4 Reasons Your Vibrator Won’t Charge (And How to Fix It)

Pleasure products have come a long way since they were first marketed to the masses. The sex toys and vibrators of today come with multiple modes, vibration settings, and power settings  so strong they’ll provide endless pleasure.

Sexual exploration and discovery is fun and exciting, but what can you do if your vibrator doesn't charge? That can be the most disappointing discovery of all. We’re here to delve into some of the reasons your vibrator won’t charge and what you can do to fix it. 

Improper Storage for Your Vibrator

Proper storage for rechargeable sex toys is crucial for preserving their functionality and overall use. Take the following precautions for proper sex toy storage: 

  • Always defer to the instructions on the packaging for charging and storage recommendations.
  • Before storing your vibrator for a lengthy period of time (days to weeks), make sure it has a charge of at least 50%. Keep in mind, however, that more isn’t always better. If you’re using a lithium-ion battery, the charging capacity could be reduced if you store it with a full charge.
  • Because the energy may drain while your vibrator is inactive, it may be a good idea to periodically recharge your toy if you haven't used it in a while. This way it will be ready for use when you're ready.
  • Your vibrator may be affected by the temperature at which it is charged. This is particularly applicable where lithium-ion batteries are concerned. Avoid charging this type of battery above 113°F or below 32°F.

Charger Port Blockage for Vibrators

If your charging cord plugs directly into your vibrator and you aren't experiencing a good connection, check the charging port on the vibrator. There may be debris or dirt inside stopping the connection from being completed. Try again after cleaning the port out. Blow into it to discharge anything that might be in there. Don't stick anything inside the port.

Power Inadequacies

Some people find that charging their vibrators with their laptop USB ports results in a slower charge than when they use an electrical outlet with an adapter. This could be due to a number of reasons, including your laptop going into "sleep mode" or other settings that could affect the charge. The same is true for car USB charging ports; if you turn your car off, the charge will stop. Keep this in mind if you notice that your vibrator doesn’t charge and consider switching to a different power source.

Improperly Placed Charging Mechanism

Rather than plugging directly into the vibrator, some cords hook up with the vibrator magnetically. If the magnetic end of the charging cord isn't precisely placed, and the connection isn't made properly, the charge will not go through. For the entire time/duration of charging, the magnetic field must remain intact.

Rather than a charging cord that plugs into the vibrator itself, some other models come with a stand in which the vibrator sits or docks. Once again, proper placement is essential for the connection to be made and the charging to begin. If the setup is disturbed during charging, check to see that the vibrator settled back into the charging port properly.

Check to see if your product or dock has a light that goes on when charging begins, signifying the connection has been made.

Get Your USB Chargers for Your Vibrator at Nu Sensuelle

At Nu Sensuelle, we have a variety of USB chargers with which you can charge your vibrator and get back to the business at hand. The type of USB charger/cord you choose will have everything to do with the charging port on your vibrator. Check the charging port to see which of our cords/chargers is appropriate. If you click on one of our charging cord pages, there will be a list of products with which each cord is compatible.

As an example, our USB Model 5 works with these precisely listed products:

  • Homme Pro
  • Sensuelle G
  • Luxe
  • Cache

This is specified on the USB Model 5 page.

While you're at it, why not take a look at our Alluvion XLR8 Wand? This wand is a safe, water-submersible, rechargeable, dual-ended pleasure product that has two motors and combines versatility with power.

To find out more about our products, feel free to contact us today