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Genuine high capacity 18650 battery - where to buy?

  • 20-09-2019 3:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    It feels like I'm getting crap batteries constantly. Can anyone recommend a good retailer of a genuine high capacity 18650 battery?

    Id really appreciate it thanks!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,352 ✭✭✭ jonski


    It feels like I'm getting crap batteries constantly. Can anyone recommend a good retailer of a genuine high capacity 18650 battery?

    Id really appreciate it thanks!


    I just ordered some Molicel 18650's from FogStar . Haven't used them before but others in another vaping group were recommending them .


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    jonski wrote: »
    I just ordered some Molicel 18650's from FogStar . Haven't used them before but others in another vaping group were recommending them .

    Have you got a link by any chance to the ones you ordered? Cheers

    Just had a look at shipping and looks like it's 20 quid for dpd


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,352 ✭✭✭ jonski


    Have you got a link by any chance to the ones you ordered? Cheers

    Just had a look at shipping and looks like it's 20 quid for dpd

    https://www.fogstar.co.uk/products/molicel-p26a

    I went with ParcelMotel shipping so it was only £1.50 + the PM fee which I think is around €4:00 .

    Also use code 25OFF at the checkout , it might be still working .

    My Bill total was £19:47 for 4 batteries .


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    jonski wrote: »
    https://www.fogstar.co.uk/products/molicel-p26a

    I went with ParcelMotel shipping so it was only £1.50 + the PM fee which I think is around €4:00 .

    Also use code 25OFF at the checkout , it might be still working .

    My Bill total was £19:47 for 4 batteries .

    I see they do a 3500mah FogStar branded one I might pull the trigger on thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭ TinCool


    Fogstar are great. My last few batteries I've bought from them and they're still going strong.


    The 3500mah ones, you mean https://www.fogstar.co.uk/products/fogstar-3500mah-10a?


    Be careful, these are only rated to 10amps maximum draw. So if you're chaining at crazy high wattages, 10amps, may not cut it. I'd suggest you go for a slightly lower mah to get the higher amp discharge rates like 20 or 25 amps.
    I'd suggest this one personally https://www.fogstar.co.uk/products/fogstar-3000mah-20a


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    TinCool wrote: »
    Fogstar are great. My last few batteries I've bought from them and they're still going strong.


    The 3500mah ones, you mean https://www.fogstar.co.uk/products/fogstar-3500mah-10a?


    Be careful, these are only rated to 10amps maximum draw. So if you're chaining at crazy high wattages, 10amps, may not cut it. I'd suggest you go for a slightly lower mah to get the higher amp discharge rates like 20 or 25 amps.
    I'd suggest this one personally https://www.fogstar.co.uk/products/fogstar-3000mah-20a

    I only do 8w so will the 3500mah be OK do you think?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭ TinCool


    I only do 8w so will the 3500mah be OK do you think?


    8w. I assume you're using fairly high resistance coils like 1ohm ish? You'll be fine with those in that case.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    TinCool wrote: »
    8w. I assume you're using fairly high resistance coils like 1ohm ish? You'll be fine with those in that case.

    .5 ohm coil sorry forgot to add


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭ TinCool


    So .5ohm x 8w = 4amps. No problem then.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭ TinCool


    If you haven't already ordered them, wait until Friday, as Fogstar run 20% off every Friday. The code will be SEPTEMBER27.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    TinCool wrote: »
    If you haven't already ordered them, wait until Friday, as Fogstar run 20% off every Friday. The code will be SEPTEMBER27.

    Nice one thanks so much!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭ Dr Bill V1.5


    .5 ohm coil sorry forgot to add

    0.5 at 8 Watts?????

    Very low power to a coil with that resistance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    0.5 at 8 Watts?????

    Very low power to a coil with that resistance.

    Yeah any more power and I can't get through the day with my current batteries, works fine for me I get enough of a hit


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    TinCool wrote: »
    If you haven't already ordered them, wait until Friday, as Fogstar run 20% off every Friday. The code will be SEPTEMBER27.

