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    A quick question guys. Does anyone have any ideas for an alternative, for a 2nd battery, to the traditional 12V lead acid battery. Something a little more practical, easier to store and asthetically pleasing, yet still does the job as the lead acid. Any ideas would be greatly appreciatred. Cheers!

    -Alex

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    how many amps would it have to supply??? If not that high, you could use a bank of NiMH batteries, either AA or C size...
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      Re: Alternatives to a lead acid battery???

      checkout optima
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        Definitly Optima. I've run (and abused) one in both my running RX-7s for a year and it has worked great. I have a red top.
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        • #5
          Re: Re: Alternatives to a lead acid battery???

          Originally posted by jol
          checkout optima
          BAD IDEA
          NiMH batteries are not meant for constant charging and can dammage your car electrical system
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          • #6
            ahh, perhaps you should read more before you post.. what are you talking about??
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              Re: Re: Re: Alternatives to a lead acid battery???

              Originally posted by jboy


              BAD IDEA
              NiMH batteries are not meant for constant charging and can dammage your car electrical system
              um, what...???
              whats wrong with an optima battery... read up on the red top, not the blue or yellow (deep cycle). they are starting batteries, designed for use in alternator powered systems (read: cars) sounds like they would work just fine... also, if they did do damage to electrical systems, i think someone would have raised hell about it, and i dont think optima would be selling them anymore.

              if you would like to explain... im all ears.

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                Re: Re: Re: Re: Alternatives to a lead acid battery???

                Originally posted by mp3z24


                um, what...???
                whats wrong with an optima battery... read up on the red top, not the blue or yellow (deep cycle). they are starting batteries, designed for use in alternator powered systems (read: cars) sounds like they would work just fine... also, if they did do damage to electrical systems, i think someone would have raised hell about it, and i dont think optima would be selling them anymore.

                if you would like to explain... im all ears.

                ~mike
                As far as I know, nothing is/are wrong with optima batteries, its just that jboy mistakenly quoted jol instead of mp3kid, who essentially suggested making a battery cell out of a large number of small rechargable (ie as he said, AA, D, etc).
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                • #9
                  aha!!!

                  i got it now. good catch!

                  ~mike
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                  • #10
                    I took the wrong quote, Mike, thanks for the catch n correct
                    Jboy
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