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  1. JesusIsLife12345

    JesusIsLife12345 Full Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Hello I have an evod pro and I bought a 18650 battery. To charge the battery so I need to buy a separate charger for it or could I just plug the charger for the vape. Does that also charge the battery inside the vape. Just a heads up the battery isn't included in the vape
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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    I don’t have your particular mod but mods have some similarities. While you generally can charge a battery in the mod using a microUSB2 cable it is not recommended. The port is very fragile and daily charging will likely wear it out or break it. Also it doesn’t do it very well. It may not fill the battery all the way, it may take a really long time, it may stress the battery underlying, etc.. external chargers are better, faster, safer, and if you have more than one battery you can effectively instantly charge the device by swapping out batteries.
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  3. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Just in case you don't know this, the battery has to be in to charge with the usb cord. I only charge from cord in an emergency... It is totally worth it to by an extra battery or 2 and a 2 bay charger. Much safer and you will never have to wait to vape while you are charging.
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  4. JesusIsLife12345

    JesusIsLife12345 Full Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Thanks all!
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  5. Hawise

    Hawise Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 25, 2013
    AB, Canada
    In case you're considering a charger, you should know that there are good ones and there are lousy ones. A cheap charger can damage your battery and make it dangerous, so a getting a decent one is pretty important. The ones that are usually recommended around here (decent quality and reasonable cost) are:

    • Xtar
    • Nitecore
    • Efest LUC (Efest has several different lines of chargers, and only the LUC are reccomended)
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  6. JesusIsLife12345

    JesusIsLife12345 Full Member

    Mar 22, 2018
    Thank you very much, Your reply was on point! Your reply was the answer I was looking for. I wanted to know if the battery has to be in to charge with the usb cord, Thank you very much!
    Thanks to everyone that took 5 minutes of their time to read my thread, and to reply to it!
    -Sincerely, Jay.
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  7. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Not a problem. Still get a charger and some good batteries when you can. There is a lot of info on batteries in this forum, you can search for it. Best ones are generally LG HG2, sony vtc5a, samsung 25r... Good luck.
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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
    Yes, you can charge via USB port, but I will repeat it really isn't recommended most of the time, unless it's an internal battery setup, not a removable one. You can charge like that in a pinch, but investing in a decent charger and a few batteries will be well worth it for safety reason but it also will likely extend the life of your equipment. If you use a reputable battery vendor, batteries typically aren't too expensive, and once you have a charger, it should last a good long while. Etc.

    Best of luck, and welcome :)

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  9. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    The primary purpose for the USB port on regulated mods is to update/download any possible firmware for the microchip. You can also recharge the battery via USB port in an urgent situation, but it is not as recommended as using a dedicated Li-ion box battery charger. Charging in a dedicated charger is much faster and arguably safer.

    Guide to Choosing a Li-ion Battery Charger

    • Guide to help a novice in choosing a charger. Covers recommended brands, suggestions for the number of charging bays you'll need, independent bays, LED or LCD models, and "smart chargers".

    Make certain that you get the right batteries for the way that you vape. Try to purchase from known reputable battery suppliers. Try to buy brand names like Lg, Samsung, or Sony. Pay attention to the amp limit, or "continuous discharge rate" of the batteries as this is the most important specification.

    Battery Basics for Mods: The Definative Battery Guide for Vaping
    • A popular and essential read to understand which batteries are safe to use in mechanical and regulated mods. Includes a frequently updated list of recommended safe-chemistry, high-drain batteries with their specifications.
    Are You Using a Rewrap (Rebranded or Aftermarket) Battery?

    • Learn what a rewrap cell is. If you are using rebranded cells, does that mean it is inferior, poor quality, or even dangerous? Which batteries are suspected to be rebranded batteries?

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  10. Richard Winter

    Richard Winter Senior Member

    Mar 30, 2018
    United Kingdom
    As some of the members have already stated, you can charge your external battery in the mod with the supplied cable but it is NOT the best way. It will do the job, but is much better to charge the batteries in a good external charger for safety reasons and to prolong the battery.
    I use the Nitecore D4 (i have 2 of them) which is fully automatic and has a host of safety features
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  11. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    The Nitecore D4 is a reputable charger but be aware it charges at .375A x 4 channels or .75A x 2 channels. There are other chargers that will charge multiples at higher amps
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