Thanks to rugged construction and AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) design, Odyssey batteries have an eight-to-twelve-year design life and a three-to-ten-year service life. Welded intercell connections enable them to withstand extreme vibration, and the AGM design holds acid in place to prevent spills, even when installed on their side. Unlike conventional batteries, Odyssey batteries can be stored for up to two years and still be returned to full power. Odyssey batteries are capable of providing engine cranking pulses in excess of 2,250 amps for five seconds – double to triple that of equally sized conventional batteries, even at very low temperatures. They can handle 400 charge-discharge cycles to 80-percent depth of discharge.