Test/review of LG 18650 H26 2600mAh (Gray)

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Test/review of LG 18650 H26 2600mAh (Gray)

LG 18650 H26 2600mAh (Gray)
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This is a high current cell with moderate capacity.
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These discharge curves looks impressive, they tracks nearly perfectly and capacity do not vary much from 0.2A to 30A load current.
This is one of the top high current batteries.
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The batteries was supplied by Vapcell for review.
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
Graphical comparison to 18650 and other batteries
Table with all tested LiIon batteries

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Thanks HKJ! I was unaware of this cell. It does look very good. Gives the Sony vtc5’s a good run.

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Looks to slightly beat a VTC5A. I would still rather use VTC6 or 30Q though.

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Thank you for the test.

Another gentlemen reviewed this battery and gave it high marks in performance.

However,One issue where he did NOT recommend the battery was a very Thin positive contact that dents easily. Vapcell also re wraps this .

What was your analysis of the positive contact and how thin it supposedly is? He said he never saw such a thin positive contact.


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Thanks HKJ Beer

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Thanks for the great review, HKJ, Sounds like a great battery. Can’t find one at my normal retailers but when I can, I’ll be buying some.

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BIV777 wrote:

Another gentlemen reviewed this battery and gave it high marks in performance.

However,One issue where he did NOT recommend the battery was a very Thin positive contact that dents easily. Vapcell also…

You mean gentleman and Mooch. Concerning the positive contact thing I can say I've seen cells badly dented out of a fall inside a flashlight, and witnessed small dents in the rear just by the sheer pressure of my tailcaps.

These cells are industrial products meant for battery pack assemblies, welded or soldered. I guess those who design their cans don't think there is a need to make them super tough.

A (low temperature) solder flat blob is a good reinforcing measure.


According to Mooch the performance of this cell is VTC5D class.

Henrik I guess you place the temperature sensor over the cell wrap but, thermocouple or thermistor?


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