Mooch
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Mooch

Electron Wrangler, Male

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Mar 26, 2017 at 10:09 AM
    1. 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 at 12:46 AM
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. DaveRitchieAz
      DaveRitchieAz
      hey mooch is daveritchieaz on insta
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    5. 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
    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. GBalkam
    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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
    16. Elwin
      Elwin
      Love the fact that the manual to the Coolfire IV TC-18650 points to you as as the authority they recommend for battery choices. Good for you!
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Thanks!
        Jun 26, 2016
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    17. GrmpyOldMan
      GrmpyOldMan
      Hey Mooch, can you give any advice on batteries WITH solder tabs, I have a couple of iStick 30's I'd like to find replacement batteries for.
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        Sorry, no idea. I don't know which cells are available with tabs.
        Jun 14, 2016
      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Any luck? Wondering if you got my message too.
        Jun 17, 2016
      3. GrmpyOldMan
        GrmpyOldMan
        Yes, sorry, I got your message. Not in a huge hurry, but was hoping you might have some ideas. No real luck so far.
        Jun 17, 2016
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    18. sonicbomb
      sonicbomb
      Freakin awesome sauce. I just shouted out yes so loudly my neighbors must think I'm mad.

      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        LOL...my jaw dropped when I watched that video, just surreal.
        Jun 6, 2016
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      2. Derek Cross
        Derek Cross
        Hello all. I too saw the video and was surprised that he mentioned the hb6 lg batteries since i never hear him talk about much other than box mods and rta's lately. So why did jaws drop and screams wake up neighbors? Sorry I may have missed something about the vid. I feel I may know the reason but I dont want to bad mouth someone on the interwebs
        Jun 14, 2016
      3. Mooch
        Mooch
        My jaw dropping was caused by his mentioning my name and testing. :)
        Jun 14, 2016
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    19. sonicbomb
      sonicbomb
      GrimmGreen mentioned you in his latest VLOG at 05:54, though he did refer to you as battery Mooch which I assume is your new title.

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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Ahh, I haven't watched that yet!
        I use Battery Mooch in some places because there is another Mooch out there. :)
        Apr 29, 2016
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      3. Derek Cross
        Derek Cross
        I just came here for the exact same reason... To tell him of his mention! I dont buy into "famous" vapers but GrimmGreen is different. Hes the only famous vaper I follow and believe when he reviews a product....I do on the other hand buy into the hype associated with famous battery gurus,and revered electron wranglers
        May 1, 2016
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    20. Baditude
      Baditude
      Hey Mooch. I've been curious why the new AW 18650 3000mah 20 amp battery is not in your recommended batteries graphic. Your tests suggested that is performed equally with the LG 18650 3000 20 amp HG2 battery, and even suggested it might be an LG re-wrap.

      I've also written a new blog, and I hope you don't mind that I quoted your blog about battery charging. Guide to Choosing a Li-ion Battery Charger
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        No problem at all, great blog!
        I didn't add the AW because the HG2 is easily available, usually at a lower price. The list is already too big now and I'll be removing some cells after I do the Samsung/Sony/LG shootouts soon.
        Apr 20, 2016
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