Imren IMR18650 3500mAh (Green)

30A%203500mah%20(6)

Official specifications:
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A high capacity and very high current cell from Imren.

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30A%203500mah%20(1) 30A%203500mah%20(2)

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The two cells are fairly close at low loads, at higher current they do not match as well.
During the 20A discharge the cells stops (Probably vents) and the output voltage is 0, no more testing was possible. The good thing is that the safety in the cell works, the bad is that these cell can never deliver 30A.

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Due to the failed cells I could not make these charts.

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Conclusion

The cells looks fine as high capacity cells, but they do not really handle high current.



Notes and links

The battery was supplied by Imren for a review.
Because Imren changed the wrapper after they shipped the batteries to me, the above pictures are taken by Imren.

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