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Fake Murata VTC5 alert, post #7 of 9 about battery fakes http://bit.ly/2VRM9BA

Please read post #1 (link below) before asking any questions here. Thanks!

https://www.reddit.com/r/electronic_cigarette/comments/bpklia/eight_different_fake_battery_types_to_report/

These cells look different from known genuine Sony VTC5’s but they do have the two “dimples” on top common to all VTC 18650’s and tested as 2455mAh. I have never seen a non-VTC cell with these dimples so the fakes could still be VTC’s. The fakes have two micro-weld lines under the white top sealing gasket (not the top insulating disk for the wrap) which genuine VTC5’s do not have. The fakes do not have the four radial lines on the venting disk that genuine VTC5’s have. The fakes have a single ring around the battery near the top whereas genuine VTC5’s have two rings.

Photos of the fakes and test results: https://imgur.com/a/Om3Ddij

CHECK FOR THE RADIAL LINES VERY SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY WITH BRIGHT BACKLIGHTING AND A MAGNIFIER OR READING GLASSES. ROTATE THE BATTERY AT LEAST A COUPLE OF TIMES, CHANGING ANGLES. THEY ARE HARD TO SEE. PLEASE DO NOT ACCUSE A VENDOR OF SELLING FAKES UNTIL YOU HAVE CHECKED EVERYTHING I HAVE DESCRIBED ABOVE VERY CAREFULLY. PEOPLE ARE NOT SEEING THE RADIAL LINES THE FIRST TIME THEY CHECK AND ARE SAYING A VENDOR SOLD FAKES ONLY TO FIND OUT LATER THEY MISSED SEEING THE LINES.

This date/batch code might be used on genuine cells! Do not assume all VTC5’s with this code are fake. The physical differences and the crappy performance versus genuine VTC5’s means they are fakes. DO NOT USE THESE FAKES FOR ANYTHING!

Please read post #1 (link below) before asking any questions here. Thanks!http://bit.ly/2JKMXRE cells look different from known genuine Sony VTC5’s but they do have the two “dimples” on top common to all VTC 18650’s and tested as 2455mAh. I have never seen a non-VTC cell with these dimples so the fakes could still be VTC’s. The fakes have two micro-weld lines under the white top sealing gasket (not the top insulating disk for the wrap) which genuine VTC5’s do not have. The fakes do not have the four radial lines on the venting disk that genuine VTC5’s have. The fakes have a single ring around the battery near the top whereas genuine VTC5’s have two rings.Photos of the fakes and test results: http://bit.ly/2M16CQ0 FOR THE RADIAL LINES VERY SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY WITH BRIGHT BACKLIGHTING AND A MAGNIFIER OR READING GLASSES. ROTATE THE BATTERY AT LEAST A COUPLE OF TIMES, CHANGING ANGLES. THEY ARE HARD TO SEE. PLEASE DO NOT ACCUSE A VENDOR OF SELLING FAKES UNTIL YOU HAVE CHECKED EVERYTHING I HAVE DESCRIBED ABOVE VERY CAREFULLY. PEOPLE ARE NOT SEEING THE RADIAL LINES THE FIRST TIME THEY CHECK AND ARE SAYING A VENDOR SOLD FAKES ONLY TO FIND OUT LATER THEY MISSED SEEING THE LINES.This date/batch code might be used on genuine cells! Do not assume all VTC5’s with this code are fake. The physical differences and the crappy performance versus genuine VTC5’s means they are fakes. DO NOT USE THESE FAKES FOR ANYTHING!

Submitted May 22, 2019 at 12:22PM by Mooch315
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