Test / Review: Intl-outdoor NCR18650B 3400mAh (Black)

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Test / Review: Intl-outdoor NCR18650B 3400mAh (Black)

Intl-outdoor NCR18650B 3400mAh (Black)

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Official specifications:

  • Panasonic 18650 Protected Battery
  • Protected against Overdischarge, Overcharge and Short-circuit
  • Capacity: 3400mAh
  • Recommended Max Discharge: 6.8A (2C)
  • Full charge: 4.2V
  • Nominal voltage: 3.6V
  • Cut-off: 2.5V
  • Size: 68.9mm (length) * 18.5mm (diameter)


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This is the latest cells from Panasonic with the highest capacity.
The cell used can be discharged down to 2.5 volt, in my test I only discharges to 2.8 volt, i.e. I do not measure the full capacity. But then, not all lights will be able to use the full capacity.

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Very nice tracking between the two batteries and these batteries are good at both low and higher current.

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Conclusion

This battery has higher capacity and better high current capacity than its predecessor (3100mAh/NCR18650A).
With the added protection it is a very good battery.



Notes and links

The batteries was supplied by intl-outdoor for review.

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): https://lygte-info.dk/

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Thanks for the review.
I have bought 4 of these. I thought the driver in my SkyRay STL-V2 was toast so I ordered a new driver, but when putting these batteries in the flashligth, it worked again… Smile
My old batteries that worked for a few months in STL-V2 was Ultrafire 3000mah (red) and Palight 3000mah (yellow). They still work in other flashlights.

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Still made by Keeppower? Definitely excellent batteries.

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Sockan wrote:
Thanks for the review.
I have bought 4 of these. I thought the driver in my SkyRay STL-V2 was toast so I ordered a new driver, but when putting these batteries in the flashligth, it worked again… Smile
My old batteries that worked for a few months in STL-V2 was Ultrafire 3000mah (red) and Palight 3000mah (yellow). They still work in other flashlights.

Those are terrible batteries to be honest. I would only use them in now series lights and keep a very close eye on them.
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Thanks for the great review HKJ as always top notch! Beer

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Thanks very much for the review! Frontpage’d and Sticky’d.

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bose301s wrote:
Sockan wrote:
Thanks for the review.
I have bought 4 of these. I thought the driver in my SkyRay STL-V2 was toast so I ordered a new driver, but when putting these batteries in the flashligth, it worked again… Smile
My old batteries that worked for a few months in STL-V2 was Ultrafire 3000mah (red) and Palight 3000mah (yellow). They still work in other flashlights.

Those are terrible batteries to be honest. I would only use them in now series lights and keep a very close eye on them.

I got 4 more of those 3400mah yesterday and also 4 soshine 2800mah from lightmalls that i will try out, so now i can discharge the ultrafires and then give them to someone I don’t like :bigsmile:
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Do these work in the Skyray King or any Nitecore Tiny Monsters? Anybody with experience?

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