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    Getting free Optima yellow top. ??????

    I've been working in this pizza shop for about a month now and yesterday I was just moving some ***** around when I noticed a Optima Yellow Top battery. SO I asked my boss if the battery is good and if I can keep it. He said yes so now I have this free battery. SO the question is, what can I do with it? Should I stick it in the trunk and run 0/1 gauge or would 4 gauge be fine or should I just put it up under the hood.





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    Re: Getting free Optima yellow top. ??????

    throw it in the trunk and run some 0/1 ga. to it and you will be set.


    I would first take it to like autozone and have one of those free battery test done on it to make sure it is good otherwise your main battery will run dead trying to keep the yellow topper charged.

    Possibly think about a battery isolater



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    Re: Getting free Optima yellow top. ??????

    Thanks.

    Now I have to find out what a battery isolater is.





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    Re: Getting free Optima yellow top. ??????

    Unless it is EXTREMELY old, the yellow top should be fine, its a deep cycle which can be drained many many many times before loosing any charge. They take lots of abuse, just charge her overnight once and she should be good to go.





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    Re: Getting free Optima yellow top. ??????

    Very true but it would not hurt to check and make sure that it is good.

    I mean why would a $170 battery be sitting at a pizza place if it was still good.


    Just go get it tested otherwise you could end up with your main battery running itself dead. Most places do it for free so it is not like it is going to hurt your wallet.



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    Re: Getting free Optima yellow top. ??????

    battery isolator is a small cylinder lookin thingy about 3" tall, 2" around with three posts on it. Middle post is connected to the alt...side post 1 goes to your main battery...side post 2 goes to your aux battery (or vice versa, doesn't really matter) about $20 +/-

    a battery isolator is usually a good tool to have so the alt will charge only one battery at a time instead of trying to feed both at once. Also to keep your main battery running the car and the spare battery designated to the stereo. If the aux battery goes dead your car will still run.

    PS...great tool, if you EVER need a jump, all yous gosta do is run a jumper cable from + post one to + post 2...and the ground to the chassis = ) Don't even need another car!!! People trip out when they see you jump your own car HAHA!




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    Quote Originally Posted by deaf tones
    PS...great tool, if you EVER need a jump, all yous gosta do is run a jumper cable from + post one to + post 2...and the ground to the chassis = )

    isn't the grounds of both batteries already hooked to the chasis with a battery isolater.



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    Re: Getting free Optima yellow top. ??????

    The grounds of both batteries are hooked to the chassis but no...the isolator just runs power from alt to + on each battery...it is like a big light switch for a battery.


    what I mean about jumping is...ground jumper from dead battery to chassis...power jumper from post (1) to post (2) and crank it. That will basically eliminate the isolator and give you the juice of two batteries for the car to start on.




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    o0o, whats the CA and the CCA rated on the yellowtop you got for free?




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    Re: Getting free Optima yellow top. ??????

    what a coincidence! i'm picking up my free yellow top today! i'm just gonna put it in place of my current batery. im running 0/1 ga big 3 and getting one of the irragi alts from the gb. i don't think i'll have to worry about power issues for awhile.



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