What are the best 18650 batteries?
It’s no secret that 18650 batteries are one of our main product ranges here at Fogstar, with us stocking different models from a number of premium manufacturers.
These highly versatile products can be used across a range of products including flashlights, power tools, cameras and, in some instances, vaping devices.
It’s no wonder our range includes some of the best 18650 batteries on the market, as they’re quite the all-rounder!
We’ve put our heads together at Fogstar to provide you with the definitive answer to that frequently asked question; what are the best 18650 batteries?
What are the best 18650 Batteries - let's look at the categories...
Whilst it’s not quite a lavish awards ceremony, it is a recognition of some truly quality products available out there on the market.
We selected nominees for five categories, each curated with care by our expert team. They main categories are:
- Best All-Rounder 18650 Battery
- Highest Capacity 18650 Battery
- Best Selling 18650 Battery
- Best Value 18650 Battery
- Best Torch 18650 Battery.
Best All-Rounder 18650 Battery - Molicel P28A
The Molicel P28A is packed with quality. Theses cells contain a huge 2800mAh capacity and 25A continuous discharge rate, ideal if you’re looking for long lasting battery life.
A great performer, the cells are known for consistently high performance and are often deemed a great choice for high power devices.
Furthermore, not all 18650 batteries are approved for vaping devices; however, Molicel does approve these cells for such use.
Highest Capacity 18650 Battery - Molicel M35A
In it's distinctive blue wrap, securing the vote for the highest capacity battery is the Molicel M35A 18650 Battery.
This model offers great consistency throughout its life cycle, and an astounding 3500mAh - the highest capacity of any 18650 battery.
Despite the high capacity, these stunning blue powerhouses are absolutely ideal for low power setups. However, if you're not sure where to start, you can always refer to our AMP calculator to help you work things out.
Best-Selling 18650 Battery - Molicel P28A
It’s done the double! A historic victory for the Molicel P28A, who also sweeps up the title of our best-selling 18650 battery.
It’s no coincidence that the best all-rounder has also taken the title of best-selling 18650 battery. Reliable, high-performing and great quality, the Molicel P28A leads the way.
In fact, it’s very much the same theme for our 21700 range (which we’ll post more details on very soon). Our best-selling 21700 battery is the Molicel P42A, which is also the best all-rounder for that category too.
Best Value Battery - Samsung 25R
By far one of the most popular 18650 batteries on the market since its release in 2014, the Samsung 25R offers the best value for performance versus price. Reliable, stable and a consistent performer, one of its great strengths is in its versatility, being used in various applications including flashlights and power tools.
Please note, that they are not approved or suitable for use in e-cigarettes or vaping devices.
For its price, performance and versatility, the Samsung 25R gets the vote as Fogstar’s best value 18650 battery.
Best Torch Battery - Sinowatt 34MP
The Sinowatt 34MP is a high-capacity, robust battery ideal for high-powered torch and flashlight applications. It has one of the highest amp ratings amongst our button-top protected cells at 3350mAh, coming complete with overcharge protection.
One of the most popular choices for a range of devices, the Sinowatt 34MP is particularly popular with our Doorbell battery kits, and is a great choice for all round applications with a continuous discharge rate of around 10 amps
Summary of our best 18650 batteries...
So there you go, Fogstar’s definitive guide to its best 18650 batteries of 2022.
We’re proud to stock high-quality products from some truly world-class manufacturers, so it’s testament to these models that they’ve been selected as the best 18650 batteries. The crème de la crème.
To recap, the best 18650 batteries by category are:
1. Best All-Rounder 18650 Battery - Molicel P28A
2. Highest Capacity 18650 Battery - Molicel M35A
3. Best-Selling 18650 Battery - Molicel P28A
4. Best Value Battery - Samsung 25R
5. Best Torch Battery - Sinowatt 34MP.
If you're interested in finding out more about the Molicel P28A, we've penned a useful blog to explain more about why the popularity of this battery has really taken off over the last few months, have a read and let us know your thoughts!We hope you found this blog useful - if you need any other advice when it comes to sourcing your 18650 batteries, just get in touch, and our team will be more than happy to help you out.