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Recommendation for 18650 battery?

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  1. X-Smok-er

    X-Smok-er Full Member

    Feb 5, 2018
    Hi guys, i have been using LG HG2 batteries in my single battery Smok AL85.. However I have noticed my battery lifetime decrease rapidly over the month. I charge externally using Nitecore digi 2..

    I smoke at 30w on a 0.6ohm coil. I am tryna find the best battery in terms of capacity, i never vape above 8amps. Usually hit between 7-7.5 amps. So dont really need high amperage batteries.

    Can anyone recommend?
     
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  2. JamesDMad

    JamesDMad Ultra Member Verified Member

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    Feb 21, 2018
    Indiana
    Check out Mooch on here... He is our go to when it comes to battery advice
     
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  3. JamesDMad

    JamesDMad Ultra Member Verified Member

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    Feb 21, 2018
    Indiana
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  4. Celt1

    Celt1 Senior Member Verified Member

    Mar 6, 2018
    USA
    It was Mooch's articles and videos that led me to the Sony VTC6 as my choice for a high capacity (long lasting on a charge) battery. A really good source of information on battery choices and care.
     
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  5. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    A couple of choices available for you. At your low wattage style of vaping you could use:

    [​IMG] Sanyo 18650GA 3300 mah 10 amp battery

    [​IMG] LG MG1 3500mah 10 amp battery​

    Both best used under 7 amp/21 watts.

    Edit: The first two choices under high capacity 18650 in the above Mooch chart.
     
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  6. X-Smok-er

    X-Smok-er Full Member

    Feb 5, 2018
    Are the Sanyos safe to use up to 9A/10A? I wouldn't go that high to be fair, my coils allow me to smoke up to 35w and thats only 7.5A on average.
     
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  7. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Mooch states both are best used under 7 amps and under 21 watts.
     
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  8. Topwater Elvis

    Topwater Elvis Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 26, 2012
    Texas
    The amps displayed on the screen is a meaningless output amps, it has nothing to do with battery amp draw.

    The Al85 has a relatively high battery low voltage cut off, ( 3.42v - 3.53v ) which doesn't at all help battery life but does slightly help with amp drain because the battery won't drain to 2.8v - 3.2v.

    At 30w / 3.5v = 8.57a + 10% inefficiency = 9.4a
    30w / 3.4v = 8.82a + 10% = 9.7a

    Your best bet for safety & run time is LGHG2, Samsung 30Q or Sony vtc6 all 3000mah.
     
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  9. Alter

    Alter Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2013
    BC Canada
    I found that single battery hitters just don't cut it no matter what battery your using. 30 watts, .6Ω is a fair load to give the single batt especially if its a multiwire build. The battery won't last very long. Single battery hitters are great for us tootle puffers..1.2+Ω builds, even 28 gauge single wire builds is sorta hard on the batts, the power is spent ramping up the coil then once hot the batt has used up its knards then you get a sub standard vape. Buy a 2 or 3 battery hitter and you'll see a improvement in batt life if your intending on vaping low ohm builds.
     
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  10. uthinkofsomething

    uthinkofsomething Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 7, 2015
    Toledo, Ohio
    Ooor upgrade to a two battery mod. That thing is almost as big as one anyway :rickroll: . Full size alien... Fuchai 213. My hands down favorite 2 battery mod ( for looks and size ) is the ipv8. Really tiny and light and aesthetically pleasing.
     
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  11. Ralph_K

    Ralph_K Senior Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    I use 2 sets LG HG2 and Hohmlife. The Hohmlife are good batteries equal to the HG2 just ignore the 37A rating that is a pulse once and throw away rating. The CDR rating is 20A
     
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  12. Ralph_K

    Ralph_K Senior Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    I didn't have much luck with alien. I've started using a VooPoo Drag much better mod imo
     
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  13. Nikitaaa

    Nikitaaa Super Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    For single use, i am using Sony VTC6 or Samsung Q30.
     
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  14. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    Could read through:
    Index | E-Cigarette Forum
     
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  15. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    The eleaf invoke is another good choice for a light, small two battery mod. It's reliable, well designed, and really is almost as small and light as some of my single battery options. I won one, and was surprised at how much I like it. It's tiny, but very well designed and durable, I have dropped mine several times. Nothing bad has happened.

    It may be more realistic to look at two battery mods for all day vaping. You've gotten good battery advice, so also pay heed to it, but a two battery mod is more likely going to meet your needs better (although sometimes folks prefer to carry and extra battery which is fine as long as it is stored safely in a battery case and not exposed to extreme temperatures as you have it with you.

    Best of luck,

    Anna
     
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  16. X-Smok-er

    X-Smok-er Full Member

    Feb 5, 2018
    Thank u all soo much for your advice. Truly appreciated. I plan to move to a dual battery mod. Will check out the recommendations. Really looking for something light and small-ish. Ie able to transport in my pocket.
     
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  17. X-Smok-er

    X-Smok-er Full Member

    Feb 5, 2018
    Ps. Is it recommended i can now pair up my lg hg2s in a dual battery mode? I have been using them individually in my single battery mod.. Or should i just buy a new pair?
     
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  18. score69

    score69 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 28, 2015
    Athens, GA, USA
    I would buy a new pair. Keep them 'married' together for use in double battery mods.

    Mooch has a good video on battery marriage.

    You arent running your batteries bard like some folks do, but for best performance and safety, keep a new pair together. You can break them apart at any point, but shouldnt combine singles intp a new pair later.
     
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  19. Ruslan Luken

    Ruslan Luken Full Member

    Nov 15, 2017
    LG HG2:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  20. Kevin D

    Kevin D New Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    The greatest thing for batteries I have seen since I started vaping
     
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