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Avoid Purple Efest "35A" 18650's
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RE: Avoid Purple Efest "35A" 18650's
The fact David keeps drumming home how good enook are disturbs me Wink 

What's under their wrap??

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13-01-2016 03:19 PM
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RE: Avoid Purple Efest "35A" 18650's
As far as I'm concerned, who cares what's under the wrapping? If it's not a Samsung 25R, LG HE2 or HE4, or a verified Sony VTV4/5, then I ain't using it. Tongue

It does bother me of course that these secondary companies rewrap them with the wrong limits, and it's potentially very dangerous. I'm just saying, I stick with known reliable cells that I trust. The problem is a lot of people don't realize that cell safety is even a thing. If you haven't vaped before or used cells in high-stress applications, then your main encounter with cells has likely been popping a couple in the TV remote when it's dead. People are around batteries all the time in really low-power, low-stress applications so we get used to the idea of "oh, it fits, so it must be alright" which is a dangerous attitude when you're pushing 30A through a heating wire next to your face. 
13-01-2016 03:58 PM
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RE: Avoid Purple Efest "35A" 18650's
(13-01-2016 03:58 PM)Michael Wrote:  The problem is a lot of people don't realize that cell safety is even a thing.

Man ain't that the truth! So many figure, vape grade cells are just like AA's, how bad can they be? That is one advantage to having integrated cells in newbie gear; slow USB charge to lessen the risk. I did say 'lessen'. No way to keep everyone safe from themselves.
13-01-2016 04:52 PM
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RE: Avoid Purple Efest "35A" 18650's
In my opinion any rechargeable cell is dangerous if you are not aware of there charge and discharge limits trust me being an rc hobbiest I have cooked a few worst I had was a pack of matched nickel metal hydride cells suddenly vent off in front of me on a workbench wasn't pretty I must admit I don't like the idea that there people out there doing rewraps when new people see me out and about with my vape gear the one thing that always gets said is "those things explode" I always reply that they are perfectly safe if used how they are intended with good branded batteries I use Sony vtc5 2600mah
13-01-2016 06:48 PM
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I do the RC thing too. And I've always known to treat the cells properly, more or less. The thing that got me to stand up and take more notice with vaping is, I stick these cells in my face a million times a day. That sort of thing should make everyone realize how important cell safety is. The world doesn't want to see my pretty face disfigured.
13-01-2016 06:53 PM
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RE: Avoid Purple Efest "35A" 18650's
I believe those AWT's are Sony's, I had good luck with mine.

My AWT's and VTC4's are finally giving out, can't deliver the current well below 40% charge anymore.  I picked up a pair of BrilliPower units that claim to be 3100 MaH and 40A - I don't run unregulated so the amp rating BS doesn't affect me, they've been serving me well.  Picked a pair of LG browns and they also perform well.  Got some IMREN's for xmas that say 3000 MaH @ 40A - I assume they're BS like the Brilli's, but again - not running unregulated so *shrug*.  All three of these are doing just fine for me.

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14-01-2016 05:37 PM
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