Batteries 101

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  1. Robinowitz

    Robinowitz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 27, 2013
    No. Cal.
    Hi all,

    It's about time to buy some fresh batteries for my Grands and P-67. I've always been pleased with the AW 18650 but I see there are 2 options: 2200mAh or 1600mAh. I know I could do the research but, hey, there are so many wise folks here. So how about I pass this quandary to you What should I get? I normally (always) Vape above 1, if that is a consideration.....

    Thank you in advance wise ones.
     
  2. J_B_86

    J_B_86 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2013
    QLD, Australia
    I use LG HG2s or Samsung 30Qs in everything these days, the 3000mah capacity is handy. Not sure about the Grand though as I see some don't like flat tops.
     
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  3. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
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  4. Papa_Lazarou

    Papa_Lazarou MKUltra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    With the AW button tops, I find almost no difference in terms of usable charge time (that is, the duration that they hold a 4.2 - 3.7 V charge) between the 1600 and 2200's. The 1600's have a higher C rating, so more headroom with lower ohm builds - prolly a moot point for your build preferences, but it's the determining factor for me, and so I roll with the 1600's.

    Also because I tend to favour builds in the .3 - .5 ohm range, I find button tops preferable to flat tops in the grands due to some pitting (from arcing) I experienced with the latter.

    For the P67, pitting should not be exacerbated with flat tops as the switch works differently (just as with the 2015 woodies). For flat tops, I like the samsung and LG's mentioned above.

    Now, do you want to manage two different battery types for different mods? Maybe. Maybe not. Button tops should work just fine in the P67's and, IMHO, are preferred for grands, so really all you're getting with the flat tops is some longer usage cycles. That might be desirable enough for you (it is for me), but it might not be.
     
  5. Rob.Gee

    Rob.Gee Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 26, 2014
    Montana
    I'm running some of the 2200 mah batteries in both grands as we speak. I have some vtc mxjo and Samsung batteries but these are my favorites. I haven't used the 1600 aw's but I see no reason to change. I usually stay in the .5-.8 ohm range.
     
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  6. Dima1973

    Dima1973 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2013
    Philadelphia, pa
    I use LG HG2 in my grands together with reo door magnet. It eliminates all battery and contact pitting problems.
     
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  7. Robinowitz

    Robinowitz Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 27, 2013
    No. Cal.
    Thank you all for your replies and wisdom. Sorry I didn't reply earlier as work got the best of my time today. It helped to clarify the difference in the 2 AW's I was considering in terms of ohms. Perhaps I can pass this on someone in the future. Since I already have some AW's (button tops), I'll just get some more and choose whichever Mah is less expensive (not being a sub-ohmer). Unless of course, the flat tops mentioned would go better with my purple SL door on the P-67 . Easy peezy!

    Thanks wise ones!

    Now, that I'm looking more at the table supplied by Sonic, I notice that AW doesn't seem to have made the cut in this test...interesting.... Hmmmm, any more thoughts?
     
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