ecig experience and claim things are the opposite of what they are?
I am not familiar with how the evic puff tester works, can you explain?
So no, a constant discharge until dead or frequent discharges until dead is not equal to ecig use.
I will take anecdotal real life results over faulty testing methods when real life contradicts the tests any day. But you are free to stick to faulty testing methods if you want.
And it's not really anecdotal, it was a fairly controlled set up with an exact puff count (that were rounded off for here). It is a small sample because it takes a long time to drain batteries in the 3000mah range in real use situations. The one thing that throws it off is the eVic has a small drain even while not firing so while testing I was trying to focus on that one mod.
The usage perceptions in the mech with the NCR-A are purely anecdotal. I don't offer those as proof beyond that they seem to follow along with what I saw in the VV/VW. Which goes against what the metered tests say.
If you want a good test for ecigs it has to be designed around typical ecig use not constant flashlight/laser drain.
2.2Ω. Wattage went like this, 10w for 1 second, 9w to 1.3 seconds, 8w/1.6 seconds, 7w/2 seconds, 6.5w up to 10 seconds. You seem to know how those translate to drain in a PWM VV/VW over the voltage range with a boost better than I.
With auto puff turned on so most puffs were 5 seconds long, although auto puff can be disabled by holding the firing button and that happens sometimes
It also has a battery meter that shows percentage so you can see how many puffs you get per percentage point, which I was paying attention to while testing. And it shuts down at 3.2v.
I did run some low and sub-ohm set ups (1Ω and .9Ω duals) though the mech the other day with the NCR-A's and between setting up and vaping two sets of duals the NCR-A did seem to drop to 3.9v quicker but that is to be expected with any battery at the higher drain (the set up before was 1.5Ω dual). Now that I know the NCRs are the same chemistry and I trust the NCR-A's I'll do the math and see what other's I can try in it to compare. Although I have no way (or desire) to provide exact counts with a mech.
BTW, I think you like lighter wire for sub-ohm? I could not get those working right in my IGO-L clone. I liked heavier wire. I think the legs are too long in the RDA. The lighter wire might work better in my RBAs.
On the Comparator . . . Battery test-review 18650 comparator . . . I've found that different Amperage changes the picture, sometimes significantly. I, for one, appreciate the info on the Evic puff counts; but prefer to look at a 7 Amp draw for comparison.
So here's a question I've had that seems relevant to the current trend of this discussion:
A battery test for a given amperage - does it maintain the same amperage as the battery drains by manipulating the resistance?
If so, then that isn't an accurate representation of a mechanical mod.
I'm quite intrigued by Myk's puff counter tests. I think that, at the very least, you sir are on the right track to providing the most useful data to date on these batteries. To be completely thorough in our discussion of various batteries, though, I believe we'll need to do a bit more testing. I might have to get myself one of these mods with a puff counter...
I'm trying to get back to using the PD's to see if they drop after a few charges like the B's seem to have done. The A's should be easy to get there now that I have low ohm coils.
What gets me is the discharge curves in the machine tests. I didn't write down the numbers but that is very much not what I was seeing in the eVic and it doesn't seem that way in the mech.