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What is the best battery charger for 18650 and other batteries?

What is the best battery charger for 18650 and other batteries?

Following on from the recent "What is the best 18650 battery" blog post here, next up, we look at the chargers used for them."Which is the best charger" is another equally ambiguous question. With hundreds of choices of batteries and an ever growing list of manufacturers and specifications for chargers,…

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Can I take my batteries on holiday with me?

Can I take my batteries on holiday with me?

This is a question we see a lot with sometimes ambiguous answers; whether or not you can take your 18650/lithium/vape batteries on holiday with you.The short answer, is yes! There has never been a regulatory issue with taking batteries on holiday/abroad via air. That's not to say there wont be…

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What is the best 18650 battery for vaping?

What is the best 18650 battery for vaping?

There isn't really a straight answer; its very subjective and will depend on what you want it to do...However, let's start with the basics.Why do we use 18650 and close relatives? The answer is quite simple. Energy density. Gram for gram, lithium based cells are far more powerful that anything else…

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Trading Standards. Falling, and Coming Soon...

Trading Standards. Falling, and Coming Soon...

*This blog post is taken from a mail shot sent to all past and present wholesale customers today (12th April 2018) but will ultimately affect and is relevant to all 18650UK customers, any other business involved in the purchase and sale of these batteries in the UK/EU. Its time to…

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A new look for 18650 UK cells

A new look for 18650 UK cells

Take a good look......you're going to be seeing a lot more of this!Why? Covered in my recent blog post about battery compliance laws in the UK and EU ( You can read it here ) these markings are the first of their kind on the market in the EU. Fully compliant,…

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Tesla Vehicles are set to cause us problems...

Tesla Vehicles are set to cause us problems...

How the company who will soon be the worlds largest producer of lithium based cells are going to be upsetting the vape industry in the next quarter... Many people are already starting to see problems with supply of 18650 cells. Whether its cost or instability of supply, everyone is feeling the…

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Compliance. Us and You.

Compliance. Us and You.

I wanted to provide an update and break this down to make it a bit easier to digest for our customers while outlining the how and why of some changes being made to our service/products. Digesting the legislation even during a voluntary meeting with a representative from the EU Battery…

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Fake Nitecore i4 - Teardown and Comparison

Fake Nitecore i4 - Teardown and Comparison

Apologies for the delay! Its been a busy week and I've been keen to get on this but the needs of the business must come before the explanation of a competitors failings! Before i go any further, these findings are based on products we have been sent by customers who purchased…

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