Battery Mooch

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: AWT 40A 4200mAh 20700…preposterously overrated, false performance data, DO NOT BUY

This cell has only one rating on the wrap, “40A”. Simply put, that is ridiculous. That, and other things, has forced me to issue my first ever DO NOT BUY recommendation. The biggest problem...

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: The battery rewrappers and manufacturers have spoken!

Well…actually…no they haven’t. Not in the way we would have liked. Recently I posted an open letter to these companies asking them to join me in creating a battery pulse rating standard they could...

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Avoid using the Efest SODA charger at its 1A setting

I have seen a couple of mentions of overheating and failure with Efest SODA chargers so I decided to check into it. I measured the external and internal temperatures of two SODA chargers at...

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Which lasts longer? VTC6, 30Q, or HG2?

Here are the results for an abusive life cycle test of three popular 3000mAh batteries. The Sony VTC6 was the best performer in my testing but does it have a weakness? Is it a...

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Bench Test Results: Efest 30A 3000mAh 20700…accurately rated, same cell as iJoy/Ampking

This cell has only one rating on the wrap, “Max continuous discharge = 30A” with a larger “30A” above that. I am delighted to say that the rating is accurate. It is also good...

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Never keep your batteries in a charger when traveling!

Whether it’s just to work or around the world, using a charger to store your batteries can lead to a fire or bursting of your battery if the wrap is damaged. I feel this...

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: An open letter to battery rewrapping companies and manufacturers

You want to have the higher pulse/max discharge current numbers on your batteries. I want vapers to be safe and to know the true ratings of the batteries they use. Right now all of...

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Nitecore 40A 4200mAh 26650 Bench Test Results…useless pulse rating, performs same as others

This cell has multiple ratings on the wrap, making it quite confusing as to what its actual ratings are. These include “Discharge Current: 40A”, “DISCHARGE CURRENT: 21A/40A”, and “40A”. I am assuming that 21A...

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: No longer accepting “IMR” on a battery unless correct

This has gone on long enough. These companies should know better. I will no longer be accepting a battery with “IMR” on the wrap as being accurately labeled unless it actually uses the battery...

A BATTERY MOOCH POST: No longer accepting useless pulse ratings

I will no longer be saying a battery is accurately rated if the “pulse” rating is in huge numbers on the wrap, even if the accurate continuous current rating is also on the wrap...

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