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Car Battery Charger £13.99 instore @ Lidl

£13.99 @ LIDL
anyone miss out on the aldi one, lidl have their car stuff today. Read More
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6m, 1w agoFound 6 months, 1 week ago
anyone miss out on the aldi one, lidl have their car stuff today.
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#1
Thx
#2
is this suitable for charging quad bike batteries ?
1 Like #3
dimuc
is this suitable for charging quad bike batteries ?


if its 6v or 12v yes. you can also leave it charging constantly, to keep it charged.
it usually gets posted when its available so loads of info on previous postings.

Edited By: shadey12 on Jan 15, 2017 08:50: addition
#4
thanks for the car stuff reminder ,
I'll get some wiper blades and bulbs
#5
..Aldi do reduce these, if your near an Aldi, may be worth popping in, my local had them yesterday at £10.99...but have seen as low as £6.99...
Not sure on quality, but usual 3 years of warranty, can't really go wrong
#6
Would these be OK for a Battery on a 1.9 Diesel Car does anyone know ?
#7
Smarty121
Would these be OK for a Battery on a 1.9 Diesel Car does anyone know ?
YES
#8
This will be a white-good rebranding, does anybody know which one it is? The most important part is how fast it charges and it doesn't say.
#9
Approximately how long does it take to charge a flat battery?
#10
Quite a slow output voltage. Think it read max 3.8a so will take a good 24hrs plus to fully charge a decent sized car battery. Personally would spend a bit more for one with a higher rated output. Plenty circa 20/25 quid on amazon. Maypole to a 12v output with fast charge which is pretty good. Not sure if amazon was also still doing 15% off first car product orders.

Edited By: tolester on Jan 15, 2017 10:47: .
1 Like #11
Doesn't the alternator charge the battery whilst the car is running anyway?
3 Likes #12
I've had 2 of these over the past 5 or 6 years both failed after 2 years after a handful of uses. Would never buy again.....
2 Likes #13
Nice find op,slow charge is best for battery life, heat added :)
3 Likes #14
gari189
I've had 2 of these over the past 5 or 6 years both failed after 2 years after a handful of uses. Would never buy again.....


they come with a 3 year guarantee, I've had the aldi and lidl version of this for about 5 years with no problems, use them both regularly for motorhome.
2 Likes #15
ziezou
Doesn't the alternator charge the battery whilst the car is running anyway?
Yes. Got to get it running first!!!!
#16
compadre
ziezou
Doesn't the alternator charge the battery whilst the car is running anyway?
Yes. Got to get it running first!!!!
Will this jump start a car then?
#17
ziezou
compadre
ziezou
Doesn't the alternator charge the battery whilst the car is running anyway?
Yes. Got to get it running first!!!!
Will this jump start a car then?
No. It's a charger.
I have one and it works well. It will not recover a really dead battery, some of the chargers claim that they will. Then again this is cheap.
1 Like #18
shadey12
gari189
I've had 2 of these over the past 5 or 6 years both failed after 2 years after a handful of uses. Would never buy again.....
they come with a 3 year guarantee, I've had the aldi and lidl version of this for about 5 years with no problems, use them both regularly for motorhome.

The product needs to be reliable. If my car has an unexpected battery problem, I need the charger to get the car going.
The guarantee is of very low importance at that point, since Lidl/Aldi are not going to send a drone out with a replacement charger on 1 hour delivery.

My basic 30 year old 4A charger still works, however the mains supply voltage has been cut from 240 to 230v, which means the output voltage is down.
So I purchased the most basic Ring branded 6A charger I could find, on the basis there is less to go wrong.
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jaizan
shadey12
gari189
I've had 2 of these over the past 5 or 6 years both failed after 2 years after a handful of uses. Would never buy again.....
they come with a 3 year guarantee, I've had the aldi and lidl version of this for about 5 years with no problems, use them both regularly for motorhome.

The product needs to be reliable. If my car has an unexpected battery problem, I need the charger to get the car going.
The guarantee is of very low importance at that point, since Lidl/Aldi are not going to send a drone out with a replacement charger on 1 hour delivery.

