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post #1 of 162 Old January 17th, 2011, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

I'm in need of a battery as my OEM has failed. Should I go with the Odyssey or Optima? Are any modifications needed to install either?
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post #2 of 162 Old January 17th, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

I dont remember what I paid for my Optima but its a great battery which has run like a champ for over 2 years. I would recommend the yellow top for the ability to have the battery drain without it hurting the lifespan of it. I have a red top and like it a lot, but if I had it to do over I'd go yellow top next time.

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I dont remember what I paid for my Optima but its a great battery which has run like a champ for over 2 years. I would recommend the yellow top for the ability to have the battery drain without it hurting the lifespan of it. I have a red top and like it a lot, but if I had it to do over I'd go yellow top next time.
X 2, I have the red top Optima...
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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

I have the odyssey. Hasnt let me down yet (only had it for a year). You do need to modify the stock box though. There is another thread on here about it...
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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

I've done both the odyssey and the optima.... I recommend the yellow top optima! You'll need the aftermarket battery box to run it.... but its worth it!

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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

odyssey, quick easy...for a better than stock replacement.
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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

i put a deka in mine, the 30 will fit in your factory box. we stop and drink alot, sometimes for 2-3 hours while we are working on a rhino or something LOL.... and we listen to my stereo the whole time, it is yet to let me down

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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

Lithium-Iron Powersports battery, 18 ah 12V eq, "L" polarity, Case Type 1

Length: 5.83", Heighth: 4.13", Width: 2.60" Fits Polaris RZR.

Battery weighs only 2.19 lbs ! 13 Pounds lighter than the stock battery.



*No more dead batteries. Holds charge for one year without maintenance.
Specifications:

Voltage (V): 12
A/Hr PbEq: 18
Cranking CCA (A): 270
Weight (lbs.): 2.19
Max Charge (A): 18


*2-Year Warranty

*2 to 4 times the service life of lead-acid batteries.

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*SAFE – No explosive gasses during charge, no lead, no acid.

Although small capacity Li-ion (polymer) Battery containing lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) offers a the best mass energy density and volume energy density available, lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) is very expensive and unsafe for large scale Li-ion Batteries.

Recently lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) has been becoming the "best-choice" of materials in commercial Li-ion (and polymer) batteries for large capacity and high power applications, such as laptops, power tools, wheel chairs, e-bikes, e-cars and e-buses.

The LiFePO4 battery has hybrid characters: it is as safe as the lead-acid battery and as powerful as the lithium ion battery. The advantages of large format Li-ion (and polymer) batteries containing lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) are listed as below:


1. Fast "forced" charging:
During the charging process, a conventional Li-ion Battery containing lithium cobalt oxide (LiCoO2) needs two steps to be fully charged: step 1 uses constant current (CC) to get 60% State of Charge (SOC); step 2 takes place when charge voltage reaches 4.2V per cell, which is the upper limit of safe charging voltage. Turning from constant current (CC) to constant voltage (CV) means that the charge current is limited by what the battery will accept at that voltage, so the charging current tapers down asymptotically. To put a clock to the process, step 1 (60%SOC) needs a minimum of two hours and the step 2 (40%SOC) needs another two hours. Because an overvoltage can be applied to the LiFePO4 battery it can be charged by only one step of CC to reach 95%SOC or be charged by CC+CV to get 100%SOC. This is similar to the way lead acid batteries are safely force charged. The minimum total charging time will be about two hours.

2. Large overcharge tolerance and safer performance
A LiCoO2 battery has a very narrow overcharge tolerance, about 0.1V over the 4.2V per cell charging voltage plateau, which also the upper limit of the charge voltage. Continuous charging over 4.3V would either damage the battery performance, such as cycle life, or result in fire or explosion.

A LiFePO4 battery has a much wider overcharge tolerance of about 0.7V from its charging voltage plateau of 3.5V per cell. When measured with a differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) the exothermic heat of the chemical reaction with electrolyte after overcharge is only 90 Joules/gram for LiFePO4 versus 1600 J/g for LiCoO2 . The greater the exothermic heat, the more vigorous the fire or explosion that can happen when the battery is abused.

A LiFePO4 battery can be safely overcharged up to 30V without protection circuit board. It is therefore suitable for large capacity and high power applications. From the viewpoint of large overcharge tolerance and safety performance, a LiFePO4 battery is similar to a lead-acid battery.

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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

925L all the way. It works great.
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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

Get an optima. I thought about getting a odyssey for the ease of dropping right into the factory battery tray but after reading that many stock battery trays have failed, I firgured I'd have to change out the battery tray either way so I went with an RPM battery tray and a Blue top marine optima ($135 at costco!!). The marine blue top and yellow top are the same exact battery, ony difference is that the blue top has two 5/16 pos and neg posts along with the standard battery posts. Haven't seen a battery warning light since!! I see you have lights so it wouldn't hurt to run a larger, deep cycle battery like an optima.

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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

Damn Jimmy1040...you sure opened a can of worms. Did you get your answer??? lol
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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

AutoZone offers the 20LBS in a flat plate AGM battery (same as Odyssey) and is made in the USA (from East Penn) and is less expensive


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Re: Odyssey or Optima Battery upgrade??

Is everyone changing out the stator with these battery upgrades?
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