Test: Basen 18650 3000 mAh (Samsung ICR18650-30B)

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leaftye
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Test: Basen 18650 3000 mAh (Samsung ICR18650-30B)

 

Packaging

 

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Notes

Batteries provided for testing by: Basen Group

To simplify testing and prevent mistakes, batteries in each test were charged at 0.5A and discharged to 2.80V.

This review is shorter than usual because my chargers capable up charging up to 4.35V can't log, which means I couldn't generate charging graphs, only discharge graphs. Additionally, testing on the Basen S2 and Opus BT-C3100 chargers will not be performed because the Basen is not a 4.35V charger and the Opus is not a true 4.35V.

This is the first 4.35V battery I have tested, or even used, and I was very impressed at how long it maintained voltages compared to 4.2V batteries.

More battery tests here.

Test equipment upgrades coming.

The low mode should be lower.

Edited by: leaftye on 08/15/2014 - 00:02
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Well done, good info, like the battery fit light examples.

Thank you.

4.35 have advantages in many applications.

leaftye
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Thanks!  I'm really hoping there are more 4.35V batteries.  An IMR version would be especially interesting.  

The low mode should be lower.

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Sorry I’m late to the party but it would be nice to know how much capacity they retain when charged with common 4,2V charger.

Now I see

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Matjazz wrote:
Sorry I’m late to the party but it would be nice to know how much capacity they retain when charged with common 4,2V charger.

well I think you can just deduct the capacity that was discharged while discharging from 4.35 down to 4.2V, it seems to be around 300-400mAh at a glance