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Battery Tests and Battery Reviews — VTC5

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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Sony VTC5: Test results and proof we sell authentic Sony VTC5 batteries

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The Sony VTC5.  The battery, the myth, the legend.  So much misinformation out there on these right now.  Is the VTC5 discontinued?  Are there fake batteries out there that look just like originals?  Are there legit sony vtc5 18650 batteries?  Are the ones Liion Wholesale sells authentic vtc5's?   Do they have VTC5 test results? Let's dig into it. Background The Sony VTC5 (official model number Sony US18650VTC5) is a 2600mAh cell 20A high drain 18650 battery, with a unique specification that sometimes allows usage to 30A.  Sometimes it's labeled as the Sony VCT5 (or US18650VCT5).   Some refer to...

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Sony VTC5 (US18650VTC5) Specifications

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Here are the specs for the Sony VTC5 18650 battery cell, full model number US18650VTC5.  Specs also apply to the Sony VCT5 battery or US18650VCT5.  Note you can right click on any specification image to view it by itself at full size if you have any trouble seeing it.                     These cells can be purchased on our site here:  Sony US18650VTC5 wholesale

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Best 18650 battery at 0.2 ohm or 16-21A pulsed loads

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One question we get particularly from the e-cig crowd is which battery will show less voltage sag and perform better under pulses at a specific ohm level, for example in a mechanical mod device.  The results are very applicable to someone using a regulated (constant watts) device as well.  So we decided to do a comparison test of the voltage drop under this significant constant resistance load of 0.2 ohms, comparing the Samsung 25R vs Sony VTC4 vs Sony VTC5.

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