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16340 quality

I’m a newbie here and was told by a friend that I could get some good information and help here. I have some Arlo cameras that have some knockoff 16340 batteries in them. I’m trying to find the best bang for buck rechargeable batteries for the cameras. Thanks.

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The best 16340 is the Vapcell 16340.

800mAh, 7A.

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Johm, Thanks for the quick reply!

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They sell these at aliexpress but also at other places, don’t know about US.
There is a thread on blf about places with batteries if you make a search.

Keep in mind that these are unprotected cells.

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007, Thanks for the recommendation and the trusted seller. The batterystore shows that they are out of stock. Any other trusted sources? And these are rechargeable, correct?

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Oops didn’t catch that they were out of stock. I just checked and all the US trusted sellers appear to be out of stock.
You may have to go to Aliexpress Vapcell store or try ebay.
I have purchased from this seller before and had no problems for what it’s worth.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-VAPCELL-INR-16340-7a-RECHARGEABLE-BATTERY-800mAh-3-7v-HIGH-DRAIN-BUTTON-TOP-/233242085587

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Thanks again 007!

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Yes, these are Li-ion 3.7 Volt rechargeable batteries.

Another trusted seller is this:

https://www.illumn.com/16340-vapcell-inr16340-800mah-7a-high-discharge-button-top.html

Unfortunately on back-order.

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I second moderator007’s recommended ebay seller. I have purchased many cells through them and have had great experiences every time.

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As for your early question, yes they are rechargable and you will need a appropriate charger.
They are so many to choose from I could only give you input on what I own.
Search around, maybe you’ll find something that you’ll like or someone might have a good recommendation.
http://budgetlightforum.com/search?q_as=Charger%20good
HKJ also has tested several.

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Johm wrote:
Keep in mind that these are unprotected cells.

My recently arrived Vapcells are longer than my old Spiderfires so I assume that they do include a protection circuit? In my case I prefer unprotected cells.

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How much longer? Based on the official specs, the Vapcell should only be 0.4mm longer. Also Vapcell only offers one model of 16340 and it is unprotected.

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anonymous_user wrote:
How much longer? Based on the official specs, the Vapcell should only be 0.4mm longer. Also Vapcell only offers one model of 16340 and it is unprotected.

Those specs look correct, on second thought the size difference is not as great as my initial impression of it.

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FWIW, my Vapcell 16340 is 0.2mm longer than my Efest red. Neither one is protected.

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yeah longer a bit doesnt mean its protected.. its not the vapcell for sure.

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