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Barkuti wrote:
With regards to those Trustfire IMR14500 cells, good value for the money. Measured 80 & 82mΩ internal resistance for my units, which translates into up to ≈5A discharge rate.

Thanks for the info Barkuti. Smile
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Sorry djozz, late to the party… I have already re-built my Ti/Cu EDC Quad 219C to take the new Efest 18500 1000mAh cell, it now delivers much better output with the slightly higher capacity and discharge rate. Smile (219C emitters, x4, ran some 2600 lumens on an 18350 but now makes 3400 lumens with the 18500. Wink )

And I’m in the process of building a 2 Cell 20700 light with a 3 pound chunk of Tellurium Copper for the pill that will run 3 of the new XHP-50.2 emitters. The goal is in excess of 10,000 lumens, we’ll see. Gotta find some 20700A’s if not the C’s… Just yesterday I spent 5 hours on the lathe and the light is taking shape. The tube is bored, knurled, threaded to fit into the copper pill, which has the driver bay ready and is mated at the top with the adaptive piece the bezel will thread onto. I have to wait now on the 63.7mm x 29.5mm triple reflector so I can finish the light. The 3 XHP-50.2’s are also coming…. it currently weighs 1442 grams, but will lose some weight with the inset of reflector and tapering/finning process. Smile

The B cell does ok, I bored the tube of an older C8 that has ryansoh’s copper pill and the new XP-L2 emitter. With a Sony VTC6 I get slightly over 2000 lumens on this light, but with the new 20700B it “only” makes 1704 lumens. Can’t wait to see what the A cell does, when they become available again.

Thanks Heinrich, appreciate your review on these new cells and like you, am anxiously awaiting the new variant…

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The only 21700 cell I have seen available for purchase (albeit with a 25pc minimum, from a company in Israel) is the Samsung INR21700-30T. Supposedly 30A (maybe 35A) and 3750mAh.

http://www.sdle.co.il/Default.asp?sType=0&PageId=56631

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Hi, thanks for your OUTSTANDING work!

Could you consider to test the Soshine 10440 and 14500 batteries as they seems to be quite popular in chinese online shops.

http://kaidomain.com/p/S022597.Soshine-10440-AAA-3_7V-350mAh-Rechargeable-Li-ion-10440-Battery-AAA-Battery-4-pcs

https://m.fasttech.com/products/0/10001850/2513600-authentic-soshine-aa-...

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Sukoi wrote:
Hi, thanks for your OUTSTANDING work!

Could you consider to test the Soshine 10440 and 14500 batteries as they seems to be quite popular in chinese online shops.

http://kaidomain.com/p/S022597.Soshine-10440-AAA-3_7V-350mAh-Rechargeable-Li-ion-10440-Battery-AAA-Battery-4-pcs

https://m.fasttech.com/products/0/10001850/2513600-authentic-soshine-aa-...

I have tested the 14500 and will post a review in the near future.

I have ordered the 10440.

It is a good time to ask for battery reviews, my queue is fairly limited at the current time (Remember links to shops where I can buy them).

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

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A new 18350 cell seems to have great capacity and performance. The Aspire 18350.

Apparently can be bought here.

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EasyB wrote:
A new 18350 cell seems to have great capacity and performance. The Aspire 18350.

Apparently can be bought here.

I would like to test them, but shipping €9.50 is a bit high.

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

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Please let me know too if someone is selling the Aspire 18350s with reasonable shipping costs.

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HKJ wrote:
Sukoi wrote:
Hi, thanks for your OUTSTANDING work!

Could you consider to test the Soshine 10440 and 14500 batteries as they seems to be quite popular in chinese online shops.

http://kaidomain.com/p/S022597.Soshine-10440-AAA-3_7V-350mAh-Rechargeable-Li-ion-10440-Battery-AAA-Battery-4-pcs

https://m.fasttech.com/products/0/10001850/2513600-authentic-soshine-aa-...

