List of Battery Tests

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Here are links to the battery tests that I have done to date and links to my test methods and equipment. I'll keep this list updated as more tests are completed.

Note: The conclusions and recommendations I make here and in the links below are only my personal opinion. Carefully research any battery you are considering using before purchasing.


900mAh LiPo Pack Test Results

1800mAh LiPo Pack Test Results

Automotive Cell Test Results

18350 Test Results
The above tests include the following cells:
Aosibo Red 800mAh
AW Red (button top) 800mAh
AWT Yellow 800mAh
Brillipower Green 900mAh
Efest Purple V2 (button) 700mAh
Efest Red/Silver 800mAh
Imren Blue 800mAh
Keeppower Black 750mAh
MXJO Red/Silver 800mAh
MXJO Yellow 700mAh
Tensai Blue 700mAh
Vappower Green 750mAh

Additional 18350 tests:

18500 Test Results

26650 Test Results
The above tests include the following cells:
AWT Yellow 75A 4500mAh
AWT Red 45A 5200mAh
Basen Black 30A 4500mAh
Brillipower Green 80A 4500mAh
Efest Purple 32A 3500mAh
Efest Green 20 4200mAh
Efest Purple 40A 4200mAh
Efest Purple 15A 5200mAh
Imren Orange 60A 3600mAh
Keeppower Black 30A 4200mAh
Keeppower Black 20A 5200mAh
Kidney Puncher 20A 4000mAh
MNKE Orange (narrow) 35A 3500mAh
Orbtronic 20A 5200mAh
Vappower Green 40A 4200mAh
Vappower Green 20A 5200mAh

Additional 26650 tests:

18650 Shootout Test Results


18650 Bench Test Results

CLRD Yellow 35A 2800mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A/2500mAh battery

Conflict Green Top 40A 3500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just another rewrapped 10A battery

Conflict 60A 3500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a dangerously overrated 20A battery!

Efest Purple 30A 2100mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A battery

Efest 35A 2900mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 15A+ battery

Efest 38A 2100mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...an ok 20A cell, no higher

Efest Purple 40A 2600mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A battery

Efest 35A 2800mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a 20A/2300mAh battery

Efest Purple 35A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A battery, equal to HG2 though

Efest Purple 20A 3500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just another rewrapped 10A battery

Efest Metallic Purple 20A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...accurately rated 20A, the HohmWork

Efest Metallic Purple 20A 2900mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a 20A battery, a lower grade HG2?

Efest Metallic Purple 20A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...accurately rated 20A, looks like 30Q

Eizfan 40A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A battery, probably a 30Q

EnerCig EC-C5A 35A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a fantastic battery, Sony VTC5A rewrap

EnerCig EC-NSX 22A 2600mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a great battery, Sanyo UR18650NSX rewrap

EnerCig EC-C6 25A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a fantastic battery, Sony VTC6 rewrap

Energy Vap 35A 3000mAh Bench Test Results...a dangerously overrated 20A 2700mAh battery!

Enook 40A 2600mAh 18650 Bench test Results...ridiculously overrated, poor performing 20A battery

Enook 40A 3100mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just 20A and same as Enook 3000mAh battery?

Enook 40A 3100mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just 20A and same as Enook 3000mAh battery?

Enook 40A 3200mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only 10A, shame on you Enook!

Enook 35A 3600mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a shamefully overrated 10A battery!

ESYB Green 20A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...tested as 19A/2900mAh, seems to be HG2

ESYB Green 12A 3500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...tested 12A/3300mAh, seems to be NCR18650GA

Gpower Yellow/Black 20A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...accurately rated, poor performing

Gpower Yellow/Black 25A 2600mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a poor performing 19A 2500mAh battery

Gpower Yellow/Black 20A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a poor performing 17A 2800mAh battery

Hibatt Orange 35A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A battery, probably a 25R

HohmLife 36.3A 3077mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A- battery but a great one, equal to HG2

HohmWork 40.6A 2531mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A battery but great, better than HE2

Imren Orange 30A 2100mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A+ battery


Imren Purple 40A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a 20A cell that runs very hot

Imren Yellow 40A 2000mAh18650 Bench Test Results...a decent 20A battery, may be an HD2

Imren Gold 20A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...an accurately rated battery!

Imren Leopard 50A 2600mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just a 20A rewrap

Imren 40A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...only a 17A battery, damaged at 30A

Imren Gold 30A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a ridiculously overrated battery

Imren Green 40A 3200mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...just 17A, the purple Imren 3000mAh rewrapped!

Imren Green 40A 3200mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...now 10A, shame on you Imren!

Imren Yellow 25A 3400mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just a 12A battery

The green 30A 3500mAh Imren is a 10A battery!

Juicebox 22.5A 1500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a 20A 1600mAh battery, damaged at 25A

Kdest Black 35A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...ridiculously overrated, one was a dud

Kdest Beige 35A 2800mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...shamefully overrated, just a 10A battery!

Kdest White 40A 3100mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...preposterously overrated, absurd pulse rating

Kdest Black 15A 3500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just a 10A 3400mAh battery

LG HB2 30A 1500mAh 18650 Retest Results...a great 30A battery, about equal to VTC3

LG HB4 30A 1500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a fantastic 30A battery, beats HB6 when pulsed!

