Any discharge curve for a 3000mAh cell that passes the 95%, the
vertical blue line, is considered to have passed my quality/capacity
test. The vertical green line is the 100% capacity line for 3000mAH
cells, meaning it reached 3000mAh (3.0Ah).
So far, I have not found any cell in an 18650 package to meet or
exceed their claimed capacity. On the other hand, I have found two
manufacturers of 18500 cells that meet and exceed their claimed
capacities. Which I will report on in the future as well as showing a
use for these cells.
NOTE: The short curves for the
UltraFire 9800mAh cells below
are the same data as seen on the previous page!
They are now up against the data of good 3000mAh cells. If
these 9800mAh cells were good the curves would be the other-way-round.
Meaning, the 9800mAh curves would be more than three times longer
than the 3000mAh cell curves!