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Mooch
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Mooch

Electron Wrangler, Male

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    1. APathos
      APathos
      Thanks for the nice interview/info on Vaping Biker's channel.
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Thank you!
        Sep 9, 2016
      3. coilspotting
        coilspotting
        Yeah that was a fantastic interview! Solid!
        Dec 8, 2016
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    2. GBalkam
    3. GBalkam
      GBalkam
      Question about a battery I got with my kit.. Aspire icr 18650 3.7v Li-ion. Super High Discharge 40A. For high drain devices, 1800mAh. I'm wondering what the 40A is?
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        You can check my blog for the test results for that battery. I don't know what the 40A is supposed to be. It's a 25A battery. :)
        Aug 23, 2016
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    4. J.d. Roberts
      J.d. Roberts
      You're the battery guy.
      Awesome job on the info you provide.
      Thanks so much for it!
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Thank you!
        Aug 8, 2016
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    5. sonicbomb
      sonicbomb
      GG mentioned you again in his latest Vlog at about the 1 hour mark.
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Thanks. I saw that....very cool! He and I have been talking behind the scenes about some battery stuff.
        Aug 5, 2016
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    6. sonicbomb
      sonicbomb
      GrimmGreen mentioned you again in his latest Vlog
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        From 2 days ago? I saw that one but was doing other things while it was on in the background so I must have missed it. Do you remember which segment it was in?
        Jul 23, 2016
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      2. sonicbomb
        sonicbomb
        Towards the end in the retro vaping section, he was talking about what 26650 to put in a big mech.
        @ 1:32:08
        Jul 23, 2016
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    7. ghatikar
      ghatikar
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        Those aren't actually graphene batteries. They're just regular graphite-anode lipo's with some graphene, probably a sheet, added in. The addition of that graphene does nothing. True graphene batteries, AFAIK, have a lower nominal voltage.
        Jul 18, 2016
    8. Elwin
      Elwin
      Love the fact that the manual to the Coolfire IV TC-18650 points to you as as the authority they recommend for battery choices. Good for you!
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Thanks!
        Jun 26, 2016
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    9. GrmpyOldMan
      GrmpyOldMan
      Hey Mooch, can you give any advice on batteries WITH solder tabs, I have a couple of iStick 30's I'd like to find replacement batteries for.
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        Sorry, no idea. I don't know which cells are available with tabs.
        Jun 14, 2016
      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Any luck? Wondering if you got my message too.
        Jun 17, 2016
      3. GrmpyOldMan
        GrmpyOldMan
        Yes, sorry, I got your message. Not in a huge hurry, but was hoping you might have some ideas. No real luck so far.
        Jun 17, 2016
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    10. sonicbomb
      sonicbomb
      Freakin awesome sauce. I just shouted out yes so loudly my neighbors must think I'm mad.

      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        LOL...my jaw dropped when I watched that video, just surreal.
        Jun 6, 2016
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      2. Derek Cross
        Derek Cross
        Hello all. I too saw the video and was surprised that he mentioned the hb6 lg batteries since i never hear him talk about much other than box mods and rta's lately. So why did jaws drop and screams wake up neighbors? Sorry I may have missed something about the vid. I feel I may know the reason but I dont want to bad mouth someone on the interwebs
        Jun 14, 2016
      3. Mooch
        Mooch
        My jaw dropping was caused by his mentioning my name and testing. :)
        Jun 14, 2016
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    11. sonicbomb
      sonicbomb
      GrimmGreen mentioned you in his latest VLOG at 05:54, though he did refer to you as battery Mooch which I assume is your new title.

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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Ahh, I haven't watched that yet!
        I use Battery Mooch in some places because there is another Mooch out there. :)
        Apr 29, 2016
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      3. Derek Cross
        Derek Cross
        I just came here for the exact same reason... To tell him of his mention! I dont buy into "famous" vapers but GrimmGreen is different. Hes the only famous vaper I follow and believe when he reviews a product....I do on the other hand buy into the hype associated with famous battery gurus,and revered electron wranglers
        May 1, 2016
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    12. Baditude
      Baditude
      Hey Mooch. I've been curious why the new AW 18650 3000mah 20 amp battery is not in your recommended batteries graphic. Your tests suggested that is performed equally with the LG 18650 3000 20 amp HG2 battery, and even suggested it might be an LG re-wrap.

      I've also written a new blog, and I hope you don't mind that I quoted your blog about battery charging. Guide to Choosing a Li-ion Battery Charger
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        No problem at all, great blog!
        I didn't add the AW because the HG2 is easily available, usually at a lower price. The list is already too big now and I'll be removing some cells after I do the Samsung/Sony/LG shootouts soon.
        Apr 20, 2016
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    13. Derek Cross
      Derek Cross
      Hey Mooch, if im trying to get the total voltage load on a certain build, using a specific atty and mech, how would one go about this? My multimeter is always on auto so theres no voltage to add/subtract like on different multimeters. Do i put the black on neg post, red on positive post and press button? Do I do this only with the build installed or can i do it w/out to get another type of value?
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      2. Derek Cross
        Derek Cross
        My multimeter is weird in that(I guess) a lot of them have a starting voltage that you have to subtract later on after you have your testing results, but mine does not. The multimeter i have is automatic (im thinking this is the feature) causing it to only show a result if it is touching something. Otherwise it just throws random numbers
        Apr 6, 2016
      3. Mooch
        Mooch
        The random numbers are normal. As long as it reads 0.00V when you touch the probes together firmly you're ok.

