What it it?
- 10A discharge, self-protection circuit inside.
- 3 Ahr
- 18 minutes of 37W
- 10W for 1 hour
- 100 of these give 1 kWhr
- 45g each, so 1 kWhr weighs 4.5 kg.
- 4 kWhr is under 20 kg, and costs $1400 - see below
- Continuous power is 14.8 kW (20 hp).
- At this density, ultra light cars (500 lb total) - will have 30 miles per kwhr.
- 1kwhr ~ 4MJ - so about 1/10 kg gasoline. Given gas is 20% efficient in cars, we have 1/2 kg equivalent. Tbis gets us to about 240 mpg equivalent.
- With 1 kW solar added- that gets us to about 400 mpg equivalent.
- 20A continuous is common, and max at 40A continuous.
- 20A continuous means higher peak for a short time - 40A. That is 150W per cell for a short time! Such as passing in automotive applications.
- 100 of these give 15kW peak - for 5 kg of batteries. This is high power density
- Each bat is $3, so for $900 you get 45kW peak power - sufficient for excellent performance on hybrid vehicles that have a small engine (5kW) and have much higher peak power for hills and passing (50kW).
- Solar cars as such become practical, with solar hydrogen power.
- Samsung 25R - . 20A continuous for 6 minutes at 3V. 60W cell. 100 of these are 6 kW, which make for a decent burst power source at 4.5 kg weight.
- Practical and affordable scenario - 12kW - 6 minutes of time at a weight cost of 9kg. $560. As part of an auxiliary hybrid drive train.
- Changfa Diesel costs 180kg in weight - so is much heavier.
- Can 18650 cells really discharge at 10A rate? Yes!  - Panasonic goes up to 20 amp rate. 6S (6 cell) packs are 22v. 10 of 6s cells, if discharged at 20A, give a 200A welder for 6 minutes. See Discharge Rate.
- Crappy ones can be as low as delivering 2.5A each - . With 100 of these, that's still a 250A welder which has a weight of 5 kg for the batteries. Still impressive.
- Discharge rate of 20A yields temp increase to 50C - 
- Note actual spec from a buyer on Amazon - 
- While specs say 250 cycles for 15A discharge - Multiple thousands of cycles are possible when charged to 80% and drained to 30%. - 
- Samsung 30Q - $3.75 - . This says 15A rated and 50W continuous max - 15A for 12 minutes. 
- Sample - $1420 total with shipping for 400 batteries, 4 kWhr, 20 kW for 12 minutes continuous rating. May be relevant for a power cube application.
- From <$1 to $7 each - so choose wisely -
- Best - Samsung 30Q - 3000 mAh - $3 in bulk - 
- These appear to be on spec at 3000 mAh - .
- Cycle life and specs -  - 250 cycles to 70% of rated
- 1000 cycles at 6A discharge rate bottoming at about 60% capacity for 2000 cycles? - . So these last pretty long.
- From lifetime design perspective, 2000 cycles is only 3 years, though. If used daily - batteries last only 3 years. In practice - 10 year max is likely. Not a good solution environmentally.
- This one says it's 20A continuous - 
- See ratings link for 30A continuous
- 20A continuous and best seller- Samsung 25R 18650 -