installed optima yellow top deep cycle battery

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Accessories' started by reggiecab2000, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    If you trust the source at the link you provided (which is one of several I'm familiar with, as well), check the following parts of the FAQ:
    * Lifespan of Batteries
    * Using a deep cycle battery as a starting battery
    * AGM, or Absorbed Glass Mat Batteries

    AGM batteries are listed in the lifespan table at 4-8 years. Fixed longevity numbers (a la the 7 years you want) are impossible to give due to the variables involved (and so states that FAQ). I'm personally always conservative and plan for the shortest lifespan of a given in a range ... then look for a warranty that covers beyond that range. :)
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2012
  2. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I think the temperature also plays a part as well, In North Carolina we get the best of both worlds, we do not have extreme cold or long periods of extreme heat, so we "out weigh" the average on life expectancies of battries.
  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    AGM batteries were developed for military use and, unsurprisingly, newer AGM batteries have the advantages of GEL batteries without the disadvantages.

    Tom can offer additional insight...

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