RE: [DML] Optima Yellow Top/Battery Disconnect
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RE: [DML] Optima Yellow Top/Battery Disconnect

John, Thanks for the reply. I did not intend to say that I only use the car two or three times a year----I likely will use the disconnect only two or three times a year. Admittedly I should drive the car more than I do. My goal has been to use close to a tank of gas each month but sometimes our winter weather in Virginia deters that. This period of bad weather is when I will disconect the battery. I will also use it when attending an indoor car show that requires the battery to be disconnected.  Rod 10921

--- On Mon, 3/15/10, John Hervey <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: John Hervey <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [DML] Optima Yellow Top/Battery Disconnect
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010, 6:54 PM


Rod, If you only use the car 2 or 3 times a year then there is the problem
with the batteries not holding up. Batteries un used start to degenerated 30
days of non use and will go flat or near flat. Then if you try to charge it
back up it won't have the capacity. Regular batteries have to be used like
your everyday car batteries is used or they will go dead. The normal
everyday car or truck batteries can last up to five years if attended to
John Hervey

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@yahoogroups .com [mailto:dmcnews@yahoogroups .com] On Behalf Of
Rod Dillman
Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 1:59 PM
To: dmcnews@yahoogroups .com
Subject: [DML] Optima Yellow Top/Battery Disconnect

When I bought my refurbished in  2001 it had a new Interstate battery in it
and it lasted about 5 years. Since then I have used the MAXX78 and have
never had one to last more than two years. With another MAXX failure I
decided to upgrade. I bought an Optima Yellow top and installed a battery
disconnect switch. I got the switch at Advance Auto, Battery Doctor #20128.
It really fit the Optima well. The Optima has the posts lower down on the
side and more toward the center of the battery. The disconnect mounted on
the positive post has plenty of room to operate. I have to raise the carpet
and remove the plastic cover for access but since I likely will only use it
two or three times a year that should not be a problem.
Rod 10921


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