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SuperCharge Batteries

Absorbent Glass Mat (AGM)

  • Designed for stop-start vehicles
  • Available in both EFB and AGM technologies

Evolution Exide

Start Stop engine

  • Designed for stop-start vehicles
  • Available in both EFB and AGM technologies

Idle Stop Start (ISS) Batteries

Technology which saves fuel

Many modern cars are now fitted with Idle-Stop-Start (ISS), a technology which saves fuel & CO2 by stopping the engine when the vehicle is stopped in traffic. This technology needs a special car battery as the frequent restarts quickly damage a normal car battery and can invalidate the vehicle and battery warranty. If you have any doubt about which battery is best for your cart, please call us now.

What are ISS systems?

Vehicles fitted with Idle Stop Start systems are often referred to as mild or micro hybrids. They have been developed by vehicle manufacturers to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions to satisfy global carbon emission targets.

How do ISS systems work?

Basic Idle Stop Start systems work by shutting off the engine whilst the vehicle is stationary. When the brake pedal is released or the accelerator depressed, the engine quickly re-starts enabling the vehicle to be driven.

In more advanced Idle Stop Start systems, the vehicle may also incorporate regenerative braking or engine power assistance technology. This technology has the ability to switch off the engine when the vehicle is coasting or braking as well as whilst stationary. Shutting off the engine eliminates the amount of fuel that would otherwise have been used, reducing both vehicle emissions and fuel consumption.

Identifying vehicles fitted with ISS systems

Idle Stop Start technology

Idle Stop Start technology can be incorporated into both petrol and diesel vehicles with a manual or automatic powertrain. It may not be possible to identify whether a vehicle incorporates Idle Stop Start technology, as manufacturers will not always promote this technology on engine components. Some vehicle manufacturers include a device on the dash board which enables the Idle Stop Start system to be deactivated as required.

To avoid fitting a conventional or incorrect battery into an Idle Stop Start vehicle, run through the following checklist.

  • Does your vehicle turn off whilst stationary?
  • Can you see an Idle Stop Start Symbol on the dash board?
  • Do you have a switch that allows you to disable the Idle Stop Start function as required?
  • Check the battery that is fitted, is it marked as an ISS AGM or ISS EFB battery?

If you are still unsure contact our friendly team of experts.


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