Test/review of LG 18650 M36 3600mAh (Cyan)

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Test/review of LG 18650 M36 3600mAh (Cyan)

LG 18650 M36 3600mAh (Cyan)

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Official specifications:


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This must be a fairly new high capacity cell from LG.

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The battery can deliver up to about 10A. The capacity do not match the rating, but then I do not discharge to 2.5V.
I am a bit surprised that the cells do not match perfectly, usual they do from the big brands.

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At 15A the battery gets too hot.

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Conclusion

The battery just about matches other 3500/3600mAh cells in capacity and performance



Notes and links

Vapcell told me that I was missing some cells in my comparator and they would be happy to supply them.

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
Compare to 18650 and other batteries

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

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Thanks HKJ.

Seems to try hard to be the NCR-GA, but maybe isn’t quite on par.

I guess we need to see the street prices, to choose?

Chris

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Thanks for the review. Thing I’ll be sticking with GAs!

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Thanks for the review!

Is this the new LG F1?

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Barely any better than the LG 18650 MJ1 “3500”, yet they keep inflating the magic number. Is the “3600mAh” figure an actual datasheet capacity claim? No way this cell delivers that down to 2.5V even at 0.2C rate. And neither the NCR18650GA nor the Samsung INR18650-35E are much better. 

This is a 3200mAh minimum capacity class cell for up to 3C rate.

 

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Barkuti wrote:

Barely any better than the LG 18650 MJ1 “3500”, yet they keep inflating the magic number. Is the “3600mAh” figure an actual datasheet capacity claim? No way this cell delivers that down to 2.5V even at 0.2C rate. And neither the NCR18650GA nor the Samsung INR18650-35E are much better. 


This is a 3200mAh minimum capacity class cell for up to 3C rate.


 


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I expect it from the Chinese brands, but not LG.

Oh well, for 99% of the lights out there, this will ‘probably’ be a sufficient cell, especially if they’re closer to $5 than they are to $8.

Chris