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Warning: Fake aw batteries

Discussion in 'Super T Manufacturing' started by forcedfuel50, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. forcedfuel50

    forcedfuel50 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    I was informed directly by AW that there are counterfeit AW IMR 18650's on the market. Based on my testing, i believe the counterfeit battery to possibly be a Unprotected lithium ion chemistry, not the chemistry of a IMR. Unprotected lithium ion batteries, if shorted, can have catostrophic failure.

    I was sent one of the counterfeits and was able to load test it vs. a real AW IMR 18650. I tested at 2.5 amps, which simulates the load of a LR 1.5ohm atomizer. The AW held up to .2 tenths higher voltage under load and recorded an actual tested mAh of 1513. The countefeit did not hold voltage under load as well (down up to .2 tenths voltage) and recorded an uncharacteristically high 2054 mAh (rated at 1600mah) and displays a graph very similar to trustfire/ultrafire lithium ions i have tested.

    Real AW IMRS have a protruding button top, not flat top. Also, the AW sticker on the Real AW batteries is slightly larger then the fakes and the wrapper is a bit deeper red and the font slightly thicker and darker on the real AW's.


    Real AW IMR on Bottom, Fake AW IMR on top:

  2. mlinky

    mlinky ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 22, 2010
    Have you taken off the wrapper on the fake?
  3. Beans

    Beans Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2011
    Missoula Montana
  4. zoiDman

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

    Supporting member
    Apr 16, 2010
    This is why I like to buy from your company.

    Because you take a Proactive role in the products you sell instead of just chucking things in a box and slapping a shipping label on it.
  5. forcedfuel50

    forcedfuel50 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    I have removed the wrapper and there are no markings on them to identify what they are.
  6. Mr.JcP

    Mr.JcP Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2010
    So you are a AW direct reseller ? Meaning you only source your AW's from AW itself and not other wholesalers. Just looking for direct retailers to add to my book.
  7. forcedfuel50

    forcedfuel50 Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Yes, we are an authorized dealer of AW batteries and all our AW batteries come directly from AW.
  8. BOBAH

    BOBAH Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2011
    lol, XXXfire crap wrapped in aw wrapper?
    burn with fire :evil:
  9. Mr.JcP

    Mr.JcP Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 26, 2010
    Good stuff to know. After I posted I relied I meant to say distributor and not wholesaler but you know what I meant.. and had the answer I was looking for. Ill be ordering after the holiday surge is done. Happy Happy Marry Merry to you and yours ...

    MUKHRFF Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 9, 2011
    saudi arabia
    how i buy battery from you
  11. Vaporologist

    Vaporologist Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2010
    Epic Journey
  12. MiXoLoGiSt

    MiXoLoGiSt Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 9, 2011
    Well you can definitely tell the difference. The fake ones AW logo is different and the fake one is a flat top which AW doesn't make in their IMR line aside from the 26500.
  13. Penner

    Penner Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 8, 2011

    In light of the recent thread on battery explosions, I thought I'd bump this.
  14. antlion

    antlion Senior Member ECF Veteran

    jesus christ... whoever is making these fakes is looking to spend the rest of their lives behind bars... it could kill someone, god forbid, if something terrible happened
  15. LSVap

    LSVap Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 4, 2011
    Reading about these and seeing several being distributed in europe with VV tubes etc I am glad I found your shop and got mine right from the start :D
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