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    • (15 reviews)
      # sp121002
      RedTop™ AGM Battery by Optima®. Enjoy the most powerful burst of cranking current for the fastest, most reliable engine starting possible. The spillproof, maintenance-free RedTop™ Optima battery is resistant to all of the most...
      Strong starting current burstUp to two times longer battery life
      $187.99 - $242.99
    • (12 reviews)
      # sp121234
      YellowTop™ AGM Battery by Optima®. YellowTop™ high-performance AGM batteries are truly dual-purpose batteries. They have amazing cranking power to start big, high-compression engines, and impressive cycling capacity to power items...
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $237.99 - $342.99
    • (1 review)
      # mpn4489153843
      RedTop™ Battery (8004-003) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 50. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting. Cold Cranking Amperage: 800. MCA: 1000. Polarity: Straight. Reserve Capacity: 100. Resistance: 0.003 Ohms. Terminal Location:...
      Strong starting current burstUp to two times longer battery life
      $237.99
    • (3 reviews)
      # mpn4489154004
      YellowTop™ Battery (8014-045) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 55. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 750. MCA: 870. Polarity: Reverse. Reserve Capacity: 120. Resistance: 0.0028 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $281.99
    • (4 reviews)
      # mpn4489153849
      RedTop™ Battery (8025-160) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 44. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting. Cold Cranking Amperage: 720. MCA: 910. Polarity: Straight. Reserve Capacity: 90. Resistance: 0.003 Ohms. Terminal Location: Top...
      Strong starting current burstUp to two times longer battery life
      $232.99
    • (3 reviews)
      # mpn4489153846
      RedTop™ Battery (8020-164) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 44. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting. Cold Cranking Amperage: 720. MCA: 910. Polarity: Straight. Reserve Capacity: 90. Resistance: 0.003 Ohms. Terminal Location: Top...
      Strong starting current burstUp to two times longer battery life
      $232.99
    • (2 reviews)
      # mpn4489154001
      RedTop™ Battery (8002-002) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 50. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting. Cold Cranking Amperage: 800. MCA: 1000. Polarity: Straight. Reserve Capacity: 100. Resistance: 0.003 Ohms. Terminal Location:...
      Strong starting current burstUp to two times longer battery life
      $237.99
    • (1 review)
      # mpn4489154005
      YellowTop™ Battery (8012-021) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 55. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 750. MCA: 870. Polarity: Reverse. Reserve Capacity: 120. Resistance: 0.0028 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $276.99
    • (2 reviews)
      # mpn4489153848
      YellowTop™ Battery (8040-218) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 48. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 620. MCA: 770. Polarity: Straight. Reserve Capacity: 100. Resistance: 0.003 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $270.99
    • (1 review)
      # mpn4489153845
      RedTop™ Battery (8022-091) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 44. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting. Cold Cranking Amperage: 720. MCA: 910. Polarity: Straight. Reserve Capacity: 90. Resistance: 0.003 Ohms. Terminal Location: Top...
      Strong starting current burstUp to two times longer battery life
      $232.99
    • (2 reviews)
      # mpn4489154010
      YellowTop™ Battery (8042-218) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 48. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 620. MCA: 770. Polarity: Reverse. Reserve Capacity: 100. Resistance: 0.003 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $270.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4489154009
      RedTop™ Battery (8078-109) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 50. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting. Cold Cranking Amperage: 800. MCA: 1000. Polarity: Straight. Reserve Capacity: 100. Resistance: 0.003 Ohms. Terminal Location:...
      Strong starting current burstUp to two times longer battery life
      $242.99
    • (3 reviews)
      # mpn4489153844
      RedTop™ Battery (8003-151) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 50. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting. Cold Cranking Amperage: 800. MCA: 1000. Polarity: Straight. Reserve Capacity: 100. Resistance: 0.003 Ohms. Terminal Location:...
      Strong starting current burstUp to two times longer battery life
      $237.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4489153850
      YellowTop™ Battery (8037-127) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 20. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 830. MCA: 1025. Polarity: Reverse. Reserve Capacity: 66. Resistance: 0.0025 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $298.99
    • (2 reviews)
      # mpn4489154012
      YellowTop™ Battery (8073-167) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 38. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 450. MCA: 575. Polarity: Reverse. Reserve Capacity: 66. Resistance: 0.0046 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $237.99
    • (1 review)
      # mpn4489154011
      YellowTop™ Battery (8071-167) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 38. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 450. MCA: 575. Polarity: Reverse. Reserve Capacity: 66. Resistance: 0.0046 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $237.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4489154013
      YellowTop™ Battery (8051-160) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 75. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 900. MCA: 1125. Polarity: Reverse. Reserve Capacity: 155. Resistance: 0.0025 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $342.99
    • (1 review)
      # mpn4489154008
      YellowTop™ Battery (8171-767) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 38. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 450. MCA: 575. Polarity: Reverse. Reserve Capacity: 66. Resistance: 0.0046 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $237.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4489154014
      YellowTop™ Battery (8050-160) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 75. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting and Deep-Cycle. Cold Cranking Amperage: 900. MCA: 1125. Polarity: Reverse. Reserve Capacity: 155. Resistance: 0.0025 Ohms....
      Optima Spiralcell Technology™Deep-cycle and cranking power
      $342.99
    • (1 review)
      # mpn4489154006
      RedTop™ Battery (8010-044) by Optima®. Amp Hour Capacity: 50. Battery Type: AGM. Battery Usage: Starting. Cold Cranking Amperage: 800. MCA: 1000. Polarity: Straight. Reserve Capacity: 100. Resistance: 0.0019 Ohms. Terminal Location:...
      Strong starting current burstUp to two times longer battery life
      $187.99


