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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 4th, 07, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Exide Orbital

Has anybody used these batteries? My local Napa store has them for about $133.00 compared to the Optima for $178.00. I have read a few reviews that rated the Orbital higher than the Optima, but I would like to hear from anyone with first-hand experience. Thanks.

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Re: Exide Orbital

I've tried them before, they are good batteries. They have lasted for more than 5 years with no problems and still going strong.

$178 for the Optima sounds high. We get them for much less than that.

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Price is right on the Optima around here. I just put an Exide Marathon http://marathon.exide.com/ in my '69 and have been happy with it. About $100 or $110 I believe...

The orbital is kind of an RV battery where it will have something drawing on it for long periods of time. If you park and play a power eating system for hrs on end or have a dvd system and sit and watch video it would be a better choice than the Marathon. For traditional use the Marathon gives you good cranking power and 40 month free replacement and onsite jump along with the conventional pro-rated type warrentee that's good for a total of 108 months. That's a 9 year warrentee which I believe is the longest available...

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Price is right on the Optima around here. I just put an Exide Marathon http://marathon.exide.com/ in my '69 and have been happy with it. About $100 or $110 I believe...

The orbital is kind of an RV battery where it will have something drawing on it for long periods of time. If you park and play a power eating system for hrs on end or have a dvd system and sit and watch video it would be a better choice than the Marathon. For traditional use the Marathon gives you good cranking power and 40 month free replacement and onsite jump along with the conventional pro-rated type warrentee that's good for a total of 108 months. That's a 9 year warrentee which I believe is the longest available...
The bigest reason I am looking at the Optima and the Orbital is they say these type of batteries can be stored the longest without losing thier charge. There are lots of lead/acid batteries with more cranking amps, but because my truck is rarely driven I need a battery that does not lose it's charge while sitting. Or at least one that loses it's charge the slowest.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 07, 05:39 PM
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Re: Exide Orbital

Eric:
I've got an Orbital in my '68. I got it for the same reason as you - sometimes it goes 2-3 months between starts. After 3 years, no problems.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 14th, 07, 07:42 PM
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Re: Exide Orbital

i've got an orbital that i got in the fall of '01. it's been in 3 different cars, and has sat for 6 months at a time with the slow, constant draw of the radio memory..
and it ALWAYS cranks right up. every time.-40 degrees to over 100 degrees..
worth every penny of the $125 i spent on it.

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