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Best 18650 Batteries of 2016

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Overview

Are you on the lookout for the best 18650 batteries for that flashlight? After searching around forums, websites, and various websites for reviews; I have compiled a list of the best 18650 batteries from my research.

There are a lot of cheap alternatives from China that lack quality and care. Always take great care of your lithium batteries and follow the guidelines for their purpose.

To the Point:

Best 18650 Batteries

  • LG HG2 – Seems to have the best overall reviews and performs very well in most use cases. High capacity and high drain.
  • ORBTRONIC – Comes with Protective Battery Case. Dual PCB protection and run-time. For high powered flashlights. (Rebranded Panasonic NCR18650B)
  • Panasonic NCR18650B (Currently cheaper in a 4 pack – 11/28/16) – High capacity and commonly used in flashlights. Conflicting information for vaporizers.

Best 18650 Battery Chargers

Details:

  • 18650 batteries are rechargeable cells used to power high-performance electronics in flashlights, high powered laser pointers, laptop batteries and vaporizers.
  • They are 3.7-volt Lithium-ion batteries that are rechargeable. See the 18650 battery chargers below.
  • All 18650 batteries are NOT created equal, even though they are cosmetically similar.
  • 18650 batteries are labeled as being 9000+ mAh, these are of lesser quality, making false claims and are normally sourced and made in China. Review of 9900mAh batteries.
  • There are many manufacturers of this type of battery, such as Sony, LG, Sanyo, Panasonic, and Samsung.
  • A few widely known companies that create high-powered electronics are rebranding these batteries, such as Nitecore and Acebeam.
  • 18650 batteries can fill more unique scenarios than others. For example, they will carry a combination of high drain, high capacity, low drain and low capacity.
  • They are also lacking circuit protection regulation for over-currents.

Best 18650 Battery Chargers

Make sure you get a reliable and efficient charger. Plan to buy a charger with an LCD screen, in order take proper care of your purchase.

 

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XTAR Battery Charger

 

XTAR VC2 Premium Charger – XTAR VC2 is a 2 battery slot charger with an LCD Panel. It will run off any normal USB charger (5v) you have around your home.

  • It’s compatible with 10440/14500/14650/16340/17500/17670/18350/18490/18500/18650/18700/22650/25500/26650/32650 3.6V/3.7V Li-ion and AAAA/AAA/AA/A/SC/C/D Ni-MH/Ni-CD batteries.

XTAR VC4 Premium Charger – XTAR VC4 is a 4 battery slot charger with an LCD Panel. It will run off any normal USB charger (5v) you have around your home.

  • It’s compatible with 10440/14500/14650/16340/17500/17670/18350/18490/18500/18650/18700/22650/25500/26650/32650 3.6V/3.7V Li-ion and AAAA/AAA/AA/A/SC/C/D Ni-MH/Ni-CD batteries.

Nitecore D2 Smart Battery Charger – Nitecore D2 is a 4 slot battery charger with an LCD panel.

  • It’s compatible with Li-ion (26650, 22650, 18650, 17670, 18490, 17500, 18350, 16340(RCR123), 14500, 10440), NI-MH and Ni-Cd (AA, AAA, AAAA, C) rechargeable batteries.

Nitecore D4 Smart Battery Charger – Nitecore D2 is a 4 slot battery charger with an LCD panel.

  • It’s compatible with Li-ion (26650, 22650, 18650, 17670, 18490, 17500, 18350, 16340(RCR123), 14500, 10440), Ni-MH and Ni-Cd (AA, AAA, AAAA, C) rechargeable batteries.

 

 

 

Best 18650 Battery Chargers

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