Optima 8016-103 D34M BlueTop Deep Cycle Marine Battery
Get the power and endurance you need to cover all the power needs of your boat by installing an Optima Bluetop high-performance AGM battery. Then you’ll have more running time and up to 3 times more recharges than what you’d get out of a traditional battery. The Optima 8016-103 D34M marine battery is a dual purpose marine battery and is used both as a cranking battery for starting high power demanding engines and as an auxiliary battery for powering onboard equipment and electronic appliances. This Optima Battery is 15 times more resistant and lighter in weight and it has three times more cycling capability than other conventional batteries of the same size.
- Cell Plates made of pure lead-tin alloy;
- Sulfuric Acid Electrolyte;
- Colour Blue cover and light grey case;
- Battery Council International (BCI) Group size 34;
- Dimensions: 10.018×6.829×7.925 inches;
- Weight 43.5 pounds (19.7 kg)
- Voltage: 12 Volts;
- Capacity 55Ah;
- Reserve Capacity 120 Minutes;
- Cold Cranking Capacity 750A;
- Marine Cranking Capacity 870A;
This Optima battery’s cells are made of pure lead-tin alloy, which allows taking large currents without overheating, and protects them from forming an oxide coating to prevent battery failure.
This Deep Cycle Marine Battery features AGM and Spiral Cell technologies. The AGM design offers a number of advantageous features such as maintenance-free operation, and a spill-proof feature. It also guarantees the vibration and shock resistance of the Optima battery. The battery has versatile mounting flexibility – it can be tilted without spilling the electrolyte and there is no risk of explosion due to leaked gasses. Due to the AGM design, the Optima Bluetop has very low internal resistance, is capable to deliver high currents on demand and offers a relatively long service life, even when deep cycled. AGM provides good electrical reliability and is lighter than the flooded lead-acid type of batteries.
The Spiral Cell technology ensures ultimate cranking quality and optimal deep cycle capability. The way the cells are packed protects them from heavy vibrations, thus enhancing the Optima Deep Cycle Marine Battery life during tough and extreme operations. The Spiral Cell design provides 15x the vibration resistance of a traditional battery.
The Polypropylene case of the Optima Bluetop battery also contributes to the lightweight design of the battery and at the same time protects it from extreme hot or cold temperatures. The battery resists temperatures of up to 51.7°C and ensures an optimal start in cold weather. The battery provides 2 amp current constantly for every one hour of use and has a capacity of 55 Ah and reserve capacity of 120 minutes with 25 amps discharge at 27°C.
The Optima 8016-103 D34M marine battery can be charged with alternator or battery charger with voltage power of 13.65 to 15.0 Volts. For a rapid recharge, the battery should be charged with a constant voltage charger with a maximum voltage of 15.6 Volts. This battery gets fully recharged at approximately 6-12 hours of charging. An Optima battery withstands significantly more discharge/recharge cycles with lower degradation of overall capacity over time compared to other AGM alternatives.
So if you are looking for the best dual-purpose, affordable, small size, lightweight and high-quality marine battery, the Optima 8016-103 D34M marine battery is the right choice.