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    Here's an example of VERY low end batts and charger- another good reason I never charge my batts unattended. Also happened to me but I was fortunately there to unplug it. Was using a TR-001 and TrustFire batteries...still get chills thinking about it and thankfully I had listened to the Vets and their precautions otherwise my home may have been a pile of ash not to mention neighbor's homes and lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude View Post
    You need some mod battery education: Battery Basics for Mods: IMR or Protected?

    You want either a good name-brand IMR or hybrid battery, not a protected li-ion battery. Do not judge the quality of a battery solely on the mAh capicity, that specification is often over-rated by many manufacturers. Avoid any battery with the name FIRE in it, these are a second class battery in terms of quality. You can't go wrong with AW IMR batteries. The Panasonic hybrids are also a good choice, although the 3400 mAh Panny should only be used for mechanical mods with only clearomizers or cartomizers due to its 6.8 amp limit.

    AW IMR
    18650 2000mah 10Amp CDR
    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 (LiNiCoMnP)
    INR18650-22P 2200mAh 10A
    INR18650-20R 2000mah 22A

    Sony
    us18650v3 IMR 2250mAh 10A
    us18650vct3 (hybrid) 1600mAh 30A

    Efest IMR
    18650 (IMR/hybrid) 2250mAh 10A
    18650 2000mAh 10A
    18650 1600mAh 30A

    * AW IMR 18490 (1100mah) 8.8A

    *AW IMR 18350 ​(700mah) 6A
    Have you tried the new Samsung INR batteries baditude? I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a pair just to see how they perform.

    EDIT: Nevermind I just saw you have them on your list = )
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMarca View Post
    Have you tried the new Samsung INR batteries baditude? I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a pair just to see how they perform.

    EDIT: Nevermind I just saw you have them on your list = )
    I use only AW IMR batteries from RTD Vapor. I've tried the 18350 Efest IMR's and was very disappointed in them, the AW's perform much better. I also have one CGR18650CH 2250mAh battery which gives similar results to the AW IMR 18650 2000mah I usually use.

    Thrasher has high praise for the Panasonic NCR18650PD 2900mAh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKowGawd View Post
    what about these Ultra Fire 18650 3.7V 5000mAH, found them and was wondering if anyone has used them or knows if they're good quality.
    If you're talking about the green ones, they're not very good. Last less than half the time as any other decent 2000mah batteries. I get about the same life out of them in a Vamo as I do an EH IMR 18350.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DKowGawd View Post
    Want to know what the best brand, longest charge, most reliable, and where to get them. Help me please! Looking to get a iTaste TVR, and I want a GREAT pair of batteries to keep this tank of a PV running strong.
    At first I only wanted a great pair of batteries, now I have 10 panasonic cgr18650ch's... gotta have backups for backups. (that's how I justify it)

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    AW IMR batteries all day, every day.
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    You'll need a good charger as well... I recommend the nitecore chargers. Love them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baditude View Post
    I use only AW IMR batteries from RTD Vapor. I've tried the 18350 Efest IMR's and was very disappointed in them, the AW's perform much better. I also have one CGR18650CH 2250mAh battery which gives similar results to the AW IMR 18650 2000mah I usually use.

    Thrasher has high praise for the Panasonic NCR18650PD 2900mAh.
    Yeah, I have a small arsenal of AW 18650 1600mah batteries, my only problem is they aren't making them anymore. The 2000mah newer version isn't quite as good under stress. That's why I'm checking out the new hybrids, at the price they want for them on e-bay I see no harm in picking up a pair and testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMarca View Post
    I have a small arsenal of AW 18650 1600mah batteries, my only problem is they aren't making them anymore.
    I hadn't heard of this. That was an excellent battery. I wonder if AW will be offering something better in the near future?

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    I've had my VTR for 5 days now. I have the Efest 2000mah battery and it lasts me a day and a half of heavy vaping.... Lovin' the VTR. 4hrs or less charge time with a Trustfire 500mah charger.

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