Friday, April 5, 2013

Fenix ARB-L2 18650 2600mAh Discharge test.

Here is an interesting battery. This is not a high drain (IMR or Li-Mn if you prefer) battery but it's protected for over currents and temperature.
The test was performed with a 1A charge current as Fenix recommends but i didn't used  the 3V cut off but the normal 2.75V.
Take a look on the temperature of this unit. On 1.92C (5A) Discharge the battery has reached 60 Celcius and the analyzer paused to let the battery cool down. The protection didn't kick in so i guess it goes further but no need to risk it.
It's a neat battery for flashlights anyway, in most cases you do not need to discharge at higher C ratings.
Here is the file Fenix ARB-L2

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