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Why do my AWs and AWTs feel so different

Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by Zutankhamun, Mar 7, 2018.

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  1. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Okay my AWs are 1.5 years old. My AWTs are 2.5 years old.

    They are both 350s and the AWs are 12a and the AWTs are 10.5a.
    Not an issue as I build for 4 Amps, tops.
    They are both at 4.18 but the AW hits noticeably harder.

    I thought that the cdr has no difference aside from builds and suitability? I thought that the only difference the age would make would be longevity of a charge?
    It seems my battery knowledge isn’t as sound as I thought.

    Can somebody help me out?
  2. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Although both are re-wraps the AW's are a substantially better battery
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  3. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Dec 14, 2013
    NE FL
    How hard a battery hits is a function of its internal resistance.

    Your AWs are newer and had a higher CDR to begin with, which is likely indicative of a lower internal resistance when new.

    Internal resistance definitely increases with age and cycles. Check out the difference between the two pairs of LG HG2s in the data I posted here. Both pairs are the same age, but one pair has been in storage while the other pair has been used. I don't yet have a good handle on what age alone does. That will take some time. :)
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  4. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    This I know.
    However, I thought that would only account for the cdr which is 12a as opposed to 10.5 (I think), longevity, higher calibre of initial battery rewrapped & the mah which is 8 as opposed to 700.
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  5. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Many thanks. I’ll read through a little later.
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  6. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015

    Just saw your name. No luck in finding the screw for heron/spheroid I’m afraid
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  7. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    My search continues as well.

    thumbs pressed/fingers crossed
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  8. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    After trying a number of highly rated 18650s I like Samsung 30Q, LG HG2's, and Sony VTC6 best for vaping MTL at 3 to 4 amps. CDR on those yield long vape times at low wattage. All three rate highly on Mooch's discharge tests.

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  9. Zutankhamun

    Zutankhamun Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 22, 2015
    Cheers mate. The majority of my batteries are 25rs & vtc6s but I do like to use my 490s and 350 mechs so that’s what the 350s are for.
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  10. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Fixed that for you. ;)

    As a battery ages the mAh of the battery degrades, as the mAh degrades so does the batteries c rating (amp limit). So down the road, for example, a 20A battery may only be a 10A battery.

    Because the 18350 and 18500 batteries have a smaller capacity and amp rating to begin with, they tend to show their age (decline in performance) faster than the larger batteries. You pay a price in performance and longivity because of their smaller size.

    Although Mooch hasn't tested them, the AW 18490 battery is actually an incredible performer with an 18 amp CDR and 1200 mah, far better than any other battery in its class.

    As AzPlumber and Rossum stated above, the AW brand is substantially a better battery than AWT. A simple look at Mooch's tests for AWT reveal the AWT's underperform below their advertised specs, in particular their 18650's. Although I don't use 18350 or 18490/18500 batteries any longer, but when I did I used only AW batteries for my Provari's.

    AW Red (button top) 15C/12A 800mAh [​IMG]
    • Top 3 performer.
    • Good cell-to-cell consistency.
    • Damage started at 25A pulsed.
    AWT Yellow 10.5A 800mAh [​IMG]
    • Top 3 performer.
    • One cell had higher voltage but a bit less capacity.
    • Can be pulsed to 20A.
    The AWT 18650 batteries have a poor track record:

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