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More batteries have been added:
RediLast 2600mAh (Black)
NCR18650A protected (Green)
TrustFire TF26650 5000mAh (Flame) from one more dealer (Not included in the charts).
Fenix 18650 ARB-L2 2600mAh (Black)


My stock of batteries to test is nearly exhaust (Slightly over 1 month testing remains) and I am open to suggestions about other batteries to test.

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All the batteries:
Front: Working on
Middle: In queue
Back: Done

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HKJ wrote:

My stock of batteries to test is nearly exhaust (Slightly over 1 month testing remains) and I am open to suggestions about other batteries to test.
The Panasonic NCR18650B 3400mAh 4.35V cells (I already suggested them to you on CPF, but I guess suggesting them once more here won't hurt) :Р

They're available for sale on cnqualitygoods.

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The Panasonic NCR18650B 3400mAh 4.35V cells (I already suggested them to you on CPF, but I guess suggesting them once more here won't hurt) :Р

They're available for sale on cnqualitygoods.

I did see that and are already looking at cnq, but I need to find some more stuff from cnq to offset the $30 custom fee I will have to pay. Maybe one of the 26650 batteries and a 18350 battery?

And that cell is 3 weeks test time, if I do run it at all 3 voltages (4.2, 4.3 and 4.35).

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HKJ wrote:

I did see that and are already looking at cnq, but I need to find some more stuff from cnq to offset the $30 custom fee I will have to pay. Maybe one of the 26650 batteries and a 18350 battery?

And that cell is 3 weeks test time, if I do run it at all 3 voltages (4.2, 4.3 and 4.35).

I will test the NCR18650B, but it will be some time before I receive them.

Looks like cnq was wrong, the cells are 4.2 volt, i.e. they will "only" take a week to test.

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Do you also have HiMax in your queue?

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Do you also have HiMax in your queue?

 

Not yet, do you have a link where to buy them?

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Of course. Smile

http://www.ebay.com/sch/pingyi.co.ltd/m.html?_nkw=18650+2600mAh

 

I have ordered two and will add them to the queue.

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Im replying to this post just to have it followed. Some wonderful stuff and information in t here.

Hats off for this work HKG!

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
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Amazing thread

My head hurts trying to learn and digest ,but what a gent you are sir.

Thanks for your time and efforts

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Seriously awesome. I might move to the 18650 format sometimes in the future but I am concerned with security about those cells. How safe is running/charging those stuffs?

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http://budgetlightforum.com/node/24847
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Seriously awesome. I might move to the 18650 format sometimes in the future but I am concerned with security about those cells. How safe is running/charging those stuffs?

Fairly safe, most laptop computers uses this type of batteries.

To get the best safety use quality batteries with protection and a good charger (Not something like the WF-138 I recently tested).

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I bought the sysmax nitecore v2 charger which you reviewed? Would you consider it a safe 18650 charger? Thanks!

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MountainKing wrote:
I bought the sysmax nitecore v2 charger which you reviewed? Would you consider it a safe 18650 charger? Thanks!

For charging: yes.

But like a lot of the cheaper equipment I am always a bit worried about the mains input, i.e. it might be a bad idea to let it run unattended. Note: This is not based on any bad experience with the i4, it is more like a general precautionary.

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HKJ wrote:

MountainKing wrote:
Seriously awesome. I might move to the 18650 format sometimes in the future but I am concerned with security about those cells. How safe is running/charging those stuffs?

Fairly safe, most laptop computers uses this type of batteries.

To get the best safety use quality batteries with protection and a good charger (Not something like the WF-138 I recently tested).


I made up four chargers using the cheap Li-Ion charging boards available on Ebay … Power is provided by a mini-USB socket … I soldered on leads (with magnets fitted) to attatch to the battery … These little boards stop at 4.20 volts and after a half hour or so the cell voltage drops to 4.19V or marginally less , so they do seem to actually stop charging with no trickle charge … Without modification , they charge at one amp but can be adjusted by changing the value of one resistor … They don’t look as pretty as factory-made chargers , but mine work very well.

I have a 5V 4A switch-mode PSU that I will be fitting with four USB sockets (when I have the time) and this will power up to four of these boards … I normally only charge two 18650’s at a time so it will be adequate for my needs.

Some of the boards show red for charging and blue for charge complete and some (like mine) show blue for charging and red for charge complete … It seems to depend on who is selling them … Four boards for less than £6 , plus a few magnets has given me some very cheap but very serviceable Li-Ion chargers.

Worth a try if you have a soldering iron.
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I have made some brand indexes and direct links to the comparators. I hope this makes the navigation between all my battery tests easier.

 

Index to specific brands: AW, Efest, EnerPower, Keeppower, TrustFire
Index to comparators: 18350/16340/14500/10440/etc., 18700/18650/18500/17650/etc.

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Thank you for your hard work!

I do have a question tho.. do you still have the test of the Enerpower 2600mAh with the Sanyo cell inside? Its been replaced by a Samsung cell and you have updated the test already but is it possible to keep the old test? Maybe marked as pre-2013 or something like that.

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NightCrawl wrote:

Thank you for your hard work!

I do have a question tho.. do you still have the test of the Enerpower 2600mAh with the Sanyo cell inside? Its been replaced by a Samsung cell and you have updated the test already but is it possible to keep the old test? Maybe marked as pre-2013 or something like that.

 

I have not removed any Enerpower tests, I did never get the old version of the battery.

