Why everyone loves the Sony VTC Li-Mn battery

Hobbyists, scientists, engineers and more are excited about the return of the Sony VTC4 batteries and the Sony VTC5 batteries. These have been one of the most sought after flat top rechargeable models on the market. They disappeared from the market for a while for a variety of reasons, but OEM producers and individual developers are excited to see that they are now available again.

Why do people love the Sony VTC4 batteries and the Sony VTC5 batteries?
The VTC4 and VTC5 are just two in this series of high drain rechargeable batteries that Sony manufactures. Originally intended for OEM manufacturers only, the VTC 4 and 5 proved popular with individual consumers. Part of the reason for this popularity is the peculiar qualities of IMR batteries that can make them more desirable than other cathode types.


Why are IMR batteries better?
There are many different battery types available but most people prefer using IMR batteries for their rechargeable environments because of their stability. One of the most unique characteristics about this type of battery is they cannot be overcharged. Given that they are a high energy, rechargeable source that also has over charge protection native to the battery itself – this gives it a lot of advantages over the other types.

What are the basic differences between the VTC4 and VTC5?
Virtually identical in design and size both the Sony VTC4 batteries and the Sony VTC5 batteries are flat top in design and 62mm long with an 18.2 mm diameter. The charge and power they deliver is where they show their differences. The VTC4 is a 2100mAh with a 3.8 voltage charge and a continuous discharge current of 30 amps. The VTC5 is a 2600mAh with a 3.7 voltage charge and a continuous discharge current of 20 amps. Both batteries are rechargeable and have varying recharge cycles depending on the load placed on the battery.