The Vapcell 18650 Battery has 2500mAh and is available from just £4.99 each.
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The best battery for vaping is the 18650 battery. This is because the majority of vape mods that require a battery only support the 18650 batteries. With some vape mods you will require a single 18650 and with other vaping mods you will require two or dual 18650 batteries. 18650 batteries are made by many reputable companies such as Samsung 18650 batteries and Sony 18650 batteries. The 18650 is 18mm by 65mm hence the name and is commonly used in various industries such as in power tools and electronics. Generally, the life-cycle of 18650s are anywhere between 300 to 500 charging cycles.
The 18650 battery is not the same as an AAAA battery. The 18650 is designed to be recharged anywhere between 300-500 charging cycles whilst the AAAA is generally not rechargeable. You should not use AAAA batteries in vape devices as these alkaline based units have not been designed to be charged and discharged on a constant basis at its nominal voltage – which the lithium based 18650 batteries have been designed for. As such, use of an AAAA battery in a vape mod can lead to serious injury and is not recommended.
E-Cigarette batteries generally last for one day. Having said that, higher power vape mods may only last for a few hours as they are mostly high output devices. Conversely, pod vape kits mostly last for an entire day of vaping despite having a smaller battery than mod vapes as they discharge less power than mods. Modular vapes generally require at least one 18650 battery that is usually rated anywhere between 1,000 and 3,500 mAh. On the other hand, vape pods usually have in-built batteries that have a capacity of 500 to 1,200 mAh.
If your vape mod is regulated, then it is generally safe to charge the device via USB. If you are unsure as to whether your vape mod is regulated you should play it safe and charge the 18650 batteries in a separate charger. If your vape mod has an in-built battery then it has specifically been designed to be charged via USB and you can proceed to charge the device as usual. Many vapers also prefer to charge 18650 batteries in a separate charger for convenience allowing them to continue vaping whilst another set of 18650 batteries charges outside the vape mod that is being used.
Vape pen or pod vapes usually have a very small lithium-based battery and charge within 1 hour. This charge time can be extended if your vape pen supports pass through charging and you continue to vape the device as it charges. Whilst all batteries, including those built into vape pods, degrade over time, the time it take to charge the device generally stays the same over its lifecycle and you should not see a noticeable increase in the time it takes to charge your vape pen the more than you use it. Although, you may have to charge your vape pen more frequently the more that you use it.
Yes, if the cable that you use to charge your mobile phone has an identical connection to your vape pen then you can use that cable to charge your vape. However, you should not use the A/C power adapter that your phone comes with as it may output much higher power than the vape pod is expecting and could result in serious injury or device damage. If you use the same cable as your mobile charger then you should either use a low power outlet or a USB on a laptop to charge your vape device – never use a third-party charging brick that is capable of outputting power that exceeds the capacity of the vape device. Most vape devices either accept micro USB or USB-C for on-device charging.