Do I need to use the included POWERLINK dongle with ORANGETOP?
Yes. POWERLINK™ must be connected to activate your battery after installation. POWERLINK™ is also critical for the battery to work properly and to take advantage of the advanced functionality this system offers. Without POWERLINK connected, you will be unable to wake the battery from sleep mode or reactivate the battery to utilize the OPTIMA CPR built-in jumpstart functionality.
Can I use a regular battery charger to charge ORANGETOP?
Use only chargers or charging profiles specifically designed for 12V lithium iron phosphate (aka LFP or LiFePO4) batteries.
Do not use:
Your battery will not be fully-charged when received. You must fully-charge the battery to 13.9V before use.
Do I need to buy an OPTIMA lithium enabled battery charger (such as Digital 200+) to charge ORANGETOP?
OPTIMA ORANGETOP lithium will automatically wake from Sleep/Storage mode for charging if an OPTIMA lithium-enabled charger is used. If using a non-OPTIMA charger, it may be necessary to manually “wake” the battery using the POWERLINK™ button.
Recommended Applications / Can I use ORANGETOP in a car, truck or boat?
Can I user jumper cables on ORANGETOP?
Jumper cables can be used, but if the ORANGETOP maximum current specifications as noted in “Technical Specifications” are exceeded during the use of jumper cables, the ORANGETOP may return a fault.
Where can I get warranty service for ORANGETOP?
Original purchasers of the ORANGETOP are automatically enrolled in HYPERCARE enhanced service, directly with OPTIMA. OPTIMA HYPERCARE is your exclusive option for service and support. Other OPTIMA or battery retailers do not have the capability to diagnose and support technical evaluation or service for the ORANGETOP.
What is the fully-charged voltage of ORANGETOP?
100% state of charge (SoC) of ORANGETOP is 13.9V
Is it ok to fully-charge the ORANGETOP?
The ORANGETOP does not have a “memory effect” from partially or fully charging Although some lithium batteries do have some level of reduced performance or life from being fully-charged or stored in a fully-charged state, OPTIMA HYPERCORE LITHIUM does not have this limitation.
If you deeply-discharge ORANGETOP, does it make it wear out faster?
Deeply discharging any battery, regardless of chemistry or technology, will cause some reduction in overall service life. Generally, for lithium batteries including the ORANGETOP, discharging to a 0% state of charge (SoC) only a few times will have an imperceptible effect on overall life.
It is important to keep in mind though, that severe over-discharge (below 0% SoC) can cause permanent and unrecoverable damage to any battery, including lead-acid, lithium and the ORANGETOP. ORANGETOP batteries have multiple layers of protection to help prevent and protect against discharge below a 0% SoC.
ORANGETOP powersports batteries are not recommended for deep-cycle applications or applications where normal or expected use of the battery would include deep-discharge cycling.
Were the materials in the ORANGETOP responsibly sourced?
Although cobalt (used in some lithium batteries) is not formally listed as a conflict mineral, there are questions about the ethical extraction and trade of this material. The ORANGETOP does not use a cobalt-based lithium chemistry.
Does ORANGETOP work in cold temperatures?
As with all batteries, extreme cold temperatures will result in reduced performance. Cold-weather performance is best when the ORANGETOP is fully-charged.
The ORANGETOP will automatically deactivate charging when internal temperatures are below 23°F (-5°C), and will deactivate power output below 14°F(-10°C).
When temperatures are below 32°F (0°C), applying a load to the battery will cause the internal temperature to increase slightly and can improve cold-weather performance. Successive starting attempts may have more power than the initial attempt for this reason. Turning on the headlights for up to five (5) minutes will often increase the internal temperature enough to be beneficial in this regard.
Is ORANGETOP sensitive to heat?
Storage and use at excessive temperatures can reduce battery life. Using heat shields or installing the battery away from excessive heat sources, such as exhaust headers or components is recommended.
At higher temperatures, the length of engine cranking events available may be less than five (5) seconds and the “cooldown” time needed between attempts may be longer than three (3) seconds. Charging and use of the battery is disabled if the internal temperature exceeds thresholds noted in the “Technical Specifications” section of the user manual.
Can I charge ORANGETOP without the POWERLINK dongle?
OPTIMA ORANGETOP lithium will automatically wake from Sleep/Storage mode for charging if an OPTIMA lithium-enabled charger is used. If using a non-OPTIMA charger, it may be necessary to manually “wake” the battery using the POWERLINK button.