- Engine Start Battery
In the fire protection industry a engine start battery is a type of battery used for the rapid release of energy (current) measured in Ampere necessary for motor start applications. A engine start battery will have a capacity rating measured in Cold Cranking Amps ("CCA") or Marine Cranking Amps (MCA"). The battery used for a diesel fire water pump is an engine start battery.
This contrasts with a standby battery that is used for applications where a small but consistent release of energy is required such as the secondary power source (backup battery) for a fire detection and alarm system or emergency warning system or electric driven fire water pumps..