Shockli IMR26650 5500mAh (Black) 2017
- Nominal voltage: 3.7V
- Nominal capacity: 5500mAh
- Charge voltage: 4.20V +/-0.5V
- Standard charge current: 0.5A
- Maximum Charge current: 2A
- Maximum continuous discharge: 20A
- Maximum pulse discharge: 30A
A high current and high capacity 26650 cell.
The two cells are very well matched and as usual I test them a bit above specifications. They handled 20A fine, but did not like 30A continuous, it blew a fuse inside both cells, preventing me from doing the rest of the tests.
AT 20A they get rather hot, I measured about 78°C.
At 30A they reached 86°C before the fuse blew.
The performance of these cells looks very good and I will look on it as an advantage that they blew a fuse when overloaded (Instead of blowing up).
For vapers that want to use 30A, this fuse is no problem, I draw 30A for about 8 minutes continuous before it blew.
Notes and links
The battery was supplied by shockli.com for review.
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