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 of these social events that take place on the water with a vessel that could benefit from the power of a durable, long-lasting battery to help keep the fun going all summer.

The ODYSSEY® Marine Dual Purpose battery from EnerSys® is a great option to consider this season and can be used to power a variety of applications. Maintenance-free, non-spillable and Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) engineered, ODYSSEY® Marine Dual Purpose batteries are sealed and never require water replenishment to refill the electrolyte level. The proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology found in an ODYSSEY® Marine Dual Purpose battery also delivers deep cycling capability to support trolling motors and the growing number of hotel loads on today’s motorboats.

Keeping your marine battery properly charged, whether while in-use or sitting dormant during the off-season, can also help maximize its longevity and performance. Unintentional overcharging or undercharging of a marine battery could reduce its lifespan. As a rule of thumb, a digital voltmeter is usually the first step in determining the battery’s State of Charge (SOC) as it measures its Open Circuit Voltage (OCV) to indicate the charge current required to provide a full charge. The battery manufacturer’s specifications will ultimately determine what OCV corresponds to 100 percent SOC, as well as what type of charger is needed for that specific make and model. That’s why it’s always important to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for battery care and handling, including proper charging procedures, and direct all questions to a battery professional.

ODYSSEY® batteries offer a faster recharge rate than conventional lead acid batteries and are capable of full recharge in 4-6 hours so you never have to miss out on the summer fun. They have a shelf life of up to two years before they need recharging for added convenience. Using a marine battery charger with an AGM setting, such as the company’s recently launched chargers, can help properly charge an ODYSSEY® battery. Proper charging amperage requirements for an ODYSSEY® Marine Dual Purpose battery are as follows:

  • Minimum recommended – 10 percent of the amp hour capacity
  • Optimum recommended – 40 percent of the amp hour capacity
  • Maximum recommended – 100 percent of the amp hour capacity

ODYSSEY® Marine Dual Purpose battery features include:

  • Extreme temperature tolerance from as low as -40°F (-40°C) to as high as 140°F (60°C)
  • High cranking power and deep cycling capability (up to 70 percent longer than conventional deep cycle batteries)
  • Twice the power and three times the life of traditional flooded lead acid batteries
  • Backed with an industry-leading warranty
  • Proprietary TPPL technology helps protect against high impact shock and mechanical vibration

As the weather heats up don’t spoil your fun out on the water with a failed power source; consider an ODYSSEY® Marine Dual Purpose battery from EnerSys for long-lasting, dependable performance all season.

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