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THE SPECS ON THESE WERE GOOD FOR THE PRICE LAST TIME

Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries

* Choose from 4 x AAA, 4 x AA, 1 x 9V block, 2 x D or 2 x C
* Price per item/pack

AA are 2500mAh
AAA are 900mAh
C are 4000mAh
D none left in the three shops I was in
PP3 200mAh


You should get at least 500 charges out of these, and the cost of charging them is virtually nothing, so comparing to normal batteries you are looking at paying under a penny a charge, counting the electricity and the cost to buy them.

Even the cheapest traditional batteries cost many times more than that - and these will save filling landfills with a shoebox size of dead batteries for each pack you buy.
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banned#1
Good price. Just bought 2x AA 3000 NI-MH of ebay for £3.99. Heat added! :-D
#2
Weren't these £1.99 the last time they came up at Lidl? (and the last dozen times before that?)

Megamart.
#3
£1.99 in my local Aldi by the checkouts yesterday.
#4
to be honest i wont advice you in buying these batteries. They are very quality and last less than a year. They also occasionally leak and will destroy your beloved gadgets! A Negative for me really!
#5
On tuesday i bought a 4 pack of AA 2100 mAh in aldi for £1.99 :thumbsup:
better deal than this
1 Like #6
drmsa;4295696
to be honest i wont advice you in buying these batteries. They are very quality and last less than a year. They also occasionally leak and will destroy your beloved gadgets! A Negative for me really!


Not had ANY rechargeables leak up to now, and I have been using them for about 15 years plus - in the days of very low power NiCds! Some are Lidl too.

I won't recommend Lidl ones due to poor-ish performance of ones I have had there before though, and I am no longer buying any [COLOR=Red]standard[/COLOR] NiMH batteries in any case, (I have a good number already) as the new technology (Hybrio/Recycko/Infinium) type ones are SO much better, and keep their charge far longer, therefore get round many of the complaints that people have when relying on rechargeables. [The only situation where the extra power might benefit, is for high power situations, eg. camera flashes, but this means needing regular charges, or a fast charger, to be sure they will always be avaialable, instead of the advantage of the new type charging on a cheap charger, such as the one Lidl is selling here!]

I currently buy from http://www.vapextech.co.uk/ these are NOT the ordinary ones, get the NEW TECHNOLOGY green colour ones! Also Panasonics from this deal: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4239724#post4239724 They are not as cheap as these, but the benefits are dramatic, and are as convenient as having disposables. The bigger sizes don't seem to be so available in this type though, although some 9v ones DO exist if you look around, and pay a bit more :-(
#7
montriff;4295853
On tuesday i bought a 4 pack of AA 2100 mAh in aldi for £1.99 :thumbsup:
better deal than this


Pretty low power for standard NiMH now, if you must use standard ones, (and there is not much argument for this type now) then 2700 to 2900 ones are easy enough to get. The new technology hybrio type ones are this low, but have the benefit of good power retention, which these won't have.
#8
nihcaj
Pretty low power for standard NiMH now, if you must use standard ones, (and there is not much argument for this type now) then 2700 to 2900 ones are easy enough to get. The new technology hybrio type ones are this low, but have the benefit of good power retention, which these won't have.


Only wanted some cheapo ones for an xbox controller ,because the battery packs i got at christmas are white and my son likes his blue controller better and doesn't want a white pack in :roll:
#9
http://www.lidl.co.uk/C1256C790050C7BC/images/GB.09_40713/$file/09_40713_b.jpg
#10
Ive been using the Lidl and Aldi ones for years and the first AAs I bought in 2007 have just died so 2 years of recharging is a bargain for £2. People that say these leak and die quickly are obviously charging them wrong as ive got about 30 AAs and 20 odd AAAs from Lidl and Aldi and they have never leaked or died within one Year of charging.
#11
StonedSte;4297148
Ive been using the Lidl and Aldi ones for years and the first AAs I bought in 2007 have just died so 2 years of recharging is a bargain for £2. People that say these leak and die quickly are obviously charging them wrong as ive got about 30 AAs and 20 odd AAAs from Lidl and Aldi and they have never leaked or died within one Year of charging.


I do accept that there is an element of luck and circumstance - I am no particular fan of branded ones for the reason that they have never performed much different for me, yet some of the best ones I ever had were from 7day shop about 2.5 years ago, and have gone on and on, yet some newer ones form there have failed early!
I don't use a fast charger, so can't comment on the performance of any type with one!

