I just bought my first Optima last week...got the red top!!! and i love it!
Originally Posted by lifted97ranger
nice.....here shortly i am going to upgrade my battery to a dual battery setup.....putting them in my toolbox......whenever i do that i am going to go to the Yellow Tops........
BTW....what is the difference between a Yellow top and a red top?
to answer your question Maurice, Red Tops are designed to be starting batteries. i.e. designed to have sudden and short lived power drainages. As well as being able to recharge and recover quickly from a large power loss like starting a heavy duty motor.
Yellow Tops are Deep Cycle/Starting Batteries. They work just fine as a primary cranking battery, but they are also built to withstand heavy loads and constant drainage. They can take alot and recharge and recover quickly also