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Mooch

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    1. I_am_Nothing
      I_am_Nothing
      Mooch, first off let me say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work you do for the community, it means the world to me. When talking about Lipo packs we use watt hours, is that just because it is easier for people to understand than saying 3s 950mah? Basically isnt a 3s 950mah Lipo pack the same as 3 950mah 18650s in series?
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        Yes, barring normal differences between different batteries and chemistries, it's the same thing.

        Different communities just seem to have different ways of rating. Some useful and some useless.
        Aug 3, 2017
    2. SmogVlog
      SmogVlog
      Hey Mooch, have you ever come across Golisi batteries? They apparently have panasonic cells inside, made in Japan, then shipped off to China for the rest of assembly. They have a 40A rating on the side, though obviously this wont be close to the CDR. Just wondering if you have any experience with them. Thanks - Slack
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        No, I'm sorry, I don't know anything about them.
        Jun 5, 2017
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      2. SmogVlog
        SmogVlog
        Shame. So far they seem pretty decent, well made and performance seems good, but without any true battery guru like you putting them through their paces it is hard to tell what is going on with them. I would imagine they are about 10A CDR given other pansonic cells on the market.
        Jun 7, 2017
    3. Gochu
      Gochu
      Thank you again for your suggestions :)
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    4. ApolloKen
      ApolloKen
      Hey Mooch, hope all is well. Wanted to see if you have ratings for the nitecore 18650s? I saw a 30a, 35a, 38a, and 40a which i figure are some overrated 20a-25a but wanted to get your take on them. Didn't see them on your list.
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        I just posted the test reports for five of the Nitecore 18650's last week. :)
        May 19, 2017
      3. ApolloKen
        ApolloKen
        Haha sweet brother thanks. Quick question I don't see asked, what vape setup do you use the most? Also what's your go to hard hitting build in a tube much? And finally, do you ever sleep; )
        May 19, 2017
      4. Mooch
        Mooch
        I switch constantly between setups, regulated and unregulated, 25W-120W.

        I don't pay to much attention to the coils I use as they just don't make much of a difference IMHO. It all depends on the heat flux, juice, power setting and/or battery and preheat. For a single battery mech I often use fused claptons at about 0.12 (dual).

        Sleep? :)
        May 19, 2017
    5. b0nzai
      b0nzai
      Hi,
      I've read your blog and still confused to pick the safetiest battery for my mecha
      I use Broadside mod (0.1-0.15 ohm dual coil) and I use XXX battery (www.xxxbatteries.com) ,I feels like it will get warm quickly.
      Only VTC5/6, HB6, HG2, HE4 that avail in my country (some have diff spec :HG2 have 3000mAH 35A,HE4 2500mAH 35A)
      Could you help me suggest the battery that I have to buy?
      Thanks
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        The HB6 will run the coolest and be the safest.
        The HG2 and HE4 are rated at 20A by LG and me.
        Apr 13, 2017
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      2. b0nzai
        b0nzai
        Thank you sooo much Mr Mooch :)
        Apr 14, 2017
    6. andreariana
      andreariana
      hello mr. mooch, something wrong with one of my LG brown
      when i put it in my xtar vc4 charger, it read Ni-mr not Li-ion,
      my other LG brown are okay, just this one got me curious -_-a

      this one LG brown did depleted until it unable to start up in a mod,
      when i put in my xtar charger it shows 1.55v but as Ni-mr

      am i should just throw it away or is there some solution?
      thanks :
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        That battery is probably ruined, damaged at least. Discharging down to below 2.5V starts to damage it. Under 2.0V is bad. I highly recommend not using that battery anymore.
        Mar 23, 2017
    7. AciD_RaiN
      AciD_RaiN
      Hey there Señor Mooch :) I have been going over your tests over the past few months and already found out that 8 of my 10 LG HG2 are fake.. I was wondering though if somehow I can measure the amps of the batteries with the equipment I have at home? All I have is an Opus BT-C3100, IMAX B6, a battery capacity discharge tester from ebay ($4) and a multimeter that only measures up to 10A.
      Thanks :)
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        You need a way to discharge at 10A or more and to measure the temperature of the battery too.
        Mar 6, 2017
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      2. AciD_RaiN
        AciD_RaiN
        Thanks man :)
        Mar 6, 2017
    8. adrkaushal
      adrkaushal
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        Interesting that you're asking me here. :)
        They're both me, from one account.

