Sources for protected, button top 18650 cells

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Sources for protected, button top 18650 cells

I’d like to buy some new 18650 cells with button tops and builtin protection. Where can I find some retailers with these sorts of items?

I probably should mention that I’m located in the US, and so I’ll be interested in online sources with delivery in the US.

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And liionwarehouse, etc. Someone has that list somewhere…

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Lightbringer wrote:
Someone has that list somewhere…

You mean this? I update it every few weeks.

http://batteries.parametrek.com/index.html?size=18650&features=button%20...

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I know what you mean man. Thumbs Up I’ve got a Fenix TK47 that runs in series and requires button tops to fit. Check out illumn.com Beer

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Now we’re rollin’…

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Lightbringer wrote:
Now we’re rollin’…

Maybe for this individual’s specific application he or she only needs one battery. That works too. Just trying to help the poor soul out. Thumbs Up

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A bit off topic, but I see that these are back in stock...

https://liionwholesale.com/collections/batteries/products/molicel-npe-inr-21700-p42a-45a-4200mah-flat-top-21700-battery-authorized-distributor

(There was a thread where someone was looking for great 21700 cells on the cheap.)

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My favorite website/dealer for cells is Orbtronic at Orbtronic.com
Their cells are VERY high quality (manufactured by Panasonic) and you can get some really high capacity cells there, as well as high drains one for the current hungry flashlights. They have very fast shipping and excellent packaging. All the cells I’ve gotten from them have performed perfectly well and after almost 6 yrs, I still have some 18650 cells from them that are at very close to their original rated capacity. They also carry Samsung and Sony cells, as well as non-Orbtronic branded Panasonic cells.

I recently bought two 21700, 5000mAh buttontop protected cells with a 10 amp discharge rating and subsequently got a 2 bay fast charger for 21700 cells after realizing the cells were too long for my Opus BT-C3100. It’s the Xtar SC2 and it’ll charge a single cell at 3 amps or 2 cells at 2amps each. They also make a 4 bay charger but I don’t have too many cells and I’m definitely happy with the SC2 for now.

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Don’t know about the opposite, but AFAIK protected cells are always buttontop.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Don’t know about the opposite, but AFAIK protected cells are always buttontop.

Yep Grad

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2-26350-P91 wrote:
Henk4U2 wrote:
Don’t know about the opposite, but AFAIK protected cells are always buttontop.

Yep Grad

Saw a flat top on AliExpress once. Now that I have a Spot Welder I could make them Big Smile

Texas Ace Lumen Tube calibrated with maukka lights

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Funtastic wrote:
2-26350-P91 wrote:
Henk4U2 wrote:
Don’t know about the opposite, but AFAIK protected cells are always buttontop.

Yep Grad

Saw a flat top on AliExpress once. Now that I have a Spot Welder I could make them Big Smile

Love your YouTube beamshots brother. Cool

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Parametrek wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
Someone has that list somewhere…

You mean this? I update it every few weeks.

http://batteries.parametrek.com/index.html?size=18650&features=button%20...

Now that looks like a valuable resource! Thanks for maintaining that list, and for replying to my post with a link to it.

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Funtastic wrote:
https://budgetlightforum.com/node/63587

Woo-hoo! Thanks for that link.

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2-26350-P91 wrote:
Lightbringer wrote:
Now we’re rollin’…

Maybe for this individual’s specific application he or she only needs one battery. That works too. Just trying to help the poor soul out. Thumbs Up

More like 8-10, but still, not a lot.

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Henk4U2 wrote:
Don’t know about the opposite, but AFAIK protected cells are always buttontop.

I’m just a rank newbie, with less than a month as an 18650 owner. As such, I don’t claim to know anything for certain, but as for the opposite, I’ve read that there are button top cells that aren’t protected. So I guess I might have just said “protected” and that would have implied button top … but as a total newb, I am still very much in “I don’t assume anything” mode.

According to something else I’ve read, these things have about as much energy in them as 1/4 their weight of dynamite. So, yep… I’m planning to be pretty careful about not assuming anything.

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817 wrote:
Henk4U2 wrote:
Don’t know about the opposite, but AFAIK protected cells are always buttontop.

I’m just a rank newbie, with less than a month as an 18650 owner. As such, I don’t claim to know anything for certain, but as for the opposite, I’ve read that there are button top cells that aren’t protected. So I guess I might have just said “protected” and that would have implied button top … but as a total newb, I am still very much in “I don’t assume anything” mode.

According to something else I’ve read, these things have about as much energy in them as 1/4 their weight of dynamite. So, yep… I’m planning to be pretty careful about not assuming anything.

Honestly, I think modern protected lithium ion batteries are very safe, unless you’re extremely negligent and do things that are against common sense. I’ve never even been close to having an issue with a lithium ion cell, much less had any risk of danger. Idk why there’s such a stigma around lithium ion cells and how “dangerous” they are. Sure some defective units have blown up in the past, sure they can blow up if you’re an egghead and you handle them very incorrectly. Outside of that, I see no reason to be scared. It’s always good to be careful though, and with the way you’re talking, it seems you’ll be just fine and in the group of people who never encounters any issues.

I just like shining my lights into the dark out of pure enjoyment and awe.
We've come far technologically and it's crazy to imagine what the future holds.