Generally I do keep all the tests, if I get a new version of a battery I usual add something to the name.

I do remove some old tests from the different lists, mostly to save space. The comparator will have most batteries and the page with individual reviews will have all batteries.

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Damn, must have seen it somewhere else then.. if I only could remember. Big Smile

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Damn, must have seen it somewhere else then.. if I only could remember. :D

Maybe some Enerpower dealer, I saw someone had take my discharge curves for another battery with that cell and stripped the battery name off.

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I tried to extract some cell data from my tests. I do not plan to make a updated page with it at the current time, but maybe someone can use it (It makes it easy to find test/batteries with specific cells):

 

 

A123 ANR26650M1B 2500mAhA123 26650 2500mAh (Green)
A123 APR18650M1A 1100mAhA123 18650 1100mAh (Yellow)
LGABC21865LG 18650 C2 2800mAh (Orange)
LGABC21865LG 18650 C2 2800mAh (Orange) 4.3V
LGABD11865LG 18650 D1 3000mAh (Pink)
LGABD11865LG 18650 D1 3000mAh (Pink) 4.35V
LGABD11865LG 18650 D1 3000mAh (Pink) 4.3V
LGDAME11865LG 18650 E1 2100mAh (Brown)
LGDBB31865LG 18650 B3 2600mAh (Salmon)
Panasonic 2250 mAh CGR18650CGEnerPower 18650 2250mAh (Black)
Panasonic CGR18650CHCallies Kustoms 2250mAh (Grey)
Panasonic CGR18650CHKeeppower IMR18650 2250mA (Black)
Panasonic CGR18650CHOrbtronic IMR18650 2250mAh (Black)
Panasonic CGR18650CH EnerPower+ 18650 2250mAh (Blue)
Panasonic NCR18650AmpMax 18650 2900mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650EnerPower+ 18650 2900mAh (Blue)
Panasonic NCR-18650AW 18650 2900mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650 2900mAhKeeppower 18650 2900mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650 2900mAhOrbtronic 18650 2900mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650A4Greer 18650 3100mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650AAmpMax 18650 3100mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650ABattEnergy 18650 3100mAh (Blue)
Panasonic NCR18650AEagleTac 18650 3100mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650AEfest 18650 3100mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650AEnerPower+ 18650 3100mAh (Blue)
Panasonic NCR18650AIntl-outdoor NCR18650 3100mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650AIntl-outdoor NCR18650 3100mAh (Blue)
Panasonic NCR18650ANCR18650A protected (Green)
Panasonic NCR18650AXtar 18650 3100 mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR-18650AAW 18650 3100mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650A 3100mAhKeeppower 18650 3100mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650A 3100mAhOrbtronic 18650 3100mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650BAmpMax 18650 3400mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650BBattEnergy 18650 3400mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650BEagleTac 18650 3400mAh (White-green)
Panasonic NCR18650BEfest 18650 3400mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650BEfest 18650 3400mAh bt (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650BEfest 18650 3400mAh ft (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650BEnerPower+ 18650 3400mAh (Blue)
Panasonic NCR18650BPanasonic NCR18650B 3400mAh (Green)
Panasonic NCR18650B 3400mAhIntl-outdoor NCR18650B 3400mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650B 3400mAhKeeppower 18650 3400mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650B 3400mAhPanasonic NCR18650B Protected 3400mAh (Green)
Panasonic NCR18650B 3400mAhXtar 18650 3400mAh (Black)
Panasonic NCR18650PDEnerPower+ 18650 2900mAh 3C (Blue)
Samsung ICR 18650-26C 2600mAhEnerPower 18650 2600mAh (Black)
Samsung ICR-18650-22FEnerPower+ 18650 2200mAh (Blue)
Samsung ICR18650-26CBattEnergy 18650 2600mAh (Black)
Samsung ICR18650-28A 2800mAhKeeppower 18650 2800mAh (Black)
Samsung ICR18650-28A 2800mAhKeeppower 18650 2800mAh (Black) 4.3V
Samsung ICR18650-28A 2800mAhSamsung ICR18650-28A 2800mAh (Purple)
Samsung ICR18650-28A 2800mAhSamsung ICR18650-28A 2800mAh (Purple) 4.3V
Samsung ICR18650-30A 3000mAhKeeppower 18650 3000mAh (Black)
Samsung ICR18650-30A 3000mAhKeeppower 18650 3000mAh (Black) 4.3V
Samsung UR18650A 2250mAhKeeppower 18650 2200mAh (Black)
Sanyo UR16650ZTKeeppower 16650 2000mAh (Black)
Sanyo UR16650ZTKeeppower 16650 2000mAh (Black) 4.3V
Sanyo UR18500F 1620mAKeeppower 18500 1500mAh (Black)
Sanyo UR18650FM 2600mAhIntl-Outdoor UR18650FM 2600mAh (Black)
Sanyo UR18650FM 2600mAhKeeppower 18650 2600mAh (Black)
Sanyo UR18650FM 2600mAhSanyo 18650 2600mAh (Red)
Sanyo UR18650ZT 2800mAhSanyo UR18650ZT 2800mAh (Orange)
Sanyo UR18650ZT 2800mAh (Note 4.3V cell, has less capacity at 4.2V)Sanyo 18650 2600mAh (Red) bv
Tensai 26650EnerPower 26650 4500mAh (Dark blue)

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Nice...thanks!

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