What kind of battery options do you have available for use with your 'slim' thick-oil cartridges, like the 'CCELLs' - specifically 'fatter' ones - those that last longer between charges?
Good question! Each battery's 'mAh' (milli-Amp-hour) rating tells you how long the battery will last between charges. You do have to be somewhat careful when choosing, mainly because the voltage outputs of batteries differ and so you may have to be concerned about whether a battery's voltage is appropriate for the cartridge/tank that you want to use. The batteries that are made by the company that developed the CCELL cartridges, Palm and Silo for example operate at between 3.2V and 3.6V (depending on their charge level) and are optimized for use with CCELL carts.
We DO have bigger batteries that are compatible with cartridges like CCELLs - these are decent options with the correct 510 threading and a compatible voltage output:
Yocan Evolve Plus Replacement Battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/yocan-evolve-plus-pen-vaporizer-for-concentrates-battery-replacement-now-available - they output 3.8v at full charge, and their capacity is 1100mAh, so three or four times as much life as many of the little guys.
Yocan Evolve Plus XL Replacement battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/yocan-evolve-plus-xl-battery-replacement-choice-of-colors - they output the same 3.8v at full charge, and are 1400mAh so a little more life even...
With the Evolve Plus XL Battery, the 'Silicone Jar' is magnetically attached to the bottom of the battery and so is easily removable, while the Evolve Plus Battery has a jar lid that is an integrated part of the battery.
Both of these batteries are classified as 'Manual' power supplies (with buttons rather than 'Automatic' or 'Buttonless') - so they have one button for all features - they turn on with FIVE quick button presses, then you hold the button to activate the heating function while inhaling, then to turn off it's another five quick button presses.
I think the better of the 'small' batteries are mostly the 'nested' or 'concealable' type and include:
Herbal Therapy Canada (HTC) Puma Mini Variable Voltage Nested / Concealable Battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/herbal-therapy-canada-puma-mini-slim-battery-twist-3-3-4-8v-280mah-black-or-silver - variable voltage options 3v, 3.5v, 4.2v and 1000mAh
Airistech Mystica II (Mystica 2) Variable Voltage Nested Concealable Battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/airistech-mystica-ii-mystica2-variable-voltage-nested-battery-choice-of-colors - variable voltage options 3.4v 3.7v 4.0v and 450mAh
CCELL Silo Fixed Voltage Buttonless Nested / Concealable Battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/jupiter-research-authentic-ccell-l6-silo-nested-magnetic-battery-set-w-charging-cable - 3.7v and 500mAh I believe.
CCELL Palm Fixed Voltage Buttonless Nested / Concealable Battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/jupiter-research-authentic-ccell-l6-palm-nested-battery-set-w-charger-2-adapter-rings - 3.7v and 550mAh I believe.
Pulsar Remedi Variable Voltage Nested / Concealable Battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/pulsar-remedi-variable-voltage-nested-wax-oil-kit-1ml-thick-oil-pen-kit - variable voltage options 3.4v, 3.7v and 4.0v and 650mAh
Some of these batteries are classified as 'Automatic' or 'Buttonless' (rather than 'Manual') - so they have no button and function very simply by heating while you inhale - so simply charge them up, attach your cartridge, and inhale. The others that DO have buttons are actually 'Manual Variable Voltage' power supplies - so generally they turn on with FIVE quick button presses, then you can adjust the heating if and as desired by using THREE quick button presses, then you hold the button to activate the heating function while inhaling, then to turn off it's another five quick button presses.
