Blog, 25th Anniversary

ODYSSEY® Batteries Deliver Advanced Power for Powersports Vehicles

As the winter season comes to a close and the warmer weather begins to surface, owners of seasonal powersports applications, like dune buggies, motorcycles and jet skis, are eager to take their vehicles out of storage and get them ready for some outdoor fun. When it comes to overall power performance and being able to withstand the often harsh conditions these powersports vehicles are up against, whether it’s land or sea, battery selection is key.

The rugged, military-inspired design and non-spillable, virtually maintenance-free Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) construction of ODYSSEY® batteries are engineered with the grit to take the constant pounding that comes with the territory. All while providing deep cycle reserve power and maximum cranking power, with engine cranking pulses up to 2,700 amps for five seconds, which is double that of equally sized conventional lead acid batteries.

Manufactured with a proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, ODYSSEY® Extreme dual-purpose batteries deliver premium starting power along with auxiliary and emergency power. This is especially significant for today’s powersports vehicles, since batteries must not only start the engine, but must also power, or help to power, an increasing number of onboard accessories. ODYSSEY® batteries are also able to perform in extreme weather conditions, providing enormous cranking power at temperatures as low as -40ºF (-40ºC) and immense reliability as high as 176°F (80°C).

Other advantages of TPPL technology in ODYSSEY® batteries include the slower rates of self-discharge than other batteries, providing them with a shelf life of up to two years (three times that of conventional batteries) before it needs a recharge. They are designed for more than 400 charge/discharge cycles at up to 80 percent Depth of Discharge (DOD).

This year, EnerSys® marks 25 years of ODYSSEY® battery production and is celebrating this important milestone with a series of digital activities set to launch throughout 2021. To follow the ODYSSEY® battery 25th Anniversary journey, visit our website at or connect with us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #MYODYSSEY.


EnerSys, the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes energy systems solutions and motive power batteries, specialty batteries, battery chargers, power equipment, battery accessories and outdoor equipment enclosure solutions to customers worldwide. Energy Systems, which combine enclosures, power conversion, power distribution and energy storage, are used in the telecommunication, broadband and utility industries, uninterruptible power supplies and numerous applications. Motive power batteries and chargers are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other industrial electric powered vehicles requiring stored energy solutions. Specialty batteries are used in aerospace and defense applications, large over-the-road trucks, premium automotive, medical and security systems applications. EnerSys also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers in over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world. With the recent NorthStar acquisition, EnerSys has solidified its position as the market leader for premium Thin Plate Pure Lead batteries, which are sold across all three lines of business. More information regarding EnerSys can be found at

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