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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
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Good, but only 560mAh – TrustFire Protected 14500 3.7V 900mAh Lithium Batteries (2-Pack Blue) Reviews

posted by neilo on 07/21/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Reasonably well made, as far I can see. I have seen some pretty miserable cells in the past. Work as you would expect. Can make a lot of difference in the flashlights that support it.
Cons:
The capacity of these is around 560mAh (tested with a 500mA discharge current). This is only around 60% of advertised capacity and much worse than I would have expected given the excellent performance of the sister cells:
TrustFire Protected 18650 Lithium Battery
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5790
I am using a Trustfire charger:
TrustFire All-in-One Charger
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.4151
Other:
It's obvious, but worth restating that not all the flashlights on the DX site that take AAs take these batteries as well.
Bottomline:
I am happy enough with these to buy more, but I would like some with higher capacity.

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