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



 Since I spend most of my time on the bicycle, my batteries tend to be not used a good share of the time. To prevent "premature death", I hook them up to "Battery Minders", and hook up a charger to the others every week or 2 and trickle charge at the 2 AMP setting for several hours.  Those old 6 volt 2E's still don't last all that long. (And they're EXPENSIVE now!)  Remember to disconnect 1 or both battery cables if you leave it in the vehicle.     Drive  Stainless      Robert    VIN  6924  
 
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> From: john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 20:54:31 -0500
> Subject: RE: [DML] Optima Yellow Top/Battery Disconnect
> 
> 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
> properly. 
> John Hervey
> www.deloreanautoparts.com
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
> Rod Dillman
> Sent: Monday, March 15, 2010 1:59 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 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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