Thorfire 5000 mah 26650 cells

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bella-headlight wrote:
“ In side-view it looks a bit like yours has a ring around the button under the wrapper.”
Yes it does & is one of the reasons I believed that my cells were protected (along with the email from Thorfire).
A 65mm flat top base cell with protection could be around 66.6mm couldn“t it ?
PCB“s can be around 1.5mm thick I think ?
Anyway whether my cells are protected or not does not really matter to me as I didn“t buy them because I needed protected cells.

Every protected xx650 cell I’ve seen is 68-72mm long. Very few below 69mm and the ones that are were on the lower end of capacity.
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unknown00101 wrote:
bella-headlight wrote:
“ In side-view it looks a bit like yours has a ring around the button under the wrapper.” Yes it does & is one of the reasons I believed that my cells were protected (along with the email from Thorfire). A 65mm flat top base cell with protection could be around 66.6mm couldn“t it ? PCB“s can be around 1.5mm thick I think ? Anyway whether my cells are protected or not does not really matter to me as I didn“t buy them because I needed protected cells.
Every protected xx650 cell I’ve seen is 68-72mm long. Very few below 69mm and the ones that are were on the lower end of capacity.

I am not saying that my cells are protected.
I have flat tops that are 66.6mm long & l-w has button tops that are 66.6mm long but they are supposed to be the same cell ?

Ian

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I would guess that it’s the same thing that went on with Basen cells. Several variations between batches/sources/etc. I haven’t followed these ThorFire cells too closely, has capacity been checked and found to be varying as well?

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The problem I see with Protected Batteries is the inability to easily test their viability. For the novice or less experienced user, manufacturers are promoting a safety feature that for many users is not in the best interest of the public safety.

One need only look at the prices between protected and non-protected batteries to see that the addition of this label and an inexpensive addition to a circuit is a large money maker.

The ability to decipher a scam which a pure marketing decision for increased profit is always an on going exercise whether in flashlights or other products.

An investment in a users understanding of flashlights and their batteries is worth more than a marketing description of a ‘Protected Battery’.

“You must have a plan, if you don’t have a plan, you will become part of someone else’s plan.” Terence McKenna

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