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Aspire 18350 1100mAh Review and Test Data vs the Efest 18350 - Best 18350 Battery???

Posted by Jonathan Caserta on

Aspire 18350 Test compared to Efest 18350 Hello again friends, Jon here from the engineering department at Liion Wholesale.  We got a real gem of a 18350 battery in from Aspire and I want to show you the data we've seen from this powerful little guy.  We are often asked which 18350 is the best 18350 battery and as you will see...this is it. Aspire 1100mAh 18350 Overview The Aspire 18350 was released a few months ago as a Aspire 1300mAh 18350 battery.  As every person knowledgeable about batteries knows, you can generally have either an increase in capacity (mAh)...

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Sony Battery Update: Best Battery Substitutes for Sony 18650s

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  Edit:  Sony 18650 batteries are back in stock!  But we'll leave the article below if you'd like to see which substitutes we have.   Replacements for the Sony VTC5 The Sony VTC5 is a 20A 2600mAh cell, that can take some 30A operation for short periods.  It is a pretty good battery but not the overdog that many believe them to be.  Depending on how much power/current your device uses, see below to see which battery we recommend. Best VTC5 competitor, Less than 50W per battery Most customers asking about the Sony VTC5 we actually find would do much...

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LG HG2 fake batteries on the market

Posted by Jonathan Caserta on

As many of you have seen from various articles around the internet, there have been many fake LG HG2s appearing.  Even some of the more reliable vendors have received these fakes in and sold as authentic.  This is because LG shut down production temporarily and the high demand for these awesome batteries seemed to have caused some unscrupulous Chinese vendors to decide to make their own and sell them as legitimate. Has Liion Wholesale sold any of these fake batteries? We here at Liion have long prided ourselves on our extensive battery testing regimen for exactly this reason, ensuring all authentic...

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New Gopro 18650 adapter for long life gopro recording using cheap 18650 batteries

Posted by Jonathan Caserta on

Here's a cool project we've partnered with Cortex R&D on.  You know how the battery life on gopro cameras is atrocious, and their batteries are super expensive?  Well now you can use 18650's to power your gopro meaning longer life and cheaper batteries in a more portable form factor.  Check out the project here:  Cortex GoPro 18650 Battery Adapter    

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Efest 3000mAh cell change news UPDATE 12/23/2015

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Update:  Efest is investigating this issue.  They are saying that our tests do not match up with theirs and that it's possible these batteries were simply defective while other ones that look like this may be good.  This is a possibility.  They will send more test data.  We'll update on this issue as more info comes in.  Until then please take these results with a "grain of salt" knowing that since we only have two batteries in the 4 post style it's possible they're not representative of all others.   Those of you that follow Mooch might have seen his...

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