# Do new laptop batteries require charge cycles before reaching full capacity? [closed]

I have purchased a new battery for my hp pavilion dv6500 laptop.

The description in the shop read that it should be a new battery.

Using Fedora OS, I did inxi -Bxxx to see some info on the battery and I see that its condition is 73%.

Does this mean it is a used battery or should I expect it will get better condition as advertised in the same seller description where I read that "it requires 4/5 full charge/discharge cycles to reach its fullest capacity"?

• I went through a complete discharge/recharge cycle. First thing: the init output did not change (I added it to my question). Secondly: I just watched a movie in the browser and, without having anything else opened, the battery percentage dropped from 100 to 35% in about 1hr. I can see that as I stopped watching the movie the rate of discharging has decreased, but, still, is this reasonable? The seller told me I can test it for up to 5 days and that they can substitute it if I'm not fine with my tests. As I am writing, I read 25% and it's been only 1hr and a half since I turned on the laptop. Apr 9 '20 at 20:55