        J Mooch Muchow is my personal profile. Mooch and Battery Mooch are pages off that profile.

        I hope that helps!
        Feb 21, 2017
    9. DaveRitchieAz
      DaveRitchieAz
      hey mooch is daveritchieaz on insta
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    10. coilspotting
      coilspotting
      Hi Mooch, I know I'm going to feel like an idiot but I was reviewing your charger test results here and I only see results listed for the LUC4. Am I insane or is there only this one charger tested? I'm curious about results for the various NiteCore and other EFEST chargers.

      Thanks so much for your fantastic contributions to the community. You're my hero.
      - Kelly
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        That's the only charger so far.
        Nov 23, 2016
    11. Cardslinger
      Cardslinger
      Hi Mooch, great work you are doing, thanks & keep it up please.
      One question, on FB you posted that you were going to test what the benefits are for marrying battery's. Did you finish that research & if so what are your findings.
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Thanks!
        I am about 300 cycles in on the preliminary testing with about 1,050 more to go. Then it's another thousand cycles or so to test the various weird combos of mixed batteries. Probably not done until the end of the year.
        Oct 12, 2016
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      3. coilspotting
        coilspotting
        I'm very excited about this test series as well!
        Dec 8, 2016
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    12. danielpm
      danielpm
      Hey Mooch! Can you help me in choose a 26650 for my new DNA75 device? I'm in Europe, and the unique trusty vendor here is the Nkon shop. They say the Greens were discontinued and now are purples, but none of the Purple have the same ratings as the green. Can you help choosing a good battery for max battery life, for using at 50W max, from this list: NKON | Rechargeable batteries - 26650 ? Thank you!
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        Check my recently updated table of recommend batteries (see my blog). Any of the 26650's will be about the best available. The iJoy's are best with the Basen and Brillipower following closely behind in performance.
        Sep 20, 2016
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      2. danielpm
        danielpm
        Thanks Mooch. Yes, I had seen all your tests. The only problem is that the only battery that you had recommended had been discontinnued (efest green), and all the efests purple selled by nkon dont match the rating of the ones you tested
        Sep 20, 2016
      3. danielpm
        danielpm
        Already figure it out. The Efest Metallic Purples 35A have the same rating as the green one in your tests. I will go with that :) .
        Thanks for everything Mooch, you're a huge help for our community!
        Sep 20, 2016
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    13. defdock
      defdock
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        Not too much to say. As mentioned on that page they are low-amp rated protected batteries that are 70mm long. Could be 3.9A NCR18650B's. I haven't tested them as they probably wouldn't fit any mods.
        Sep 9, 2016
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    14. APathos
      APathos
      Thanks for the nice interview/info on Vaping Biker's channel.
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Thank you!
        Sep 9, 2016
      3. coilspotting
        coilspotting
        Yeah that was a fantastic interview! Solid!
        Dec 8, 2016
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    16. GBalkam
      GBalkam
      Question about a battery I got with my kit.. Aspire icr 18650 3.7v Li-ion. Super High Discharge 40A. For high drain devices, 1800mAh. I'm wondering what the 40A is?
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        You can check my blog for the test results for that battery. I don't know what the 40A is supposed to be. It's a 25A battery. :)
        Aug 23, 2016
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    17. J.d. Roberts
      J.d. Roberts
      You're the battery guy.
      Awesome job on the info you provide.
      Thanks so much for it!
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Thank you!
        Aug 8, 2016
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    18. sonicbomb
      sonicbomb
      GG mentioned you again in his latest Vlog at about the 1 hour mark.
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Thanks. I saw that....very cool! He and I have been talking behind the scenes about some battery stuff.
        Aug 5, 2016
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    19. sonicbomb
      sonicbomb
      GrimmGreen mentioned you again in his latest Vlog
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        From 2 days ago? I saw that one but was doing other things while it was on in the background so I must have missed it. Do you remember which segment it was in?
        Jul 23, 2016
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      2. sonicbomb
        sonicbomb
        Towards the end in the retro vaping section, he was talking about what 26650 to put in a big mech.
        @ 1:32:08
        Jul 23, 2016
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    20. ghatikar
      ghatikar
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        Those aren't actually graphene batteries. They're just regular graphite-anode lipo's with some graphene, probably a sheet, added in. The addition of that graphene does nothing. True graphene batteries, AFAIK, have a lower nominal voltage.
        Jul 18, 2016
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