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Old 09-21-2008, 02:42 PM
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Gel batteries ?

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Pros and comments please, Anyone using this product and what to look for, cold cranking amps I already know about. That question is answered.

What is the average life, the battery will share the cockpit. I have used these on the bike and was real surprised at the quality, just wondering if that has filtered down to the automotive side yet.

The battery that looks like a six pack of beer and starts with the letter O .... not even interested so save you keystrokes.. have heard way to many happy comments on that one..

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Most gel or dry cell batteries have the same life as an acid one. They usually are good for 5 years. I use one in my wifes daily driver and also have one in my hot rod. They don't need outgassing and can be mounted in any position.
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I have learned that napa has the gel, it is made by the O, black in color, so I am planning on putting one in the wifes 32 truck. If it works out ok the 34 will have one.. I seem to here consistently about recharging problems, like once dead they seem to resist a recharge ............ never have heard the reason why with any verifiable facts or proof. The gel i have run in the bike sure has impressed me. As for dead batteries, my cars and trucks never set that long..
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pepi..........I presently have the NAPA 6 pack battery in my Dakota truck. I can't say for sure if they do or don't hold a charge. I also don't let it sit long enough to find out if it does or doesn't. I can say that the ones I have in my wifes car and the one in my hot rod are the "O" brand. I put the one in my hot rod on the Battery Tender for the winter and have had no problems in the 2 years I've been doing that. So take it from there.
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The 'O' brand come in black, red , or blue. They are all different cranking amps. Yes they do need to be put on a "battery tender", such as a 'trickle' charger. They have them available, that are specifically designed for the 'O' brand style batteries. You can mount the small charger, and leave it hooked to your battery, at all times. They are compact enough.

As far as longevity, I have not had a problem yet.
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I seem to here consistently about recharging problems, like once dead they seem to resist a recharge ............ never have heard the reason why with any verifiable facts or proof.

Maybe that's why the one I just got in an old 6v car won't charge. It was marked on the top as to when it was installed by an owner. It was mid 2005. I put a 10 amp 6v trickle charger on it for 5 hours. It never took a charge and only showed 1.7v.

Something smelled real bad and now my charger seems to be damaged. It shows overcharging even on the brand new 6v wet cell I just bought to replace the 3 cell gel batt.
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