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Recommend Me a Battery

Discussion in 'Electronic' started by TobaccoIsDead, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. TobaccoIsDead

    TobaccoIsDead Toy Boy

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    Hey there,

    I've been looking at a lot of batteries lately.

    Currently I'm mostly vaping between two devices; Koopor Mini in Temp Control mode, 0.2 ohm nickel coils / iPV D3 in Wattage mode using Kanger Subtank 0.5 ohm coils.

    Reading some other battery-related threads here, I've decided that it's well past time for me to recycle my older fleet of batteries and get a couple or few new ones (for the sake of safety and good vaping).

    Please feel free to recommend 'the best' (in your humble opinions) 18650 batteries that will suit. I see a lot of conflicting info about what each battery is recommended for (some say 'excellent for high-drain devices' but then the amps figure looks a bit low, others have great capacity and high amp rating, but are promoted as 'excellent for mechanical mods').

    I know there's someone here that will have a few cents of good advice to throw at me...

    Vape it easy. Cheers!
     
  2. DogMan

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    How high do you go on watts?



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  3. Noe

    Noe Adorably quirky ... QUIRKY Noe! VCA Approved Post Whore

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    Samsung 25Rs good for up to 70W in single config devices.
     
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  4. TobaccoIsDead

    TobaccoIsDead Toy Boy

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    42 watts is the highest I've gone, now sitting down at 32 watts
     
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  5. DogMan

    DogMan Butler

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    You don't need super high drain then. You could go sammie 30q or lg he2, which are both 3000mah 20amp. 30q is officially 15amp but understated

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  6. TobaccoIsDead

    TobaccoIsDead Toy Boy

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    There you go... That's where my brain melts a bit - a battery called a 30Q is only 15 amps ( I know that's not what that number is for, but...), and is probably closer to 20 amps, and I'd been advised to not get a battery below 20 amps, so I'd excluded that one from my vape-shopping adventures.

    Now it's back in the race.

    Thanks for the recommendations Dawg!
     
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  7. DogMan

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    Sorry. HG2

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  8. TobaccoIsDead

    TobaccoIsDead Toy Boy

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    Gotcha - cheers.
     
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  9. TobaccoIsDead

    TobaccoIsDead Toy Boy

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    Thanks Noe!
     
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  10. DogMan

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  11. sirfoxey

    sirfoxey Senior Member

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    My recent purchase was some LG HE4 batteries. I couldn't be more impressed with them.
     
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  12. TobaccoIsDead

    TobaccoIsDead Toy Boy

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  13. TobaccoIsDead

    TobaccoIsDead Toy Boy

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    Thank you - recommendation received!
     
  14. rupert

    rupert Crazy Chemist

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    Im a big fan of the Samsung 25R's, and have several sets for my dual 18650 devices. Never had an issue with them. They are a great battery, and worth a few extra bucks.

    I also have Sony VCT4's, which I use in my single 18650 mods.
    This is a personal preference, but they have (or claim to have) a slightly higher amp draw (30A), which comes with a lower mah rating (2100mah). Shorter run times than the Samsung's, but with a higher amp rating, they give me better piece of mind using a solo 18650.

    As I build from 0.3 to 0.8 (either single or dual coils) for the most part, with my standard build being in the range of 0.4-0.5ohm, either of these suit me fine in terms of safety. I never push above about 75watts (usually below 50) so the spec's are within their limitations.
    I have also used the VCT4's in my temp control (single 18650) running nickel at 0.12ohm with no problem.
     
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  15. DogMan

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    Vtc the factory had issues after fukushima. Factory moved elsewhere and the batteries have never been the same. The specs are overstated. They overheat at 25amp

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  16. TobaccoIsDead

    TobaccoIsDead Toy Boy

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    Hey Rupert, Thanks for the insight into your preferences - much appreciated!
     
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  17. TobaccoIsDead

    TobaccoIsDead Toy Boy

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    :eek: "fukushima"... It's ruined everything - contaminated my sushi seaweed, set the wasabi industry back 50 years, irradiating beaches in California, and now negatively impacting production practices at the Sony factory. Someone needs to be held accountable! :soapbox:

    Not me... :vape:
     
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  18. rupert

    rupert Crazy Chemist

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    The world has issues after fukushima... :eek:
     
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  19. Noe

    Noe Adorably quirky ... QUIRKY Noe! VCA Approved Post Whore

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    The new VTC4s are not even 25A rated, more like 22A, although some are binned higher (better quality kind of) & can handle up to 25A, to be safe though 22A is the max I would think of using them at.
    They are also more expensive than Sammy 25Rs, with lower mah capacity & Sammy 25Rs can handle 22A, although they are generally stated a bit lower at 20A for safety.
    The only VTCs that are 30A rated now, I believe, are the VTC3s with 1600mah capacity.

    25Rs are the best bang for your buck for batteries that are rated 20A or above, yes there are the LG HE's that have 30A & 3000mah capacity but you pay more per watt hour for them & if you don't need 30A rated batts they are overkill.
     
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  20. DogMan

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    the 30amp LG are 1500mah

    the 3000mah are 20amp
     

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