10 Best 18650 Li-ion Batteries for Vaping 2020

A reliable 18650 battery plays an important role in your vaping devices like regulated box mods, unregulated mechanical mods. A good battery will support your excellent vaping experience, including the flavor, vapor production and most importantly – your vape safety. So it is important to pick a right battery!

Previously we have shared the Top 10 Best Box Mods 2020, now it’s time to pick a good battery for your device. Based on our actual sales quantity in 2020, here we list the 10 Best 18650 Li-ion Batteries for Vaping 2020 for your reference. This data will be changed every month based on our actual sales quantity.

Brand overview: the 10 Best 18650 Li-ion Batteries for Vaping 2020 involved all following mainstream brands: SAMSUNG, LG, Sony, AWT & Efest. Check our 10 Best 18650 Li-ion Batteries for Vaping 2020, discount coupon code is available at the end of the post.

Top 10. SAMSUNG INR18650-20S

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The cell of INR18650-20S is the top in terms of current discharge/drain in the 18650 form factor size. It is for Mega-High Discharge/Drain devices only. This cell is the hardest punching cell in the 18650 size class by far all the way until it reaches about 33% drained. With a True 30 amp Continuous Discharge Rating with no temperature cut needed, you can see why that’s the case. It also packs a modest 2,000 mAh in capacity as well. However, this cell is only the clear winner of the King of Drain in the 18650 form factor size.

Manufacturer:     Samsung SDI
Model:     INR18650-20S (20S)
Size:     18650
Style:     Flat Top
Protected:     NO, UNPROTECTED
Nominal Capacity:     2000mAh
Discharge Current:     30A Maximum Continuous
Nominal Voltage:     3.6V
Maximum Voltage:     4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:     2.5V
Approximate Dimensions:     18.2mm x 64.8mm
Approximate Weight:    45.7g
Origin:     Republic of Korea

Top 9. AWT 18650 3500mAh

The AWT IMR 18650 (3500MAH) 35A 3.7V Flat-top battery is 100% authentic and will deliver its powerful capacity of 3500 mAh! The flat-top design is perfect for your devices safety needs. This Aweite battery is a high drain rechargeable battery devised to provide a long life-cycle. Battery is sold separately as an individual unit.

Manufacturer:   AWT
Model:   IMR 18650
Size:     18650
Style:     Flat Top
Protected:     NO, UNPROTECTED
Nominal Capacity:   3500mAh
Discharge Current:     10A Maximum Continuous
Nominal Voltage:     3.7V
Maximum Voltage:     4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:     2.5V
Approximate Dimensions:    18.4mm x 65.3mm
Approximate Weight:    47.9g
Origin:   China

Top 8. Efest IMR 18650 3000mAh

The Efest IMR 18650 Li-ion Rechargeablebattery has very good performance, 20A is no problem, at 30A it is probably best not to use continious discharge.

Manufacturer:   Efest
Model:   IMR 18650
Size:     18650
Style:     Flat Top
Protected:     NO, UNPROTECTED
Nominal Capacity:   3000mAh
Discharge Current:   20A Max Continuous, Rated 35A Max Pulse by Efest
Nominal Voltage:     3.7V
Maximum Voltage:     4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:     2.5V
Approximate Dimensions:    18.23mm x 65.02mm
Approximate Weight:    46g
Origin:   China

Top 7. Sony VTC5 18650

Sony VTC5 18650 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery is one of the most counterfeited ones. The reason for this is that it has proved to be the greatest in the market when it comes to high performance and extraordinary discharge. 

Manufacturer:   SONY  Murata
Model:     US18650VTC5 (VTC5)
Size:     18650
Style:     Flat Top
Protected:     NO, UNPROTECTED
Nominal Capacity:     2600mAh
Discharge Current:   20A Maximum Continuous, 35A Maximum Continuous with an 80deg C cutoff
Nominal Voltage:     3.6V
Maximum Voltage:     4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:     2.5V
Approximate Dimensions:     18.2mm x 65mm
Approximate Weight:    44.1g
Origin:     Singapore or Japan

Top 6. Samsung INR21700

Samsung INR21700 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery is one of the new high capacity 21700 cells. The two cells are very well matches, but they do not like high current. This is a good quality battery and with high capacity.

Manufacturer:   Samsung
Model:     INR21700-30T (30T)
Size:   21700
Style:     Flat Top
Protected:     NO, UNPROTECTED
Nominal Capacity:   3000mAh
Discharge Current:   35A Maximum Continuous (1C)
Nominal Voltage:     3.6V
Maximum Voltage:     4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:     2.5V
Approximate Dimensions:    21.1mm x 70.2mm
Approximate Weight:    68.2g
Origin:   Republic of Korea

Top 5. Sony VTC5A 18650

Sony VTC5A18650 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery is a variant of the original VTC5. It has less capacity than most of the 18650 battery in the market but it definitely has the highest continuous discharge current rated as 30A. It is the best for Vaping device and high drain flashlights.

