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ivor    Posted 10-04-2018 at 17:46:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • are optima batteries any good?
  • I want to keep my 9n 6 volt and I am thinking of fitting optima because it is claimed to last longer... this is my third attempt to post message here

    K.LaRue-VA    Posted 10-05-2018 at 12:38:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: are optima batteries any good?
  • Most of the good reasons for buying a premium battery have more to do with quality construction and durability such as for ambulance, fire, and racing. Some of those premium qualities should increase service life. However, I do not expect any premium battery to last enough longer to be worth paying premium prices. I usually hook a solar or plug-in maintainer to every battery that is going to sit for more than three or four days. When I started using maintainers, dead battery problems went away, and standard batteries started lasting at least 8 years.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 10-05-2018 at 12:04:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Optima. The company made a good name for itself and then sold out. New owner moved operations to Mexico. That was a few years ago. New optima's come with a 50/50 quality expectation. You might get a good one, you might not. The new AGM batteries are a bit better on quality expectations. About a 95/05 chance of a good one.
    Then again we only had about 1500 vehicles in our local fleet before I retired.

    Farmer Dan    Posted 10-05-2018 at 08:52:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • got one in my motorcycle and I'm real happy with it. Expensive but I feel its worth it.

    TheOldHokie    Posted 10-04-2018 at 18:10:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Generally regarded as a quality AGM battery but priced at a premium.


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