    Where do they announce the code as a matter of interest?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭ Dr Bill V1.5


    Yeah any more power and I can't get through the day with my current batteries, works fine for me I get enough of a hit

    Your battery life will deteriorate quickly if the draw on it is too prolonged in order to heat a coil. In other words the faster the coil heats the easier it is on your battery. Higher power to that 0.5 coil will probably mean a longer battery life and is also safer as you're not putting a constant draw on it's power.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭ TinCool


    Where do they announce the code as a matter of interest?

    I get weekly emails from them having ordered from them before.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    TinCool wrote: »
    I get weekly emails from them having ordered from them before.

    What will tomorrows code be? Have to order a higher end charger as my current one isn't up to the task of charging the 3500mah battery


  • Registered Users Posts: 471 ✭✭ Shinobollo


    What will tomorrows code be? Have to order a higher end charger as my current one isn't up to the task of charging the 3500mah battery

    OCTOBER4 - 25% off this weekend in Fogstar


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    Shinobollo wrote: »
    OCTOBER4 - 25% off this weekend in Fogstar

    Thanks! Ordered the rocket charger to parcel motel


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,612 ✭✭✭ grogi


    It feels like I'm getting crap batteries constantly. Can anyone recommend a good retailer of a genuine high capacity 18650 battery?

    Id really appreciate it thanks!

    What do you consider high-capacity?

    You can always get genuine cells by getting Lidl or Aldi cordless tools battery and opening it up. €20 for 6 cells IIRC.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭ TinCool


    grogi wrote: »
    What do you consider high-capacity?

    You can always get genuine cells by getting Lidl or Aldi cordless tools battery and opening it up. €20 for 6 cells IIRC.


    Good luck using those in a mod. Piece of mind is more important than saving a few quid on batteries.


  • Registered Users Posts: 471 ✭✭ Shinobollo


    TinCool wrote: »
    Good luck using those in a mod. Piece of mind is more important than saving a few quid on batteries.

    Only buy batteries from a recommended retailer. Google "Mooch" and Battery Tests for information on the most suitable batteries for vaping


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,682 ✭✭✭ One More Toy


    Just wondering, with a 10A battery and a 1.5ohm coil,whats a safe wattage? Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,555 ✭✭✭ youdipstick


    Just wondering, with a 10A battery and a 1.5ohm coil,whats a safe wattage? Thanks

    With a 1.5 coil,I wouldn't go above 16w because you will burn the coil out or you will get a dry hit for sure.
    I would start at 10w & work your'e way up to find your sweet spot.

    You are safe enough to go to any wattage you like with a 1.5 coil on a regulated mod,too high of wattage will just burn out the coil.

    Non regulated mods can be dangerous,you would need to know Ohm's Law before using one.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,920 ✭✭✭✭ denartha


    TinCool wrote: »
    Good luck using those in a mod.

    The 18650 battery is used in everything from Laptops, to power tools to Tesla cars.
    Piece of mind is more important than saving a few quid on batteries.

    So which is it? That they won't work or piece of mind?

    How many incidents of exploding Lidl power tool batteries have occurred?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,026 ✭✭✭ grindle


    denartha wrote: »
    The 18650 battery is used in everything from Laptops, to power tools to Tesla cars.



    So which is it? That they won't work or piece of mind?

    How many incidents of exploding Lidl power tool batteries have occurred?
    TinCool's well aware of the 18650's usage. Those batteries are being used either in series or parallel or a combination of both with a goal of spreading the load across all batteries most efficiently without stressing their limits.

    Vape mods on the other hand are using one or two 18650s which must be able to maintain high current draw (10A+ per cell) without exploding. So any random lithium battery will not do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,171 ✭✭✭ Dr Bill V1.5


    https://www.fogstar.co.uk/?mc_cid=b2d7ff1c7d&mc_eid=6f44205743

    This finishes at midnight if anyone is looking for batteries.
    Personally I'd recommend the Sony VTC6 for regulated mods and the Sony VTC5A if it's a mech you're using.


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