Hey everyone. I have been following this site for awhile and this my first post, yay!! Anyway. I just acquired an XB-700Li. I love it. I do have a question regarding the life of the battery. The specs say that it will last 7-10 years but the real issue of concern to me is the number of charge cycles. The manual said it had a life span of 500 charge cycles or so. I guess that doesn't seem that great to me since that isn't that much higher than an SLA battery. So here are my questions.
1. What exactly constitutes a charge cycle? If I drain the battery 15% and then charge to full, does that equal a charge cycle?
2. Is 500-700 charge cycle life span accurate. I have read reports that these batteries can be recharged thousands of times.
3. Realistically speaking. How long should the battery last with daily use of 1 to 2 charge toppers.
Thanks for your help.