Bench Test Results: Samsung 35E3 - 8A 3350mAh 18650…latest version, great performer

Test Report Summary: This is a great cell, performing better than the 35E and is essentially equal to the Molicel M35A and performing a touch better than the EVE 33V. The 35E3 has a “3” on the wrap, on the lower left corner of the printing. If there is no “3” then it is the older 35E.

Samsung rates this cell at 8A continuous and 13A non-continuous as long as you keep it under 60°C. As I do for all the over-3000mAh 18650’s I recommend not going over about 5A to improve performance (minimize voltage sag) and help extend cell life. Do not go below 2.65V with this cell.

The two cells I tested delivered 3458mAh and 3466mAh. This is great consistency and is typical for cells from the big manufacturers.

Two cells were purchased for testing by me from 18650BatteryStore (

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