EnerPower VC+ 18650 3450mAh (Purple)

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Official specifications:
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These cells are a test of a high performance protection, it has lower resistance and can handle higher current than usual protections.

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The discharge chart shows a very good cell and the new protetion means less voltage drop due to protection, but the protection trips at way to high current.

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The rated 10A is handleded within the allowable temperature

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But at 15A the temperature gets too high and I stop the test.

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At 20A the discharge stops because the output voltage drops below 2.8V

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Conclusion

It is nice with a lower voltage drop on the protection, but the protection has too high current limit for this cell.



Notes and links

The batteries was supplied by Enerpower for review.

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