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New AW Cells

Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by Kemosabe, Oct 22, 2014.

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  1. Millah

    Millah Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2012
    FL
    I didn't see this posted in the thread yet, but does anyone have any info on a new AW 18650 3000 mah? I noticed on RTD they just listed a new AW 18650 flat top that is 3000 mah, 20a continuous. I didn't see it there a few days ago.
     
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  2. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    New news to me, too. If this tests out as marketed, we have a new contender in the 20 amp category. AW already makes the top battery in 18350 and 18490/500 sizes.

    AW IMR18650 3000mAh 20A FLAT TOP

    Specifications :

    Nominal Voltage : 3.7V
    Capacity : 3000mAh
    Lowest Discharge Voltage : 2.50V
    Standard Charge Rate: CC/CV ( 1.5A - 4A max.)
    Cycle Life : > 500 cycles
    Max. continuous discharge rate : 20A
    I couldn't find any images to post from Google Images.
     
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  3. Millah

    Millah Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2012
    FL
    Yea, not even RTD has an image yet. I'm going to order a few and give them a try. I was on RTD because I needed to order a few AW button tops for my friends Provari, and saw this new one. Unfortunately flat top for her, but I was going to order a few HG2s for myself. Might just get these instead.
     
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  4. oplholik

    oplholik ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I am a big AW fan, and think this is something that AW needed to do. Hopefully @Mooch will be doing some testing.
     
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  5. Mooch

    Mooch Electron Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 13, 2015
    Want to...sin dinero. :-(
     
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  6. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
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    Well, here is the image. I see these are being made in Korea.
     
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  7. Roccov

    Roccov Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2012
    Philly
    As long as they come from AW I don't care where their made. Received them from RTD on Saturday and I'm impressed how long they run above 3.9 V. Running them at 25 watts on a 0.4 build. Enjoy the day!:2cool:
     
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  8. caboog78

    caboog78 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 4, 2015
    Northwest, USA
    Nice! Have to place an order for these this week to try them out. You know, for science
     
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  9. karlmetz

    karlmetz Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2014
    NW Florida
    Previous batteries made in China...what do you think? Why the change? Wonder if testing will show any differences.
     
  10. Roccov

    Roccov Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2012
    Philly
    Randy sir said the distributors had been asking for a flat top for some time. If I had to guess they are probably "A" bin LG's. That is purely speculation on my part though. Enjoy the day!:2cool:
     
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  11. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Against many others opinions, I've thought for some time that AW made their own IMR battery cells in China. AW was the very first to offer IMR battery technology to the market, and are to this day about the only vendor selling IMR's in the 14500, 18350, and 18490/18500 size. You don't see Panasonic, Sony, LG, or Samsung offering IMR's in this size.

    This new 20 amp CDR 3000 mah IMR battery from AW has better advertised specs than any other manufacturer's battery. I'm guessing that AW found a battery cell manufacturer in South Korea to make this particular battery for them.

    It could also be a re-wrapped LG 18650HG2 3000mah 20Amp CDR. Independent testing with bell curve graphs of the two batteries could show if they are one and the same cell.
     
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  12. AstroTurf

    AstroTurf Happy to be... Not Smoking!!! Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The battery market certainly has improved for vapers!!!
     
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  13. Roccov

    Roccov Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2012
    Philly
    AW- In terms of cells these are the highest quality available. Andrew Wan used to work for Panasonic, developed his own company, and is the top provider of cells to flashlight users (and of course now vapers). He gets the top 5%* of cells from Panasonic, Sanyo, etc. Cells routinely last 500 charges or more if handled properly. Enjoy the day!:2cool:
    Courtesy of Morandir835 A Beginner’s Guide to Lithium Batteries- Rev 3 | Vapor Reporter
     
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  14. Captain Pegleg

    Captain Pegleg Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 14, 2015
    Arkansas
    Firstly. I am excited to see a thread that is still active over a year after it's beginning.

    Secondly, I am excited to so quickly see that someone else has a similar experience with their 18650 LG batteries, that is, I expected many more charges and uses out of my batteries than I have had before significant shortening of usage time :(

    So...

    TIME TO CHECK OUT AW!
     
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  15. Paskal

    Paskal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 22, 2013
    MY
    i got 2pcs of AW IMR18350 purchased 2 years ago, until now still strong and kicking well in my stealth vape setup - Le Petit Gros + Flat capped Kayfun Lite :)
     
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  16. Pinggolfer

    Pinggolfer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2013
    South Carolina
    Is this battery suitable for the Provari P3? Provape doesn't list it, but they do list a Samsung 2500 mah for the P3 and I beleive it comes in the Radius. http://www.provape.com/Samsung-25R-18650-Battery-p/samsung25r.htm

    Which is a better battery or to early to know?
     
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  17. AstroTurf

    AstroTurf Happy to be... Not Smoking!!! Verified Member ECF Veteran

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  18. Pinggolfer

    Pinggolfer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2013
    South Carolina
    The samsung has a great rating.
     
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  19. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    The "new" AW 3000mah 20 amp battery wasn't available on the market yet when the P3 was introduced in the fall of last year, so I doubt Provape was able to test it against the other batteries available at the time. At that time, Provape felt that the Samsung-25R 2500 mah 20 amp battery was the best battery for the P3.

    The new AW has 500 more mah than the Samsung, so you "might" get a little longer use between charges. Otherwise, they are very comparable to each other specification wise.

    AW Red 20A 3000mAh Flat-Top 18650
    AW 20A 3000mAh Flat-Top 18650 Bench Test Results...a good high-capacity 20A battery, could be an HG2

    Samsung Blue Wrap 25R (25R2) 20A 2500mAh 18650
    Samsung 25R Blue Wrap 20A 2500mAh Bench Test Results...a great 20A cell
     
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  20. Pinggolfer

    Pinggolfer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 28, 2013
    South Carolina
    Thanks Bad. Always enjoy hearing your opinion.
     
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