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[Discussion] [Device Tech Bytes #10] All About Charge Cycles and Batteries.!

2020-07-15 11:24:05
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Hope You all are doing good & Well.

Welcome to the Device Tech Bytes Volume 10.in the previous volume we have seen Different Sensors in Smartphones Explained by Yàswânth Tondepu. It is very informative to know about the sensors and their major roles in smartphones. So, today we are back with another fascinating topic “Charging Cycles & Batteries”. After a long day of using the mobile we put the charging to our mobile, But, have you ever wondered how the charging cycles work & what actually it is..? Don’t you want to know about it..? Then relax and scroll down to dive into our topic..!

What actually Charging Cycle..?
One Charge Cycle means when you’ve used (discharged) an amount of battery which equals 100%  of your battery’s total capacity. 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 called "Deep discharge". partially discharging and recharging may be called "Shallow discharge". In general, the number of cycles for a rechargeable battery indicates how many times it can undergo the process of complete charging and discharge until failure or it starting to lose capacity

Once your battery reaches the end of the charge cycle, the battery cannot hold up more charge like it used to do during the early days. Thus, due to this, we experience less battery backup in our gadgets.  Usually, a Lithium-ion battery has a varying amount of charge cycles, such as 300/500 or even 1000 Charge Cycles. It depends upon the manufacturers.
You can charge your Lithium-ion Batteries whenever you want. There is no need to discharge it completely to zero to begin charging. It’s a myth that has been floating around on the internet for years. One Charge Cycle means when you’ve used (discharged) an amount of battery which equals 100%  of your battery’s total capacity. But it isn’t necessary that it should be all from one charge.

You can use 50% of your battery one day, then recharge it fully at night and then use another 50% the next day. So now you have discharged 100% of our battery from these 2 days. These two days usage will add up to your One Charge Cycle. Similarly, if you deplete your battery in just one day from 100% to 0% you end up using one charge cycle in one day. Thus, if you are low user chances are you might need several days to use one charge cycle of your battery.
When the battery reaches a particular number of charge cycle threshold, the battery begins to hold up less charge. And also, with every charge cycle the capacity of the battery to hold charge slightly diminishes.
So, far we’ve learned about charge cycles, but, don’t you wanna check it out in your devices,

Charge Cycles in Android
AccuBattery tracks your charge and discharge cycles and then uses this information to monitor your battery health. To take a look at this information, tap the “Health” option down at the bottom. Initially, it just shows blanks here. That’s because it doesn’t have any information to go off of yet. Since Android doesn’t provide historical battery information to apps, the basic has to start from scratch.

But there’s more here, too. Over time, AccuBattery tracks your battery wear and overall capacity. Again, these numbers populate over time, and the more you use your phone, the better it gets. There’s also a small note that tells you what Battery Capacity is, but you can dismiss this if you want. As you charge and discharge your phone, keep checking this screen to learn more about your phone’s battery health.
After the first two or three charges, it showed the health at around 95 percent, but as time has gone on and I’ve adjusted my charging practices (I basically only charge the phone every other night now, especially if I spend a lot of time in the car connected to Android Auto), the overall capacity has improved to 97 percent.

Charge Cycles in Windows Laptop
  • Open Command Prompt by typing the same in Search Box or Press Windows + R to start run command and type cmd and hit enter.
  • After Opening Command Prompt, type the following and press Enter.

Command: powercfg/batteryreport

Enter the command, press the return key and the file would be stored in C:\Users\(your username)\battery-report.html Don’t worry about the location as the location is provided in the Command Prompt itself. The Resulting File gives you details of the Charge Cycles, the Battery manufacturer, its capacity, usage history, battery drains, estimates, and more which would help you to understand your battery and it’s health.
Here is the report that will be generated and when you click on it it will show the report, and from the picture, you can see the Cycle Count also.


How to Check Charge Cycles in Mac

  • Hold your Option Key and then Click the Apple Button.
  • Choose System Information
  • Go to the Hardware Section
  • Under the Hardware section, select Power Option
  • That’s it. Your Charge Cycles would be shown.


Source: Tecgag

So, Guys, I hope with this tutorial/ guide you would be able to check your battery health and the charge cycles yourself, without calling any technicians to analyze the usage.
Let us know in the comments below if you found any doubts regarding the same.
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cherri | from Mi 10

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Good one mate 👍 😊 keep posting
2020-07-15 11:56:59

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Leonitis | from Redmi Note 7

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Thanks for sharing this information interesting article about battery
2020-07-15 14:27:48

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Well done buddy 👌
2020-07-15 15:51:44

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Arun Abhimanyu Author | from Redmi Note 7 Pro

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Well done buddy 👌

thank you
2020-07-15 16:16:50
thanks for the info
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Thanks for information
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Thanks for sharing
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thanks for information
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well done! thanks for the information
2020-07-15 20:17:59

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Tin Naing Zaw | from Mi 9 Lite

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Very nice 👍.
2020-07-15 23:31:02
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