What is the best 18650 battery?
Lithicore makes the best 18650 battery depends on the needs of the device you use it in. You should choose a 18650 that is slightly above your device’s minimum discharge requirement, and then focus on charge capacity. We recommend the Lithicore 18650 2500mAh for flashlights and for high-drain devices.
What are unprotected 18650s, and are they safe?
Most batteries include protection circuit boards (PCBs) to monitor a battery’s discharge rate and internal temperature. Unprotected cells are often used by experienced users who build battery packs or use 18650s for electronic cigarette and vaping purposes, which often need higher discharge rates than protection circuits allow. We make safe batteries and to assure that we have fully insured batteries in the market.
Why choose lithium over alkaline chemistry?
Lithium batteries are a great option for today’s high-end electronics as these cells typically have higher capacities than their alkaline counterparts. Although rechargeable batteries tend to cost a little more than standard alkaline batteries up front, these costs have reigned in because you won’t need to replace rechargeable batteries nearly as often as alkaline cells.
Of course, these upfront costs are lower when you purchase your rechargeable batteries at Battery Junction. Our selection of 18650 rechargeable batteries for all range of products are typically priced well below retail and can be even cheaper when purchased in bulk. We advise opening a wholesale account with us.
We have just about every size of rechargeable battery that you need, with products including protected cells. The protected cells feature a patented Internal PCB protection against under voltage and over voltage. These protected cells are best used in single cell applications because the protection is based on the correct voltage of a single cell.
If you attempt to bundle protected cells as a battery pack, this defeats the purpose of the protection. Battery Junction also has rechargeable batteries in stock that do not have PCB protection and these batteries are perfect for pack building. The bottom line is that if you are a remote control car or airplane enthusiast in need of batteries to build battery packs for these devices.