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Sigelei 35A 2500mAh 18650 (with GPower Cell) Test Results...too inconsistent to test

Discussion in 'Batteries and Chargers' started by Mooch, Dec 28, 2015.

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  1. Mooch

    Mooch Electron Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 13, 2015
    These cells were donated for the purposes of testing by /u/wulfguitar from ECR. Thank you! To prevent any confusion with the eGo-type "batteries", I use the term "cell" here to refer to a single 18650, 26650, etc.

    The statements, conclusions, and recommendations I make based on these tests are only my personal opinion. Carefully research any battery 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. My safety precautions are the ones I have elected to take and you should not assume they will protect you if you attempt to do any testing. Do the research and create your own testing methods and safety precautions.

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    Bottom Line
    In my opinion, the performance of this version of Sigelei's 35A 2500mAh cell, using a GPower cell, is too inconsistent to test. The other version uses the VTC4, rated at 30A/2100mAh. This time at least they use a 2500mAh cell. But, the performance between the two cells I have was so different that I have no idea which might represent the true average performance of Sigelei's.

    Testing was stopped as soon as I confirmed that the two cells I received were so different. Both appeared identical. I cannot recommend buying the Sigelei battery.

    Continuous current discharges of both GPower cells

    My other test of the Sigelei 35A/2500mAh cell, which uses the VTC4, is here...
    Sigelei 35A 2500mAh 18650 Bench Test Results...shame on you Sigelei!

    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
    18650 Safety Grades -- Picking a Safe Battery to Vape With | E-Cigarette Forum
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  2. Mooch

    Mooch Electron Wrangler Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 13, 2015
    Sigelei is at it again....
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  3. sig-cmt

    sig-cmt Ultra Member

    Sep 28, 2015
    HoustΩn, TX
    Tsk, tsk, tsk...
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  4. inspects

    inspects Squonkamaniac Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 15, 2014
    Arizona, Ecuador
    Thanks Mooch...same ol same ol...more junk and lying.
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  5. sonicbomb

    sonicbomb Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 17, 2015
    1187 Hundertwasser
    Parasitic poltroons
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