Massive post on where to get lithium-ion batteries everywhere in the world! Look at Post 2-5 for info, And Canada Post 123

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Location: Canada eh!

I ordered a pair of Shockli 5500mAh 26650s from Banggood on Dec. 5 and they showed up on Dec. 30th so pretty quick delivery considering the time of year. Funny enough, I had an Amazon order that took longer to get to me and that was entirely within Canada. Facepalm Anyway, at least Banggood will ship these cells across the pond.

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Really?

With Banggood, it usually seems like they can ship and can’t ship lithium-ion cells depending on the time of year. Silly

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
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Yeah, I think it’s dependent on what shipper BG is using. Sometimes they can ship free, sometimes they can ship but it costs extra, and sometimes they can’t ship at all. Usually, it seems they can’t ship at all.

For Canada, I prefer to order from a known company in the US, such as illumn. It’s more expensive, but it’s reliable.

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I use https://18650canada.com// as my supplier .

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AguassissiM wrote:
I use https://18650canada.com// as my supplier .

isnt their selection so limited?

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Perhaps, all depends what you are looking for, they usually have what I`m looking for hence my post.
Also I rather support a seller in my country…. Big Smile

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Interesting, I haven’t used the Canadian company. Looks like shipping from illumn has gone up a lot since my last order, so it’s a bit more competitive to buy it in Canada now. Still more expensive (especially if you add the tax), but not super-expensive like so many other things.

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Yep, lately everything has gone nuts as well as shipping rates, it seems like we always get the short end of the stick
no matter what we shop for in our country. Facepalm

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i get my batteries from AE, shipping fee is a LOT less than the likes of illumn, or even 18650canada

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i get my batteries from AE, shipping fee is a LOT less than the likes of illumn, or even 18650canada

You have to make sure the store you buy from on AE is selling legit batteries, both in the past and right now. Not many do. I’ve got legit cells from AE in the past, but it’s not something I recommend unless there’s no other option.

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yes, you have to pick the right stores

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WalkIntoTheLight wrote:
Interesting, I haven’t used the Canadian company. Looks like shipping from illumn has gone up a lot since my last order, so it’s a bit more competitive to buy it in Canada now. Still more expensive (especially if you add the tax), but not super-expensive like so many other things.

Skip that above post. Just checked prices again, today. $13.50 for a regular flat-top 30Q. Looks like it’s back to ridiculous Canadian pricing.

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Have any Australians purchased from Ecocell? https://ecocell.com.au/
Unfortunately my favourite Aussie li-ion retailer (supersports600) seems to not be selling unprotected batteries at the moment.

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Have any Australians purchased from Ecocell? https://ecocell.com.au/ Unfortunately my favourite Aussie li-ion retailer (supersports600) seems to not be selling unprotected batteries at the moment.

I’ve been buying steadily from these guys. Had no issues, quick postage. https://www.ebay.com.au/usr/lanplus_australia

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Seems like something is wrong with 18650 Canada https://www.reddit.com/r/flashlight/comments/mo8g6q/18650canada/

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18650batterystore is pulling out of the Vapcell brand due to major quality control issues. Had a wee chat with them after my order of 159pcs K30 had 39pcs with high self discharge.

I won’t ever be buying anymore of Vapcell again

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Funtastic wrote:
18650batterystore is pulling out of the Vapcell brand due to major quality control issues. Had a wee chat with them after my order of 159pcs K30 had 39pcs with high self discharge.

I won’t ever be buying anymore of Vapcell again

I was looking forward to this arriving at Illumn. Guess I’ll have to ask them about testing their shipment when it arrives.

Did you order Vapcell INR 18350 F14? I was also waiting for this to arrive at Illumn. If the QC isn’t good for their batteries, I might just order the old Vapcell 18350, M11 I think?

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I was looking forward to this arriving at Illumn. Guess I’ll have to ask them about testing their shipment when it arrives.

Did you order Vapcell INR 18350 F14? I was also waiting for this to arrive at Illumn. If the QC isn’t good for their batteries, I might just order the old Vapcell 18350, M11 I think?

Illumn won’t be able to check their shipment when each battery has a plastic wrap covering the positive and negative.

Just the K30, but 18650BS are considering to discontinue stocking the entire range due to bad QC.

They first treated me like a newbie telling me that the discharged ones just needed a charge, but mentioned Mooch confirmed they had high self discharge and that he was looking into it, their response changed immediately to “sorry, and we have also noticed poor QC, and refunded me within minutes” haha

I also mentioned that some were as low as 2.08v and they responded saying it was due to shipping regulations and they ship at 30%. I was shocked at that response

I said, so you’re telling me that 2.08v is 30%? Silly

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Funtastic wrote:
18650batterystore is pulling out of the Vapcell brand due to major quality control issues. Had a wee chat with them after my order of 159pcs K30 had 39pcs with high self discharge.

I won’t ever be buying anymore of Vapcell again

Hmm, I always thought they were “A” grade re-wraps. Good to know.

