Optima Red, Yellow and Blue Top batteries employ a construction unlike that
of any other battery; Spiral Cell Technology. Spiral Cell Technology offers a
number of very significant advantages over the conventional flat plate
technology of ordinary batteries.
Just as the corrugation of a sheet of
card makes it significantly more rigid and similarly the pressing of large thin
flexible sheets of steel allow them to be joined to form the unitary contraction
of the modern automobile body, so the spiral wrapping of the plates of an Optima
battery make them rigid and resistant to vibration.
The spiral wrapping of the
battery's plates also offer another significant advantages as it allows a
purer metal to be used in the construction of the plates of the batteries
and as a direct result a significantly superior electrical performance results.
battery plates mean the
battery has a lower internal resistance, and thus they can be discharged more
quickly than ordinary batteries and thus supply higher cold cranking amps. A
further benefit is that Optima batteries can also be charged more quickly than
ordinary cells of a similar size.
The Spiral Cell Technology is employed
in all Optima Red, Blue and Yellow Top batteries. Red Top Optima batteries are
purely for engine starting/high cold cranking amp applications. All Yellow Top
batteries have a dual power capacity and so can be employed in both engine starting
and deep cycle applications. Blue Top Optima batteries are supplied as both starting and
dual power cells, please see each specific battery specification for usage