AWT IMR18650 1600mAh (Yellow)

Flat top version (ft)

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This is a high current battery with fairly low capacity.

Official specifications:
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The battery does nice up to 20A with acceptable tracking between the cells and nearly constant capacity, but it cannot do 30A.

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AWT%20IMR18650%201600mAh%20(Yellow)%20ft-CapacityTimeHours

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Button top version (bt)


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The button top version has slightly higher resistance due to the button top. This is only significant well above 10A.

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These two cells do also track very nicely.

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Conclusion

The battery is a acceptable high current cell, at least up to 20A, but the capacity cannot match the newer high current cells.



Notes and links

The batteries was supplied by AWT for a 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
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