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Bench Test Results: Molicel P26A 35A 2600mAh 18650...only 25A but beats VTC5A, equals 25S

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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 protected battery pack. Never exceed the battery’s current rating and keep the plastic wrap and top insulating ring in perfect condition.

    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 appears to be the cell that was rewrapped for the green Vapcell 25A 2600mAh and Ampking 35A-45A 2600mAh cells. It is a great performer that beats the Sony VTC5A, equals the Samsung 25S, and almost equals the Samsung 24S or Sony VTC6A.

    E-One Moli Energy Corp. (“Moli”) and N-Power Energy, Ltd (their distributor for the vaping community) sent me four cells from Taiwan for testing that they said were Grade A. This will allow me to detect when a battery wrapping company is using unauthorized lower grade cells.

    Moli won’t be making this cell directly available to us in its original wrapper, due to agreements with their existing customers, but it is rewrapped by at least two companies so far.

    The datasheet for this cell lists it as having a 35A “maximum discharging current” rating. This should be considered just a capability of the cell and not the true continuous rating. The cell almost reaches the boiling point of water at 35A continuous and that is much too high a temperature for 35A continuous to be a rating that ensures good cycle life.

    The datasheet lists the minimum capacity at 2500mAh and typical capacity at 2600mAh. The four Molicels I tested delivered 2629mAh - 2641mAh at 520mA (0.2C) down to 2.5V. This is fantastic consistency.

    I am rating this Molicel at 25A and 2600mAh.

    Four cells were donated for the purposes of testing by Moli (Molicel-E-One Moli Energy Corp-Company Profile) and N-Power Energy, Ltd. Thank you!

    Continuous Current Discharge Graphs
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    Ratings Graphic

    Performance Specs
    - DC Internal Resistance = 19.0mOhms (milliohms) average for the two cells.
    - Total energy delivered down to 3.2V at 10A continuous = 7.6Wh
    - Total energy delivered down to 3.2V at 20A continuous = 6.0Wh

    I want to work for the vaping community full time! If you feel what I do is worth a couple dollars a month and you would like early access to battery availability and testing news and a say in what I test then please consider becoming a patron and supporting my testing efforts: Battery Mooch is creating battery tests and educating vapers | Patreon.

    To see how other cells have tested check out this link: List of Battery Tests | E-Cigarette Forum
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  2. Courtesy of my Hometown dealer,,,,,,,LIIONWHOLESALE which is 0.9 miles away!! Safe to say that I was the FIRST to get these cells MINUS MOOCH!:thumbs:


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  3. mimöschen

    mimöschen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2016
    First? Nope. has them in stock for quite some time.
  4. OK,,,I was NOT specific enough!! FIRST one in the USA to get the cells from the ONLY:

    Liion Wholesale is the SOLE authorized US distributor of these cells in partnership with New Power Energy. Other versions sold as "OEM" are not officially authorized sales and are not direct from the factory. Unlike unauthorized "OEM" P26A, these are guaranteed genuine, grade A, and in unused.

    Molicel/NPE P26A 35A 2600mAh Flat Top 18650 Battery - Authorized Distributor (INR-18650-P26A)

    BOD= 9th of September 2018. 3.5 months old!!:thumbs:


    A=2010, B=2011, C=2012,,,Ect. I=2018

    I919=2018.September,9th. disregard "#2" BEFORE THE "I"
  5. mimöschen

    mimöschen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2016
    Thankfully is in the NetherLands.

    Btw, it's never a good sign, when a single company is the only distributor.
    In the end it serves only one purpose:
    keeping prices high.
    And most of the time the outcome is the same, if the chosen product isn't outstanding in comparison to its competitors, it'll die a slow death.
  6. I understand that competition is better.On the other hand I have NO DOUBT that Jon's prices of ONLY $5.99 US Dollars will NOT rise out of greed. He is my neighbor, friend and also sells WHOLESALE. His prices have ALWAYS been as cheap or CHEAPER[mostly] than any other USA dealer regardless of what battery it may be.I have no worries! I have been buying his batteries since he opened his business 5 years ago. $5.95 euro = $6.76 US DOLLARS,,,,,,,U PAY MORE,,,,,look at link,,,and my price continues to drop when buying more! ;-)
  7. mimöschen

    mimöschen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2016
    Yeah. I pay more. So what? In turn our average wages are higher, so comparing prices cross-country isn't that helpful as you might think.;)

    Even though Jon might be a nice guy, he's also a businessman, and greed is a necessity in business, because it's the driving force of capitalism.
    Nothing wrong with that if you know how to make your own cut, but it's just the way it is.
  8. OK,,,Nothing left to debate. I have my view and you have yours. I am happy w/ my cells, Liionwholsale, living In Suburbs of Phila. USA[!] and I FOCUS on today, I do NOT project on what Might happen even though others insist it will! lol!

    ,,,,,,Guten tag.Buon Giorno ,,,qui riposa in pace. :)
  9. Strtsmthng

    Strtsmthng Full Member

    Aug 15, 2018
    Awaiting a set of 4 from nkon :)
  10. mimöschen

    mimöschen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2016
    Hey shorty. Your first purchase?
    Just asking, 'cause all good battery retailers give a discount on larger contingents.
    Thus your statement isn't very surprising. Your reaction is, though.
  11. Mooch

    Mooch Electron Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 13, 2015
    Shorty? :(
    The salesman said if I wore heels no one would call me that anymore! :p
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  12. mimöschen

    mimöschen Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2016
    I can't wait to see you wearing them in your next video:thumbs:
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