Flooded Start-Stop and Anti-Idle Batteries

While Start-Stop technology helps to reduce carbon emissions and fuel consumption, Anti-Idle legislation mandates that commercial and emergency vehicles not idle engines during a pick-up, drop-off or rest periods putting severe high-cycle demands on the battery as it is required to support additional house loads as well as the vehicles original electrical systems.

Like Start-Stop, Anti-idle batteries must support more starts per year than a battery used to be required to in a lifetime. Automotive and Commercial Dual Purpose High Cycle Start-Stop / Anti-Idle batteries are popular. Still, when used for house loads, it should be noted that they are not designed for regular discharges of more than 17.5% to 30% Depth of Discharge (DoD).