Optima ® YellowTop 6V




Battery Model: YT S 2.1

Part Number: 8018-356

Nominal Voltage: 6 Volts

Description: High pwer, dual purpose engine start and deep cycle, sealed lead acid battery

Warranty: 1 Year Manufacturers


Physical Characteristics

Plate Design: High purity lead-tin alloy. Wound cell configuration utilizing

proprietary SPIRALCELL technology

Electrolye: Sulfuric acid, H2SO4

Case: Polypropylene

Colour: Case - Light grey

Cover - Optima yellow

   Standard Metric









254 mm

83 mm

203 mm (top of terminals)



Performance Data:

Open Circuit Voltage (Fully Charged): 6.4 Volts

Internal Resistance (Fully Charged): 0.0019 ohmn

Capacity: 55 Ah (C/20 Rate)

Reserve Capacity: 120 minutes



CCA (EN -18c): 765 amps

MCA (BCI 0c): 870 amps


Recommended Charging:

The following charging methods are recommended to ensure a long battery life:
(Always use a voltage regulated charger with voltage limits set as described below.)

Model: YTS 2.1
These batteries are designed for engine starting applications. They are not recommended or warranted for use in deep cycle applications. 

Recommended Charging Information:

Dynamo:                  6.65 to 7.5 volts; no amperage limit

Battery Charger:   6.9 to 7.5 volts; 10 amps maximum; 6-12 hours approximate

Float Charge:         6.6 to 6.9 volts; 1 amp maximum current (indefinite time at lower voltages)

Rapid Recharge:  Constant voltage charger) Maximum voltage 7.8 volts. No current limit as long as battery temperature remains below 50°C (125°F). Charge until current drops below 1 amp.

All limits must be strictly adhered to.

Recharge Time: (example assuming 100% discharge - 5.25 volts)


Approx. time to 90% charge


100 amps

50 amps

25 amps


35 minutes

75 minutes

140 minutes


Recharge time will vary according to temperature and charger characteristics. When using Constant Voltage chargers, amperage will taper down as the battery becomes recharged. When amperage drops below 1 amp, the battery will be close to a full state charge.

(All charge recommendations assume an average room temperature of 25°C, 77°C)

Always wear safety glasses when working with batteries.

Always use a voltage regulated battery charger with limits set to the above ratings. Overcharging can cause the safety valves to open and battery gases to escape, causing premature end of life. These gases are flammable! You cannot replace water in sealed batteries that have been overcharged. Any battery that becomes very hot while charging should be disconnected immediately.

Not fully charging a battery can result in poor performance and a reduction in capacity.

Shipping and Transportation Information:

OPTIMA batteries can be shipped by AIR. The battery is nonspillable and is tested according to ICAO Technical Instructions DOC. 9284-AN/905 to meet the requirements of Packing Instructions No. 806 and is classified as non-regulated by IATA Special Provision A-48 and A-67 for UN2800. Terminals must be protected from short circuit.


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