Soshine 18650 LiFePO4 1800mAh (Black)
- Nominal voltage: 3.2 V
- Nominal capacity: 1800 mAh
- Core cell weight: 40 g
- Size: D18.1*H68.5mm
- Continuous Discharge: 5A / Pulse: 3A (Pulse current lower than continuous current?)
- Typical fast charge current: 3.6A to 3.6V CC/CV
- Fast charge time: 40 minutes
- Cycle life at 10C discharge, 100% DOD: over 1,000 cycles (Nice long lifetime, but difficult to test because protection limits discharge to 2C)
Soshine has a series of LiFePO4 cells, this is their 18650 sized one.
This is a typical LiFePO4 discharge curve and it looks good. As can be seen the voltage is nearly flat during discharge and then drops very fast when the battery is empty.
LiFePO4 has a significant voltage drop when charging stops.
The cells looks like good LiFePO4 cells, but I wonder about the fairly low current overload protection.
There is also the usual limited capacity with this chemistry, it has less than half the energy of a modern 4.2 volt LiIon cell.
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