My basic 30 year old 4A charger still works, however the mains supply voltage has been cut from 240 to 230v, which means the output voltage is down.
So I purchased the most basic Ring branded 6A charger I could find, on the basis there is less to go wrong.


i was replying to someone who said theirs had failed after 2 years and pointing out I had used a lidl and a aldi one for roughly 5 years with no problem. neither of these would be suitable if you have a flat battery and your in a rush, the one you mention wouldn't either in that situation.
if your wanting to start a completely dead battery in a hurry you need something like the lidl one I posted a while back at £35 which does the job, the equivalent at amazon costs way more. it charges at 12amp and boosts 75amp.
these chargers are designed to slow charge and maintain batteries not get you going with a dead battery quickly.

Edited By: shadey12 on Jan 15, 2017 12:23: add
#20
I have one they will not charge a dead battery.I had an alternator short out inside and totally flattened the battery,Left it on charge overnight and nothing still dead.Jumped the car off and drove around for 20 minutes and the battery was fine.I wouldn't buy another one better with the old type.
#21
ziezou
Doesn't the alternator charge the battery whilst the car is running anyway?
Yes, but if you leave parking lights interior lights phone charger radio on by mistake without your engine running your battery will be flat in the morning
#22
shadey12
jaizan
shadey12
gari189
I've had 2 of these over the past 5 or 6 years both failed after 2 years after a handful of uses. Would never buy again.....
they come with a 3 year guarantee, I've had the aldi and lidl version of this for about 5 years with no problems, use them both regularly for motorhome.
The product needs to be reliable. If my car has an unexpected battery problem, I need the charger to get the car going.
The guarantee is of very low importance at that point, since Lidl/Aldi are not going to send a drone out with a replacement charger on 1 hour delivery.

My basic 30 year old 4A charger still works, however the mains supply voltage has been cut from 240 to 230v, which means the output voltage is down.
So I purchased the most basic Ring branded 6A charger I could find, on the basis there is less to go wrong.

i was replying to someone who said theirs had failed after 2 years and pointing out I had used a lidl and a aldi one for roughly 5 years with no problem. neither of these would be suitable if you have a flat battery and your in a rush, the one you mention wouldn't either in that situation.
if your wanting to start a completely dead battery in a hurry you need something like the lidl one I posted a while back at £35 which does the job, the equivalent at amazon costs way more. it charges at 12amp and boosts 75amp.
these chargers are designed to slow charge and maintain batteries not get you going with a dead battery quickly.
I have a very big jump starter, it works every time, it's called, my other car.
I have had 2 of these battery chargers 3 to 4 years now, they have been used loads of times, they are well built and good quality. If you use them as per the instructions they will do what they were made for. If mine broke I would buy another one. Great for the price. Lidl often have an equivalent. Thanks for posting, heat.
1 Like #23
ziezou
Doesn't the alternator charge the battery whilst the car is running anyway?
It does but if you make lots of short journeys, especially during the winter months, the battery generally discharges faster than it can be charged. To fully charge a car battery using the engine would probably need around 7 hours of the engine running. When a car battery's charge level falls below around 25%, sulfation occurs on the internal plates, essentially the battery starts to eat itself. This is what kills batteries and why what generally happens is people get a flat battery, they jump start it. All seems fine for a few weeks then the battery dies completely. After you've done a jump start, unless you go on like a 5 hour journey, it is essential you charge the battery with one of these chargers. Otherwise you'll need a new battery within a few weeks, or be stranded again. It is a good idea over the winter to charge your battery a couple of times with one of these. You can measure the state of charge with a volt meter, if you aim to keep your battery above about 12.5v (check it a few hours after last being driven) then your battery should last for many more years.
1 Like #24
gari189
I've had 2 of these over the past 5 or 6 years both failed after 2 years after a handful of uses. Would never buy again.....

More fool you should have taken them back as they are warrantied for 3 years.
#25
I use 2 of these 24/7 for 3 years with no issues at all. The one they are selling now has an actual voltage display so I will go and grab the new variant.
#26
compadre
ziezou
compadre
ziezou
Doesn't the alternator charge the battery whilst the car is running anyway?
Yes. Got to get it running first!!!!
Will this jump start a car then?
No. It's a charger.
I have one and it works well. It will not recover a really dead battery, some of the chargers claim that they will. Then again this is cheap.


I bought one from lidl recently for around this price and looks like the same one.

