Blog, 25th Anniversary

ODYSSEY® Batteries Provide Dependable Power for Your Next RV Excursion

Traveling in Recreational Vehicles (RVs) can take you to remote locations that are adventurous, thrilling, and unique. The pursuit of new and exciting experiences, however, can lead you to remote locations where road assistance or electric grid access are not readily available. In some places, even cell service is not available. Under these circumstances, it becomes more apparent that the dependability of the RV is crucial to the welfare of everyone traveling onboard.

The enjoyment of an RV is due in no small part to the performance of the batteries. It’s the batteries, after all, that provide the starting power, as well as auxiliary and emergency power for devices that enhance the experience (climate control, audio/visual systems, microwave, refrigerator), provide convenience (global positioning systems, cellphone chargers), and ensure safety and security (rear-view cameras, electric locks, and communications systems as needed).

While some travelers depend on their RVs every day, many travelers use RVs on a seasonal basis, so it is important to use a battery that will operate even after being idle during the offseason.

For 25 years, ODYSSEY® batteries has provided twice the power and triple the life of conventional lead acid designs for a wide range of applications, including RVs. ODYSSEY® battery plates are made with pure lead, not lead alloy, and are thinner than typical lead alloy plates used in conventional lead acid batteries. More plates result in more surface area, which provides greater cranking power (up to 2x) to start the engine. Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology, additionally, eliminates the risk of galvanic grid corrosion that affects other batteries made with alloy plates.

ODYSSEY® batteries also self-discharge at a much slower rate than batteries containing additives. This enables them to have a shelf life of up to two years at 77°F (25°C) before they need to be recharged. ODYSSEY® batteries also are among the sealed lead acid batteries that provide the highest recharge efficiency available in the market; they are capable of 100 percent recharge in as little as four hours.

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 Instagram, Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #MYODYSSEY.