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Thread: Fuse protection for mech mods?

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    Fuse protection for mech mods?

    Hey everyone, I'm pretty new to vaping and have owned an eGo CE4 kit previously. Have just purchased a gg clone kit similar to this one, from a different vendor:

    The E-Cig Shop - KTS Telescope Storm

    Very keen to start messing around with rebuildables. My question is, will I need a fuse for the batteries that come with this pack? I'm pretty sure the batteries it comes with aren't protected. Or should I ditch the stock ones and grab a set of protected 18650s?

    Cheers!

    PS: Sad that I missed the Sydney meet yesterday. Been lurking for a while.
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    If you are worried at all you can get a Shortstop fuse, the KTS is telescopic and can accept one of these easily.

    "Shortstop" Safety Fuse by Holocron Labs from Vapow.com - YouTube

    ElectronicStix.Com ShortStop fuse by Holocron Labs

    A small amount of protection for a small price, particularly when starting out with rebuildables

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    Hi Mir,

    Check with the vendor about the battery type.

    Protected ICR batteries or IMR chemistry batteries would be the way to go. If opting for IMR, you may even want to consider a Vape Safe fuse (I've only recently discovered these thanks to an AVF member):

    Vape Safe Fuse

    .. Further discussion on the Vape Safe and different battery chemistry is here:

    Are my batteries Protected?

    .. and additional info on the Vape Safe site:

    Electronic | Cigarettes | Mods | Battery | Safety | Fuse | TheVapeSafe.com
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    Another benefit to consider regarding protected batteries , is they also have over discharge protection built into them , this will help you as a newbie to mechanicals , as you wont kill your batteries by trying to vape wth them when they are too low in voltage ... until you get a "feel " for your mod , its easy to do , trying to get that last little bit out of them
    Unless you are trying to drag vapour out of ridiculously low ohm coils a good quality ( panasonic CGR for instance) protected battery is usually the safest , most consistent option IMO .
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    Cheers everyone!

    I'll go with the protected batteries. The ones supplied are unbranded. Can't wait to start messing around with all of this.
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