Where do i buy good 26650 high drain cells?

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Where do i buy good 26650 high drain cells?

I checked imr and liionwholesale.com but they dont have many 26650 cells.

Where do you all buy your 26650 unprotected cells from?

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The aspire 4300mAh is among the best (equal to the best) high drain 26650s. I think I got mine from liionwholesale, but they appear to be out right now. I would search for that cell and see what comes up.

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Golisi (gold) from Banggood are also very good

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What are you going to use it for? The aspire and golisi cells have the lowest internal resistance of current 26650s, so they will perform the highest in FET driven lights. But if you just need a cell that can deliver 15A or so the shockli linked above is the best high capacity cell.

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There are a couple of other places in the US to check out if you like -

IMR Batteries

Illumn

Both are reputable companies that sell genuine cells.

Edit: I just saw that you already checked out IMR.

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These are the best:
http://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_10...
There are some keeppower 6000mAh ones which are the same cell with a different wrap.

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Hey guys sorry and thanks for all your replies! All these emails were going into my promotion folder or whatever it’s called in my Gmail. Wasn’t seeing them my bad.

I’ll be using them in an ODF30 and a modded L2. I have 4 of the AWT cells but I just kinda want something different. That I can preferably buy in the US and not overseas.

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I’m not sure if the Shockli 5500 or Keeppower 6000 will fit in the ODF30.

You need both a slim battery for the ODF30 and a raised top for the L2.

The Basen 4500mah might work. I’m not sure of their reputation, though. Maybe someone can comment on that.

There’s not much to choose from in the US.

Not many overseas either. The Liitokala is always good and there are other good cells out there, but you would need to solder blob the tops so they make contact in series.

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Got a couple of those Basen 4500mAh on the way, shipped last Monday so hopefully here by the weekend, to try out. Got a couple of these yesterday might be worth looking into

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Sillen wrote:
Got a couple of these yesterday might be worth looking into

Yeah, I remember those from a long time ago. The little springs won’t carry current for #$!, but maybe they will be fully compressed and not have much resistance. It’s a long trip from overseas, you might as well get some Liitokala’s while your at it (not from Aliexpress). Those are great general purpose high drain cells.

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Here are some good usa choices if you had that spacer to connect them in series. They should also fit the ODF30.

Aspire 4300

IJoy 4200

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The best 26650 is the shockli 5500mah

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The best 26650 is the shockli 5500mah

It’s too fat to fit the ODF30. So now what?

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Forgot all about my L2. It is modded so I only use it with one cell. Not 2.
And also when I seen the new promotion email, it won’t let me open it. Says page not found.
Anyone know what’s going on as to why I’m not getting emails when you all are posting on here? Thank you all. I will do some looking around.

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Guys I’ll mostly be using them in the ODF30 if that helps narrow the choices down for you.

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Mikeadoo wrote:

Forgot all about my L2. It is modded so I only use it with one cell. Not 2. 
And also when I seen the new promotion email, it won’t let me open it. Says page not found. 
Anyone know what’s going on as to why I’m not getting emails when you all are posting on here? Thank you all. I will do some looking around.

Guys I’ll mostly be using them in the ODF30 if that helps narrow the choices down for you.


The ones from post 12 are most likely to fit the ODF30. They are fairly small diameter. At least they’re listed dimensions show that they are small diameter. I’ve never use either of those two batteries.

Someone may have posted in this thread and then later deleted their post so the link in the email going to that particular comment was now gone.

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Thanks I’ll check them out

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Don’t know about hi drain, but EVVA 5200mah from Mountain is slim.

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I just recently got this from amazon 4 for $20. So far they’re working great with my flashlights. Sc26, odl20c, m8, L2, UT02 and also works great on my olight r50.

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The PLB-55 Cell is the best one. It is in the Orbtronic 26650 5750mAh , The Shockli 26650 5500mAh and the KP 26650 6000mAh cell.

I have the Orbtronic and Shockli version…..

A slight variation OR are my Orbtronics better?!

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
The PLB-55 Cell is the best one. It is in the Orbtronic 26650 5750mAh , The Shockli 26650 5500mAh and the KP 26650 6000mAh cell.

I have the Orbtronic and Shockli version…..

A slight variation OR are my Orbtronics better?!

