RadioShack Digital Energy 26650/18650/16340/14500

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RadioShack Digital Energy 26650/18650/16340/14500

While making a purchase I saw these batteries on the wall behind the counter. Anyone have any experience with these batteries. The 26650 & 18650’s I looked at were flat top and $19.99 for two. The 18650 was 2000mah, don’t remember the rating on the 26650.

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They’ll probably get really cheap as the bankruptcy kicks in.

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i did not see them at mine since there 50% off right now

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The RS at the mall near us closed down. I asked at this one and the manager said they’re one of the ones staying open. We’ll see. Curious as to the quality of the batteries?

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I looked at these a couple months ago.  Fine print said "made in China" so I put them back.  There's plenty of lower cost, higher capacity, reputable cells to be had out there.

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Considering that they are closing and you truly cannot know who the manufacturer is.. You are far better off to buy from a vendor on here.

For example:

Samsung Protected 18650-26F from Banggood is $18.65/4-pk (less 8% BLF code)

Same battery in KeepPower wrapper from Illuminations (USA Seller) is $7.60/ea (BUT CalvinIS WILL discount for us at BLF, especially when buying 4). Just as an FYI - I purchase my batteries from RMM, CalvinIS, and Banggood depending on who has what when I need it.

The point is that even if they give 50% off it is still not to your advantage. On the other hand, it would be a good time to look for solder and accessories, etc. Smile

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bugsy36 wrote:

Considering that they are closing and you truly cannot know who the manufacturer is.. You are far better off to buy from a vendor on here.

For example:

Samsung Protected 18650-26F from Banggood is $18.65/4-pk (less 8% BLF code)

Same battery in KeepPower wrapper from Illuminations (USA Seller) is $7.60/ea (BUT CalvinIS WILL discount for us at BLF, especially when buying 4). Just as an FYI – I purchase my batteries from RMM, CalvinIS, and Banggood depending on who has what when I need it.

The point is that even if they give 50% off it is still not to your advantage. On the other hand, it would be a good time to look for solder and accessories, etc. Smile

Thanks for the link. Placed an order with BG just now, four 18650’s for $17.16. Good deal.

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I’ve been buying KP 3100 direct from “bill” at doingoutdoor via email. He’s down to $8 a cell….I got 10 last time….Cell/IC Japan , assembled in China…
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The New haven CT Radio Shack is down to 6 days left to closing. Today I bought 2 18650 2 pack button top w/chargers for $2.50 each. Also Artic Silver 2 pack for $4.00.

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the 26650 are nothing special.
they do their rating at 1a in my test.
140mohm ir
100mohm without the protection.

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i have/had both the 26650 pair and 16340 pair.
The 26650s are ok. using the Pair to power a ROP hi bulb would not work as the bulb draws much more than the cells can handle. however they power a ROP low bulb fine and work fine in other lower amp draw lights. I just took one apart and removed the protection circuit and will shrink wrap it later and recharge and see if i can get more amp draw from it. I payed $3 each for the pairs as one of my local radio shacks closed. There is still 1 more shack and it will NOT be closing. I wish i had purchased more things from the store that closed :/

p.s as for the 16340s they work great and power a triple XPG2 sportac without an issue.

Don’t waste your money on those 26650s unless you plan to use it to its specs, some of us like to push the envelop