How can I tell what is compatible with my E-Cig?

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  1. SnowDog

    SnowDog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I have the kit in the picture below and I'm thinking ahead about where to buy my batteries when they need replaced. The manufacturer wants $34.95 for a new battery but I'm thinking I can get them much cheaper than that. The manufacturer (TECECIG) doesn't seem to want to disclose any specifications that would help me determine a possible alternative replacement battery.

    The only information I could find about these batteries is that they are 2.6 volts.

    When it's time for me to replace a battery, how can I determine which brand/type of batteries, if any, are compatible with the cartomizers and chargers that I already have?

    Thanks.

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  2. kiwivap

    kiwivap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    They may be 808s. Its a tricky one because Tececig say they sell 808s and 510s on their forum.

    In this pic the cartomizer on the left is 510, the one on the right is 808.

    Kanger horizontal coil cartomizers 510-808D-1.jpg

    Do yours look like either of these?
     
  3. SnowDog

    SnowDog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks, kiwivap!

    Yes, mine look like the one on the right. Does that mean that I simply need to look for 808D-1 batteries? Do I need to be concerned about the threads or is that what 808D-1 means?
     
  4. spaceballsrules

    spaceballsrules Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    That is what KR808d-1 means. That tells you what the threading is.

    I suggest getting replacement parts and such at SmokelessImage.
     
  5. Justin Proctor

    Justin Proctor Senior Member ECF Veteran

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    The person i bought my first kit off was the same way. I asked about the thread type and voltage and they practically ignored my first few emails but keep it up eventually they will give you the answer. Also i told my company i would continue to buy the e-liquid off them as long as they told me the thread type. Ofc i didnt but it did get them to cough up the answers i needed pretty quick :)
     
  6. SnowDog

    SnowDog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Excellent! Thanks for your help.
     
  7. MiamiMom63

    MiamiMom63 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    If you want a real good battery in 808 I recommend the volt from smokelessimage.com/?a_aid=4f3192263c7b1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">smokeless image. Unless your Ecig was made with some type of proprietary connection, which I hate when vendors do that, the volt should work fine on the pcc. image.jpg
     
  8. kiwivap

    kiwivap Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    You could try some 808 cartos. Smokeless Image have them and Kanger make them too:
    Kanger Cartomizers for 510 or 808
     
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  10. SnowDog

    SnowDog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    This is what concerns me the most. I want to make sure I'm buying a compatible battery.
     
  11. SnowDog

    SnowDog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  12. MiamiMom63

    MiamiMom63 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Yea, figured that. It's probably an 808 but figured I would show you the connections on the pcc just in case.
     
  13. SnowDog

    SnowDog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Ah yes, I see what you are getting at now. Mine looks almost the same except there is a hole in the middle on the charger and the battery. Looks proprietary to me but I'm not sure.

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  14. MiamiMom63

    MiamiMom63 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Your batt is just an unsealed batt. They come sealed or unsealed. You just need to be careful not to fill your cartomizers while they are on your batt because if juice gets down in there alot, it will ruin your batt.
     
  15. SnowDog

    SnowDog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Great info. Thank you.
     
  16. Johnnie Price

    Johnnie Price Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    SnowDog, I have a couple of very specific questions for you.

    On the bottom of your cartomizer, are there 2-4 slots underneath the threads?
    On the bottom of your cartomizer, on the center pin, is there a slot directly through the center of it?

    If the answer to both of these questions is no, then you probably have an 808D-2 device. Companies like to offer their 808's in this thread-type because it is just sub-standard enough to cause compatibility issue with other devices. Their hope is to lock you in to only buying from them.

    808D-1 and 808D-2 are actually the same thread-type, but the 808D-1 has longer/deeper threads. D-1 atomizers will fit on D-2 batteries, but they won't thread flush to the battery. Attempting to make them sit flush could ruin the center pin of your battery and/or atomizer.

    There are adapters out there for making 808D-1 and 808D-2 devices compatible with each other, or even for 808D-2 to 510, in the event that is what TECECIG is selling. My gut thinks it's probably true.

    Good luck.
     
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  18. Johnnie Price

    Johnnie Price Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Good catch!
     
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    Kudos to Google and Harplayr :thumbs:
     
  20. SnowDog

    SnowDog Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    If I understand the questions correctly, the answer to both questions is yes. Would that mean that my cartomizers are universal and not proprietary?

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    I don't know if this is helpful in answering my questions but the pcc that came with my kit says "MODEL 808D/808D-1" on it.

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