RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA
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OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA

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The OPTIMA RedTop high-performance AGM battery is the ultimate high-CCA starting battery designed to deliver the strongest starting power. With unparalleled high power delivery and extreme resistance to the most common causes of battery failure, RedTop is ideal for trucks, SUV's, luxury cars, hot rods, off-road vehicles and other applications that require a leak-proof starting-only battery.

Product Features:
  • SPIRALCELL Technology provides 15x the vibration resistance of a traditional battery
  • Strongest 5 second starting burst
  • Up to 3 times longer life
  • Completely spill-proof, mountable in many positions
  • Maintenance free for maximum convenience
  • Faster recharging capabilities
  • 3 year free replacement warranty
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Battery Type:Primary (Non-Rechargeable)
Battery Usage:Starting
Cold Cranking Amperage:700 A
Cranking Amps:100 A
Height:7 1/4 in
Length:10 in
Maintenance Free:Yes
Reserve Capacity:120 m
Terminal Type:Side Terminal
Voltage:12 v
Weight:40 lbs
Width:6 7/8 in
BCI Group Size:78

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OPTIMA BatteriesRedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (26)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good power output (26)
  • Easy to install (25)
  • Safe to handle (19)
  • Long lasting (18)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Battery replacement (25)
  • Upgrade (22)
    • Car & Truck:
    • Auto enthusiast (11), Truck enthusiast (8), Casual driver (7), Mechanic (6), Competitive driver (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (7), Casual driver (5), Mechanic (5), Truck enthusiast (5)

Reviewed by 31 customers

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5.0

I got seven good years out of my last Op

By 

from Tyrone, GA.

About Me Truck Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Lasting
  • Powerful
  • Safe To Handle

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Battery Replacement
    • Upgrade

    Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

    OK!

     
    5.0

    Great Battery

    By 

    from Magnolia, TX

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Long Lasting
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Battery Replacement
      • Upgrade

      Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

      I just replaced both my batteries in my Chevy 2500HD Diesel after nine years!! Hope these last as long!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great No Leak Feature

      By 

      from Florida

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Includes Carry Handle

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Short warranty

      Best Uses

      • Upgrade

      Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

      Replaced liquid lead acid battery to prevent leakage of acid on control module mounted under battery on my 2000 Vette.

      CCA is actually 800. Web site needs to be updated.

       
      5.0

      Redtop Battery

      By 

      from Retired in NC

      About Me Auto Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Safe To Handle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Upgrade

        Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

        Nice battery that is easy to install with the built in handle. The side terminals allow me to install this battery inside the vehicle in a confined space. Last and best feature is that it can be mounted on it's side or even upside down because it is totally sealed and does not require servicing.

         
        5.0

        worth the little extra

        By 

        from Fort Meade MD

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Long Lasting
        • Powerful
        • Safe To Handle
        • Smaller Then Other Brands

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Battery Replacement
          • Upgrade

          Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

          Like I said this battery cost a few more dollars but worth it.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would recommend this product

          By 

          from Nebraska

          About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer
          3 or more reviews submitted

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Long Lasting
          • Powerful
          • Safe To Handle

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Battery Replacement
            • Upgrade

            Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

            The battery was installed in a street rod so the car has winter months with no activity. This battery should excell in this application

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great battery!

            By 

            from Carneys Point, NJ

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Long Lasting
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement
              • Upgrade

              Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

              Based on reviews of other customers, I decided to give this battery a try. The battery this model replaced was at its end of life. Instead of going with the usual OME sort, I decided to upgrade. I figured, if multiple customers stated they had SEVERAL years of use out of Optima batteries, why not give this model a shot.
              So far, it seems to be worth it. I have quick, strong starts, even as the weather gets cold. All my vehicle electronics seem more stable, too, even when I was told I may have had an alternator issue. No problems now. Very satisfied. Great battery!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              These are great batteries

              By 

              from New Jersey

              About Me Auto Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Long Lasting
              • Powerful
              • Safe To Handle

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Battery Replacement

              Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

              Replacement battery for my muscle car.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Battery Money can buy

              By 

              from Pittsburgh Pa

              About Me Casual Driver, Truck Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Long Lasting
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Battery Replacement
              • Upgrade

              Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

              Have one that in now 7 years old and still going strong.

              (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent replacement battery

              By 

              from Valley Forge, PA

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Battery Replacement
                • Upgrade

                Comments about OPTIMA Batteries RedTop Starting Battery, Group Size 78, 700 CCA:

                Really wanted this battery based on reviews. I was able to find it at Advance Auto for much cheaper than other places. Mounting parts for my particular car were included with battery. Car cranks much, much faster now. Great buy!

