New sources of power - 20700 and 21700 batteries

Published by Matt Brown on 2nd Nov 2017

The battery market is changing...

If you’ve been vaping for a while, or you’ve just started out with a box mod like our SERIES-B DNA 75W, you may have heard the term 18650 when describing the batteries used to power your mod.

This number comes from the size of the battery (18mm wide, 65mm long), and these batteries were originally designed to power laptops and other electronic devices, including electric bikes and cars. In fact, if you were to cut open the battery pack from a Tesla supercar (don't actually do that), you’d find a stack of 18650 batteries inside !

However, as demands for more powerful, longer-lasting batteries have increased, and not just from vapers, technology companies have been researching and developing bigger versions than the 18650. Step forward the 20700 and 21700 cells.

20mm wide / 70mm long, and 21mm wide / 70mm long respectively, these new cells are currently being manufactured by big battery companies such as Samsung and Panasonic.

The Tesla Model-3 EV supercar is reportedly going to be the first vehicle to use these new 20700 batteries and the e-cigarette industry is starting to take notice, with a handful of manufacturers creating mods to take them. But why should you be interested?

If you’ve recently switched from our tiny V3i batteries to one of our SERIES-S22 or SERIES-B kits, you’ll know that bigger batteries = longer-lasting battery life, and that’s true of 20700 and 21700 batteries as well. But what’s most exciting is that these batteries have a higher amp rating, which means that they can run at a higher wattage for much longer, too. This makes them perfect for the hardcore cloud-chasers as well as the more casual vapers.

So, when can you pick up a 20700 / 21700 device from JAC Vapour? Don’t worry, our design team are already hard at work on our next generation of hardware, and we’ll share any details about a future release as soon as we can.