EnerSys launches high-performance batteries for buses and trucks20 March 2019

EnerSys has launched the Odyssey Performance Series batteries for buses, trucks and other large commercial vehicles, promising “a true technological alternative” to batteries currently in use.

The Odyssey range, says EnerSys, delivers better capacity and performance for fleet managers who are facing a rise in battery-related vehicle breakdowns.

At its core is TPPL – thin plate pure lead technology – which allows more electrodes in a given space, thanks to 1mm thick positive and negative electrode plates compared to 3mm for conventional batteries.

“The Odyssey Performance Series battery range is what modern transport and service vehicles have been waiting for,” says Phil Arrowsmith of Enersys.

“Tried and tested in the heavy-duty vehicle market for more than five years, these superior batteries harness the power of TPPL battery technology to deliver massive starting and endurance ability.”

EnerSys says the range offers a true technological alternative to the lead-calcium flooded or newer lead-calcium AGM types currently in use. Tests on the TPPL version, it adds, showed that a 625-DIN C-1500 model could support a typical load for over 14 hours and then start an engine. This compared to the 6.5-hour performance of a competing product, says the company.

The batteries have a high vibration tolerance, rated to EN 50342-1 V3 standard, and can withstand temperatures of -40°C to +50°C. Their virtually maintenance-free, non-spillable design enables more flexible mounting, unrestricted transportation and safer handling.

In addition, the batteries can be stored on an open circuit, with no load across the terminals, for up to two years at 20°C without recharging.

For more on the range and TPPL technology, click the link below.

Laura Cork

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