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    18650 battery in $2 shop

    Found this at a local $2 shop, anyone seen this brand before and would you trust it?


    It was marked at $3.50 Bargain!! ha



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    No, and no

    Grossly overrated capacity. Integrated protection circuit (if it does) so it's probably an ICR battery (I no longer use any ICR batteries because they are a fire hazard).

    Flatten the battery to 3.2 volts then charge it in a smart charger that tells you how many mAh the battery took. A safe bet for the battery will be around 1600mAh. At a 2C rating that would give you a maximum of 3.2 amps discharge current.

    See if it gives you the 'C' rating anywhere on the package, but it probably won't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoekone View Post
    Found this at a local $2 shop, anyone seen this brand before and would you trust it?
    Never heard of them before and yes about as much as i'd trust a Galaxy Note 7.

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    and I would take a galaxy note over an apple anything

    They explode too but get less publicity - all down to the battery quality - *sighs at familiar story (although am doubtful any battery out there is really perfect 100% accident free and like apple products ...other things tha use batts explode but nothing is ever said) .. as to OP thingy - nah... stick to quality known safer brands I reckon

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