Qed pl3 batteries mAh size?

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Jul 4, 2020
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Hi all
The batteries that come with the qed pl3 are 18650 3.7v li lon 2600mah, can the qed run a different mAh, like 18650 3.7 li lon 5000mah battery?
I thought the higher the mah the longer detector should ran, is this right?
Thats correct, mAh indicates how long the battery will last per charge cycle, roughly linear relationship between mAh and time, just be sure to get protected batteries. Protected batteries have a small circuit inside of them as a safeguard for various issues like overcharging, heat, etc. dont skimp
Thanks for the feedback
I have done some more research and have found that a 18650 battery highest mAh capacity is 3500mah , any thing higher that is a china fake.
mAh doesn't matter, its just the batteries capacity. as long as they are all 3.7v 18650 you're all good (4.2v when @ full charger)

Like mentioned above, majority of the 18650s going cheap with ratings of 4000+mAh are complete BS..

Samsung have always been my go to 18650.
I run protected panasonic 3500mah in my pl2 and works great. :Y:
Samsung are also well regarded
Thanks for the feedback
I'm going with Panasonic 3400mAh 18650 Li-Ion 3.7V Battery NCR18650B (Button Top)

Battery spec
Capacity (Ah): 3.4 Ah Max (3400 mAh) Min (3250 mAh)
Nominal Voltage (V): 3.6 ~ 3.7 V
Charging Voltage (V): 4.2 V
Charging Current (Ah): 1 Ah (1000 mAh)
Cut-off Voltage (V): 2.5 V
Energy (Wh): 12.2 Wh
Energy Density (Wh/L): 730 Wh/L
Max. Discharge rate (C): C Rating 2C (Recommended Max current 6.8 A)
Pulse current (Ah): (5-6 sec.): 12 Ah
Weight (g): 48 g (+/- 0.5 g)
Diameter (mm): 18.09 mm (+/- 0.5 mm)
Height (mm): 69.9 mm (+/- 0.5 mm)
Protected: Yes
Top (positive side): Button top
Model: NCR18650B Protected
Made in Japan

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