Test/review of Vapcell IMR18650 3100mAh (Red)

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Test/review of Vapcell IMR18650 3100mAh (Red)

Vapcell IMR18650 3100mAh (Red)
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Official specifications:


  • Nominal voltage: 3.6V
  • Charge voltage: 4.2V
  • Max. charge voltage: 4.25V
  • Typical Capacity: 3100mAh (0.2C discharge)
  • Min capacity: 3000mAh (0.2C discharge)
  • top: Flat top
  • color: red
  • weight: 48g max
  • Internal Resistance:
  • Standard Charge: 1A, 4.20 ± 0.05 V, CCCV 100mA cut-off
  • Continuous maximum charge current: 4A
  • discharge cut-off voltage: 2.5v
  • maximum discharge current: 40A
  • Operating environment: Charging: 0°C ~ 45°C, Discharging: -20°C~75°C

Vapcell%20IMR18650%203100mAh%20(Red)-info
This is a high current cell with good capacity.
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Vapcell%20IMR18650%203100mAh%20(Red)-Capacity
There is a fairly good tracking between the discharge curves and the cell can deliver about 20A.
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It could nearly deliver a full 20A discharge.
Vapcell%20IMR18650%203100mAh%20(Red)-Temp-30.0
At 30A the cell gets rather hot and I stop the discharge.
Vapcell%20IMR18650%203100mAh%20(Red)-CapacityTimeHours
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Vapcell%20IMR18650%203100mAh%20(Red)-TripCurrent
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Conclusion
The cell is a good performing high current cell, but as usual the rating is on the optimistic side.
Notes and links
I got this cell from a reader, he checked under the wrapper on one of the cells. This cell is not on the Vapcell website, but can easily be found on alibaba.
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