advice on which protected 18650 to run at 4-5A

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advice on which protected 18650 to run at 4-5A

I’m looking for some advice on protected 18650 batteries to run 4-5A (no 4.35V batteries please). Looking for a balance of quality, run time, and price. I’ve looked at so many batteries at HKJ’s site that my head hurts. I’m leaning towards the NCR18650BE right now as it is a little better than the NCR18650A and is basically the same discharge curve as the NCR18650B with a little less run time but a $1-2 cheaper. Any other suggestions?

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NCR18650BD and LG MH1 would be my picks. The BD is a tight fit in many lights, but the MH1 is more compact.

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+1 on the BD, possibly even the B for that little bit more capacity.

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problem is I am ordering a bulk quantity, like 20 batteries. I haven’t seen the BD’s for a decent price. FT has the BE’s for $6.28 each. The A’s are $6 each. The B’s are $7.22 each.

How much difference is there between the BD and BE?

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For protected cells, you really need to know about the quality of the protection boards that are being used with the cells. Some of the cheaper protection boards only have a single MOSFET which limits the current, regardless of how good the cell is.

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Hmmm some interesting info on the BE at CPF

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