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LIDL Tronic intelligent Delta V battery charger - £8.99

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Lidl intelligent Delta V charger :- independently charge 1-6 AA /AAA cells, 1-4 C/D cells, or 1-2 9v PP3. Batteries not included. £8.99 Available from the 15th of July.
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Lidl intelligent Delta V charger :- independently charge 1-6 AA /AAA cells, 1-4 C/D cells, or 1-2 9v PP3.

Batteries not included.

£8.99

Available from the 15th of July.
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#1
Good price for this excellent charger. Paid £12.99 for the same last year.
#2
Nice price, bought one last year best charger I've used
#3
I too have one.
It is excellent.
#4
Cracking charger, I have the same unit too. Added heat
#5
Yep very pleased with mine from 2-3yrs ago (definitely at a higher price then too) - tremendous flexibility with the 6 regular charging bays and the 2 9V ones.

MKD
#6
Balls! They haven't got them in my local store :o(
#7
inside101
Balls! Thay haven't got them in my local store :o(
...until the 15th if you read the post.
#8
brilly
inside101
Balls! They haven't got them in my local store :o(
...until the 15th if you read the post.

Yep, I read it but my local store don't have it from the 15th - it's not on their list.
#9
how long on average does it take to charge a couple of aa's with this anyone know ?
#10
inside101
brilly
inside101
Balls! They haven't got them in my local store :o(
...until the 15th if you read the post.
Yep, I read it but my local store don't have it from the 15th - it's not on their list.
hmm not on my ones either lol :)

ijwia
how long on average does it take to charge a couple of aa's with this anyone know ?
3-4 hours
#11
Does it charge norrnal batteries?
#12
inside101
Balls! They haven't got them in my local store :o(


It's under the 'Car Essentials' section for some reason. Did you look there?

The charger looks good. Does it have a discharge feature?

EDIT : Apparently it does have a discharge feature (possibly compulsory?) http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tronic-battery-charger-was-12-99-no/364450?page=1 One or two reporting issues but on the whole positive. Looks better than a lot of chargers that come up on here.
#13
It is a good charger, but don't buy the Tronic batteries, their stated capacity is massively overrated. I've had problems with some of the Tronic batteries using this - it says they're dud (flashes red) but if you force charge them through a standard cakky timed charger you can make them work again.
#14
Searcher2

The charger looks good. Does it have a discharge feature?

EDIT : Apparently it does have a discharge feature (possibly compulsory?) http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tronic-battery-charger-was-12-99-no/364450?page=1 One or two reporting issues but on the whole positive. Looks better than a lot of chargers that come up on here.

Yes, it does an automatic discharge on partially drained cells, I must admit I'd prefer it if it was a manual feature instead.
#15
That is a big charger!
#16
when you put a battery in this charger, you first get an indication of it's state of charge
red=less than 20% orange=20%-80% green=80%+
then, the charger shows you with indicator lights what it's doing. it will either charge directly, or perform a refresh - i.e. drain the battery then charge it. you also are informed again by LED lights when the charge is done, at which point the charger goes onto trickle and you can leave the batteries in indefinately.
it seems to be a fairly quick charger - about four hours for the very high capacity AA's my wife uses in her camera.
I'm very pleased with mine.
the only possible issue I've had is with rechargeable batteries that have been flattened VERY comprehensively, like being left in a child's toy for many months. then, the charger seems to reject them outright as not being suitable for charge. oh, and I've tried alkalines in it and it sometimes will charge them and sometimes not. good luck!
#17
johnnyshuttle
Does it charge norrnal batteries?


If you want a possible explosion!
#18
jaffacake

the only possible issue I've had is with rechargeable batteries that have been flattened VERY comprehensively, like being left in a child's toy for many months. then, the charger seems to reject them outright as not being suitable for charge. oh, and I've tried alkalines in it and it sometimes will charge them and sometimes not. good luck!


This appears to be a common problem with some chargers. I read somewhere that it is caused by the charger checking that you have not put the battery in the wrong way round. A completely flat battery fails the test. The solution I follow is to put the offending battery in a less fussy charger for a few minutes to put enough charge in the battery. It will then charge OK in the strict charger.

BTW I have the LIDL charger and the new low price makes it a very good deal. The main benefits are the single cell charging and support for PP3 batteries. Incidentally, the LIDL price for PP3 rechargeables is normally very competitive.
#19
I was after this charger for a while... but like many couldn't get it.... in the end I stumped up the cash for one of these

http://www.batterylogic.co.uk/technoline/technoline-BL700.asp

It's fantastic and has given some of my older batteries a new lease of life! Don't regret it one bit... plus battery logic have always been good to get batteries from.
#20
my store's got them, I am hoping to pick one up on Thursday, they've also got the silvercrest noise cancelling headphones for £12.99, are they any good ?
#21
I bought several of these chargers for a £1 each...

Every so often where I live theres a 4 day sale at a warehouse which sells stuff from Lidl and they have ranges from 50p, £1, £3, £5 & £10..

These chargers are always in the £1 section.. Yes the boxes are a bit tatty but the chargers are brand new..

By the way im in the Walsall area, West Midlands
#22
Duelling Duck
It is a good charger, but don't buy the Tronic batteries, their stated capacity is massively overrated. I've had problems with some of the Tronic batteries using this - it says they're dud (flashes red) but if you force charge them through a standard cakky timed charger you can make them work again.


If you get a 'dud' light it is worth leaving the battery to cool off for a while, wiping the contacts and trying again in another slot.
I have had various brands reject like this, olly to charge up fine later.
I've also found that the Tronic batteries are a bit flaky and not very long lived.
#23
Gez777
Duelling Duck
It is a good charger, but don't buy the Tronic batteries, their stated capacity is massively overrated. I've had problems with some of the Tronic batteries using this - it says they're dud (flashes red) but if you force charge them through a standard cakky timed charger you can make them work again.