Manufacturer:    SONY Murata
Model:   US18650VTC5A (VTC5A)
Size:     18650
Style:     Flat Top
Protected:     NO, UNPROTECTED
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 or Japan

Top 4. Samsung 30Q 18650

Samsung 18650 30Q Li-ion Rechargeable Battery is an outstanding cell for those who like high capacity without sacrificing a lot of discharge/drain capability. This cell is a competitor of the well-known Sony/MuRata VTC6 cell, in which the Samsung 30Q performs very similar and closely with. Many consumers will argue the better of the two, although that is subjective to each persons own demands and needs for their device. This cell has a high capacity of 3,000 mAh in energy and a true maximum continuous discharge/drain rating of 15 amps without any temperature cut involved.

Manufacturer:   Samsung SDI
Model:   INR18650-30Q (30Q)
Size:   18650
Style:     Flat Top
Protected:     NO, UNPROTECTED
Nominal Capacity:   3000mAh
Discharge Current:   15A Maximum Continuous (1C)
Nominal Voltage:     3.6V
Maximum Voltage:     4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:     2.5V
Approximate Dimensions:   18.33mm x 64.85mm
Approximate Weight:  48g
Origin:   Republic of Korea

Top 3. Sony VTC6 18650

Sony VTC6 18650 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery is a compilation of near laughable riches, when talking about is Phenomenal versatility and attributes. This cell also has “Maximum Balance” in terms of overall performance and the fact that it has High Capacity and has Very High Discharge/Drain capabilities. This is Exceptional being an 18650 form factor size cell, this was previously unheard of just a few years ago. This cell has a True 15 Amp Constant Discharge Rating, but 20Amp Constant Discharge Rating by the manufacture if the cell is kept below 176 degrees Fahrenheit or 80 degree Celsius.

Manufacturer:    SONY Murata
Model:   US18650VTC6 (VTC6)
Size:     18650
Style:     Flat Top
Protected:     NO, UNPROTECTED
Nominal Capacity:   3000mAh
Discharge Current:   25A Maximum Continuous, 35A Maximum Continuous with an 80deg C cutoff
Nominal Voltage:     3.6V
Maximum Voltage:     4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:     2.5V
Approximate Dimensions:     18.4mm x 65.8mm
Approximate Weight:    47.55g
Origin:     Singapore or Japan

Top 2. Samsung INR18650 25R

Samsung INR18650 25R 2500mAh 35A Flat Top Li-ion Rechargeable Battery is arguably the most widely sold and respected 18650 form factor size cell on the market, still today. This cell is of very high quality and has a very economical price point to book-end it. This is an excellent balanced cell in terms of performance and reliability. Also this cell has a very good equilibrium with a moderate-high capacity of 2,500 mAh in energy, while having a high maximum continuous discharge/drain rating of 20 amps (Without any temperature cut involved). This cell is very stable, even when it’s pushed to its max rating. This cell has about everything you could desire in a Li-Ion cell

Manufacturer:   Samsung SDI
Model:   INR18650-25R (25R)
Size:   18650
Style:   Button Top
Protected:    NO, UNPROTECTED
Nominal Capacity:    2500mAh
Discharge Current:   20A Maximum Continuous (1C)
Nominal Voltage:     3.6V
Maximum Voltage:     4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:     2.5V
Approximate Dimensions:   18.51mm x 66.79mm
Approximate Weight:  44.7g
Origin:   Republic of Korea

Top 1. LG HG2 18650

LG HG2 18650 Li-ion Rechargeable Battery is on a rolling schedule of releases and research, all planned years in advance. An average of between 6% and 10% increase in battery performance is expected, compounding yearly. That means, taking into account the battery specs and LG Chem’s release schedule, the LG HG2 will likely be a good contender for one of the best 18650 batteries for some months to come for high-drain applications.

Manufacturer:   LG
Model:   HG2 18650
Size:   18650
Style:   Flat Top
Protected:    NO, UNPROTECTED
Nominal Capacity:   3000mAh
Discharge Current:   20A Maximum Continuous (1C)
Nominal Voltage:     3.6V
Maximum Voltage:     4.2V
Cutoff Voltage:     2.5V
Approximate Dimensions:   18.75mm x 64.94mm
Approximate Weight:  47g
Origin:   Republic of Korea

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That’s all our 10 Best Li-ion Batteries for Vaping 2020. The list will be updated every month based on our actual sales quantity. Get 10% OFF for all of our best 18650 Li-ion Batteries for Vaping 2020 with coupon code: bestvapes.

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