Test/review of Vapcell INR16340 850mAh T8 (Cyan) 2020

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Test/review of Vapcell INR16340 850mAh T8 (Cyan) 2020

Vapcell INR16340 850mAh T8 (Cyan) 2020
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Official specifications:


  • Model: INR16340 850mah 3A (RCR123A)
  • Size: 16.4*34.0mm
  • Type: button top
  • Nominal voltage: 3.60V
  • End-of-charge voltage: 4.20V
  • End-of-discharge Voltage: 2.5V
  • Typical Capacity: 850mAh (0.2C discharge)
  • Min capacity: 820mAh (0.2C discharge)
  • Weight: Max:20g
  • Internal resistance: Max:65m? ?AC 1kHz?
  • Standard Charge: 500mA,CCCV 50mA cut-off
  • Quick Charge Current:1000mA
  • Max Continuous Discharge Current: 3A

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A 16340 LiIon cell with up to 4.2V
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The two cells are not perfect matches. The easily handles 1A.
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Conclusion
The cell has very good capacity for the size, at least for current at 1A or lower.
With the cells not perfectly matches and unprotected it is best to use the one at a time and not in series.
Notes and links
This cell has the same size as CR123 cells, but is not a direct replacement (See here for more information)
The batteries was supplied by Vapcell for review.
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
Graphical comparison to other LiIon batteries
Table with all tested LiIon batteries

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Thanks for the test, so it’s better than the Vapcell 800mAh up to 2A.

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thefreeman wrote:
Thanks for the test, so it’s better than the Vapcell 800mAh up to 2A.

It will give you more juice, but less current !
At 1A, it is better than the white cells, but at 2A…not so much!

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MascaratumB wrote:
[ It will give you more juice, but less current ! At 1A, it is better than the white cells, but at 2A…not so much!

You mean in direct drive ? I meant at 2A constant current, with a nearly discharged cell current will start to reduce a bit sooner, 100 mAh sooner at worst, aside from that, current will be the same.

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Thanks HKJ! Very impressive capacity for the its size at 1A and less. Much appreciated.

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Another great option for 16340 lights. Thanks HKJ!

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Thanks for the test, HKJ!

Just wondering, the “date” in the info box indicates “5-2019” — does this mean it’s already more than 1 year old?

Just sharing test results of some just newly-bought Vapcell batteries (16340 white, 16340 purple, 14500 gold) with SkyRC MC3000, discharge at 0.25A down to 2.50v and got the following results:

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d_t_a wrote:
Just wondering, the “date” in the info box indicates “5-2019” — does this mean it’s already more than 1 year old?

No, it means I made a typo. It is fixed now.

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