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    Your Optima YellowTop is also a lead-acid AGM...

    Your Optima YellowTop is also a lead-acid AGM battery and your factory charger will work just fine on it. Thanks for choosing Optima!

    Jim McIlvaine
    eCare Manager, OPTIMA Batteries
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    Question: Hi Paul, I appreciate your input in this thread....

    Hi Paul, I appreciate your input in this thread. While many folks like to use the term “gel cell” interchangably with "AGM," the fact is, those terms describe two different technologies that should...
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    Question: Vettelt193, you previously indicated you took...

    Vettelt193, you previously indicated you took your battery to a retailer who did not originally sell it to you for warranty service. Warranty service is generally handled by the original retailer. I...
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    Question: I watched both videos in their entirety and have...

    I watched both videos in their entirety and have a few thoughts.



    AGM batteries definitely are lead-acid batteries and definitely are not “gel cell” batteries, as was suggested in the first...
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    Question: Hi Vettelt193, Please PM me your contact...

    Hi Vettelt193,

    Please PM me your contact information as well as that of your original retailer. Thanks!

    Jim McIlvaine
    eCare Manager, OPTIMA Batteries, Inc.
    OPTIMA® Batteries (optimabatteries)...
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    Question: Ernest, I'm sorry to hear about the problems you...

    Ernest, I'm sorry to hear about the problems you had. I would be interested in knowing what you believe your battery is supposed to power once your engine is started?

    Jim McIlvaine
    eCare Manager,...
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    When recharging a deeply-discharged Optima with a...

    When recharging a deeply-discharged Optima with a battery charger in a parallel configuration with a fully-charged battery, we recommend disconnecting the fully-charged battery once the...
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    Hi Rex, I appreciate the welcome....

    Hi Rex,

    I appreciate the welcome. Unfortunately, there are more than 60 different sizes of automotive batteries and we do not offer batteries that we consider “direct-fit” replacements for every...
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    Hello, I noticed your conversation regarding...

    Hello, I noticed your conversation regarding batteries and wanted to offer some assistance. killain, no battery like to be deeply-discharged, but Optima batteries handle that type of inactivity and...
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    Question: Hib, I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with your...

    Hib, I’m sorry to hear you had trouble with your Optima RedTop. While our RedTop starting batteries are more resilient to deep-cycling applications than traditional “flooded” batteries, our YellowTop...
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    WhalePirot, I’m sorry to hear about your past...

    WhalePirot, I’m sorry to hear about your past experiences with our RedTops. I took a look at some of your previous posts and it looks like the problems you had coincided with your engine swap-...
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    LastOfTheV8’s, I can’t speak for other batteries,...

    LastOfTheV8’s, I can’t speak for other batteries, but I can tell you that the low internal resistance of Optima batteries allows them to provide power at much lower voltages. This can lead to...
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    Hi guys, I saw some confusion regarding batteries...

    Hi guys, I saw some confusion regarding batteries and alternators and I’d like to offer some suggestions that might help mitigate future issues. I don’t know how many of your drive your cars daily,...
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