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WOW 18650 2600mA

I missed these in my earlier battery research. They are interesting since capacity seems to be quite higher even for high discharge rate. And fairly cheap too particularly if you buy them in quantities (at least 2, perhaps 4) since the shipping is $3 for first battery and $1 thereafter. Still slightly more then the blackflame Trustfire but still interesting. Main problem is the large size and perhaps the higher voltage sag.

 

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?t=266764

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And the perennial issue, will the next lot be as good as the last ones? They seem quite impressive just now but it'll be interesting to see the reports when my current crop of 18650s start to die in a couple of years.

 

If I were more worried about longevity, I'd keep all of the ones I'm not actually using discharged to 3.6V and in the fridge. However, i prefer to have the lights ready to use with fully charged cells in them, though the likelihood of my ever needing 20 of them at once is minimal - as long as they last 2-3 years I'm really not that bothered.

 

But these will certainly be up for consideration the next time I need cells.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

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There really is a WOW 18650 ..
Its a protected battery , with a claimed TRUE 2600mA capacity .
Well that TRUE part was the hook for me 

Dimensions = Length 2.715inch [68.96mm] Dia 0.730inch [18.55mm]

Voltage on arrival was 3.75v , and is currently being charged for some testing .





Well , I have to say Im impressed , its late = 20 past midnight ! 
Time for bed , but it would seem the WOW 18650 is in deed Wow ! 
So far all indications are , its a little bit better than average in capacity and run time .. 

If all the WOW 18650 are the equal of this battery , then they would be a heck of a good buy ... And may indeed offer 2600mA capacity .

Updated:

Ive had this battery for a while now , and I have nothing negative to say about it , its on about 10-15 recharges now [ sorry dont remember exactly ] , and I use it a much as possible in a XP-G R5 light [ L2 ] at around 1.4A [ Shinningbeam.com driver , 1.4A 3mode ] and Im using it as much as possible [ when U have as many lights as I do ] .

Since the post has been removed from the other Forum , and it seemed to attract more than its fair share of negativity [ I guess nothing can be better than a ** ] .

Any how , I share the results here ..  And If the battery should suddenly give problems , I will let everyone know ...

And just in case anyone is wondering :

This is my test , Im not affiliated with any manufacturer , or wholesaler etc . For what ever reason , some individuals took a real dislike to this battery [ perhaps it was too good ] , and I can not guess the true reasons for there actions , but Im not that silly .  I have a clue but nothing worth sharing .  [ I cant make this text black ? ] 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Hey Matt, I just looked at your post history and you've done a lot of different tests since you joined them in Feb 2009.  So I'm still surprised that you were treated that way. 

Like you said, "they must really, really hate that WOW battery". Laughing

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Welcome aboard! Its good to see you here Matt. I have followed several of your threads on CPF, including the WOW 18650's. I have more of the TrustFire Protected 2400mAh 18650's than I can count, so I haven't tried the WOW's yet. Don't let all the hostile negativity on CPF get you down. Over there, I'm continuously amazed at how many flashaholics never let their lights outdoors and believe everything they read. I guess its all about how much money one can spend on a torch and view them as status symbols. All hail the whitewall hunters! I have NO shelf-queens.

Your inputs here will always be appreciated.

Keith

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Since the CPF thread got deleted and there were a few useful comments in addition to the review here's the archive

Page 1 http://www.webcitation.org/5sVqWivaC
Page 2 http://www.webcitation.org/5sVqaFkmX

Page 3 with old's comment http://www.webcitation.org/5sVOln5YH
and after it was deleted http://www.webcitation.org/5sVqbZ9ux

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Great job!

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Thanks Nil , good job .  After talking with **** [ the owner ] . I really did get the feeling they didnt have my interests at heart at all .

Nuff said , time to move on .... 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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Who sells those WOW cels? Cant find a retailer :/

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They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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Thanks.

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They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

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Thank you for archiving those pages Nil Einne - I have actually been trying to find that page for a while and wondered why the link was invalid on CPF.

The comments towards old4570 and especially the way the whole thread was removed was absolutley appalling.

I have ordered 6 of the WOW 2600 cells and look forward to receiving them.

I wear my sunglasses at night.

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Trancersteve wrote:

Thank you for archiving those pages Nil Einne - I have actually been trying to find that page for a while and wondered why the link was invalid on CPF.

The comments towards old4570 and especially the way the whole thread was removed was absolutley appalling.

I have ordered 6 of the WOW 2600 cells and look forward to receiving them.

 

How much do you pay for them including shipping?

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how2 wrote:

Trancersteve wrote:

Thank you for archiving those pages Nil Einne - I have actually been trying to find that page for a while and wondered why the link was invalid on CPF.

The comments towards old4570 and especially the way the whole thread was removed was absolutley appalling.

I have ordered 6 of the WOW 2600 cells and look forward to receiving them.

 

How much do you pay for them including shipping?

 

Paid £19.30 including shipping

I wear my sunglasses at night.

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 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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'Make an offer' worked with 3.50$ when 5 pieces are ordered =  total of 24.50 $

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Trancersteve wrote:

Paid £19.30 including shipping

 

You mean U.S dollars don't you?

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how2 wrote:

Trancersteve wrote:

Paid £19.30 including shipping

 

You mean U.S dollars don't you?

 

No that was the price I paid in pounds, £19.30.

 

In USD the sale came to $30.96.

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I'll stick to the cheaper end of the market.

More bang for your buck

Trustfire 2400mAh Grey. Bought for $16.11 for 6 batteries.

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Vectrex wrote:

'Make an offer' worked with 3.50$ when 5 pieces are ordered =  total of 24.50 $

Just did that and im happy. Thanks for sharing. 3,5€ each aint bad at all.

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I received my order today from pingyi.co.ltd.


The cells are not WOW branded cells as advertised. They are instead Hi-Max 18650 2600mAh PCB

 

 

I will be contacting the company!

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That sucks! I ordered myself a few too due to decent reviews.

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I be-leave they have been renamed , so just a new wrapper , If I could be guaranteed a Hi-max I would order one for testing ...  I might email pingy to see ... 

 

Update / I contacted pingy , will see if I can get one to test ...  

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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From Pingy 

So sorry for bring to you problem.
For WOW &HI-MAX is the some items ,just diffrent brand name.
I will revised image early in the time .
Do not worry ,it's same battery.
Hope understanding .
If you have any quotion,please feel free to contact me.
With best regards.
Eva.Piao

 

So should be the same just new name , so WOW is now Hi-max 

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….

 

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I got a similar responce

For battery ,WOW & HI-MAX is both of our brand .It's all use same battery cell , just PVC logo diffrent.
HI-MAX brand is new brand of in our company ,
all of product we planning to use HI-MAX ,for ebay image .Please see our korea website for HI-MAX .http://www.hi-maxmall.com/
I will revise all of image during the this two days .
Hope understanding and i will revise soon.
If you have any quotion,please feel freel to contact me.
With best regards.
Eva.Piao


... Shall see how the cells go. Would be good if you could get one to test old4570.

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I will ask tonight ...   

 Always remember , the easiest thing in the world to do , is to expel hot air from your lungs and through some vocal chords ..
The resulting sound may , or may not be worth listening too ….