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m401 Batteries

Discussion in 'M-401/402 "Mini" & M403 Super Mini' started by Saints, Dec 3, 2009.

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  1. Saints

    Saints Full Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2009
    New Orleans
    So I have been vaping for a little over 2 months and I am on my 5th battery. I have had 3 manual and 2 auto batts go bad already. Is anyone else having issues with their batteries not lasting that long? Has anyone used m402/3 or any other m4xx series batts with better success? :confused:
  2. Sludge Van Diesel

    Sludge Van Diesel Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2009
    Barnet UK
  3. bluesuede

    bluesuede Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2009
    Central PA, USA
    Still using my original 401 auto bats from Oct. 7th. No issues. I dip!
  4. WarrLordd

    WarrLordd Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2009
    I had the same issue but only 1 is dead and ther other is faulty (need to draw hard) reason so cause i use to drip alot or flood my cart.. so therefore i use to see alot of liquid around the battery connectors, therefore i started to dip and no issue then. :)
  5. legbuh

    legbuh Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 30, 2009
    Same 2 autos, but they may be on their way out. Either that or the manuals I just got are really that much better.. love the manuals!
  6. Saints

    Saints Full Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2009
    New Orleans
    I got them from Truesmoker and I`m pretty sure they are original Smoore. JD has been cool about it and has replaced them all free of charge, but its still frustrating. I know he was having problems with the manual batts and I dont think he carries them anymore until Smoore improves them.
  7. Fedor

    Fedor Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Oct 23, 2008
    I also use the original Smoore batteries from

    They work as well as the first day i got them. No reliability problems as far as i can tell. I've been told that there are plenty of knock offs in the market and some vendors are not even aware that they are not selling the originals.

    But it could also be that i am lucky. The manuals from Smoore have not been receiving any negative reviews so far.
  8. cyberwolf

    cyberwolf Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2009
    Coral Springs, FL
    bummer to hear about the bad luck. I have 3 from absolutely and 2 from heaven gifts that have been in regular rotation for over 7 months now and another 6 spares that have only been fired up a couple of times. I have only had one bad one and that was a faulty one from absolutely that they cheerfully replaced without having to send it back.
  9. Sludge Van Diesel

    Sludge Van Diesel Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2009
    Barnet UK
    Angela is still using 2 of our original EVO batteries from March (I broke mine due to newbie mistakes) Goes to show the longevity of M401s compared to some other models.
  10. Shining Wit

    Shining Wit Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Oct 11, 2008
    North of England UK
    I retired 'Old Stripey' as I fondly referred to it a couple of weeks ago, around its first birthday. It still works fine so I put it aside while it was still alive and kicking. It's not been used exclusively but since October 2008 it must have had a good 6 months worth of use and for the first three was hammered as a new model. What's more, it still charges fully in 30 minutes with one of the original corded chargers and holds that charge all day. There are numerous '401's and many are imposters or just cheap variations with inferior batteries, processors, or even workmanship and it is virtually impossible to tell them apart when cased.
  11. Thyestean

    Thyestean Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2009
    Upstate NY
    Wow. so far 9 months and a year? 8-o

    this package just keeps getting more valuable ;) :D
  12. Angela

    Angela Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    Hertfordshire, England
    Oh yes... the longevity of the EVO stuff compared to the horror stories I read on this forum is unbelievable.

    Apart from the fact that I haven't actually lost a single battery in the 8-9 months I've been vaping, the attys last really well too.

    I retired an atty a few weeks ago. It still works, but the performance isn't as good as it once was (still vapable though and not with pathetic wispy vapour or anything like that. It's just the draw is a bit hard now, and the 'hit' isn't as high as it used to be). I first started using it a couple of weeks after I started vaping in March - so early April probably, and although it wasn't used exclusively, it was used extensively.

    I'm still keeping it in case of 'emergency'.
  13. ChesterN

    ChesterN Super Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 21, 2009
    It's possible the problem could be with your charger. Have you tried replacing the charger ?? You certainly want to make certain the threads in there get cleaned occassionaly.
  14. jadeninja

    jadeninja Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I love my evo batts. My first 401 manuals shorted out. But my EVO's are still alive and kicking. I use the manuals and I got them from innovapor. They are still having a huge blow out sale. I have had them for 2 months with no decrease in performance.

    The attys I have to change out about every two weeks due to decreased performance and my passthrough tends to nuke my attys. The evo 401 attys perform awesome though and for $9 a piece, I don't mind changing them out. Usually what I do is use an atty on my battery only for about two weeks, then finish them off on the passthrough.

    I vape about 3mL of juice a day and exclusively drip (no carts at all). Maybe thats why they don't last as long as others have posted on this forum. I also vape VG juice, which from what I have read, can shorten atty life. Even still, at $18 - $24 a month, it's still cheaper than smoking and the batteries are tops! Two months on the same 3 batteries, which get 2 to 3 charges a day each, they perform phenominally.

    The 401 is highly under rated. The throat hit is amazing. The vapor is massive and the taste is great. I love this product. The innovapor stuff is great and the best prices I have found. My only beef is the primer fluid they use in the new attys. It tastes like crap. What I do is soak the atty in vodka for about ten minutes, rinse with hot water and blow it out. I let it dry for a few hours, then prime it up with juice. That gets the funky primer taste out and it vapes phenominally.
  15. Guineahill

    Guineahill Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I have been vaping for three months and I still have all of my original M401 batteries. I got them at LiteCigUSA. I started with a couple of automatics and I added a couple of manuals. They all are still working well. I have thought of trying the EVO ones, but haven't yet.

    (I also have a 510, and I have killed a couple of those batteries. My fault... liquid in the auto batteries. I have Kr8 batteries also. Several of those have died and I have had several of them arrive with problems. Maybe it was a bad batch?)

  16. Rykk

    Rykk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2010
    What are "EVO" Batteries? Is there any difference in capacity between them and "regular" m401's?
  17. Fedor

    Fedor Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Oct 23, 2008
    My personal opinion: They're the same thing!
  18. Guineahill

    Guineahill Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I did get some EVOs... and I haven't noticed any significant difference between them and my normal 401s. That might change of course, but at this point in time I don't think the higher cost is warranted. (They are purported to be able to be recharged more times than normal 401s.)

  19. Turbo

    Turbo Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 23, 2009
    I received some EVO batts recently. The big difference between them and regular M4xx batts seems to be the 'shut down' time after you reach the cut off. I'm not crazy about that, my regular M4xx batts don't do that. Their atty's seem to have a wider bridge though. I'm liking the atty's so far.
  20. Guineahill

    Guineahill Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oh wow... I didn't even think of the time out bit! Yes... the EVO ones do shut down for longer if you draw to the cut off. And it is very annoying!

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