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SONY VTC5A – 18650 2600mAh 25A Battery


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Previously manufactured by Sony Energy – Murata purchased Sony’s battery division in 2017. Newer production of cells are marked Murata and not SE (Sony Energy). Older cells will show SE printing.

This Sony/MuRata VTC5A cell is the “Batman” type of cell for those that need and require Ultra-High Discharge/Drain cells in the 18650 form factor size. It is a more safe and extremely reliable cell due to the NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) chemistry type. This allows it to maintain very stable temperatures under such extreme high discharge/drain (up to 40 AMP PULSE).

To ensure longevity, it is not recommended to allow the battery to discharge below 2.5V.

Please note that due to their inherent safety, IMR cells don’t have a protection circuit built in. They should never be discharged below 2.5 volts or cycle life/performance will be reduced. Maximum charge voltage is 4.25 volts.


Manufacturer:   Murata
Model:   US18650VTC5A (VTC5A)
Size:   18650
Style:   Flat Top
Protected:   NO, UNPROTECTED. This cell is unprotected and intended for use in protected battery packs only and NOT individually or as a standalone product. In order to operate safely it must have additional protection in the form of a PCB (protection circuit board) or BMS (battery management system), which is not included.
Nominal Capacity:   2600mAh
Discharge Current:   25A Maximum Continuous, 35A Maximum Continuous with an 80deg C cutoff
Nominal Voltage:   3.6V
Maximum Voltage:   4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:   2.0V
Approximate Dimensions:   18.2mm x 65mm
Approximate Weight:   47.8g
Origin:   Singapore
Specification Datasheet:   Murata VTC5A Datasheet
This product is a lethiom ion battery which must be always kept safe and away from loss metals to avoid shorting. It must be used only by experienced users (NOT for beginners).  This battery can be dangerous if used incorrectly.  Before purchasing this product be sure you understand battery safety.
For more information about using Batteries and Mechanical Mods refer to Dukhan Blog where we reveal the expert guide for using mechanical mods

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