18650 Rechargeable Battery Mfg

We are a professional lithium-ion battery factory in China. With core business 18650 battery pack, we have been designing and producing different 18650 lithium battery packs with different series and parallels for our customers. Far now, we have been working with LG, Samsung, Sony, and Chinese cell factories, such as Roofer, Lishen, EVE, etc. What’s more, our advanced R&D members work in electric circuit design and housing design. It may require PVC/ABS housing, metal plate and others. 

18650 rechargeable battery

Why choose 18650 rechargeable batteries?

  1. Higher safety. Basically, there will be no explosion or burning, and it is very green and safe, and there will be no toxic side effects.
  2. Wide range of applications. Lithium batteries are used in many devices in life. The most common ones are mobile phones and computers that we cannot live without.
  3. Series connection. Can be connected in series or in parallel to form 18650 lithium battery packs.
  4. Low internal resistance. The internal resistance of the domestic polymer core can even be less than 35m, which greatly reduces the power consumption of the battery.

What is 18650 rechargeable battery?

The 18650 lithium battery number 18650 represents the external specifications: 18 represents the diameter of 18mm, 65 represents the length of 65mm, and 0 represents the cylindrical battery. It is a standard lithium-ion battery type set by SONY in Japan to save costs, and is called 18650 lithium battery.

The 18650 lithium battery is an industrial battery. It does not contain over-charge and over-discharge protection. Lithium batteries are prone to over-discharge during operation. These conditions can cause damage or permanent failure of lithium batteries. Therefore, whether it is a single 18650 lithium battery or a 18650 battery pack product, it must be equipped with a protection circuit.

Therefore, when purchasing 18650 batteries, we should consider the following factors: brand, capacity, voltage, Continuous discharge rate, Chemical nature, lifespan, safety.

How to charge 3.7V 18650 4200mAh li-ion rechargeable battery for flashlight torch?

  • Constant current & voltage charge. Let it charge at 4.2V and 2A (voltage & current). Standard temperature 20±5℃ Charging battery consist of charging at constant current rate of 0.2C until the battery voltage reach 4.2V .then battery be charged at constant voltage of 4.2V while tapering the charge current. Terminal charge until the charging current drops to 0.02C. Anyway, the total charge time for one cycle is not more than 8 hours.
  • Standby 5 mins.
  • Constant current discharge. Let it discharge to 3V by 2A current. Standard temperature 23±2℃ discharge to the cut-off voltage with 0.2C current.
  • Standby 5 mins.
18650 cycle setting

Four classification methods of 18650 lithium-ion battery

The 18650 lithium-ion battery must have a protective plate to prevent the battery from being overcharged and discharged. This is also a general disadvantage of lithium-ion batteries, because the material used is the basic lithium cobalt oxide material. The following is a classification of 18650 lithium-ion batteries from 4 different angles.

  • Classification according to the actual performance of the battery

    Power batteries and energy batteries. Energy type batteries have the characteristics of high energy density and are mainly used for high energy output. Power type batteries have the characteristics of high power density and are mainly used for instantaneous high power output and output batteries. 

    A simple understanding is that the energy type is similar to a marathon runner. To have endurance, it requires high capacity, and the high current discharge performance is not high; so the strength is a sprinter, and the battle is an explosion of strength, and endurance is also required, otherwise the ability is too small. can’t run far.

  • According to the electrolyte material

    Lithium-ion batteries are divided into liquid lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and polymer lithium-ion batteries (PLB).

    Liquid lithium-ion batteries use a liquid electrolyte (currently used in power lithium batteries). Lithium-ion polymer batteries are replaced by solid polymer electrolytes, which can be either dry or colloidal, most of which are currently polymer gel electrolytes. In a solid-state battery, both the electrodes and the electrolyte are solid.

  • Classification according to product appearance

    Divided into: cylinder, soft bag, square.

    Steel or aluminium housings in cylindrical and square packages. The flexible packaging is aluminum-plastic film. In fact, the flexible packaging is square. The aluminum-plastic film packaging commonly used in the market is called flexible packaging, and some people call it polymer battery.

    Regarding cylindrical lithium-ion batteries, the model number is usually 5 digits. The first two digits are the diameter of the battery, and the middle two digits are the height of the battery. It’s in mm. For example, an 18650 lithium-ion battery has a diameter of 18 mm and a height of 65 mm.

  • Classification by pole piece material

    Cathode materials: Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP), Lithium Cobalt Oxide (LCO), Lithium Manganese Oxide (LMO), (Binary Battery: Lithium Nickel Oxide / Lithium Nickel Nickel Oxide), (ternary Battery: Nickel oxide nickel manganese lithium ion battery (NCM), nickel aluminate lithium-ion battery (NCA)).

    Cathode materials: Lithium titanate battery (LTO), graphene battery, carbon nanofiber battery.

18650 Rechargeable Battery Manufacture Process

1. Consultants

To understand the real demands of the 18650 rechargeable battery pack, you need to provide the lithium battery size, electrical performance requirements, output requirements, and functional information.

2. Quick Response

Evaluate a solution and quote the known parameters provided by the customer, also provide full datasheet for reference. We will consider the cell selection, circuit and structure design to final assembly.

3. Sampling

After the customer’s approval, we will start to make samples for the 18650 rechargeable battery pack, and provide charging and discharging cycle curve and data.

4. Sample Test

Before delivering out, we definitely do battery pack aging test. Assist and track customer test results, as well as customer’s overall equipment operation effect.

5. Certificate Proceed

We will discuss with customer certificate works based on the final country and applicate requests. It may be MSDS, UN38.3, IEC62133, KC, PSE, etc.

6. Mass Production

Develop process documents and BOM sheet, purchase materials, arrange staff production, quality personnel monitoring, and random inspection, and package and shipment.

Applications of 18650 rechargeable battery

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Our mostly used 18650 cells listing

LG HG2 18650 3000mAh 20A Battery

LG 18650 HD2 2000mAh 25A Battery

LG Chem 18650 HE2 2500mAh Battery

Samsung ICR18650-26J 2600mAh Battery

Samsung INR18650-25R 2500mAh Battery

Samsung INR18650-20S 2000mAh Battery

BAK 18650 3050mAh 6.1A Battery

BAK 18650 3350mAh 6.5A Battery

BAK 18650 2500mAh 20A Battery

You will receive the charge & discharge curve

  • 12S2P Battery Pack, It is a 5A charge & 10A discharge curve test as a sample for your review.
Lithium battery test curve

Time - voltage & current

Lithium battery test performance

Capacity - voltage

Lithium battery test curve

Time - capacity & specific capacity

Lithium battery test curve

Cycle number-charge capacity & discharge capacity & charge specific capacity & discharge specific capacity

Product & Factory Certificates

  • All batteries are require related certification apart from lab testing, such as voltage, current measure, and each countries have different certificate demand.
  • Clients are welcome to have any 3rd party certification company verify our batteries or the factory documents.
  • We have been working with UL, TUV, SGS certication lab. All batteries approved by UL1642, UN38.3, IEC62133, PSE, KC, CB, MSDS certificate or report.
battery certificate

Write to us for 18650 rechargeable battery solution

Why choose us, HlcBattery?

  • Safety & Reliability
    All Battery cells will pass rigorous testing. All Battery Packs are Certified and are compliant with regulatory and safety requirements. 
  • Certifications
    CE, ROHS, FCC certification and high reliability. UL 1642, MSDS, UN 38.3, IEC 62133, KC, PSE, BIS certifications, and more available.
  • Customer support
    Quick turn-around on battery assemblies(10-20 Days). 24*7 services are available.

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