    Optima Batteries are part of the Johnson Controls worldwide empire. JC is a major player in automotive electronics, interiors and seating, as well as prominent in industrial applications like HVAC, sustainability and security. Optima batteries have become the best solution for high-performance batteries for vehicles, whether needed to deliver the highest cranking amps, the most power, or the maximum number of deep-discharge cycles.

    Conventional lead-acid flooded-cell batteries are a technology that’s more than a century old, and on a price-performance ration, they’re hard to beat. On the other hand, they have disadvantages: they need distilled water added regularly, they don’t tolerate being deep-discharged, and are liable to spill or leak acid in the case of a rollover or accident. Optima batteries use basically the same lead-acid chemistry, but are a major improvement over wet batteries.

    There’s no liquid sulfuric acid electrolyte in an Optima car battery. Rather than leaving the lead plates in liquid that can splash and spill, the optima’s electrodes are separated by a fibrous mat, and the electrolyte is simply soaked into it. With no liquid aboard, the battery can’t ever leak or spill. The advantage of this AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) style of construction is mechanical: the plates aren’t floating free, and are actually pressed against each other, locking them together. That means they can be made of purer (99.99%), softer lead that has less electrical resistance.

    Because the electrolyte is trapped in the mat, hydrogen and oxygen generated by charging the battery are recombined into water, meaning an Optima battery doesn’t need water, ever. It’s sealed to keep those gases inside, preventing the escape of potentially explosive hydrogen. So you don’t need to worry about battery explosions like you should with a conventional battery. The company offers a range of batteries. The Optima YellowTop battery is ideal for modern accessory-loaded vehicles, the Optima RedTop battery - for trucks, SUVs, etc., while the Optima BlueTop battery is good for boats with trolling motors, extensive electronic systems or RVs.

    The extremely pure lead used has two other advantages: the most obvious is a lower internal resistance because no alloying metals are needed for strength. This means a much lower internal resistance and a higher cranking capacity under high-load demands. Purer lead also means a very low self-discharge rate, meaning a battery that’s charged before its stores will keep its charge for many months, far longer than a conventional flooded-cell battery.

    Because the lead plates are so flexible and thin, Optima can use its exclusive Spiralcell technology. Instead of stacking plates up like a deck of cards, the two electrodes are wound up like a jelly roll, giving the Optima its unusual 6-pack appearance. Tight tolerances in winding the roll and manufacturing the case means the jelly roll can be a precise fit for the inside of the case, eliminating vibration or extra parts to prevent it. Optima batteries’ precision-molded cylindrical cases are made to such tight tolerances that only virgin polypropylene can be used.

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    4.8 of 5
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    Didn't seem to be damaged in shipping. Had good enough charge to start my car after installation and seemed to be brand new. Obviously yellow top Optima's are great batteries with lasting quality. I got this because I sometimes drive fast over potholes and off road and also I plan on installing after market stereo equipment which is what this battery is for.
    Posted by Anthony (Kirkland, WA) / October 11, 20182010 Honda Civic
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