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Which brand for 18650 batteries
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Which brand for 18650 batteries
I haven't order any 18650 dual batteries from IMR Batteries yet, any recommendations for batteries?

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17-04-2017 12:34 AM
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RE: Which brand for 18650 batteries
Hi 39th - buy LG HG2 batteries - good life span - and safe.
17-04-2017 07:54 AM
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RE: Which brand for 18650 batteries
hi 39th
the batteries  I always use is Samsung although I am gonna try the lg hg2 batteries soon I have never had any trouble with Samsung batteries
17-04-2017 09:13 AM
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Good morning 39th, as already said go with the LG HG2s - on sale at IMR for $6 each....I'd grab minimal 4 at that price.... Smile
17-04-2017 11:26 AM
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RE: Which brand for 18650 batteries
A moment of silvence for the Sony VTC-5s, probably the best 18650 ever made.  Sad

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17-04-2017 04:56 PM
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I'm all about the LG-HG2.
17-04-2017 04:59 PM
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(17-04-2017 04:56 PM)Almost Jaded Wrote:  A moment of silvence for the Sony VTC-5s, probably the best 18650 ever made.  Sad

AJ why the VTC5 and not the VTC4s? I read somewhere they discontinued the 5's and I don't want the 6's so I was looking at the 4's..... Sad
17-04-2017 06:42 PM
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RE: Which brand for 18650 batteries
The VTC4s (as long as they are genuine) stand up to abuse better than most cells. The 5s are as good as long as they are genuine. Spas has some VTC5s that have held out better than other cells he's had.

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18-04-2017 09:10 AM
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That's why I posed the question Don. The VTC4s are great cells and I read somewhere they were discontinuing the VTC5s and introduced 6's or now maybe even 7's while I have always enjoyed the 4's.... Tongue
18-04-2017 08:02 PM
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Sony doesn't want any of them to end up in consumer hands. They did stop making all cells for a while. They are appearing again but Sony doesn't like it and does what it can to keep them out of retail channels.

They are terrified of liability issues.

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18-04-2017 08:04 PM
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