I have tested the 14500 and will post a review in the near future.

I have ordered the 10440.

It is a good time to ask for battery reviews, my queue is fairly limited at the current time (Remember links to shops where I can buy them).

Ok great and thank you! I really appreciate your continued support and look forward to see the test results.

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I know it is pretty hard to come by, but I would be interested in seeing these batteries tested:
Powerex Pro 2700 (these are new) and I believe are just Panasonic 2700 (2550mAh min)

https://www.amazon.com/Powerex-Capacity-Rechargeable-Batteries-2700mAh/d...

Would be nice if someone would be willing to ship them to you.

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EasyB wrote:
A new 18350 cell seems to have great capacity and performance. The Aspire 18350.

Apparently can be bought here.

I think their “Aspirations” are too high!!!

“Seems” is the key word!! 1300mAh?? Very doubtful. My educated guess is that this is an overrated piece of,,,,,,,,,!

I am disappointed in my Bloodline country for promoting this! I could be wrong, have been before,,,,But I do not think so in this instance! Wink

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
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A new 18350 cell seems to have great capacity and performance. The Aspire 18350.

Apparently can be bought here.

I think their “Aspirations” are too high!!!

“Seems” is the key word!! 1300mAh?? Very doubtful. My educated guess is that this is an overrated piece of,,,,,,,,,!

I am disappointed in my Bloodline country for promoting this! I could be wrong, have been before,,,,But I do not think so in this instance! Wink

I don’t blame you for being suspicious, but there are multiple reports in the other thread I linked of capacity around 1130mAh, and internal resistance as low as the best available 18350 cells.

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Aspire 18350 test is possibile to be found in dampfakkus and mooch.

Me too have measured only the capacity in the first run and has 60% more than efest imr 700. So if Aspire a piece of ##### the Efest should be worse. Wink

In an Astrolux S41 I got 5 Amps from Efest and 4.7 Amps from Aspire. So a little difference looking currents.

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start90a wrote:
Aspire 18350 test is possibile to be found in dampfakkus and mooch.

Me too have measured only the capacity in the first run and has 60% more than efest imr 700. So if Aspire a piece of ##### the Efest should be worse. Wink

In an Astrolux S41 I got 5 Amps from Efest and 4.7 Amps from Aspire. So a little difference looking currents.

I have both the AW and the KP 18350. So far they are rated in the Top 3 by mooch.

Top Three Performers

AWT Yellow 10.5A 800mAh
Keeppower 8A 750mAh
AW Red 12A 800mAh (button top)

Most of my lights and My 2 × 18350 lights are modded. High current is more important to me that additional run time.I just pop a fresh cell in when necessary!

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EasyB wrote:
wolfdog1226 wrote:
EasyB wrote:
A new 18350 cell seems to have great capacity and performance. The Aspire 18350.

Apparently can be bought here.

I think their “Aspirations” are too high!!!

“Seems” is the key word!! 1300mAh?? Very doubtful. My educated guess is that this is an overrated piece of,,,,,,,,,!

I am disappointed in my Bloodline country for promoting this! I could be wrong, have been before,,,,But I do not think so in this instance! Wink

I don’t blame you for being suspicious, but there are multiple reports in the other thread I linked of capacity around 1130mAh, and internal resistance as low as the best available 18350 cells.

Fair enough,,,where is this other thread? lol!!! I got it. I misinterpreted it and thought it was another sales link for the battery! Big Smile

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Hello!

Just peeked at these ones in FastTech:

 

NICJOY INR 18650 3.7V 2600mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery (2-Pack)

Available in flat, large button top and protected large button top formats. Affordable.

FastTech user Crowdk reports near 2.8Ah of capacity discharged at 1A rate on an Imax B6 mini: 2777 mah capacity Smile

The 14500 cell also looks fine, it was branded DLG before: NICJOY 3.7V ICR14500 750mAh Lithium Battery (2-Pack)

 

Cheers Party

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Barkuti wrote:

Just peeked at these ones in FastTech:

I have ordered some.

