Battery Mooch

is creating battery and device tests

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Gold Level: Welcome to private access

$2
per month
For $2-$9 subscriptions:

Access to the patron-only activity feed, where you can ask questions and request testing (which will be given a higher priority). I'll occasionally post pictures, notice of new battery availability before I post publicly about it, and updates from in-progress testing. You’ll also have my sincere gratitude for supporting my testing efforts.

Platinum Level: You are awesome!

$10
per month
For $10-$49 subscriptions:

Access to the patron-only activity feed, where you can ask questions and request testing (which will be given a higher priority). I'll occasionally post pictures, notice of new battery availability before I post publicly about it, and updates from in-progress testing. You’ll also have my sincere gratitude for supporting my testing efforts.


PLUS...you will be helping me to buy more batteries and mods for testing, paying more of my bills, and increasing the testing I can do.

Naquadah Level: You’re in my YouTube Descriptions

$50
per month
For $50-$99 subscriptions:

Access to the patron-only activity feed, where you can ask questions and request testing (which will be given a higher priority). I'll occasionally post pictures, notice of new battery availability before I post publicly about it, and updates from in-progress testing. You’ll also have my sincere gratitude for supporting my testing efforts.


PLUS...you will be helping me to buy more batteries and mods for testing, paying more of my bills, and increasing the testing I can do.


PLUS...your name (not URL) will appear in the Description section for every YouTube video I create as long as you continue to support me at this level.

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About Battery Mooch

About Me
As a designer of power electronics (battery chargers, power supplies, battery management and protection systems, electronic loads for battery testing, and other related devices) since 1992 I’ve been testing batteries and electronics for my clients for years.

As of April 2018 I’ve tested devices and over 270 different batteries for the vaping, R/C, and esk8 communities (several hundred in total). It is very important to me that we know the actual ratings for the gear we use. Not only for our safety but to help us choose the best performing batteries and devices.

Here is my blog at the E-Cigarette forum with links to all my test reports and battery ratings tables: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/blogs/mooch.256958/

Here is my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/batterymooch/

What  I Want To Do
I love the testing I do and I want to do it full time. Your subscriptions as patrons will help to pay my bills so I can quit my day job and expand the testing I do.

In addition to continuing to do my battery testing, creating of YouTube videos, having live Q&A sessions, and answering of your questions, doing this full time would help me add the following:

  • Charger testing.
  • Different battery testing, such as LiPo’s, 18350 batteries, and regulated mod batteries.
  • Device and material voltage drop testing.
  • Measuring the actual effects of metal oxidation and arcing damage on device performance.
  • Measuring button and contact heating at high current levels.
  • Regulated device reliability/durability testing.
  • Measuring regulated device circuit efficiency and battery life.
  • Testing of contacts, buttons, atomizers, etc., to address reliability, durability, or safety concerns.
  • Other testing that my patrons request, which will be given a higher priority.

To show my commitment to this I have already built a new testing station and have bought the equipment I would need. The equipment is set up and I am ready to start right now. Here’s a video of the new test station. It’s 10 minutes long but there is lot to cover:

Testing station video: https://youtu.be/Gxv41OQNKgM

Rewards
These are often a large part of the advantages of being a patron. Unfortunately, I have no gear to give away, I damage most of the batteries I test, and I feel my test results should be shared with the entire community.

But I will tell my patrons about ongoing testing and new battery availability before posting publicly and testing requests from my patrons will be given higher priority. For my patrons at the higher contribution levels see my Rewards listings for more information.

The Future
Our community faces increasing challenges from all sides. Sorting out who is trying to fool us with unsafe/untested devices and exaggerated battery ratings will help us all. Finding the best performing devices and batteries will help us get the most from our hard earned money.

I want to work towards this full time. Your becoming a patron will help me to increase my testing and education efforts for our community. Thank you for your support!

Mooch
Goals
269 of 750 patrons
Based on the subscription average for the first 340 patrons (thank you everyone!) I’ll need about 750 total to go full time.

I’ll update this number each week based on the new subscriptions.

It will pay my basic bills and provide about $500/month more for buying some batteries, mods, etc., for testing.
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