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Wll This Battery Work in my Provari Mini?

Discussion in 'ProVari' started by ShariR, Jan 7, 2014.

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  1. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    I have a Provari Mini with the Provari extension cap. I just bought a Tatroe extension ring. Looking for 18650 batteries.
    I have AW 18350 and AW 18490s.


    Someone has a couple of these I can buy from them, will they work?

    Button top 18650 and 7Amp.
    Battery's model number is LG18650D1 3000 mah 4.35V
    68.8mm in length and 18.4mm in diameter

    They can be charged to 4.2V's with a standard charger, or be charged to their full capacity with a special charger to 4.35V.

    Will these be good for my Provari and will they run longer because they are higher mah? Is this overkill or are they unsuitable for the Provari?
     
  2. stevegmu

    stevegmu Moved On ECF Veteran

    Use at your own risk. AW IM R batteries are the correct batteries for ProVari. They are what works best, irregardless of MAh rating. If you don't mind risking your ProVari ant it's performance, then use the incorrect batteries.
     
  3. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    No way. That is why I asked. I am taking no chances with my precious Provari. Thank you for responding so quickly. I will get the AW when my vendor gets them back in stock. I can wait.
     
  4. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    H-Town
    ProVari Mini Variable Voltage Ecig: Best Variable Voltage E Cig Available!

    No, the battery you refer to is 68mm long, that sounds like a 18650 w/ protection circuit...the mini is an 18350 sized battery tube if I am not mistaken, 18500 if you use the extension

    Part number LG18650D1 shows that it's a 18650

    Those are bulk cheapies...I would NOT use them in the Provari...heck I wouldn't use them in anything but a flashlight (or maybe a portable power bank)!
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    Tatroe is designed for 18490/18500 Battery http://www.provape.com/Tatroe-ProVari-Wide-End-Cap-with-Spring-p/provariwidecap.htm
     
  5. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    I have the Mini with the tatroe extension ring and the provari extension cap. On the vendor site, Cigtechs, it said I could use use these together on my Mini and then I could use the 18650 batteries. Did I misunderstand that?
     
  6. WarHawk-AVG

    WarHawk-AVG Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2013
    H-Town
    Provari Tatroe End Cap
     
  7. Krint

    Krint Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2013
    Buffalo
    I am not sure of the batteries, but you are correct if you have the extension cap an the tatroe ring you can use 18650 batteries.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  8. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Correct. :thumb:


    That LG18650D1 3000 mah battery is a protected ICR battery (not IMR nor high drain). The Provari requires a "high drain" IMR battery (button top variety).

    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/provape/334831-technical-why-high-drain-batteries.html


    Provape states a few times on the product description page for the Provari that they recommend using only AW IMR batteries in the Provari. Having said that, the button-top Panasonic or Orbtronic NCR18650PF 2900mAh and NCR18650PD 2900mAh hybrid batteries (unprotected versions) will work safely in a Provari and have a higher mAh than the AW 18650 IMR 2000mAh batteries.
     
  9. Train2

    Train2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 11, 2013
    CA, USA
    Yes on 18650, not recommended on that battery.
    It's a $6 battery new, lots of them available, and no way to tell where it came from...it's just not a good idea!!
    It simply isn't worth it to save $4, to get questionable quality on something that's going to be literally in your face, every day, for a year...
     
  10. ShariR

    ShariR Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Nashville, TN
    Thank you all and I totally agree with you. I had never heard of the battery I gave the info on and know just enough about this from reading Baditudes posts and blog to know if I do not recognize it, I had better ask. And Battery University is good, but confuses me.

    I am not one of those people that will use something questionable to save a few dollars. That is just not smart. Be safe, not cheap. Cheap is good, but verify. I know I can get AW batteries from Provape and RTDvapes so I will just do that. No Ebay or Fasttech stuff. I have been using AW IMR batteries I got from Ahlusion and they look good, in red wrapper, and work fine so far.
     
  11. StormFinch

    StormFinch Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2010
    Arkansas
    Shari , RTD Vapor has the AW 18650s in stock, they're an authorized dealer and have probably the best prices on them I've seen. AW IMR 18650 2000mAh
     
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