With a 40-year history of technological innovation and engineering, Optima® products offer unstoppable power for extreme enthusiasts and others who require the ultimate power source. In the 1970s, Optima introduced the first maintenance-free lead acid batteries for commercial and military use and the first high?performance AGM automotive batteries. Optima's innovation didn’t stop there. In just the past decade alone, Optima revolutionized the industry with the introduction of its unique Spiralcell Technology® as well as developing their first digital battery charger and maintainer.
Look for the distinctive Optima Six Pack™ shape to get the ultimate power source every day, everywhere.
Sealed Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries like Optima batteries do not spill, sulfate or degrade like flooded batteries do. AGM design holds the electrolyte in suspension while keeping it in constant contact with the active lead material on the plates. This results in higher efficiency when both discharging and recharging.
AGM design offers lower internal resistance and greater plate area, which provides superior starting power, the ability to recharge much faster, and higher voltage characteristics during discharge.
The new Optima YellowTop is a true dual-purpose battery, delivering ultimate starting power and deep-cycling in one complete package; bringing the Optima YellowTop power to today's vehicles. All Optiima batteries are constructed from the highest-quality materials including 99.99% pure lead.
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The heart of Optima Spiralcell Technology is a series of individual spiral-wound cells composed of two pure (99.99%) lead plates coated in a precise coating of lead oxide. This breakthrough in battery design delivers more power and consistently outperforms conventional flat-plate batteries.
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SLI (Starting, Lighting, Ignition) batteries excel in high-start output where only light surface cycling takes place. The deep-cycle battery is designed for applications that require deep, repetitive amperage drain, like trolling motors, electric wheelchairs, RV house power and in-start applications where the system load exceeds the alternator output for short durations.
SLI batteries are typically used for short bursts of power, such as starting your engine or running light electrical loads. They also supply extra power when the vehicle’s electrical load exceeds the supply from the charging system (alternator) and acts as a voltage stabilizer in the electrical system, evening out voltage spikes and preventing them from damaging other components in the electrical system.
High-performance car audio and emergency vehicle applications are examples of system load exceeding the alternator output. When the engine idles and the alternator output drops, the deep-cycle battery can continue to support the load with high current and then recharge fast when the engine speed and alternator output increase. Each time this happens, it is a cycle, and this can occur throughout the vehicle’s workday. Public safety vehicles, as well as commercial fleet delivery vehicles and vehicles with added aftermarket accessories find that the Optima Deep-Cycle is the solution to overloaded systems. Boats requiring a deep-cycle marine battery can benefit from the use of the Optima BlueTop as a dual-purpose battery.
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