LG HB4 "Mustard" 30A 1500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a great 30A battery, better than brown HB4

LG HB6 30A 1500mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...a fantastic cool-running true 30A battery, but low capacity

LG HB6 Pink 30A 1500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...great 32A/1500mAh battery, better than ivory HB6

LG HB7 15A 1500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a low capacity 17A battery

LG HD2 25A 2000mAh 18650 Retest Results...a great 25A battery, equal to VTC4

LG HD2C 20A 2100mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a 22A/2200mAh battery, better than the HD2

LG HD4 Salmon 18650 Bench Test Results...a 25A/2100mAh battery, in between HD2 and HD2C

LG HE2 20A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...a very good 20A battery

LG HE4 20A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...a good 20A battery but 25R5 is better

LG INR18650-HG2 20A 3000mAh Bench Retest Results...a great 20A battery!

LG MH1 10A 3200mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...safe at 10A but suffers damage

LG MJ1 10A 3400mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...an good 10A battery

ModWorx 38A 2100mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A battery, collapses at 38A

MXJO Yellow 30A 1600mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just a 21A battery but 2100mAh

MXJO Yellow 35A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...a ridiculously overrated 20A/2400mAh battery

MXJO Yellow 35A 2600mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a 19A/2500mAh battery, gets dangerously hot

MXJO Yellow 35A 2800mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 20A battery but equals the 25R

MXJO Yellow 30A 2900mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a preposterously overrated 10A/2700mAh battery

MXJO Yellow/Silver 35A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...a dangerously overrated 20A battery!

MXJO Yellow/Silver 35A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...still an overrated battery

MXJO Yellow/Silver 35A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 15A-20A battery, but near an HG2

MXJO Yellow 20A 3500mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...ridiculously overrated, ruined at 20A!

MXJO Green/Silver 20A 3500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...still an 11A/3300mAh battery

Orbtronic ORB25 21A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a low-capacity 15A+ battery

Orbtronic SX22 22A 2000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a 22A battery, may be a 30Q

Orbtronic SX30 30A 2100mAh Flat-Top 18650 Bench Test Results...just a 20A cell

Orbtronic SX30 30A 2100mAh Button-Top 18650 Bench Test Results...a 23A cell at best

Panasonic CGR18650CH 10A 2250mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a so-so 10A battery

Panasonic NCR18650B 4.9A 3200mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a so-so 4.9A battery

Panasonic NCR18650BD 10A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...an good 10A battery

Sanyo NCR18650GA 10A 3300mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...a great 12A battery

Panasonic NCR18650PF 10A 2680mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...an ok low capacity 10A battery

Pegasus Vapor Academy Type A 10A 18650 Bench Test Results...a very good 10A battery, probably MJ1

Pegasus Vapor Academy Type B 15A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...rated it 19A, probably a 30Q

Samsung 20R 22A 2000mAah 18650 Bench Retest Results...a good 20A battery that never overheated

Samsung 25R Blue Wrap 20A 2500mAh Bench Test Results...a great 20A cell

Samsung 25R Green 20A (25R5) 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a great 20A battery

Samsung 26F 5.2A 2600mAh Bench Test Results...just not worth it

Samsung 30Q 20A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...a great 20A/3000mAh battery!

Samsung 35E 3500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a so-so 8A battery

Sanyo NCR18650GA 10A 3300mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...a great 12A battery

Sanyo UR18650NSX 20A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a great 22A battery, about equal to the 25R5

Shockli Blue 30A 2400mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a poor performing 17A battery

Shockli Blue 35A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just a 20A battery, looks like 25R

Shockli Blue 35A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...just a 20A battery, looks like a 30Q

Sigelei 35A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...shame on you Sigelei!

Sigelei 35A 2500mAh 18650 (with GPower Cell) Test Results...too inconsistent to test

Sony VTC3 1500mAh 18650 Retest Results...a hard hitting 28A 1600mAh battery

Sony VTC4 2000mAh 18650 Retest Results...a great 23A 2100mAh battery

Sony VTC4 2000mAh "use only in packs" 18650 Test Results...identical to other genuine VTC4's

Sony VTC5 2500mAh 18650 Retest Results...a great 20A 2600mAh battery

Sony VTC5A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a fantastic 25A battery!

Sony VTC6 15A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a great battery, equaling HG2/30Q

SubOhmCell 35A 2800mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only a 15A-20A 2500mAh battery

Tesiyi 40A 2600mAh 18650 Bench Retest Results...changed cells, a very good 25A/2500mAh

Vamped 40A 2300mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a 20A/1800mAh battery, no higher

Vape Haze 38A 2600mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a good 20A battery, damaged at 30A-35A

Vappower Green 35A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...a 20A battery, no higher

Vappower Green 30A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only 15A+ battery, but good capacity

VRK 20A 3000mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...accurately rated, looks like HG2

VRK 10A 3500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...accurate current rating, looks like NCR18650GA

X2 Power 37.5A 2400mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...only an average 20A battery, damaged at 25A

XTAR XTVTC4 25A 2200mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...it's not a VTC4!

XXX 20A 3000mAh Bench Test Results...an accurately rated battery, looks like 30Q

XXX 40A 3100mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...exaggerated ratings, looks like 30Q

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