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                10 Questions | 12 Answers
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                • Q:

                  I have a OPTIMA Batteries 8078-109 78 REDTOP battery that I am replacing. The current battery I have is model number 78 with CCA-800. The model number 78 I am looking to purchase is CCA-700. Is it the same model just a manufacturing change over the years from CCA-800 to CCA-700 or am I looking at the wrong model? All other specifications between the two match other than CCA.
                  Asked on 1/31/2014 by Nelson

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Hi Nelson! I'm happy to help! Yes, the Group 78 battery with 700 CCA is only a manufacturing change that become 800 CCA. Both these 78 batteries are similar with the only difference in CCA.

                    Answered on 2/5/2014 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
                • Q:

                  My red top battery model 78 has a round label 1/11, does that indicate manufacture date? I just purchased 12/20/12 from national parts store, was I sold an old battery? If so should I try to have them replace. Also UPC code is very close but p/n is different for this model based off current Internet site specs.
                  Asked on 12/20/2012 by Sugar John from Minnesota

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                    Answered on 12/21/2012 by Steve from AAP
                • Q:

                  I already own a red top and for the past 3 months my truck doesn't start up quick like it used to. Is it time to replace the battery or should I get it charged up. It was purchased in Sept. of 07.
                  Asked on 3/12/2011 by BLKBURB from COLUMBUS, GA

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not solve or be the problem.

                    Answered on 3/16/2011 by David the Dynamite Parts Guy from AAP
                  • A:

                    Get another battery,and not a optima.I had one in my Suburban than we keep in the garage and it would not hold a charge for a week.Got a different battery and every thing is fine.The Red top is still sitting in the garage

                    Answered on 9/10/2011 by Den from Houston,Texas
                • Q:

                  I notice the redtop has a 36 mth full replacement warranty.What about after the 36mths? Is it prorated then or none at all. A battery that cost this much should surely have more than 36 mths? If anyone knows where i can view the warranty info for this battery,please let me know.
                  Thanks for reading!
                  Chris
                  Asked on 3/10/2011 by Chris from walnut hill, Florida

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The prorated purchase price of any battery listed above, which becomes defective after the lapse of the "Free Replacement Period", and prior to the end of the warranty period, will be either credited toward the purchase of another battery, or refunded at our option. The amount of the proration shall be determined by dividing the purchase price by the number of months of the warranty period, and then multiplying the result by the number of months remaining in the warranty period. (Any partial months will be rounded to the nearest whole month). When a battery is replaced after the "Free Replacement Period" and a prorated fee is paid, the warranty starts from that date as a new purchase.

                    Answered on 3/12/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
                • Q:

                  i got 1000 watt rms amp and lots of led lights all over my 04 bucik lesabre and i have to jump my car every morning i think it about time for a new one and this redtop has alot of but idk which one to pick
                  Asked on 1/30/2011 by nick from atx

                  1 answer

                  • A:

                    yellow top

                    Answered on 4/8/2011 by Junkie12 from unknown,va
                • Q:

                  What is the country of origin......where is it made...USA?
                  Asked on 1/4/2011 by Rick from New Hampshire

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    These are built in Mexico.

                    Answered on 1/4/2011 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  whats the warranty on the red top Optima?
                  Asked on 12/18/2010 by Duke from Chicago,IL.

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    36 month free replacement.

                    Answered on 12/20/2010 by Mike the Auto Parts Master from AAP
                • Q:

                  I have led lights from front to back. I have hid head lights. They seem to pull all the juice out of my ac delco battery. Do you recommend this battery or the yellow top.

                  Thanks
                  Dean
                  Asked on 7/21/2010 by Deano from Hazard, Ky.

                  2 answers

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Either one will work. I believe the yellow top would be better though.

                    Answered on 7/21/2010 by Mike from AAP
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Yellow top and or a alternator at produces more amps. Amperage output is usually stamped on the outside of the casting.

                    Answered on 11/11/2010 by Daddy Dan from Harrisburg Pa
                • Q:

                  will this batterie be able to jump off a truck and run my amp and winch at the same while the truck it cut off
                  Asked on 5/19/2010 by dp from coward sc

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The Redtop Optima Battery is better for your electrical needs and amps. It will help support the high amps and watts from a stereo system or winch.

                    Answered on 5/19/2010 by Kevin from AAP
                • Q:

                  will it help with my streo and amps
                  Asked on 2/3/2010 by a .z from austin tx.

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    The Redtop Optima Battery is better for your stereo and amps. It will help support the high amps and watts from a stereo system.

                    Answered on 2/3/2010 by Kevin from Advance Auto Parts
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