Test/Review of Samsung ICR18650-26H 2600mAh (Pink)

Samsung ICR18650-26H 2600mAh (Pink)

Official specifications:

  • Nominal Capacity: 2600mAh (0.2C, 2.75V discharge)
  • Minimum Capacity: 2550mAh(0.2C, 2.75V discharge)
  • Charging Voltage: 4.2 ±0.05 V
  • Nominal Voltage: 3.63V
  • Charging Method: CC-CV (constant voltage with limited current)
  • Charging Current: Standard charge: 1300mA, Rapid charge : 2600mA
  • Charging Time: Standard charge: 3hours, Rapid charge: 2.5hours
  • Max. Charge Current: 2600mA (ambient temperature 25°)
  • Max. Discharge Current: 5200mA (ambient temperature 25°)
  • Discharge Cut-off Voltage: 2.75V
  • Cell Weight: 47.0g max
  • Cell Dimension: Height : 65.00mm max, Diameter : 18.40mm max
  • Operating Temperature: Charge : 0 to 45°C, Discharge: -20 to 60°C
  • Storage Temperature: 1 year : -20~25°C, 3 months : -20~45°C, 1 month : -20~60°C

A standard 2600mAh cell from Samsung.

Very nice matching of the two batteries and capacity is nearly independent of load. This battery has slightly higher capacity than the 26F model, but lower voltage.


This is a very good cell for a standard 2600mAh cell.
Remember that the cell is unprotected this means it will have higher voltage at "high" load than protected batteries.

Notes and links

The batteries was supplied by Akkuteile.de 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

So the 26F and 26H are quite similar. Will you be reviewing the 26C too?

Not at the current time, i.e. I do not have it in queue.

A few days ago I ordered a 26F and I received 26H. Do I have a reason for complain?
Going to use this batteries in cheap XM-L/L2 flashlights like C8, WF-502B, SolarStorm SC02.

Go to my comparator and compare them, one is better at high current, the other has more capacity.

I just got done ripping open a working Dell laptop battery pack and found 6 of these. I guess I hit the jackpot. :bigsmile: