All vape kits and devices use a battery as their source of power, making it the most important component in the industry. Batteries such as our Molicell 18650 provide an electrical current which the atomiser converts into heat in order to atomise (turn into an aerosol) the E liquid for the production of Vapour. Choosing the right battery is important as you can cause damage to the unit and to yourself if you do not observe proper battery safety and handling.
We stock 2 18650 batteries as we’ve tried and tested them rigorously over the years so you can be sure you’ve purchased a high quality battery for use in vape kits and mods. Always check your battery limits in terms of current (Amps) before use, especially if using the battery in an unregulated (mechanical) mod.
E Cig Batteries are used to supply power to a coil (heating element) which transfers the electrical current into heat. The heat raises the temperature of the E Liquid and atomises it into a vapour which is inhaled by the user through the mouthpiece of the device. Most modern vape kits use an integrated battery with safety features built in to the chip controlling it, making the safety aspect of vaping all the more simple. When a vape kit contains an integrated battery you will have to recharge the device once the battery capacity has dropped below a certain level.
The advantage to using a device which takes a separate battery (such as an 18650) is that you can remove the depleted cell and replace it with a fully charged one. It is still important to observe proper battery safety even when using a device with a control chip and safety features. It is not prudent to rely solely on these features to work 100% of the time as they can break down.
Devices using 18650 batteries are typically “Sub Ohm” kits, meaning they supply power to a coil or coils with a resistance of less than 1 Ohm. This kind of setup delivers high power to produce a great amount of flavour and vapour than other kits, so it is especially important to be cautious. Advanced Sub Ohm kits can take up to three 18650 batteries, a supercharged device capable of delivering in the region of 200 watts of power whilst maintaining useable battery capacity for a full day or more.
About our E Cig Batteries
We stock a small range of the best 18650 batteries available, making your choice simple and without a headache! 18650 batteries get their name from their dimensions being 18mm in diameter and 65mm in length, with a circular cross section denoted by the “0”. There are other batteries available on the market with some being 26650 (26mm in diameter and 65mm in length).
The Molicell P26A is now the most popular 18650 battery on the market, taking over from Sony’s highly sought-after VTC5 and some of Samsung’s cells. This battery has an output limit of 25 Amps, making it a very powerful and capable cell suited to any device up to the most powerful sub ohm kits. When using an e cig battery such as the Molicell P26A, it’s important to ensure you don’t exceed this power limit.
If you’re building your own coils, observe Ohm’s Law to calculate your power draw. This is a fairly simple calculation involving Resistance, Current and Voltage. A fully charged Molicell P26A will deliver 4.2V when fully charged. If we assume your coil(s) have a total resistance of 0.2 ohms, then according to Ohm’s Law your output power will be Voltage/Resistance. In this case the answer is 21 Amps – which is within the batteries tolerance.
Drip Hacks Battery Tips
Never leave your batteries charging unattended. Vaping in the house is much safer than smoking for obvious reasons but batteries can still pose a risk when they’re being charged.
When carrying spare batteries around, ensure they’re contained in a plastic case so they cannot come into contact with metal items such as coins and keys. This ensures the battery cannot short circuit which can cause injuries.
Do not use batteries with a damaged plastic wrap as this can increase the incidence of shorting on an metal item. If the battery becoming very hot when charging or in use, replace it.
Recycle your batteries at battery drop off points to ensure you don’t let battery waste end up in landfill as this can also be dangerous for the environment.