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zoulas wrote:
Funtastic wrote:
18650batterystore is pulling out of the Vapcell brand due to major quality control issues. Had a wee chat with them after my order of 159pcs K30 had 39pcs with high self discharge.

I won’t ever be buying anymore of Vapcell again

Hmm, I always thought they were “A” grade re-wraps. Good to know.

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with maukka lights

New Zealand store – https://www.piercingthedarkness.co.nz (NZ customers only)

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Funtastic wrote:

Just the K30, but 18650BS are considering to discontinue stocking the entire range due to bad QC.

They first treated me like a newbie telling me that the discharged ones just needed a charge, but mentioned Mooch confirmed they had high self discharge and that he was looking into it, their response changed immediately to “sorry, and we have also noticed poor QC, and refunded me within minutes” haha

I also mentioned that some were as low as 2.08v and they responded saying it was due to shipping regulations and they ship at 30%. I was shocked at that response

I said, so you’re telling me that 2.08v is 30%? Silly

Disappointing to hear as Vapcell has the M11 and F14 18350’s I’m interested in. Besides Keeppower I don’t think there’s anyone else making a competing product.

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Does anyone know about Full Battery?

They have good prices on NCR18650GAs and have some interesting items. But when I tried to contact them, I didn’t get a reply which is a bad sign to me.

I’d rather use my flashlight around the house than turn on the lights.

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Yeah. If they don’t response to contact, I’d doubt their pure legitimacy.

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zoulas wrote:
Funtastic wrote:
18650batterystore is pulling out of the Vapcell brand due to major quality control issues. Had a wee chat with them after my order of 159pcs K30 had 39pcs with high self discharge.

I won’t ever be buying anymore of Vapcell again

Hmm, I always thought they were “A” grade re-wraps. Good to know.

I think they generally are, but it’s easy to copy a wrap.

U.K.

Fogstar for batteries, they batch test and send out the cells in plastic tubes even if bulk buying. Deal mainly with high requirements for vaping, which fits our bill here very well indeed for the likes of the FW3 and Emisar lights we need to run. Smile

https://www.fogstar.co.uk/

Blog on fakes:

https://www.fogstar.co.uk/blogs/fogstar-blog/how-to-identify-a-fake-battery

In a recent thread on here about Sofirn battery vent holes being rough around the edges and causing damage to someone’s connections, I can’t find it now, but it’s a classic example of seconds being sold as firsts.

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Seems like Sofirn ships batteries to Canada (untested).

https://sofirnlight.com/batteries-amp-chargers-c0375

If this is true, then they would be a very inexpensive source of decent batteries for Canadians. The cells wouldn’t be your high drain D4V2 cells but they’re probably pretty decent for other mid drain lights.

I asked them about it since many other stores don’t ship to Canada and the respondent was confused at why I even asked such a question.

I’m currently getting the run around from them. I ordered some 18650s and 14500 cells from them last week. They sent me a vague message stating that 14500s cannot be shipped to Canada. When I asked about the 18650s they stated that those are ok as they put them in cheap lights. I asked them about doing the same with the 14500s and they said they “don’t have ANY AA lights”

I also inquired if they could just ship them in the plastic storage box that they have in the photos. No dice.

They then replied with the following which I’m not really sure how to respond.

“Batteries need use other shipping carrier to ship. And shipment is not good for battery”

“14500 batteries cannot ship with other itesm in your order. Shipping fee is too high for batteries and it needs longer time to arrive, around 25 days even loger.”

I’m already getting the 18650s from them so I don’t understand how this is an issue. They are already shipping batteries. So I’m assuming they have to use this special shipping carrier regardless and the shipping fee has already been factored into the price.

At this point I’m sufficiently annoyed with them that I might just have them cancel the entire order.

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Best to remove Banggood from the list now as fakes have been received on many occasions

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Nice to have a list of legit sources…. now just need them to stock up! Sad

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RichH wrote:

U.K.

Fogstar for batteries, they batch test and send out the cells in plastic tubes even if bulk buying. Deal mainly with high requirements for vaping, which fits our bill here very well indeed for the likes of the FW3 and Emisar lights we need to run. Smile

https://www.fogstar.co.uk/

Blog on fakes:

https://www.fogstar.co.uk/blogs/fogstar-blog/how-to-identify-a-fake-battery

In a recent thread on here about Sofirn battery vent holes being rough around the edges and causing damage to someone’s connections, I can’t find it now, but it’s a classic example of seconds being sold as firsts.

That’s good to know, I’m looking for a good source here in the UK.. I see that they sell Vapcell but I’m not so sure after reading the post about their QC

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All Vapcell’s that are rewraps are of course decent, sometimes there’s a problem with some models. My K30’s were terrible, but they admitted the new batch would be improved. The high capacity 26650 was also terrible, but the G53 I have of theirs performs really well. I purchased 60 of them

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with maukka lights

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@funtastic, thank you, will do so.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/67401
Liitokala Aliexpress Stores Battery Fraud: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/60547

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