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Bench Test Results: Vapcell Red LiFePO4 55A 2600mAh 26650...great performer but DO NOT BUY

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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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    Test Report
    This is a great performing (though overrated) LiFePO4 cell that I would love to tell you more about. But I am forced to give it a Do Not Buy recommendation since no safety documents are available from Vapcell. Without these documents I can not verify that they are LiFePO4 chemistry and that they have passed basic safety testing.

    Vapcell has told me that they will be creating the safety documents soon. If that is true then I will remove the Do Not Buy recommendation and post the full test report.

    I will not make a habit of doing this though! Each company needs to get all of their cells tested in advance. They cannot try to save money by only doing safety testing for the ones I test and call them out on. If the cells I test do not have the safety documents then I will request the documents for all of their cells, whether I will be testing them or not.

    Those without safety documents will be given permanent Do Not Buy recommendations. Those companies found to have created false safety documents will get permanent Do Not Buy recommendations for all their products and a Hall of Shame video for the entire company.

    Two cells were donated for the purposes of testing by 18650BatteryStore (www.18650batterystore.com). Thank you!


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  2. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
    Thank you Mooch.
     
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  3. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
    Tittle Title says 18650 just reminding..
     
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  4. Mooch

    Mooch Electron Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 13, 2015
    arrgghhh....corrected. Thank you!
     
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  5. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
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  6. greek mule

    greek mule Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 2, 2018
    Athens,Greece
    :facepalm:
     
  7. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
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