"Genuine" lithium ion batteries?

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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Mr Macaw wrote:

If you buy from a "genuine" dealer then you can get branded items instead of unbadged.
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On 06/01/2016 17:27, Bob Minchin wrote:

there are plenty of supplier online, try using a search engine
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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.
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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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Odd that they don't properly brand what they sell tho.
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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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Still no reason to not properly brand them with fakes so common.
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Agreed.
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On 07/01/2016 01:53, 879 wrote:

the 'Panasonics' I can see on line have Panasonic printed on the battery
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What about a Li-Ion 18650 flat top?
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Which High Street shop would sell Li-ion batteries?
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One selling mobile phones might have spares for sale.
A computer shop.
A powertool shop (the one on my High St has sadly closed, but there must be one somewhere).
Argos: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3896170.htm
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wrote:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Search/searchTerm/18650.htm
says sorry don't know about them
as we (were anyway) talking about cycle lamp batteries, not powerpacks for drills
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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.
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On 08/01/2016 15:39, Ian Smith wrote:

Buying a drill battery would be the cheapest way to get 18650s, but you would not know the make.
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On Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:02:03 +0000 (GMT)

Maplin - probably not actually on the high street any more but still real retail outlets. Does RS count? They have 16 branches in the UK.
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