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    Best battery

    hey

    Whats the best car battery to use when it comes to long lasting with out the motor being on and currently running a carpc and 7" screen and a Mono block..well practically the whole car.

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    If you are not looking to get dual batteries and just want one good starting and deep cycle battery, then probably the Optima Yellow Top.

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    If you are planning on running for length where it can be killed over and over, you NEED a deep cycle (some call it "marine") battery. These are the expensive ones. Expect to pay $200 to $400 for it.

    The Optima YellowTop is a great battery and I have one in my car.
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    thanks alot guys....what about the redtop are they good....i need a battery that will last me to power my carpc amp and speakers without the engine running so i need it to last me atleast 2-3 hours but also have enough to power to turn on my engine.

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    RedTop = lots of power at once (like what a diesel needs in cold)
    YellowTop = regular power but more of it for long times (endurance)

    Also 2-3 hours with a CarPC could be tricky, so you better use low power stuff. May need a multiple battery setup.
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    what about the bluetop i know its for marines but is it better then yellowtop

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    Yellow Top is generally, most highly recommended for cars, depending on your car and how you want to set it up

    also make sure you dont get a battery with too high CCA that its insane, as there have been cases where the cars alternate just cant charge it up. this goes for dual battery setups also, generally most people go for 2 smaller batteries, not to 1200CCA monsters

    most large sedans and 4WD have ample room to have a duel battery set up

    normally, its done with the standard main as the starter feeder battery, and the second feeding of the first, powering your extras(like audio and CarPC) there are many good isolates out there, easy to find.

    My 2 Cents

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    you could also go with kinetik and odysssey

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    Redtop is not deep cycle.
    Yellowtop is deep cycle (can recharge from deep power drains to full energy capacity)
    Bluetop is meant for Boats and RVs. Not sure how it would be for car application.

    I have a yellow top and it's great. I would also recommend looking into Odyssey Batteries.

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    Thanks alot guys i really appreciate your help thank you.

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