Next to cig-a-likes, eGo batteries were the first electronic cigarettes to be invented and it’s no surprise that these devices are still popular after so many years. Their principle is simple, yet effective – eGos are manual batteries used to power clearomizers filled with e-liquid. Unlike traditional e-cigarettes that resembled tobacco smokes, the eGos have more of a pen shape and pack more powerful batteries inside.
Nowadays we have a totally different type of eGo batteries, much more powerful than their predecessors and getting closer and closer in terms of features to advanced personal vaporizers. And these devices are very appealing especially to beginners that want to switch from tobacco but also to regular vapers that want a light and portable e-cigarette to take with them on the go. But having so many similar devices out there can sometimes be confusing, so we are going to help you shed some light on eGo batteries and decide which one is best for you.
We are going to start with Kanger, the creators of the EVOD, one of the most popular batteries of this kind and certainly one of the best performing. The EVOD comes in two models – the 650 mAh version and the 1,000 mAh version. Both versions are available in a wide range of colors and they both work with eGo and 510 type accessories. These are some of the most basic eGo style batteries on the market but at the same time some of the most dependable. You only have to screw on a clearomizer or tank and you are ready to puff at a constant 3.7v output.
The EVOD twist is another type of eGo battery from Kanger, that also comes in two versions (650 mAh and 1,000 mAh) but has an extra feature – a dial at the bottom to select the output voltage between 3.2 and 4.8V. So these are essentially variable voltage devices and are much more versatile than the original EVODs. Then we have the IPOW series, with the IPOW I being a variable voltage (3.0 – 5.0V) 650 mAh battery featuring an added LCD display and the IPOW 2 being a variable wattage device (3.0 – 15.0W) 1,600 mAh battery also featuring a display but OLED this time. And last but not least, there’s the EMOW, essentially another eGo twist style battery that features 1,300 mAh and a voltage range from 3.7 – 4.8V.
Out of the models mentioned above, clearly the most powerful and technologically advanced is the IPOW 2 – that’s more of a small mod than eGo. It can put out an amazing 15W of power and if you pair it with a reasonably capable tank like the Nautilus Mini you will be puffing out impressive clouds. Next in line is the EMOW, with its 1,300 battery and variable voltage. You should take note that even the IPOW2, the most advanced of them, works with atomizer resistances of 1.0 Ohm minimum, so there’s no chance of sub-ohming with any of these products.
Innokin is another e-cigarette manufacturer that became famous for its charismatic and unique eGo style batteries. The VV4 series is more of a mini-mod like variable voltage / variable wattage battery that packs a lot of power. The original VV4 is a square shaped eGo battery with a generous display and two extra (+) / (-) adjustment buttons besides the main firing button. It has the ability to work in variable voltage mode from 3.0 to 6.0 volts in 0.1V increments and also the ability to work in variable wattage mode from 6.0 to 15.0 watts in 0.5W increments. It is powered by an internal 750 mAh battery and you can easily switch between vaping modes by a couple of clicks. It has an included ohms meter to show you the resistance of your current atomizer and it can go as low as 0.8 Ohms – so you can even experiment sub-ohming with it. It is fitted with a 4.0A fuse and it can work with both eGo or 510 style clearomizers and tanks for added versatility. It is by far one of the most capable batteries on the market today and a great choice for all those vapers looking for the ultimate mini-mod.