Sony 18650 Battery – VTC5 NMC 2600 mAh
We have noticed a lot of websites claiming that the Sony 18650 VTC5 Battery to be a 30 Amp battery, we’ve found that that is not the case, officially they are tested to be 20 Amp.
Manufacturer’s Listed Specifications:
- Model: US18650VTC5
- Manufacturer: Sony
- Country of Origin: Japan
- Chemistry: NMC (Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide)
- Max. continuous discharge current: 20A
- Nominal capacity: 2600 mAh
- Rated Capacity: 2500mAh
- Nominal voltage: 3.6 V
- Discharge end voltage: 2.5 V
- Charging voltage: 4.20 +/- 0.05 V
- Standard charging current: 1.25 A
- Length: 65.20 mm
- Diameter: 18.35 mm
- Weight: 44.30 g
- Cycle info: Capacity drops to 60% after 250 full charge/discharge Cycles
- Operational Charging Temperature Range: 0 to 50 degrees C (best below 45 degrees C)
- Operational Discharging Temperature Range: -20 to +75 degrees C (best below 60 degrees C)
- You can store them for 1.5 years at -30 to + 25 degrees C, 3 months at 30 to 45 C and 1 month at 30 to 60 C (in other words, store them in a cool place and they’ll last longer)
As per the UN international shipping regulations for Lithium batteries, they have a (peel off) label with the nominal capacity, nominal voltage and size.
These are high capacity and high discharge current batteries. If mishandled / mistreated, they can cause you SERIOUS INJURY. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK !
Do NOT short.
Do NOT leave unattended when charging.
Do NOT leave unattended immediately AFTER charging.
Do NOT carry in your pocket or purse unless they are in a secure non-conductive carry case.
They are not toys. Do not let your children or pets play with them.
Do NOT recharge with cheap chargers that keep on trickle charging after the normal cycle or that do not follow the Constant Current / Constant Voltage (CC/CV) algorithm properly. If you have any doubt about the suitability of your current charger to properly charge these batteries, please ASK us first !