Shockli IMR26650 5500mAh (Black) 2017

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Official specifications:

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A high current and high capacity 26650 cell.

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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.

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AT 20A they get rather hot, I measured about 78C.

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At 30A they reached 86C before the fuse blew.

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Conclusion

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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