EnerSys is teaming up with TravelCenters of America (TA) to offer Odyssey Performance and NorthStar PRO Group 31 batteries for heavy-duty applications in all TA locations throughout the United States.
As part of this exclusive agreement, purchase of any of the Odyssey and NorthStar Group 31 batteries through a TA supplier will include a limited four-year full replacement warranty.
NorthStar PRO Group 31 batteries have been available for purchase at TA Truck Service Centers since May 2020. ODYSSEY Performance batteries will become available Feb. 1, 2021.
TA serves customers in more than 260 locations in 44 states and Canada. Through this partnership, TA will process manufacturer’s warranty for all Odyssey and NorthStar batteries in trucking, providing fleets easy access to a support network no matter where they purchased the battery, both Original Equipment (OE) and aftermarket purchases.
Since the acquisition of NorthStar Battery Company in September 2019, EnerSys has strengthened its operations and production of Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technologies, including its portfolio of Odyssey batteries. Odyssey Performance and NorthStar PRO Group 31 batteries provide deep cycle reserve power and maximum cranking power, with engine cranking pulses up to 2,150 amps for five seconds, which is double that of equally sized conventional flooded lead acid batteries, according to EnerSys.
The batteries feature a three- to 10-year service life and a two-year storage life at 77°F (25°C). Classified as “non-spillable” by the U.S. Department of Transportation, they are also vibration and shock resistant.
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