- Jan 1, 2015
I see Lowe's sells Duracell 14430 LifePO4 cells. Spacer needed to fit an AA/14500 tube? Yes, that is 4/5AA size. ><
Also found this Tenergy LiFePO4 AA quad, but I see spec for max continuous discharge is 1C. Can that safely drive incan, 1200mA? I'm already aware Tenergy's 16340 LiFePO4 cannot handle incan.
These 500mAh Exell intrigue me, for domestic ship, and unlike most unrecognized LiFePO4 AA labels, the reasonably honest capacity claim. No discharge specs.
My understanding is LiFePO4 is a popular consumer chem in Chinese markets. Anyone know what labels/manufacturers are most popular for 3.2V AA there?
Also considering (all this is for Malkoff AA body w/ Elite head) going with multiple cell NiMH for maximum safety... but the capacity is crushed (compared to AA NiMH, about the same or less than the IFR14500 above).
I have been using those Chinese made 16340 / 14500 (AA) LiFePo4 batteries for long time, usually with 1.2A bulb.
I also use 16340 LiFePo4 in my Fenix TK15UE, that is 2.4A at high output.
All work well, and I did not see any decrease of capacity.
I think all brands out there are all relabeled Chinese made batteries, they are all quite similar.