Best high capacity 18650?

Cheeze1617

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What 18650 battery do you usually use.
 
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I don't have any high drain lights, so I just use NCR18650B cells. Nothing fancy.
 

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The majority of my 18650's are Eagletac protected's. Mainly for the base cells they employ. 2500's would be in the majority, with 3100's next. I even have a few of the old original black and red 2400's that are still going strong. 99% of my charging is done with a 4 bay SoshineV3 and I also use a 2 bay Pila on the oddest of occasion's.

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-Eagletac 2500(blue/white)protected
-Keeppower 2600/3100/3400protected
-Panasonic IMR 2200(dont remember the model)
-Lumilight 3400protected
-AW IMR 2000?



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NCR18650B Panas green

NCR18650PF Panas green
 

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Orbtronics 3100s, great customer service from them and very high quality so I'm sure I will stick with them. Last order I placed was on a Saturday right after lunch and the package was delivered Monday afternoon. How many companies receive an order on a Saturday and get the damn thing out the same day. :thumbsup:
 

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Re: Favorite 18650 battery of your flashlight

I'm using the panny NCR18650B in my lights.
Since you're from utah too cheeze I know a place to get them in SLC for about $4 each.
 

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Good question. I've been trying different brands to get a feel for what works,what doesn't.
i have some Panasonic NCR18650B, some Eagletac 3100 protected, some Olight 3400, and sone Nitecore 2600.
if I could find a reliable, cheap USA based source for the NCR18650B, I would probably standardize on thrm.
 

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I'm using the panny NCR18650B in my lights.
Since you're from utah too cheeze I know a place to get them in SLC for about $4 each.

I'd also be interested in knowing where?
 

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There is 0 chance, you can get 4x NCR18650B for 16$
 

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Eagletac 18650s. Do have a few unprotected Panasonic 2900, and two unbranded protected Panasonic 3100.
 

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Re: Favorite 18650 battery of your flashlight

LG ICR18650D1 4.35v 3000mAh
Panasonic NCR18650PF 2900 mAh
Panasonic NCR18650BD 3200 mAh
Sony US18650VTC5 2600 mAh

Thats what I'm using currently. The LG 4.35v seem to make my SRT6vn a tad brighter, but I could just be imaging things. It does make it get hotter a little faster though.
 

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Thats what I'm using currently. The LG 4.35v seem to make my SRT6vn a tad brighter, but I could just be imaging things. It does make it get hotter a little faster though.

Hotter then with the VTC5? that's really surprising....
 

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Yeah, just seems like that too me. I have not run tests to prove it though.

I'm hoping we will have some proof with good testing between the 2 in the next two weeks. So stay tuned!
 

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Various from Samsung and LG 3.8v(4.35) and do notice a longer run time between charges. The KeepPower 18650 from 3100mah to IMR 30A 2100mah
Lots of sanyo 2800 and pany 3100/3400 protected and unprotected.Sony vtc5,efest 3400mah
All my lights are fed,usually down to the output to mah,example my tk61vn uses sanyo 2800,my tk75vn uses pany 3400,sr52vn uses KPs 3100 and miniVN 3400 efest.

Few spares


No fav cells,just what is best food for a specific light for value/runtime/performance :D

I guess thess pany cells are one of my used be it protected or not

These efest 3400 are good value cells



Single cell i tend to go with unprotected,mutli protected cells,high A like vinh lights then IMR:D
 

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A123 3.2 Volts 18650 Lithium : Iron Phosphate cells (I have bought two, and they last surprisingly long in my handheld 520nm green direct diode laser, and might be used for SST-50 white LED flashlight or a 5 - 10 Watts 365nm blacklight flashlight eventually).

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I go with KeepPower 3400s mostly. I have some soshine 3400s that have preformed well too.

And I have some tenergy 2600s. They work well, but lower capacity.

The KeepPowers are my favorite.

In my pd35vn I use unprotected AW 2000s. They hold up great.
 

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Orbtronic and their Panasonic NCR18650B 3100/3400 cells. Great customer service and price for repeat customers.
 

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Utah guys, NPS store 1600 Empire Rd. Salt lake city Ut. Battery section. 3 pack wrapped in blue plastic. $12.93 for three. Take off blue plasic and you will find green NCR18650B's.
Believe it or not.
 

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