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Old 04-12-2019, 10:45 PM   #1051 (permalink)
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FYI, alternators are not meant to be battery chargers. Never have been.
They are effectively battery maintainers, designed to top off and maintain batteries. Not designed to charge a deeply discharged battery.
Nevertheless, it seems the alternator isn't a suitable maintainer/tender/whateveryuwannacallit.
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:43 AM   #1052 (permalink)
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The old Optimas did not seem to mind.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:44 AM   #1053 (permalink)
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The old Optimas did not seem to mind.
As has been pointed out, that is before they moved the production to mexico and the brand went to shit.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:59 AM   #1054 (permalink)
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As has been pointed out, that is before they moved the production to mexico and the brand went to shit.
yup. same old story, build a brand based in a great product, sell it to the highest bidder, the people late to the party and the faithful, get burned (at least once)... and the industry rinses and repeats....
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optima's were great batteries until they move to mexico, now odessey are the ones to beat
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optima's were great batteries until they move to mexico, now odessey are the ones to beat
Braille makes a hell of a battery too, but they are highly specialized for race cars.
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optima's were great batteries until they move to mexico, now odessey are the ones to beat
Having great service from Odysseys.
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What about the new line of lithium ion batteries that are coming out?
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I have had very good service from my Odysseys for over 6 years now.
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I've had a pair of the Oreilly AGM's in my 24v Cummins for over 4 years without issue. Also have an Autozone AGM in my buggy for 3 years or so and it has done well even with extended winching after blowing up motors and generally sitting for months at a time. The AZ battery is a very tight fit in a Ruffstuff box but it will work.
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