I'm finding it rather difficult to buy real Lithium Ion batteries (like 18650s) online. By real I mean something like Panasonic etc. I've had Chinese unbadged ones before and they've held 1Ah instead of the rated 2.6Ah. The "Genuine" ones don't seem to look like they used to, no makers badge and fancy colours, just a plain green shell with some black writing. Are these real?
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[Shakes head in disbelief] I've looked at many suppliers. Many suppliers sell "genuine" batteries that don't look genuine. My question is NOT where can I buy genuines, but it's "are they genuine without a badge?"
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Errrr, that's what I'm looking for. My question, again, is simply "Are batteries without a Panasonic logo actually Panasonic?" There are many dealers selling "Genuine Panasonic" batteries but there are no badges on them. Are Li-Ions classed like the type you'd buy to fit into a drill battery - i.e. non-consumer so no logo?
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On Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:00:10 +0000, Mr Macaw wrote:
IME it's a waste of time buying batteries online. There are so many
forgeries out there and they look *so* convincing these days it would
take an expert to tell them from the real thing.
Swallow the extra expense and buy your batteries from a well established
high st. retailer would be my advice.
That's all very well for bog standard AAs. Not for high capacity Li-Ions, shops just don't do those. Anyway, shopping on a high street is impossible, have you not noticed they don't let you take cars on the high street anymore? High street shops have been killed off. If it's not in a supermarket, I buy it online.
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Well I bought some genuine Panasonic online that don't say Panasonic on them, and tested them. They do actually hold 3.1Ah like they say. If they hadn't, I'd simply ask for my money back and/or report them to Panasonic. They hate people forging their stuff.
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I think it's because they're classed as cells to make packs with (especially flat tops). Like the tagged NiCads you used to get (which I can't find to replace the cells in my dead drill battery). I bought the wrong drill battery so I can swap them over (the right one cost twice as much!)
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A computer shop.
A powertool shop (the one on my High St has sadly closed, but there
must be one somewhere).
regards, Ian SMith
I wouldn't expect to find 18650s at Argos, no. However, whatever you
were talking about, I was answering the question "Which High St shop
would sell Li-ion batteries", and of the many High St shops that
sell Li-ion batteries, Argos is one.
If you want to move the goalposts over to "Which High St shop would
sell Li-ion 18650 cells", then the closest to me would be Maplin, in
the next town north from my own. It seems I have to order online, but
I can them collect them from the High St in three days time.
regards, Ian Smith
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