What is 18650 Rechargeable Battery?
The 18650 battery is a type of rechargeable lithium-ion battery that measures 18mm in diameter and 65mm in length. It is a popular choice for powering various electronics, including flashlights, laptops, and electric vehicles.
The 18650 battery has a nominal voltage of 3.6V or 3.7V and can store a significant amount of energy in a relatively small package. It is also known for its high energy density, which means it can store more energy per unit of volume or weight than other types of batteries.
These batteries are typically used in applications that require high energy output and long battery life, and they have become popular among DIY enthusiasts and hobbyists who use them in various projects such as DIY power banks, e-bikes, and drones. However, it is important to use them carefully as they can be dangerous if not handled correctly, especially when charging or discharging at high currents.
Are 18650 batteries rechargeable?
Yes, 18650 batteries are rechargeable. They are designed to be recharged and used multiple times, which makes them a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to single-use batteries.
In fact, 18650 batteries are known for their long cycle life, meaning they can be recharged and discharged many times without significant loss of capacity or performance. The number of charge cycles that a 18650 battery can withstand depends on various factors, such as the manufacturer's specifications, how the battery is used and charged, and the operating conditions.
How to recharge 18650 batteries?
To recharge 18650 batteries, you will need the following materials:
A 18650 battery charger (compatible with the type of 18650 battery you have)
A power source (such as a wall adapter or USB port)
One or more 18650 batteries to recharge
Here are the steps to recharge your 18650 batteries:
Make sure that your charger is compatible with the type of 18650 battery you have. Different batteries may require different charging voltages or currents, so using an incompatible charger can damage the battery or create a safety hazard.
Connect the charger to a power source, such as a wall adapter or USB port. Make sure that the power source is reliable and safe, and that the charger is designed to work with the voltage and current of the power source.
Insert the 18650 batteries into the charger. Make sure that the polarity is correct (positive end to positive terminal, negative end to negative terminal), and that the batteries are securely in place.
Turn on the charger and wait for the batteries to charge. The charging time will depend on the capacity of the batteries and the charging rate of the charger. Most chargers have LED lights or displays that indicate the charging status and progress.
Once the batteries are fully charged, remove them from the charger and disconnect the charger from the power source. Store the batteries in a safe and dry place, and use them only with compatible devices and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Remember to always follow the safety precautions and guidelines provided by the battery and charger manufacturers, and never leave batteries unattended while charging. Improper charging or use of batteries can cause fire, explosion, or other serious hazards.
Olight 18650 Batteries Options
Customized 18650 Batteries
3500mAh 18650 battery is compatible with Warrior Mini 2, Perun, Baton Pro, Warrior Mini, S30R II, S30R III, S2R Baton, R20 Javelot, and H2R.
We have updated the cover of this battery, and all the other materials or parameters remain the same, so you might receive either the battery with the old cover or with the new cover, they are the same batteries.
Customized rechargeable 18650, 3200mAh 3.6v Battery specifically designed for the S2R II / Baton 3 Pro.
18500 rechargeable battery (3.6V 2040mAh) Compatible models: Odin Mini / Odin GL Mini / Javelot Mini / Javelot Tac.
Standard 18650 Batteries
Triple over-heat protection and over-discharge protection to maximize performance, optimal for high-drain devices.
Higher energy density, higher capacity, and lower weight than other types of rechargeable batteries.
Manufactured under ISO9001-2000 to assure quality.
Improved Battery Safety Free from Leakage of Liquid Electrolytes.
Up to 500 charge and discharge cycles, maximum 4A constant discharging current, optimal for high-drain devices.
Using an innovational positive protection circuit and its positions on the positive of battery is different from the traditional circuit.
With protecting board placement, over-discharge current protection, over-discharge voltage protection, short circuit protection, and overcharge protection.
improved Battery Safety Free from Leakage of Liquid Electrolytes.
HDC 3500mAh 18650 batteries are specifically built for the M2R Warrior and X7 Marauder.
Get one of the highest-performance 18650 batteries on the market with 3500mAh and 10A of power!
3000mAh 18650 battery specifically built for the Warrior X.
rechargeable Battery Type: 18650; Capacity (mAh): 3000 mAh; Voltage (V): 3.6 V
Olight Battery Pack
Javelot Pro 2 Battery Pack
How to charge Olight battery without charger?
It's generally not recommended to charge an Olight battery without using the designated Olight charger, as this can be unsafe and potentially damage the battery.
However, if you don't have access to a charger, there are some alternative methods you can try:
Use a universal battery charger: If you have a universal battery charger that can accommodate the type of battery used in your Olight flashlight, you can use that to charge the battery. Make sure you follow the instructions carefully and use the correct settings for your battery.
Use a USB cable: Some Olight flashlights have a built-in micro-USB port that allows you to charge the battery directly through the flashlight. You'll need a USB cable and a power source, such as a computer or USB wall adapter.
Use a power bank: If you have a power bank with a USB output, you can use that to charge your Olight flashlight. Again, you'll need a USB cable to connect the power bank to the flashlight.