Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2
So the actual battery or pen is different for each make? Or are they mostly the same, with just some monster sized ones here and there.
They are different between makes. Sounds more confusing than it actually is though.
There are 2 different types with various sizes between makes.
Some are built in and can not be replaced. you'll see this mostly in the "Pen" type. And the power it can supply will vary on the battery used between each make.
When these goes dead you have to plug it up to charge it.
If it goes bad you replace the entire unit.
The battery size will vary between vendor/make.
When you move up into the bigger tube mods, the battery is user replaceable.
My Provari for example can use 18650 (2000 mAh) or 18490 (1100mAh) batteries. I can use either I want.
When it goes dead, I remove it and place it in the charger and put a second fully charged on in and keep on going. No downtime to charge time if you have a second back ready to go.
If the battery goes bad in these types, just toss it and get a new battery (about 10-12$). The unit itself will be fine.
As you would expect, the higher the mAh the battery, the longer it can go between charges.
I have 1 of each and the 18650 will last almost twice as long as the 18490.
Despite being smaller, the 18490 will still get me through an entire day of heavy vaping. And they are equally powerful. The size just determines how long it can last.
Most you can buy these days should get you through the day before needing charged though.
They should all tell you though what mAh the battery on the unit is and whether or not its user replaceable.
Which way to go is ultimately a matter of preference.
They all work the same (in regards to battery) and battery life will be dependant on the mAh and how much you use it. And, if using a variable, what power settings you use comes into play as well.