Test/review of Vapcell INR18500 2200mAh L22 (Gold) 2020

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Test/review of Vapcell INR18500 2200mAh L22 (Gold) 2020

Vapcell INR18500 2200mAh L22 (Gold) 2020
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Official specifications:


  • Model: INR18650 L22
  • Size: 18.2*49.0mm
  • Nominal voltage: 3.60V
  • End-of-charge voltage: 4.20V
  • End-of-discharge Voltage: 2.50V
  • Typical Capacity: 2200mAh (0.2C discharge)
  • Min capacity: 2150mAh (0.2C discharge)
  • Weight: Max:36g
  • Internal resistance: Max:50mOhm AC 1kHz
  • Standard Charge: 500mA,CCCV 100mA cut-off
  • Quick Charge Current: 1500mA
  • Max Continuous Discharge Current: 4A
  • Operating Temperature: Charging: 0°C ~ 45°C, Discharging: -20°C~75°C
  • Storage Temperature: -5°C~35°C

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A high capacity 18500 cell
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The two cells tracks fairly well and can easily deliver the rated 4A with only a small capacity drop.
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Conclusion
This battery is one of the highest capacity 18500 I have seen to date (6-2020) and it can handle a fair amount of current, without being a high current cell.
Notes and links
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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Well, well well! Seesm like we have a new 18500 ready for the re more recent “shorty” lights we have Wink
Thanks for the review HKJ! I feel like I will order a pair of these Wink

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Thanks HKJ! Much appreciated!

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Looks like 18500 has some real potential!

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Thanks HKJ.

I noticed that its model is listed as “INR18650”, while it should be “INR18500”. Maybe a typo?

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toobadorz wrote:
Thanks HKJ.

I noticed that its model is listed as “INR18650”, while it should be “INR18500”. Maybe a typo?

It is a typo by Vapcell, I copied that text directly from their website.

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Ehh… Just received 5pcs Vapcell ICR18500 2000mAh (Green)
The comparative charts do not diverge too much so I will not whine.
Anyway thanks for the review!

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Great to have these 18500’s tested.. Are these also the best 18500s in terms of ‘drain’, though “4A” is less than some 14500, but this 18500 is defintely higher capacity

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Is there anywhere to acquire these stateside? Panasonic 18500s are getting up there in age.

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I’m about to ask something that I’m reluctant to ask because it gives you so much extra work on top of the great job you are already doing.

Performance goes down as the temperature drops. For batteries used in bike lights specs around freezing may be a selling point.
The capacity at 0C/32F.

Chargers: 1xBasen BD01 5/5, 1x Gyrfalcon All-88 4/5, LiitoKala: 3x100 3/5, 2x202 3/5, 1x402 3/5., MiBoxer C4-12 3/5.
Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, FiTorch MR35 3/5, Haikelite SC26 HD 3/5, Lumintop Tool AA/AAA 4/5, Nitecore LA10, Sofirn C01 BLF 3200k/5600k 2/5, Zebralight H600Fc 3/5.
Powerbanks: EasyAcc 26800 mAh 3/5, Xtar PB2 4/5, Xtar PB2S 5/5
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ZoomieFan wrote:
Performance goes down as the temperature drops. For batteries used in bike lights specs around freezing may be a selling point. The capacity at 0C/32F.

I have tested a few batteries at low temperature, but it is not something I will do on a regular basis. It requires a computer and other equipment in the kitchen with wires into the fridge.

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I totally understand that!
That’s why I wrote I’m reluctant to ask/write/suggest.

I’m NOT asking for a review, proof, whatever but can you mention an estimate based on your knowledge?
Something like: “At 0C/32F, most cells have 30-40% less capacity than at room temp”

Chargers: 1xBasen BD01 5/5, 1x Gyrfalcon All-88 4/5, LiitoKala: 3x100 3/5, 2x202 3/5, 1x402 3/5., MiBoxer C4-12 3/5.
Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, FiTorch MR35 3/5, Haikelite SC26 HD 3/5, Lumintop Tool AA/AAA 4/5, Nitecore LA10, Sofirn C01 BLF 3200k/5600k 2/5, Zebralight H600Fc 3/5.
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ZoomieFan wrote:
I totally understand that!
That’s why I wrote I’m reluctant to ask/write/suggest.

I’m NOT asking for a review, proof, whatever but can you mention an estimate based on your knowledge?
Something like: “At 0C/32F, most cells have 30-40% less capacity than at room temp”

I cannot give that general an answer, but here is a test that included some cold:
https://lygte-info.dk/review/batteries2012/Samsung%20INR18650-36G%203350...(Purple)%20UK.html

The capacity is current depend.

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Thanks HJK

Chargers: 1xBasen BD01 5/5, 1x Gyrfalcon All-88 4/5, LiitoKala: 3x100 3/5, 2x202 3/5, 1x402 3/5., MiBoxer C4-12 3/5.
Flashlights: DQG Tiny III 26650 5/5, FiTorch MR35 3/5, Haikelite SC26 HD 3/5, Lumintop Tool AA/AAA 4/5, Nitecore LA10, Sofirn C01 BLF 3200k/5600k 2/5, Zebralight H600Fc 3/5.
Powerbanks: EasyAcc 26800 mAh 3/5, Xtar PB2 4/5, Xtar PB2S 5/5
Waiting for: (DQG Tiny) 21700 EDCs.