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    Default Whats your favorite battery and charger combination for you device?

    I am currently shopping for a 18650 battery and a compatible charger for my Vamo V3. I'm hoping to get everything from amazon since I have Prime. I know a lot of you guys have bought plenty of batteries and chargers, so to save myself the guessing work, Im gonna ask you pros.

    Im trying to get 1 x 18650 3000mah+ battery with a compatible charger. Any suggestions? I need one thats gonna last all day running at least 4v.

    And, also let me know about any horror stories with bad batteries/ charger. Ill put that on my ban list and it should save alot of people alot of headaches.
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    I'm very happy with Panasonic CGR18650CH's and Pila charger.

    Be careful where you buy the Panasonics. I got imitations sold as Panasonics from a vendor here. The vendor was NOT Super T Manufacturing, who sell the real thing. That's where I will buy my next ones.
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    aw18650-2000mAh.jpg

    The red AW 18650 IMR 2000mAh batteries are the most often recommended batteries by most battery experts. - Rechargeable Batteries

    Panasonic NCR18650PD Hybrid.jpg

    The Panasonic NCR18650PB 2900 mAh hybrid batteries are also becoming popular.

    The top two battery chargers are the Pila and the Xtar VP1. The i2 & i4 Nitecore Intellichargers are decent less expensive chargers.

    I'd be extremelywary of buying batteries from Ebay or Amazon. Popular mod batteries are being conterfeited by Chinese distributors using inferior quality rejects. I suggest buying from trusted vendors like RTD Vapor, Lighthound, Orbtronics, or Super T Manufacturing for genuine name brand batteries.

    Avoid batteries under the names of TrustFire, UltraFire, or SureFire. Never use generic batteries, or un-protected ICR li-ion batteries.

    I suggest you educate yourself by learning about the types of batteries available for mods in the below articles before purchasing a battery or charger. Regulated mods like the Vamo perform most optimally when you use an IMR "high drain" battery. Protected ICR batteries often do not have the burst capacity of an IMR for their buck-boost circuitry which allows them to make high voltage.

    Battery Basics for Mods: IMR or Protected Battery?

    Deeper Understanding of Mod Batteries

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    In my Vamo V3, I rock the Efest from rdtvapor and a Nitecore i4 from amazon (you can get them from rdtvapor as well)

    Batteries : Efest IMR 18650 Flat Top
    I get 2 days of pretty substantial vaping on these batteries, have 2 so I don't really drain the one all the way in a 24hr period, I have a cycle of one day vape, swap out, charge, this way thru the cycle I don't drain the batteries down to the lowest point, when you don't discharge Li Ion all the way the recharge cycle life expectancy go WAY up!

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    I know the nitecore charger is good, how bout their batteries? thinking aout getting this. http://www.amazon.com/Nitecore-Intel...tecore+charger

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    I use PILA charger and AW batts. 18 months and absolutely no problems

    I like drop in chargers, I can't stand having to push aside little spring loaded do hickeys


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    Sooo, Ive decided to go with the nitcore i4 charger, any comments on Nitecore batteries? Seems to be the only quality batteries that are being sold at Amazon.com. Particularly this one http://www.amazon.com/Nitecore-NL183...ref=pd_sim_e_2

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    Quote Originally Posted by HybridCypher View Post
    Sooo, Ive decided to go with the nitcore i4 charger, any comments on Nitecore batteries? Seems to be the only quality batteries that are being sold at Amazon.com. Particularly this one http://www.amazon.com/Nitecore-NL183...ref=pd_sim_e_2
    There is a chance that battery might not work with your vamo. I'm sure it is a great battery to use with a flashlight but it has a protection circuit built in to it that might conflict with the vamo's protection circuitry. For the price you could have an AW IMR or other name brand IMR that will definitely work with it and most any other mod you might decide you need along the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HybridCypher View Post
    Sooo, Ive decided to go with the nitcore i4 charger, any comments on Nitecore batteries? Seems to be the only quality batteries that are being sold at Amazon.com. Particularly this one http://www.amazon.com/Nitecore-NL183...ref=pd_sim_e_2
    That says it is a protected Li Ion battery. You need an unprotected IMR high drain battery for optimal results in a regulated mod like the Vamo. You didn't read the articles in the links I provided.

    AW IMR
    18650 2000mah 10A
    18650 1600mah 24A

    MNKE IMR
    18650 1500mah ​20A

    Panasonic ​or Orbtronic hybrid
    CGR18650CH (IMR/hybrid) 2250mAh 10A
    NCR18650PD (LiNiCoAl) 2900mAh 10A
    Orbtronic 18650 SX22 (hybrid) 2000mAh 22A

    Samsung hybrid
    INR18650-22P 2200mAh 10A
    INR18650-20R 2000mah 22A

    Sony
    us18650v3 IMR 2250mAh 10A


    Efest IMR
    18650 (IMR/hybrid) 2250mAh 10A
    18650 2000mAh 10A


    Find these batteries at RTD Vapor, Lighthound, Orbtronics, or Super T Manufacturing

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    I buy all my batteries from RTD vapor and the charger I got for them which IMHO is excellent is the EFEST LUC charges two cells digital display etc .

    Lately it occurs to me, what a long strange trip it's been

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