TRADITIONAL TRUCK BATTERY CONFIGURATION
EXIDE DUAL BATTERY SYSTEM
CONVENTIONAL FLOODED START AND SUPPLY
SAFE LEVEL OF DISCHARGE Recommended limits for optimum battery life*
BENEFITS OF EACH BATTERY TYPE
ORBITAL AGM START GEL SUPPLY
In normal day-to-day situations, the traditional configuration of heavy-duty batteries providing both start and supply
functions continues to serve vehicle operators well. Experienced drivers are aware of and respect the limits of
Exide s Dual Battery System copes far better with any unscheduled delay in transit. The GEL battery set offers
deeper discharge to supply power when the engine is off, while the independent Orbital AGM set remains fresh and
ready to provide reliable starting power.
Standard configuration Lower initial cost
ORBITAL AGM START
Faster recharge More reliable starting Longer battery life
Greater supply capacity Extended periods
between recharge Longer battery life
*Calculations based on an average battery life of 300 cycles and depth of discharge at 20º C.
Beyond these recommended levels: Deeper discharge = shorter average life. Shallower discharge = longer average life.
GEL IS THE IDEAL CHOICE OF BATTERY AS A RELIABLE SECONDARY POWER SUPPLY FOR ANY VEHICLE WITH ESSENTIAL ON-BOARD EQUIPMENT
Emergency vehicles carrying pumps, winches and electrical rescue equipment
Urban buses with extensive use of Closed-Circuit Television security and passenger information systems
Mobile cranes, power lifts and all specialist task vehicles