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#11 (permalink)      1/27/2020 4:54:11 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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kydo56 wrote:

yes fair enough, i hear you and you're probably giving the right advice.....i just did'nt want to discard it and then find out i may have not needed to without at least trying to charge it again or something.

they're 10 GBP each as well lol :/


LOL! Yeah, I know what you mean. Suddenly faced with the prospect of replacing a couple of batteries at ten quid a pop out of the blue can bring a proverbial tear to the eye! :-]

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18650.co.uk have got a 20% off at the moment i think !!
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analogueman wrote:
[quote]kydo56 wrote:
yes fair enough, i hear you and you're probably giving the right advice.....i just did'nt want to discard it and then find out i may have not needed to without at least trying to charge it again or something.

they're 10 GBP each as well lol :/
LOL! Yeah, I know what you mean. Suddenly faced with the prospect of replacing a couple of batteries at ten quid a pop out of the blue can bring a proverbial tear to the eye! :-][/quote]

lol yep

i was also surprised the charger started to charge it or even registered when it showed 0.92v.....i thought most chargers would'nt and you needed certain chargers once a battery got below a certain point.
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Richy7 wrote:

18650.co.uk have got a 20% off at the moment i think !!



yes i got an alert about that but was'nt sure if it was still going....think i deleted the email too :(

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kydo56 wrote:

Richy7 wrote:
18650.co.uk have got a 20% off at the moment i think !!

yes i got an alert about that but was'nt sure if it was still going....think i deleted the email too :(



Just checked, it was ILOVEWEEKENDS a day too late :((

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doh!
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Just checked, it was ILOVEWEEKENDS a day too late :((


On the plus side, they seem to have regular special offers, if the almost daily spam I get from them is anything to go by! LOL!

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Fogstar always have a reduction on Fridays but they currently have a January sale. 26650 batteries sold out sadly.
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First, there are no 4500mAh 60A 26650s, and there never were. I genuinely hope that you weren't trying to use them at anything near their "rated" output. There is one "high drain" 26650 cell being made at the moment (everything else meant to be high-drain and high-capacity has gone to 2x700 cells) and that's by an Eigate/Aspire subsidiary, Yong De Li (YDL). It's 4200mAh and 32A (for real), and available as a Vapcell rewrap at a couple of UK vendors (I checked Ampsplus) for about 9 quid. There's also a Golisi-rewrap version floating around if you want to shop about a bit. With either brand, you're looking for 4200mAh 32A - they're specifically listed at their actual, real-world specs.

If capacity's more important than current, there's a 5000mAh 20A cell as well (also available as a Vapcell rewrap), but take that 20A with a grain of salt. It can safely deliver 20A, but it's got a lot of voltage sag if you take it over 10A or so. It's a much better replacement for the 5200mAh cell that was sold as Basen, Efest and a couple of other brands three or four years ago.

Edited on 1/27/2020 at 7:05 PM. Reason: For reasons unknown, my fingers typed 4300mAh without permission.
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MotoBlue wrote:

Fogstar always have a reduction on Fridays but they currently have a January sale. 26650 batteries sold out sadly.

Fogstar Friday's are good for me.

Replaced all my 18650's last year, 2/5 yrs old. As a mech user, never noticed the performance degradation till I bought some new cells.

My old LGHE2 & Sammy 25R's consigned to the local recycling bin. LGHE4's seem to have a longer lifespan so still useful for low powered applications.

Fogstar & 18650.? UK vapers have never had it so good.

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essellar wrote:

First, there are no 4500mAh 60A 26650s, and there never were. I genuinely hope that you weren't trying to use them at anything near their "rated" output. There is one "high drain" 26650 cell being made at the moment (everything else meant to be high-drain and high-capacity has gone to 2x700 cells) and that's by an Eigate/Aspire subsidiary, Yong De Li (YDL). It's 4200mAh and 32A (for real), and available as a Vapcell rewrap at a couple of UK vendors (I checked Ampsplus) for about 9 quid. There's also a Golisi-rewrap version floating around if you want to shop about a bit. With either brand, you're looking for 4200mAh 32A - they're specifically listed at their actual, real-world specs.If capacity's more important than current, there's a 5000mAh 20A cell as well (also available as a Vapcell rewrap), but take that 20A with a grain of salt. It can safely deliver 20A, but it's got a lot of voltage sag if you take it over 10A or so. It's a much better replacement for the 5200mAh cell that was sold as Basen, Efest and a couple of other brands three or four years ago.



i was just quoting whats written on the battery.....i researched them when i bought them and they seemed to be considered a good battery, although to be thought of as 15-20A max if i remember rightly,
i generally use them at around 0.4ohm and 30-40watts so i'm safe enough even if they're more like 15A max.



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