For comparison, many of the smaller 510-thread 'slim' batteries only have capacities of 280mAh, 350mAh, 400mAh and similar - Here is a link to a variety of them (our favorites of which include, in case it's helpful for those seeking this style:
- https://torontohemp.com/products/herbal-therapy-canada-puma-mini-slim-battery-twist-3-3-4-8v-280mah-black-or-silver ,
But some of the best options by far are the somewhat bulkier and more complicated 'Box Mod' batteries... some more complicated than others! To keep it simpler, keep them in 'Variable Voltage Mode' and select a voltage that makes sense for your cartridge/tank (logically start with voltages like those produced by batteries that match the tank - see above but 3.7v is a great place to start surely)... Another option is 'Variable Wattage Mode' in which the battery/boxmod will output the appropriate voltage based on the wattage you select (and the resistance of your cartridge/tank - see Ohm's Law). Some of the better box-mod options that THC carries currently include:
Artery Nugget X 50W Box Mod Battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/artery-vapor-shatter-blaster-nugget-x-boxmod-power-supply-battery-510-thread-colors
ELeaf iPower80W TC (Temperature Control) Battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/eleaf-ipower-battery-boxmod-80w-tc-temperature-control-5000mah-choice-of-colors
ELeaf iStick 40W TC (Temperature Control) Battery / Power Supply - https://torontohemp.com/products/eleaf-istick-battery-mod-power-supply-tc40w-temperature-control-subohm-2600mah
And more are available: https://torontohemp.com/pages/search-results-page?q=box+mod
Hope that helps!! Thanks for asking! :)
Much more complicated-than-necessary background / additional info:
Use www.ohmslawcalculator.com to determine what Wattage or Voltage to run your vape/coil at.
Ohm's Law info: the V over I x R triangle:
V(Volts) = I(Amps) x R(Ohms) a.k.a. I(Amps) = V(Volts) / R(Ohms) a.k.a. R(Ohms) = V(Volts) / I(Amps).
The three most basic units in electricity are voltage (V), current (I) and resistance (R). Voltage is measured in volts, current is measured in amps and resistance is measured in ohms.
A neat analogy to help understand these terms is a system of plumbing pipes. The voltage is equivalent to the water pressure, the current is equivalent to the flow rate, and the resistance is like the pipe size.
There is a basic equation in electrical engineering that states how the three terms relate. It says that the current is equal to the voltage divided by the resistance or I = V/R. This is known as Ohm's law.
Let's see how this relation applies to the plumbing system. Let's say you have a tank of pressurized water connected to a hose that you are using to water the garden.
What happens if you increase the pressure in the tank? You probably can guess that this makes more water come out of the hose. The same is true of an electrical system: Increasing the voltage will make more current flow.
Let's say you increase the diameter of the hose and all of the fittings to the tank. You probably guessed that this also makes more water come out of the hose. This is like decreasing the resistance in an electrical system, which increases the current flow.
Electrical power is measured in watts. In an electrical system power (P) is equal to the voltage multiplied by the current.
Power (P in Watts) = Voltage (V in Volts) x Current (I in Ohms)
The water analogy still applies. Take a hose and point it at a waterwheel like the ones that were used to turn grinding stones in watermills. You can increase the power generated by the waterwheel in two ways. If you increase the pressure of the water coming out of the hose, it hits the waterwheel with a lot more force and the wheel turns faster, generating more power. If you increase the flow rate, the waterwheel turns faster because of the weight of the extra water hitting it.
What about Watts? From http://www.newelectric.com/whats-the-difference-between-amps-volts-and-watts/ :
If we think of electricity as water flowing through a pipe it can help us understand amps, volts and watts. Amps would be the volume of water flowing through the pipe. The water pressure would be the voltage. Watts would be the power (volts x amps) the water could provide (think back to the old days when water was used to power mills). So with this analogy in mind the definitions below for amp, volt and watt should be easier to understand:
Amp – an ampere is the unit for measuring electricity. The accepted standard unit used for measuring how fast an electric current flows is an example of an ampere.
Volt – the basic unit of electromotive force... equal to the electromotive force, or difference in potential, that causes a current of one ampere to flow through a conductor having a resistance of one ohm.
Watt – the basic unit of electric, mechanical, or thermal power.. for electric power it is equal to one volt-ampere.