Test/review of LG 18650 HB5 1500mAh (Blue)

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Test/review of LG 18650 HB5 1500mAh (Blue)

LG 18650 HB5 1500mAh (Blue)
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Official specifications:


  • Nominal capacity: 1500mAh
  • Nominal voltage: 3.65V
  • Standard charge: 750mA, terminate at 50mA
  • Fast charge: 4000mA, terminate at 100mA
  • Maximum charge current: 6000mA
  • Max. charge voltage: 4.2V
  • Standard discharge: 300mA
  • Discharge end voltage: 2.5V
  • Fast discharge: 10000mA
  • Fast discharge end voltage: 2.0V
  • Maximum continuous discharge: 15000mA
  • Cycle life: 100 cycles to 75% with fast charge/discharge.
  • Operating temperature: Charge: 0° ~ 50°C, Discharge: -20° ~ 75°
  • Storage temperature: 1 month: -20° ~ 60°C, 3 months: -20°C ~ 45°C, 1 year: -20°C ~ 20°C

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Older high current cells (Data sheet says 2014) with fairly low capacity.
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The cells has fairly constant capacity at any discharge current within their specifications and they are a good match on the discharge curves.
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LG%2018650%20HB5%201500mAh%20(Blue)-CapacityTimeHours
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Conclusion
This is good tool cells, but with a older design and not that great a lifetime when used at full power.
I wonder if the HBx cells are developed in sequence, because this cell do not look better than HB4
Notes and links
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