Best Vape Batteries in 2022

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Removable vape batteries are becoming more and more popular by the day! While in-built power supplies were once – and in many ways still are – the norm, many vapers are becoming interested in vape mods which allow them to swap out the power supply. With the help of this overview of the best vape batteries available, you’ll know which batteries you need to buy in order to avoid tossing a whole mod away just because the power supply broke.

We’re going to cast a wide net today, and will be looking at 18650 batteries, 21700 batteries and battery chargers, which should give anyone out there with an external-power vape mod the info they need to make an informed purchase in the future.

If you’re in the market for a new vape battery, but you’ve narrowed the search down a little then please feel free to check out our more focused roundups of the best 18650 batteries, the best 21700 batteries and the best vape mods currently available.

Without any further delay let’s take a look at some of the best vape batteries and vape battery chargers around today!

Best 18560 Vape Batteries

18650 Batteries are the most commonly used batteries for external battery vape mods. The name simply indicates the physical dimensions of the battery: 18mm diameter, 65mm height and the ‘0’ simply highlights that it’s a cylindrical battery.

Most 18650 batteries have high charge capacities (mAh) and lower amperages (A), however, this isn’t a hard rule and as you’ll see below, different 18650s have different technical specs.

For a more comprehensive look, check out our full Best 18650 Battery guide.

  1. Molicel P26A 18650 Battery
  2. Sinowatt 30SP 18650 Battery
  3. Golisi G30 18650 Battery
  4. Sony VTC6 18650 Battery

Best for: Reliability

Molicel P26A 18650 Battery

8.4/10
Total
Battery Capacity
6.8/10
Amperage/‘Stress’ Limit
7.9/10
Longevity
8.8/10
Build Quality
9/10
Price
9.3/10

Features We Love

Industry Leading

The literal inventors of rechargeable lithium batteries

Affordably Priced

You can get a marriable pair for just over £15

High Amperage

25A generally enough for most sub-ohm users


The Molicel P26A is a battery you’re bound to encounter when delving into the world of replaceable vape power supplies, and there’s a reason for that.

Molicel was founded by the actual inventors of rechargeable lithium batteries back in the 1970s, and to this day battery tech is their absolute primary focus.

While some 18650 batteries may have more widely recognised brand names such as Sony and Samsung, Molicel simply haven’t entered the consumer electronics market until recently, as vapers came to see their batteries as the best of the bunch and significantly raised their household profile.

The Molicel P26A features a power capacity of 2600mAh, more than enough to get you through a solid day of vaping. And with a discharge rate of 25A, they are generally capable of handling 95% of sub-ohm power requirements, though RDA/RTA users may wish to hold out for a slightly higher amperage.

The Molicel P26A is a simple and totally capable vaping battery available for the very affordable price of £7.99 each, meaning you can acquire a marriable pair for just over £15. Now that’s a battery bargain!

Best for: MTL

Sinowatt 30SP 18650 Battery

8.3/10
Total
Battery Capacity
7.4/10
Amperage/‘Stress’ Limit
6.9/10
Longevity
8.4/10
Build Quality
9.1/10
Price
9.5/10

Features We Love

Affordably Priced: Get a marriable pair for less than £16
High Capacity: 3000mAh more than enough for all-day-vaping
Great for MTL: 15A quite low but perfectly suited for low wattage outputs

For over ten years now Sinowatt have aimed to produce batteries that will earn them a reputable name within the realm of consumer electronics, and their 30SP 18650 batteries certainly achieve this!

With an internal power capacity of 3000mAh, the Sinowatt 30SP is absolutely intended for all-day vaping use, however its amperage somewhat limits its application.

The battery registers an amperage of 15A. While this is easily sufficient for use with MTL wattage ranges, it’s a little too low for sub-ohm use and the battery will be unlikely to withstand that kind of stressful output.

Vaping is expanding by the day however, and it’s no longer unusual to find an MTL vaper with an external battery setup, which the Sinowatt 30SP is absolutely perfect for.

Pros

  • Well known brand
  • Great mAh capacity
  • Good for MTL use

Cons

  • 15A not quite enough for consistent sub-ohm use

Best for: High Capacity

Golisi G30 18650 Battery

8.2/10
Total
Battery Capacity
7.2/10
Amperage/‘Stress’ Limit
8.3/10
Longevity
8.4/10
Build Quality
7.9/10
Price
9.1/10

Features We Love

Battery Marriage: Purchasing two batteries at once makes marrying a pair simple
High Capacity: 3000mAh quite significant, easily enough for long-term use
Long Lasting: Golisi claim the G30 battery can withstand up to 800 charges at full potential

When using a dual-battery mod it’s a very good idea to ‘marry’ a pair of batteries; you use and charge them together consistently, so as to ensure their lifespans match and they support each other.

Usually this involves purchasing two identical batteries, so it’s refreshing to have Golisi offer up a double-pack of top quality 18650s at an extremely affordable price.

