Test/Review of LG 18650 S3 2200mAh (Blue)

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Test/Review of LG 18650 S3 2200mAh (Blue)
LG 18650 S3 2200mAh (Blue)

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Official specifications:
  • Capacity: 2200mAh
  • Nominal voltage: 3.6V
  • Standard charge: 1075mA (0.5C)
  • End current: 50mA
  • Max. charge current: 2150mAh (1.0C)
  • Standard discharge: 430mA
  • Max. discharge current: 3225mA
  • Weight: Max. 47g
  • Operating temperature: Charge 0 ~ 45°C, Discharge -20 ~ 60°C
  • Storage: 1 month -20 ~ 60°C, 3 month -20 ~ 45°C, 1 year -20 ~ 20°C

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A older LG battery with fairly low capacity and low maximum current.

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The cell is rated for 3A and it can deliver that. The two cells has good tracking.

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The output from the cell collapses a bit above 11A, this collapse is also the reason for the high internal resistance in the info box.

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Conclusion

The cell is good quality but performance is some years behind.



Notes and links

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