Originally Posted by t4m1y4niac
don't buy cells from unfamous brand...try to use SMC, Team Orion... they are really good...
Friend of mine bought a bunch of SMC batteries and 2 of them were venting from the moment they were charged.
That was about 2 months ago and I can tell you we're not impressed by the cells bought from SMC.
My advice: if you have a local vendor that matches cells, buy it from him. You can be sure he wont sell you packs that have been laying around on a shelf for a month or so.
I've allways bought my packs from a local "small" matcher and they're still alive after 2 years!!
Even if there's a bad cell with a small matcher, he'll be glad to replace it and keep his good name. Try doing that without too much trouble with a "brand matched pack"