Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Batteries

Sunwayman M20C Tactical Flashlight with Nitecore 18650 Li-Ion batteryJust got in a bunch of new batteries to try out. I bought them all at goinggear.com and got free shipping on my order, though the order took its sweet time - a full week. But everything arrived safely and as advertised, and so far I'm really pleased with the new batteries I got. The wife also picked me up a couple Panasonic hybrid 18650's from one of her orders, so we really scored on 16340 and 18650 lithium-ion and hybrids.



The EagleTac 3100 was 15 bucks a piece on goinggear, but holding these in my hand, I can see where that money went.

EagleTac 3100 mAh 18650 li-ion battery


I got just one of these Nitecore 18650 batteries to try out. They were only 10 bucks a piece, and the 2300 capacity is fine for the tactical flashlight I keep on my nightstand. 2300 seems low, but most battery makers overstate their capacity, and this one if anything is probably understated. They look like a really good value, so I figured I'd try one and see.

Nitecore 2300 mAh 18650 li-ion battery

EagleTac 3100 mAh 18650 li-ion battery with a Nitecore 2300 mAh 18650 li-ion battery



Got these EagleTac 16340's for my EDC type flashlights and as a backup for the wife's e-ciggy.

EagleTac 16340 li-ion batteries, in box

EagleTac 16340 li-ion batteries

These hybrid IMR / Li-Ion batteries look interesting as well. I'm curious to see how they hold up. They are higher capacity than IMR chemistry and more stable than lithium-ion. I guess I shouldn't be worried that they are unprotected?

Panasonic 2250 mAh Hybrid IMR / li-ion 18650 batteries


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