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VapeNW Batteries/Overheating

Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by MintyDripper, Jan 29, 2018.

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  1. MintyDripper

    MintyDripper Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2015
    Hey guys, I just received 4 batteries from VapeNW in the mail, I've never had problems with them in the past. But i just put these batteries on the charger, 2 Vtc5's and 2 Samsung 25r's. They were all at 3.5v. They've been charging for a little while now and the Sony's are at 3.6 volts and they're pretty warm verging on hot, the sammys are at 3.73v and they are HOT. Not warm, HOT. My batteries that are 1 year old don't even get warm while charging. Using a nitecore D4. Never had issues before, and i know the first charge cycle can get warm.. but these seem a little too warm and my charger is getting hot. anyone else have any problems with batteries lately from VapeNW? Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. classwife

    classwife Admin
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    Moved this to Batteries and Chargers :)
     
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  3. Opinionated

    Opinionated Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2015
    A couple of things here. First, the batteries getting very hot when they shouldn't is an early warning sign and means you need to take them off the charger, there is something wrong with them.

    I don't recommend buying batteries from vape shops. You don't know where they source the batteries that they sell, and with fakes and rewraps everywhere coupled with the sheer importance and the potential dangers of the batteries in vaping, going to the source and making sure your getting authentic batteries is necessary. Too much rides on them being good.

    I recommend going to www.liionwholesale.com or www.imrbatteries.com and making sure your getting the batteries mooch recommends for the load your putting on the batteries.

    I understand that once upon a time Vape NW used to be a good company and they may have sourced well, but after the fire last year they sold the business and someone else is running it now... the new owners might very well be cutting corners on where they are sourcing their batteries from in order to improve their profit margin, you just dont know. ..

    So go to the reputable battery wholesalers for your batteries. .. don't take chances. Anyone can purchase from them and its often less expensive than what vape shops sell for anyway..... But don't use those batteries.... return them to vapenw for your money back if you can, or just dispose of them properly.

    That's my advice.
     
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  4. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member

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    May 30, 2017
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    The very last place. EVER. That I would buy batteries from is a vape shop. For one, you are likely getting rewrapped seconds from the main manufacturer, usually with inflated specs, or just something "weird and proprietary" that is also vastly overrated. Although you may have gotten cells in the past that were decent, if owners change as Opinionated says, you don't know what you are getting now.

    My batteries don't overheat--ever-- in my charger, which is a nitecore intellicharger 2 bay. Since the batteries are new, I'd suspect that is the problem.

    I use IMRbatteries.com and they are great. I mean, I get things fast, it's probably cheaper than a vape store, due to the high volume they sell at, and additionally, I know that what I'm getting is authentic. They come already supplied with battery cases and a few wraps for free (I know, pennies on the dollar, but really I appreciate their nod to battery safety.

    The will arrive with a "Do not use in vaping applications," warning, but that is more a legal covering of the butt, not actually a reason to not use them. They don't want to be sued, and with some of the atrocious battery selling and battery usage that goes on, I don't blame them even slightly.

    Do yourself a favor and try to return the cells but if you can't recycle them and buy better batteries. I would not use ANY battery that got warmish to hot as I was charging them. Charging is actually easier on batteries, with the right charger, I believe, than actually using them. It's just not a good sign.

    Best of luck, hope you get it resolved quickly.

    Anna
     
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  5. Letitia

    Letitia Nano Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
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    Honestly I would write off the batteries as a lesson learned and order from a trusted vendor for batteries. I have used Liion Wholesale for my batteries since I started needing 18650s and been very happy with product and service. Too many excellent battery vendors out there who offer reasonable prices to think of ordering from anywhere else. Peace of mind for a product I only buy every couple of years is worth a few extra cents to me.
     
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  6. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    I second all of the above. IMRbatteries and Liionwholesale guarantee their batteries to be genuine. I've had no issues in the several years I've ordered from them.
     
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  7. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Either these new batteries are counterfeit or are second/third tier brand name cells that were sold off to the aftermarket trade by Samsung and Sony because they didn't meet their inhouse quality control standards.

    It's extremely difficult to trace where even the better batteries come from, let alone trace where the bad quality batteries come from. That's why it is wise to purchase only from trusted battery suppliers who generally secure reliable sources. Even the trusted suppliers get bad batches in from time to time, but the difference is they will "make things right" for their loyal customers by offering a refund or free replacement.

    Are You Using a Rewrap (Rebranded) Battery?

    Trusted Suppliers:
    North America
    www.liionwholesale.com
    www.imrbatteries.com
    www.illumn.com
    www.rtdvapor.com
    www.batterybro.com
    www.orbtronic.com
    UK
    www.nkon.nl
    Welcome to Ecolux. The UK's Battery and accessory specialists. Wide range of authentic leading brands in stock ready for immediate dispatch.


     
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