1.5Ah 18v Lithium Ion battery for Guild, Worx, Erbauer, Titan, JCB(?), Wickes(?), etc.  Just £14.99 (reduced from £19.99 and cheapest seen).  At Argos.
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1.5Ah 18v Lithium Ion battery for Guild, Worx, Erbauer, Titan, JCB(?), Wickes(?), etc. Just £14.99 (reduced from £19.99 and cheapest seen). At Argos.

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Found 7th JanEdited by:"Besford"
Expired as this is reduced even further:
hotukdeals.com/dea…987

I have various Guild (Argos, used to be Homebase too) and Worx branded tools which take this 18v Li-ion battery fitment and I know it is also compatible with Erbauer, Titan and I think JCB and Wickes own brand, probably others too (please check). Note: Worx call theirs 20v max or something but it's the same battery - that's marketing guff as voltage is not precise on these rechargeables.

Currently a fiver off the Guild branded 1.5Ah at Argos so just £14.99, which is the lowest I've ever seen this size. They claim to use high quality branded cells (Samsung) and my experience supports this as they have outlasted my Ryobi ones which cost far more. 2 year guarantee!

If you need a larger capacity I see Screwfix currently have the 2.0Ah Erbauer branded one reduced to £18.99 screwfix.com/p/e…52g.
Edit: seems to have gone back to £22.99 now!

Always worth having a spare, charged battery on hand when you're doing a job and at this price it's worth grabbing a couple. 1.5Ah is great on a drill as it's light and drills are not too demanding. With something like a circular saw you'd be better with a larger capacity battery though this one will do the job for a few minutes if necessary.

If you're looking for a drill too you might want to look at this Titan one in Screwfix: it comes with 2x1.5Ah batteries (£30 value at Argos price) so for an additional £25 quid you get the drill, charger and a case. Professionals may scoff (though not all of them!) but for your average DIYer these are great tools which won't break the bank!
screwfix.com/p/t…08p

If you know for sure any other brands which take this battery please post for the benefit of others.
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Good to know these fit other brands as I got the Worx 20v strimmer from Homebase last week.
mattclarkie3 m ago

Good to know these fit other brands as I got the Worx 20v strimmer from …Good to know these fit other brands as I got the Worx 20v strimmer from Homebase last week.


Me too and I posted that deal at £30. I think they were 2.0Ah x2 so a fantastic price but all gone now. I've already tried the Worx batteries on a Guild drill and it works perfectly.
Edited by: "Besford" 7th Jan
Good price and nice that it works on other 'brands'
spannerzone3 m ago

Good price and nice that it works on other 'brands'


Yep, probably all come out of the same Chinese factory(?) but who cares as they're good tools. The unique fitments from so many other brands are really annoying: protects their ability to charge excessive prices for branded batteries I suppose. Now, if only the Lidl/Aldi tools used these ones!
This looks identical to the one on my Parkside drill from lidl. Will it not fit?

Suppose I could pick one up and return if it doesn't.
beefy7654 m ago

This looks identical to the one on my Parkside drill from lidl. Will it …This looks identical to the one on my Parkside drill from lidl. Will it not fit?Suppose I could pick one up and return if it doesn't.


I'd like to think you're right but I fear they are similar, not identical. Let us know though as I'd go for one of the Parkside sabre saws next Sunday if it would take these batteries.
Edited by: "Besford" 7th Jan
I'm picking one up on the way to work in the morning. I'll take my drill and try it while I'm there.
I'm advised that storing these batteries at extremes of temperature shortens their life - makes sense as they work on a chemical reaction. Anyway, I've started bringing the batteries from my workshop and garden tools into the house during these cold months just in case (the batteries for my Bosch lawnmower are well over £100 to replace!). 'Management' doesn't like it but it seems the best thing to do. I also wonder what is the best state to store them in when not in use - new ones seem always to come part charged from the factory - is that the best way to extend their life?

