Hyundai Palisade Battery

2020 Hyundai Palisade battery
SponsorOPTIMA Batteries
LocationLas Vegas, Nevada
DateAugust 31, 2021
Thirty years ago, if you told someone your new car had a touchscreen infotainment display, second row USB ports and a Bluelink in-vehicle telematics system, they might ask if you were describing a car or a rocket ship. The truth is some modern vehicles, like the Hyundai Palisade probably carry more computing and processing power than the actual rocket ships that carried astronauts to the moon. 

All of those incredible features in your Hyundai add up to a lot of demand from your electrical system. While the Palisade's 3.8-liter V6 offers respectable power, it doesn't need a massive battery to get the engine started. However, all of those electrical accessories require quite a bit of energy and that often is supplied with the engine off. That's where large batteries come into the picture.

They Hyundai Palisade comes with an H7 (also sometimes referred to as a Group 94R) battery, which as of this writing, is the largest car battery OPTIMA batteries offers. This behemoth of a battery weighs in at more than 60 pounds, but for a vehicle like the Palisade, with such high electrical demands, that's exactly what you want- lots of reserve capacity. Reserve capacity is essentially the energy contained inside the battery, which can be used for a multitude of purposes, from starting the engine to sending messages to your cell phone, charging iPads from the USB ports or listening to satellite radio. 

The bottom line is, you'll probably want as much reserve capacity as you can get and the weight of a battery is a good indicator of how much reserve capacity a battery offers, although we also rate our DH7 YELLOWTOP at 80 Ah, which can give you somewhat of an apples to apples comparison with other brands. We tend to be more conservative in how we rate our batteries than some other brands, so comparing the Ah rating and the weight will often give a more complete picture of the power within. Weight is a pretty basic specification on a battery and not a number that can be fudged- it is what it is. While some companies can technically claim a number like 74 Ah for the first few months of a battery's life, the drop-off in performance may be pretty steep after that. If a battery brand doesn't want you to know how much their batteries weigh, it's probably best to consider other options. 

If you own a 2020 Hyundai Palisade and you're reading this before 2023, there's a good chance you've been experiencing issues with your battery. You obviously feel that shouldn't be happening in a relatively-new car, but it sometimes can. Extreme climates, both hot and cold, can be hard on batteries and shorten their lifespan, but the same can happen if a battery is deeply-discharged. Fully-charged, our DH7 YELLOWTOP will measure about 13.0-13.2 volts, but whenever any battery is discharged below 12.4 volts and is left sitting in that state, sulfation begins forming in the plates, which can diminish lifespan and capacity. If you've ever had to jump-start your Palisade, you've probably discharged the battery well below 12.4 volts.

We expect most Palisades will see regular use, although in a post-pandemic era, that could mean only driving a few times a week and very short trips when driven. For that reason, we recommend every car battery be topped off once a month with a quality battery maintenance device. Doing this will maximize battery performance and lifespan and we're so confident this is the case, we'll add a year of free replacement warranty coverage to your OPTIMA battery purchase, if you also buy a Digital 1200 charger from us at the same time.

Don't worry if you're all thumbs when it comes to turning wrenches. You don't need to be a mechanic to know how to operate OPTIMA battery chargers. They come with instructions, but it's as easy as just connecting the red and black clamps to the same places you did when you jump-started your Palisade. Even if you do that wrong, our OPTIMA chargers will let you know you've made a mistake and all our chargers come with no-spark technology, that makes them very safe to use. The one-touch, push-button display is also very easy to use. Just find the picture of your battery on the charger and press it. The OPTIMA charger will figure out everything else and only charge the battery as much as it needs.

Get your Palisade back on the road with an OPTIMA DH7 YELLOWTOP and keep it ready to go at all times with an OPTIMA Digital 1200 battery charger & maintainer!