Originally Posted by Completely Average
This is NOT RECOMMENDED. Using magnet-spacers on flat top batteries is considered an unsafe battery practice. Should you drop your mod on the ground it could dislodge the magnet/spacer and cause a hard short in the mod, causing the battery to go into thermal runaway. NOT ADVISEABLE FORUM: convert-button-top-flat-top-battery-small-trick
Don't be a cheap skate. Buy the APPROPRIATE style battery for your mod. Don't take unneccesary & unsafe chances which could damage your mod, your body, or your home; its simply not worth the risk.
Last edited by Baditude; 07-03-2014 at 12:45 PM.
Thanks for the info. I had read about the magnet spacer on a few other places and had assumed it was a common practice. I didn't consider the possibility of a short.
So now, to get to the recommendations: (these batteries far exceed aw IMR's in both mah rating and amp limits, so without further ado...)
1.sony 18650 vtc5
2. Purple 18650 efests
3. 35 amp LG 18650's
4. And lastly the orange MNKE 18650's
All of these batteries will allow you to get multiple times more power than the aw's and will last significantly longer before they require a recharge.
I hope this helps, good luck and don't forget to Keep on vaping all you cloud-chasing cowboys (and cowgirls) =]
i love my aw imr 1600mah i can build pretty good coils at a decent resistance
where can i find genuine vct5s?
Should you need a button-top battery for your mod, AW is still among the best available on the market. The Sony VTC, purple Efest, MNKE, and LG batteries are all flat-top.
It may not matter to some, but to me it does. AW, a battery distributor in Hong Kong, doesn't manufacture their own batteries (as far as I know). Word is that they buy large quantities of Japanese batteries from Panasonic, Samsung, etc. They know that not all batteries that come from the factory are created equal, so they test each battery individually for quality and performance. Only the best get the red wrapper and AW sticker, the rejects get shipped elsewhere (to Efest?). So, you pay a couple more dollars for an AW, but you know right from the get-go that you're getting a consistantly high quality battery which has been hand-tested for quality.
Does Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony test each battery individually like AW does? I seriously doubt it. Maybe one out of every dozen or more for quality control. AW has staked their brand reputation on their testing and it has paid off.
I have purchased a few Efest batteries which lost half of their run time after only 3 weeks of use. I've still got a couple of 2 year old AW 18650 IMR batteries which I purchased with my first mod, and they are just now starting to show their age by not holding a complete charge like new. It's been worth it to me to purchase AW IMR batteries for all of my mods.
There's a reason why so many people recommend AW batteries. They have proven their quality, safety, and consistancy over a number of years. Provape even designed the Provari around the AW IMR batteries and strongly recommends customers use only those batteries in their Provari's. Question for the tech engineers at Provape
Rechargeable Batteries - AW IMR batteries specifically recommended as the safest/best battery available
Last edited by Baditude; 07-11-2014 at 09:49 PM.
Efest 18650 IMR V3 2100mAh 30A
I agree with the purple efest. I was using VTC4 and 5 only. Then a friend of mine suggested trying them out. They are great. I've had no issues at all with them.
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FYI, the purple Efest 2100mah 30 amp batteries are just rebranded Sony VTC4 2100mah 30 amp batteries. Tear off the wrapper of both batteries and you'll find the same Sony cell on the inside.Originally Posted by bjaxon
Efest 30 & 35 amp batteries
Last edited by Baditude; 07-11-2014 at 11:21 PM.