The Sony 18650 VTC5A battery
We have all read the medias click hunting articles about vaping and batteries that are blowing up almost like popcorn. But they never mention safety measures, never mention that maybe the user should have adapted a safer battery… One such as the Sony 18650 VTC5A.
What isn’t mentioned is that the batteries used were probably not recommended for vaping or high-end products… Or even kept safe by the end-user as a matter of fact. Of course it can go horribly wrong. But this goes for anything in the world. If you use something the wrong way, something is bound to go wrong. Simple as that. (Read “How to take care of your Sony 18650 VTC5A battery” at the bottom of the page)
With that being said.
Our batteries are tested and are well known ones used for vaping.
We can proudly present the 18650 battery from the well-renowned manufacturer SONY.
The model is called VTC5A. This green little evil monster is perfect for subohm and especially for mechanical mods.
The Subohm world is a wonderful world to be in. But you need the power, and lots of it.
VTC5A is a so called ”high drain battery”. It means that you can push the battery without it being stressed. With its 2600mAh battery capacity, you can vape for quite a long period of time before the need to change or charge it again.
- Overall capacity: 2500mAh
- Max Discharge (pulse) Current: 35A
- Max Continuous Discharge Current: 25A
- Nominal Voltage: 3.6V/3.7V
- Full charge Voltage: 4.2V
- Operating Temperature: Charge 0 ~ 50℃ , Discharge -20 ~ 75℃
- Diameter 18.45mm
- Length 65.20mm
- Weight : 44 grams
- Positive terminal: Flat top
- Battery type: 18650
- Manufacturer: Sony Energy (SE) Japan
SUBOHM.COM recommends to never discharge li-ion battery below 3.3V under load.
How to take care of your Sony 18650 VTC5A battery
- Charge fully to 4.2V before first use.
- If the PVC wrap is damaged, stop using it.
- Do not store or carry the battery with other metal objects. It can cause a short and could potentially explode.
- Never force the battery into a mod or charger. You can damage the connectors of the battery.
- Do not use an old and a new battery cell with each other. If you do use a setup that requires dual batteries, make sure to pair them up and mark them accordingly. Always use the same pair together and switch both batteries between every charge.
- Use only high quality external battery chargers.
- Do not expose them to heat.
- Do not short the positive and negative battery terminals (which is done by a connection between the top and bottom contacts).
- Keep battery that is not in use in a plastic holder (or any insulating [plastic] container completely sealed).
- Do not charge battery over 4.2V (another reason to use high quality battery charger).
- Do not charge unattended.
- Do not store your li-ion batteries fully charged (for extended period of time | 1 month and longer).
- Store in cold and dry place at approximately 3.7V (storage charge).
- After battery is discharged – don’t leave it discharged => charge it as soon as possible.