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    Trickle charging Yellow Top

    So i finally got a yellow top today....It's resting at around 11.7 volts....I plan on charging it before installing it...The battery charger is an automatic one and has a few different settings...just wondering which one i set it on....theres 12v 10a, 12v 2a.....theres also 6v 10a but that is a manual setting so i assume i would have to watch it.....anyone know what to do? Thanks in advance....



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    just set it on 12v and let her go




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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    12v 2a and wait



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    12v 2a would be better than 10a, especially on an Optima, they dont like being charged high amperage



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    12v 2a and let it charge




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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    how long?



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    Let it go all night just put it on a piece of wood or something underneath it not directly on concrete that can **** the juices right out of it.




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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    Ok, i just checked my battery up front and it's a little low also...Should i trickle charge that after?



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    Quote Originally Posted by bigaudiofanatic View Post
    Let it go all night just put it on a piece of wood or something underneath it not directly on concrete that can **** the juices right out of it.
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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    Quote Originally Posted by kaimana View Post
    Ok, i just checked my battery up front and it's a little low also...Should i trickle charge that after?
    doesnt hurt



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    Quote Originally Posted by kaimana View Post
    Ok, i just checked my battery up front and it's a little low also...Should i trickle charge that after?
    has the car been sitting? is it old? what kind of batt? what voltage?



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    Quote Originally Posted by jdawg View Post
    has the car been sitting? is it old? what kind of batt? what voltage?
    Well i haven't used it since thanksgiving...but i used it today...Its a generic wet cell...The voltage was at about 11.6...I might just get another batt...This battery is at least 3years old...

    thanks everyone for the input...



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    alt should charge the hood battery as long as the car starts.


    but if it constantly drops after non use for a few days i'd say time for a new battery



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    right, that is a little low, but the alt should charge it. Really you should get it checked and see what cca you have, sometimes the voltage readings are misleading



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    Re: Trickle charging Yellow Top

    12v 2a

    12v 10a can kill your Optima. One of the reasons I gave up on Optimas and got a Deka.



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