START batteries have been developed to deliver a high starting current. They are normally used as the power supply for starting boats with standard equipment, but also as part of a battery installation in boats with a lot of electrical equipment. For this sort of use, the batteries are kept fully charged, as the generator rapidly recharges them while running. Batteries recommended for starting have good performance and long service life. The START range has been developed to meet the starting needs of all types of boat engines.
A battery with AGM technology (Absorbent Glass Mat) is a very advanced battery in which the acid is absorbed into the glasfloss separators, and therefore the fluid level never needs to be checked.
Figures for marine starting power are stated in MCA (current) and are measured at 0°C