Battery cells for UAVs/FPV Aircraft/Drone
EXTRON LiPo vs. Panasonic NCR18650GA vs. LG 18650HG2
Test date: April 2017.
Subject: Panasonic Sanyo NCR18650GA 3.6V 3500mAh 10A Lithium-ion battery cell.
The tests have been performed under certain battery stress applied conditions to achieve a goal of the unmanned aircraft – Project DELFTACOPTER
The Panasonic NCR18650GA cells clearly show a better result than the earlier tested LG 18650HG2.
The Panasonic NCR18650GA cells have a significantly higher capacity the the Extron LiPo (a Extron battery pack was used by MAVLAB in Australia, into a previously competition).
The Sanyo-Panasonic NCR18650GA cells have a lower voltage level under load than the Extron LiPo.
The Panasonic NCR18650GA cells have a lower weight than the Extron LiPo.
The Panasonic NCR18650GA cells have a higher energy density than the Extron LiPo.
The energy density under typical loading is:
- LG 18650HG2: unlisted, under Extron values in MAVLAB project
- Extron LiPo: 10.79 Wh / 61 gr = 177 Wh/kg
- Panasonic Sanyo NCR18650GA Li-ion : 11.97 Wh / 47 gr. = 255 Wh/kg
Courtesy of MAVLAB from Delft University of Technology – Department of Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Flight Performance and Propulsion | Thanks to ir. Rick Ruijsink (AWEP) and to Bart Remes (C&O) – TUDelft, the Netherlands.
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Laboratory & beneficiary of tests: MAVLAB from Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.
Third-party vendor for Panasonic Sanyo NCR18650GA Li-ion cells: NKON BV, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
Main source vendor/manufacturer of NCR18650GA: Panasonic Industrial, Osaka, Japan ジャパン
Adviser: CMIUTA Electric Company (CMEC), Ochten, the Netherlands.
Third-party vendor for LG18650HG2 Li-ion cells: unlisted
Third-party vendor for Extron LiPo: unlisted