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Whats your favorite battery and charger combination for you device?

Discussion in 'APV and Mods Discussion' started by HybridCypher, Oct 28, 2013.

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  1. HybridCypher

    HybridCypher Full Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    I am currently shopping for a 18650 battery and a compatible charger for my Vamo V3. I'm hoping to get everything from amazon since I have Prime. I know a lot of you guys have bought plenty of batteries and chargers, so to save myself the guessing work, Im gonna ask you pros.

    Im trying to get 1 x 18650 3000mah+ battery with a compatible charger. Any suggestions? I need one thats gonna last all day running at least 4v.

    And, also let me know about any horror stories with bad batteries/ charger. Ill put that on my ban list and it should save alot of people alot of headaches.
  2. RickMc

    RickMc Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2012
    Fontana, CA
    I'm very happy with Panasonic CGR18650CH's and Pila charger.

    Be careful where you buy the Panasonics. I got imitations sold as Panasonics from a vendor here. The vendor was NOT Super T Manufacturing, who sell the real thing. That's where I will buy my next ones.
  3. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio

    The red AW 18650 IMR 2000mAh batteries are the most often recommended batteries by most battery experts. -

    Panasonic NCR18650PD Hybrid.jpg

    The Panasonic NCR18650PB 2900 mAh hybrid batteries are also becoming popular.

    The top two battery chargers are the Pila and the Xtar VP1. The i2 & i4 Nitecore Intellichargers are decent less expensive chargers.

    I'd be extremelywary of buying batteries from Ebay or Amazon. Popular mod batteries are being conterfeited by Chinese distributors using inferior quality rejects. I suggest buying from trusted vendors like RTD Vapor, Lighthound, Orbtronics, or Super T Manufacturing for genuine name brand batteries.

    Avoid batteries under the names of TrustFire, UltraFire, or SureFire. Never use generic batteries, or un-protected ICR li-ion batteries.

    I suggest you educate yourself by learning about the types of batteries available for mods in the below articles before purchasing a battery or charger. Regulated mods like the Vamo perform most optimally when you use an IMR "high drain" battery. Protected ICR batteries often do not have the burst capacity of an IMR for their buck-boost circuitry which allows them to make high voltage.

    Battery Basics for Mods: IMR or Protected Battery?

    Deeper Understanding of Mod Batteries
  4. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    In my Vamo V3, I rock the Efest from rdtvapor and a Nitecore i4 from amazon (you can get them from rdtvapor as well)

    Batteries : Efest IMR 18650 Flat Top
    I get 2 days of pretty substantial vaping on these batteries, have 2 so I don't really drain the one all the way in a 24hr period, I have a cycle of one day vape, swap out, charge, this way thru the cycle I don't drain the batteries down to the lowest point, when you don't discharge Li Ion all the way the recharge cycle life expectancy go WAY up!,d.eW0
  5. HybridCypher

    HybridCypher Full Member

    Oct 23, 2013
  6. Racehorse

    Racehorse ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 12, 2012
    USA midwest
    I use PILA charger and AW batts. 18 months and absolutely no problems

    I like drop in chargers, I can't stand having to push aside little spring loaded do hickeys
  7. HybridCypher

    HybridCypher Full Member

    Oct 23, 2013
  8. RyHeen

    RyHeen Full Member

    May 5, 2013
    There is a chance that battery might not work with your vamo. I'm sure it is a great battery to use with a flashlight but it has a protection circuit built in to it that might conflict with the vamo's protection circuitry. For the price you could have an AW IMR or other name brand IMR that will definitely work with it and most any other mod you might decide you need along the way.
  9. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    That says it is a protected Li Ion battery. You need an unprotected IMR high drain battery for optimal results in a regulated mod like the Vamo. You didn't read the articles in the links I provided.

    AW IMR
    18650 2000mah 10A
    18650 1600mah 24A

    18650 1500mah ​20A

    Panasonic ​or Orbtronic hybrid
    CGR18650CH (IMR/hybrid) 2250mAh 10A
    NCR18650PD (LiNiCoAl) 2900mAh 10A
    Orbtronic 18650 SX22 (hybrid) 2000mAh 22A

    Samsung hybrid
    INR18650-22P 2200mAh 10A
    INR18650-20R 2000mah 22A

    us18650v3 IMR 2250mAh 10A

    Efest IMR
    18650 (IMR/hybrid) 2250mAh 10A
    18650 2000mAh 10A

    Find these batteries at RTD Vapor, Lighthound, Orbtronics, or Super T Manufacturing
  10. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    I buy all my batteries from RTD vapor and the charger I got for them which IMHO is excellent is the EFEST LUC charges two cells digital display etc .
  11. HybridCypher

    HybridCypher Full Member

    Oct 23, 2013
    thanks, going with these. I was gonna get the AW, but 2000mah seems a little bit low. NCR18650PD - New NCR18650PF - High Drain Panasonic 18650 2900 mAh Li-ion Battery free shipping from Florida
  12. Ronald3638

    Ronald3638 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 16, 2013
    Zeeland, MI, USA
    I just got an Efest LUC charger and its day and night difference from my Trusftire TR001. The TR001 charges very slowly which some say prolongs the battery life but there is a point of diminishing returns. 10 to 14 hours to charge a 2000 MAH battery is much longer than necessary. The LUC will do the same job in 2 to 3 hours which still puts it within a range that preserves the battery life.
    The voltage status display is nice as it gives you a better idea of the battery charge status, its not perfect since its measuring the voltage while its charging so the reading will be slightly higher than if you took the battery off the charger and measured it.

    There's my charger recomendation the Efest LUC, as far as batteries are concerned stick with Efest and AW but what ever you decide make sure their IMR batteries not ICR.
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