An Odyssey battery is perfect for the leisure industry

These batteries are perfect for caravan, campervan and motorhome owners

An Odyssey battery is perfect for the leisure industry

As we hit the Easter holidays, the leisure industry is braced for the annual surge in the number of caravans, campervans and motorhomes on the road.

Central to the success of every leisure trip is a reliable source of electric power, available at the flick of a switch, to provide the energy required for everything from interior lighting to a refrigerator.

It’s why the leisure industry needs to invest in the right battery.

One of the primary requirements for batteries used for leisure applications is a good cyclic capacity, which is the number of times they can be charged, discharged and then charged again, before their performance begins to fall away.

A lead acid battery is only design to be discharged to 50 percent of its capacity, which means a typical leisure battery will provide between 70 to 360 cycles, whereas batteries utilising AGM (absorbed glass matt) technology will provide 400 cycles or more.

So, the actual cost of the battery should be calculated on the number of cycles it provides during its lifespan.

Odyssey batteries are renowned for the TPPL (thin plate pure lead) technology they incorporate, which contributes to why they typically have twice the power and three times the lifespan of a battery of conventional design.

By combining TPPL with AGM, Odyssey has developed a leisure battery that can be discharged by as much as 80 percent and still provide 400 cycles, which means if restricted to the lead acid level of 50 percent, they are likely to provide in excess of 800 cycles.

This performance should make those considering switching the lithium batteries think twice, because, particularly in motorhome applications, the charging system is likely to need to be modified to cater for the lithium technology, further increasing the cost of change.

However, this is not a requirement with the Odyssey offering, which therefore provides the leisure sector with almost unlimited off grid performance.

The Odyssey Extreme range comes with four options from 68Ah to 214Ah, with Odyssey Performance coming in seven, starting at 62Ah and finishing with 215Ah. Most have both pillar and stud terminals, and all come with carrying handles to make transportation and installation, as manageable as possible.

Odyssey batteries are available to wholesalers through Ecobat Battery, the UK’s largest battery distributor.

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