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    Do I need to use protected batteries in a mechanical mod?

    I was thinking about getting some of these 3400mah 18650's for use in a Reo Grand and an Adam with a kick.

    2 x NIPPLE TOP No PCB Panasonic NCR 18650 B 3400 mAh Lithium Ion battery ncrb | eBay

    Is this safe or do I need the protected version?
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    I just use one of these

    Vape Safe

    More for my own piece of mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_A View Post
    I just use one of these

    Vape Safe

    More for my own piece of mind.
    Does it add much length? I'm already worried these will be too long.
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    if you are using it with a kick, its no longer a mechanical mod, the kick will melt long before any damage done to the battery.

    the vape safe thing is a ripoff joke but will act as fuse plus adding some more resistance and an etra contact, you may as well use a protected battery though, it adds about the same size with less resistance and better protection including underdischarge and so on.

    So far as I know .. the green panas will get stinking hot if shorted and give you plenty of warning somethings up, I doubt they will vent as the internal protection will shut them down before kaboom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoney View Post
    if you are using it with a kick, its no longer a mechanical mod, the kick will melt long before any damage done to the battery.

    the vape safe thing is a ripoff joke but will act as fuse plus adding some more resistance and an etra contact, you may as well use a protected battery though, it adds about the same size with less resistance and better protection including underdischarge and so on.

    So far as I know .. the green panas will get stinking hot if shorted and give you plenty of warning somethings up, I doubt they will vent as the internal protection will shut them down before kaboom.
    Thanks Stoney - so unprotected is fine with the kick, but use protected batteries in a fully mechanical mod right?
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    pretty much.

    I am happy enough that the average 18650 and especially these 'safer' chemistry ones from a good brand have the protection in there to avoid expelling flame.

    when someone starts posting pics of exploding imrs and these batts, I will start to worry.
    yet to hear of an 18650 venting in a tube mod at all, every issue so far has been smaller cells.
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    Cool, thanks man. I'll pick some up and give them a go, 3400mah in the Reo sounds like the shit.
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    Pretty sure the Reo has a hot spring on it so the spring should collapse and break the circuit if there's a problem
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    my opinion reo grand = IMR high drain batterries to get the most out of it (i use aw imr for every mod)= unprotected but safe chemistry they dont have a protection switch built in but are very safe chemistry versus unprotected with no safety switches and unsafe chemistry. Hi drain can provide more power and good with LR devices and a kick. Protected are more limited in power but usually higher mah, unprotected/unsafe chemistry can blow up lol

    and yeah once when i did have a major short the spring collapsed
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    I pussied out and went for these ones - http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....ht_8050wt_1397 . Hopefully they will do the job.
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