Sanyo/Panasonic NCR18650GA 3500mAh (Red)

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Official specifications:
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A high capacity cell from one of the largest LiIon manufacturer.

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As expected these discharge curve is tracking nearly perfectly. The cells are high capacity cell, but can deliver some current.
Because I cut the discharge at 2.8 volt, I do not get the full capacity from the cell.

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The cells are rated for 10A and at 15A discharge the batteries gets very hot, on the first cell I terminated discharge at 75C and the second cell I terminated at 85C (The maximum allowed cell temperature is 70C).

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Conclusion

These cell has very good capacity and can also handle current, this makes it one of the current top cells for that.
Being from Panasonic there is no doubt that it is good cells.



Notes and links

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