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How To ChooseThe Best E-Cig Battery

How To ChooseThe Best E-Cig Battery

By Gordon / May 8, 2014

First off, lets clarify: this article will help you pick the best battery for your refillable tank-style electronic cigarette; a.k.a., vapor pen, vaporizer pen, hookah pen... The terminology is vast, and ever expanding, but this article is for those who prefer to vape using clearomizers filled with their favorite ecig liquid.

There are two kinds of operation available: automatic and manual. Automatic batteries (like the Starbuzz Code Vape) engage when you draw on them. This system also provides the longest battery life. Manual batteries use buttons to engage. This allows the vaper more control and allows pre-heating of their eliquid. A drawback is shorter battery life, and the possibility of accidental ignition. Most manual batteries can be easily turned on and off to prevent this problem.

An e-cigarette battery, and vaping in general, is based on using electronic devices, and therefore a rudimentary understanding of the physics of your device will help you enjoy your hookah pen more. I've laid out the basic parameters you will see mentioned over and over again, and a basic explanation to help you understand them.

mAh: This stands for milliamp hour, and is the most common term you'll see applied to an e-cigarette battery. Milliamp hours is the way to determine how long your battery will last on a charge, but a higher mAh rating also ensures steadier voltage output, which increases the consistency and quality of your vaping. As a general rule:

  • 650mAh = 6 hours of continuous use
  • 900mAh = 8 hours
  • 1100 = 10 hours
  • 1300 = 12 hours

Volts: This is the pressure that your battery kicks out. The higher the voltage, the more electronic pressure your battery is sending your clearomizer's way. Basically, the higher the voltage, the hotter your atomizer (the part that vaporizes your e-liquid) will burn. Higher end clearomizers allow you to change the ohm rating of your coil head (ohms are explained below), which is another way to control the flow of voltage to your atomizer.

Ohms: This is the level of resistance your clearomizer puts up against the flow of electricity coming out of your battery. As a general rule, don't use an eGo-T battery with a clearomizer rated lower than 2 ohms. If you don't know the rating of your cartomizer, don't worry, most basic flavor tanks are designed to work with a standard eGo battery.

Amps: Short for ampere (A), this is the flow rate of the electricity coming out of your battery. The eGo Twist is not recommended for handling more than 3 amps. There are formulas for this, but a simple rule would be: don't use an eGo Twist with less than an 1.8 ohm clearomizer.

eGo-T E-Cig Batteries

This is the industry standard. If you have bought a basic starter kit (battery and clearomizer) from Xhale, Tonic, E-Tonic, Fantasia, Puff, or eGo, it's running on one of these batteries. The eGo-T comes with a standard thread (known also as eGo thread) and a 510 thread; basically, it will screw on to pretty much any refillable clearomizer.

  • Available as 650mAh, 900mAh and 1100mAh
  • 3.3V
  • eGo and 510 thread
  • Available colors: black, silver, blue, red, green, pink
eGo-T E-Cig Battery - 650 mAh
eGo-T 650mAh
IJoy eGo-C Twist 1300mAh E-Cig Battery
IJoy eGo-C Twist 1300mAh

IJOY eGo-C Twist Variable Voltage E-Cigarette Battery

The IJOY eGo-C Twist is a variable voltage battery, allowing you to adjust the level of voltage coming out of your e-cig battery with the twist of a dial.

  • Available as 1100mAh and 1300mAh
  • Variable voltage: 3.2V - 4.8V
  • eGo and 510 thread
  • Available colors: black, silver, red, blue

Lotus Vape Case for iPhone 5/5S

This ingenious device allows you to pair your two favorite things, your iPhone and your e-cig, into one compact device. Packed with a massive 2000mAh of power, running at 3.7V, this sleek beauty will accept any carto with a 510 thread (1.5 - 2.8 ohms); the iSmoka Mega BCC is the perfect match!

  • 2000mAh
  • 3.7V
  • 510 thread
  • Available colors: black
Lotus Vape Case E-Hookah for iPhone 5/5S
Lotus Vape Case

A final consideration is how you plan on charging your electronic cigarette batteries. All the above batteries charge via some kind of USB device but there are many options as to what you'll plug the other end into: your computer, your car, a wall socket. If you are a heavy vaper, plan on carrying an extra battery; a carrying case makes this easy, as well as carrying extra juice, clearomizers, etc. A car charger is also great for the vaper on the go. Please take a look at all our e-cigarette accessories here. Hope this has helped; if not, our customer service reps are the best! Give them a call.

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