Test / Review: Callies Kustoms 3100mAh (Black)

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Test / Review: Callies Kustoms 3100mAh (Black)
Callies Kustoms 3100mAh (Black)

This is my first "stand alone" battery test/review, there is very little text in the review, but I have written a seperate article with more information about the information box and the charts. Later on I plan on making a comparison, like my old2010 and 2011 battery reviews. 

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Each chart has curves for two batteries, but these batteries are nearly identical in performance and the curves are on top of each other.

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The battery is charged to 4.2 volt (More precise: 4.196V), but when the charge current is stopped the voltage falls immediately to 4.185 volt and during the next hour to 4.163 volt. This is normal for LiIon batteries.



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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

My website with reviews of many chargers and batteries (More than 1000): https://lygte-info.dk/

Edited by: sb56637 on 08/26/2014 - 17:47
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Thanks , man .

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Thanks very much for the detailed review !!!

Crib notes:

*Extremely well-matched cells, perfect for multi-cell operation.

*Over 8-Amp discharge rate.

*Very good capacity at both high and low discharge rates.

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Chicago X wrote:

*Extremely well-matched cells, perfect for multi-cell operation.

 

That was a surprise, when I did the first trace of the second cell and looked at the graph, I could not find it! A close study revealed that there was two curve, nearly perfectly on top of each other.

I believe that some of the reason for this close match is because I have very tight control of the charging. I wonder how other cells will do.

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thank you HKJ!

your tests are always very interesting