NEW, Higher Capacity Panasonic Made in Japan is Available Now: https://www.orbtronic.com/batteries-chargers/panasonic-3400mah-18650-li-ion-battery-cell-ncr18650b
This Panasonic 18650 battery was best selling battery in 2011.
Thanks to the new NNP, and HRL technology Panasonic 18650 NCR18650 li-ion battery cell is one of the top 18650 performers. Tested, and confirmed.
By using this extremely powerful 18650 Li-ion battery cell first thing you will notice is drastic increase in run time .
Your flashlight, laser pointer, or any other 18650 battery operated device will run smoothly with Panasonic NCR18650, Made in Japan, Made by Panasonic.
To avoid possible damage - Only high quality 18650 li-ion chargers are recommended to charge these batteries.
About new Panasonic NNP technology:
For use in portable equipment of all kinds, the Panasonic Industrial Batteries Division is now launching
two particularly powerful 3.6 V lithium-ion batteries in accordance with the 18650 standard.
Thanks to innovative NNP technology, the NCR18650 and NCR18650A types achieve capacities of 2.9 Ah (and 3.1 Ah -also available here at Orbtronic web store) respectively. At the same time, special HRL technology guarantees maximum safety.
About new HRL technology:
In spite of the increased power, which normally gives rise to an increased safety risk,
Panasonic batteries remain particularly safe thanks to the patented Heat Resistant Layer (HRL) technology.
This solution consists of an insulated metal oxide film between the electrodes,
which prevents overheating even in the case of an internal short-circuit.
Best Li-ion charger that will charge these very powerful 18650 batteries at 1A per each channel is also available, and you can buy it here or here
What is in the box?
NCR18650 2900mAh Panasonic Rechargeable Battery cell
Never completely discharge li-ion battery ( below 2.5V ).
Charge fully before first use.
Never use force to install (insert) li-ion battery.
Use only high quality battery chargers.
Do not expose to heat.
Do not short positive, and negative battery contacts. (Keep battery that is not in use in plastic holder)
Do not charge battery over 4.29V (another reason to use good battery charger).
Do not charge unattended.
Do not store your li-ion batteries fully charged (for extended period of time).
Store in cold and dry place at approximately 3.7V (storage charge).
Never try to charge (or discharge) li-ion batteries with battery chargers that are not made for Li-ion batteries.
Price listed is for one cell.