Users' questions

Which Optima battery is better red top or yellow top?

Which Optima battery is better red top or yellow top?

An OPTIMA REDTOP is perfect for starting applications where your vehicle’s engine requires high amperage output in short bursts. The discharge cycle is shallow and the alternator takes over after the battery starts your car. YELLOWTOP batteries provide deep-cycle power.

How long do Optima Yellow Top batteries last?

In an application like that, they could expect to see an OPTIMA battery last up to four years. However, in a more moderate climate, like San Diego, if someone might see four years out of a flooded battery, they could see up to eight out of an OPTIMA. How the batteries are used also impacts performance and lifespan.

What type of battery is an Optima Yellow Top?

AGM battery
The OPTIMA YellowTop high-performance AGM battery is one of the only true dual-purpose automotive batteries available. With premium cranking power and unparalleled cycling capability (rechargeability), it is perfect for modern accessory-loaded vehicles.

Is Optima Yellow Top A deep cycle battery?

Key benefits of OPTIMA YELLOWTOP® batteries include deep-cycling battery and OPTIMAL starting power, up to 3x longer service life, 15x more resistant to vibration, leak proof, mountable in virtually any position, maintenance-free, and more than 300 discharge / recharge cycles.

What’s the battery life of the Optima yellow top?

The Yellow Top battery delivers up to three times the battery life of certain competitors. The maintenance-free design is good for more than 300 discharge and recharge cycles. Better yet, the AGM design is virtually spill-proof. It is possible to mount the Yellow Top in almost any position.

When to use a deep cycle Optima battery?

The deep-cycle battery is the perfect choice when there is no alternator. For example, competitive racers love the Yellow Top. They use it in ultra-lightweight hill-climb cars, drag cars and motorkhana specials. Also, the Yellow Top is up to 15 times more resistant to vibration than traditional flooded designs.

What makes an Optima AGM a good battery?

The AGM design features spiral cells filled with highly absorbent, fine fiberglass mats. The Yellow Top battery delivers vital power when there are high electrical loads. Sometimes, demand exceeds alternator capacity. It’s an excellent choice for vehicles loaded with accessories.

Do you need adapter for Optima 6V batteries?

Make sure it fits! All REDTOPs (except the 6V) & all YELLOWTOPs (except the DH6, 51, DS46B24R, 27 & 31) come with a variety of adapters for fitment.