Review request for HKJ [Rechargeable Batteries]

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A new version of the “Nice” brand lithium AA battery is released, seems to be an improvement over the old version you already reviewed. But I don’t know when or where they will be available to buy.

http://www.chongdiantou.com/article-346-1.html

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will34 wrote:
A new version of the “Nice” brand lithium AA battery is released, seems to be an improvement over the old version you already reviewed. But I don’t know when or where they will be available to buy.

http://www.chongdiantou.com/article-346-1.html

Interesting, please post a link when it is possible to buy.

The show discharge curves looks strange, the battery do already heat up at 0.5 (Usual reason why the voltage increases), but can handle 5A?

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HKJ wrote:

This means I just have a few cells I need to do before I can get to the new cells, including 30Q

“need to” ?

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sixty545 wrote:
“need to” ?

I have promised some manufacturers to test their cells and this has been delayed significantly due to my melting test stations, I need to test these cells first (It is nearly done).
I am also nearly out of tested cells, all the small cells I have published recently was something that would have been pushed to later, if my test stations had worked.

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HKJ wrote:

I have promised some manufacturers to test their cells and this has been delayed significantly due to my melting test stations, I need to test these cells first (It is nearly done).
I am also nearly out of tested cells, all the small cells I have published recently was something that would have been pushed to later, if my test stations had worked.

Thank’s for your answer. I thought something in that direction. You would not voluntarily postpone the important top cells we are all waiting for and I’m sure that your test stations are glowing. It has been a long wait, ex. the GA showed up in jan-mar 2015 and I proposed a test of it in jun.2015. A lot of testers already did tests on the top cells but we need them badly in your comparator (without protection or rewrap). Looking forward to them showing up Wink
I have bought a few of each top cell and unfortunately they are not all fresh, being fabricated in middle 2015. Hope you get them more fresh.

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My current list includes:
INR18650-MJ1, NCR18650GA, INR18650-30Q and US18650VTC5A

I ordered the two first in January, I was supposed to have a 30Q, but I cannot find it.
I.e. I will have to order the 30Q and VTC5A.

Any other new cell I have missed?

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Hi HKG.

First of all, thanks a lot for all your reviews. I have been following them and all your website since years. Well done!

I would like to know, if you are planning to test / review this battery:

https://www.akkuteile.de/lithium-ionen-akkus/26650/enerpower/enerpower-2...

I know you already tested the 4500mAh version, but this seems to be a new one. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Again, thanks a lot for that huge job. I find it totally amazing. Keep pushing!

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JBAlvarez wrote:
Hi HKG.

First of all, thanks a lot for all your reviews. I have been following them and all your website since years. Well done!

I would like to know, if you are planning to test / review this battery:

https://www.akkuteile.de/lithium-ionen-akkus/26650/enerpower/enerpower-2...

I know you already tested the 4500mAh version, but this seems to be a new one. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Again, thanks a lot for that huge job. I find it totally amazing. Keep pushing!

I have no current plans for it. Enerpower has sent me some batteries for test, but that one was not included.

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Hello HKJ,

I would like to test MECO 3.7v 4000mAh Protected Rechargeable 18650 Li-ion Battery

http://www.banggood.com/2PCS-MECO-3_7v-4000mAh-Protected-Rechargeable-18650-Li-ion-Battery-p-992718.html?cur_warehouse=CN

Thanks for doing all this reviews for us.

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Did the 4/3AF NiMH cells get into the testing queue?
Last mention was at
Thu, 06/25/2015 – 22:49

Just checking as I’m also very interested in using these

(to “downgrade” last year’s li-ion flashlights so I can give them away to people, along with a NiMH charger — RMM has a 1-mode and someday may have a multi-mode driver for 1x NiMH)

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hank wrote:
Did the 4/3AF NiMH cells get into the testing queue?

No, buying from US is usual way to expensive in shipping.

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Ah, Bugsy, you here? You were the one who asked about the 4/3AF originally

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bugsy36 wrote: I for one am more than willing to buy some cells and ship them to HKJ

I’ll split the cost of those if Bugsy can arrange to send them, and I will poke around and try to find a seller somewhere outside the US. I’m sure they’re all made elsewhere. There must be a way to escape the search bubble …

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Every time you mention breaking out of your bubble… they reinforce it with another couple layers of carbon fiber.

