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Bench Test Results: QSO Orange 30A 3100mAh 20700...a great 30A battery, beats VTC5A and 5-leg 20700

Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by Mooch, Apr 30, 2018.

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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, LG, Panasonic, 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 cell performed well, both its continuous current and capacity ratings are accurate, and only the continuous current rating is on the wrap of the cell. I love seeing this and hope it’s a continuing trend for other companies too.

    This QSO outperforms both the Sony VTC5A and the 5-leg top contact 20700’s, hitting harder and running for longer. This cell roughly matches the Sanyo NCR20700A at 10A but the Sanyo is still the better performer at high current levels. It appears to be the same cell used by Vapcell’s gold 30A 3100mAh 20700.

    Both cells I tested delivered more than 3100mAh when discharged at 0.5A down to 2.5V. I am estimating this QSO’s ratings at 30A and 3100mAh.

    Two cells were donated for the purposes of testing by Qiso (Shenzhen Qishou Technology Limited - 18650 battery,18650 battery charger). Thank you!

    Continuous Current Discharge Graph

    Ratings Graphic

    Performance Specs
    • DC Internal Resistance = 15.3mOhms (milliohms) average for the two cells.
    • Total energy delivered down to 3.2V at 10A continuous = 9.2Wh (Watt-hours) average
    • Total energy delivered down to 3.2V at 20A continuous = 7.4Wh (Watt-hours) average
    • Total energy delivered down to 3.2V at 30A continuous = 5.0Wh (Watt-hours) average

    • Shenzhen Qishou Technology Co., Ltd paid a fee to be moved to the front of the testing queue, which currently has a 10-12 week backlog. This cannot influence my test results as they pay in advance, have no say about what is in this report, and I don’t care if any company never does this or donates batteries again. My reputation is a lot more important than any battery donation or payment.
    • To see how other cells have tested check out this link:
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  2. Wiamiere

    Wiamiere Full Member

    Dec 4, 2017
    Thanks for testing this for us buddy, yet another good cell which further adds to the list of decent 2x700 we vapers have to choose from and helping us to make informed purchasing decisions : )
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