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Optima Batteries 8012-021 D34 YellowTop Dual Purpose Battery

4.6 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews
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  • 12-Volt, 750 Cold Cranking Amps, Size: 10" x 6 7/8" x 7 13/16" tall, Weight: 42.9 pounds, SAE Post
  • Reserve capacity of 120 minutes for constant performance
  • Optimal starting power even in bad weather
  • Fifteen times more resistant to vibration for durability
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Technical Details

Brand Optima
Item Weight 42.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 10 x 6.9 x 7.8 inches
Item model number 8012-021
Manufacturer Part Number 8012021
OEM Part Number BCFJ8012-021

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ASIN B000AMDDBQ
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4.6 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #14,958 in Automotive (See top 100)
#18 in Automotive > Performance Parts & Accessories > Batteries & Accessories > Batteries
#20 in Automotive > Performance Parts & Accessories > Batteries & Accessories > Battery Accessories
#62 in Automotive > Replacement Parts > Batteries & Accessories > Batteries
Shipping Weight 46.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available January 18, 2007

Warranty & Support

Warranty, Parts:Optima warrants to the original purchaser that this battery is free of defects in material and workmanship for a 36 month replacement period when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. If a replacement is necessary due to a defect in materials and/or workmanship the battery will be replaced free of charge, within the free replacement period from date of original purchase. Please contact Amazon Customer Service with your warranty claim. For purchases from Amazon Merchant sellers please contact the seller directly for warranty support.
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Optima D34 YellowTop battery provides the extra performance and deep-cycling capability that your vehicle demands if it has a lot of accessories like running lights, high-performance stereo/AV system, winches, or hydraulics. The unique SpiralCell design provides a strong and clean power source, ensuring the safety of you, your family and the environment. The Optima battery is ideal for seasonal use because of its very low self-discharge rate. That means you can store your seasonal vehicles all winter without regular charging and still spring out of the starting block when winter is over.

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I decided to order this battery through Amazon since it was about $50 cheaper than local retailers. Since I've never purchased a car battery online, I called Amazon and Optima to ask how a warranty claim would work when the battery was purchased through Amazon. The people I spoke with gave me some very surprising information, which I thought I'd share with you:

1. Amazon only accepts returns for up to 30 days after the item was purchased. After 30 days, the customer will be referred to the manufacturer of the item.
2. Optima refers all online purchases back to the original retailer. The full warranty cannot be honored through Optima unless the battery was purchased from one of Optima's authorized online retailers. The authorized retailers are shown on Optima's site; Amazon is not one of them.
3. Optima is unable to honor any warranty for batteries purchased through Amazon because Optima is unaware of the condition of the batteries, the shipping procedures, how long the batteries have been in a warehouse, etc.

The Optima Yellow Top series are arguably some of the best auto batteries currently on the market, but the money saved by buying from Amazon clearly isn't worth the almost nonexistent warranty.
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They had the wrong images for this batt but after I contacted them they got it fixed. For all the people concerned about the lack of warrantee, go buy one from optima and try to get it replaced. They gave me the runaround on my last optima that I purchased from them so now I'll save $100 by purchasing here.
Yes $100 not $50.
You have to keep your eyes open for the deals.
If for some reason this new optima takes a crap within a year (which is highly unlikely) I'm not out that much $. But if it lasts like others I have I will get minimum 5 years out of it.
For the other reviews saying that they contacted optima and optima is saying they don't know how amazon is getting there batteries. Ah optima sells pallets of batteries that are 6 months old and older. So optima is full of it.
I worked at the warehouse so Ive see it.
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I bought eight of the Optima yellow top batteries for house batteries in a sailboat for the convenience of AGM, no fill, no spill, etc. These batteries are charged by a state of the art 4 stage regulator, plus solar panels on a microprocessor charge controller. The batteries are all in one bank and charged/discharged equally and never below 85%. In other words they are pampered. Now the bad, one battery failed within a week of installation. It started gassing and heating up even under a light charge. After about a year another one developed an internal short and its voltage dropped to around 8V. It was easy to detect by just touching the top. It was warmer than the rest. Six months after that, two more developed internal shorts with the same symptoms. These batteries are over rated. It appears that the build quality from battery varies widely. I will never buy another one.
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A top end sealed gel battery is exactly what the old Jeep needed - and this is working great. Delivered without any hassles, easy to connect, met all my expectations. Glad I sprung for the little extra to get a top end battery.
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So about the dates and the batteries. Purchased mine on 12/1/2015, date stamped on battery 11/15 so looks good to me!
So far so good, fit well into the space a standard battery went. We will see how it holds up!
Would buy again
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I was hesitant to buy this because of all the reviews saying the battery was poorly packaged and would arrive damaged. Knowing Amazon has a good returns policy, I took the chance and ordered it.

I'm in NY and the battery was shipped by truck cross country (I watched the tracking updates). It took about a week for it to arrive.

When I finally received it, I realized I was lucky. The battery was in good condition with no breaks or scratches on it. At the same time, it came in a simple cardboard box with some cushioning on top, but nothing on the bottom. This is a very heavy item and it's very easy to visualize the bottom of the battery getting damaged during a long truck ride as there is no protection whatsoever between the bottom of the battery and the 1/4 inch cardboard box it comes in.

I don't get it, sometimes they go overboard & package the most trivial of items in styrofoam and bubble wrap, and with this 50lb. item it's basically just covered in 1/4 inch of cardboard.

The battery itself seems fine- ...started my car up fine (although I can't comment on it over the long term just yet).
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After using this batter for some time now I have to say, it'll only be Optima batteries for me in the future. Sure they are expensive, but I've found when it comes to batteries (all kinds) you pretty much get what you pay for.

Amazon and Optima need to work on the warranty as it is confusing (or was when I ordered my battery) There was a question if Optima would back the battery up. Not a lawyer here but I did read an article where the courts have found that a manufacturer was not able to pick and chose the retailer on what warranty's they would support. If it is a question for you (and for the price it should be) get it in writing from either Amazon or Optima.
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