16340 Battery Warning!
UPDATE: All Super-T's now accept any 16340, 34-36 mm long.
I have noticed radical diffences in lengths of 16340 batteries, even among the SAME brand and model depending on where you get them. The long one on the right is from Deal Extreme and is 36mm long, the shorter one on the left is from Battery Junction and is 34mm long. Both are the same model 16340 Protected Ultra fire.
The quality control is so poor and/or they are contracting out different producers to make the "same" battery so beware.
Last edited by forcedfuel50; 09-30-2009 at 06:19 PM.
Thanks force, good to know.
Isn't it amazing how the same batteries can be so different? lol. You sure wouldn't get two Lexus's of the same model and one would be 2 feet longer then the other...lol. The quality control that goes on with some manufacturers is amazing to say the least. BTW, i loved your video you made with you vaping in new york!
good looking out forcedfuel50, i just ordered them from dealextream but for a SD, and i did have trouble with some bats from the battery store moving the spring and then checked the size they too were longer, so i ordered from dx. i`ll hope they are ok in the month or so it takes dx to send the right stuff( first order came with charger no bats, some dinky motion senser greeting bell was sent instead. so instead of fighting i reordered the 16340`s)
Last edited by truelove; 08-21-2009 at 08:18 AM.
Thanks for the heads up, David. I hope titanflyer will tell us which batteries he using and where he got them
True... can't wait to see your next video starring the Super-T!
I think the three I have are the 36mm - guessing that if the button is turned all the way clockwise it is not suppose to continuously run the atty... doh!!! and that is with the spacers/washers removed..
Edit: funny I was thinking it was me or the way the girl put it together while I was out of town... Also was thinking - perhaps a flat screw instead of the round one provided (in the switch).. Im sure there are reasons not to however.?.?
Last edited by Mr-Glass; 08-21-2009 at 12:19 PM.
I just got in a package from deal extreme, with 4 different kinds of 16340 batteries from them. Ultrafires, trustfires, Blue, grey and white ones. They vary in heights from 35mm to almost 37mm! Wow, here all my Super T's are all held to within' a few thousandth's in height, evidently ultra fire doesn't seem to think the same quality controls are necessary...lol. From here forth, i'll machine all the buttons going out down another mm to accomodate these behemoths (which they should rename as 16370's..lol). For the ones that are out there, if you have these longer ones and want to run them, i'll machine your button down for free, just send me the switch. Sorry for the inconvenience. I've measured several ultrafires and tenergy's and they all were in the 34mm range, but these from deal extreme are whoppers and not truly 16340's as labeled. Fyi, the 16 indicates the width in mm and the 34 is suppose to indicate the length, 34mm.
Hope this helps...
Originally Posted by forcedfuel50
The blue one I used is an unbranded ultrafire 1000mAh 3.6V batts from my screwdriver and made for Trogs screwdriver by the factory. They are however unprotected, and although I have no problem and have heard of no problems with that and the nano charger, its something to keep in mind when making the decision for yourself. The 880mAh batteries will last maybe an hour less, but they are protected, and if that is important to you then its worth the extra money and less longevity. If you do a search on google for CR123A 16340 battery 3.6v 1000mah, you will find them everywhere.
Here is the battery I use with the branding on it...
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.2086 - Note it says that they are claimed to be 880mAh, so who knows.
Here is the battery I use, but in a protected mode. I am told they can be a little longer so might have the same problem...
DealExtreme: $3.19 Ultrafire LC 16340 3.6V 1000mAh Protected CR123A Battery
Here is what Trog at ecigscrewdriver has on his site for the screwdriver. I have a couple of these as well and no issues. Personally when I order in the future, it will be the ones below as for the money savings on 880mAh, its worth it. They still last 5-6 hours in the SD and Super.
spiderfire four pack...
DealExtreme: $6.92 SpiderFire LC-16340 3.6V 880mAh Rechargeable Lithium Batteries (4-Pack)
DealExtreme: $5.39 Nano Li-Ion Single 3.6V CR123A Charger
more expensive soshime multi charger with car plug..
DealExtreme: $22.32 SoShine SC-S1 Universal Li-Ion 2-Channel Digital Battery Charger (18650/17670 /14500/10440 and more)
RN4075 atomizers ruyandirect
B112 classic style atomizers.. bestecig.com
battery link for US customers who need some quick..
Last edited by titanflyer; 08-21-2009 at 03:10 PM.
Here is a link to Battery Junction for the Ultrafire, Protected 16340's that i use and sell and are a true 34mm long (which they ironically list as being 36mm long...go figure) They are the batteries those of you who ordered kits received:
Ultrafire 3.6V 880mah Protected Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery RCR123A CR123A 16340 CR16340
As stated above, all super t's going out after today will accomodate either and for those who have received there's, i'll machine your button down to accomodate them (the longer 36 and 37mm battery versions floating around) for free. Same day turn around too, as it only takes me a minute to properly shorten the end down.
Last edited by forcedfuel50; 08-21-2009 at 03:27 PM.