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    Unprotected or protected batteries?

    I'm about to buy the Sigelei Zmax Telescope V3 VV/VW Mod and I am unsure as to which batteries I get

    Unprotected 18350 Li-ion battery (900mAh)?
    Unprotected 18350 Li-ion battery (900mAh)(Please do not choose DHL shipping method) [01-H-2-1] - $6.00 : Healthcabin Electronic Cigarettes - Wholesale and Retail

    or Trustfire Protected Rechargeable 18350 1200mAh Li-ion Battery?
    New ! 2pc Trustfire Protected Rechargeable 18350 1200mAh Li-ion Battery (No DHL or China Airmail) [01-H-1-3] - $8.60 : Healthcabin Electronic Cigarettes - Wholesale and Retail

    If i get protected batteries can i still use the TrustFire TR-003 Lithium ion Battery 4 Channel Charger?
    TrustFire TR-003 Lithium ion Battery 4 Channel Charger(UK/AU) [04-J-1-5] - $21.40 : Healthcabin Electronic Cigarettes - Wholesale and Retail

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    Jaded, this is my understanding of Batteries for vaping, (i have used alot of different bats for flashlights in the past) You can used un-protected batteries in VV/VW mods due to the fact the MOD has inbuilt protection. For Mech Mods, when starting out, best to use protected batteries.
    Now as i say i have used alot of different re-charge batteries for flash lights and ANYTHING with Trust or Fire in the title is one to avoid. They are not what they say they are as far as mAH rating, most are about 1/2 what they say on the side. Trustfire have a bad rep for sourcing second hand/recycled batteries putting a fresh cover on them and selling them on as new.My advice is to source your batteries locally if you can, supersport600 on ebay is trusted in both the flashlight and vaping Australian community for his batteries and chargers, plus there are many local vaping stores stocking lithium batteries, that way if you have an issue its cheaper and easier to deal with rather than an O/S seller.again this is just my .2 worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDishD View Post
    Jaded, this is my understanding of Batteries for vaping, (i have used alot of different bats for flashlights in the past) You can used un-protected batteries in VV/VW mods due to the fact the MOD has inbuilt protection. For Mech Mods, when starting out, best to use protected batteries.
    Now as i say i have used alot of different re-charge batteries for flash lights and ANYTHING with Trust or Fire in the title is one to avoid. They are not what they say they are as far as mAH rating, most are about 1/2 what they say on the side. Trustfire have a bad rep for sourcing second hand/recycled batteries putting a fresh cover on them and selling them on as new.My advice is to source your batteries locally if you can, supersport600 on ebay is trusted in both the flashlight and vaping Australian community for his batteries and chargers, plus there are many local vaping stores stocking lithium batteries, that way if you have an issue its cheaper and easier to deal with rather than an O/S seller.again this is just my .2 worth.
    Thanks for the info, i will check out supersport600. When you say local vaping stores do you mean online, or are there now b&m stores opening up in Aus?. Im in sydney and would love a b&m to go to.

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    He means online Jaded - the guys in the Vendors section
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDishD View Post
    Jaded, this is my understanding of Batteries for vaping, (i have used alot of different bats for flashlights in the past) You can used un-protected batteries in VV/VW mods due to the fact the MOD has inbuilt protection. For Mech Mods, when starting out, best to use protected batteries.
    Now as i say i have used alot of different re-charge batteries for flash lights and ANYTHING with Trust or Fire in the title is one to avoid. They are not what they say they are as far as mAH rating, most are about 1/2 what they say on the side. Trustfire have a bad rep for sourcing second hand/recycled batteries putting a fresh cover on them and selling them on as new.My advice is to source your batteries locally if you can, supersport600 on ebay is trusted in both the flashlight and vaping Australian community for his batteries and chargers, plus there are many local vaping stores stocking lithium batteries, that way if you have an issue its cheaper and easier to deal with rather than an O/S seller.again this is just my .2 worth.
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    batteries Efest 18350 IMR Battery or AW 18350 IMR Battery

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    can never be too safe, I say. stick with protected.

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    For me I use a simple rule:

    Protected for Mech mods
    Unprotected for anything like VV/VW

    Protected are sometimes a little fatter and a little longer. (That sounds dirty) lol
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    18350's, as far as I know, are not used for anything other than vaping.
    I prefer 18650's, because I know I can get quality cells made in Japan, like Sanyo or Panasonic.

    E-fest 18350's, from what I have read do not perform as well as the AW 18350's, over time.
    E-fest are a Chinese company, I believe & they manufacture their own batteries or source cells of reasonable quality, they are 100's of times better than "trustfires" or "ultrafires" etc.
    Where AW source their 18350's I do not know but they are not a manufacturer of batteries, they simply buy cells in bulk from other companies & re-brand them, however their 18350s seem to have an edge over the E-fests.
    Either of these 2 would be my choice if I were to use 18350's, both are Chinese companies.

    As for a charger, I use the Jetbeam i4 pro Interlicharger(yes i spelled it correctly). It is one of the best on the market & will charge ni-cad, Li-Ion, NiMh, all at the same time. They are also cheap compared to other equivalent chargers, I got mine for under $20 shipped.
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