Weird thing today. Went out to my rig which hasnt been started in a week, not a rare occurance for me. pumped the gas peddle twice, turned the key, and nothing happened. Not a click or buzz, not a whine from the electric fuel pump. Jump started it and the engine ran but the fuel pump was week, lights were very dim, turn signals didnt work and neither did any of the gauges except for the oil pressure (all stock). I had never seen this before and assumed my 3 month old optima red top must be the culprit. However, before I went to pep boys and argued about warranty coverage i took my alternator into both a kragen's and a autozone. The result was an unacceptable 8.32 volts of output. I am not to upset though as this was the original 1983 alternator. the only thing I am worried about is the condition of my $100 battery. Has anyone run one of these dead? Do the recover or are the done for like a lead acid battery? I've never owned one before this. Have a great night guys and gals!