How long should the 18650 batteries last?

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  1. LegioX

    LegioX Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I am just curious how long these 18650 batteries with the extended cap should be lasting before I need to chuck them and get more.

    I have 2 and I charge them each about once a day or sometimes less, with a PILA charger. I've been using them for about a month, but I thought I started to notice shorter times between recharge.

    How long does everyone use one of these batts for until cycling in a new one?
     
  2. ScottinSoCal

    ScottinSoCal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I've been using mine since I got my first ProVari in late December, and I've noticed no life span issues. I still go about 24 hours between battery changing.

    Although I started out with three of them and moved up to 6 of them. I have them all labeled 1-6 and rotate through, so they each get the same number of charge/discharge cycles. I stopped using the shorty batteries - anybody want them? I have 4.
     
  3. Dalton63841

    Dalton63841 Moved On

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    PM Sent. The shorties last me all day.
     
  4. asidrave

    asidrave Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I average about 4ml's of juice per charge on the AW IMR 18650 1600mAh when using my MAP tanks....x2 provari's. Almost a full 16hr day
     
  5. LegioX

    LegioX Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So the 500 cycle life of the battery is fairly accurate? I just saw that somewhere for these type of batteries. I could go 1.5+ years with using a battery once a day at the same capacity as brand new, or are they decreasing in their charge holding time? I wonder if there are things that reduce the life of batteries, like impacts, etc
     
  6. Dalton63841

    Dalton63841 Moved On

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    Definitely! Batteries are susceptible to impacts, extreme temps, rapid temp change, overcharging, etc...
     
  7. LegioX

    LegioX Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Okay thanks, I'll take extra care of them. I should probably buy a couple more for safe measure..
     
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