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after buying a bunch of battery to replace my dead oem battery... i found this

Specs:
Capacity: 1000mAh
Voltage: 3S1P / 3 Cell / 11.1V
Discharge: 60C Constant / 90C Burst
Weight: 96g (including wire, plug & case)
Dimensions: 70x34x19mm
Balance Plug: JST-XH
Discharge Plug: XT60

Need to solder a xt30 plug and remove plastic around the cell then it fits, its a 11.1 WH battery and its lasting me all day @ 50Watts (original oem 1300mah is really a 900mah battery)

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__80281__Turnigy_nano_tech_A_SPEC_G2_1000mah_3S_60_90C_Lipo_Pack.html
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so far ive seen this fit. little tight but fits. you need to switch the xt60 with a xt30

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Zippy-Compact-1300mAh-3S-11-1V-25C-35C-Lipo-Battery-Pack-RC-XT60-XT-60-USA/131393798927?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D34002%26meid%3Daa706a314ef140e6877e65f877753018%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D141348210914&rt=nc

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This is what the  site says selling the replacement.  http://vapenw.com/vt200-lipo-battery-by-hcigar. I might order the  zippy battery and give it a try.

Specifications:

  • Compatible With The VT200 by HCigar
  • Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Batter
  • Plug Type: XT30
  • Weight: 86g
  • Dimensions: 68mm*30mm*20mm
  • Battery Capacity: 1300mAh
  • Continuous Discharge Current: 30C
  • Max Discharge Current: 60C
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Dimensions on this one looks promising and its 15wh. Its expensive but this may be the one i try http://www.neptunetoys.com/p/Thunder-Power-Rc-1350mah-3-cell-3s-11-1v-G8-Pro-Lite-Plus-25c-Lipo-Battery-87171070.html

HS RACING PRODUCTS TP1350-3SPP25 LiPo 3S 1350mAh 25C G8 Pro Lite+

Model # TP1350-3SPP25

Age: 12 years

Features:

  • Max Continuous Discharge: 25C
  • Max Continuous Current: 33.7A
  • Weight (grams): 95; Dimensions H x W x L (mm): 20 x 34 x 68
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I can confirm the Turnigy nano-tech 1300mAh 3S 25~50C Lipo Pack can fit with modification. This is how to make it fit. Start by removing the four number 6 torx screws on battery cover and separate. Remove Hcigar battery carefully so not to damage the balance plug on the DNA200 board. Cut the main power xt30 plug off of the Hcigar battery one inch from the battery. Cut the power xt60 plug off of the Turnigy battery close to the plug. Solder xt30 plug to Turnigy battery and cover solder joints with heat shrink. The inside of the battery compartment is .825 and the Turnigy is .925 inches thick so this is where things get messy. Dremel out the inside of the battery compartment removing half of it's thickness on both sides. Do the same thing to the chip side of the battery compartment. Plug in the Turnigy battery running the wires the same as the factory battery with the xt30 plug in the curved area of the battery compartment. Reinstall cover and the four torx screws. I now have what I thought I bought a month ago... This is a repost from another thread. Mods, if I'm breaking a rule, please let me know... https://forum.evolvapor.com/topic/67719-topic/ Later in that thread... That battery plastic wrap got torn up and eventually torn off during the test fitting proses. I didn't notice it helping much. There is a step on the mating side edges of the box. Plan on shaving out material all the way to that step. Once that gets paper thin it will fold over and break off. Don't bother with the Dremel sanding drums, they don't last long. go straight to a cutting tool. that would have saved me a lot of time. I should mention I noticed today the mod feels significantly heavier now. The mod used to look heavy but was light. Now, looks and feels heavy. This battery really fills up a lot of the wasted space inside. If it was one millimeter thicker like the 45c or 60c 1300mah Turnigy batteries I would have just cut the side of the box out the slightly smaller then the size of the battery. Definitely would have been faster.

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Nope. Didn't think I'd be doing a write up on this. Background. I bought the Hcigar Thinking it was a above average battery, above average form factor and i was sold on the DNA200 after using a Vaporflask DNA40. DNA200 Day one, I threw a dripper on it and it blew the flask away at 40%+ battery. When it dropped into the 30% range something changed. I charged it over night and I was back to total bliss. I noticed when it got into the 30% battery range it got weak. I learned to start charging in the 40% range. I checked online, correct battery setting for 1300mah battery should be set to 14.43 and confirmed in my escribe. Suspicions of Hcigar using 1000mah battery is found on the web and it makes sense. I got a wild hair and measured the VT200 battery and compartment. Battery size is .780x1.158x2.565. Compartment size is .825(21mm)x1.44x2.7 estimated. Searched and found Turnigy was a popular brand and the 25c nano tech 1300mah was the closest fit. Unfortunately when received it didn't fit. At 22mm thick this was going to require some tinkering. Out came the Dremel and soldering iron. Once I made the swap i was surprised to find I was the first to put a 1300mah battery in a Hcigar VT200 and even more surprised to find 20mm thick 1300mah battery from a better brand was easily available. ;) Post swap notes. I was vaping between 450f to 530f with the stock battery and between 3pm to 5pm it was time to recharge to keep above 40% on the battery meter. Now I'm vaping between 400f and 430f and blowing thicker clouds, going through more juice and haven't needed to recharge until bedtime. Last night I vaped down to 3% on the battery meter and it was still hitting strong. Tonight I'm giving up at 7%. I'm looking forward to doing the escribe battery analyzer with this battery.

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