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Can someone tell me is this oryginal VTC5A or fake?
Thanks for help
Hard to be certain from a picture, generally Sony markings are straight.
Date code shows 12/15 2015, so it is an old cell.
Me, I wouldn't trust it, batteries are cheap.
Hard to tell, but if in doubt I wouldn't use it. Batteries are inexpensive from reputable suppliers. I am partial to IMRbatteries.com, good service, great prices and they are a trusted vendor.
For more on batteries including where to buy could check out this blog, there is a chart listing all batteries that have been tested and in the bottom cell you can find a list of trusted suppliers. I'd insert the chart but have had little success doing so.
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Thanks for advice I'm checking Mooch tests, but in my country it's hard to know where buy oryginal batteries. I'm vaping on them in Athena mech squonk at 0.15 and they dont't even get warm.
Even if they're original, you're exceeding the cdr of those batteries. And that's assuming that the resistance reading is correct, which is far from a safe bet (no resistance meter is accurate at such low resistances). Not the best of ideas.
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Thanks than I'm changing the setup..
Then buy from akkuteile.de in germany or nkon.nl in the netherlands, they have original cells.
Nobody can tell you if those cells on the photo are original without doing measurements.
I've checked this shops and the one in NL has a good price and cost of shipping but they don't have them in stock. I will wait and then order.
I'm with KenD on this one. If you don't know how to match ohms, amp draw, and amp limits, use this guide:
Explain it to the Dumb Noob: Ohm's Law Calculations for a Mechanical Mod
I have Vape Tool Pro app with Ohm calculator. Now I've build 0.23 and this will be ok.
I can't be sure from the picture, does it have a transparent wrap?
Yes I've changed it .I wanted to see what's under the "original" wrap. I have also two of them in green wraps they came. I will upload the picture later.
Transparent wraps are a really bad idea. The reason being that they make it very difficult to see any holes which could lead to a short, and a thoroughly bad day.
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I estimate them as genuine batteries. Most of the fakes are using fake shrinks, but printing on the battery requires machinery...I doubt, that those criminals will invest in such equipment.
That makes no sense. Machinery to make batteries, but not to print?
It's almost impossible to tell a fake from genuine just by looking. The only way is to test and compare its performance against known specs for that cell.
I am sorry, but it is not 100% correct. It is very complicated to copy a battery for 100%. The fake Sony batteries I saw were just fake types of Sony, means one took lets say VTC5 and rebranded it as VTC5A, or took NC1 and rebranded it into VTC6...The same I saw with LG MG1 (2900 mAh / 3C) turning into HG2. The typical Plus size of a manufacturer with the Ventile holes stays the same.
In the cases I saw the shrinks were fake and the print on the body of the battery has been erased (so one can´t see anything through the shrink).
Some years ago I used to test mobile phone batteries. I gained some experience (unfortunately) in the way criminals in China think and work.
Do your batteries have the "dimples" mooch mentions in this post? (they can be seen in the 3rd picture)
There are newer “fat ring” Sony VTC5A batteries
If so there's apparently a very good chance they're the real deal.
Yeah I think they have I'm blind lol. Photo from phone cam but I think that they have those "dimples" I don't even know what's this means
Google spits out "dołek na policzku" for "dimples", it's those small craters some people get in their face when smiling.
Yeah, it looks very probable that you have originals then.
Changed to the pink one I'm waiting for new wraps and it's all I have for now.
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