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Where to purchase this

I have a modified Acebeam l16 and this was the battery that was suggested to be used w the light.
For a spare battery, is there any other comparable brand or spec??

Thank you,
William

18650 Sony US18650VTC5A 2600mAh High Discharge Solder Button Top
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Sony US18650VTC5A 2500 mAh High Discharge Flat Top

Specifications:
Nominal Capacity: 2600 mAh
Typical Capacity: 2500 mAh
Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
Discharge End Voltage: 2.0V
Max Charging Current: 6A
Charging Voltage: 4.20+-0.05V
Max. Continuous Discharging Current: 35A (with 80C temp cut)
Max. Continuous Discharging Current: 30A (without 80C temp cut)
Internal Resistance: 7-15 milli-ohms
Dimensions:
65.00mm (L) x 18.35 mm (D)
Weight: 47.1 +- 1.5g

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What is up?

I suspect you have your L16 modified with a FET drive. This means you will get max output with a freshly charged cell from something like the VTC5 you mentioned.
The VTC6 has 3120 mAh, so you have more runtime. But you get just a tad less output freshly charged. In real life you will most likely not see a difference at all.
Other suitable cells with just a tad less initial output, but with a bit extra runtime are the LG HG2 and Samsung 30Q.
Either you solder blob them, or get them in button top variant.
But why are you looking for alternatives: why not stick with the VTC5?
Cheers!

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Thank you for the reply.

I was confused, as the light originally came with a 3100ma battery from the factory and the person who did the mods suggested the 2600 high drain, as better?

If I see this correctly, the 2600 will give me more output vs the 3100’s longer run time?

Best,
William

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mulletbay1 wrote:
Thank you for the reply.

I was confused, as the light originally came with a 3100ma battery from the factory and the person who did the mods suggested the 2600 high drain, as better?

If I see this correctly, the 2600 will give me more output vs the 3100’s longer run time?

Best,
William

If the mod is a FET drive, then yes the VTC5 will give you just a tad more output than the stock 3100 (probably VTC6) with a freshly charged cell.

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He’s asking for VTC5A.
VTC5A is the king of high drain 18650 batteries.
They’re not cheap though.

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)

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Jerommel wrote:
He’s asking for VTC5A. VTC5A is the king of high drain 18650 batteries. They’re not cheap though.

Sorry, VTC5 A.
The title says where to purchase, but first post also mentions alternatives.

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Check out HKJ comparision graphs and decide for your self. Really not much difference between the two. The 5 has a little less voltage sag under high load at start and the 6 has a better run time with a less voltage sag after the first few minutes or so.

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He suggested a VTC5A for the Acebeam{acebeam.com} L16 LED flashlight.

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Missed your other reply……

I understand and will order the 5A…

The builder suggests a button top….Is that just a protruding end instead of a flat end?

William

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Correct. The standard L16 has springs on both ends so a button top battery isn’t needed.
Flat tops has less resistance.
Does your L16 have the spring removed?

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Being in the US you have heaps of options to purchase.

I would say Gearbest would be the cheapest option but longer wait/shipping times.

https://www.gearbest.com

or you can use domestic stores located in the US

https://www.illumn.com/batteries-chargers-and-powerpax-carriers/batterie...
https://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php
https://www.imrbatteries.com

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Hi,

No, the springs are in. The Sony battery has a button top but with springs, can I also use a flat?

William

P.s. I am looking at the Imalent dx80{fast fall off and non remv batteries} and the Acebeam x80 which sky lumen mods.
Any input on these or may a suggestion for another high lumen light with a good flood, yet some decent throw?

Thanks again

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mulletbay1 wrote:
Hi,

No, the springs are in. The Sony battery has a button top but with springs, can I also use a flat?

Yep.

..waiting for parts..

Still looking for 5” parabolic reflector (for recoil light)