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As some of you will remember, I am experiencing the Winking Headlight Syndrome and need to replace my battery. After doing some research and digging around on this site, I've decided to go with an Optima and have a couple questions. Is there any point in upgrading to the yellow top or will the red top suffice? More importantly, which model are people using? I found references in old threads to the 34R but it required a modification to the lip on the battery case...

Thanks in advance!

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I'm running a yellow top 34R as I don't drive daily, and the deep-cycle seems more tolerant of this. I've had the battery for nearly 4 years and it's still going strong. BTW I didn't need to do any mods to get it in


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Yellow top are just deep cycle batteries i.e leisure. they are able to be flattened and recharged more than a standard battery, (a normal battery will die quickly if you keep discharging it fully) but they are really for running fridges, winches etc...

In a land rover you may a have a split charge system with a Red top to run/start the car. and the yellow top is used to run the winch etc there fore you can always start the vehicle as you are not using that battery(red) and wearing it down.

You do not need deep cycle in a car you dont even need an Optima they are gell filled so that they dont leak in an upturned car i.e expedition land rovers etc..

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Thanks for the info. I think I'll probably go with the red top 34R. Chris your explanation with the Land Rover makes sense to me as it is similar to the setup I have in my boat; 4 deep cycles for the house bank and 1 start battery for each engine.

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Hi

yep that is exactly the same setup.

Chris


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