You probably know the main downside of electronic cigarettes is that you have to constantly charge their batteries so they don’t die on you at the worst possible time. The Portable Charging Case, or PCC, is a practical accessory that charges your e-cigarette batteries on the go.
When your at home, at work, or even in your car, charging batteries is not a problem as long as you have a power source around. But what do you do the rest of the time? Luckily, e-cigarette manufacturers have come up with an efficient solution that allows vapers to charge their batteries anywhere, anytime. It’s called a portable charging case and it’s one of the most useful accessories money can buy.
PCCs come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all have the same main purpose – to charge electronic cigarette batteries. Al you have to do is drop a depleted lithium-ion battery in the designated slot, close the lid of the case and wait patiently until it charges. It usually takes around two hours for a completely empty battery to be fully charged, but since you’ll be busy handling your business, you’ll find time goes by very fast. Of course, in order for a portable charging case to fulfill its purpose, it must also be charged, every once in a while. Depending on the model, PCCs can charge a battery between 3-6 times before they have to be recharged themselves. Most PCCs feature small LED displays that let the user know how much power there is left in the charging case and the status of the battery inside.
More advanced portable charging cases, like the one sold by Blu Cigs, also have a social feature. A small sensor detects when another Blu PPC is present in a 50 meter radius and cause the device to start vibrating and emitting light, letting the user know there is a fellow e-cig fan nearby. The concept is meant to be an ice-breaker between electronic cigarette users.
Unfortunately, portable charging cases are rarely included in basic e-cigarette starter kits, regardless of the brand. They are considered a high-end accessory and therefore have to be bough separately or as part of a more expensive starter package.