The Golisi G30 battery has a power capacity of 3000mAh; quite significant for an 18650 and bound to provide hours and hours of power to your vape.

The G30 also has a discharge rate of 20A. This isn’t the highest and not quite as good as the Molicel, but it’s still high enough for the average sub-ohm user and capable of handling the kind of stress they’re likely to be put through.

Pros

  • Two batteries
  • 3000mAh quite high for 18650s
  • Boasts up to 800 recharges

Cons

  • 20A not ideal for RDA/RTA use

Best for: Versatility

Sony VTC6 18650 Battery

8.2/10
Total
Battery Capacity
7.3/10
Amperage/‘Stress’ Limit
8.4/10
Longevity
8.1/10
Build Quality
9/10
Price
8.1/10

Features We Love

Brand Recognition: Sony have years of consumer electronics experience
High Capacity: 3000mAh more than enough for all-day-vaping
Good Amperage: 20A good enough for most sub-ohm use

You already know who Sony are. From televisions to laptops, sound systems to games consoles, Sony have long been one of the main household names in electronics, and as such their batteries carry that prestige and reputation for quality.

Sony’s VTC6 18650 battery is a long-standing favourite among vapers who opt for external power supply vapes. With 3000mAh it’s got more than enough charge on it to get you through a solid day of vaping, and it recharges surprisingly quickly.

The VTC6’s amperage clocks in at 20A. This is relatively high and permits most sub-ohm use, however if you’re using an RDA or a regulated mod that frequently goes above 100W output you may wish to opt for a battery with a higher amperage and lower mAh.

Pros

  • Well known brand
  • Great mAh capacity
  • Decent amperage

Cons

  • Not quite RDA-quality amperage

Best 21700 Vape Batteries

21700 batteries aren’t quite as popular as 18650s, however, they are still the battery of choice for many mods which are intended for consistently high wattage outputs. The name simply indicates the physical dimensions of the battery: 21mm diameter, 70mm height and the ‘0’ simply highlights that it’s a cylindrical battery.

21700 batteries often have much higher amperes than 18650s, however, they usually – but not always – sacrifice some battery capacity in order to attain the high A rating.

As such, 21700 batteries are usually intended for intensive cloud outputs and are often purchased in multiples as they don’t carry quite as much charge as 18650s and may need to be swapped out midday.

Read our Best 21700 Vape Batteries guide for more details.

  1. Molicel P42A 21700 Battery
  2. Vapcell T30 21700 Battery
  3. BAK N21700CG-50 21700 Battery

Best for: Price

Molicel P42A 21700 Battery

9.2/10
Total
Battery Capacity
9.3/10
Amperage/‘Stress’ Limit
9/10
Longevity
8.8/10
Build Quality
9.5/10
Price
9.6/10

Features We Love

High Capacity

4200mAh more than you usually expect from a 21700

High Amperage

30A good for the majority of sub-ohm requirements

Affordably Priced

Get a marriable pair for less than £20

Molicel, whose impressive battery expertise has already been outlined, aren’t limited to 18650 batteries; Molicel’s P42A boasts an impressive balance between high capacity and amperage.

With a power capacity of 4200mAh it’s got enough potential to keep you vaping all day long, and with an amperage of 30A it’s capable of handling consistently high wattages all day, though maybe not the kind of wattage an RDA requires.

It’s unsurprising that a battery manufacturer as storied and experienced as Molicel would release a 21700 battery that was perfect for intensive vaping, but it’s very pleasing to see that they haven’t had to make any great sacrifices when balancing mAh and A.

Pros

  • Good all-rounder
  • Balances mAh and A well
  • Great for most sub-ohm use

Cons

  • Jack of all trades, master of none

Best for: Wattage

Vapcell T30 21700 Battery

8.6/10
Total
Battery Capacity
8.2/10
Amperage/‘Stress’ Limit
9/10
Longevity
8.8/10
Build Quality
8.9/10
Price
8.1/10

Features We Love

Good Amperage: 35A is a fantastically high and capable of handling frequent high stress levels
High Capacity: 3000mAh, while not the highest, is still good for all-day-vaping
Durable Build: Sturdily made with solid materials

When looking for a 21700 battery that’s ideal for consistently high wattage outputs it’s important to value amperage over capacity, as high amperage is what allows a battery to withstand frequent high output stress.

But with the Vapcell T30 you don’t have to make the sacrifice; with both 3000mAh and 35A, it’s a battery which will absolutely not let you down. While 3000mAh isn’t the highest capacity, it’s a frankly surprising amount when considering the astronomically high 35A amperage.

While some vapers out there, both sub-ohm and MTL, will possibly be looking for a battery with a slightly higher mAh, those of you who rarely go lower than 100W will want to opt for a battery like this because it is absolutely designed with your requirements in mind.

The Vapcell T30 is a competition level battery, capable of powering bigging cloud outputs than almost any other battery out there.

