Start-stop technology is an ambitious technology that brings savings for drivers and benefits for the environment connected. 

However, the advantages of the start-stop technology are also accompanied by an increased load on the battery. 

Start-stop switches the engine off whenever it comes to a standstill and restarts it when the accelerator pedal is pressed.  Many electrical consumers want to be supplied with electricity continuously:

  • The radio is on.
  • The smartphone is still being charged.
  • The air conditioning system constantly provides the necessary cooling in the vehicle.

It would be best if you didn’t have to do without this comfort. Reliable starting of the engine by the battery when “green” is still expected. Innovative batteries have been specially developed for use in vehicles with automatic start-stop systems to meet these demands. Deep cycle battery suppliers can be contacted for modern batteries.

These are possible consequences of using a traditional battery of starter in a vehicle with an automatic start-stop system:

Installing an unsuitable and non-approved starter battery in a car with an automated start-stop system will void the warranty. The driver or the workshop is liable for all consequential damage to installing a faulty battery.

Ideally, the vehicle’s battery management system (BMS) recognizes that the faulty battery has been installed and adapts the start-stop system to the battery’s lower capacity to guarantee the engine’s start. In case of doubt, however, comfort functions such as seat heating and other features must be dispensed with during a stop phase.

Suppose the battery management system does not recognize that the faulty battery has been installed and does not adjust the energy management accordingly. In that case, this can lead to a significant reduction in battery life.