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Cycle Life

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Battery cycle life is often confused with overall battery longevity, and cycle life represents the number of times a battery can be charged and discharged before it is no longer capable of serving its application. Cycle life is highly dependent on operating conditions, such as temperature, charge/discharge rates, and depth-of-cycle. Overall battery longevity is determined by a combination of cycle aging and calendar aging effects.

What is Battery Cycle Life?

Battery cycle life is often confused with overall battery longevity, and cycle life represents the number of times a battery can be charged and discharged before it is no longer capable of serving its application. Cycle life is highly dependent on operating conditions, such as temperature, charge/discharge rates, and depth-of-cycle. Overall battery longevity is determined by a combination of cycle aging and calendar aging effects.

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