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I have not used my old AW 18350 batteries in years, so time for research.
All these 18350 batteries appear to be re-wraps of the Chinese manufacturer “YDL”, according to “Mooch”, the Battery reviewer. They make a “YDL 18350D”, this is the brand you get with a new Davinci IQ2/Miqro device.
Awhile ago the VapCell re-wrap was considered a top choice, but it was discovered they switched to a different brand. I’ve bought and used VapCell, but this inconsistency in the 18350 version makes buying them now an “unknown”, which could apply to any company that does NOT make the battery, just RE-WRAPS them. It’s a MOVING target.
Never been a fan of EFest or KeepPower brands from my ECig days, and I can’t find a trusted review source for Efest, and not reviewed by Mooch. These 18350’s are not popular sized batteries to begin with.
REMEMBER: While it is fairly easy with some inexpensive meters, to determine if a cell is capable of holding its stated capacity in mAh, the tests to determine if that battery is delivering the AMPERAGE, is to test the current drain at HIGH AMPS. You need more expensive test equipment, that can drain the battery at a HIGH AMP RATE, and give you the actual battery temperatures at those higher amps. When the temperature exceeds the SAFE limit of the published specifications, that is the AMP LIMIT. Without the proper test equipment, we rely on reviewers, like Mooch to learn the ACTUAL amp limits, NOT the BLOATED/INFLATED amp numbers advertised by most battery manufacturers, which can lead to dangerous use. It’s has been, and still is a big issue with lithium batteries. Sales are more important then your safety! Be careful and educate yourself.
I’m going to buy the Epochs, based on the review I linked below. It’s the latest I could find.
Here is the Mooch “KeepPower” review (same YDL 18350D):
These tests below only note the ESTIMATED ratings for these batteries at the time I tested them. Any battery that is not a genuine Samsung, Sony,...