Test/Review of Evva 18650 3600mAh (Black)

Evva 18650 3600mAh (Black)

Official specifications:

  • Type: 3.7V 3600mAh 18650 lithium battery protected
  • Cell: Panasonic NCR18650G high drain cell
  • Nominal voltage: 3.7V
  • Nominal capacity: 3600mAh discharge at 0.2C mA
  • Standard Charge voltage: 4.20V ( Full Charged Voltage )
  • Standard Charge current: 1800mA
  • Charge Time(Std.): 3 hours
  • Discharge cut-off voltage: 2.50V
  • PCB Protection trip current: about 10A
  • Operating environment: Charging 0°C ~ 45°C 65±20%RH, Discharging -20°C~60°C 65±20%RH
  • Storage environment: -20°C~60°C; Less than 1 month, -20°C~60°C; Less than 3 months
  • Cell Weight: 50g max.
  • Cell Dimension: (L) 68.90mm*(D) 18.60mm

The highest capacity 18650 from Evva at the current time.

Very nice discharge curves with good tracking between the cell. The protection kick in on the 7A trace.
My result is below rated capacity, some of the reason is probably because do not discharge to 2.5 volt, only to 2.8 volt.


This cell can handle some current and do have a good capacity, but like all the new 3500/3600mAh cell you do not get much (if any) extra capacity.

This is a very good cell.

Notes and links

The batteries was supplied by Evva for review.

How is the test done and how to read the charts
How is a protected LiIon battery constructed
More about button top and flat top batteries
Compare to 18650 and other batteries

Comparing them with the EVVA 3500mAh in your wonderful comparator, the conclusion must be:
The “3600mAh” has exactly the same cell as the “3500mAh”, but a weaker PCB.
So if one wants less current capability, less voltage, and less useable capacity, one should take the “higher capacity” version. Who would have guessed that. Thanks for clarifying this.
Luckily, I got the EVVA 3500mAh version from FT. The best protected 18650 I ever tested.

Very strange, this cell dosen’t look at all like the other G (Orbitronic 3600mha)in your comperator. It really does look like a GA :~

Is it really the fabled ultra rare G then why does it test like GA, is the G even produced any more…. :~

Anyway as light-wolff said the EVVA 3500mha is clearly superior in all aspects so i wonder why they did even release it, if they compared the cells they should have noticed that.

And thanks for the test HKJ :slight_smile: