Test/Review of Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA (3450mAh, 10A), comparison with Samsung INR18650-35E and LG INR18650 MJ1

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Test/Review of Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA (3450mAh, 10A), comparison with Samsung INR18650-35E and LG INR18650 MJ1

This cell is commonly sold as “3500mAh” cell, and Olight even make a “3600mAh” protected battery with it.
The datasheet says:
- Rated Capacity: 3300mAh (0.67A discharge at 20°C)
- Capacity (Minimum): 3350mAh (0.67A discharge at 25°C )
- Capacity (Typical) 3450mAh (Reference only)
It’d probably be better to call it a 3400mAh cell.

Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA vs NCR18650BL:

Capacity, energy and average voltage on discharge to 2.50V:


A Ah Wh V
1.0 3.378 12.224 3.619
3.0 3.387 11.866 3.504
5.0 3.386 11.636 3.437
7.0 3.380 11.413 3.376
10.0 3.349 11.006 3.286

Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA vs Samsung INR18650-35E and LG INR18650 MJ1:

Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA vs NCR18650B:

Edited by: light-wolff on 09/27/2015 - 17:59
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Thanks for the details. Really well and clearly presented in the graphs.

 

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Great info.  Smile

 

Thank you Very Much,

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Nice graphs! Thanks!
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Interesting, i had no idea the GA was a “fake” 3500mha cell. Very good to know i will consider it a 3400mha cell from now on.
And also the olight 3600mha info, i hadn’t heard about it before.
I asked hkj to review that because i thought it could be the elusive pana 3600mha cell inside, don’t know if he will though & if it is really only a GA rewrap it is not really interesting anymore.

Can you post a comparison on all the amps you tested with the LG MJ1?

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Thanks for posting these graphs.

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Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA does show less voltage sag than the Samsung INR18650-35E and LG INR18650 MJ1 in the 5-10 amps area. Probably making it a good use in direct drive and triple/quad builds were we actually want some run time also.

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So looking at there voltage sag and amp draw you can see which cell has less internal resistance, right?

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light-wolff wrote:
Panasonic/Sanyo NCR18650GA vs NCR18650B:

NCR18650B is and was a weak cell for this hobby, the graph shows exactly that.

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many thanks for your effort light-wolff Wink

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Thanks! Good to see the Panasonic is still somewhat holding up against newer cells despite being released several years ago.

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Very helpful, thanks for posting it. Missed it earlier.

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Thanks for a very informative comparison between these similar cells.

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Thanks for your efforts,,,,,,,,,,,,

Es war sehr hilfreich, mich in die Ernte der GA über die Mj1!

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And where in China you can buy the original Sanyo NCR18650GA ?

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Another question, maybe today there is already better than Sanyo NCR18650GA?

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