Test/review of Sony US18650VTC5 2600mAh (Green) GB

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Test/review of Sony US18650VTC5 2600mAh (Green) GB

Sony US18650VTC5 2600mAh (Green) GB
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Official specifications:


  • Nominal Capacity (0.2C discharge): 2600mAh 9.36Wh (2.0V cut-off)
  • Rated Capacity (0.2C discharge): 2500mAh 9.00Wh (2.0V cut-off)
  • Capacity at 1C: 2563mAh 9.23Wh (2.5V cut-off)
  • Capacity at 10A: 2577mAh 8.80Wh (2.5V cut-off)
  • Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
  • Internal Impedance: 13.0mOhm Typ. measured by AC1kHz
  • Cycle Performance: 70% Min. of Initial capacity at 300 cycles 10A discharge, 2.5 volt cut-off
  • Size (with plastic tube): Diameter 18.35mm max, Length 65.20mm max
  • Standard Charge Current : 2.5A
  • Standard Charge Time : 2.5h
  • Weight: 44.3g Average

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This is a very high current cell.
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Very impressive tracking between the cells, it is difficult to see that there is curves for two cells. The cell do also handle up to 20A very nicely.
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The cell gets very hot at 30A
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Conclusion
This is a very good high current battery, it has fairly high capacity and can deliver a lot of current.
Notes and links
The battery was supplied by Gearbest for review.
I have tested the VTC5 before, but that was on my old rig, this time it is on the 4 terminal rig and with temperature curve.
How is the test done and how to read the charts
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Compare to 18650 and other batteries

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