Charging Your Elf Bar: Everything You Need to Know (2023)

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  1. Elf Bar charger instructions
  2. Which Elf Bar do you have?
  3. How long does it take to charge an Elf Bar?
  4. All rechargeable Elf Bar vapes have USB-C ports

Elf Bar is changing the brand name on its products sold in the United States to EBDESIGN after a federal judgeordered the company to stop using the ELFBAR name until a trademark dispute is decided.

EBDESIGN-branded products will arrive in the U.S. soon after March 10. Product model numbers will remain the same, as will the appearance of the devices. Model numbers will be more prominent on the devices and packaging, and the brand name will be smaller.

Beware of ELFBAR-branded products still being sold in stores. They could be fake (or counterfeit) Elf Bars.

Elf Bar charger instructions

The Elf Bar charging instructions are as follows:

  1. Connect a USB-C cable to the bottom charge port, likely located on the bottom of your Elf Bar.
  2. Connect the USB-C cord’s connector to an available USB appropriate for powering other small electronic devices (phones, laptops, earbuds, etc.)
  3. A glowing light will illuminate while the Elf Bar charges. Once it goes off, it’s fully charged.
  4. You can use the Elf Bar as it charges, a feature called pass-thru charging.

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Which Elf Bar do you have?

Did you know that “Elf Bar” is a brand? Though Elf Bar’s first disposable was called the “Elf Bar,” the brand name is responsible for dozens of different products, from some of the best disposables, to pod vapes and e-liquid. But the name “Elf Bar” is how a lot of retailers refer to the devices as a whole.

If you have an Elf Bar branded disposable device, there’s a chance that it may not be rechargeable.

The most popular Elf Bar disposables, like the BC5000, are rechargeable. That said, there are actually more non-rechargeable disposable Elf Bars than there are rechargeable ones. Here are two lists of all Elf Bar disposable products and which are rechargeable. Also included is the mAh (milliamp hours) of the battery, which indicates run times as well as charge times (larger mAh basically means longer battery power).

Rechargeable disposable Elf Bars

  • BC1600 - 1600 mAh - Rechargeable
  • BC3000/3500/4000/5000 - 650 mAh - Rechargeable
  • BC5000 Ultra - 650 mAh - Rechargeable
  • BB3000/3500 - 650 mAh - Rechargeable
  • LB5000 - 650 mAh - Rechargeable
  • CR5000 - 650 mAh - Rechargeable
  • Elfbar 3600/5000 - 650 mAh - Rechargeable
  • TE5000 - 550 mAh - Rechargeable

Non-rechargeable disposable Elf Bars

  • Elf Bar 2500/3500 - 1400 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • PL2000 - 1000 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • Elf Bar 2200 - 1250 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • Elf Bar 2000 - 1200 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • NC800 - 950 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • Elf Bar 1600 - 850 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • MC600 - 550 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • T600/T800 - 500 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • Elf Bar 600 - 550 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • NC600 - 400 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • CR500 - 400 mAh - Not rechargeable
  • Cigalike - 280 mAh - Not rechargeable

Below is a table you can save for convenience’s sake.

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How long does it take to charge an Elf Bar?

The charge time varies per Elf Bar model. The general rule of thumb is 30-90 minutes, depending on the Elf Bar’s mAh rating and how depleted it is. The lowest mAh is in the shortest charge time, and the highest is in the longest. The average time for charging 650 mAh is approximately an hour.

The Elf Bar disposable will blink its indicator light when it needs to be charged, but if you charge before the indicator light blinks, it will obviously take less time than waiting until the battery is totally drained.

All rechargeable Elf Bar vapes have USB-C ports

As with most modern electronic devices, Elf Bars charge through USB-C ports. USB-C charge cables are different than traditional micro-USB cables in that the plug is symmetrical and oval-shaped. Micro-USB cables have an asymmetrical shape with one flat side, which always seems to get inserted upside down on the first try. USB-C cables go in on the first try.

With all Elf Bar rechargeable disposables, there’ll be a visible USB-C port, most often on the bottom of the device—not to be confused with an airflow hole.

The Elf Bar disposables don’t come with a charging cable, though. By now, most people have USB-C charge cables around. If not, you can pick one up from any store that sells electronics, even gas stations and drug stores.

As stated, charge the Elf Bar as you would any other small electronic device. All vapes, Elf Bars notwithstanding, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Practice the same care as you usually do when handling small electronic devices with batteries and their respective power sources.


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Jeremy Mann

I'm the chief editor here at Vaping360 and I reside in southeast Michigan. I've been vaping since my first ecig purchase in 2010. For more reasons than I can list, vaping has been a lifesaver for me. Now, my goal is to help other smokers make the switch.



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3 months ago

Very well written and easy to understand! Thank you! I burned my first Elf Bar bc500 by charging it overnight (I fell asleep). It tasted awful. As a former Juul user, this is all new to me. Thank you for your help.



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3 months ago

Great read, but what about measures to take for maximum usage/minimum burn? Like waiting 5-10 minutes after unplugging it to take a hit. Those type of tips and info would be helpful. We all want to get the most out of our money and we all hate that disgusting horrible burn taste


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Jeremy Mann

2 months ago

Reply toHenry

I hear you, Henry. I’m constantly trying to figure out what information can best help you. As for the period to wait after a charge: the battery will be as full as it was when you unplugged it (give or take a nominal drop). It wouldn’t deplete on its own, at least in an impactful way, for quite some time. So in other words, waiting for the battery to settle down after charging it won’t actually do anything. I recommend just charging it short of all the way full.



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1 month ago

Reply toJeremy Mann

I thought Henry asked was it necessary to wait 5-10 minutes after charging it before taking a puff??


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Jeremy Mann

1 month ago

Reply toTeresa

From my understanding, he was asking about ways to mitigate the overcharged/burnt taste of the vape after charging it by waiting 5-10 minutes, in which case I told him that waiting for that amount of time doesn’t deplete the battery. The battery will be just as charged as it was when you took it off the charger, minus a nominal drop. The best way to avoid that is taste is to not charge the device fully, which would put it at about 4.2 volts. Since times vary depending on when the device gets charged, I’d recommend charging it 10 minutesRead more »



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Etta lutterman

3 months ago

How do you check the battery
In the Elfbar Bc 5000



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Jeremy Mann

3 months ago

Reply toEtta lutterman

The only ways to check the battery are by looking at the indicator light, but it’s on the bottom. I sometimes will take a hit and hold it up to a mirror or my hand to make sure the lights not flashing. Other times, which is the majority of the time, I simply “check” the battery by vaping. If the hit is weak, the battery is low. Unfortunately, there are no ways to check to see the percentage of the battery charge.



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