Some batteries provide enormous cranking power. Others, deep cycle reserve power. The revolutionary ODYSSEY® battery is designed to do both.
How is this possible? The answer begins with flat plates made of 99.99% pure virgin lead - not lead alloy. Pure lead plates can be made thinner, so we can fit more of them in the battery. More ODYSSEY battery plates mean more plate surface area. And that means more power – twice as much as conventional batteries.
In fact, ODYSSEY batteries are capable of providing engine cranking pulses in excess of 2250 amps for 5 seconds – double to triple that of equally sized conventional batteries, even at very low temperatures. And they can handle 400 charge-discharge cycles to 80% depth of discharge.
This extreme combination of power and performance makes ODYSSEY batteries perfect for a range of applications, including automotive/LTV, marine, commercial, and powersports.
Thanks to rugged construction and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) design, ODYSSEY batteries have an 8-12 year design life and a 3-10 year service life. Welded intercell connections enable it to withstand extreme vibration, and AGM design holds acid in place to prevent spills, even when installed on its side. And unlike conventional batteries, ODYSSEY batteries can be stored for up to 2 years and still be returned to full power.*
|ODYSSEY Battery Technology Comparison|
|ODYSSEY Batteries||Conventional Batteries|
|DESIGN LIFE||8-12 years (Float) @ 25˚ C (77˚ F)||5 years|
|SERVICE LIFE||3 to 10 years||1 to 5 years|
|ELECTROLYTE||Drycell (“starved electrolyte”) no external leakage or corrosion||Most are acid flooded (causing acid burns and spills); some wet sealed or “gelled”|
|STORAGE LIFE||2 years before needing charge @ 25˚C (77˚F)||6-12 weeks before needing charge|
|SHIPPING||Air transportable; US Department of Transportation classified non-spillable (less expensive)||Ground transport; classified as hazardous material (more expensive)|
|END OF LIFE||Battery slowly loses power at end of life; no catastrophic failure||Immediate and catastrophic loss of power (can leave you stranded)|
|Like many popular spiral-wound batteries, ODYSSEY batteries employ dry cell AGM technology to contain acid, allowing the battery to be installed even on its side. But the densely packed flat plates in an ODYSSEY battery avoid the “dead space” between cylinders in a “six-pack” design. The result is 15% more plate surface area — and that translates to more power!|
ODYSSEY batteries are shipped fully charged. If the ODYSSEY battery’s voltage is 12.65V or greater, simply install the battery in your vehicle and you are ready to go! If below 12.65V, boost charge following the instructions in the ODYSSEY battery Owner’s Manual and/or Technical Manual. Putting a boost on the battery will not damage it, even if its voltage reads higher than 12.65V.