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MARBLE GARGLER!
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I have an older Optima battery that I got about 8 years ago, It needed to be charged so I charged it with my optima battery charger {if that makes a difference} I fully charged it and 3 months later it has 12.6 volts when I test it, Is this good or bad ?
 

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House of Windsor 4ever!
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Static test voltage under no load for a full charge is 12.65 volts, and should be between 10.5 and 11.5 volts under cranking or dummy load.
 

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MARBLE GARGLER!
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Thanks, ill try to get my load tester back today and give it a real test.
 

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MARBLE GARGLER!
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thank goodness all I see is an "X" who knows what pic he would have posted......{causehehassomuchgheystuffonhiscomputer}
 

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Quit using that Commodore 64 computer.......:twak
 

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nobody cares about your battery
 

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Charge it more often. In a vehicle driven daily optimas are great, but sitting unused seems to kill them. That's observing the 8 or so that family members and myself have owned. I like them.
 

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That's true, especially on computer-controlled cars and trucks before about 2000 or so, as keep-alive memories suck down the power over time, and batteries that sit can chemically discharge.
 

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threads informative....therefore making ThOrOuGh-poop lame.
 
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