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

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  1. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I have AW's that still work after years of light use. My LG HG2's and Sony VTC6 aren't exactly giving me what I expected. With those I get about 8 hours at 10W in a pico and it's time to charge.

    OTOH, Mooch's graphs show the LG HG2, Sony VCT6, and the Samsung 30Q to be the winners in vape time. Go figure. It's all supposed to be about the combination of MAH and amperage. My old AW's specs don't even begin to compare to the specs of the latest and greatest 18650's.
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  2. Akrotiri

    Akrotiri Moved On

    Oct 4, 2016
    How many hours (approx) will a 18490 battery last at 14 watts? All my mods run on 18650's but there is a 18490 stabwood mod that caught my eye, love the small form factor and it's Aulus 50watt chip but I'm hesitant to purchase it because I'm not sure if it will last me most of the day(16hrs). I vape at only 14-15watts max @1.2ohms so if anyone here could offer me some advice.

    For clarity all my 18650 mods last me almost 2 full days of moderate to heavy vaping.
  3. Roccov

    Roccov Reviewer / Blogger Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2012
    All things being equal based on Mah of the AW 18490 being about half of most of the current 18650 AW's you should be able to get about half the amount of time. I'm not familiar with that particular chip-set so I cannot be 100% on this assessment. Enjoy the day!:2cool:
  4. WharfRat1976

    WharfRat1976 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2014
    Austin, Texas
    AW batts suck. Never again.
  5. CLBSD

    CLBSD New Member

    Feb 12, 2016
    Marshall Virginia
    You probably didn't get real AWs. The advantage of AW's has always been that what you see (rating etc..) is what you really get. Of course, in the world of batteries "what you see" being equal to "what you get" is a very imperfect goal. But as far as it is humanly possible I believe that AW get closer to this(for the average joe consumer) than any other battery supplier. Realistically speaking, to get better bin A access from the major suppliers you would have to be placing orders like Tesla auto does...
  6. D133

    D133 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 25, 2009
    I currently only use AW 18350's, I use them down to about 3.7V which is where they start lacking power for my atomisers.

    Recently I had a mod fall onto the floor (unknown to me) and the firing button got pressed in. It overdischarged down to 0.5V, luckily it did not cause any damage.

    I have an XTAR charger so thought I would try (under safe conditions in a LiPo Guard bag) to revive the battery. It did go back up to 1.5V then stopped. Once off the charger it slowly dropped in voltage again without any load. *Note: XTAR recommends only trying to revive batteries which have at least 2.5V remaining.

    So the battery was dead and I disposed of it safely, but that's the only issue I've had with them. A couple of really old ones I disposed of when the red insulating covering started wearing off.

    The new 800mAh 18350's are ever so slightly longer than the old 700mAh ones, which is good for me as I notice one atomiser with a shorter connector doesn't work with the shorter batteries once I have adjusted the end pin to touch the battery - the atomiser can't quite make contact.

    Edit> I should have stated it was an older 700mAh version that I tried to revive.
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