The rechargeable 18650 batteries are the staple power source for vaping devices; although as any vaper knows there are good 18650 batteries and bad 18650 batteries.
Battery charge is vital for any vaper who wants to enjoy their device throughout the day while they’re out and about. After all, if you can’t rely on your 18650 battery to hold a decent charge and keep your vaporizer powered up all day, then it really isn’t much use as a portable device.
Finding the right battery for your vaping needs is important if you are going to get the most out of your vaporizer, but the list below should help you when it comes to making your next battery purchase.
Samsung is a familiar and reliable name in electronics, and their take on the 18650 battery is no exception. It has an output of 20A when fully charged and has a listed capacity of 2500mAh, although depending on the device and your charging habits, you may find your battery comes in a little under that. It has a decent shelf life, maintaining around 60% capacity even after 250 charges. The Samsung 25R 18650 is bright green in color and is frequently used as the standard 18650 battery provided in vaporizer kits.
2. SONY VTC4 Vape Battery
The SONY VTC4 battery has a slightly lower capacity than the Samsung, at 2100 mAH, but does have a more powerful output of 30A. SONY is another dependable name in electronics and their vaporizer battery is always reliable and features a safer kind of lithium mix than you would find in most 18650 batteries. That isn’t to say that you won’t experience any problems with the SONY VTC4 — though most of the reported issues are usually traced back to user error when vapers accidentally block the air vent or push the fire button too frequently.
LG has also decided to use the safer Lithium Manganese mixture, as opposed to the more usual Lithium Polymer mix, in their 18650 vaping battery the HE2. LG is an up and coming name in electronics, better known for bargain prices and steady performances. The HE2, however, has an impressive 2500mAh capacity — well up there with some of the bigger names. Like the Samsung and SONY batteries, the LG HE2 is a flat-top battery. This is a more recent innovation in vaping batteries in a bid to meet demands from manufacturers who are trying to create ever-smaller vape mods to meet demands for portability from users.
This solid and steady 18650 vaping battery is slightly cheaper than those from the bigger names of Samsung, SONY, and LG, but still provides plenty of power for your device and retains its capacity well. The AW IMR 18650 battery has a maximum voltage of 4.2 volts but usually operates more around the 3.7 volts mark, while it has a more than ample 2100mAh capacity. This is an unimpressive but dependable vaping battery that is ideal for those on a budget.
Brillipower is another relatively new name in the vaping industry, but their super-powerful batteries are already creating quite a stir among vapers. With their impressive 3100mAh capacity and 40A output, these batteries are great for heavy users who want to get the best performance out of any vaporizer — and Brillipower has even designed their batteries with a super high discharge to ensure those great results no matter what kind of device you use. Although far from the cheapest 18650 battery on the market, the Brillipower cell is still good value for money considering the capacity and performance involved.
Choosing the right battery can make the difference between an average and a great vaping experience. It is worth trying out different makes of battery with a new device to see which ones are most compatible and which produce the most satisfactory results.