Don’t charge your vape with your laptop

It was nice while it lasted: The FDA just killed vaping
Killer of Laptops

I don’t like to talk much about it anymore but I vape. I smoked for 30 years and vaping was the only thing that’s allowed me to stay quit. I haven’t touched an actual cigarette in 7 years. Some of you may think that’s not quitting smoking but that’s not what I’m here to talk about today.

So a few weeks ago, I plug my vape pen, the Stick Prince in case you were wondering, into my laptop through the micro-USB cable. I’ve done this thousands of times before without issue. All of a sudden I get the following error message on Windows 10.

I didn’t think anything of it because I was just charging my vape pen. There’s no data involved so I continued to ignore the warning. Then a few days ago I go to turn my laptop on and it’s dead. No indicator lights or anything and I know the battery was fully charged.

So how do I know it was my vape pen that killed it? Because this is the second laptop I fired this way. A few years ago I bought a brand new laptop and got the same error message when I was charging a different vape mod. I ignored the warning then too and the laptop got fried. It wasn’t until the most recent laptop frying that I finally put two and two together.

So in a nutshell, if you get that error message while charging your vape, immediately stop using your laptop to charge it.

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