Can anyone with appropriate technical knowledge confirm?
Does anyone know if this fits Einhell X-Change tools? Here's a typical picture of one 33009921-V3xsY.jpgThough I saw that Lidl are doing a DIY special on Sunday, 14th January...20V battery, though, and with charger at £16.99 (some, but not all, Parkside items are Einhell). Same with (some) Aldi tools.33009921-TM5JV.jpg
Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Jan
louiselouise13 m ago

Does anyone know if this fits Einhell X-Change tools? Here's a typical …Does anyone know if this fits Einhell X-Change tools? Here's a typical picture of one [Image] Though I saw that Lidl are doing a DIY special on Sunday, 14th January...20V battery, though, and with charger at £16.99 (some, but not all, Parkside items are Einhell). Same with (some) Aldi tools.[Image]


Looks very similar doesn't it! However, the differences can be as little as the pins they use in the electrical connector so I suspect the only way to be sure is to try one. Take a battery (or tool) into the store when they're on sale maybe?
The 18v/20v difference is probably unimportant - like WORX they probably put '20v' on what others call '18v'.
Edited by: "Besford" 7th Jan
louiselouise56 m ago

Does anyone know if this fits Einhell X-Change tools? Here's a typical …Does anyone know if this fits Einhell X-Change tools? Here's a typical picture of one [Image] Though I saw that Lidl are doing a DIY special on Sunday, 14th January...20V battery, though, and with charger at £16.99 (some, but not all, Parkside items are Einhell). Same with (some) Aldi tools.[Image]


is there a link please? cannot find anything about
Besford1 h, 31 m ago

I'm advised that storing these batteries at extremes of temperature …I'm advised that storing these batteries at extremes of temperature shortens their life - makes sense as they work on a chemical reaction. Anyway, I've started bringing the batteries from my workshop and garden tools into the house during these cold months just in case (the batteries for my Bosch lawnmower are well over £100 to replace!). 'Management' doesn't like it but it seems the best thing to do. I also wonder what is the best state to store them in when not in use - new ones seem always to come part charged from the factory - is that the best way to extend their life?Can anyone with appropriate technical knowledge confirm?



trickle charge from time to time and always keep them in a normal warmer temperature. The problem was with older cadmium one, they did not last that long especially on the cheap drills. The best charger for that would be the lower powered one and not the quick one, same rule should apply when normally charging but obviously we always want the quick charge,lol
Edited by: "miaomiaobaubau" 7th Jan
miaomiaobaubau16 m ago

is there a link please? cannot find anything about



A link about..what? Discussions about Einhell and their rebrands are all over DIY forums.

As for the Lidl specials, it's too soon for 14th January Special Deals to be uploaded on their website, but I'll happily take pictures of ALL the DIY Specials coming up, if anyone is curious. (See the tabs "This Week" and "Coming Up" here lidl.co.uk/en/…htm

The picture above is mine, from their in store catalogue which I picked up last night.
Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Jan
louiselouise1 m ago

A link about..what?



the batteries with the charger on sale on the 14th of January. the one in the pictures
Here's the (Lidl) DIY Special Offers on 14th January, from the aforementioned leaflet:
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Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Jan
Besford4 h, 4 m ago

I'm advised that storing these batteries at extremes of temperature …I'm advised that storing these batteries at extremes of temperature shortens their life - makes sense as they work on a chemical reaction. Anyway, I've started bringing the batteries from my workshop and garden tools into the house during these cold months just in case (the batteries for my Bosch lawnmower are well over £100 to replace!). 'Management' doesn't like it but it seems the best thing to do. I also wonder what is the best state to store them in when not in use - new ones seem always to come part charged from the factory - is that the best way to extend their life?Can anyone with appropriate technical knowledge confirm?


I'm sure I've read for maximum life, you should store lithium batteries at low temperature (not sure if you should allow them to go below 0 C), and ideally with a 40 - 50 % charge if they won't be used for a while. I know you should charge them around room temperature, and when you charge, or use them in cold conditions they deliver less capacity.


