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How long do your batteries stay charged for the ProVari?

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  1. Nathanial

    Nathanial Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2011
    Michigan
    I got my unit yesterday, and I've been vaping a little harder than normal, at 5.4 volts. I've had it for about 27 hours now, and my battery reading is display 3.7, so I'm still rocking the same battery!

    I'm using the AW IMR 18650 batteries, 1600 mAh.

    What's your experience like?
     
  2. Mikey3

    Mikey3 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 4, 2011
    Monmouth County NJ
    I had the 18650's vaping at 3.7 and they lasted maybe 5-7 hours. Was not happy


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  3. Nathanial

    Nathanial Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 12, 2011
    Michigan
    Wow, sounds like there isn't something right with your batteries..

    I'm still vaping on the same batteries now. Getting a reading of 3.6
     
  4. aziffel

    aziffel Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 10, 2010
    nc
    At 4v my AW 18650's last around 15 hrs(~3.5mls) or 1 tankful.It works out purty good,refill carto tank,replace battery
     
  5. Fazed

    Fazed Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2011
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Mine are getting old, but I am getting 4-5 hours out of my 18490s and 6-7 hours out of my 18650. They won't even charge all the way to 4.2v anymore. Best I can get is 4.1. I've got more coming, and had these since March. I vape the Provari 14-16 hours a day, heavy, around 4.8-5.4 V.


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  6. MrAftrmth

    MrAftrmth Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 19, 2011
    LosAngeles
    anyone charge batteries in cycles or do you guys wait til the unit blinks before switching batteries?
     
  7. otrpu

    otrpu Account closed on request Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2010
    Colorado
    While on my weekend, around the house, I switch when it starts to blink. If I go out anywhere I load a fully charged batt and place the partially discharged batt on the charger. JMHO

    Cheers,
    otrpu
     
  8. -GR-

    -GR- Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    The other day I decided to see how long one of the Provape 2500's would last me. I hate carrying extra batteries which is why it took me a while to try this. The first day I just had my provari and the 2500 bat. I put the bat in that morning at 6am and went to work with just a spare atomizer. The second day I grabbed an extra battery just in case along with the spare atomizer.

    Never had to change the bat and it lasted me till the next morning when I took my normal morning vape. Then the light started blinking so I swapped them out. So I got a good 48 hours out of it.

    I want to test one of the AW 18650 1600mah batteries at some point to see how long one of those will last me. I know it will last me at least a full day and in to the next but I haven't run one all the way yet.

    I normally pull my battery out of the provari at night and put it in line to be charged and grab a fully charged bat in the morning. I don't like to charge when I am not around or while sleeping.
     
  9. Blue stream

    Blue stream Full Member

    Dec 8, 2011
    Mexico
    Can the high drain AW IMR 18650 batteries I got from Provape be charged at intervals? Say I begin charging them at home, unplug them and then finish the charge at the office several hours later. Would this harm them? Do they have to be fully discharged before recharging? Ijust got my first Pro Vari last week and have many doubts on what can and can't be done with these big batteries.
     
  10. conan

    conan Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2011
    USA
    You can begin charging them at home and finnish them at the office if you wish. They do not need to be fully discharged before recharging. In fact it is better to not let them fully discharge before recharging (according to battery university).
     
  11. -GR-

    -GR- Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2011
    Pennsylvania
    The only thing that would make me not want to charge, pull off and then charge again until full capacity is I wonder if it would count towards the amount of charging cycles you will get out of the battery? I know it won't hurt the performance of the battery because lithium batteries don't share the same memory characteristics as NiMH batteries do.
     
  12. ambientech

    ambientech Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2011
    somewhere
    I vape about 3mls a day at 4.8v and 1 18490 battery last me a day. I switch out right before bedtime just about every day.
     
  13. ambientech

    ambientech Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2011
    somewhere
    Lithium cells benefit from not discharging deeply or fully charging them. If you only charge to 4.15v and only discharge them 80% you are rewarded with more cycles. So no charging them more often will not hurt at all. They also don't like to be stored fully charged so if your not going to use them for a few day's or more discharge them to 50%.
     
  14. Shel

    Shel Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Something definitely isn't right!


    This is much more like the type of results I've been getting, and I've had the ProVari since it's release. My 18490's seem to be losing their charge more quickly then in the past, but hey... I've been using them pretty heavily for nearly a year!

    I use my 18650 batteries much less frequently, simply because I find the shorter ones last me all day, and I prefer the shorter size of the ProVari when using the shorter batteries.
     
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