An eGo battery is much like an e cig battery, the 808 type associated with mini cigs. What’s different? For one thing, they are threaded differently so they don’t accept the same vessels. Also, mini cig batteries hold up to 350 mAh (typically more like 240 mAh to 280 mAh) while an eGo usually has a 650 mAh or 1000 mAh capacity (some go as high as 1600 mAh).
You can use an eGo with a clearomizer or a tank but 808 batteries but those pre-filled cartomizers are not typically compatible with eGos. An eGo battery is connected to a larger vessel with the possibility of changing the atomizer head.
Not an APV
Neither one is adjustable beyond a short voltage range: they do not feature up and down buttons to raise or lower volts and watts. Once you start getting into that kind of functionality, you are looking at advanced personal vaporizers which might be 510- or eGo-threaded, capable of high watts, and using sub-ohm tanks.
Variety in eGos
Many devices with different designs and threading are considered “eGos” because they satisfy certain criteria. They are as powerful and large as eGos and operate manually (you have to press a button to make the coil heat up). Their sizes are roughly the same.
Some are pass-through batteries or have knurled knobs at their bases so you can change voltage. Generally, you should pay between $12 and $20 for a single cell without accompanying parts but bundles are cheaper.
Best eGo Batteries: the Brands
JoyeTech originated the eGo form and everything which followed was a copy of that battery design. You do not have to buy JoyeTech eGo batteries to ensure safety such as short-circuit protection, but don’t buy batteries from brands that sound unfamiliar. They might not be lockable, or you’re not getting protection from over-discharge, or doesn’t shut-off when you over-vape (press the battery too long and overheat the battery). Several major e cig companies re-label Joye eGo batteries with their own name which is fine; just don’t pay more for a fancy logo.
The Triton is an eGo-style battery sold in starter kits for about $65 with their own tanks. Only the two work together unless you buy an adapter. Threading is proprietary. Users highly recommend this kit because of its durability, and Halo makes it in 4 sizes plus a “Twist” version.
VaporFi makes several mid-range batteries and starter kits with compatible tanks and several interchangeable parts. Their Pro series comes in two sizes and several colors. You will notice there isn’t much different between the Pro, eGo, and Evod: just colors, prices, and tank options.
Their Pulse set comes with a circular, wireless charger and a puff-counter. VaporFi is an American company, but their batteries and other equipment are still made in China. A Pro E Cig set costs about $50 but the Pulse starter kit is about twice that price.
Another contender for best eGo battery is the Aspire CF series, particularly the simple but convenient 900-mAh pass-through model. It comes with a lot of protective features, but the most unusual thing about it is the carbon fiber exterior which makes it really tough. The CF goes for a higher price tag of around $24. Aspire is best known for their clearomizers and tanks, especially the Nautilus and Atlantis: two rebuildable tanks, the latter of which is a sub-ohm tank.
This line from the original JoyeTech design includes several sub-models such as the eGo-T, eGo-Pass-through, eGo-C, and eGo-Twist. The Twist was designed so you could adjust voltage using the knob. A pass-through battery can be used while charging: just plug the base into a USB power source.
An eGo-T uses a tank (no filler) while the eGo-C can be attached to a clearomizer with removable coil head. JoyeTech also makes the compatible e juice containers, coils, and sells starter kits as well. This is the winning model because Joye started it all and continues to improve their flagship battery.
An Evod battery is very similar to an eGo but for the button design. The firing button on an eGo sticks out a little bit and lights up. An Evod button is flat against the battery body. This is a 3.7V regulated battery as well, sold in kits with special sleeved tanks. A VaporFi version of the Evod is known as the Pro Series.
The makers of Vision e cigs have launched a Vapros series which ramps up the power of their regular “Spinner” variable voltage batteries. For years, Vision has been associated with this cell; its reliability and vivid colors. Vision makes a 1300-mAh device sold for around $13 each.
777 E Cigs
A Magnum is available in 3 styles: simple manual, digital with screen, and digital with screen and variable voltage. The smallest kit with one battery costs about $40 and, basically, this is an eGo kit. Triple Seven makes several sizes of battery and assorted starter kits.
Your package will arrive with at least one and possibly two chargers: a USB and a wall charger/adapter. Car charging adapters are optional. If your battery can be used while charging, you will receive a USB charging cord. There will also be a clearomizer or tank plus replacement coils if your tank/clearo is rebuildable.
One-battery kits cost from $15 and up, being cheaper if they are sold in blister kits with just a disposable clearomizer, 650-mAh battery, and USB charger. Swap the clearo for a rebuildable one, add replacement coils, and put the whole kit in a case and you pay about $30. Double kits are not necessarily double the price: maybe $50 to $65.
Buy eGo Batteries
You find that some vendors specialize and sell only high-end, high-power products. They might not carry even a single model of eGo. Certain stores focus on beginners’ products and the eGo is considered a user-friendly model for new vapers. Online prices are great but local vendors offer invaluable knowledge.