Vape pen blinking 3 times problem? Is your vape pen suddenly blinking and you have no idea why? While a blinking pen can be annoying, it does not always indicate a serious problem or malfunction of the device.
Depending on your device’s type of display, blinking lights may be used to indicate a single condition or a number of different conditions. The most common reasons that vape pen blinking are described below, along with tips for resolving them.
Continue reading to learn some of the most common reasons why vape pens blink and how to stop this light from flashing.
Reason #1: A Loose Battery
Sometimes, the battery connection in your vape isn’t sufficient. This is often caused by a loose battery. If the battery is not screwed in properly, it won’t be able to fully charge and the indicator light will continue to blink.
To fix this issue, unscrew the battery and re-screw it back in to make sure everything is firmly connected. While you are fiddling with the battery, it doesn’t hurt to take a clean cotton swab and wipe off the connection points, just in case there is a buildup of grime or e juice. Clean your tank as well, just to ensure that there is no lint hiding out that can interfere with the device’s function.
Reason #2: A Stuck Activation Button
One of the most common reasons for a blinking display light is luckily also one of the easiest to resolve. It is possible that the activation button (the button you press to activate the device) is simply stuck in a slightly pushed-in position.
Many device lights will blink when you have held the button down for too long, and you may have experienced this situation yourself. However, sometimes it is dirt, rather than the user, that is responsible for the button being pushed in for too long. Simply take a wipe cloth or cotton swab and clean out the area around the button. If the light turns off, then you have resolved the issue!
Reason #3: Wrong Components
Another possible cause of a blinking display light could be that you have incompatible components paired up in your device. For example, many devices will alert you if you have installed a replacement coil with a too-low resistance level.
If this is the issue, you have a decision to make: either you switch out the mismatched part for one that is compatible, or you upgrade your device to fit the part you want to use. In the case of a low-resistance coil, one option to is utilize a sub-ohm device instead of a standard mod.
Reason #4: Activation of Safety Features
Finally, most devices are equipped with certain safety features that will lead to a blinking display light. If this is the case, don’t ignore it – safety features are there for a reason. Use your manual’s troubleshooting guide to pinpoint the specific issue, and then take it from there.
If the battery charge, a poor connection, mismatched components, safety feature activation, or a stuck activation button is not the issue, then you will need to dig a bit deeper. You should never ignore a blinking indicator light, because it could be the sign of a serious issue.
If you notice that your mod’s blinking, stop vaping immediately and begin checking for the reason. Read the manual for your device and you should find a checklist of things to look for that are specific to your model. To help you with this, we’ve identified some of the most common mods vapers use and reasons why they blink.
Vape Pen Blinking Frequently Asked questions
When you meet any situation above, usually we suggest you to read the product manual at first. Also in this article we list 7 questions you are most likely to ask when your vape pen is blinking, with detailed answers.
Why is my vape pen blinking 3 times and go out?
>> Not detecting the pod
>> Vaping over 8 seconds at one time, the vape pen will automatically shut off.
Why is my vape pen blinking RED 5 times and go out?
>> The coil is short-circuited.
>> The resistance value of the coil is too small.
Why is my vape pen blinking RED?
>> When you are vaping, it indicates a low battery power. (below 30%)
>> When you are charging, it indicates under charging.
When you pressing power button 3 times continuously, the indicator light blinking red it indicates that the vape pen switches to low mode power output.
Why is my vape pen blinking BLUE?
>> When you are vaping, it indicates a medium battery power. (at least 30%)
>> When you pressing power button 3 times continuously, the indicator light blinking blue, it indicates that the vape pen switches to medium mode power output.
Why is my vape pen blinking GREEN?
>> When you are vaping, it indicates a full or near full battery power. (at least 70%)
>> When you are charging, it indicates charge completed.
>> When you pressing power button 3 times continuously, the indicator light blinking green it indicates that the vape pen switches to high mode power output.
Why my vape pen won’t hit?
If you find your vape pen won’t hit, the reasons and suggestions are as follows:
>> Low battery, charge your vape pen.
>> Out of e-juice, refill your e-juice
>> Clean the bottom of your pod, make sure it’s free of e-juice
>> Remember to press the power button (if your vape pen has) when you are vaping
>> Loose battery, if your vape pen battery is not built-in, unscrew the battery and re-screw it back in.
What to do when my vape pen won’t charge?
>> Clean the base of the device with an alcohol swab to remove gunk.
>> Try another functional USB charger.
>> Replace the vape pen itself.