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Old November 15th, 2004, 12:17 PM
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Dead Battery...maybe?

I was out of the country for 2.5 months and forgot to disconnect my battery. (red top optima)

Now it won't hold a strong charge, but I haven't driven it too much either. Does anyone know if there is a set amount of time needed to run the vehicle so that the battery gets fully recharged? How can I tell if it's shot and needs to be replaced?

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Old November 15th, 2004, 12:44 PM
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Take it to autozone, they will test the battery in the car for free!
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Old November 15th, 2004, 12:49 PM
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I was out of the country for 2.5 months and forgot to disconnect my battery. (red top optima)

Now it won't hold a strong charge, but I haven't driven it too much either. Does anyone know if there is a set amount of time needed to run the vehicle so that the battery gets fully recharged? How can I tell if it's shot and needs to be replaced?

Thanks in advance for any tips.

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You would have been better off if it was a Yellow Top, which is designed for deep discharge (see: http://www.optimabatteries.com/publi...l#000100010017 )

The two things batteries hate are sitting discharged for periods of time, and heat.

You may want to use a charger to try and top off the charge in the battery. Charging info is on http://www.optimabatteries.com/publi...cal_specs.html
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Old November 15th, 2004, 01:22 PM
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Well I took it autozone and they told me it was shot, then I had to jump start it to get home so I think I'll believe them.
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Old November 15th, 2004, 09:26 PM
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try a very slow trickle charge. That usually sales optimas. If it is within three years old free replacement on red tops
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Old November 15th, 2004, 09:43 PM
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We did you get the info on a free replacement? Mine won't be three until May.
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Old November 15th, 2004, 10:17 PM
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"You would have been better off if it was a Yellow Top, which is designed for deep discharge (see: http://www.optimabatteries.com/publ...ml#000100010017 )"

This is absolutely wronge. Optimas suck hard. I have been through 5, yep 5. Both red and yellow. The yellow lasted a huge 5 months. They died exactly how Antonios batteries did. Only buy an optima if you drive the truck every day, or if you hate yourself.
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My sits for extended amounts of time not 2 months, perhaps a month or a month in a half I have had no issues with mine. Its the red top
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This is absolutely wronge. Optimas suck hard. I have been through 5, yep 5. Both red and yellow. The yellow lasted a huge 5 months. They died exactly how Antonios batteries did. Only buy an optima if you drive the truck every day, or if you hate yourself.
Leaving any lead-acid battery in an uncharged state for an extended period of time is abuse. The plates get sulphated, which is difficult to reverse. The yellows can take a deep discharged, but they still must be charged up again within a short period of time.
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Optimas do suck! They never recharge fully after being drained. Get rid of them.
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