The 18650 battery is the most popular choice for e-cig mods and anyone building their own kit. They offer a combination of impressive power output and effective battery life. Almost all e-cig box mods need at least one 18650 battery and it has been accepted as the industry standard. Choosing a 18650 battery may seem like common sense, after all a battery is just a battery right? Wrong. There are different manufacturers offering batteries of different qualities and it is important to do a little research in advance.
Choosing vape batteries when building and modding your own e-cigarette kit should involve looking at several factors:
A good 18650 battery will have a high capacity and this will be instrumental in determining how long you can vape for before recharging is needed.
Most vapers look for a high battery voltage as this allows for ‘harder’ hits and means more current is delivered directly to the atomiser coil. This in turn allows for more vapour to be produced and bigger clouds to be enjoyed.
There is a balance you need to find when looking at the current rating of vape batteries. You need to pick an 18650 battery which has a current rating that is high enough for practical purposes but not so high it will overheat as you vape.
All vape batteries need to operate at a low temperature to ensure safety and avoid damage. Batteries which reach high temperatures too quickly will age quickly too and will be prone to damage. If the temperature of your battery gets too high it can become dangerous and it can, in some cases, burst.
You may also want to consider price when choosing your 18650 battery and they come in at different prices dependent on manufacturer. The majority are made by recognisable electronics brands such as Samsung, LG and Sony and there are also accessories offered by some e-cig brands such as JAC Vapour who offer a Battery Safety Cover.
At The Electric Tobacconist we stock a range of different 18650 batteries so you can explore the choice when putting together your mod. You can explore the batteries to find the best price and best fit for your mod and it is always worth looking whether the kit you are choosing comes with or without batteries before checking out.