EVOD Batteries – Good or Bad?
EVOD Batteries – Good or Bad?
If you’re shopping for a new E-cig, then you’ve doubtlessly realized that you can go two different ways (for the most part) where batteries are concerned. Many vape pens nowadays make use of 510/eGo threaded batteries, which have also come to be known as ‘EVOD’ batteries.
But what a lot of people don’t realize is that the term EVOD is actually a brand-name for a very specific type of 510-threaded battery, made by the company Kanger. The Kanger EVOD Ego battery is one of the most popular vape pen batteries of all time – and is probably the biggest reason for why people tend to sometimes universally refer to all eGo/510 batteries as EVODS.
Therefore, in this blog post, what we will actually be discussing is this… are batteries like the Kanger EVOD eGo better for vaping, or would you be better off buying IMR Lithium ion batteries and a device that can utilize them instead (an example could be the 18650, which can be used in many different vaping devices)?
What is the difference?
510/eGo batteries like the EVOD have a threaded connector that allows them to be connected directly to a tank or cartomizer for use. They also generally come with a charger that allows you to charge them up without taking them apart. These batteries come with a firing button and threads already installed around them, and can be rated at different mAh ratings, depending on how much you spend and on how large the battery is.
IMR Lithium Ion batteries like the 18650, on the other hand, do not have a firing button, threads, or anything else built onto them. In order for them to be useful, you need some sort of a mod with a battery compartment that accepts that particular battery size and type. Box mods are a very common and popular example of this, and almost always use this type of battery over the threaded eGo style.
Which one is really better?
The truth is that there are advantages to both types of batteries. The threaded eGo/EVOD/510 style lithium ion batteries tend to be a bit more expensive per unit, but all you need in order to use them is some sort of tank or cartomizer that’s suitably matched to the wattage provided by the battery. This makes vaping simple, efficient, and relatively inexpensive as a whole.
But all lithium ions are going to go bad at some point – and when this type goes bad, they’re more expensive to replace.
IMR Lithium ions, like the 18650, on the other hand, are cheaper because they are just a battery with a positive and negative – but by themselves, they’re not of much use to vapers because you can’t attach a tank directly to them. You need some sort of a device to install them in. You may also need to buy a separate charger to charge them with, as not all devices will allow you to charge the battery by plugging the device itself into a charging cable.
In the end, beginner and intermediate vapers will probably appreciate the simplicity of the EVOD/eGo/510 batteries a bit more than advanced vapers will, while advanced vapers will appreciate the potential for the power generated by using one or more IMR Lithium ion battery cells in one vaping device.
One could probably say that batteries like the 18650 are more universal, and that using them will save you money in the long run – but on the other hand, getting set up with this type of a device is going to be noticeably more expensive and complicated.
Which one should you choose?
If you’re new to vaping, you’ll probably find a lot more value in an EVOD/eGo/510 battery for your money. But if you’re experienced and are looking for a more intense vaping experience, this type of battery will probably leave you wanting. At some point, you’ll probably find yourself graduating to larger, more sophisticated devices – and when/if you do, you’ll probably see less of a need for EVOD style batteries.