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Old 04 June 2015, 06:38   #1
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Has anyone fitted the blue top. Can you please give a review on it as I was thinking of forking out the random but only if it's worth it and there are multiple benefits.


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Old 04 June 2015, 08:29   #2
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No spill, no maintenance, no venting...

As with all batteries, make sure you buy for a reputable dealer so you get the full warranty and can exchange it easily if it goes bad.

With that being said, I had an 8 year old Red Top. The only thing that killed it is that it went dead and I left it that way in my racecar for over a month.
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not used one but have a Numax dual cycle on mine sealed, handle folds down flat and condition indicator had no probs with it
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Billy, I've always had Optimas since I was let down badly by a dud "normal" battery. Can't say if they are worth the extra or not, but put it this way, I've just put a pair on the new boat👍 Tayna are good on price & service.
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Billy, I've always had Optimas since I was let down badly by a dud "normal" battery. Can't say if they are worth the extra or not, but put it this way, I've just put a pair on the new boat👍 Tayna are good on price & service.
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Old 04 June 2015, 09:28   #6
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Billy, I've always had Optimas since I was let down badly by a dud "normal" battery. Can't say if they are worth the extra or not, but put it this way, I've just put a pair on the new boat👍 Tayna are good on price & service.
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Sorry Fave what rating of blue did you put on. They say I need a really good bat for this Merc. I have a Numax dual 110ah at present with 900 cold cycles


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Billy, I've always had Optimas since I was let down badly by a dud "normal" battery. Can't say if they are worth the extra or not, but put it this way, I've just put a pair on the new boat👍 Tayna are good on price & service.
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Dave what rating if blue top did you go for as I have been told I need a really big lump to start this Merc and I have a dual Numax 110ah 900 cycles on at present


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I have 2, one for the electrickery & one purely as a starter battery
These are the 2 I have


Optima Blue Top Battery BT Slim 4.2 (8006-252) (BCI 34M) BTSLIM4.2 AGM
Optima Blue Top Battery BT DCM 5.5 (8052-188) (BCI D31M) BTDCM5.5 AGM


The 4.2 is purely a starter battery & delivers 1000cca, the 5.5 has a higher AH rating but lower cranking amps & is physically bigger. If you're just fitting 1 , fit the 5.5 as it's dual purpose. I have the 2 linked with a blue sea mini ACR, works a treat.
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I have 2, one for the electrickery & one purely as a starter battery
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Optima Blue Top Battery BT Slim 4.2 (8006-252) (BCI 34M) BTSLIM4.2 AGM
Optima Blue Top Battery BT DCM 5.5 (8052-188) (BCI D31M) BTDCM5.5 AGM


The 4.2 is purely a starter battery & delivers 1000cca, the 5.5 has a higher AH rating but lower cranking amps & is physically bigger. If you're just fitting 1 , fit the 5.5 as it's dual purpose. I have the 2 linked with a blue sea mini ACR, works a treat.

Take
It 5.5 is for engine. I have a two
Set up as well got a DS Wilson 85 for pump


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Sorry only got your last bit now. Mine is just regulated with usual bat switch


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