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18650 batteries - motherload!

Discussion in 'Modifications and DIY' started by ThatFarang, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. ThatFarang

    ThatFarang Thread Starter Member

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    So I was considering keeping this a secret and making profit off of it but my conscience won't allow me to do that. I've been searching everywhere for materials to build my first mod and through my extensive searching I've come across the motherload of 18650 batteries. Numerous shops in downtown Hat Yai have 18650's available. I paid 150 baht for a single battery today. Below is a map of the general area where you can find the batteries. If you're not close to Hat Yai and need some feel free to shoot me a message and we can arrange a shipment for them.

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    What brand(s) of 18650 batteries have you found? Are they suitable for vaping applications?
     
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    The one I've got in my hand is a DD Shager. 3.7V, 3800mAh

    There were others there but not sure of brand(s).
     
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    Never heard of it...wouldn't vape it with your mod!!

    Is it a protected battery or IMR chemistry? What type of mod are you using it in? What's the max continuous amp rating?

    It might be just fine for a flashlight or other low amp draw scenarios but not for vaping...particularly if it's a protected battery (the small metal strip running up the side is the giveaway).

    The Cost of Good Batteries / Battery Safety Links | Thailand Vapers
     
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    You may want to talk to someone about buying them by the case. Fasttech has cheap heatshrink. You can relabel them and sell them on Ebay at a 100% markup. You'd make a killing! ...... or don't. Really I wouldn't.
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    Honestly.... Fastech has very good quality Samsung 18650 batteries (25R) Here for less than 150 baht a piece. It isn't worth risking a fire or bodily injury. Good batteries are cheap and a bad battery could actually cost you something dear.
     
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  7. Rick O-Shea

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    I fear you may be too late!
     
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    Amen!!

    **Updated**

    Hope not. ;)
     
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    They should be good for a 3ohm coil at 3w.

    But I wouldn't risk that either
     
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    Let's hope not. Would hate to see his next post from a hospital bed. Those are extremely unsafe batteries for vaping!
     
  11. Rick O-Shea

    Rick O-Shea iStick Fanboy

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    FTFY
     
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    TF listen to the advice being offered here and don't go anywhere near them with vape gear. @Siam Diesel has posted the info. On a lighter note, any battery called a doubleD shager is gonna fcuk you up ;)
     
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    LOL, at the very least it will cost an arm and a leg.
     
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    Also C has to be multiplied buy a constant k(depending on battery construction) to get the correct discharge charge rates. With LI-Ion it can be 0.99 to 1.28. That would put these at under 1.5 amps standard discharge.

    Just to add to what has been said,

    DO NOT USE THESE FOR VAPING or any other use above 1.5amp constant discharge.
     
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