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Q&A: Overheating Vibrator

Dear Sh!

I bought a vibrator a few months ago. Over the past few weeks the battery compartment has become extremely hot and takes a long time to cool down even after I have removed the three AA batteries.

Why does my vibrator feel hot?

I don’t use it a lot but would like it put right. Also, when I flew on holiday and it was in my band-baggage, the batteries had run themselves down. They were not switched on. Perhaps you can help?

Hi there,

Firstly, we always advise customers never to store vibrators with batteries in them for any length of time, as it can reduce battery life.

Even when switched off the batteries can form a contact with the circuit.

Leaving batteries inside a vibe can drain power and also contribute to overheating.

This goes for any mechanical battery-operated appliance of course, not just vibrators!

It’s possible that whilst in transit in your baggage the buttons have been depressed and caused the toy to switch on, running down the batteries.

In any event it’s always wise to travel with batteries stored separately from toys (we’ve heard many stories of embarrassing security alerts, for one thing!).

If your vibrator is overheating, perhaps you are using the wrong type of batteries?

On some vibrators we advise using only non-alkaline, (zinc carbon) low-power batteries, which are best suited for these toys, as their small motors are liable to overheat when used with alkaline/high powered batteries (e.g. Duracell etc).

To check which kind of batteries we advise you use with a specific vibrator, check which batteries are recommended as ‘Perfect Partners’ or in the Technical Info on the product page

  • If it says ‘Panasonic‘ then use non- alkaline ( zinc carbon) batteries only.
  • If it says ‘Duracell‘ then the motor is stronger and can take higher-powered batteries.
  • Alternatively, you could opt for Sexy Batteries – specifically designed for sex toys! Sexy Batteries offer extra power, but are gentle on the motors.

We hope this advice is useful to you, and that you continue to enjoy your vibe with the only thing over-heating being you!
Best Wishes
Team Sh!

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