E-cigarettes are great for many reasons, but the ability to take a puff whenever you want without having to light something on fire is definitely high on the list of perks. You don't have to worry about accidentally burning holes in your clothes or furniture, and the battery-operated vapor cigarettes are also smoke-free, as they produce odorless water vapor instead of stinky smoke.

While the unique technology provides many advantages, you may be wondering just how often you'll need to plug in and recharge.

What kind of batteries are in an e-cig?
South Beach Smoke e-cigarettes are nowhere near large enough to accommodate the AA or AAA batteries you might keep stocked at home for your TV remotes and the like. Rather, their energy source is a built-in lithium-ion battery that can be recharged and used time and again. This is the same type that can be found in most of your electronic devices, including laptops, cellphones, tablets and personal music players. How Stuff Works indicates that this type of battery is so common because it not only holds a bigger charge than other options, but it is lighter than alternatives of comparable size.

Lithium-ion batteries are also ideal because, unlike other rechargeable options, you don't need to fully drain the battery before recharging. If you recharge a different type that hasn't been fully depleted, it can reduce the amount of charge that battery can hold. This doesn't happen with lithium ion, allowing e-cig users to refill batteries overnight, even if the battery is not yet dead.

Factors that affect battery life
The time you get to enjoy your e-cig depends on two main factors – the size of the battery and the amount of use. South Beach Smoke offers both a standard and an extra-capacity battery, and the former has a much shorter life span on a full charge than the latter. An average user will find that the standard battery holds enough of a charge to get him or her through an evening, while the larger option can last roughly an entire day. If you tend to vape more or less often, you may find your battery life varies. That's the beauty of South Beach Smoke's e-cigs, as they only draw power from the battery when you suck air through the cartridge. You may be able to make your e-cig last two days or even longer if you only pick it up occasionally.

Recharging options for more frequent users
Since you don't have to fully deplete an e-cig battery before recharging it, you can plug it in whenever you're near an outlet. South Beach Smoke carries wall and car adapters for the USB charger, making it easy to get a juice boost whether you're on the road, at the office or relaxing at home. If you can't bear the thought of being unable to vape while you charge the battery, the Power Cig charger may be a good investment. This handy device lets you charge from the opposite side of the battery, so you can keep the cartridge in place and continue to enjoy the e-cig. It even has a coiled cord that extends 7.5 feet to give you access to the e-cigarette while it's charging.

Another solution
If you're going on a road trip or know you'll be unable to charge your e-cigarette for a while, you may want to consider investing in a backup battery. The Deluxe Portable Charging Case has enough room to store and charge a backup battery, so you can replace a dead battery with a fully charged one and recharge the first while still being able to vape.