OK, let's cut the battery fanboy BS!

Discussion in 'Smoktech "Max" VV devices' started by desk1%, Feb 17, 2014.

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  1. desk1%

    desk1% Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I read a lot of conjecture on VV/VW devices, but I cannot find open source published technical documents. I'm an electrician and do not want to buy AW's based on fanboydom, I want hard technical data on the controller used. I find some threads that publish the max draw of the controller at 1 amp and others that seem to speculate that the battery needs to meet or exceed the amp rating of the controller, once again I want published technical data. Knowing how a majority of inverters, converters and rectifiers work I'm inclined to believe the 1 amp theory, but once again I'm skeptical of fanboy conjecture. As far as I know, any converter/rectifier will supply the declared voltage and cuttoff provided adequate/inadequate voltage. Am I missing something? Do ecig controllers function differently than any of the other DC devices I've installed in my electrical career?
     
  2. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    I hear what you are saying.

    But what good is Technical Data about some Cell if a Buyer Can't even Know with Reasonable Certainty that what He/She is buying is Real or some Knock-Off?

    Case in Point. Trustfire Batteries. What is a Trustfire Battery? And who is Supposed to be the OEM/OEM's of one?

    The Joke for Years is that Trustfire has been Knocked-Off for So Long that there Isn't even a Real Trustfire being Sold and More. Just a Bunch of People with Silk Screening machines making Trustfire Wrappers and putting them on Anything they can get their Hands On.

    Having a Bunch of Hard Core Data about a Product is Great. But it Only is Meaningful if the product on One's Hand is the Same as the One that the Data was Compiled from.
     
  3. desk1%

    desk1% Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I was thinking along the lines of some salvaged 18350's out of the power pack of a 12 V Milwaukee, possibley B&D 8.5 or some new Samsung's. I'm not into questionable batteries but if I don't need an efest at 6.5 amps I don't want to lay out the money for them.
     
  4. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All ECF Veteran

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    What is the Price Difference.

    Less that what you Spend Every Smoking Analogs?
     
  5. 2ndChoice

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    Two EFEST V1 2000mAh 18650s cost me $16.50 shipped on Amazon from JETS BATTERY. One EFEST V2 2000mAh 18650 cost me $18± after tax locally. There you go. I use all three in rotation with my SMOKTECH SID. Since I Vape every hour one battery last me almost the whole day (11am-2am). Hope that helps. I will be buying an LG 35A IMR soon so these EFEST.may get used just for the SID and a few flash lights.
     
  6. RaceGun59

    RaceGun59 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Google candlepower forum. The flashlight folks do all sorts of draw test on differant batteries and most of their set-ups are pricer then a provari so they definately don't use batteries that might damage their equipment.
     
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