When I say failed, I am also referring to individual batteries, generally they fail as odd ones, not in full sets, hence the value in checking them all after charging, and getting rid of the occasional substandard ones that will not take a charge after a couple of attempts as they drive you mad when a set runs flat prematurely due to one low powered one draining the rest!
#12
don't bother with these **** batteries pay the extra and get some infinity's from vapextech (same as endeloop, hybrios)
#13
Its a positive vote from me, I've got lots of these over the last few years from Aldi and Lidl, and the early ones are now getting to the point where they need to be replaced. I've never had any problems with quality or lifespan, and I've never had one burst or leak. As stonedste said, that sort of damage is usually caused by inappropriate charging, for example regularly leaving them overnight in a quick charger.

The prices are going up though, Aldi added a pound on to theirs a while back. Still far cheaper than any others I've found.

And the post is also good timing, I need some extra AAA's!
#14
I've had bad batteries from Lidl, and would be very sceptical in buying any batteries of any kind from Lidl.
#15
I notice they are also doing the intelligent charger. Anyone had any experience with these?
#16
slimy31;4300473
Its a positive vote from me, I've got lots of these over the last few years from Aldi and Lidl, and the early ones are now getting to the point where they need to be replaced. I've never had any problems with quality or lifespan, and I've never had one burst or leak. As stonedste said, that sort of damage is usually caused by inappropriate charging, for example regularly leaving them overnight in a quick charger.

The prices are going up though, Aldi added a pound on to theirs a while back. Still far cheaper than any others I've found.

And the post is also good timing, I need some extra AAA's!


As the previous poster has said... get some eneloop/hybrio type. You will wonder how you managed with this type!
#17
cpg;4300713
I notice they are also doing the intelligent charger. Anyone had any experience with these?


There is a separate thread:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=333722
#18
drmsa
to be honest i wont advice you in buying these batteries. They are very quality and last less than a year. They also occasionally leak and will destroy your beloved gadgets! A Negative for me really!


Probably a mistake to use a NiCad charger.
#19
These have certainly gone up in price.
The packs were £1.99 last year, and I bought a 9V for £1.99.
Not voting cold but Aldi offer better value.
#20
Lidl batteries are rubbish. I have bought loads in the past, they leak they discharge far too quick and they're generally best avoided.

Better to spend your money elsewhere.
#21
If these are anything like the last lot I bought from lidl they will be complete rubbish.

They charged 4 times in my fast charger and then died, so make sure you charge them in an slow charger.
#22
zygo;4301089
Probably a mistake to use a NiCad charger.


On the contrary! Usually these old chargers do so REALLY slowly, so it might take a while, but it is hardly going to stress them!
#23
can someone clarify what you can put rechargeable batteries in please as this as always confused me.
In particular i am thinking of PS3 and Wii's as we have both.
Thanks
#24
sorry to sound miserable at your informative posting, as far as my own experience of the ALDI rechargeables (compared to 7day.com) c cells is that they are overrated in terms of capacity, last a few minutes in my radio DAB / fm) compared to others in same equipment.
#25
Goofey's Girl
can someone clarify what you can put rechargeable batteries in please as this as always confused me.
In particular i am thinking of PS3 and Wii's as we have both.
Thanks


I use rechargeables in my wiimotes, they work fine. I also have plans to use them in my Xbox controller once the supplied batteries run out.
#26
Voted hot in the hope that at this price more people will realise that buying disposable batteries is dead money.
I prefer Energiser and Maplin rechargables.
Maplin have some great deals on.
#27
I don't rate these either and I DO know how to charge them, I have 3 quality microprocessor chargers and LOTS NIMH batteries that I've had for 5 years+. The Lidl one's I bought last year all died within 3 or 4 months, they charged far too quickly and of course were far from fully charged. They didn't leak but they were useless.
#28
Goofey's Girl
can someone clarify what you can put rechargeable batteries in please as this as always confused me.
In particular i am thinking of PS3 and Wii's as we have both.
Thanks


Anything that takes the sizes available. The PS3 controller is rechargeable anyway, the official remote could use them though. The Wii controllers could use them no problem. Digital cameras, torches, remote controls, toys etc can all use them, but these are not good batteries from Lidl, you really do get what you pay for. Look on Page 1 of this thread for recommendations.
#30
nihcaj
I currently buy from http://www.vapextech.co.uk/ these are NOT the ordinary ones, get the NEW TECHNOLOGY green colour ones! Also Panasonics from this deal: http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4239724#post4239724 They are not as cheap as these, but the benefits are dramatic, and are as convenient as having disposables. The bigger sizes don't seem to be so available in this type though, although some 9v ones DO exist if you look around, and pay a bit more :-(


There seems to be a bit of confusion on the web with the new technology batteries.

As I understand it, the new ones can also be recharged on standard NiMH chargers. Is this correct, or do I have to buy a specific charger (especially if I go for a Hybrio battery). Are these Panasonics also Hybrio type or are they different? Confused I am!!
#31
designaw;4302315
Voted hot in the hope that at this price more people will realise that buying disposable batteries is dead money.
I prefer Energiser and Maplin rechargables.
Maplin have some great deals on.


