Test / Review: "Himax 2600" 18650 batteries from "pingyi.co.ltd" on eBay (very poor results)

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The reason why I suggested a .5A discharge rate is that I have experimented with my iCharger hobby charger with, lets say, 2.5A on a 1800mah cell, in theory that cell will be fully discharged in less than one hour. I notice I never got to get the ‘real’ discharge capacity of the cell at such a high continous rate till full discharge before ‘done’ appears. Would you know the reason?
I know you just bought your CBA iv. I hope you’ll enjoy it. I’m enjoying my hobby charger too.

On the other hand, thanks for bringing your concerns into everyone’s attention, because I’m Asian too!

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Wshyang,
For the record, I was not in favor of Pingi’s response. I’m not taking sides. I am trying to figure out why you had the Sony and Sanyo cell mixed in also.
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Shaneatproshop wrote:
Wshyang, For the record, I was not in favor of Pingi’s response. I’m not taking sides. I am trying to figure out why you had the Sony and Sanyo cell mixed in also. -Shane

What particularly disses me off is not only do they fail to address that point, they evade it by reassuring you that “oh, our stuff is all Samsung”, and then try to do the whole “the other guy is Asian!” thing.

Goodness.

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Thanks very much for the heads-up review! Sticky’d.

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After this cold shower about the value-for-money himax 2600, can anyone suggest another decent battery?

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As an update, I managed to get a partial refund from Pingyi after escalating the issue through Paypal’s resolution centre. Not the most positive experience at the end of the day.

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I tested all my 6 Hi-max cells, which was over a year old, not really harsh on them, discharged with iMax B6AC Pro at 1A, they still within + – 2400mah range.

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Hi everyone,
I know, probably not the best thing to first post in such a controversial thread Smile
I’m registered on cpf for a long time and found this forum just a couple weeks ago and realized, this is more me Smile
I’m a cop from switzerland, we used to have surefire incans for a long time and I was making and giving led p60 drop ins to my collueges for a long time since i didn’t like the short runtime on the surefires… anyway, me and a friend from the department decided, that we didn’t like the fact, that we aren’t as versatile with drivers for 2x cr123a and decided to move to 18650… I ordered himax as a budget battery to start with BEFORE (about 1 week) this thread was started and got really worried that I, even after reading a lot of posts, made a stupid order…
so even before the himax arrived, I ordered XSTAR 3100 from efest, they arrived a couple days before the himax (was surprised how fast they arrived) and i was using them since them…
3 days ago the himax arrived and since my friend is into rc, i borrowed his accucell 6 to test the mah on those, just in case i i got screwed needed to get my money back…
luckily i seem to have been lucky because 5 out of the 6 cells testet above 2600mah with 1a discharge to 3.0v, they were between 2665mah and 2775mah (last cell is in the cradle for testing atm)… so unless i screwed up with testing, i’m really happy with the cells Smile
nethertheless, i still think everyone ordering himax should test them, even if it was just one batch that sucked… you never know with china and quality control… even if the seller is legit, you never know what happens in the factory or during delivery or even during packaging… I guess it comes with the job that i distrust eveyone until i see prove Silly i’m used that everybody lies to me a little bit…

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Welcome to the forum, spydee.  

Thanks for the perspective.

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This story has destroyed himax’s rep.
Can a “trusted” member do some new tests with these batteries?
If there is a war against them, we should give a second chance.

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Just to complete my post, last cell 2686mah. Will do a XTAR next just to make sure my setup is correct Silly
and if somebody thinks i’m a fake account, thats my cpf account, it exists since 2009 but i havn’t been activ a lot, mostly reading…
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Welcome to BLF, spydee and thanks for the post. Can you tell us where you bought your Hi-Max and Xtar cells?

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XTAR from efest through bestvaping.net
Himax through ebay from pingyi link on the 24.08.2012 like I said, I was pretty scared when after I bought them, wshyang posted the results…

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and once again, even though I had good cells (still testing a xtar to check the accucell-6 setup), until more people confirm that it might just have been a bad batch, I would suggest buying them only if you are able to test them…

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The XTAR finished with 2808mah which means the setup works Smile
I guess I got lucky with the himax Silly

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zeremefico wrote:
This story has destroyed himax’s rep. Can a “trusted” member do some new tests with these batteries? If there is a war against them, we should give a second chance.

This being the internet, nobody knows if you’re a dog, but I assure you there is no competition.

I can send off the lot I got to whoever will send me $19.90 plus shipping Smile

I also have no animosity towards Pingyi (apart from the racist name calling), and I will consider buying their batteries again if they do prove to be good. If they genuinely are new Samsung cells, they really do give good value for money at the asking price.

If not… well, I will take my business elsewhere. Not exactly keen on playing lotto with these.

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It's nice of you to join us, spydee!

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