Efest IMR18650 3000mAh (Purple) 2016

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Official specifications:
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High capacity and high current cell.

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Efest%20IMR18650%203000mAh%20(Purple)%202016-Capacity

The cell is very good up to 20A, but at 30A I terminate the test due to temperature. The tracking between the cells shows that they are very well matched.

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Temperature raise at 15A load, to get the real cell temperature add (about) 25C to the temperature.

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I had to stop here, my rig melts at this temperature (I hope to improve this).
This is also the maximum discharge temperature for the battery.

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Conclusion

The battery has very good performance, 20A is no problem, at 30A it is probably best not to use continious discharge.



Notes and links

The batteries was supplied by Efest for a review.

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