Sony 18650 VTC6A Battery Review

sony 18650 vtc6a

The tests below indicate the approximate ratings for these batteries during my testing. Any Samsung, Sanyo, LG, Panasonic, or Sony batteries can undergo alterations at any given moment. This is one of the risks associated with utilizing "rewrapped" batteries from alternative manufacturers. Hence, it is crucial to thoroughly research any best 18650 batteries under consideration before making a purchase.

Misusing or mishandling lithium-ion batteries can present a SIGNIFICANT THREAT of personal harm or damage to property. These batteries are intended exclusively within a safeguarded battery pack like the VTC6. It is imperative never to surpass the battery's current rating and to maintain the plastic wrap and top insulating ring in optimal condition.

Testing batteries at their maximum limits is hazardous. Under any circumstances, they should never be attempted by individuals who have not extensively studied the associated risks, comprehended the potential dangers, possessed the appropriate equipment, and implemented all necessary safety measures.

If the battery solely displays a single number denoting its current rating or exclusively states "max," it must be assumed that it is rated at that specific current level for any form of discharge, including continuous release.

Sony VTC6a Battery In Summary

Vapcell gave me two pre-production or early production samples of the VTC6A for testing. They have informed me that these batteries will be readily available for several months, possibly at the end of the year. I need to possess information regarding current stock availability or future availability dates.

I am conducting these tests due to the high volume of requests I have received and to inform vendors about their performance. I will retest these batteries when total production quantities become accessible, as Sony may make minor alterations to the cell's performance before that time.

The two samples of the VTC6A that I tested outperformed the VTC6. While they displayed a slightly stronger initial discharge than the VTC6A, the VTC6A surpassed the VTC5A for the remainder of the release, particularly at higher current levels. Undoubtedly, this is an exceptional battery.

At a continuous discharge of 20A, the VTC6A operates at the same temperature as the VTC6 does at 15A. Sony will likely assign a current rating to the VTC6A that is approximately 5A higher than the VTC6. Consequently, this suggests a continuous current rating of 20A for the VTC6A, with temperature-limited operation above that point. My preliminary estimation for the VTC6A's current rating is 20A, up to 25A if the temperature remains below 80°C. However, this estimation can change as I acquire additional knowledge about this battery cell.

The VTC6A batteries I tested provided capacities of 2892mAh and 3008mAh at 0.5A. This demonstrates a more significant variation in cell-to-cell abilities than typical Sony cells. The reason behind this discrepancy is still being determined. It is possible for the capacity to experience slight alterations before the batteries become available in total production quantities. Nevertheless, I estimate the VTC6A's rating to be a minimum of 2900mAh and a typical value of 3000mAh.