        You can read the voltage at any time. If the button is not being pressed then you'll read a very low voltage that changes constantly because no voltage is being applied to the coil.
        Apr 6, 2016
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      4. Mooch
        Mooch
        If you read the voltage when there is no coil, and you press the button, you may or may not read the battery voltage depending on what type of mod you have. But there is no load on the battery.

        You have to press the button and fire the coil to know what voltage the battery drops to when you're vaping. Readng the voltage at the posts is the best way to to this.
        Apr 6, 2016
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    14. Rudeboy615
      Rudeboy615
      Good to hear tnx
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    15. Rudeboy615
      Rudeboy615
      Hi Mooch! Will charging 3 batteries in the nitecore i4 not properly marry them since two batteries will be charged at 375ma and one at 750ma? Use for Reuleaux rx200
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        No problem, they're still married.
        Apr 6, 2016
    16. Derek Cross
      Derek Cross
      Hi. When im running a 0.12 ohm build, taking 2-3 second pulls on a single 18650 mod(unreg) do I calculate the amp draw b4 or after sag under load? Meaning my batt is @ 4.15v at full charge, but at that super low build, and batt sag, voltage drop, drop under load, im probably really hitting 3.7v when I press that button, so do I calculate 0.12ohm @ 4.15v to get amp draw, or 0.12ohm @ 3.7v?
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        If it drops to 3.7V and you want to know the amount of current actually flowing then use 3.7V. You would also need to know the voltage drop through your mod so measure the voltage at the atomizer posts.

        If you want a bit of a safery margin then use 4.2V.
        Apr 2, 2016
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      2. Derek Cross
        Derek Cross
        Thanks. I thought thats what i would do. I didnt feel like i was pulling 35 amps or more (in 2-3 sec pulses) and Vaping at 145 watts so i assumed that after everything else comes into play, the voltage drops significantly and im really pulsing closer to the 20 amp continuous rating, which makes me happy! Still, its better to ask and be safe than be a know-it-all! Thanks. Big help!
        Apr 2, 2016
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    17. NickVapesEh
      NickVapesEh
      Im being told by a shop owner who apperantly tested efan batteries. They claim to be 40 amp continuous 3000 mah
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      3. Mooch
        Mooch
        She might have a degree in electrical enginering but they do not teach battery science and testing as part of getting that degree. She probably did what so many do, confuse a battery rating with a battery capability.
        Mar 25, 2016
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      4. Mooch
        Mooch
        Like any 15A or higher battery, the Efan can run at 40A. But that does not mean the battery can be rated at 40A. If it could then the 25R, HE2, HE4, VTC5, HG2, and 30Q could be rated at 40A.

        And they're not. :)
        Mar 25, 2016
      5. NickVapesEh
        NickVapesEh
        Thank you
        Mar 25, 2016
    18. NickVapesEh
      NickVapesEh
      Hello again Mooch. I keep hearing about people speaking on Pulse Discharge when using their mechanical mods. Is pulse even relative to vaping? Some people say pulse is mili seconds while others think its fine to vape within there max pulse specs.
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        Pulsed discharges are how we vape so it can be important. Pulses are anything shorter than continuous so it covers a huge range of pulse times. I use 5 second pulses for my testing but they can be any length.

        There aren't any valid pulse ratings set by any battery company though so I recommend ignoring them.
        Mar 22, 2016
    19. DocChimney
      DocChimney
      I got 2 LGHE418650 in my Kbox200w right now, and my resistance is 0.2, and the batteries are rated 20A, wich I´m then over by about 1A, should I be worried? Thanks and sorry!
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      2. Mooch
        Mooch
        The Kbox 200W can draw up to about 31A from each battery at 200W. But if you're not chain vaping with long pulls then HE4's are ok. For any setup, if the batteries are getting more than warm, lower the power.
        Mar 14, 2016
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      3. Mooch
        Mooch
        Mar 14, 2016
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      4. DocChimney
        DocChimney
        Thanks mate! Really appreciated!
        Mar 14, 2016
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    20. NickVapesEh
      NickVapesEh
      Hello Mooch. I have been using a website called imrbatteries.com and have purchased multiple vtc4's. Ive had no problems with them but Im worried that they could be fake. Are there really any real Vtc's on the market concidering they stopped making them?
      1. Mooch
        Mooch
        I buy from imrbatteries.com and they work hard to ensure that everything they sell is authentic. There are authentic VTC's available. No one knows the real story but if Illumn, IMR Batteries, and Liion Wholesale have them for sale you can assume they're genuine.
        Mar 1, 2016
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