Test/Review of Sibeile IMR14500 700mAh (Black) 2014

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Test/Review of Sibeile IMR14500 700mAh (Black) 2014
Sibeile IMR14500 700mAh (Black) 2014

Button top version

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Official specifications:
  • Nominal Voltage: 3.7v
  • Max.Charge Voltage: 4.2±1v
  • Discharge Cut-off Voltage: 3.0v
  • Capacity: 700mah
  • Stand Charge Current: 1.2A
  • Max.Charge Current: 2.2A
  • Standard Discharge Current: 1.2A
  • Max Continue Discharge Current: 2.4A
  • Size: Height:50±2.0mm Diameter: 14±2.0mm
  • Cycle life: > 300 cycles
  • Material: li-ion
  • Operating Temperatue: 0~45°c
  • Storage Temperature: -20°c~60°c

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20bt%20(Black)%202014-info

The is the button top version of the cell.

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Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20bt%20(Black)%202014-Capacity

Good tracking between the cells and also constant capacity at any load, this looks good.

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20bt%20(Black)%202014-CapacityTimeHours

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Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20bt%20(Black)%202014-PowerLoadTime

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20bt%20(Black)%202014-TripCurrent

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20bt%20(Black)%202014-Charge


Flat top version

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Official specifications:
  • Nominal Voltage: 3.7v
  • Max.Charge Voltage: 4.2±1v
  • Discharge Cut-off Voltage: 3.0v
  • Capacity: 700mah
  • Stand Charge Current: 1.2A
  • Max.Charge Current: 2.2A
  • Standard Discharge Current: 1.2A
  • Max Continue Discharge Current: 2.4A
  • Size: Height:50±2.0mm Diameter: 14±2.0mm
  • Cycle life: > 300 cycles
  • Material: li-ion
  • Operating Temperatue: 0~45°c
  • Storage Temperature: -20°c~60°c

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20ft%20(Black)%202014-info

The is the flat top version of the cell.

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This version also has good tracking between the cells and also constant capacity at any load, this looks good.
I expect they are using the same cell, i.e. they must have the same performance.

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Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20ft%20(Black)%202014-Capacity

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20ft%20(Black)%202014-CapacityTimeHours

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20ft%20(Black)%202014-CapacityTime

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20ft%20(Black)%202014-Energy

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20ft%20(Black)%202014-PowerLoadTime

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20ft%20(Black)%202014-TripCurrent

Sibeile%20IMR14500%20700mAh%20ft%20(Black)%202014-Charge



Conclusion

The batteries has a good capacity for IMR batteries, even though it is lower than rated. The performance is also good, even at much higher current than they are rated for.
There is a very small difference between flat top and button top, the button top increases the resistance slightly.
I will rate this battery acceptable.



Notes and links

The battery was supplied by Sibeile 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
Comparison to other LiIon batteries

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Thanks for the test info, it’s very Appreciated.

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Excellent as always sir!

Group buy! Big Smile http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/1117290480/Sibeile_IMR_14500_700mAh_3_...

Manufacturer/seller site, you can buy singles there (or so it says)
http://www.sblbattery.com/product/1488319684-218373299/14500_sibeile_3_7...

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I do not understand the protection test Sad What does this mean? It has protection and it works?
Thanks for clarifying!

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It has no protection.

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MountainKing wrote:
I do not understand the protection test Sad What does this mean? It has protection and it works? Thanks for clarifying!

In the protection I increase the current until the protection trips or I hit my limit (7A in this case). The curve will stop when the protection trips. Here it does not stop but continues all the way to the limit, i.e. not protection or it has a very high limit. Being an IMR cells it is no surprise that it is missing a protection.

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