Seriously though, startpage.com. It provides google results without the bubble or tracking, any tracking.

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/47663#new

Introducing Brinyte USB direct charging 18650 lithium battery

(They have an account here, this is a product announcement; several people have already told them in comments that these should be reviewed)

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hank wrote:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/47663#new

Introducing Brinyte USB direct charging 18650 lithium battery

(They have an account here, this is a product announcement; several people have already told them in comments that these should be reviewed)

If they send me one I will review it, but my queue is fairly long.
I also already have a usb rechargeable cell in queue.

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Would you mind reviewing the Thorfire 26650 5000mah batteries?
They are supposed to be of quality even though they carry the “fire” name, they are quite cheap as well.
http://www.banggood.com/2PCS-ThorFire-3_7V-5000mah-Protected-26650-Recha...

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LessDark wrote:
Would you mind reviewing the Thorfire 26650 5000mah batteries? They are supposed to be of quality even though they carry the “fire” name, they are quite cheap as well. http://www.banggood.com/2PCS-ThorFire-3_7V-5000mah-Protected-26650-Recha...

With all the batteries I have in queue at the moment it is best not to order more cells. If it is relevant in a couple of months I may reconsider.

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Hi HKJ

If you have the time, I’d greatly appreciate a review of the KDLight protected NCR18650GA from KaiDomain. This seems to be an affordable alternative to Keeppower/EVVA/etc protected NCR18650GA cells which are hard and expensive to obtain outside of the US. I’m happy to purchase it and have it shipped to you too.

Cheers
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If you have the time

That is the problem at the moment, I have batteries in queue for the next few months.

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I’d be interested in seeing the Chinese made Panasonic Eneloops being tested by HKJ.

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Any forecast for reviewing LG HG2? They are the only ones high drain and relatively high capacity that are missing on your web site Big Smile

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Any forecast for reviewing LG HG2? They are the only ones high drain and relatively high capacity that are missing on your web site Big Smile

I will probably get some soon, my queue is not that bad any more.

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Hi HKJ, thank you for sharing with us about your testing reports.
A saying goes that although Samsung 25R is the upgraded of 20R, 20R performs better than 25R. Is it true?

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James Bird wrote:
A saying goes that although Samsung 25R is the upgraded of 20R, 20R performs better than 25R. Is it true?

To answer that type of question you can use this page: http://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Common18650comparator.php

The answer is generally no, but at 30A the 20R might have a slight advantage.

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but at 30A the 20R might have a slight advantage.[/quote]

That is what I wanted to confirm, thank you HKJ!

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HKJ,

I am looking for 14500 high drain (3A) unprotected cells.
Sanyo UR14500P has good capacity, but struggles above 1A.
Any other cell you can recommend?

Maybe these HIBATT IMR14500 (700mAh 10A)? Sounds good, maybe you can test them.

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Aggressor wrote:
HKJ,

I am looking for 14500 high drain (3A) unprotected cells.
Sanyo UR14500P has good capacity, but struggles above 1A.
Any other cell you can recommend?

Maybe these HIBATT IMR14500: (700mAh 10A)? Sounds good, maybe you can test them.

Those HICRAP HIBATT IMR14500s seem to be another rewrapping of the ubiquitous Trustfire IMR14500s:

Hope this helps.

 

Cheers Party

Original post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 12:28; links fixed.

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I am fairly low on small batteries (i.e. <2800mAh) and will probably buy some to test soon.

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Barkuti wrote:

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HKJ,

I am looking for 14500 high drain (3A) unprotected cells.
Sanyo UR14500P has good capacity, but struggles above 1A.
Any other cell you can recommend?


Maybe these HIBATT IMR14500 (700mAh 10A)? Sounds good, maybe you can test them.


Those HICRAP HIBATT IMR14500s seem to be another rewrapping of the ubiquitous Trustfire IMR14500s:



Hope this helps.


 


Cheers Party

It does help, thanks.
Any non-crap unprotected 14500 you can recommend?

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HKJ wrote:
I am fairly low on small batteries (i.e. << 2800mAh) and will probably bye some to test soon.

Great! Please try to find some good 14500 cells.

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