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  1. Sufyan Xavier

    Sufyan Xavier New Member

    May 25, 2018
    IMG_20180526_022200.jpg I Just Bought V200 Box Mod And Soon I Want To Buy Zeus RTA And 18650 Battery . I Want To Know What Kind Of Battery That Suitable And Safe For My Mod . Can Anyone Give Some Advice And Tips ?
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  2. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    2 authentic Sony vtc 5 A's would be a good choice & support up to 150w safely.
    The Augvape v200 uses 2 cells, best to buy 4 kept in matched / married pairs.
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  3. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    In addition to the info twe posted, make sure you purchase from a trusted vendor that sells authentic batteries, a lot of counterfeit batteries out there.
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  4. Edward Denison

    Edward Denison Senior Member

    Jan 25, 2018
    Talent, Oregon, U.S.A.
    The sony vtc6 is another good choice 2 will give 90 watts if that's enough for you. 70 watts is about it for me. Think big tv/dvd brands most make good batteries. Just be carefull who you buy from. The local shop that got me started ended up with a bunch of knockoff Sony's and it was us customers that caught it. Bummer is no way for them to get their money back on that crate, they did however replace the one's I bought for free.
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  5. bwh79

    bwh79 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 11, 2014
    Yes the VTC5A (make sure it's the 5A and not just the 5) is certainly one of if not perhaps the best "all-around" 18650 currently available. It doesn't have the highest runtime or the highest amp drain, but it does a very good job of doing both at the same time, while other batteries that can do a little better in one regard will be severely lacking in the other.

    I got mine from
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  6. Sufyan Xavier

    Sufyan Xavier New Member

    May 25, 2018
    Thank You Sir ! I Appeciate That Tips .
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  7. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    When people ask which battery to use for their regulated (electronic) mod, my standard answer is to ask them what wattage setting do you generally vape at and how many batteries does your mod use.

    (Total wattage doubles with two batteries/triples with three batteries)

    Up to 45W:
    Samsung 18650 30Q, 3000 mah 15 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC6 3000mAh 15 amp CDR[​IMG]

    Up to 60W:
    LG 18650HG2 3000mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG 18650HE4 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-25R, 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sanyo UR18650NSX, 2500 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC5, 2600 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC4, 2100 mah 23 amp CDR [​IMG]
    AW 18650 3000 mah 20 amp CDR [​IMG]

    Up to 75W:
    LG 18650 HD4 2100 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG 18650 HD2 2000 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-24S, 2500 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Sony 18650VTC5A, 2500 mah 25 amp CDR [​IMG]

    Up to 90W:
    LG18650HB6 1500mah 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG18650HB2 1500mAh 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    LG18650HB4 1500mAh 30 amp CDR [​IMG]
    Samsung 18650-20S 2000mah 30 amp CDR [​IMG]

    Are you using a single, dual, or triple battery mod? In the interests of keeping things simple:

    -If you use a good quality 15 amp CDR battery like the Samsung 30Q or Sony VTC6, then you are good up to 45 watts per battery; 90 watts using two; 135 watts for three batteries.

    -If you use a good quality 20 amp CDR battery like the LG HG2 or Samsung 25R then you are good for 60 watts per battery. If using a 2-battery regulated mod, you're good for 120 watts as you have two batteries. If you are using a 3-battery mod, you're good for 180.

    -If you use a single 25 amp CDR battery like the Sony VTC5A, then you are good for 75 watts per battery, 150 watts for two batteries, and 225 watts with three.

    -If you use a single 30 amp CDR battery like the LG HB6 you are good up to 90 watts; with a pair of 30 amp CDR batteries you could safely do 180 watts.
    Where to buy:

    North America
    Welcome to Ecolux. The UK's Battery and accessory specialists. Wide range of authentic leading brands in stock ready for immediate dispatch.
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  8. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    You've gotten some great answers, so I will just say welcome and I'm glad you are asking the question. Your batteries are really the single most important part of vaping (IMHO as always) because getting a counterfeit battery and/or a rewrap can be dangerous even in a regulated mod. Usually, protections will kick in to avert disaster, and you want to care for your batteries, too, inspecting them and making sure that things like the wrap of the battery and etc. are in good shape.

    I don't want to really rely on my "protections" in vaping, I want to use the right battery for the job.

    Two excellent blogs as resources on more on the care and feeding of batteries, chargers, etc.

    Best of luck,

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  9. rob33

    rob33 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2009
    Concord, NC
    I would recommend going to Youtube and subscribing to "Battery Mooch's" channel. You will learn everything you will ever need to know about vaping batteries there. Everything you hear here is second hand from him.
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  10. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Battery Mooch's You Tube Channel

    Mooch's Blog on ECF
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  11. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Welcome and glad you joined.
    I have provided a little more information which might help choosing/evaluating batteries.
    Might like to read:
    18650 Battery Buying Guide for Vapor Users – Wake and Vape Blog
    Index | E-Cigarette Forum
    Battery Safety: Will You Marry Me? - Mt Baker Vapor
    A Guide to Safe Charging - The Complete Guide to E-Cig Safety
    Vaping 101: Battery Safety
    7 Best Practices to Keep Your Charge
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  12. marchingon

    marchingon Full Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    Sacramento, CA, USA
    Can anyone suggest a brand of battery that might come close to the quality and reliability of AW, but not so expensive?
    I have 15 Provaris and I buy each one a back-up, so I'm getting 30 batteries in all. I always buy AWs from RTD Vapor and recycle them about every year or year and a half. This will be my first time trying anything but my beloved AWs. Suggestions, please? Thanks so very much!
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  13. Hawise

    Hawise Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2013
    AB, Canada
    What type of batteries are you looking for? If possible, it's always best to get batteries from the original manufacturers (LG, Samsung, Sony, Sanyo/Panasonic), but it's also important to get the right models as they also make batteries that aren't suitable for vaping.

    The standard resource around here for 18650s and up is Mooch's chart of recommended batteries:

    Mooch's Recommended Batteries | E-Cigarette Forum

    If you're looking for something smaller, Mooch has removed his recommendations because they're too dated. He's planning to retest, and the results will be available here when they're ready:

    18350/18500 Safety Grades and Pulse Performance Data | E-Cigarette Forum
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  14. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    Samsung makes an 18650 button top or two. When I looked, they were pretty much sold out most places, I think due to AW being off line due to a flood. If you need the smaller battery I'm not sure. I probably wouldn't go with Efest, I found them pretty sub par compare to Aw button tops.

    Best of luck in your search!

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