Efest IMR18650 2500mAh (Purple) BT 2014

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Official specifications:
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Efest high current 18650 in button top version, again with the optimistic 35A rating.

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These curves shows a very good battery, there is a good tracking between the batteries and not much capacity drop from 0.2A to 20A.

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Conclusion

The button top will add a very small resistance and reduce the performance slightly at very high currents.
Usual a battery with unspecified cell will not get better rating than acceptable, but there is no doubt this is a very good cell that is used here.



Notes and links

The batteries was supplied by Efest for review.

How is the test done and how to read the charts
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