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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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Optima Blue top Batteries

Thoughts on using these in a car/truck?

I have them laying around, 2 of them, Seems like a waste to just leave them sitting around. Any battery guys out there have an explanation as to why this owuld be a bad idea?
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Dick.

Use them. Or...just let them lie around for two more years until they're totally worthless.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:20 AM   #3
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Dick.

Use them. Or...just let them lie around for two more years until they're totally worthless.
2 opinions are better than one
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #4
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Actually, you'll get Super Retard Strength opinions from here.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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That's what I was hoping for
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:35 AM   #6
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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The blue tops are made for deep discharge and a slow recharge,opposite of what they exsperience in a dd.I think they will be fine,but you may shorten their life some.I would make a point of leaving the lights on once in a while to draw the battery down,and then charge it back up,to keep it working for as long as possible.
I have had bad luck with optimas in the boat lately,sounds like yours are old enough to be the good ones.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #8
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They make two different styles in the blue top- Starting and deep cycle.
It should say what kind it is right on the tag. The only difference between the blue and yellow is it has wingnut terminals I believe.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #9
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They are junk - I'll pay you $5 each for the scrap value. PM when I can pick them up.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #10
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The blue tops are made for deep discharge and a slow recharge,opposite of what they exsperience in a dd.I think they will be fine,but you may shorten their life some.I would make a point of leaving the lights on once in a while to draw the battery down,and then charge it back up,to keep it working for as long as possible.
I have had bad luck with optimas in the boat lately,sounds like yours are old enough to be the good ones.
They are at least 5+ years old. Probably older than that.

They will not be in my DD, they will be in a truck that at times can sit in the driveway for as a week or two with out moving.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #11
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They are junk - I'll pay you $5 each for the scrap value. PM when I can pick them up.
This is bullshit. He is setting you up. They are actually grade BS hazmat. They are only legally allowed to be disposed of by a certified BS haz card holder. I am a card holder and will take them off your hands for the low cost of you paying me $15 per month for the rest of the year. You pay shipping.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 11:55 AM   #12
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This is bullshit. He is setting you up. They are actually grade BS hazmat. They are only legally allowed to be disposed of by a certified BS haz card holder. I am a card holder and will take them off your hands for the low cost of you paying me $15 per month for the rest of the year. You pay shipping.
That's a lot better deal then the place I checked into offered. Send my your paypal information and I will deposit a check into your account, please understand I only have one check and it will be for too much money, but please just send the remainder back to me.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 12:00 PM   #13
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This is bullshit. He is setting you up. They are actually grade BS hazmat. They are only legally allowed to be disposed of by a certified BS haz card holder. I am a card holder and will take them off your hands for the low cost of you paying me $15 per month for the rest of the year. You pay shipping.
What is BS is you trying to rob me of the deal we had worked out. Even though he didn't say it was a deal yet, it was in my mind. DAMB YOU!


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Old April 26th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #14
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just use them. Not ideal, but they're free and currently being used as paper weights and toe jammers.
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These are for his "neck massager".
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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:38 PM   #16
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I've got 2 blue top optima's in my 7.3 and so far best batts yet. Cranks so fast the rig flips up on 2 wheels!
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Old April 27th, 2012, 12:33 AM   #17
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They are at least 5+ years old. Probably older than that.

They will not be in my DD, they will be in a truck that at times can sit in the driveway for as a week or two with out moving.
Perfect. The longer it sits,the better.Dont let them die completly,and charge them as slow as you can with out it being a pita.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #18
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There are starting and deep cycle batteries in the blue. Identify what you have and check the Optima website as to it's correct application. I run a blue top in my Jeep and it's been there for a few years.
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If there old there good. Optima sold out to china. There already using chinas plates in the new ones. But orbital not optima anymore...
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