Apollo eGo VV

Apollo eGo VV (variable voltage) battery

UPDATE: This review is more than 2 years old and this battery sale has been discontinued. This was an absolutely great and durable piece of vaping equipment we used for almost a year.

Good news is there's a more advanced battery now sold at Apollo -  Valiant Battery. Including all the nice features that  eGo VV reviewed here has, Valiant Battery provides twice the capacity, variable wattage option and ohm meter. If you are interested, keep reading.

Valiant Battery Features:

  • Automatically recommends/sets voltage and wattage based on connected clearomizer
  • Variable Voltage from 3.0-6.0V (0.1V increments)
  • Variable Wattage from 3.0-15.0W (0.5W increments)
  • 1300mAh capacity
  • Built-in Ohm Meter
  • Displays charge level
  • Compatible with any 510/eGo clearomizer

Valiant Battery in US                                       Valiant Kit in US

Check if they have this battery UK. All I could find today was a Valiant kit.

If you still want to read about Apollo eGo VV, here's the review from January 2013

Apollo eGo VV is a battery I bought  for a couple of  reasons: to get my husband off cigarettes completely since he still smokes several a day, to write a review for my readers and, of course, to satisfy my curiosity.

Now, after testing it for almost two weeks, I'm tempted to keep it for myself.

What You Get with Apollo eGo VV

  • 1 eGo VV 510-thread battery 650mAh
  • 1 USB charger
  • 1 Manual (short, concise and relevant. Easy to start you vaping right away).

Technical Info

  • Battery capacity: 650 mAh
  • Working voltage: 3.0-6.0 V4
  • Input: 5.0 V /500 mAh
  • Size: 14 mm y 114 mm

Pros of Apollo eGo VV 

The battery arrived pretty quickly - less than a week and it's an international order. It came neatly packed in a pretty little box you see in the picture with USB cable, short manual and spare button rings. Very easy to set up, very easy to regulate the voltage and start vaping right away.

So, if you want an introduction into variable voltage features,  there is no better alternative than this one. The reasons are explained next to its features: 

  • 3.0v-6.0v variable voltage you can set in 0.1 increments, simply by pressing + / - buttons (my old eGo VV battery can be only set to 3 voltage levels – 3.2-3.7-4.2 V)

  • blue LCD display for voltage & battery charge level - you can regulate and monitor your voltage, and you always know the charge level. Plus while vaping you can see the exact number of puffs you've taken.  This feature is just great!
  • 5 click on/off safety feature - like other eGo batteries
  • voltage lock down - in order to avoid accidental voltage adjustment

  • 650 mAh Li-Polymer battery provides about 500 puffs per charge - now, this can vary greatly. It really depends on how deep you inhale and the  voltage level you set.  The number of my puffs ranged from 200 – 360, the latter being when the voltage was set to minimum. Which, by the way, was quite enough for CE4 clearomizers to do their work properly.
  • It is an eGo thread, compatible with other eGo accessories and cartomizers -  510 thread, the most popular one, meaning you can buy your clearomizers or cartomizers anywhere
  • 40 inch USB cable  

 
By the way I need the lowest, 3.0V voltage for CE 4 (which has resistance 2.4-2.7 Ohm).  

One more thing - below is comparison of this battery with popular eGo Twist.

Cons

can't see any.  

Update after seven weeks: can't see any.

eGo electronic cigarettes, 2 standard 1000 mAh, Apollo eGo VV, Apollo 900 mAh, eGo VV 650 mAh, with Mini ViVi Nova clearomizer, dual coil cartomizer, CE5, CE4 clearomizer and M2cartomizers

A digression: 

My husband has been using it daily for the past seven weeks and it has been working flawlessly. Once the voltage got stuck at 5.5. After talking to their customer service, we figured out that he had accidentaly locked it in this position. (He never uses voltage lock down function on purpose, that's why he wasn't able to figure it out himself). All he had to do was to keep + and - buttons pressed together for five seconds and it returned back to normal work. 

Update after 8 months 

Apollo eGo VV battery is still working. First my husband used it and  when he got completely hooked on cigalikes I took it as one of my batteries and have been using it daily with 2 other ones (except when reveiwing a new product).  We can only highly recommend it. We even didn't have to change the rubber ring - still have those two spare ones.

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