Dripbox 160 Battery Question

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  1. Slikster

    Slikster New Member

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    I currently have a regular Dripbox. It's my first foray into sqonking, and I like it, so I want to move up to the better, more versatile mod. I'm planning to order a Dripbox 160 in the next few days and had a question concerning the Batteries I should buy for it.

    I've been pricing the Dripbox 160 on several sites, and reading all the descriptions. One of the site descriptions specifically said NOT to use flat top 18650s with the mod. Is this correct?

    Subsequently, I need suggestions on what Batteries to buy for the Dripbox 160. I'm only a few months into Vaping, and a month into Drip/Mod type devices. The whole battery issue is completely foreign to me. I could use all the help I could get.

    I'm not a fan of real warm to hot vapor, so my initial plan is to run .5 - .7 ohms at 40 to 50 watts with plain Jane Kanthal 24 gauge coils until I can educate myself more. According to all the calculators I've visited, that will give me a mildly warm vapor, which is what I'm looking to achieve.

    I have paired LG HG2 20A 3000mah batteries, but I don't think they'd cut it in the Dripbox 160. And they're flat tops, which the one site claimed was a no go. I could really use some help steering me in the right direction.

    I really like the Sqonking thing, and think the Dripbox 160 would be great since I can run it at whimp status, and have the option to step up to higher watts later if I decide to.

    Hope someone can help.
     
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    Dunno how I ended up all in bold... sorry lol
     
  3. KingPin!

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    Those batteries should be fine buddy especially with the set up you are planning

    Those batteries have an 18amp continuous discharge rating
     
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    Running at 0.5ohms and 60 watts

    You'll have 11 amp to cover which two of those batteries will safely do

    And 5.5 volts which will be there even when it's time to recharge them. It's a regulated mod so won't let you go below a certain drain threshold.

    Just don't go below 0.2 ohm on your build and vape at 50w that will be pushing those batts to nearly 16 amp which is what I would class as upper safe zone for me :)
     
  5. SirRichardRear

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    thats the way you do amps for unregulated/mech mods. for a regulated device like the drip box 160 it's different. With almost dead batteries at 60 watts (3v each) he'd be pulling only 10 amps or so (save for efficiency) with full charged batteries only about 7 amps. The resistance doesn't matter for regulated mods. he can build as low as he wants.

    with a dual mod and those batteries he's safe to vape at around 130 even with low batts. even if he builds a .1

    also this thread is kinda old lol like 6 months old. Wish i would have seen it sooner. hope he got the info he needs. there is a thread here explaining the difference if you wanted to check it out http://vapingunderground.com/threads/anthony-vapes-presents-vaping-safety-101.300140/
     
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    Thanks matey was gonna loop you or someone else in just to double check!
     
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  7. SirRichardRear

    SirRichardRear AKA Anthony Vapes on Youtube VU Donator Platinum Contributor

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    No problem! I'm always here to help ;)
     

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