A BATTERY MOOCH POST: Bench Test Results: Efest 30A 3000mAh 20700…accurately rated, same cell as iJoy/Ampking

This cell has only one rating on the wrap, “Max continuous discharge = 30A” with a larger “30A” above that. I am delighted to say that the rating is accurate. It is also good to see that Efest took off the useless pulse rating that they originally had on an earlier version of the wrap.

I don’t know if they’ll carry this change in the way they rate their cells over to their 18650’s. I will be retesting all of the Efest 18650’s in a few weeks. We’ll see what happens.

This Efest appears to be the same cell as the iJoy and Ampking 20700’s. It uses a plastic top ring insulator though versus the paper insulator on the iJoy and Ampking. This might make a difference to those who often get e-liquid on the battery.

Three of the four Efest’s I tested didn’t perform quite as well as the iJoy/Ampking cells though. The Efest’s ran at a slightly lower voltage and with less capacity. The fourth Efest ran at a slightly lower voltage for a while but had the same capacity as the iJoy and Ampking.

I don’t know if the Efests were a slightly lower grade or if there are batch to batch differences for a particular grade of this cell. The differences in performance between these Efests and the iJoy/Ampking are minor though and I don’t think they will be noticeable in actual use.

This cell says “IMR 20700” on the wrap but I do not know if it actually uses the same lithium-manganese chemistry used by batteries from the big manufacturers with the IMR model number prefix.

I am rating this Efest at 30A and 3000mAh. Its maximum vaping amps (MVA) rating is 40A, limited by temperature.

The four cells that were tested were donated by Efest (www.efestpower.com). Thank you!

Test results, discharge graph, photos: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/threads/bench-test-results-efest-30a-3000mah-20700-accurately-rated-same-cell-as-ijoy-ampking.806303/

All my test results to date: https://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/forum/blog-entry/list-of-battery-tests.7436/

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