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Old 02-05-2014, 05:47 PM #1
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Default Noob needing help with battery's and chargers.

I'm having real issues identifying genuine 18650's.
Obviously safety is my main concern but I'm trying to find a 18650 that is rechargeable and protected whilst under 20.

Some one's i've found
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cytac-2400ma...8650+protected
SUPBEAM 18650 Li-on Battery - 3400mAH (Panasonic 18650B 3400mah): Amazon.co.uk: Sports & Outdoors (Don't know if protected)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Eagletac-186...8650+protected (Says +JC Protection in picture but not in description, also don't know what JC protection is)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ebest-Soshin...8650+protected


Can any of you please identify the best one to pick from? Or maybe make a suggestion? I need to keep it under 15 (incl delivery) if it's not from amazon.

Thanks.

Edit - http://www.amazon.co.uk/3000mAh-Rech...single+charger This is the charger that comes with the laser I've purchased, it looks in adequate so if you could recommend a CHEAP charger that is reliable that would be great.



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Default Re: Noob needing help with battery's and chargers.

Number one rule: keep away from ultrafire, redfire..whatever-fire brand you find, they're a big no no!!! I'd suggest that you buy some quality Panasonic or Sanyo ones!
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Those batterys say Unprotected, is that something to be concerned about?
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No not at all since you are buying branded-top quality batts!

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Okay, thats good news.
Thanks for the link!
What about charger wise?

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It depends on how much you are willing to spend...

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Cheap recommendations?
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Default Re: Noob needing help with battery's and chargers.

You could go as low as 3-4$ if you search on ebay...but they are not quality chargers thus they break up easily...

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Okay thanks, I have decided to keep with my current future charger. I will purchase those batterys, just one more question. Is it possible to overcharge them and ruin them? Apparently optimal charge time is about 6 hours, but if I leave it on overnight thats about 8 hours. Is this bad?
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Default Re: Noob needing help with battery's and chargers.

Well most chargers nowadays stop charging when battery voltage goes to 4.2V...but to be on the safe side I'd suggest you to check the battery's voltage every now and then!

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Slippery;

If you want the safest Panasonic cell . . .

then I would go with the 2900mah cell.

It is not protected,

but it has safer chemistry:

lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC),

and has passed UL1642 safety standards.

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Larry you are the man when it comes to batteries!

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