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

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HKJ wrote:

I have ordered some.

Thanks.

I had seen some good feedback on their Ni-MH offerings; maybe they're cooperating with some good chinese battery oem, in which case these could have a well-earned place in the market.

 

 

45mΩ? If that instrument is roughly accurate, those cells should at least handle up to 10A continuous.

We'll see if they earn a record low in price/quality, superb value that is. 

 

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Agro wrote:
https://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10013037/3751601-authentic-aweite-aw... This year’s model got a 100 mAh bosst.

I will take a look at it.

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The Efest 20700, with 30A and 3000mAh.
Available from USA dealers, but I have not seen availability from European dealers.

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Hey HKJ how are you! I’m curious about two Imalent protected batteries, primarily the 18650 which should be based on the Samsung 30Q. There are not many high drain protected batteries available, so I wonder whether Imalent is providing the DT35 and the DT70 lights with a good set of protected batteries; it increases the value a lot.

Imalent 18650 3000mAh 15A: https://www.banggood.com/Imalent-MRB-186P30-3000mAh-High-Power-18650-Battery-p-1151739.html?rmmds=search

Imalent 26650 4500 mAh: https://www.banggood.com/Imalent-MRB-266P45-4500mAh-26650-Rechargeable-Battery-p-1151986.html?rmmds=search

Thanks a lot for considering!

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hIKARInoob wrote:
Hey HKJ how are you! I’m curious about two Imalent protected batteries, primarily the 18650 which should be based on the Samsung 30Q. There are not many high drain protected batteries available, so I wonder whether Imalent is providing the DT35 and the DT70 lights with a good set of protected batteries; it increases the value a lot.

Imalent 18650 3000mAh 15A: https://www.banggood.com/Imalent-MRB-186P30-3000mAh-High-Power-18650-Battery-p-1151739.html?rmmds=search

Imalent 26650 4500 mAh: https://www.banggood.com/Imalent-MRB-266P45-4500mAh-26650-Rechargeable-Battery-p-1151986.html?rmmds=search

Thanks a lot for considering!

Actually there’s a flash sale going on for the next 11 days at GearBest if it matters…:

18650 3000 mAh, 8 Euro: http://www.gearbest.com/batteries/pp_643012.html
26650 4500 mAh, 8.54 Euro: http://www.gearbest.com/batteries/pp_641267.html

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hIKARInoob wrote:
Actually there’s a flash sale going on for the next 11 days at GearBest if it matters…:

18650 3000 mAh, 8 Euro: http://www.gearbest.com/batteries/pp_643012.html
26650 4500 mAh, 8.54 Euro: http://www.gearbest.com/batteries/pp_641267.html

That helped a bit on the price, I have ordered some.

I hope to get some batteries from Efest soon, that also means the 20700

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Toshiba claims for its SCIB Batteries full charging in 5 min.

WTF?

http://www.scib.jp/en/product/

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HKJ have you got any of Liitokala 18350?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4PCS-ICR-18350-lithium-battery-900mAh-rechargeable-battery-3-7V-power-cylindrical-lamps-electronic-cigarette-smoking/32795198417.html

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HKJ wrote:
hIKARInoob wrote:
Actually there’s a flash sale going on for the next 11 days at GearBest if it matters…:

18650 3000 mAh, 8 Euro: http://www.gearbest.com/batteries/pp_643012.html
26650 4500 mAh, 8.54 Euro: http://www.gearbest.com/batteries/pp_641267.html

That helped a bit on the price, I have ordered some.

Excellent! Looking forward to the reviews!

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HKJ have you got any of Liitokala 18350?

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4PCS-ICR-18350-lithium-battery-900mAh-rechargeable-battery-3-7V-power-cylindrical-lamps-electronic-cigarette-smoking/32795198417.html

Not yet, but I have put in a order now.

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