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New Cells Required
Hi Guys. My cells are showing their age now by only lasting around 3 hours on average in my single cell Topside squonk mod at 13W. I think it's time to buy some more but I'm torn between:

Samsung 25R and LG HG2

Any advice or even other suggestions will be appreciated.

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20-02-2019 12:52 PM
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RE: New Cells Required
Hi Rob - LG HG2 for me - every time.
20-02-2019 12:59 PM
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RE: New Cells Required
(20-02-2019 12:52 PM)Robjenko Wrote:  Hi Guys. My cells are showing their age now by only lasting around 3 hours on average in my single cell Topside squonk mod at 13W. I think it's time to buy some more but I'm torn between:

Samsung 25R and LG HG2

Any advice or even other suggestions will be appreciated.

At the wattage, the HG2s should give up to about 20% more life since they are 3000mAh to the 25Rs 2500mAh.

That's only about 3-4A so either will be fine. If you are pushing them hard, the 25Rs are 20-22A cells, the HG2s about 15A if memory serves.

If they cost around the same, go for the HG2s. And that's speaking as someone who puts 25Rs in everything.

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20-02-2019 01:10 PM
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RE: New Cells Required
Just checked prices

HG2s = £5.45
25Rs = £3.79

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20-02-2019 02:00 PM
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RE: New Cells Required
I've only used the HG2's since I've been vaping, with the exception of some emergency bought Efest cells back in 2015 (that are serving as landscape light batteries now). My vote is HG2 all day every day. If it helps, and it probably doesn't- I use them in the Topside Dual, TC at 500F/20w (.55 horseshoes) and I get a day's vaping out of a pair.
20-02-2019 02:12 PM
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RE: New Cells Required
There are a couple of ways of looking at it IMO

15000mAh of 25R cells - £22.74 - six cells
15000mAh of HG2 - £27.25 - five cells

You'll change the HG2's less often, you would have more 25Rs. Swapping cells on most mods is a matter of a few seconds so is neither here nor there IMO.

TBH I don't actually know which choice I'd make.

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20-02-2019 02:27 PM
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RE: New Cells Required
(20-02-2019 02:27 PM)Don Wrote:  You'll change the HG2's less often, you would have more 25Rs. Swapping cells on most mods is a matter of a few seconds so is neither here nor there IMO.

One of my few irks is swapping cells. I am weird that way, and I know that. Another reason why I prefer the higher mAh cells I guess. I know it is a quick thing but it really gets on my nerves. Believe it or not, that's actually another reason I stopped using parallel builds and just use a spaced single anymore. Man I hate how idiosyncratic I can be sometimes.
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RE: New Cells Required
Myself i'd base my choice on current buget , if my wallet is lean i go for the chespest safe battery otherwise the HG2

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20-02-2019 03:30 PM
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RE: New Cells Required
I'd also go with the LG2s however unlike many others here, I have a wide selection of brands and models. I have 25Rs and 30Qs as well as a large selection of SONY's VTC 5 and 5As, 6s and 6a and HE2s and HE4s.
21-02-2019 07:21 PM
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(21-02-2019 07:21 PM)Fatboy Wrote:  I'd also go with the LG2s however unlike many others here, I have a wide selection of brands and models. I have 25Rs and 30Qs as well as a large selection of SONY's VTC 5 and 5As, 6s and 6a and HE2s and HE4s.

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