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Wolfdog not gonna lie im a little confused lol. Could you send a link to the keep powers and Shockli & orbtronics please?
I was reading the review about the Cat V6 and you all went into battery details.
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Idk what a PLB-55 is

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The PLB-55 is supposedly the “CELL” that is used in all three of the batteries I mentioned. It is the best cell as far as capacity and plenty of amps[~ 20A continuous] for our flashlights.

I would definitely go w/ the Orbtonic cells over the Keeppower. It is about $4 cheaper/cell.

The link was already given for the Shockli[Mt. Elec.],,,,,,,I got mine elsewhere.

Orbtronic

https://www.orbtronic.com/26650-battery-5750mah-30a-high-drain-imr-li-io...

Keeppower

https://www.illumn.com/batteries-chargers-and-powerpax-carriers/26650-ke...

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Woah dang! Ok Orbtronics it is thanks all!

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According to specs, that Orbtronic is as fat as the Shockli, which means it’s not going to fit in his ODF30.

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Pete7874 wrote:
According to specs, that Orbtronic is as fat as the Shockli, which means it’s not going to fit in his ODF30.

How are the Efest purple 5000s?
Would those fit?

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Mikeadoo wrote:
Pete7874 wrote:
According to specs, that Orbtronic is as fat as the Shockli, which means it’s not going to fit in his ODF30.
How are the Efest purple 5000s? Would those fit?

I did not realize the ODF30 tube was so narrow.

They will fit. HKJ has it at 66.6mm x 26.2mm. I saw a review and the guy used a Keeppower 26650 5200mAh battery.Its diameter is 26.3mm. The Efest is a much better battery. If you use HKJ comparator with the links I provided, you will see that the KP has a lot more voltage sag.

The Efest will work fine for you. Here is a place to get a pretty good price on it.

https://mahbattery.com/efest-26650-5000mah-battery/

That is a pretty good battery. See HKJ comparator for all different size batteries and their voltage sag and overall ratings.

https://lygte-info.dk/info/indexBatteriesAndChargers%20UK.htm

Ok,use the first link[works] and plug the battery info in the comparator

EDIT: Try the link below and put your Efest in there against any other battery. click the drop down box on left and the one on right,,,

https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Common26650comparator.php

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Mikeadoo wrote:
Pete7874 wrote:
According to specs, that Orbtronic is as fat as the Shockli, which means it’s not going to fit in his ODF30.
How are the Efest purple 5000s? Would those fit?

I did not realize the ODF30 tube was so narrow.

They will fit. HKJ has it at 66.6mm x 26.2mm.

That is a pretty good battery. See HKJ comparator for all different size batteries and their voltage sag and overall ratings.

https://lygte-info.dk/info/indexBatteriesAndChargers%20UK.html

Your Efest 26650 5000mAh info

https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Efest%20IMR26650%205000mAh%20(Purple)%202017%20UK.html


Links aren’t working. Says “page not found”

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I do not know what is going on with these links! First it worked now it doesn’t,this one does.

Try the link below and put your Efest in there against any other battery. click the drop down box on left and the one on right.

It is easier looking at One or Two amps settings at a time. Just “uncheck” the boxes you do not want to see.

,,, If you click on the individual battery you will see the review on it.

https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Common26650comparator.php

here is the dealer that carries it.:

https://mahbattery.com/efest-26650-5000mah-battery/

EDIT: Final thoughts/suggestions!

That Efest 5000 will work and is a good battery when comparing to others on HKJ’S comparator and the dealers link is someone I have purchased from. They are reputable.

You can do a search on here like I did for ODF30 threads to get all the info. you need

You are not getting enough info from the SOURCE[People who have the light] because your thread title is a generalization about 26650 batteries and not specific about the ODF30.

I would get the Efest 26650 5000mAh and enjoy your light,,no more worries! Cool

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Mikeadoo wrote:
Woah dang! Ok Orbtronics it is thanks all!

No, as stated earlier, the PLB-55 in all its forms are not a good choice because it’s too fat at 26.7mm. There are clear warnings about it’s size at MTN Electronics.

The links from HKJ require you to use the advanced post editor due to the spaces in the URL.

I don’t have much experience with Efest. I’m not sure if I trust them since the batteries under the wrapper can vary over time and their ratings are sometimes incorrect. So I’m very skeptical about that brand.

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