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New to actually using batteries
Generally I'm still new to vaping. I've only used egos that don't have the option for interchangable batteries. I've recently ordered an aspire pegasus mod that requires an 18650, yet I know nothing about handling 18650's. Does anybody know if a Samsung 18650 25R 2500mAh 20A Battery will work correctly with the pegasus? I just don't want the battery short circuiting or combusting in my hand/face. If not, I'd appreciate if someone could tell me what would work best.
18-01-2016 07:48 AM
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RE: New to actually using batteries
Hi and welcome Vanguard!

Samsung 25R cells are among the best. It will be fine.

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18-01-2016 08:47 AM
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(18-01-2016 08:47 AM) Don Wrote:  Hi and welcome Vanguard!

Samsung 25R cells are among the best. It will be fine.

Thanks so much bro!
18-01-2016 08:50 AM
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Hi vanguard and welcome to TVF 
Don is the resident battery expert any advice he gives is always spot on Ok

if at first you don't succeed ,call it version 1.0
19-01-2016 09:49 AM
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Welcome to the forum! You've picked one of the best cells available, nicely done! I use 25Rs almost exclusively, they're very good and much safer than some other cells you might come across. 
19-01-2016 02:40 PM
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Thanks a million guys Big Grin
19-01-2016 03:09 PM
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Never charge your batteries through the devices USB charging facility. Even though provided by the companies, their usage is more dangerous. Use a seperate charger. More, don't use the vaping passthrough facility, which imposes even more risk for the battery.
19-01-2016 03:19 PM
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You absolutely can charge your device through the USB - just don't overcharge it. That is what the USB was designed for in some devices. Now thewre are devices where the USB is solely for upgrades. Or the device can be upgraded.In those devices I prefer to take the battery out and charge externally.

A lot of devices have built in batteries. Some devices (like my IPV 2 70w) are a pain to take batteries in and out of. I charge them through the USB, of course. I mean lipos are safe and all USB charged. I do agree that you shold not use the passthrough even when they say it is okay. I know it is conveniemnt by the computer, lol. Read your little instruction booklet. It will let you know what is okay.

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19-01-2016 03:39 PM
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I have read about so many accidents happened by people who charged via build in USB port. I do not know why, some might have tempered with their batteries, defective batteries, some might have used too old batteries, whatever.  But I know not all of them had been propaganda by anti vapers. And an USB plug is not the best choice at all for charging. I know one device that does not even have a USB charging facility anymore, but a seperate diferent charging cable. And another one, where the vendor states in the manual the USB is mainly for upgrades and not for charging.
Use at your risk but after the last pics I saw I will buy a good charger, and never again buy devices with non-removable batts.
19-01-2016 04:27 PM
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You can charge your battery with a built-in USB charger, but it's generally not recommended. In some cases, it might be fine. But the built-in charger is generally nowhere near as good as an external charger. In the same way, I can use a really crappy "TrustFire" (or "anything"-Fire) charger, and it might be fine, but it's better to use a name brand like Nitecore or XTAR chargers since they're more advanced and will be safer in the long run. Of course the devices with built-in batteries are safe to charge via USB because they're made for it, they're lipo batteries that are safer than 18650s in general. It's not a matter of what you can get away with, it's a matter of what's the best for your cells. And the built-in USB charger for 18650s just isn't what's best.
19-01-2016 04:28 PM
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