Blog, 25th Anniversary

Why Truckers Choose ODYSSEY® Batteries for Their Winter Sleeper Cabin Comfort

Truck drivers depend upon their Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems to ensure their comfort, not only while driving, but also when they use their sleeper cabins. Climate control, including heating during cold weather, has traditionally been powered with the truck’s idling engine during rest periods. However, recent federal and state regulations have restricted idling to reduce emissions. This has left drivers to depend upon other means, including the battery, to power their HVAC systems and other onboard accessories that support comfortable and convenient travel. Using a premium power solution to eliminate extended engine idling will not only save fuel costs, but also enable you to start the engine when you’re ready to get back on the road.

Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology in ODYSSEY® batteries enables plates to be thinner, so more fit into the same battery footprint. More plates provide greater surface area for the electrolyte to react with, which generates greater power. Pure lead plates also reduce the risk of sulfation and corrosion, which can cause premature failure.

ODYSSEY® batteries are virtually maintenance-free, as no watering is required, and are backed by an industry-leading, full replacement warranty. They also can perform in temperatures as low as -40°F (-40°C).

ODYSSEY® batteries offer an exceptional, long-lasting and cost-effective alternative to engine idling for powering climate control and other necessities for sleeper cabs in any weather. They provide enough power and energy to keep the sleeper cab comfortable without shortening the intended service life of the battery.

 This year, EnerSys® marks 25 years of ODYSSEY® battery production. 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 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