The Odyssey ® battery combines in one box the characteristics of two separate conventional batteries.
It can deep cycle as well as provide enormous cranking power--it is almost as if a champion long distance runner and a world class sprinter are one and the same person.
These batteries are capable of providing engine cranking pulses from 545A to 1,700A for 5 seconds as well as 400 charge/discharge cycles to 100% depth of discharge (DOD).
A typical starting, lighting and ignition (SLI) battery can do one or the other, but not both. It is either a sprinter or a long distance runner; Odyssey ® batteries will do
both--provide short duration high amperage pulse or low rate long duration drains. For more reasons to use the Odyssey Batteries read this.
Need a charger for your Odyssey battery? Then check out the 1206CC made by ACI which is now the Recommended charger by Odyssey for storage and maintaining Odyssey Batteries.