The costs of running this huge site are paid for by ads. Please consider registering and becoming a Supporting Member for an ad-free experience. Thanks, ECF team.

18350 Totally Wicket Battery Failure?

Discussion in 'Battery Issues' started by rothenbj, Nov 6, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Image has been removed.
URL has been removed.
Email address has been removed.
Media has been removed.
  1. rothenbj

    rothenbj Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 23, 2009
    Green Lane, Pa
    I've got one that looks like it's fairly new in my battery rotation (probably sitting around unused for awhile) that seems to have failed. It reads a full charge, 4.2volts, but put into two different Vamo's, generated a flashing 02. Curious on what the issue might be.
  2. TheSystemHasFailed

    TheSystemHasFailed Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 19, 2013
    So you can't even get that batt reading on the vamos? What kind of charger you have have that reads them? DO WANT!

    Seriously though, seems those are the only 2 devices you have? And how long might a "while" be?

    And whats "totally wicket"?
  3. rothenbj

    rothenbj Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Jul 23, 2009
    Green Lane, Pa
    :p So my wicked came out wicket. :laugh: They are the only two APVs that use that size battery. I read the voltage off a multimeter and I'd guess that the battery could be six months old or so. I have a flashlight on order that uses that size battery so I may be able to see if it's something in the Vamo circuitry that has decided it doesn't like the TW battery, I just thought someone may have experienced the same issues.
  4. scote

    scote Full Member

    Mar 9, 2011
    whan I bought my vamo I had a couple of trustfire protected 18650 batteries that I had been using in a mech mod previously without issue but the vamo seemed to trigger the protection circuit. IDK what batteries TW sell what brand is it? Maybe try fully charging the 18350 you have and put the vamo on a very low setting to see if it works, gradually increase it and you might find the point it trips out.
    On another note i found that the vamo would not last very long at all on single 18350s, have you tried stacking them instead?

    Sent from my EPAD using Tapatalk
  5. WillyZee

    WillyZee Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2013
    I would stick with quality batteries from reputable companies ... re-branded batteries like Totally Wicked may not be the best quality.
  6. Ryedan

    Ryedan ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 31, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    I don't know the Vamo as I don't have one, but if those batteries are protected cells that could well be the issue. If so, you will do much better with IMR or high drain hybrid batteries.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice