Review request for HKJ [Rechargeable Batteries]

This thread is for review request for batteries. This means:

LiIon batteries, i.e. 26650, 18650, 14500, 10440, 16340, etc.

NiMH batteries, i.e. AAA, AA, C and D

Alkaline/lithium batteries, i.e. AAA, AA, C, D and CR123

Sometime other batteries can also be accepted, but I do not really want to get into Li-poly batteries at the current time!

When posting a request, please post a link to where I can get it, i.e. a shop that ships to EU (This usual excludes US shops, due to the very high shipping prices on LiIon batteries).

It will usual be a few month from I order the battery, until I can publish a review. I do often have many batteries in queue.

I will look for/order the LG, Samsung, Sanyo and the AWT will be undecided for now.

LG HG2 IMR 18650 3000 mAh20A

AWT IMR 18650 3000 mAh 35A

Samsung IMR 30Q 18650 3000mAh 15A ordered

LG INR18650 MJ1 3500mAh

Samsung INR18650-35E

Sanyo NCR18650GA 3.6V 3500 mAh

I have ordered all of these:

TrustFire IMR16340 3.7V 700mAh tested

TrustFire IMR14500 3.7V 700mAh tested

TrustFire IMR18350 3.7V 800mAh tested

Nitecore NL166 RCR123A 650mAh tested

Nitecore NL147 14500 750mAh arrived

Nitecore IMR18350 3.7V 700mAh tested

MKNE 26650 3500mAh arrived

I do have the test data for this, but have not gotten around to publish a review yet.

10180 li-ion battery For DQG Spy

I will take a close look at Ikea and their shipping charges. Arrived

I will look at the shipping charge for Philips Lithium. I would like some more lithium types (AAA+9V), but I checked two other dealers and they did not ship to Denmark.

To look at when my queue is shorter:



LiFePO4 batteries in 18650, 16340 AAA and AA

I will not get these at the current time, but if I run low on batteries to test I can get them fast.

Efest IMR26650 4200mAh…

Efest IMR26650 5200mAh…

Again something I will add to the low priority queue:


Olight 3600mAh:

Rechargeable batteries 4 x AA 2500mAh low self-discharge Case Vapextech 4897018594081 | eBay on order

My queue of LiIon below 2800mAh is just about empty and I am looking for suggestions for batteries to test.

Note: I do still have some tested batteries that are not published yet.

As always, many thanks to HKJ for sharing his reviews with us!


Can I give Three[3] requests?!

-LG HG2 IMR 18650 3000 mAh20A

-AWT IMR 18650 3000 mAh 35A

- Samsung IMR 30Q 18650 3000mAh 15A

Sorry,I do not know of any links in Europe.

Thanks, :slight_smile:

TrustFire IMR16340 3.7V 700mAh

TrustFire IMR14500 3.7V 700mAh

TrustFire IMR18350 3.7V 800mAh

Nitecore NL166 RCR123A 650mAh

Nitecore NL147 14500 750mAh

Nitecore IMR18350 3.7V 700mAh

10180 li-ion battery For DQG Spy

I am willing to chip in on the cost.

i’m also interested in trustfire IMR-batteries

Sanyo 18650GA 3500 mAh

edit: NKON has it in stock.

If possible I think HKJ would appreciate a link to the requested product, if possible to somewhere that has cheaper shipping to Europe.

Thanks HKJ. I look forward to ALL your test results.

With respect to you, This will be the only comment on any of these until your done testing!

I will say this about one of them N’Core 16340 NL166. From my own experience[piece of junk!] and a German company that tested it, I will be shocked if you get good results! Rated at 650mAh they got 18mAh actual capacity!

That was probably a faulty cell, I will not expect Nitecore to sell cells that bad (It might also be a fake Nitecore).

I hope these review request threads are going to make it easier for me to keep track of request and also make it easier for other people to see what is upcoming (It will not list everything I plan to review).

Sorry,I should have noticed this!

I was wondering why they did not use 2 cells like you. At the end they said,

Despite the fact that the PCB didn’t trigger, this cell cannot handle the 2A currents we vapers need. Perhaps this test needs to be redone with fresh samples.

Request suggestions:


Edit: Sorry didnt noticed the other thread Off topic, but IKEA now also have a 3 port USB charger Max 3400mAh total and max 2400mAh on single port, named KOPPLA. Maybe something for future testing? The price is 79 SEK or about 9 USD (actually it´s 9.99 on the US site)

Thanks for all your work! :beer:

Kind regards

How about these?
Olight 16340
Olight 14500
Still cant see any reviews of these batteries

I can’t wait until you have reviewed these, because i have so far not bought a battery you haven’t checked out yet :slight_smile: :wink:

LG INR18650 MJ1 3500mAh (10A)

Samsung INR18650-35E

LG INR18650MH1 3200mAh (3C)

Sanyo NCR18650GA 3.6V 3500 mAh

And because the Windyfire 14500 10A batteries was great, i am really curious about these………

WindyFire IMR 18350 700mah 3.7v 10.5A

Windyfire IMR 18650 2500mah 3.6v 35A

I for one am more than willing to buy some cells and ship them to HKJ.

For example..

We all know at least something about the name brand Li-Ion cells but know nothing about the NiMH in sizes normally found in Li-Ion cells.

The question I have is how many cells are needed for proper testing - 2?

MH1 is already published.

I have tested the Windyfire and will publish them when I am finished with Shockli

The rest goes onto the todo list.

Yes, it is two cells. With AA/AAA it is often 4 cells, but that is only to get a picture of the package.

With unusual battery sizes I either has to make new test scripts or process them the same ways as a already defined size, for the above it would probably be fine to run them the same way as C cells.

I will not ask anything , I just want to thank you for your assistance and your trouble my friend.

Always be well ΗΚJ

Soshine 26650 5500mAh

Efest IMR26650 4200mAh

Efest IMR26650 5200mAh