18650 Battery Ratings -- Picking a Safe Battery to Vape With
Which battery is safe to vape with?
This table was created to help you choose a battery based on discharge current levels that should be safe to vape with even if your regulated mod autofires or your mech mod's fire button is accidentally pressed for a long period. The recommendations in this table also help to minimize damage to the battery that shortens its life due to overheating.
The recommendations in this table are not the maximum current levels that the batteries can operate at! We pulse our batteries when we vape. This means we can use them at much higher levels than what the continuous current tests show. This table only lists the actual current rating for the battery, based on my testing, and how hard you can push them and still be safe in case of a device malfunction (which can discharge the battery continuously). You can push them beyond the recommendations in these tables. Each person has to weigh the risk and make their own decision as to how far they will go.
This data is not just stuff gathered from around the Web. The grades are based on the results of my cell tests: List of Battery Tests
This table will be updated as additional batteries are tested.
Caution: You are responsible for your own safety! The conclusions and recommendations I make here are only my personal opinion. Carefully research any battery you are considering using before purchasing. This table is only meant as a first step for you to use in narrowing down the best choices for the way you vape. Do not use it as the only source of information when picking a battery to use! This is especially true if you intend to use a battery at over its continuous current rating. I am not responsible for any damage or injury sustained by anyone using this table to select a battery.