Friday, May 24, 2013

What Is A Battery Cycle?

Battery cycle: is the cycle of a battery at a discharge plus a recharge. For example, if your battery is fully charged. As you use the battery it discharges. Then it is recharged to full charge. That is one cycle. Cycle life is the total number of cycles a battery can yield. The cycle life is very important in battery applications. A NiCad battery has a cycle life of approximately 1000 cycles. NiMH has a shorter (about 700) cycle life than NiCad.  This is particularly useful information when selecting your two way radio batteries.