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Bench Test Results: Lithicore 25A 4250mAh 26650...they say it is a LiPo, DO NOT BUY recommendation

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  1. Mooch

    Mooch Electron Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 13, 2015
    These tests below only note the ESTIMATED ratings for these batteries at the time I tested them. Any battery that is not a genuine Samsung, Sony, Murata, LG, Panasonic, Molicel, or Sanyo can change at any time! This is one of the hazards of using “rewrapped” or batteries from other manufacturers so carefully research any battery you are considering using before purchasing.

    Misusing or mishandling lithium-ion batteries can pose a SERIOUS RISK of personal injury or property damage. They are not meant to be used outside of a physically and electrically protected battery pack. Never exceed the battery’s current rating and keep the plastic wrap and top insulating ring in perfect condition. Use of any of these batteries is AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Testing batteries at their limits is dangerous and should never, ever, be attempted by anyone who has not thoroughly studied the dangers involved, understands the risks, has the proper equipment, and takes all appropriate safety precautions.

    If the battery has only one current rating number, or if it only says "max", then I have to assume the battery is rated at that current level for any type of discharge, including continuous.

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    Bottom Line
    This cell was not tested. Lithicore says that all of their documents can be verified and are backed by professional testing facilities. That’s good! We want every battery company to use good testing facilities and be fully committed to the results. Lithicore’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)*** safety document for this cell though lists the “chemistry” as the same one used for LiPo’s. That is a concern for me.

    Because Lithicore says it has the same chemistry as a LiPo I am giving it a Do Not Buy recommendation. This does NOT mean it is “dangerous”! But we have so many cells we can choose from. I just prefer to not use round cells that use LiPo chemistry that can go into thermal runaway at a lower temperature and have a more violent reaction when in runaway (in case of an accidental short-circuit, mod failure, or EXTREMELY rare internal defect) when there are so many other great performing non-LiPo choices.

    If the cell chemistry listed in the MSDS ever changes then I look forward to discussing the reasons for the change with Lithicore and testing this cell!

    Four cells were donated for the purposes of testing.

    Ratings Graphic

    Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

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    To see how other cells have tested check out this link: List of Battery Tests | E-Cigarette Forum

    ***Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are the documents that list the chemical composition of a product, describing any hazards when using them, and list how to handle spills, fires, etc., involving the product. They are important safety documents and are used by employees and first responders to better understand what they are dealing with if there is an accident or fire involving the product. They are also one of the required documents for shipping/importing batteries certain ways. Their accuracy is important.
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  2. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Thank you.
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