convenience, performance, portability, and to enjoy the product (for a limited time). You get all of that and a disposable vape at an affordable price. The manufacturer of the product isn’t reliable for the product for an extended period, since it is disposable and will be thrown away, and in the end, you will come back to buy another to continue using the product. Even trade? Some agree with some disagree.

Why Were These Disposable Devices Created?

Disposable devices were created to provide the user with an affordable vaping product that also delivers convenience, portability, discreetness, and performance. You get a similar experience from a regular vape pen, except you’ll have more convenience since the device is one single unit and does not have to be refilled or recharged. The Flum Float Disposable Vape by Flum Vapor is a great example to use. It provides the performance of a normal vaping device, except that it is also built around convenience, as it comes pre-filled and pre-charged.

Can You Recharge A Disposable Vape Pen?

After all this information, we’re sure you know by now that you cannot recharge a disposable vape pen because they weren’t designed to be recharged. But you still want to know if you can hack it or if it’s possible? Sure, by taking apart the product, we’re sure you’ll find a rechargeable Lithium-Ion/Polymer battery inside. However, a disposable vape pen is not safely chargeable. Manufacturers of these products know this, so once you use the device once, you have to toss it in the trash.

That isn’t to say that people aren’t doing it. After viewing the provided video, you’ll quickly see there is just too much to try to recharge these small, cheap devices. One of the biggest selling points of using a disposable vape pen is the convenience it offers. About time you break it apart and have to follow step-by-step tutorials just to recharge it (you’ll still need to refill it too), you’ve lost all of the convenience of using the device. And, there is still the whole safety part to take into account.

Buying disposable vapes online is the best route to take. Not only are they cheaper and more convenient, but the tastes are amazing. There are many disposables to consider as well, like Hyde Bars, Esco Bars Vape, and more. The Hyde Disposable is definitely one of the most popular brands on the market and will deliver some of the most stunning tastes you’ve encountered yet. However, there are many great brands just like them. For example, the Funky Republic Vape is an incredible option, and you’ll enjoy all of the Funky Republic Vape Flavors that are available too. What you’ll need to do is look around and find the brand and flavor that interests you most.

When it comes to alternative vapes, they work the same way. Most of the devices come pre-charged and they have a rechargeable feature that makes the whole experience easier and without the worry of having to tear the device down to charge it. For example, our friends at Alt Extracts recently published the Delta 6a10a review, which shares how the device is rechargeable and makes for a convenient vaping experience. It’s devices like this that are changing the way we vape each day.

Blake Brown
Blake Brown

Blake is the owner and creator of the Guide To Vaping blog. He has expressed his passion for the vaping industry through his deeply rooted and highly informative content. Being a writer and content provider for the vaping industry for year's, Blake has also gained experience from working with multiple blogs and well respected companies.

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  1. Wow dude you did an amazing job with this article. Thanks for the information!!

  2. Well this is a drag for sure. I have two pens, both more than half full. Sad Sad state of affairs

    • Maybe you shouldn’t recharge a disposable vape, but for you to say that it can’t be done, or that it isn’t possible because of the battery is a lie. Of course it can be done and it is by no means very difficult at all. You can charge it back to either half or full capacity within and hour. All it takes it a micro USB with the USB part cut off, the red and black wires stripped and connected to some alligator clips and then connected to the red and black wires of the battery. Let it charge and you have yourself a recharged disposable vape that you can finish vaping until the juice runs out. Very easy to do

      • Hi Wayne, I appreciate your feedback, however, you may want to re-read the article. I never said that charging a disposable wasn’t possible. In fact, I said that people are recharging them and the viewer could hack it up themselves. However, I will not recommend my viewers to hack away at their disposable vaping device and cut up wires because if you do not know what you are doing (no matter if it’s an easy task for you or not), it is dangerous. Additionally, it was not intended to be recharged. This article is a little older and now rechargeable disposable vapes are available left and right. If you want to recharge your disposable vape to get every last drop that you can, simply buy a disposable that is intended to be recharged, where you can easily plug in a micro-USB cable.

  3. There are some that can be recharged, but they’re not always easy to find. I’m not looking to refill it, just want to finish the juice that’s still in it when the battery died.

  4. this is to all those that choose to recharge using a USB cable. you should NOT just plug it into a phone charging block for this. phone charging blocks have an output of around 5 volts and 1 or 2 or more amps. vape batteries are 1500 milliamp 3.7v batteries. 5 volts at 2 amps within an hour will easily explode and it ignite a vape battery. I’ve had it happen. I was charging one like this and fell asleep. I woke up to a smoke filled room and the underneath if my couch on fire. the smell was unexplicably nauseating. the battery had exploded and shot under the couch igniting the carpet. it burned 3 holes in my linoleum floor and had I not woke up could’ve killed my entire family. buy a charger from eBay that detects the voltage and charging needs of the battery. then it works great. my stupidity nearly cost everyone.

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