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Bench Test Results: Brillipower Pink 5000mAh 40A 26650...comically overrated, very long, not IMR

Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by Mooch, Sep 8, 2017.

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  1. Mooch

    Mooch Electron Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 13, 2015
    While the test results are hard data, the conclusions and recommendations I make based on these tests are only my personal opinion based on my criteria for setting a rating. Carefully research any cell you are considering using before purchasing.

    Testing cells at their limits is dangerous and should never, ever, be attempted by anyone who has not thoroughly studied the dangers involved and how to minimize them.

    If the cell has only one current rating number on it, or if it only says "max" then I have to assume that the company is stating that the cell can be discharged at that current level in any way, including continuously.

    Cell photos: https://imgur (dot) com/a/c2Qgy
    (Sorry for the split link but direct links to Imgur do not display properly)

    Bottom Line
    This cell has “Max Continuous 40A ” on the wrap but this is a ridiciculous overrating. The “Pulse 85A” rating is completely useless. At 85A the voltage dropped to my 2.5V cutoff in a fraction of a second.

    The wrap has “IMR26650” on it but I do not know if this cell uses the chemistry associated with the IMR model number prefix.

    This is a very long cell, averaging 67.3mm, and will not fit in some mods. I do not have a list of which.

    Compared to the Shockli Black 20A 5500mAh this Brillipower hits a little harder at the start but performs worse for the rest of the discharge. For low to moderate power vaping the Shockli is a better choice.

    I am rating this Brillipower cell at 20A and 5000mAh.

    The two cells that were tested were purchased for that purpose by me.

    Continuous-Current Test Results
    Brillipower Pink 40A 5000mAh 26650 CC Tests.jpg

    Pulse-Current Test Results
    Brillipower Pink 40A 5000mAh 26650 Pulse Tests.jpg

    Comparison to Shockli Black 20A 5500mAh
    Brillipower Pink 40A 5000mAh 26650 CC Tests vs Shockli 5500mAh.png

    To see how other cells have tested and how hard you can safely push them, check out these links: List of Battery Tests | E-Cigarette Forum
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  2. Tonee N

    Tonee N Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2017
    85A? Lol
    Might as well put 100A on the wrapper.
    These companies must have the best lawyers in the world to over state the ratings of their batteries.
    Thanks again Mooch!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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  3. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
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  4. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Thanks as always for testing, Mooch! :)

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