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Been gone a while, VTC5 back in production?

Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by dam718, Jan 28, 2016.

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  1. dam718

    dam718 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 30, 2012
    Hi Guys,

    I took a bit of a hiatus from ECF due to moving and such... Didn't stop vaping this time, just stepped away from the mic so to speak.

    I remember last year some time there was a release from Sony stating that production of the VTC5 had been discontinued.

    Yet, there are now sites that I would trust with purchasing batteries that have "New" VTC5's in stock...

    RTD Vapor, in stock; Liion Wholesale, in stock...

    What gives here? Did Sony decide to start making the elusive VTC5 again? Also, these batteries are now spec'd at 20A continuous discharge rating, when did that change? I am seeing a spec sheet that lists them as 30A with an 80 degree temp cut. 20A without 80 degree temp cut? Is this suggesting that they can handle 30A CDR until the hit 80 degrees (I am assuming Celsius) and then the protection goes away and they are only good for 20 after that?

    Anyway... Some confusion from an old school vaper here...

    TL:DR - What's the deal with these new VTC5's I am seeing available?
  2. KenD

    KenD Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    They're available again. I believe they always were 20 amps cdr. Check Mooch's test here in the battery subforum.

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  3. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    The main point here is Sony never wanted their batteries to be sold on the open market. They are produced for hybrid cars and selected power tools, and to be used in regulated multiple battery packs. They were never meant to be used singly or alone.


    Of course, this is what vapers use, mostly in single use in unprotected devices.

    So depending upon what representative you talk to, Sony has stopped making these batteries, or is still making them but only for selected customers.

    Some distributors are still able to get a reliable, steady supply of the Sony VTC 4/5 batteries. Keep in mind that there are still "fakes" or counterfeits on the market, so only buy from trusted companies like RTD Vapor, Illumn, IMR batteries, or Orbtronics.

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