Alternate choice for batteries on Reo Grand

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  1. Jason_ESV

    Jason_ESV Moved On Verified Member

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    Good Evening all,

    Just wanted to get some opinions on which brand of 18650 batteries I should start collecting while I wait for my Grand get to me. I know the popular answer is going to be the AW IMR 18650 2000mAh. But I live in vancouver,Canada and I am having a very difficult time trying to source out a vendor that has them in stock. I found some UltraFire LC18650 2600mAh and I think i will probably pick these up to get started until i can get the AW's. Any suggestions would be much appreatiated, I really want to soak in the total Reo Grand experience. Thanks in advance.

    Jason.
     
  2. Rhapsodies Fire

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    Welcome Jason :)
    Well, these guys ship to Canada...but they're also about 10 minutes south of the border if you just want to drop down and pick them up. http://www.ecigexpress.com/mod-batt...mr-18650-1600-mah-rechargeable-battery-p-1036

    You can also use the black AW IC 18650 2200mah protected batteries. The UltraFires work too...but I can't remember if those are a tad long or not. The biggest concern is making sure there is plenty of room for the spring to do its job in case of a short. There needs to be enough room for the spring to collapse, thus dropping the battery away from the positive battery contact. Perhaps someone who has those batteries can speak up and tell us if there is enough room.

    Here is another vendor with those batteries
    AW IMR 18650
    AW Protected 18650 2200mAh

    I hope this helps. :)
     
  3. Justice

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    RtD from use is great for shipping to canada it takes about 10 days but he is good

    there is a supplier on the island here i can't find the addy right now i will send an email and get back to you tomorrow if they still have them
     
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    here's the only 1 I have but I know theres a side by side with the AW just don't have it handy maybe Karen does
     
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    If you really want the most out of your Grand go 6 Volt!!
    Amazon.com: Kits: 6 RCR123A 3.0V 750mAh LiFePO4 Rechargeable Batteries with a Smart Charger: Electronics
    When I 1st got my Grand I used 3.7, then tried 6 Volt. IMO 3.7 is just...meh.
     
  10. nerak

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    Finally! Did not have these, but found them for you!
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  11. unsure

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    Been asking for a comparison everywhere :thumb: thank you Karen but which 18650mah is that AW...1600 or 2000 cause the 2000 is taller!

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    Thanks to Randy from RTDVAPOR.....

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  13. Jason_ESV

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    Thank you everyone for your input. I think I'm gonna check out those batteries from cal lies but I'm still gonna grab the AW's also. looks like I'm gonna spend a little more than i expected to. lol. The life of a vaper.
     
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    Speaking of batterys I thought I'd post all th pics of them I have
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  15. Jason_ESV

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    Hey all,

    Thanks for the info from everyone, still trying to source out the AW batts. picked up a couple Ultrafire 18650 2600mAh's. The Reo just showed up today so I'm gonna give them a try until i get the AW's. I noticed they fit tight and pretty much compress the spring all the way down. isn't that a bad thing?

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  16. nerak

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    The spring compressed all the way disables the safety of the spring collapsing in case of a short. So your batteries can still make contact and melt the button and maybe worse.
     
  17. Jason_ESV

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    Ok...So that is bad. hmm, guess i need the AW's fast.
     
  18. Rhapsodies Fire

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    Did RTD or Ecigexpress not work out for you?
     
  19. Justice

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    I just re emailed the local supplier to see if they have some if you haven't ordered any yet Jason
     
  20. Brew1961

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    I've been using AW IMR 18650 1600s and the AW IC 18650 2200s. The 1600s fit perfectly with air gap between every loop of the spring. The 2200s fit tight with air gap between just 1 and maybe 1/2 of a 2nd of the loops. I believe the spring would collapse enough to break the circuit using the 2200s but it would be close. Going with a typical, protected LI-ON battery with a capacity over 2200MAH could be a bad idea should anything short out. The Panasonic appears to not be an exception to that rule since it's IMR in nature. Brew
     
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