It looks like my 9 year old Optima yellow top is finally going downhill. Just checked Summit and Jegs and prices seemed to have gone up $50.00 on them since December. Was told new ones are now made in Mexico and are not as good as they once were.
Anyone having luck with another brand that is less expensive? How about some of the new lightweight ones. How about Interstate deep cycle?
I do not charge between rounds but do run a Powermaster alternator. Run water pump and 2 fans between rounds.
If you have an alternator and its putting out more than 12 volts, then everything is running off that, battery is just for starting, so get whatever it takes to start car and run fans etc (about 700 cca) between rounds.