Test/review of Fenix 16340 700mAh ARB-L16-700 (Orange-Black)

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Test/review of Fenix 16340 700mAh ARB-L16-700 (Orange-Black)

Fenix 16340 700mAh ARB-L16-700 (Orange-Black)
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Official specifications:


  • Nominal capacity: 700mAh
  • Minimum capacity: 670mAh
  • Nominal voltage: 3,7V
  • Charge profile: CC-CV
  • Charge voltage: 4,2V ±0,05
  • Charge current: 350mA (Max. 700mA).
  • Discharge termination: 2,75V
  • Max. discharge current: 2C = 1,4A
  • Chemistry: LiCoAlO2 (ICR)
  • Over current protection PCB: above 2A
  • Diameter: 16,00mm ± 0,2
  • Height: 34,00mm ± 0,3
  • Weight: 17,4g ± 1

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A RCR123 high capacity battery from Fenix with protection at the plus pole.
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The cell can deliver about 2A before it starts to loos capacity, this matches fine with a 1.4A rating.
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Conclusion
For high capacity 16340 batteries these looks good and they are very short for protected batteries.
Notes and links
How is the test done and how to read the charts
How is a protected LiIon battery constructed
More about button top and flat top batteries
Comparison to other LiIon batteries

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It seems like the plus pole is the better place to put the protection circuit. I think this is the first time I’ve seen it, though. Are there many other cells that have the PCB on the plus end?

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EasyB wrote:
It seems like the plus pole is the better place to put the protection circuit. I think this is the first time I’ve seen it, though. Are there many other cells that have the PCB on the plus end?

Thanks for the review HKJ!

I think my Soshine 18650 have protection at the + pole…either them or my E’tac!! I have to look! Maybe both!

EDIT: Soshine only.

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EasyB wrote:
It seems like the plus pole is the better place to put the protection circuit. I think this is the first time I’ve seen it, though. Are there many other cells that have the PCB on the plus end?

Not many, but there are a few.

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wolfdog1226 wrote:
EasyB wrote:
It seems like the plus pole is the better place to put the protection circuit. I think this is the first time I’ve seen it, though. Are there many other cells that have the PCB on the plus end?

Thanks for the review HKJ!

I think my Soshine 18650 have protection at the + pole…either them or my E’tac!! I have to look! Maybe both!

EDIT: Soshine only.

I have Soshine 18650’s. They do have the protection circuit board on the plus end

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^^^ Agreed and confirmed! Smile

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Thanks for the review and testing, HKJ!