Battery Preference on the REO

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  1. Big Daddy Harley

    Big Daddy Harley Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thought this is a good topic, someone had to start it.

    I have been using the AW IMR 18650's on my Grand lately and I like that they strong till the end
     
  2. brian5470

    brian5470 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    AW IMR's 18650 on the Grand and 14500 on the mini by far best choice! They fit and vape GOOD!
     
  3. TennDave

    TennDave Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    AGree with both of you whole heartedly.
    I'm thinking that Techno's going to love this thread!! :)
     
  4. Mudflap

    Mudflap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I use an IMR high drain 18650 in my Grand, but it's not AW brand. I bought it from avid vaper for $16.99.

    One time I drained it to less than 3 volts before I noticed a drop off in performance!
     
  5. CJLite

    CJLite Vaping Master ECF Veteran

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  6. Big Hitter

    Big Hitter Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Well It must be that I don't leave them in long enough to notice.
    I only have Grands so we are talking 18650s here .... but they perform exactly the same IMO.

    I swear if they were wrapped in tape I could not tell the IMR from the black 2900 mah AWs

    But I swap them every morning. So that must explain it.
    I've tested some of mine when I pull them off and they are still 3.7 to 3.8 volts.
     
  7. Rhapsodies Fire

    Rhapsodies Fire Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

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    So I'm becoming a believer....however, I gotta say that my UltraFire and TrustFire Protected 14500 batteries have been working like champions since I got my first mini REO 6 months ago and I will keep using them until they die. When that occurs, I will replace them with the AW IMRs.
     
  8. Chameloid

    Chameloid Super Member ECF Veteran

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    AW 14500 750 maH in the mini
    AW 18650 (2900, 2600, 2200 maH <-- whatever I grab...lol) in the Grand

    I actually have some some IMR 14500 600 maHs that I have used in my VV Big Brother and should try one in the mini one of these days. Wasn't sure whether I would need the spacer on them in the mini like I need for the BB.
     
  9. Emris

    Emris Time Lord Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I'm with you Big Hitter on the Grand. The mini hands down go with the IMR 14500 from AW!


     
  10. PattyR

    PattyR Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    You betcha! :)

     
  11. Mudflap

    Mudflap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ok, I just pulled my 1st 5 volt NiMH battery off the charger, carefully loaded it into my Grand, and took a couple of hits off my 801 2.0Ω atty. It measured 5.7 volts fresh off the charger, btw.

    Now, I know this is too much voltage for this atty, but I was just wanting to vape away the juice in the atty before switching over to a 3.1 ohm 510 carto.

    Wow! Head rush!

    Just tried the carto. Nice!

    Now let's see how these puppies hit for the rest of the evening.

    :p
     
  12. vikings

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    I've been using Redilast 18650s for the past month and have to say that the performance is extremely consistent :)
     
  13. Rhapsodies Fire

    Rhapsodies Fire Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

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    I remember Yellowman saying he really like those too! :)
     
  14. Unchained

    Unchained Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    I have been known to stack 2xrcr123a lipo4 batts for 6v. just another option works well with reg atties not advisable with lr. attie. Also always use protected or safe chemistry batts if you do this.
     
  15. Big Daddy Harley

    Big Daddy Harley Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Has anyone tried the redilast batteries in their Grand or woody, how do they compare to the AW
     
  16. redeyedancer

    redeyedancer Forum Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Grand: AW IMR 18650
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    Reo AW IMR 18650
    Reo Woodvil AW IMR 18650
     
  17. vikings

    vikings Super Member ECF Veteran

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    I've been using the Redilast 2600mAh 18650s for about a month now. They're pretty similar in performance to the AWs :)
     
  18. Sterno

    Sterno Original Reonaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    i agree the AWs are great for LR attys on any Reo
     
  19. Geoscouter

    Geoscouter Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    Reo mini- AW IMR 14500

    A word about battery chargers. I got an ultrafire wf-188 charger and it never charged these batteries over 3.98 volts. I know some here are happy with this charger but it never fully charged my batteries. After doing some research on one of the flashlight forums and reading about people there having problems I decided to splurge and buy the Pila IBC charger. Awesome charger. My batteries now come off the charger at 4.16-4.18 volts every time. And they are lasting much longer in the mini. According to the SME's on the subject this is the only charger that correctly charges l-ion type batteries other than much more expensive hobby grade chargers. Wish I'd started with this one and highly recommend it to others.
     
  20. Infernia

    Infernia Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Have tried all these:
    AW IMR 18650 3.7V 1600mAh - Best performers thus far... great vape til they discharge and they last me 8hrs

    AW 18650 3.7V 2900mAh 'protected' - Next best performers, the drop off in performance was not as noticable as in the UF's lasted me a little over 10hrs - Big con= they are a very tight fit and squished my spring to the point of no return.

    UF 18650 3.7V 3000mAh - Worked okay, performance dropped steadily the entire 10hrs they lasted me. I personally could tell they weren't performing as well...
    Key here is that some people will not even notice a difference, but I do. I really like the AW IMR's for their consistent vape until discharge.
     
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