Vehicles with Stop Start (SS) systems are often referred to as mild or micro-hybrids. They have been developed to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions to satisfy global carbon emission targets. VEHICLES USING STOP START TECHNOLOGY HOW DO STOP START SYSTEMS WORK? The number of vehicles incorporating Stop Basic Stop Start systems work by shutting Start systems is growing rapidly. By 2015 it is off the engine whilst the vehicle is stationary. estimated that 70% of cars driven in Europe will When the brake pedal is released or the feature Stop Start technology and globally the accelerator depressed, the engine quickly re- market is expected to exceed 35 million Stop starts enabling the vehicle to be driven. Start batteries. In more advance Stop Start systems, the Stop Start vehicles offer 5 to 10% reductions in vehicle may also incorporate regenerative both fuel consumption and carbon emissions braking or engine power assistance technology. and compared with Electric and Hybrid vehicles, This technology has the ability to switch off the have relatively low development costs. Leading engine when the vehicle is coasting or braking manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Mazda, as well as whilst stationary. Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen have already introduced vehicles featuring Stop Start Shutting off the engine eliminates the amount of technology into Australia and this list is growing fuel that would otherwise have been used, reducing on a monthly basis. both vehicle emissions and fuel consumption. IDENTIFYING VEHICLES FITTED WITH STOP START SYSTEMS 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 Stop Start technology, by lifting the bonnet, as manufacturers will not always promote this technology on engine components. Some vehicle manufacturers include a device on the dash board which enables the Stop Start system to be deactivated as required. BATTERY CARE & MAINTENANCE TESTING Standard battery testing equipment should not be used to test Stop Start batteries. Century SiS ACTIVE batteries are designed to operate in a partial state-of-charge. Using a tester configured for conventional batteries will not provide an accurate test result. CHARGING For optimum performance ensure the battery is maintained in a fully charged condition. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions before attempting to charge a battery and ensure you use a good quality, Australian approved battery charger. The battery type and the internal technologies will determine which type of charger is required. To avoid fitting an incorrect or conventional battery into a Stop Start vehicle, refer to the manufacturer’s handbook or visit www.centurybatteries.com.au BATTERY REPLACEMENT When replacing the battery in a Stop Start vehicle, ensure that the battery used is a like for like replacement. Only replace EFB with EFB and AGM with AGM Stop Start compatible batteries. Avoid fitting a conventional battery in a vehicle with Stop Start technology as this may damage the vehicles electrical system and lead to premature battery failure. In Stop Start vehicles the battery is vital to maximising the environmental benefits of these technologies. Battery replacement in Stop Start vehicles should be conducted in conjunction with a compatible Battery Management System (BMS) or Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS). This ensures that all relevant sensors and electrical components are reset and subjected to a ‘memory test’ which ensures compatibility of the replacement battery. The following should be used as a guide when charging Century SiS ACTIVE batteries. TYPE (SiS) RECHARGE IF OCV IS BELOW MAXIMUM RECHARGE VOLTAGE (25°C) AGM (DIN) 12.50 14.5V EFB (DIN) 12.50 14.4V EFB (JIS) 12.40 14.4V ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY FOR STOP START SYSTEMS RECYCLING Century SiS ACTIVE batteries are 98% recyclable. Used batteries should not be discarded with household waste. Visit www.recyclemybattery.com.au or call 1300 650 702 to find your nearest CenturyYuasa approved Battery Recycling Centre. Each battery returned is recycled and the components reclaimed for use in the manufacture of other products such as fertilisers, detergents and plastic bins. Available from: 37-65 Cobalt Street, Carole Park, QLD, 4300 www.centurybatteries.com.au Follow us on Facebook and Twitter CB103-1281c WHAT ARE STOP START SYSTEMS? www.centurybatteries.com.au STOP START V’s CONVENTIONAL BATTERIES Century SiS ACTIVE Advanced Technology for Stop Start Vehicles In constant Stop Start environments such as those experienced in city driving, a Stop Start vehicle may stop and start at least once or twice each kilometre. This places extreme demands on a battery which must be able to cycle constantly and start the vehicle, even when in a partial state of charge. In vehicles fitted with Stop Start systems, the battery must be able to handle the rigours associated with constant Stop Start demands, rapid recharging and the power requirements needed to run electrical accessories whilst the engine is switched off. The battery must also deliver the necessary cranking capacity to start the vehicle in a fraction of a second when the brake is