Design Advantages

Phenomenal starting power and massive deep cycle reserve power in one battery!


Some batteries provide enormous cranking power. Others, deep cycle reserve power. The revolutionary ODYSSEY® battery is designed to do both.

How is this possible? The answer begins with flat plates made of 99.99% pure lead – not lead alloy. Pure lead plates can be made thinner, so we can fit more of them in the battery. More ODYSSEY battery plates mean more plate surface area. And that means more power – twice as much as conventional batteries.

In fact, ODYSSEY batteries are capable of providing engine cranking pulses in excess of 2250 amps for 5 seconds – double to triple that of equally sized conventional batteries, even at very low temperatures. And they can handle 400 charge-discharge cycles to 80% depth of discharge.

This extreme combination of power and performance makes ODYSSEY batteries perfect for a wide range of applications.

ODYSSEY batteries vs. spiral wound designs: 15% more plate surface area! 

ODYSSEY® Extreme BatteriesConventional Batteries
Design Life8-12 years (Float) @ 25ºC (77ºF)5 years
Service Life3 to 10 years1 to 5 years
ElectrolyteDrycell ("starved electrolyte") no external leakage or corrosionMost are acid flooded (causing acid burns and spills); some wet sealed or "gelled"
Storage Life2 years before needing charge @ 25ºC (77ºF)6-12 weeks before needing charging
ShippingAir transportable; US Department of Transport classified non-spillable (less expensive)Ground transport; classified as hazardous material (more expensive)
End of LifeBattery slowly loses power at end of life; no catastrophic failureImmediate and catastrophic loss of power (can leave you stranded)