King Kong 26650 is HARDCORE! 4525mAh and it's first cycle only!

The 10A testing here:

Result 4156mAh.

Wow Wow! We need a 26650 5 x XM-L soon.

I wonder if those MNKE IMR-26650, can hit the 20A and still give 3800mAh.

20 amps, the springs, switch and components would smoke first probably...heh.

Actually > 5A it is already not in the realm of budget lights already, but stuff like Elektrolumens, Lambda, HID searchlights with relays built in for switching. (my HID has a 10A rated relay in it)

There would definitely be serious problems for something like that. However I'm interested to know what that battery can do.

20A is quite a big current, as far as I know they handle correctly SST-90 DD which is around 10A.

My apologies. I fixed the link.


Sorry for annoying you again, my friend tested the protected pana 18650, but his charger cuts voltage at 3.35V which is not what I understand it should, and there is no way to modify the parameters manually, you can only place the battery chemestry and that is all, it starts discharging at 1A.

Would you let me know of a good charger where he could modify it manually?

Thanks in advance, and sorry for the off topic.

I would highly recommend the Jun-Si iCharger range of chargers.

thanks for this review

i was just about to buy some new 18650 for my bike light pack

i was considering the Panasonic NCR18650A but for 10 cells my battery pack was a touch expensive when i saw the king kongs

and then found this review i know these are larger cells in dia at least

with the larger capacity i could cut down the amount of cells and related components

i could cut my pack down to 8 cells just have to consider the size but you have given me another option to consider

Is there any reason why you can't use SLA for bike lights? Voltage? They are so much more cost effective and have the capacity as well. Just that they are a bit heavier, but relative to your body weight i think it's not that bad. Unless if you are into racing.

sorry not sure what SLA is

at the moment the lights are run off 2* 2p2s 18650 config just now but with the long nights and dark mornings i am looking to increase the run time and also run both the rear and front from a single pack the idea was to have each pair conected to it's own pcb to help with ballancing mutli cell pack

i used to run a set of the ever ready bike likghts with a 12v sealed battery and that was a beast but gave amazing run time

SLA = sealed lead acid

Probably the same as the sealed battery you said you had used previously.

Hello Stephen,

Would you let me know which one would you exactly recommend?

Did you check the discharge tests to be able to asure it will discharge down to 2.5-2.6V?

yea the same type thanks

however the lights run on 7.4v packs so i would have to drop the volts

and the sla is a bit to heavy to be lugging aroung on a push bike even a small one compaired to li ion

sorry didn't mean to hijack this thread either

and thank to the op for a great review

I have the base model - currently the 106B+ - and that does everything I need it to. It'll charge up to six li-ion cells in series. It'll also allow you to reduce the discharge end voltage below 3.0v, and adjust the charge end voltage above 4.2v.

You really don't need much more than that unless you need to charge a higher number of cells in series, or want a charger that stores your charge/discharge info without being attached to a PC, or have some other specific need that the 106B+ does not meet.

If you were looking for a better model, I'd probably go with the 208B. This has higher charge and discharge rates, higher built in discharge power capacity, 8S li-ion capacity, wider input voltage range, and stores log files. I would have purchased this model myself had I had the money at the time.

It is also interesting to store the data of the discharges, so with yours I undertand you can connect it via USB to discharge the graphs to the pc.

Yes, the 106B+ will provide data to a PC in real time via a USB cable. You can charge or discharge cells without being linked to a PC, but the data won't be saved.

The 206B and 208B both have some onboard memory, allowing them to save charge and discharge data when not attached to a PC.

Thanks a lot Stephen I owe you an XM-L U3 or something :)