The Sony VTC5 is a 2600mAh cell 20A/30A high drain 18650 battery. It is often known as the Konion cell and has a good reputation among vapers who are looking to build on either a Mech or Series mods.
In mid-late 2014, these cells disappeared from the market. Since it was so popular, many fakes appeared. It was impossible to get a genuine VTC5 in late 2014 other than from one or two suppliers charging tons of money for very old stock.
But, a few months ago in the middle of 2015, supply appeared again for us. Since then we’ve gotten many questions about proving that they’re legit genuine VTC5’s. This article goes through a large chunk of our test report in order to do that.
- Model: US18650VTC5
- Manufacturer: Sony
- Country of Origin: Japan
- Chemistry: NMC
- Max. continuous discharge current: 20A
- Nominal capacity: 2500 mAh
- Nominal voltage: 3.6 V
- Discharge end voltage: 2.5 V
- Charging voltage: 4.20 +/- 0.05 V
- Standard charging current: 1.25 A
- Length: 65.20 mm
- Diameter: 18.35 mm
- Weight: 44.30 g