1. Cycle Life (number for a specific DOD) – The number of discharge-charge cycles the battery can experience before it fails to meet specific performance criteria. Cycle life is estimated for specific charge and discharge conditions. The actual operating life of the battery is affected by the rate and depth of cycles and by other conditions such as temperature and humidity. The higher the DOD, the lower the cycle life.
2. It is the process of charging a rechargeable battery and discharging it as required into a load. The term is typically used to specify a battery's expected life, as the number of charge cycles affects life more than the mere passage of time. Discharging the battery fully before recharging may be called "deep discharge"; partially discharging then recharging may be called "shallow discharge".
3.The cycle life is the number of complete charge/discharge cycles that the battery is able to support before that its capacity falls under 80% of it's original capacity
Battery Life, Charge cycle
http://web.mit.edu/evt/summary_battery_specifications.pdf. (1.); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charge_cycle. (2.);.https://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/74243/what-is-the-meaning-of-a-batterys-cycle-life. (3.)
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