Best Batteries for eCigs 2016

It’s 2016 and the boom of sub-ohm tanks with pre-built coils that will handle 200w, we also have 250w+ vape mods, therefore e-Cig batteries need to output some serious power.

Finding the best 18650 battery for vaping is a task as there is so many to choose from and there are serious dangers by buying cheap vape batteries. The cheap e-Cig batteries are usually a lot cheaper for a reason and most are just rewraps of batteries that did not make it through the testing process by the big brand manufacturers. We do not reccomend these as they can be very dangerous if you do not know what you are doing. In this post we will provide you with our opinion of the best 18650 batteries for vaping,


Best 18650 Batteries for Vaping

Here we show you some of the best 18650 batteries to use in eCig Mods.

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Best Battery up to 20A
Rated at 3000mAh
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Sony VTC4

Best 20-30A Battery
rated at 2100mAh
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Best 30A+ Battery
Rated at 1500mAh
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Samsung 25R

Good overall battery for everyday use
rated at 2500mAh
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As you can see we have put them into different Amp classes which i will shortly explain.

  1. upto 20A – These batteries will suffice for everyday vaping and since they are only up to 20A these batteries generally have a higher current rating (around 2500mah) which is measured in mah. These generally have the longest battery charging time whilst maintaining enough power for the likes of an RX200 at 60W
  2. 20-30A These batteries generally have a current rating of around 2000mah and are good for running at higher than normal watts and voltage.
  3. 30A+ These batteries are for the hard hitters of the vape world, with a mah of around 1500 these are generally not for use all day as these drain faster than the other categories.

Marrying 18650 Batteries – Whats this all about

The general consensus is that if you have a new mod that is using 2 or more batteries, it is always wise to buy the same batteries with the same brand and specs. You never mix and match.

If you’re using a set of batteries that are married, they should always be used on that specific mod, and they need to go through the same charging cycles. You should never take one battery and shove it into your other mod and disregard it. The term marrying is to imply that you should never split the two/three (Rx200).

Can you mix two batteries that have the same specs? (2500 mah, 20 amp, LG/Samsung) No. Although their amp and mah are the same, the internal chemistry is different, and you should never mix the two brands. Batteries are cheap. Why risk your face?

Check out this article on marrying 18650 batteries on Reddit

Conclusion of the best 18650 batteries

If your an everyday vaper go for the Samsung 25R/LG HG2, if you like vaping at slightly higher watts go for the SONY VTC4, if your a cloud chucker and vape at high wattage the LG HB6 is right up your street.


We hope this article helps and be safe with your 18650 batteries.

  1. Reply
    Steve October 3, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    No mention of the workhorse LG HE4 with almost identical stats to the 25R. Been our staple this year. Also way more trustable than 25Rs which have been faked to sh*t.

    • Reply Damian
      Damian October 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Unfortunately we had to pick just one from each category to not confuse people. I truly understand where you are coming from though Steve 😉

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