Meeting Rated Capacity In Deep-Cycle Batteries With Fewer Charge Cycles

Deep-cycle batteries go through various amounts of charge cycles. A charge cycle starts when the battery is first used, and is then charged back up. That process equals one cycle. In order for a deep-cycle battery to reach it’s full capacity (deliverable power), it has to go through several charge cycles; sometimes as many as 150. Among the battery industry, this is known as the “Bell Curve” of cycle life. Unfortunately, the more charge cycles a battery goes through, the shorter the lifespan of the battery.

U.S. Battery came up with a solution by introducing it’s XC2™ formulation. Unlike other deep-cycle batteries that can take 75-150 cycles to reach it’s rated capacity, U.S. Battery products with XC2™, meet or exceed rated capacity in as few as 25 cycles. This allows the company’s deep-cycle batteries to reach their peak power substantially quicker, while also lasting much longer than its nearest competitor.

With a higher-performance, longer lasting battery, many industries such as golf-cars, lift-access, storage, sweeper and others, can operate more efficiently, saving time and money. U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries with it’s XC2™ formulation specifically for these industries and others. For more information, visit or contact them at (800) 695-0945.

Initial Capacity Comparison

How U.S. Battery Achieves The Highest Initial Capacity With No Cycle Loss

One of the best ways to compare deep-cycle batteries, is to look at the initial capacity when the battery is new, right out of the box as shipped. Many deep-cycle battery manufacturers use an old school approach and simply use higher specific gravity acid (AKA: Hot Acid) to achieve high initial capacity readings. At U.S. Battery, we do not use higher specific gravity acid. Higher specific gravity acid does give a higher initial capacity, but the sacrifice is shortened cycle life.

We encourage customers to check for themselves by using a hydrometer on one of our brand new, out of the box US8VGC-XC2 batteries. The results will speak for themselves. At U.S. Battery,  we use XC2™ to achieve the high initial capacity without sacrificing cycle life. Without a doubt, this provides more power out of the box than our closest competitor and produces a longer cycle life too. For more information, visit our website at, or contact us at (800) 695-0945.