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Hi, I normally use Efest purple 18650 batteries for my 2 SX Mini's. I have just bought a couple of Samsung 30Q 18650's as they had a fairly good review and were a good price. However, they have just turned up and they have a sticker on them which says they are not suitable for vape devices. There are lots of these batteries on the vape section of ebay so wondering why these are different. The seller claims they are genuine Samsung. Do I take a chance or do I bin 'em ? Any advice welcome, Cheers
Post by Postmodern Smoking on Dec 17, 2019 18:45:24 GMT
AFAIK the only battery manufacturer willing to endorse their lithium batteries for the demands of vaping are Molicel.
Samsung 30Qs are however regarded as a good/commonly used battery, however I personally wouldn't trust buying my vaping batteries off Ebay!! There are lots of fakes around and you have no guarantee of the suppliers supply chain (i.e. whether the supplier knowingly or unknowingly is selling fakes).
When buying vaping batteries... stick to well known and respected vendors, such as Torchy or Fogstar who have the ability to sample test their stock and know their suppliers.
Fogstar currently have 30% OFF Molicel P26A with code - CELLOFTHEWEEK
weve seen too many fakes over the past coupe of years so the only place i buy samsung 30Q or molicel is from fogstar.
stickers are added by the reseller/distributor and not the manufacturer for shipping purposes only. remove the stickers.
old post but this is from mooch: Peel off those battery stickers!
If you bought Samsung, Sony, LG, or Panasonic/Sanyo batteries then they probably came with stickers covering up the printing the manufacturer put on the battery wrap.
These stickers are added by the reseller/distributor, not the battery manufacturer, and is done to comply with air shipping regulations. But these stickers keep us from verifying what batteries we actually have and interfere with checking their authenticity, a growing concern.
More than once a battery has had the wrong sticker put on it. There are at least four pink 18650's, two browns, four reds, four blues, etc.
Taking off the sticker means you can verify that you got the battery you paid for. It's also the first thing we'll ask you to do if you have any questions about, or problems with, your battery.
So don't hesitate to remove those stickers!
 It can also help when you have a mod where your batteries fit in tightly.
I only purchase batteries from the suppliers already listed due to the high number of fakes on the market. Those batteries you have may very well be genuine but you can never be sure. If you only vape a sensible coil of say .5ohm and above at between 20 and 50w then you're only likely to be pulling 10-15amps which isn't too taxing and your sx chip should offer a great deal of protection. If you're going to use them then I would take 5-6 puffs then eject the batteries and see whether they've gotten hot, if they have heated up very quickly then they would go straight in the bin. If there's any doubt then cut your losses and buy from a reputable supplier.