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Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by Terry Koontz, Oct 27, 2017.

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  1. pfaber11

    pfaber11 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 16, 2009
    england
    15091986060731906151307.jpg I bought an xxx 18650 yesterday. On the battery it says 20 amp continuous 3000 mah and 40 amp. Cost me ten quid from a local b&m . So far it seems ok. For two it would of cost me 17.99 but I only wanted one. Anyway what it says on the battery seems about right. Rather have a xxx than an efest.
     
  2. Terry Koontz

    Terry Koontz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2017
    mines been working great
     
  3. Coastal Cowboy

    Coastal Cowboy This aggression will not stand, man! Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2013
    Alabama Gulf Coast
    Just so y'all understand that the following are true:
    • It's a rewrap of an LG or Samsung
    • You don't know what's really under the wrap
    • It's not a first quality cell that LG or Samsung was willing to sell under their name
     
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  4. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    If people are happy using rewraps and batteries from goodness knows where, I don't think you are going to convince them, Coastal Cowboy, but maybe the above will be helpful to someone else.

    Dang, batteries (even buying AW for my provaris, which were ridiculously overpriced) are pretty cheap! In fact quite often, the NON-rewraps are cheaper than the rewraps, but you can't convince some people. I'd rather buy authentic, be patient until they arrive, and be sane about my battery choices.

    But, (Idiocracy). Sometimes during political seasons, I feel that movie should be played over and over prior to elections, on ALL channels. Maybe the same should be done in vape shops and elsewhere where people sell (and buy!) rewraps.

    I don't mean to be harsh, but I'd probably place battery safety over EVERYTHING else. Apart from ejuice and coils, maybe buy ONE less mod than you can afford, and spend the rest on decent batteries.

    I guess batteries aren't "sexy". Neither is having a wooden arm with a hook attached.

    Anna
     
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  5. Terry Koontz

    Terry Koontz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2017
    I bought a Provari Classic from a vendor and it came with an xxx battery.
    Just wanted to know about the xxx battery.
    I use vtc5 annd lg hg2 batteries.
     
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  6. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    I got a radius with a battery in it from a vendor, and I promptly gave it to my husband to recycle. I have absolutely no idea how long that battery was in there (it was one of the brown LGs I think) but I have absolutely NO way of knowing how that vendor treated that battery, how old it was.... No thanks. I trust hardware because I can clean it and check out its workings (tanks as well) but batteries, absolutely not. I replaced it with a very high quality Sony battery that I bought from an approved vendor.

    I look at it this way: I paid premium for a mod that is now hard to obtain (though I did get a great price, actually), but I'm not going to waste that on a battery I know nothing about, triple XXX or not.

    Granted, I tend to be cautious, but I'd be very upset if I toasted my mod for want of an $8 battery... I think I know where to splurge, and where to save money, and batteries are Not It. If I had a brand new mod from a vendor with a battery in it, I'd probably chuck that as well, if it was a rewrap, even one tested by Mooch, as there's absolutely no way of knowing if rewraps are consistent across the board. Why not use one of your authentic batteries instead?

    Anna
     
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  7. Terry Koontz

    Terry Koontz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2017
    I am using the hg2s.
    I just ask about the xxx !
     
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  8. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    I apologize. I find your posts a bit difficult to follow.

    Anna
     
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  9. Terry Koontz

    Terry Koontz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2017
    no need to apologize.
    no problem.
     
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  10. pfaber11

    pfaber11 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 16, 2009
    england
    You know Anna I do agree with you even though I bought a xxx battery. The one I got seems ok though. Wouldn't recommend rewraps bought mine on a whim as I was in the shop and that's what they had.
     
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  11. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 30, 2017
    Indiana
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  12. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    I've been buying my batteries from RTD for nearly 5 years. Great selection, great prices, fast service, authentic brand names. THE go-to source for batteries for many ECF vapers.
     
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  13. listopencil

    listopencil Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 28, 2017
    In Partibus Infidelium
    Hey, now. Pirates need love too. It has been proven with graphs that pirates prevent global warming.
     
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  14. Ben85

    Ben85 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Kent, UK
    Sorry to pick you out but I see posts of this kind quite a lot. Just because it hasn’t gone bang yet, it doesn’t make it “ok”.
     
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  15. Terry Koontz

    Terry Koontz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2017
    So here’s the END of the xxx battery story.
    Put it in my eleaf pico and used it thru several recharges.
    OK, let’s put it in the Provari.
    Dang thing would not fit !
    It had swollen.
    Bye Bye xxx battery.
     
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  16. 440BB

    440BB Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 19, 2011
    The Motor City
    Wow. I've used my share of lower amp batteries as I use low power, and never had one swell yet. Glad you found out early!
     
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