Efest IMR16500 900mAh (Red) 2014

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Official specifications:
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This cell is a 16500 cell, i.e. a 18500 cell on diet or maybe a fat 14500, being a 16500 it is also fairly short. Because it is a high current cell the capacity is not record breaking, but it is better than high capacity 14500 cells.

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There is fairly good tracking between the two cells and they can easily deliver 5A, but fails at 10A.

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Conclusion

The cell is better than any 14500 cell but cannot match the 18500 cells. This is as expected.



Notes and links

The batteries was supplied by Efest for review.

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