If you get a 'dud' light it is worth leaving the battery to cool off for a while, wiping the contacts and trying again in another slot.
I have had various brands reject like this, only to charge up fine later.
I've also found that the Tronic batteries are a bit flaky and not very long lived.
#24
Gez777

I've also found that the Tronic batteries are a bit flaky and not very long lived.


Agreed the charger is good but the Tronic brand batteries are beyond awful, failing to charge after just a few uses, and whatever you do don't try using Tronic batteries in a 1 hour fast charger as they die horribly. I wouldn't waste your money on the lidl batteries.
#25
DRAMBUI
I bought several of these chargers for a £1 each...

Every so often where I live theres a 4 day sale at a warehouse which sells stuff from Lidl and they have ranges from 50p, £1, £3, £5 & £10..

These chargers are always in the £1 section.. Yes the boxes are a bit tatty but the chargers are brand new..

By the way im in the Walsall area, West Midlands

Hi Mate,
Where's this warehouse as Iive in walsall to and love bargains!
#26
h0220
Your text herecould get this for the same price delivered, has manual discharging and cables for car, usb and mains

how did u get this delivered?
#27
Yomanda
johnnyshuttle
Does it charge norrnal batteries?


If you want a possible explosion!


Actually I have a 10 year old charger (delta V / power levels and voltage displayed on lcd etc..) that is specifically designed to charge Alkaline as well as NiMh batteries!!! I have never had a charger that came close to this as far as performance is concerned as long as alkalines are about 80% they charge well to 1.5V upto about 10 times. The only negative sides is it takes on average 15 hours to charge NiMh / nicad and more for alkaline, and doesn't do PP3.
I still have some Uniross NiCad RX6+ 650mA/h batteries that show poor power levels (to be expected) but still charge and work to this day!!! They must be more than 12 years old!
I think it's secret is a combination of micro-controlled delta-v with LOW CURRENT and LONG COOL charge times (batteries never warm to more than body temperature and rarely as hot as that!) that have kept my batteries in good stead.
#28
Rudz
h0220
Your text herecould get this for the same price delivered, has manual discharging and cables for car, usb and mains


how did u get this delivered?


7dayshop.com has free delivery on everything, it is a different charger however but is still a "smart" charger and has more cables
#29
On our second one of these (the first died after a couple of months but replaced no problem under warranty). As already noted, it's a bit fussy about some batteries. There was speculation on one of the photo forums a while back that this is exactly the same as a £40+ Ansmann model....
#30
bargain seems though i bought one from lidl last week and it cost me £13.99
#31
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/battery-charger-from-lidl-12-70-inc/321336

Go to page 20 for a few pics and comparisons between this and the ansmann charger.
1 Like #32
Bit of a delayed responce, and I couldnt find the original thread regarding the comparison of this charger to the Ansmann, so thought I would post it here instead.

Own an Ansmann energy 8 and bought the lidl charger purely out of curiosity to compare.

Heres a few pictures

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w254/devils_advicate/P1040506.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w254/devils_advicate/P1040507.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w254/devils_advicate/P1040508.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w254/devils_advicate/P1040509.jpg

http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w254/devils_advicate/P1040512.jpg


Can confirm that the chargind pins are identical! Also they have a very unusual set up the same as the Ansmann. So either copied or using the same parts.

Plugs/cable etc seem to be different. Plastics used are similar, as are colours and print.

THe CE etc signs are same on the back, although the Ansmann seems to have an extra one for the USA as well as CE, TUV etc

THeir capabilites seem identical, and their use of power (using Lidl power meter) Are also identical.

Although the programme they use (shown by the blinking lights) Is very similar although not Identical. Their battery checks at beginning are performed differently with different lights flashing, and power used at this stage is different.

The stiffness of the springs on the Lidl charger are also alot stiffer than the Ansmann.

Ansmann charger has a removeable power cord whereas Lidl one is fixed into place. Ansmann comes with a variety of different plugs, Lidl just a UK plug.

Unfortunately I dont want to open them up to compare the insides as they both have remaining warranty and would liek to keep it this way. Cannot compare screws used on Lidll charger either as they are hidden. Lidl charger also uses sponge feet where as Ansmann does not.

Sorry dont really have much of a conclusion. They do seem very similar, a bit too similar for Ansmann not to notice, so maybe are made under license from Ansmann. They do slightly differ in terms of flashing different lights at start, but other than that seem to be the same.
#33
@devils_advicate the screws will be under sponge feet, which will be stuck down. I think you should be able to pull both units apart without leaving any evidence but obviously that would depend whether there is a void sticker and on your confidence.
I personally doubt they will be made by the same manufacturer but I have seen similar things happen before!
#34
Just got their leaflet out. Says it will be £15....
#35
h0220
Your text here

could get this for the same price delivered, has manual discharging and cables for car, usb and mains


I had this delivered by 7dayshop last week but it didnt work. Sent back and got refund. Maybe it was just a dud. Did notice it got extremely hot and buzzed. Just nothing on the LCD display. Does your working one get really hot? Thought the build quality was a bit flimsy. Havent ruled out ordering another though.
#36
I have been after the speedy box on 7dayshop (£14.99) but stock has been on order for a few weeks now, so decided to get one of these today and although it doesn't look as nice as the speedbox, it has the same functions and cheaper! Had 5 in the Ramsgate store when I left. Am waiting for some rechargeable batteries to try it out now. :) Thanks OP.

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