Need recommendations for 18650 batteries for SolarForce L2P and charger


I just bought the Solarforce L2P light and now need the batteries.

Which ones do you recommend that will fit the L2P ?

After searching the forum , I found these one :

” Panasonic NCR18650PD 18650 3.6V 2900mAH Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries (2-Pack) Panasonic NCR18650PD 18650 3.6V 2900mAH Rechargeable Li-ion”:

” Panasonic NCR18650B 18650 3.7V 3400mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries (2-Pack) Panasonic NCR18650B 18650 3.7V 3400mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries “:

As-Is Authentic Sanyo UR18650ZTA 18650 3000mAh 3.7V Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries

The 2 Panasonic had some reviews from users but the Sanyo had none which really surprise me since I thought Sanyo made some good batteries (Enelloop) ??

I basically want one reliable, durable and not too expensive.

As for the charger, what do you think of the NiteCore I4 version 2, I read lots of good review.

Thanks a lot

The I4 v2 charger is considered a good charger. It does closely follow the proper charger cc/cv algorithm.
As for a good battery, this discussion has been brought up several times before and does depend on your preference and length can be a issue for some lights.

Don’t buy the Sanyo’s marked “as-is”. They are likely pulled from laptop packs, not brand new cells.

Any of the mentioned cells will work fine, if the drop in is not a barn burner I would say get the NCR18650B.

Panasonic owns Sanyo by memory.
I suspect Panasonic package their inferior cells under the Sanyo brand.
I’ve no proof whatsoever of this though.

I recommend protected cells - the Pana PDs are nice. My L2Ps don’t work well with laptop pulls and other unprotected cells because they’re too short to get sufficient spring compression.

Thanks for all the replies.

I finally bought this one recommended by 007 in another thread :

Sanyo UR18650F 18650 2600mAh Protected Rechargeable Lithium Batteries