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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

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When it says non optima it means standard lead acid batteries.
Use the optima AGM for your battery


Actually it says standard 12V flooded lead AND STANDARD AGM Batteries in one mode. The dedicated AGM mode says "Optima AGM and OTHER High Performance AGM starting batteries"

So I am trying to determine if the Jeep battery is a "standard" or high performance or a standard AGM?

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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

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I have an Optima M400 charger that has settings for an OPTIMA AGM starting battery then another setting for other flooded and non Optima AGM batteries. Any idea which setting is safest for the Jeep AGM battery?

It appears that Optima and a few others are slightly different than other brand AGMs and they have a different charging profile.

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I agree with Deserthucker. However, while your charger may not be optimum, money to buy another one is best put towards a new battery. If you need a charger, you need a new battery so just bite the bullet and get one. It will be less trouble in the long run.
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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

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I agree with Deserthucker. However, while your charger may not be optimum, money to buy another one is best put towards a new battery. If you need a charger, you need a new battery so just bite the bullet and get one. It will be less trouble in the long run.
My vehicle is brand new so I don't think I need a battery at this point. I was just trying to determine which mode I should use in the future WHEN I do charge the battery using the optima AGM charger I already have.
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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

Hi,
I'm replacing a battery on my wifes GC 2012 V6. My mechanic said they don't use the AGM batteries and its fine to put in a regular interstate megatron 94R/H7. Its $151 instead of north of $270. Is it ok to put a non AGM battery under the passenger seat?
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I personally would not put a std battery in the passenger compartment. The potential for off gassing or leaks in an accident is too high. Imagine you flip the jeep over in a wreck and you get trapped inside with battery acid leaking all over your body. No thanks
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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

I'd recommend O'Reily's auto batteries as they get theirs directly from EastPenn, I believe. For a '12 WK2 with the V6 you would want a 94RPLT, which is a 800 CCA AGM. If the factory equipped it with an AGM battery, you don't want to downgrade just for the sake of a few bucks. Local stores have it for about $207 + $18 core charge.
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I'm replacing a battery on my wifes GC 2012 V6. My mechanic said they don't use the AGM batteries and its fine to put in a regular interstate megatron 94R/H7. Its $151 instead of north of $270. Is it ok to put a non AGM battery under the passenger seat?
Thanks for the help.
Old VW Beetles had 6V lead-acid batteries located under the back seat. I rolled one once and did not at all appreciate having acid dripping on me as I struggled to get out of the seat belt. Now that sealed batteries are available there has got to be rules prohibiting unsealed batteries in the cabin unfortunately I couldn't find one. Nevertheless, there is no way I would put anything other than the stock AGM battery or better under my arse (on RHD cars it's under the driver).
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Re: WK2 - New battery type and location

Did the battery acid cause any long term effects? I would assume possible skin damage.

I was once re filling a battery in one of my old cars with distilled water. It overflowed a bit and my sweatshirt touched some of the water. Not much.

10 minutes later I see the wet stain on the sweatshirt and I touch it. That part literally fell apart into almost a dust. Almost disintegrated in my hands. Can't imagine what that would do to skin.
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My vehicle is brand new so I don't think I need a battery at this point. I was just trying to determine which mode I should use in the future WHEN I do charge the battery using the optima AGM charger I already have.
Did the owner's manual not give any recommendations or instructions? If not you can probably find them at their website. They should give you the charge rate for each mode.

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Did the battery acid cause any long term effects? I would assume possible skin damage.

I was once re filling a battery in one of my old cars with distilled water. It overflowed a bit and my sweatshirt touched some of the water. Not much.

10 minutes later I see the wet stain on the sweatshirt and I touch it. That part literally fell apart into almost a dust. Almost disintegrated in my hands. Can't imagine what that would do to skin.
I had so many other minor cuts from the shattered windscreen that I didn't notice any acid burns but I did notice that the seat belt just kind of fell apart when I pulled on it. In those days, seat belts were ex aeronautical designed just to hold you in your seat and nothing more.
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WK2 - New battery type and location

I say do it right once and get the correct battery. Done, move along.

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