GTL LS16340 2300mAh (Gray)

Very cheap, very high capacity, can they be anything but a winner? (See conclusion)

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Official specifications:
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The rated capacity is about 7 times to high.

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The battery can handle up to about 1A load, above that the capacity goes down very fast. The curver tracks fairly well.

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Conclusion

The battery does not deliver what it promises, very far from, it is a low capacity 16340 battery without high current capabilities (This was as I expected, cheap high capacity LiIon does not exist).

The battery is useable, for some stuff, but it is very easy to find better batteries.

Generally speaking I will call this battery a looser



Notes and links

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
Comparison to other LiIon batteries