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Re: Battery

ptimmerm@mashtun.JPL.NASA.GOV wrote:

> but don't you think that maybe, just maaaybeee we don't need to be
> so anal about battery vents with sealed recombinat SLI battery


> The recombinat batteries don't really have a path to the outside
> for sulfurous gases, only for hydrogen and slightly less so for
> oxygen.  There should be vewy little of that coming the top too!

I'm not completely up to snuff here on the terminology, but it sounds
like Paul is describing the Optima battery that has won a pretty wide
following among (at least locally) the rally/racer crowd.

For those who aren't familar with the Optima, it's a sealed battery that
delivers 800-1100 CCA depending on temperature and is manufactured in a
fashion that it can't/won't leak, and (supposedly; haven't tried) can be
used in any position, even upside down.

They have a website at <http://www.optimabatteries.com> for anybody who
wants more info.


P.S.  They are a little spendy though.  The cheapest I've seen was $119
and as high as $149.

Gary G. Erickson         Secretary -- NW Quattro Club
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