Is an Optima battery worth the $$$$?

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  1. meatwad

    meatwad New Member

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    The Optima batterys in several of the machines at work are over 10 years old and still work fine.

    I wont talk about it who it is YET but there is a battery thats coming out, with all the attributes of a typical AGM glass mat battery that will have 1.8 times the power to wieght ratio. A customer of ours is making them. The first prototypes hold 680amp load for 15seconds while holding 10vDC and have an RC of 120, all this in a 6lb package. Pricing however will blow most people away, easily in the 500+ range, but they have thier uses(like a race car thats already as light as possible).
     
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    If you take a close look at some of the outlaw promods. They are using battery packs from cordless drills to power part of the car.:)
     
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    You are correct. A lot of us have went to that to run sensors, gauges, cockpit lighting ect ect. That way you can use a smaller battery for starting only. I myself have not, and probably will not switch. I'm already too light for weigh in, so it's just more crap to do & worry about for each pass.

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