Optima Batteries 8006-006 34M Marine Battery Review

This is a simple battery from the house of optima. It comes on the cheaper end of the budget, and offers features which are just fine. If you want a battery that is durable, and doesn’t cost much, this should be your choice.

SpecificationsOptima Batteries 8006-006 34M BlueTop Marine Starting Battery

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  • 12-Volt, 800 Cold Cranking Amps,
  • Dimensions: 10″ x 6 7/8″ x 7 13/16″ tall
  • Weight: 38.4 pounds
  • Dual SAE & 5/16″ Stainless Steel Stud Posts
  • 100 minutes reserved capacity for constant performance
  • Optimal starting power even in bad conditions
  • Fifteen times more resistant to vibration

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In-depth Review of Optima 34M Blue Top Battery 8006-006 Marine Starting

Body

It is the best part about optima blue top marine battery. The body is well constructed, designed and moulded. Due to industrial grade plastic, it is shockproof and acid proof ensuring maximum durability in the class. Manufacturer claims that it is fifteen times more durable against vibrations, than traditional battery. When tested, the body was found to be extremely strong, and could easily be treated harsh. Though the cell capacity is not that good, but in the range, it is better than most of the traditional batteries.

Performance

This 12 volts optima d34m battery is ideal for starting of engine. You can install it to boat and make sure that your engine starts every time. The charge holding capacity of this battery is good. If we see the containers for the acid, then they don’t have much volume, but voltage stability of the optima battery 34 is very good. The spring cell technology with 99.99% pure lead plates makes the reliability you want in your motor boat battery.

Deep cycle

This battery outperforms any other traditional batteries, even some batteries in the section. It is delivers power five times better than traditional ones, and is equally good at deep cycle charging and discharging. One whole cycle is quite effective, and didn’t let the battery to lose its charm. It is designed to get repeatedly charged and discharged, and does quite a good work in doing so.

Charging

Charging this optima d34m battery doesn’t require much time, one full nighter for the battery is good for considerable amount of performance. Since it delivers more power than usual batteries, you get more power form single charge of the battery. But discharging can happen at faster rate, compare to other models, because this models has less quantity of the acid.

Durability

Due to the solid body, and fifteen time better resistance against vibrations, this battery won’t go anywhere in 5 years of time. You may need to change the acid, but never the outer part. The design is constructed well, and materials used are long lasting. The steel stud posts are good.

Price

The price of the unit is not that much, considering its features. This battery is surely of less capacity, but can work great in extreme conditions. If you want a starter battery with no other usage, this battery is suggested to you

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  • Average performer
  • Highly durable
  • Low maintenance
  • Spring cell technology
  • Constant power deliverance
  • Very good design and body
  • Good brand and reliable
  • Cheap

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  • Not enough features

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