The Best Vape Batteries in 2016
The best vape batteries of 2016 include:
|18650 up to 20A||LG HG2||3000 mAh||$9.95|
|18650 20A-30A||Sony VTC4||2100 mAh||$12.95|
|18650 30A+||LG HB6||1500 mAh||$6.30|
|26650||Efest 20A||4200 mAh||$13.99|
|High Drain||LG HE4 35A||2500 mAh||$9.95|
|eGo||Evod Twist||1000 mAh||$14.95|
The best vaping battery for your mod will depend on a number of factors. The factors to consider are; battery life, high current rating, operating temperature, maximum discharge, charging time, and how many times it can be recharged while still performing well. For example a battery might be able to go a long time without being recharged but it can’t be discharged at a high rate. Others will have a short battery life but won’t get too hot at high currents. Picking the best vape battery for you is a question of trade offs and deciding what you most value.
Best 18650 Battery
Up to 20A
LG HG2 18650 3000mAh 20A $9.95
LG is a trusted brand and with the LG HG2 the brand has managed to maximize both amperage and capacity.
The 3000mAh capacity leads to excellent battery life. In fact this is the highest capacity high drain (20A+) battery ever released. Even with the impressive battery life there is an amperage output of 20A.
These batteries also won’t get too hot, you can expect an operation temperature of 0 ~ 50ºC for charge and -20 ~ 75ºC for discharge.
The LG HG2 has a nominal voltage of 3.6V, full charge voltage of 4.2V, and a high drain 20A constant current.
Sony VTC4 18650 2100mah – $12.95
The Sony VTC4 is from a trusted brand which is important for safety reasons. The 3.7V operating voltage will be good for mechanical mods with different capacities. This is a high capacity 2100mAh battery which means you can vape at 2100mA for an hour, or for example 1050A for two hours, or 42000mA for half an hour. High capacity batteries have the trade off that they have lower current ratings, in this case 30A. The 30A current rating means the VTC4 isn’t suitable for users that want a high current rated battery.
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LG HB6 18650 1500 mAh 30A $6.30
The max continuous discharge from the LG HB6 is 30A while the nominal capacity is 1500 mAh.
The nominal voltage is 36V, the peak voltage is 4.2V, and the discharge end voltage is 2.5V.
Out of the three 30A batteries available, namely the HB2, HB4, and HB6, the HB6 has the coolest operating temperature. A cooler temperature is a result of increased efficiency so in other words you will get longer battery life.
Due to its high current rating this LG HB6 is recommended for competition builds. It is also ideal for unregulated low ohm builds because the battery has a very low internal resistance.
Best 26650 Battery
Efest Green 26650 4200mah 20A – $13.99
This is one of the newest batteries to enter the vaping market. The powerful 4200mAh battery means all day vaping is a possibility. There aren’t too many mods at that moment that are compatible with these batteries but for 26650 mech mods these are perfect. There are always some trade offs with batteries and in this case it’s the relatively low cycle life, after 300 charges it will no longer perform as effectively. Higher capacity means lower maximum discharge current as well, in this case the maximum is 20A.
MXJO IMR 26650 3500mAh 20A – $9
The MNKE IMR 26650 is a good high drain battery and is ideal for sub ohm vaping. At 3500mAh it doesn’t last quite as long as the Efest Green 26650 4200mAh. However the life cycle of the MNKE IMR is longer, the cycle life is over 500 cycles. The maximum load is 20A. There are many fakes of the MNKE IMR 26650 around so only buy from reputable stores.
Best High Drain Battery
LG HE4 18650 35 amp 2500 mAh $9.95
This LG HE4 is one of the best vaping batteries high drain situations, be it sub ohm vaping, vaping with very high wattage mods, or serious cloud chasing. The 2500 mAh is high capacity and it has a 20A continuous discharge current and an impressive 35A maximum discharge current.
LG HG2 18650 20A 3000mAh $6.76
The LG HG2 has a great battery life at 3000mAh. The maximum discharge current of 20 Amp makes it a perfect for high drain battery. It is widely considered one of the best batteries for sub ohm vaping. The LG HG2 is perfect for any variable voltage or variable wattage mod.
Best Vape Battery Charger
Nitecore D4 Charger $26.99
The Nitecore D4 Charger is a fantastic charger, one reason it’s so great is because it can charge almost every type of rechargeable battery. It can charge in three different modes; constant charge current (CC), constant charge voltage (CV) and trickle charge. The charger automatically detects what kind of battery you have inserted; Li-ion, Ni-MH, or Ni-Cd.The four slots can charge batteries independently and there are charging status indicator lights for each one. When a battery is fully charged the D4 can detect this and will stop charging. The charger is also designed to dissipate heat as efficiently as possible.
Nitecore Intellicharger i2 $13.56
Nitecore Intellicharger i2 is a good charger for those looking for a low cost, two bay, Lithium Ion battery charger. For a low cost charger it still has all the features you need; the ability to charge one battery at a time, red and green indicator lights, good heat dissipation, and it works with seven different sizes of battery.
Best eGo Batteries
EVOD Variable Battery 1000 mAh Twist $14.95
The EVOD Twist manages to strike a good balance between capacity and size with a height of 5.2 Inches (133mm) and weight of 33g.The 510/Ego connection will fit almost any atomizer or cartomizer.
The Twist has all the safety features you would expect from a high quality eGo battery; short circuit protection, over discharge protection, atomizer protection, and low voltage protection. As a precaution the battery will cut out if the button is held down for more than 10 seconds. The power button is lockable, just press it five times.
The voltage can be adjusted between 3.2V to 4.8V by twisting the knob.
You can expect about eight hours of vaping from a single charge while the life of the battery is about 300 cycles.
Tesla Sidewinder 2T 2200mAh Battery $25.95
The Tesla Sidewinder 2T offers great performance with a fabulous amount of power at 2200 mAh. Recall that the higher the mAh, the longer the battery life. There are no eGo batteries with a higher capacity than this one.
This battery supports pass through charging so you can charge it while vaping.
The operating voltage is 3.3 to 4.2 V and sub ohm vaping is supported with a minimum resistance of 0.5 ohms. Its 510 threading makes it compatible with most tanks on the market.