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tmasc

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Battery Choice... please help.
« on: February 08, 2013, 12:24:07 PM »

Pretty sure this question has been asked countless times, but I don't seem to be able to find a definitive answer.

I'm a complete beginner to repairables. Have just got myself a 14500 siam cube mod and an AGA T2 (which im going to start off using with a silica wick til i get the equipment to test oxidised mesh wicks).

Do I get an AW IMR 14500 3.7V, 600mAh Li-ion with its safe chemisty?

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An AW 14500 3.7V, 750mAh Li-ion Protected Battery?

I think my main concern for now is safety (pathetic, i know) until i get a bit more experience. I also want to eventually use it with the mesh wick so my gut says go for the protected... please help!
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Re: Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 12:38:56 PM »

either one of those should prove to be a good battery ... the one is longer in run-time, whereas the other is capable of higher immediate output.
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Re: Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 12:41:28 PM »

my preference of the two, would be the imr safe chemistry ... it will best serve more options and best accommodate your upgrading.
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Re: Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 12:47:06 PM »

« Last Edit: February 08, 2013, 03:13:34 PM by Cerberus »
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Re: Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 03:05:04 PM »

Thanks, that makes sense.

My only concern is shorts. Especially when i start making mesh wicks. Would the protected be better against this? And because its a unregulated, unprotected, mechcanical mod.

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Re: Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 03:08:19 PM »

My only concern is shorts. Especially when i start making mesh wicks. Would the protected be better against this? And because its a unregulated, unprotected, mechcanical mod.

i would expect that where a short does occur, the protected battery might fuse, so to speak ... the safe chemistry probably wouldn't ... if it merely a coil short, then the coil will normally fuse regardless of battery.
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Re: Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 03:16:49 PM »

Cheers itsmeitis, Thats what i wanted to know.

I guess its the IMR then. (although i'm still a little concerned about the "Do not short circuit - High current will be discharged" in all the descriptions ive seen)

Last question; is there a big difference between the AW and say these: http://www.mojurepublic.com/products/14500-High-Drain-Rechargeable-Batteries-%282%29.html ?
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 03:19:47 PM »

yes there's a difference ... i personally would opt for AW imr over most other batteries ... the AW are notably more expensive to buy, but many believe they're worth the extra.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 03:22:50 PM »

... although i'm still a little concerned about the "Do not short circuit - High current will be discharged"

basically it means use and store them safely, i.e never have one loose say, in your pocket alongside loose change, as that can be problematic ...
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Re: Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 03:41:16 PM »

Excellent. Thanks for the help. Buying now...
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Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 03:52:50 PM »

I run AW IMR 3.7v 2000 mAh protected batts in my vv/vw, mechanical, and hybrid mods and primarily run gennys. Shorts are a way of life: with the el mods the worst that happens is the device won't fire, with the mechanical and hybrids the coil pops. The batts themselves have never caused me a problem and several have to be 2 years old and still going strong.

Several years ago I did have a short in my OmEgA which resulted in a burnt bottom spring, but the battery is still going strong. I have had far more problems with chargers than the batteries themselves.
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Re: Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 04:01:40 PM »

Excellent. Thanks for the help. Buying now...

Where from then :)
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Re: Battery Choice... please help.
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 04:30:50 PM »

either safer cigs or vape escape. Same price. Just finding a charger. This any good? http://www.vapeescape.co.uk/xtar-mp1s-charger~472 (i have plenty of usb to mains adapters)
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 04:35:15 PM »

yep ... that looks to be an ideal charger ... i use the larger six channel xtar myself, but i would expect the one from your link to be at least as good, if only smaller.
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2013, 04:38:12 PM »

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