Sony VTC6 // 18650 3000mAh 15A
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The Sony VTC6 (US18650VTC6) is a 3000mAh 18650 15 amp cell tested up to 19A continuous.
This is a great underrated cell that I am rating at 19A/3000mAh. The datasheet lists the max continuous current at 30A but that's only if you stop the discharge when the cell reaches 80C, way before a continuous discharge has finished. The true continuous current rating from Sony is 15A. But at that current level the temperature is 72C, about 6C-9C cooler than other batteries at their rating. This is why I feel it is underrated, like the Samsung 30Q, and why I have given it a 19A rating. It runs at a slightly higher voltage than both the 30Q and HG2 though.
- Brand: Sony Energy
- Model: US18650VTC6
- Size: 18650
- Chemistry: NMC
- Nominal Capacity: 3000mAh
- Nominal Voltage: 3.6V
- Sony's discharge rating claim:
- 15A Max Continuous or 30A Max Continuous with 80C Temperature Cutoff
- Mooch's discharge testing: tested to 19A continuous with 80C cutoff
- Positive: Flat
- Protected: No
- Rechargeable: Yes
- Dimensions: 18.2mm x 64.9mm
- Weight: 46.8g
- Sony VTC6 Datasheet
What's in the box:
- 1 x Sony VTC6
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