LG HG2 18650 Still Okay?

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LG HG2 18650 Still Okay?

I know there’s lots of newer fancier 18650’s out in the wild these days. Lots of members like Samsung 30Q’s, Panasonic, Vapecell, Shockli etc. From graphs that I looked at, the LG seems to be still up there. Are the LG’s still ok these days?

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They’re okay but if 30Qs or VTC6 are available at an equal price, then I’d go with those instead

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Okay sounds good. I was wondering because I have 8 of em. I also have 2 30Q’s. I mean how much more in performance compared to the newer batteries? Few more capacity, voltage, etc. Looks like not by a whole lot so I think I’m still good. Ahhhh now I can sleep good knowing I still have powerful batteries! Angry Crazy

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Yeah, I don’t get why people get worked up about cells that are probably only a few percentage points away from each other in performance. There’s high-drain and high-capacity as far as I’m concerned. Oh, and “disposable” cells like laptop pulls that are still perfectly serviceable in low-stress lights.

Let a “better” cell age after a few cycles, and it’ll probably be beat by a newer but “lesser” cell.

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^ Right on

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LG HG2 seemed to have disappeared. They were the hottest battery at one time.

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I’ve had HG2’s last every bit as long, if not longer than 30Q’s, in vape devices. Last set lasted two years with 700+ charge cycles on them. They are still working two more years later in flashlights. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy more, as long as they are authentic, and can find them.

BTW, that is not LG packaging. Thats 3rd party packaging. As far as I know, no manufacturer packages individual cells like that, other than re-wrap companies like Vapcell, Efest, Orbtronic, Keepower, etc… Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic/Sanyo cells are packaged like this from the factory.

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When it comes to battery life-cycle longevity, I rate my LGs considerably higher than my Samsungs, both in INR and ICR categories.

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tatasal wrote:
When it comes to battery life-cycle longevity, I rate my LGs considerably higher than my Samsungs, both in INR and ICR categories.

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If genuine (many fakes where I live), I consider HG2’s to be a good high drain battery that I wouldn’t hesitate to put in any light I have although I prefer the VCT6A’s that were briefly available here. Although it’s a good battery I’ve always been a little puzzled at many peoples preference for the 30Q.

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Not so much a preference (I’ve got 30Qs, HG2s, VTCwhatevers (5/5A/6), etc.), but from what I’ve seen they’re just more common and easier to get.

Also got a lot of Sofirns, Immolates, Nitecores, other come-with cells.

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