Top Three Battery Tips for RV Boondocking

Recreational Vehicle (RV) enthusiasts who spend a majority of their time camped out in the boondocks for peace and tranquility often depend on an increasing number of house loads for added comfort and convenience. Also commonly referred to as “hotel loads,” house loads can include anything from entertainment centers, appliances and climate control to state-of-the-art safety and security equipment. In theory, these added amenities are nice,...

Meet Europe’s King of Extreme Off-Road Racing

Jim Marsden is a top extreme off-road racing driver in Europe and the front man for Gigglepin Racing. Enjoying a career spanning over 20 years, he has more than 80 titles and 100 plus podiums to his name. As the defending Ultra4 European Champion, Jim is taking on some of the toughest challenges in Europe this season, competing in Poland, France, Portugal, Bosnia, Croatia and Great...

ODYSSEY® Batteries Help Keep the Water Activities Going this Summer

It’s time to leave winter completely in our wake. The warmer weather is here and it’s the perfect time to gear up for fun, outdoor activities. These activities can range from jumping the waves on your Personal Watercraft (PWC) or wake boarding off the back of your high-speed motorboat to fishing out in the bay or relaxing in your yacht with family and friends. Many...

EnerSys® and ODYSSEY® Batteries Help Address Key Vehicle Performance Pain Points

At EnerSys®, everything we do centers around our customers. We strive to develop and offer optimized solutions that enable them to address common challenges and unexpected headwinds to keep their operations productive and resilient. To achieve these goals, we regularly speak with our existing customers and perspective clients to learn what their biggest hurdles are when it comes to their vehicle battery to help ensure...

EnerSys® Experts Answer Auxiliary Battery Frequently Asked Questions

For today’s technologically advanced vehicles and their lavish onboard accessories, there’s a new approach to starting up the engine while helping to ensure all in-cabin applications stay in operation. In addition to the main battery source, an auxiliary battery – such as the ODYSSEY® Extreme ODS-AGM14 battery from EnerSys – provides long-lasting back-up power for anything from lighting and navigation to the latest state-of-the-art stereo systems...

It’s National Car Care Month: Time for a Vehicle Check-Up

Spring has officially sprung. As the weather begins to warm, it presents a great opportunity to give our vehicle a “health” check-up to assess the condition of its onboard components. This includes everything from the windshield wipers (and fluid), tire pressure and alternator to the cabin air filter, engine parts and wheel bearings. One of the most important things to check-in on is the battery,...

EnerSys® Helps Farmers Power Equipment Through Winter with ODYSSEY® Battery

Plummeting temperatures can impact the performance and longevity of agricultural equipment operations. This is especially true for the battery, which is an invaluable component that helps keep farming machinery running efficiently. When your homestead is your livelihood, having a tractor or plow that doesn’t start on a cold winter morning can be a real headache so it’s crucial to choose a high-performance battery that won’t...

Power Your Fleet Through Winter with Next-Generation ODYSSEY® Batteries from EnerSys®

As temperatures drop, battery performance should be a key area of focus for fleet managers looking to avoid unwanted vehicle downtime. Heavy-duty vehicle engines need twice as much energy to operate when the temperature falls below freezing, which explains why fleets with weak batteries often fail to start on icy mornings. In cold weather, the average heavy-duty battery can lose up to 60 percent of its...

Prepare Your Bus Fleet for Winter by Choosing the Right Power Source

The approach of winter and dropping temperatures presents a slew of challenges—especially for managers of municipal transit bus fleets. Not only are they responsible for maintaining a reliable schedule, but the condition of their heavy-duty vehicles must also ensure that passengers, bus drivers and other vehicles on the road are kept safe. While the weather can’t be controlled, it’s always best to prepare for the...

Operate Your Snowmobile with Ease Using an ODYSSEY® Battery

Snowmobiling is an exciting sport filled with its own set of challenges. However, no one wants the challenge of being stranded in deep snow and freezing cold weather because of a failed battery. Even worse, being stranded in a location where there is no immediate assistance available. It’s important to equip your snowmobile with a powerful, rugged battery that’s up to the challenges of extreme...

Tips to Help Your Marine Battery Sail through the Winter Season

One of the best ways to start off the next boating season smoothly is to practice some simple maintenance steps on your boat’s battery during the winter months. Review these tips to help preserve battery life and enhance performance. As always, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for battery care and handling and direct all questions to a battery professional. Verify your Battery Type to...

EnerSys® ODYSSEY® Batteries Provide Dependable Power for Premier Auto Show Vehicles

The energy demands of today’s high-end automotive auxiliary applications require a steady, reliable power source to keep them operating smoothly. These requirements may be more than what can be supplied by a vehicle’s main battery alone, which also powers the ignition, fuel injection and engine management systems. A quality auxiliary battery can provide an uninterrupted power supply above and beyond the vehicle’s main power source...

ODYSSEY® Extreme ODS-AGM14 Batteries Deliver Uninterrupted Power for Automotive Auxiliary Applications

In response to the demand for greater environmental protection, both Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and hybrid motor vehicles now have features that conserve fuel and reduce emissions. Among these innovations is the Start-Stop system, which reduces fuel consumption and exhaust by turning off the engine to prevent idling when the vehicle is at a full stop. It often requires a power source in addition to...

Seasonal RV Battery Check-In

While some people use their Recreational Vehicles (RVs) all year, many others use it only during warmer months and store the vehicle in winter. In the case of seasonal use, owners should decommission their RVs for storage to help prevent damage from potential exposure to harsh conditions while sitting idle. Among the components of the RV that require this attention are the batteries. In addition to...

National First Responders Day is an Important Reminder to Check-in on Your Emergency Vehicle Fleet

National First Responders Day falls on October 28 each year to recognize the challenges and sacrifices emergency personnel face to protect the public. From firefighters, health care workers and police officers to different types of search and rescue teams (such as ground and aerial), each first responder plays their own unique and important role when a crisis arises. First responders rely on vehicles to not only...