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    Master Mechanic Dr_Zero's Avatar
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    Mar 2006
    Sunny Florida


    Quote Originally Posted by vegaschevy View Post
    Update...after checker had it for overnight they called and said the battery was no good. Naturally the exact battery was not availble, went to a red top optima sealed unit and to get the terminals to configure correctly I had to upgrade $ 16.00. Seems to be doing the trick. Also took the time to read the brochure that came with it....yellow top for RV's and trolling kinda an inbetween start and slow draw for as top for starting vehichles. Figure in another two years will be at it again, the heat is brutal on batteries out here in the desert. Can probably delete this thread now since problem solved...once again thanks for everyones help and input.
    Good to hear you are back up and running!

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    Jr. Mechanic TMRuiz's Avatar
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    Gonzales, Louisiana


    If it's the same battery I'm thinking of (Optmia gell cell) it happens alot with this battery for some strange reason. The battery terminals come loose over time acting like a dead battery. the only fix I ever found for this was to keep an eye on the connections. Good luck and I hope this helped.
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    Gettysburg, Pa.

    Default dead battery

    Just thought I would post this link it is informative and it's important to understand that AGM batteries are great in many ways but they are a different animal so to speak when it comes to proper charging, same goes for the Gel Cell types also as they are even more unforgiving when it comes to heat and gassing.

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    Sr. Apprentice wpnsgy's Avatar
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    New Hampshire


    Could be a Short or Just a bad battery Have it tested or try another that you know is good battery failure is much more common than a short Good luck

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