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    Default 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    I had purchased an EagleTac 3100mAH battery from GoingGear (white/red one) and also one from another vendor on here (black one). I've seen pictures of the black one before but never seen the white/red one. From reading the specs, they appear to be the same. The length is exactly the same and the button tops are the same. Voltage reads about the same off of each one after a full charge, so not sure if one is just a "newer model" compared to the other, or just using a different manufacturing battery cover (although they both use the same EagleTac logos).

    Is one better than the other? Is one newer than the other? I need to get more of them, so should I get more of the white/red ones, or the black ones? Or should I just get whichever one is cheaper?













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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    Can't help you on which is better, but last month, I got two ET 3100s from a guy selling them on Ebay and they are the black/white ones, but they didn't come with the boxes.

    Both work fine and he's a US seller, so who knows?

    I know CalliesKustom changed their labels, so it's not unheard of.

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    Just a label change. Same battery. The white and red are newer and I think look better.
    The Black one looked like AW
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    Arrow Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    The red, silver & black one looks just like the one I purchased thru illuminationGear a few months ago. I will probably order another 18650 from them in the near future ... will be interesting to see if I get a red & white one. Just curious: how much did you pay for your red & white one (if you don't mind my asking)?

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by Danielight View Post
    Just curious: how much did you pay for your red & white one (if you don't mind my asking)?
    GG has the white/red ones listed on their site for $14.99 + shipping (or spend over $50 and get free shipping). Ironically, they have pictured on their website the black/silver/red ones.

    I paid $12.75 shipped for the black one pictured above, just by itself so it saved me a few bucks on shipping.... otherwise, I would've just ordered from GG if I needed more, but I only needed 1 at the time.

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    I just got my order, and they are the white/red wrapped. I must say, the look very sharp; hopefully they have the same (or better) electronics & cell that reviews quoted them as having. I always have to wonder a bit when packaging is changed, but that is just me being paranoid.

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    I have 8, all black

    new labels are scary. contact eagtac themselves, and ask about the history of label changes, to be 100% sure what you have
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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    I have 8, all black

    new labels are scary. contact eagtac themselves, and ask about the history of label changes, to be 100% sure what you have
    For what its worth, looking at Eagletac's site here:
    http://www.eagletac.com/html/accesso...0_3100mah.html
    I think we are OK. If you look at the bare silver cell on the bottom picture, you can see two sets of machine printing. Looking at my cell, I can see the same printing behind the wrapper. Additionally, the top is identical to the black wrapped version on the site.

    As it is, this new label makes it look more professional and "battery like", so I can't blame em on updating it (as long as nothing else changes) ...

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    According to my local Eagletac dealer, the red/white packaging is the newer one.

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    the newer ones will be the red/white ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    According to my local Eagletac dealer, the red/white packaging is the newer one.
    And they are still the same Panasonic cells?

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    Thanks for starting the thread. I just got a pair of red and white ones and got a little anxious. I'm okay now.

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    The red/white ones are the newer batches. The black wrapped ones were from the original production batch. Going forward, they should be red/white for a while. They are still the same cells and protection circuits.

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    Default Re: 2 different EagleTac 18650 3100mAH batteries?

    Did they make the change so their is no label to make the diameter smaller? Seems like a good idea the labels sometime make a big difference on whether the battery fits in some light's or not, I know I have a a few AW and Redilast 2900 and 3100's without a label so they would fit in certain light's. The silver/black Eagletac was already pretty slim for a protected 3100 so this should make it even better.
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