LiPo Vs 18650 Battery Mods, Which Is Better?


I was asked this question by a reader named Tim. He asks:

“I’m planning on buying a new mod soon. I first wanted to get a dual 18650 box mod, but my buddy keeps insisting I get a mod with an internal battery since I’ll be saving money and won’t have to buy batteries. Should I follow his advice?”

Thanks for contacting me Tim. Well let me lay it down for you right away.

To answer your question on what type of mod you should get, I would suggest you stick with an external battery mod.

Sure, you’ll save money with an internal battery mod, but there are also downsides to them.

My Problems With Internal Battery Mods

I’ll admit, I was a big fan of internal battery mods when they first came out, but my opinion of them changed after I started using them more.

The thing I hate the most about internal batteries in a mod is once they go out, that’s it. You can pretty much throw your mod away. Unless you know how to tinker with mods and change the internal battery, your mod can now pretty much be summed to a paper weight.

Another experience I hate having with these types of mods is once the battery dies, you have to put it down and wait for it to recharge again.

Now if you had a mod that had external batteries you can bypass this problem by having an extra pair of batteries on hand that you can swap in when your other batteries die.

Sure, there are pass-through mods that you can use while vaping, but what if your mod dies and your no where near a charging station? Your basically screwed.

So Tim, go for that external battery mod you were originally set on buying. I just mentioned the bad experiences I had with LiPo battery mods and hopes this helps you out with the whole buying process.


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!


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