Sony VTC6 Battery Review And Test Results

Sony VTC 6 Battery Review

The provided tests indicate estimated ratings for these batteries during testing. It's important to note that non-Samsung, Sony, LG, Panasonic, or Sanyo batteries can sometimes change, highlighting the risk of using "rewrapped" batteries from other manufacturers. Thorough research is strongly recommended before purchasing any battery.

Sony 18650 VTC6 Battery
  • Improper handling or misuse of lithium-ion batteries can result in significant risks to personal safety and property. These vape batteries should only be used within a protected battery pack and should never surpass the battery's continuous current rating. Maintaining the plastic wrap and top insulating ring in perfect condition is essential.
  • Testing batteries at their maximum limits is hazardous. They should never be attempted by individuals who have not thoroughly studied the associated dangers, comprehended the risks, obtained the necessary equipment, and taken appropriate safety precautions.
  • Please note that any rating in my rating tables is subject to change as different-grade cells emerge in the market or counterfeit products become prevalent. It should always be assumed that the ratings provided in the tables are permanent and will remain the same. Always ensure you have the latest version of the tables before considering any battery purchase.
  • If a battery only displays one unspecified current rating or solely states "max," it must be assumed that it is rated at that specific current level for any type of discharge, including continuous release.

Sony 18650 VTC6 Battery In Summary

This serves as a retest of the highest-performing Sony VTC6 Battery. Assigning accurate ratings to this Sony battery and the Samsung 30Q for these retests has proven challenging.

Sony designates a continuous current rating of 15A for this battery cell but permits temperature-limited operation above that level. It is possible to operate the battery at levels above 15A, but only until a specific temperature, 80°C, is reached, after which the discharge must cease.

It is essential to understand that the cell is not optimized for high-performance power usage, unlike the Sony VTC6A Battery, which is engineered explicitly for high-current applications. Instead, it is designed as a high-capacity energy cell for low—to moderate power requirements that demand extended operational dAt higher current levels.

The cell experiences significant voltage sag and put levels. Therefore, it is advisable not to exceed 2nd safety for optimal performance.