released or the accelerator depressed. AVERAGE ANNUAL STARTS 17,500 STOP START SYSTEM CONVENTIONAL SYSTEM 730 Conventional batteries are not designed to handle the cycling requirements of Stop Start systems. In a conventional system the battery operates in a close to full state of charge and starts the vehicle two or three times per day. The capacity used to start the engine is replaced by the alternator during the duration of the journey. The battery is not subjected to constant cycling or required to operate in a partial state of charge. Using a conventional battery in a Stop Start system could potentially damage the vehicles electrical system and lead to premature battery failure. CONVENTIONAL SYSTEM Century SiS ACTIVE batteries are specially designed to satisfy the performance, fuel saving and CO2 reducing benefits of Stop Start systems. Starts vehicle 2 to 3 times per day Starts vehicle every 1 to 2 kilometres 730 average annual starts 17,500 average annual starts Century SiS ACTIVE batteries are also suitable for use in vehicles which do not incorporate Stop Start technology as they deliver improved starting power and enhanced cycling capabilities. Century EFB SiS ACTIVE batteries incorporate porous fibre materials and thicker battery plates for superior performance and longer life. The specialised low pressure contact material on the battery plates helps to retain active material and delivers the enhanced cycling capabilities demanded by Stop Start applications. Century SiS ACTIVE AGM Range The advanced AGM technology, suspends liquid electrolyte in highly porous glass fleece separators. These separators act as a sponge like material, absorbing the liquid electrolyte and exerting superior contact with the active material in the battery plates. This combines to deliver superior starting power, extreme cycle life, deep discharge capabilities and up to 3 times higher cycling endurance*. Century SiS ACTIVE AGM batteries are ideal for use in Stop Start applications as they deliver a very high current flow in a relatively short time frame and can support electrical systems with large parasitic drains even when in a partial state of charge. Extremely durable grids help prevent against plate growth whilst denser active materials incorporating fine carbon blends deliver up to 15% more cranking performance and up to 2 x higher cycling endurance than conventional batteries. The SiS ACTIVE EFB range includes DIN style maintenance free batteries for popular European vehicles plus low maintenance flooded batteries for Asian vehicles. SiS ACTIVE EFB DIN Range (-18˚C) (20mins) (C20) Ah Polarity Terminal Type (mm) (mm) (mm) H Warranty^ DIN65L MF EFB 590 120 70 C Std 278 175 175 24 DIN75L MF EFB 700 135 75 C Std 315 175 175 24 Item ID Battery Type 106108 106109 CCA RC L W (Months) They are also suitable for use in standard high performance and luxury vehicles with high electrical loads. Delivers 263,000 watt seconds of energy Delivers 487.5 million watt seconds of energy Minimal cycling required Battery is constantly required to cycle Item ID Accessories draw from a fully charged battery Accessories draw from battery when engine is off 106104 Battery maintained in a near to full state of charge Battery operates in a partial state of charge Battery is recharged overtime during the journey Battery has to recharge rapidly in between engine off modes Only Stop Start compatible batteries should be used in vehicles with Stop Start systems. Always replace the battery with a like for like EFB or AGM Stop Start battery. A range of Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) designed to aid the reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption in vehicles fitted with standard Stop Start systems. A range of premium batteries incorporating Absorbed Glass Mat technology (AGM) for vehicles fitted with advanced Stop Start systems. These include Idle Stop Start, Regenerative Braking, Voltage Control and other intelligent technologies designed to aid the reduction of carbon emissions and increase fuel efficiency. STOP START SYSTEM SiS ACTIVE EFB Range The range incorporates innovative design features and advanced raw materials to provide the cycling performance to cope with frequent discharge and recharge cycles, high charge acceptance for rapid recharge requirements in between engine off modes and the extra power to run on board electrics whilst the engine is switched off. SiS ACTIVE EFB JIS Range 106105 106106 106107 Battery Type DIN53LH MF AGM DIN65LH MF AGM DIN75LH MF AGM DIN92L MF AGM CCA (-18˚C) 680 760 800 850 RC (20mins) 100 120 140 160 Ah (C20) 60 70 80 95 Polarity C C C C Terminal Type Std Std Std Std L (mm) 242 278 315 353 W (mm) 175 175 175 275 H (mm) 190 190 190 190 *Compared to conventional flooded batteries ^ Conditions apply refer to individual warranty statements affixed to each battery. Warranty^ (Months) (-18˚C) (20mins) (C20) Ah Polarity Terminal Type (mm) (mm) (mm) H TH Warranty^ Q85 650 112 67 C Std 232 173 200 225 18 106103 S85 760 127 77 C Std 260 173 200 225 18 106101 T110 810 155 80 C Std 303 173 200 225 18 Item ID Battery Type 106100 CCA RC L W (Months) 24 24 24 24 ^Conditions apply refer to individual warranty statements affixed to each battery.