OK. First inspection. I bought an Amp XL 1200 Red and an Amp XL 900 Green.
(reviews on the 650 to follow when they arrive)
Ok, here's the low down...
Length - 108mm
Length with clearo - 168mm
Weight - 38g
Voltage after charge - 4.13v (+0.03v fluctuation while loading)
Red 1300 mAh
Length - 118mm
Length with clearo - 178mm
Weight - 43g
Voltage after charge - 4.13v (+0.01 fluctuation while loading)
- Voltage measured across terminals.
Top marks for packaging - Minimal, but good quality, and informative.
Both batteries have two threads:
An 808 thread:
- for loading carts, clearos and tanks.
A non-standard outer thread:
- this outer thread is neither an ego thread, nor is it a F1/eliq or C8 thread.
- the colour matching cone was bought to go with it - which makes it look much batter than a bare thread.
They do look stunning when attached to the coloured clearos.
The only real minus point I could find with the battery is that it would have been more substantial to have an ego connector - but on the other hand, the battery is far more substantial than the normal 808 cig-likes.
Both batteries have a Mini USB connector concealed in the base.
This is a dual use connection, allowing both charging of the battery and the passthru facility.
This is very much a plus point with this unit.
The 808 thread is a common one, so no shortages of extras you can put on it, and the first one I put on mine was a 808-501 adapter - this is pretty much a must if you decide to use for tanks like, for example, a Vivi Nova.
(most of the nice toys have 501 or, at a push, ego connectors)
The threads are well engineered, both top threads and also the threads on the bottom cap.
The positioning of the draw holes on the top part of the 808 connector are good, and the fitting of a range of carts and clearos is smooth.
The batteries are well balanced (not top or bottom heavy) and of good visual quality - there's no blemishes on either the steelwork or the colour cover. The weights compare well to the ego 900 PT (From Liberty Flights) at 38g, the ego twist 1000 (from Rocky Mountain Vapors) at 41g, a V4L 650 (from V4L) at 30g, and a super mini 650 (From Paradise Vapes UK) at 25g.
The battery has the 5 click safety system, the same as an ego battery, and the operational LED is blue, rather than white, which is more discreet.
Both units are good quality, and the only thing that could have been done to improve them would be to move them over to a standard ego connector. (but as mentioned, not a massive problem.)
As they stand, I'll give them a good, firm 8/10. If it had an ego connector, this would have been a 9/10.
Is it the best battery I've used? No.
Is it the best 808 thread battery I've used? Definitely!
Review of the 650 will follow at a future date.