And Becoming the First Batteries in These Sizes to Feature Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) Technology
EnerSys® (NYSE:ENS), the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications and the manufacturer of ODYSSEY® batteries, will soon add three of the most popular sizes for powersports vehicles to the Company’s premium ODYSSEY® battery portfolio. An official premiere of the new models is set to take place in ODYSSEY® battery booth no. A1838 at the 2022 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) from November 1 – 3, 2022 at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The three models, ODS-AGM14 (Group size BTX14), ODS-AGM20L (Group size BTX20L) and ODS-AGM30L (Group size BTX30L), are ideal solutions for a variety of popular vehicle models including Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and Polaris® All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), and can also be used in other powersports vehicles, including snowmobiles and Personal Watercraft (PWC) applications. Upon launch, all three models will feature a drop-in fit, so no accessories will be needed for proper installation, and will represent the first in these group sizes to be available with proprietary Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology.
“The models we use in our existing portfolio of ODYSSEY® batteries are suitable for the powersports applications, but they require the installer to use additional hardware to secure the fit,” said Dave McMullen, Senior Director of Marketing, Transportation & Specialty at EnerSys. “With this upcoming launch, we will now have ODYSSEY® Powersport battery drop-in fitments for the three most popular group sizes for powersports vehicles and the first to be available with our advanced TPPL technology.”
Proprietary TPPL technology in ODYSSEY® batteries uses pure lead plates that can be made thinner than those in conventional flooded lead acid batteries, so more plates fit into the same size footprint to provide greater surface area. This enables more electrochemical reactions with the electrolyte to produce more power than conventional batteries of comparable size. The results include engine cranking pulses that are significantly higher than that of equally sized conventional lead acid batteries.
ODYSSEY® batteries also feature Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) construction, which packs the plates tightly in absorbent fiberglass separators that hold the electrolyte and make the batteries virtually maintenance-free. The rugged AGM construction and non-spillable design of ODYSSEY® batteries also protect against high-impact shock and mechanical vibration to help provide longer service life. Backed by an industry-leading warranty, they come with the required Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) to fit the needs of each application.
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 www.enersys.com.
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