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New Provari Battery Question

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by ilgreatluigi, Jan 20, 2012.

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  1. ilgreatluigi

    ilgreatluigi Full Member

    Sep 30, 2011
    Hi. I really would like to get a Provari, but I'm confused on battery type. What is the difference between the 18490 versus the 18650? I assume that the 18650 holds more of a charge considering it requires the extension cap. Thanks for your time.
  2. Shortstuff116

    Shortstuff116 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2009
    Bellingham, MA
    Provape actually sells the AW brand batteries in either the 18490 (also the 18500) and the 18650. The 18490 is 1100 mah (milliamp) capacity and the 18650 is the 2000 mah. The 18650 is about 1/2" longer than the 18490 but has 900 mah higher capacity. Simply stated, the higher the capacity (mah) the more charge it will hold and therefore the longer the battery will last between recharges.

    Hope that helps.
  3. ilgreatluigi

    ilgreatluigi Full Member

    Sep 30, 2011
    Thank you.
  4. zoiDman

    zoiDman My -0^10 = Nothing at All* ECF Veteran

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    Apr 16, 2010
    The First 2 numbers tells you the Diameter of the Battery, in this case 18mm. And the Next 2 are the length, 49mm and 50mm respectively. The 18500 is longer because of the Protection Circuit.

    I believe that the AW 18490 that Provape sells is an IMR type Unprotected battery. It is Unprotected but considered safe because it uses "Safe Chemistry" The AW 18500 is a Protected Li-On Battery.

    I have a Provari and use both the AW 18490 and the AW 18500 and see No Difference except for longer life with the 18500 because of it's Higher mAh.


    I run my Provari with 2.6~2.8 CE2's at 3.5~4.2 volts.

    I'm not sure if there is going to be a Difference at higher Voltages or Lower Ohms.
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