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RE: Help choosing a battery
TBH the only practical way to do this is to have one or more sets of two and sets of three.

The paired cells will have to work harder than the set of three. In the first instance, you could get away with just using a pair of cells all the time.

TVF tested battery info to be found here

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14-08-2016 05:24 PM
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RE: Help choosing a battery
(14-08-2016 05:24 PM)Don Wrote:  TBH the only practical way to do this is to have one or more sets of two and sets of three.

The paired cells will have to work harder than the set of three. In the first instance, you could get away with just using a pair of cells all the time.

Got it. So I'll pickup a set of 2 and 3. Thanks
14-08-2016 08:44 PM
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RE: Help choosing a battery
This site legit?


http://www.illumn.com/batteries-chargers...y_size=292
14-08-2016 10:31 PM
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(14-08-2016 10:31 PM)Ripnhl2005 Wrote:  This site legit?


http://www.illumn.com/batteries-chargers...y_size=292

Hey Rip, I would PU batteries and chargers via Amazon - they always appear to have the best prices (because they have the greatest selection) and you can't beat their customer service! Good
14-08-2016 10:53 PM
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Just checking another site a friend uses. But he also uses efest so....lol. I'll checkout amazon
14-08-2016 11:36 PM
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What is high discharge in cell description?
Is that a good or bad thing?

http://www.illumn.com/batteries-chargers...t-top.html
14-08-2016 11:50 PM
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I didn't click your link, so I might be missing context, but it generally just indicates that the cell is capable of providing high current output. This is important for vaping, but any of the cells Don mentioned will be fine.

If you do get multiple sets, I recommend marking them with a Sharpie to help keep them organized.

If you order from Amazon, I highly recommend that you ensure the product you purchase is "sold by Amazon" instead of one of their marketplace sellers. Sometimes, it's hard to tell who the seller is. I have received counterfeit products from their third-party sellers in the past, even when the orders are fulfilled by Amazon. Not knock-off batteries, specifically, but everything from socks to toothbrush heads and perfumes. It's pretty bad.
15-08-2016 05:00 AM
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(15-08-2016 05:00 AM)Eggza Wrote:  I didn't click your link, so I might be missing context, but it generally just indicates that the cell is capable of providing high current output. This is important for vaping, but any of the cells Don mentioned will be fine.

If you do get multiple sets, I recommend marking them with a Sharpie to help keep them organized.

If you order from Amazon, I highly recommend that you ensure the product you purchase is "sold by Amazon" instead of one of their marketplace sellers. Sometimes, it's hard to tell who the seller is. I have received counterfeit products from their third-party sellers in the past, even when the orders are fulfilled by Amazon. Not knock-off batteries, specifically, but everything from socks to toothbrush heads and perfumes. It's pretty bad.

Got it thank you!
15-08-2016 12:56 PM
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1 more question....I found these 3 on amazon...Do I want 20 or 30 amp? LG HG2 20amp 3000mah or Sony 30amp 2600mah? I did read that HE4's tested better than HG2's.

LG HG2 Inr 18650 hg2 20a 3000mah Inr High Drain Battery

Authentic 18650 SONY US18650VTC5 High Drain Flat Top / 2600mAh 30A Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery

LG HE4 18650 2500mAh 20A 3.7v Rechargeable Flat Top Batteries
15-08-2016 01:37 PM
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I'd avoid the Sony VTC5 cells as there are at least 20 fakes for each real one out there. If they were VTC5A they are more likely to be genuine but at the moment you do have to be a real expert, and very observant, to sort out fake Sony cells from real ones.

If they are genuine VTC5 cells they aren't really 30A cells anyway. At least, not according to Sony who make the things. An RX200 or equivalent can do a peak output of around 250 watts which is around 22A from a fully charged cell depending on efficiency of the mod. Most people won't be using anything like that power level on a continual basis though.

If they are actually genuine Sony cells they will likely give the best balance between current delivery and how often you need to charge them.

As long as they are genuine, all those cells will be just fine.

TVF tested battery info to be found here

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