EGO E-Power 18650 vs Smoke Tech E-Power 18650
Can someone elaborate on the differences, pros, cons of the EGO E-Power 18650 vs Smoke Tech E-Power 18650. I see they both can take 2200 - 2800 mah batteries and the only physical difference I see is the switch. Is one better than the other?
"MyVaporStore.com" carries the EGO E-Power 18650 and "Liberty-Flights.com" carries the Smoke Tech E-Power 18650. Both are close in price so I'm confused. Maybe just different manufacturers?
Here is a picture of what I'm talking about. Notice the different button types. Why is that?
I think I found the difference. The silver one is a 18650 and the black with the big cone is a 14650. However, I have seen some reviews of the 18650 with the bottom button type with the big fat cone. Any insight would be appreciated. I'm only asking because I want to purchase one but I like the fat cone type because you can change out the button for $10 should it go bad. On the other one you have to buy a whole new batt tube for $20.
Last edited by PepNYC; 01-19-2012 at 01:14 PM.
The ego is manufactured by Joye Tech who make the original ego style battery. The E-power is made by smoktech, which is similar to an ego but different in a few aspects. The Ego 18650 mod uses the same regulation chip that the regular ego's do so its 3.3 volts regulated while the E-power (both the 18650 and 14650) are regulated to 3.7 volts. Also, the Ego 18650 has the exact same threading as the regular ego so anything that works on an ego will work with it while the E-power's outer threading is larger and requires an adapter kit to work with EgoT tanks and the large Ego dual coil mega carto's. I've not tried the Ego 18650 mod yet but I've heard from my local store that its nice. I have a smoktech E-power 14650 mod myself and it was my daily mod til I got a silver bullet with a couple of 18650's.
In the end, I don't think you can go wrong with either one. I would avoid the smoktech 18650 E-power if you can find it, the switch they used on it was pulled for quality reasons but their 14650 system has been rock solid. Between the two the only difference maker would be the 18650 at 3.3v will last a lot longer than the 14650 at 3.7v, however you trade size for power as the 18650 is significantly thicker than the 14650. But either one should last a quite awhile as both are proven quality manufacturers.
Thanks for the reply Tanis143. I have to admit though, I'm still confused and I just saw someone advertising them as "Ego E-Power". I've seen E-power 18650's with the wide tube and fat cone though. That's the part I don't understand. I'm assuming those don't have the switch issue either. Eh...I dunno. I'll keep on researching....thanks again!
A lot of Chinese manufactures use the term "Ego" almost interchangeably with the word Ecig, this sometimes carries over to the Domestic supplier. I once saw an Lrider/lavatube called an EGO VV.
Yeah, and what the heck is up with the one called "NOEGO"? Crazy......
Originally Posted by Goldenkobold
Ok, here's what Ty from Liberty Flights just told me when I asked him what the difference was.
In the picture I have above in the first post on the top, the silver one is the "EGO E-Power" which basically means it's an epower that you can use EGO accessories with. The cones, the specific cartomizers that only fit egos, etc.... Whereas with the black one on the bottom you can only use 510 accessories but no ego stuff and that's the Epower.
So with that in addition to what Tanis143 stated above about the voltage, you guys think I'd really notice a difference between 3.3v and 3.7v?
Last edited by PepNYC; 01-19-2012 at 05:55 PM.
Well first I should tell you that neither one of those mods in the picture is made by Joyetech. The name Ego is used by several manufactures but just bwecause it says Ego doesn't mean it's made by Joyetech. Joyetech does make a mod in this catagory and it just came out. it's called simply the Joyetech eGo 18650
Originally Posted by PepNYC
I notice the difference between 3.3 and 3.7
Originally Posted by PepNYC
Ok I got one of these this past weekend and have a question/problem. I did contact the vendor he did not know but said he would check with the company that makes them. Mybutton flashes a lot. Take a hit two flashes, fine for ten minutes take a hit 5 flashes, fine then 1 flash, fine then 3 flashes. You get the idea. Fire every time I push the button. Have not had it not fire once on any carto but get flashes all the time. Boge 2.0, the dual coil epower cartos it came with, even ce2s. Doesn't matter what carto. Any ideas? Other then this it seems like a solid unit
I vaguely remember someone else having a similar issue if not the same. Not sure what the outcome was. I'll see if I can find the post and what the resolution was if any.
Originally Posted by SilverSpike
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