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Old 08-15-2006, 06:19 PM   #1
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Are you able to jump start optima batteries like normal batteries?

I left the headlights on in my car.....
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:38 PM   #2
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It's a battery, doesn't matter. Why would you think it was anything different from a regular fluid type battery?
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Old 08-15-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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they state its a dry cell battery and im assuming that its different than a "regular" battery, i wasnt sure, i just wanted to make sure
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:09 PM   #4
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I've done it before...never had a problem.

P.S. How long did you leave your lights on for?....I left my lights, AND my electric fan, on for over 3 hours accidently and my optima still started my car no problem.
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:28 PM   #5
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i dunno, i think 4-5 hours and i noticed that the alrram door unlock didnt work no more!! grrr so i got a ride home and im gonna go jump start it in about an hour
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Old 08-15-2006, 07:34 PM   #6
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Optima's usually don't die very easily...I'd check to see if something is putting a drain on your battery when your engine is off perhaps. If so, that, combined with the headlights staying on, is probably why it died.
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Old 08-16-2006, 01:34 AM   #7
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they state its a dry cell battery and im assuming that its different than a "regular" battery, i wasnt sure, i just wanted to make sure

It is not a dry cell. It is an absorbed glass mat battery. Still has acid, they just soak it into fiberglass.
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