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    Default Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 18650

    We've recently added some Kinoko IMR batteries to our lineup! Click on each battery for additional details and the results of our own in house testing..

    IMR cells, also known as LiMnO2 (Lithium Manganese Dioxide), are cells built for a wide range of purposes, but mainly for high discharge rates. Compared to "normal" 2C discharge rate of lithium-ion - LiCoO2 cells, these cells are capable of up to 5-10C. Not all IMR cells are the same, but these cells are generally regarded as safer than their cobalt containing cousins. As such, (and combined with their high discharge rates) these are unprotected batteries. Batteries should always be charged when they are at or under 3.6V resting voltage. Batteries prefer shallow discharges, and do not suffer from a "memory" effect.

    Lowest Discharge Voltage: 2.5V
    Nominal Voltage: 3.7V
    Peak Voltage: 4.2V


    Kinoko IMR 14500

    Kinoko IMR 16340

    Kinoko IMR 17650

    Kinoko IMR 18350

    Kinoko IMR 18500

    Kinoko IMR 18650

    Warnings:
    -Do not overdischarge/overcharge
    -Recharge drained batteries ASAP
    -Do not short circuit
    -Do not dispose of in fire
    -Do not expose to extreme heat or water
    -Please be familiar with handling lithium-ion batteries before purchase.

    Testing by HKJ on the Kinoko 18650 2250mAh here.
    Last edited by csshih; 10-15-2013 at 01:42 PM.

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    Are you able to ship to Canada or are they still not aloud to cross borders?
    I am glad I found CPF, I was beginning to think I was strange. I am Canadian My name is Kendall and I'm a Flashaholic

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    the USPS restriction does not apply to batteries installed in a device; they repealed the complete ban.

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    Are there any reviews or tests of Kinoko batteries?

    I want to know how it work on high discharge current.

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    Quote Originally Posted by shrike3612 View Post
    Are there any reviews or tests of Kinoko batteries?

    I want to know how it work on high discharge current.
    which battery at which current? We can run some discharges!

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    Quote Originally Posted by csshih View Post
    which battery at which current? We can run some discharges!
    All of them. And up to 10A discharge current.

    Is there any test graph reports like normal battery test?

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    Quote Originally Posted by csshih View Post
    the USPS restriction does not apply to batteries installed in a device; they repealed the complete ban.
    Alright cool, order placed. Can the devise be a box?
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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    Quote Originally Posted by shrike3612 View Post
    All of them. And up to 10A discharge current.

    Is there any test graph reports like normal battery test?
    HKJ has an independent test review here.
    Last edited by csshih; 10-14-2013 at 01:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    This is an example test we ran on the Kinoko IMR 2250mAH 18650 without compensation for wire resistance and such:

    10A on smaller capacity batteries like the 14500 or even 16340 are just not possible.
    Thanks. It's good battery!

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    My batteries arrived Friday
    I am glad I found CPF, I was beginning to think I was strange. I am Canadian My name is Kendall and I'm a Flashaholic

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    We've received a favorable review from HKJ for the 18650 Kinoko 2250mAh, you can view it here.

    I'll post more reviews as he gets to them.

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    Default Re: Illumination Supply: IMR Li-ion Batteries 14500, 16340, 17650, 18350, 18500, 1865

    Any chance they would do a run of IMR17500's? I've pestered AW for them for a long time now, but he doesn't seem interested. That's the only size that fits unbored three cell Surefires and the only size no one seems to make.
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