Li-Ni-Mn-Co Cells

Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (LiNiMnCoO2 or NMC) Rechargeable Battery Cells

Standard 18650 and 20700, and by request other, format rechargeable battery cells.

Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide: LiNiMnCoO2. cathode, graphite anode.



3.60V, 3.70V nominal; typical operating range 3.0–4.2V/cell, or higher



Specific energy (capacity)





Charge (C-rate)


0.7–1C, charges to 4.20V, some go to 4.30V; 3h charge typical. Charge current above 1C shortens battery life.



Discharge (C-rate)


1C; 2C possible on some cells; 2.50V cut-off



Cycle life


1000–2000 (related to depth of discharge, temperature)



Thermal runaway


210°C (410°F) typical. High charge promotes thermal runaway




E-bikes, medical devices, EVs, industrial





Provides high capacity and high power. Serves as Hybrid Cell. Favorite chemistry for many uses; market share is increasing. Leading system; dominant cathode chemistry.