Pros

  • Supremely high amperage
  • Perfect for all sub-ohm use
  • Good power capacity

Cons

  • Not perfectly suited for MTL use

Best for: Battery Life

BAK N21700CG-50 21700 Battery

8.4/10
Total
Battery Capacity
9.8/10
Amperage/‘Stress’ Limit
6.2/10
Longevity
8.8/10
Build Quality
9.5/10
Price
7.8/10

Features We Love

High Capacity: 5000mAh is a vast amount of charge
Suited for MTL: 10A not good for sub-ohm use, but perfect for MTL
Affordably Priced: Good value for an all-day MTL battery

It’s easy to assume that 21700 batteries are only for the hardcore, the cloud chasers, the sub-ohmers kicking out vast and massive plumes of vapour, but you’d be wrong!

The BAK N21700CG-50 contains a MAMMOTH 5000mAh of power capacity, however it sacrifices amperage to attain this lofty mAh, clocking in at only 10A

10A is absolutely not suited towards sub-ohm vaping, and we do not advise using the battery for such purposes. However, for MTL vaping it’s perfect and when using a vape at low wattages you can easily expect several days of use before needing to charge the battery again.

It’s fantastic to see BAK supplying 21700 batteries which are ideal for MTL vapers, and just goes to show what an inclusive scene vaping truly is!

Pros

  • Perfect for MTL
  • Several days of charge
  • Affordably priced

Cons

  • Definitely not suited to sub-ohm use

Best Vape Battery Chargers

While you can always charge your battery in your vape device, people with multiple batteries may find it irritating to charge them this way as you may have to pause vaping while waiting for them to reach full charge.


For this reason, there are a number of vape battery chargers available for vape batteries, some of which are intended for specific sizes while some are able to fit multiple different sizes. We encourage anyone with a ‘married’ pair of batteries to invest in a charging unit, as charging your batteries together will ensure they share a lifespan and are depleted at the same rate.

  1. Nitecore Q4 Battery Charger
  2. Efest Lush Box Battery Charger

Best for: Multi-Batteries

Nitecore Q4 Battery Charger

9.2/10
Total
Functionality
9.2/10
Compatibility
10/10
Charging Speed
8.4/10
Build Quality
9.6/10
Price
8.7/10

Features We Love

Extreme Compatibility

Compatible with literally dozens of Li-ion batteries

Multi-Charge

Charge up to four batteries at once

Power Protection

A host of power protections installed for your batteries

The Nitecore Q4 is the last word in charging compatibility, capable of charging literally ANY external battery that your vape could possible use!

With 4 charging bays, it’s an absolute dream for anyone with a bandolier full of batteries who’s tired of swapping them in and out of their vape just to charge them.

The Nitecore Q4 can charge 18650s, 20700s, 21700s and literally dozens more varieties of rechargeables! 

The Nitecore Q4 will get up to 4 batteries charging at once, up to a capacity of 1000mAh. For safety reasons, the Nitecore Q4 won’t charge 4 at once past this point, and you’ll need to remove two if you want to charge them past this point.

This will however leave you with batteries which have a functional amount of charge in them, useful in a pinch and you can charge the others to full capacity while using your already-charged units.

Pros

  • Charge up to four batteries at once
  • Compatible with majority of batteries
  • Compatible with 12V car adaptor

Cons

  • Can’t charge 4 batteries at once beyond 1000mAh

Best for: Functionality

Efest Lush Box Battery Charger

8.4/10
Total
Functionality
9.6/10
Compatibility
6.2/10
Charging Speed
8.4/10
Build Quality
8.8/10
Price
9/10

Features We Love

Power Bank: Charge your batteries and your phone at the same time!
Power Protection: 5 layers of power protection for your batteries
LED Display: Track exactly how charged your batteries are

Efest’s 18650 batteries have been a popular choice among many vapers, but their battery chargers are the real star of the show!

The Efest Lush Box Battery Charger can fit any 18650 battery with a voltage range of 3.6/3.7V, and thanks to the LED display you can track precisely how charged your batteries are at any moment.

This is a fantastic charging solution for anyone with a ‘married’ pair of batteries that they’re trying to use and recharge in tandem, but it’s perfectly capable of charging single batteries as well, and will so faster.

The Efest Lush Box also has a fantastic feature of doubling as a power bank! Charge your batteries and your phone at the same time!

Pros

  • Also serves as a power bank
  • LED display
  • Simple button-free operation

Cons

  • Only charges 18650 batteries

Need More Help? 

Thank you for taking the time to read this roundup of the best vape batteries currently available. We hope that you’ve found it informative; we appreciate that many recent smokers may feel somewhat flummoxed by some aspects of vaping!

You never had to learn about battery capacities and amperage when smoking, but it’s a relatively simple lesson to learn for the sake of leaving cigarettes behind and embarking on a smokeless lifestyle!

If you’ve found this article informative, please check out some of the links below for more roundups, reviews and news in the world of vaping. And be sure to check out the MIST Youtube channel, where we frequently upload interesting and entertaining videos about new vaping releases as well as more education videos about the ins and outs of vaping tech and equipment.

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