Test / Review: PALight BR18650 3000mAh (Yellow)

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Test / Review: PALight BR18650 3000mAh (Yellow)

PALight BR18650 3000mAh (Yellow)

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Official specifications:

  • Operating voltage: 3.70
  • Capacity: 3000mAh
  • Ultra-high capacity and premium built quality
  • Protected to avoid over-charged or over-discharged


PALight%20BR18650%203000mAh%20(Yellow)-info

This battery only has about 66% of rated capacity and cannot deliver high current.

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PALight%20BR18650%203000mAh%20(Yellow)-Capacity

The two batteries has slightly different capacity and can only sustain a 3A load for some time.

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PALight%20BR18650%203000mAh%20(Yellow)-Energy

PALight%20BR18650%203000mAh%20(Yellow)-PowerLoadTime

The battery can only sustain a 10 watt load for a short time, then the over current protection trips.

PALight%20BR18650%203000mAh%20(Yellow)-TripCurrent

The over current protection trips at a very low value.

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Conclusion

The battery has much less capacity than stated on the cell and can only be used with light loads.
The batteries can barely rate as acceptable for a cheap battery.



Notes and links

How is the test done and how to read the charts
How is a protected LiIon battery constructed
More about button top and flat top batteries

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): http://lygte-info.dk/

Edited by: sb56637 on 08/26/2014 - 17:45
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Thanks for the review HKJ. 

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scaru wrote:

Thanks for the review HKJ.

As I have written before, I plan on adding a few of the cheaper brands to the test. It will just be a very limited sample of the cheap batteries, even if I wanted, I do not believe that I could keep up with the new discount brands introduced.

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Thanks, HKJ: telling it like it is!

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Thanks again HKJ!  

 

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ALTP batteries (avoid.like.the.plague)

Many thanks HKJ

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another one of ultrafires brc 3000 s relative  Tongue Out

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Thanks a lot for another detailed review! Frontpage’d and Sticky’d.

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Thank you. You have a high degree of integrity HKJ. Smile

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I received uprotected Palight, 3000mAh, with some good Palight flashlight (C9 gray with R5) from Dinodirect

Batteries were junk, they had several hunderds mAg capacity, felt very very light in hand.

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More cheap batteries test please!!! Big Smile

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HKJ : Thank You for another money saving review.

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zeremefico wrote:
More cheap batteries test please!!! :D

Please supply some links to batteries/shops, that you want tested, then I will consider it. Remember that it takes between 1 and 2 months from I order a battery, until it is tested (Time might be longer, if my pile of batteries grows again).

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HKJ wrote:

zeremefico wrote:
More cheap batteries test please!!! Big Smile

Please supply some links to batteries/shops, that you want tested, then I will consider it. Remember that it takes between 1 and 2 months from I order a battery, until it is tested (Time might be longer, if my pile of batteries grows again).


This cell looks interesting: http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/samsung-icr-18650-2800mah-recha...
Your work is highly appreciated!
edit: Alsothis http://www.manafont.com/product_info.php/sanyo-unprotected-18650-flat-co... from the same supplier.

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