Test/review of Fenix 14500 800mAh ARB-L14 (Orange-Black)

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Test/review of Fenix 14500 800mAh ARB-L14 (Orange-Black)

Fenix 14500 800mAh ARB-L14 (Orange-Black)

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Official specifications:


  • Nominal capacity: 800mAh
  • Minimum capacity: 770mAh
  • Nominal voltage: 3,7V
  • Charge profile: CC-CV
  • Charge voltage: 4,2V ±0,05
  • Charge current: 400mA (Max. 800mA).
  • Discharge termination: 2,75V
  • Max. discharge current: 2C = 1,6A
  • Chemistry: LiCoAlO2 (ICR)
  • Over current protection PCB: above 2A
  • Diameter: 14,00mm ± 0,2
  • Height: 52,00mm ± 0,3
  • Weight: 20g ± 1


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A AA sized LiIon battery from Fenix with protection at the plus pole.

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There is a significant capacity difference between the cells, this is not very good. The cells can deliver about 2A. this is fine for a 1.6A rated cell.

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This is a huge difference in over current protection, one trips around 3.5A the other at 5A.

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Conclusion

Both the cells has very good capacity and can deliver the rated current, but I do not like the difference between them.



Notes and links

How is the test done and how to read the charts
How is a protected LiIon battery constructed
More about button top and flat top batteries
Comparison to other LiIon batteries

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