Latest edit : With the latest info by other members, it looks like fake cells / unprotected cells are rampant....even though you ordered protected cells. Layman folks would not test if they have unprotected or protected cells be it via a DMM dead short or eyeballing if there is a kink at the -ve end. And I have been hearing even with that kink, it could be just a disc that is NOT a PCB. Very sad.....
Not recommended, stick to the good proven cells.
Got mine yesterday. 2266mAh.
With sticker. Capable of > 3A easily. 1st cycle 2266mAh @ 1A, discharged to 2.7V, unloaded will get back to 3.5V.
These discounted $8.39 ones. With 20% coupon, you'd pay 6.71.
Latest update, 22nd Nov, still unprotected but crazy performance @ 1A down to ~2.7V as measured by Uni T UT-58E. (genuine copy IMAX B6 is a bit inaccurate due to non-precise resistors used)
I noticed something tonight. When I log into DD it comes up in AUD , switched to USD. Same price .Checked out with Paypal. AUD is slightly better than the USD so it is cheaper to buy in USD. Nice little skimming operation from DD. Also I originally had trouble paying via secure checkout. Now I have two unpaid for orders and the order I paid for has not gone through. DD points are gone too.
update. deleted orders and tried to pay again, finally worked. Difference is only a matter of cents but still worth checking. Didn't get my points so it cost me more.
I ordered protected batteries on Oct 20th, and today (Nov 3rd) I received unprotected batteries in the mail. I will be sending DinoDirect a message about this mix-up. Hopefully they will be able to fix the problem.
I'm dealing with DD about wrong battery. They offered me $3 gift card (which I didn't accept) and promisess they are going to do it better next time. Yea, shure, if you are lucky! Someone who packs those things doesn't recognize difference between protected and unprotected. I've got batteries with completly correct codes on label, but wrong item. This is the picture I've sent them.
I've asked to connect me to their supervisor. We'll see......