Your first sentence is dead right, but where Maplins come into the argument is far off!
I think Maplins must figure among the most expensive source for rechargeables that you could possibly find! :-(

eg. Maplins - AA "no-name" Hybrid £10.99 !!!

Energizer may well be OK, but they are also very premium price too.
#32
mrc112;4303337
There seems to be a bit of confusion on the web with the new technology batteries.

As I understand it, the new ones can also be recharged on standard NiMH chargers. Is this correct, or do I have to buy a specific charger (especially if I go for a Hybrio battery). Are these Panasonics also Hybrio type or are they different? Confused I am!!


I can't understand the problem, as I have said in other threads, for some reason there is confusion over these, and I just can't see where it comes from!

In short:
NiCd - dead as a dodo, don't waste money on them at all, low power, other charging problems

NiMH - the STANDARD type: high power possible, up to 2900 or even 3000mah capacity, best choice for very high power drain, such as photo flash - BUT these lose power over a fairly short time and are often dead in the drawer, meaning you will end up using disposables if you are not very organised, or will need an expensive, battery-damaging high speed charger to charge them quickly.

NiMH the new technology type( aka Eneloop/Infinium/Hybrio/Recycko/Instant) are a little lower power at the moment, say about 2100mah, the same as more basic standard NiMH type, but they charge on any standard charger that can cope with NiMH just the same, but with the added advantage of NOT losing nearly so much power while waiting around to be used: So, in even several months time, they will still work, meaning you are not rushing around looking for live batteries, or having to use expensive and wasteful disposables! A slow charger will do, as you will not be left with dead ones lying around, meaning as long as you charge them before you put them away, they will be fine when you go back to them.
#33
simate
Anything that takes the sizes available. The PS3 controller is rechargeable anyway, the official remote could use them though. The Wii controllers could use them no problem. Digital cameras, torches, remote controls, toys etc can all use them, but these are not good batteries from Lidl, you really do get what you pay for. Look on Page 1 of this thread for recommendations.


Thanks Simate...will get a good quality one and still save money over time.
#34
d1fferent
Good price. Just bought 2x AA 3000 NI-MH of ebay for £3.99. Heat added! :-D



I hate to say - but 3000mAh is likely to be no where near that - as its unlikely more than 2900mAh can be stored in a mass produced AA cell currently.


cpg
I notice they are also doing the intelligent charger. Anyone had any experience with these?



I have bought one for my house - and another for my holiday home.

I have also bought another three for friends who asked me to get them one.

If you can buy the older boxed ones in Lidl the chargers are identical, only the box colour is different - they sell these for £7.50, and if you are in Glasgow then Nitshill and Maryhill branches had them during the week.


Goofey's Girl
can someone clarify what you can put rechargeable batteries in please as this as always confused me.
In particular i am thinking of PS3 and Wii's as we have both.
Thanks



They will work.

They will also work in about 95% of battery powered items.

You need to remember the voltage from rechargeables is only 1.2 so there is a small chance of a problem there - and also they can give out power faster than standard batteries - so may not work with some LED torches (typically the high multi LED type).


MR GUS
sorry to sound miserable at your informative posting, as far as my own experience of the ALDI rechargeables (compared to 7day.com) c cells is that they are overrated in terms of capacity, last a few minutes in my radio DAB / fm) compared to others in same equipment.



But this deal is LIDL and not ALDI!!!!!!!! :whistling:
#35
ibiza;4306815
I hate to say - but 3000mAh is likely to be no where near that - as its unlikely more than 2900mAh can be stored in a mass produced AA cell currently.


Yeah, probably true enough... I only have a few 2900mah ones myself anyway, and find very little difference over say ones of about 2500 or 2600 anyway!
That's why the lower output of the 2100mah Instant/Hybrio type is no great drawback really, the improvement and convenience completely balances out the slight drop in overall power
#36
AA are 2500mAh
AAA are 900mAh
C are 4000mAh
D none left in the three shops I was in
PP3 200mAh
#37



Most shops were still carrying stock from the last lot, AND the identical one in the more grey box that they are still selling for £7.50ish
#38
ibiza;4381704
Most shops were still carrying stock from the last lot, AND the identical one in the more grey box that they are still selling for £7.50ish


As also discussed in:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=333722
#39
Can I just add to the debate and say where people are claiming they paid less for aa's- are they comparing like with like? These are 2500 mAh spec not 900 or 1100 or 2100.

Also I've not seen as cheep C or D size retail anywhere.

I bought the old charger for 8.99 in Hayes. Tons of stock as well as the new more expensive (12.99) one.

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