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  • Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

    I'm being constantly asked this question each and every day, "Which 18650 batteries are best for vaping?" And, even see similar questions being asked on Facebook community too. So here's some information about various batteries that are best for mech mods or regulated mods ..

    Forget Sony batteries. Sony stopped making (or selling) their VTC line of batteries. Most of them are fakes that online sellers are selling. And if anyone has an oldie stock left, you may be lucky to get hold of them but that's a bit rare scenario.

    The good batteries for sub-ohm vaping (and for your 50w or more wattage mods) are:

    LG 18650HG2
    : 20A continuous discharge / 30A peak discharge. 3000 MAH
    LG ICR18650HE2: 20A continuous discharge / 35A peak discharge. 2500 MAH
    Samsung INR18650-25R: 22A continuous discharge/35A peak discharge. 2500 MAH

    All three of those are 20A continuous and 30 to 35A pulsed. I have used the above batteries and pushed them to their limits. Even shorted them while using on mechs. You can trust these batteries. These batteries are good for any mod you have (or wish to buy). Be it a mech mod or VW mod or TC/TP mod. GOOD SAFE BATTERIES!

    eFest purple 18650s are nothing but re-wrapped LG HE2 .. note that eFest doesn't make anything, they just get hold of the LG HE2 bats and rewrap them with their own branded covers. Lame but true. And their new claims about 35A, 3000 MAH batteries are dangerous! Those are max 10A batteries that the advertise as 30 or 35A. That's the reason I have stopped sourcing those batteries. Their previous batteries (2500 MAH) were good and I have sold over 100 such batteries. New batteries are nonsense, so goodbye eFest.

    AW IMR by Andrew Wan. I have chased Andrew for months to get 18xxx batteries from him but no luck. The reason, Andrew has signed up with UPS and UPS does not ship IDG (Internationally Dangerous Goods) to India. So I contacted UPS and gave them the suggestion that DHL is shipping IDG to India, then why not you guys ship to India? But their canned reply, "We don't ship to India for now but will pass the suggestion to higher management". UPS Sucks!

    Gave Andrew a suggestion to signup with DHL or Fedex .. but his application to signup is in the pending status since forever. So his only option is to ship batteries through UPS. Requested him to send batteries through a third party shipper but he refused. His words, "As soon as the batteries get out of my hands, they get replaced with cheap batteries. Has happened many times and I'm done with hurting my reputation". Fair enough. Andrew, we appreciate you for the good work and just hope that you find a way to ship batteries to India. You have enough buyers here in India.

    Well, customers can still go ahead and buy AW batteries from AW authorized resellers mentioned at Candle Light forums and/or CPFMarketplace.com and you can even contact Andrew on either of the two websites mentioned. If you can get hold of original/authentic AW batteries, there's nothing like that. Those batteries are awesome performers! I have owned a couple of AW 18650s and man, the performance speaks out on those batteries.

    Battery Safety ....

    Don't just buy any cheap batteries that you see online. Don't just trust anyone blindly when it comes to batteries, especially Chinese sellers. Always buy from a trusted source where others have bought and left their reviews. Although FastTech is a trusted place to buy batteries but I'm sometimes skeptic as I see so many noob batteries being listed where they claim 70A continuous rating for 18650s. That's a bunch of bullocks! The three batteries I have mentioned above are good batteries and you can trust those for performance.
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    Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

    Great post Andy.. Be safe especially when sub-ohming.

    Andy woh 2nd website cpfmarketplace dot com hain..

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    • #3
      Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

      Yeah that one bro .. thanks for reminding

      There are waaaaaay too many questions in regards to batteries out there. Please refer people to this page whenever they ask about batteries. I'm moving this thread in the Beginners sub-forum.
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      • #4
        Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

        M vapin on the vtc5s that I got from ft....,so far the performance is stellar and up there with the efests that I got from you ...,bdw what about lg he4??Arent they better than he2??

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        • #5
          Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

          [quote author=Appz link=topic=910.msg10464#msg10464 date=1439572139]
          M vapin on the vtc5s that I got from ft....,so far the performance is stellar and up there with the efests that I got from you ...,bdw what about lg he4??Arent they better than he2??
          [/quote]


          LG HE2 vs LG HE4 ... Already researched on the two months ago


          In fact, I even researched between the HE2, HE4 and HD2 ..... Although HE4 and HD2 have even lower internal resistance between the cells but these two hold lower MAH and thus, need to be recharged sooner. However, the HE2 not only performs great in delivering higher Amps but also holds the charge a bit longer than the other two.
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          • #6
            Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

            Okk....,what about imren batts??I see good reviews on that??

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            • #7
              Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

              I followed the IMREN bats for some time but it felt like those are rewraps of some other batteries. There are many other batteries like VAP Power and such .. have no idea if those are as good as the efests, Samsungs and LG batteries. I could burn some time into researching/testing but defeats the idea of researching when we already have 3 good bats available. But if you are comfortable with the iMREN and you are confident that those will outperform all the other bats, go for them bro. Honestly, I didn't put any research into those bats ..
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              • #8
                Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

                No not confident about them at all....,thats why was asking you....,bdw haven't ypu found amy probs with 25rs at high watts??I once fired my atlantis at 70 watts and something weird happened...,the liq started to boil in my tank and it was scary....,have u found such issues yet??

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                  Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

                  [quote author=Appz link=topic=910.msg10472#msg10472 date=1439577785]
                  No not confident about them at all....,thats why was asking you....,bdw haven't ypu found amy probs with 25rs at high watts??I once fired my atlantis at 70 watts and something weird happened...,the liq started to boil in my tank and it was scary....,have u found such issues yet??
                  [/quote]


                  Hmm that's strange. I mean, if there's anything wrong with the battery itself, it would get heated up or even vent liquid/gases. But this seems to be an issue with the your build. Probably, your build jumped a few ohms. For example, you built a 0.2 ohm coil and fired it at 70 watts. But since the coil ends were not firmly held down, the resistance jumped to 1.5 ohm while you were firing at 70 watts. Obviously, the coil would go crazy


                  I'm almost sure it was your coil/build playing on you and not the battery. But if you say that the battery (or batteries) started heating up, then we have a concern.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

                    If its a regulated mod, the mod would not allow the current to exceed the max value. Also , as soon as the batt voltage drops to the threshold, it will shut off the supply. So nothing to be concerned about.
                    I also have read that the efest has been tested to be failsafe at 50A. And no mod allows 50A to be drawn, AFAIK.
                    A lot of issues are related to user error - battery problem with high wattage mods will mean that the battery will die very soon - thats all. Nothing to do with some danger.
                    Thats purely a mech mod issue or some unknown battery from some unreliable source, or some battery which cannot even handle 20A. Definitely not to be used unless you are vaping at low wattages and are clear about your mods current specs & your batts discharge current ratings.
                    With 20A continuous, you should be fine upto 60-65W per batt , but do check your batt life.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

                      Kalc bhai, I finally wrote the battery article lol .. feels like I've written some exam paper
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                      • #12
                        Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

                        Yes good bhai
                        At least people have a starting point

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                        • #13
                          Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

                          Has anyone tried the new SubOhmCell? I'm hearing good things. Is it good? Just rewrapped? Any ideas?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

                            Which SubOhmCell buddy? Haven't heard about those ...
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                            • #15
                              Re: Which 18650 BATTERIES Are Best For Vaping?

                              I have seen those used by several vape bloggers. subohmcell dot com

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