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Batteries for Vaping

Batteries are the most important thing you will need when vaping. Without them your device is useless, and with the wrong battery you could be putting yourself and others in danger. It is not something you want to take lightly. All personal vapourisers utilize high discharge lithium batteries. These batteries are by far the most crucial part of your device. A little extra money and thought will put to rest any worries you could have about the safety of your device. When handled properly they are quite safe but if mishandled can be dangerous (especially in a mechanical mod). Proper treatment of batteries will increase their performance, their lifetime, and allow you to get the most out of your product.

Lithium ion batteries are volatile and if overworked can ‘vent’. It can be very dangerous, especially if you are using fake batteries or clones. They may not be made with proper safety in mind, and the ‘vent holes’ could be blocked or inadequate. If there is nowhere for the energy to escape the mod itself could explode. Battery safety is extremely important.
Using an authentic battery from a reputable brand will ensure your battery will operate safely and as intended within its rated specifications. Your safety matters, so we recommend the following brands: Sony, Samsung, LG and Efest. Using low quality batteries runs the risk of damaging your device and potentially injuring yourself and others. A little extra money spent on quality batteries can save a lot of money and headache in the long run.

There are 3 main sizes of batteries used in e-cigarette devices. The 18650 size is the most common, being used in both mechanical mods and regulated devices; 18350 and 26650 are used in some mechanical mods. The initial two numbers, 18 or 26, indicate the width of the battery in mm and the next pair indicate the length. The 0 indicates that the battery is round.
For vaping purposes all batteries in use are rated for a Voltage of 3.7v. This rating is the average voltage, meaning the battery is considered fully charged at 4.2v and considered dead at 3.2v. Then you have the Amperage rating. More specifically the amperage rating determines the maximum continuous discharge rate of the battery. This is can be measured a few ways but usually a number followed by either an “A” or a “C” (i.e. 15C or 20A).

Milliamp hours or mAh indicate the storage capacity of a battery. A 2500mAh battery can put out 2500mA for an hour. You won’t be able to predict how long your battery will last, and the rating is not comparable across battery sizes. High drain usage means that the battery will not put out the entire capacity. Multiply this figure by the current rating of your battery to work out the amps that it can safely put out. The higher the mAh the longer your battery should last. It is absolutely crucial that you do not exceed your batteries limits. If you do, it is most likely that your battery will fail possibly resulting in a fire, explosion, other damage to your device, or worse yet it could injure you or someone else.

18650 Batteries that we recommend:

1. Sony VTC5
2. Sony VTC4
3. Samsung 25R
4. LG HE2/HE4
5. LG HG2

Check out our range of MOD Batteries.

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