That most certainly does charge a flat battery. It has a pulse setting and it saved me having to buy a new battery. Absolutely brilliant.

Is slow, took over 24 hours to sort it out and then charge but was brilliant
1 Like #27
tallphilc
gari189
I've had 2 of these over the past 5 or 6 years both failed after 2 years after a handful of uses. Would never buy again.....
More fool you should have taken them back as they are warrantied for 3 years.
I was aware about the warranty. The first died after 3 years, the second after about two but a warranty doesn't charge a battery and on the odd occasion I needed to use it, I needed it to work. Mucking about with refunds didn't solve my battery problem - it was more the inconvenience factor rather than loss of money I was bothered about.

They offer a lot for the money which is why I bought a second. But with two failing I would have been a fool to buy a third.

Edited By: gari189 on Jan 15, 2017 14:59
#28
£17.99 in Northern Ireland :/
1 Like #29
It's £13.99 with 3 year warranty, what other car charger can you get for for under £14 with a 3 year warranty
#30
onamission100
It's £13.99 with 3 year warranty, what other car charger can you get for for under £14 with a 3 year warranty

one that is more reliable than this one
#31
I have one of these. It errors on a completely flat battery which makes it a bit useless.
#32
SFconvert
It does but if you make lots of short journeys, especially during the winter months, the battery generally discharges faster than it can be charged.

My journey to work is 2.5 miles. The battery maintains it's charge and lasts for years.

Of course, some people make silly 0.5mile journeys, even when the weather is nice & they might benefit from walking. I guess the really short journeys might cause problems for the health of the battery & the health of the driver.



Edited By: jaizan on Jan 15, 2017 20:00
#33
Picked up the battery / alternator tester today for £2.99, what a steal. Oh how I could have done with this in my toolbox years ago. Lidl specials are great for showing me things to buy that I never knew I needed in the first place!
#34
gari189
I've had 2 of these over the past 5 or 6 years both failed after 2 years after a handful of uses. Would never buy again.....

Not sure what the problem is. I've had two of these at two locations for a number of years (4 or 5) and I swear by them. They give a lovely slow charge and keep my lesser used vehicles topped up nicely.
#35
18 quid at the lidl local to me in belfast!!
#36
konraddrozdz
£17.99 in Northern Ireland :/


yep I know, we always get the shaft in northern ireland :(
#37
scrotesmd
konraddrozdz
£17.99 in Northern Ireland :/
yep I know, we always get the shaft in northern ireland :(

yes, its as if there are additional costs to get things over there or something, how unexpected.
1 Like #38
SFconvert
ziezou
Doesn't the alternator charge the battery whilst the car is running anyway?
It does but if you make lots of short journeys, especially during the winter months, the battery generally discharges faster than it can be charged. To fully charge a car battery using the engine would probably need around 7 hours of the engine running. When a car battery's charge level falls below around 25%, sulfation occurs on the internal plates, essentially the battery starts to eat itself. This is what kills batteries and why what generally happens is people get a flat battery, they jump start it. All seems fine for a few weeks then the battery dies completely. After you've done a jump start, unless you go on like a 5 hour journey, it is essential you charge the battery with one of these chargers. Otherwise you'll need a new battery within a few weeks, or be stranded again. It is a good idea over the winter to charge your battery a couple of times with one of these. You can measure the state of charge with a volt meter, if you aim to keep your battery above about 12.5v (check it a few hours after last being driven) then your battery should last for many more years.
This all good information apart from your timings. Where are you getting 7 hours from :o

Change that to about an hour max. And any trip longer than say 10minutes will enough to replace the charge you used to start it. Unless you literally go a mile or less everytime you drive you are fine not worrying about flat batteries if it's relatively new. Cheap ones generally start dying every 3-4 years.

These products are for when you've left stuff on, or you don't drive your car for weeks/months at a time. Anything else and your car or battery has something wrong with it. If you're driving so little it does not get enough charge you should be walking!
#39
Would not leave this powered for longer than needed, unless the house value dropped to much recently.

Edited By: Krizzo3 on Jan 15, 2017 21:12
#40
Krizzo3
Would not leave this powered for longer than needed, unless the house value dropped to much recently.


have had this and the aldi one plugged in for days, they are designed to do this.

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