Protected 18650 batteries for BLF A6, zenflare F1, Q8?

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Protected 18650 batteries for BLF A6, zenflare F1, Q8?

Which protected cells you can recommend for powerful 1×18650 flashlights? Or for BLF Q8?

What about this model?
https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/2PCS-lot-New-Protected-Original...

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Protected cells aren’t good idea for high Ampers flashlight. Protection can off a light. High drain 18650 are quite better:
https://www.banggood.com/1PCS-Samsung-INR18650-30Q-3000mAh-Unprotected-B...

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One of the possible problems with single 18650 lights is that it does not accept all protected batteries; either it’s too thick, or/and it’s too long. Powerful single 18650 lights could be made specifically to accept unprotected cells only.
But if dimensions are not a problem, then you could look at batteries that are based on the Sanyo GA, such as Keeppower 3500 or Enerpower 3500, or you can look at the VC+ series from Enerpower if you need even more power.

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For 18650s, the NCR18650GAs are probably the best protected ones.

For the Q8, protected NCR18650GAs will fit and work perfectly fine too. There is negligible perceived difference in output.
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1119218#comment-1119218

The Zanflare F1 fits protected 18650s:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/55032

I am not a fan of NCR18650Bs anymore because of the low continuous current rating – I would not use those in a Q8 (protected or not). I only would use them in lights that draw 3A or less max (single cell).

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I have just ordered the BLF A6 from Banggood and it comes with Samsung INR18650-30Q.

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grumpazoid wrote:
I have just ordered the BLF A6 from Banggood and it comes with Samsung INR18650-30Q.

That is an excellent paring. I just recently purchased the Samsung INR18650-30Q for my BLF-A6 . With these cells the light really comes alive. I was using the protected Ennova 18650 (made from the NCR18650GAs) it worked, but I am much more impressed with the Samsung’s. AFIK the A6 has low voltage protection as well the Q8. I won’t use non-protected cells with a light that does not have low voltage protection or warning. Read the light specifications and reviews to determine this feature.

Edit – The BLF Q8 will require button top cells

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Paul321 wrote:
grumpazoid wrote:
I have just ordered the BLF A6 from Banggood and it comes with Samsung INR18650-30Q.

That is an excellent paring. I just recently purchased the Samsung INR18650-30Q for my BLF-A6 . With these cells the light really comes alive.

That’s great to know. Thanks.