This has a bit about temperature:- batteryuniversity.com/lea…ies
Edited by: "melted" 7th Jan
Have a Workx drill and good to know a virtual standard battery fitment, can only dream of the day when stuff becomes standardised across all makes for batteries etc... can only dream.
louiselouise3 h, 40 m ago

Does anyone know if this fits Einhell X-Change tools? Here's a typical …Does anyone know if this fits Einhell X-Change tools? Here's a typical picture of one [Image] Though I saw that Lidl are doing a DIY special on Sunday, 14th January...20V battery, though, and with charger at £16.99 (some, but not all, Parkside items are Einhell). Same with (some) Aldi tools.[Image]



Here's the online pdf... lidl-flyer.com/en-…384
Edited by: "morrig" 7th Jan
Besford4 h, 17 m ago

I'm advised that storing these batteries at extremes of temperature …I'm advised that storing these batteries at extremes of temperature shortens their life - makes sense as they work on a chemical reaction. Anyway, I've started bringing the batteries from my workshop and garden tools into the house during these cold months just in case (the batteries for my Bosch lawnmower are well over £100 to replace!). 'Management' doesn't like it but it seems the best thing to do. I also wonder what is the best state to store them in when not in use - new ones seem always to come part charged from the factory - is that the best way to extend their life?Can anyone with appropriate technical knowledge confirm?



Can store them in cold temperatures without issue, I have lots of Lithium batteries for RC vehicles and store them outside year round, lots of people store them in freezers if they won't be used for a while as it slows the battery drain even more, that seems a bit drastic for me though.
melted1 h, 15 m ago

I'm sure I've read for maximum life, you should store lithium batteries at …I'm sure I've read for maximum life, you should store lithium batteries at low temperature (not sure if you should allow them to go below 0 C), and ideally with a 40 - 50 % charge if they won't be used for a while. I know you should charge them around room temperature, and when you charge, or use them in cold conditions they deliver less capacity.This has a bit about temperature:- http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/how_to_prolong_lithium_based_batteries



dcx_badass53 m ago

Can store them in cold temperatures without issue, I have lots of Lithium …Can store them in cold temperatures without issue, I have lots of Lithium batteries for RC vehicles and store them outside year round, lots of people store them in freezers if they won't be used for a while as it slows the battery drain even more, that seems a bit drastic for me though.


Great, thanks both. Back in the lady's good books then!
I did note on one battery label it indicated max temp 30c but no min so that supports this feedback too.

Also very useful to learn that running them down to minimum before charging isn't a good idea. As there's no memory effect with Li-ion it's better to recharge them earlier, but not to full if they're going to be stored for a while. Almost impossible to do this all the time but helps to know. I've been getting this wrong with my new Li-ion toothbrush too! At the end of the day they are fairly cheap batteries I suppose (but not my Bosch 36v ones!).
Edited by: "Besford" 7th Jan
morrig32 m ago

Here's the online pdf... …Here's the online pdf... https://www.lidl-flyer.com/en-GB/?_ga=2.63890536.670603532.1515338220-947110319.1513359384#/9206de40-f09e-11e7-8b51-005056ab0fb6/locale/en-GB/view/flyer/page/18



I was trying to find an online pdf...thanks better quality than my photos
Edited by: "louiselouise" 7th Jan
there's already a thread with all the info on the Lidl Parkside batteries including a link to get the 3ah batteries delivered.

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is it worth paying the extra and getting the Screwfix higher capacity one?
forcedv20 m ago

is it worth paying the extra and getting the Screwfix higher capacity one?


Impossible to answer without knowing what you want it for. If it's for the ocassional bit of DIY use on a drill I'd say go for this one as it's lighter and still gives lots of use on a drill. If you want to use it more heavily without recharging then the 2.0Ah one from Screwfix may be worth the extra fiver (or consider getting 2x the 1.5Ah so you can always have a charged one handy?). If you want to use it regularly on higher drain items like a circular saw without frequent changing/charging they will both work but you may be better with an even bigger one (there's a 4.0Ah one from Screwfix for around £60 but that's really not a great price).
Edited by: "Besford" 7th Jan
Thanks for the info.
Recently picked up a Worx driver without a battery from Argos for £19.99 for the odd jobs round the house.
Will go for the £15 Argos battery then.
louiselouise7th Jan

Does anyone know if this fits Einhell X-Change tools? Here's a typical …Does anyone know if this fits Einhell X-Change tools? Here's a typical picture of one [Image] Though I saw that Lidl are doing a DIY special on Sunday, 14th January...20V battery, though, and with charger at £16.99 (some, but not all, Parkside items are Einhell). Same with (some) Aldi tools.[Image]


no they don't fit - I have the Worx/Erbauer batteries and they have 4 contacts on the top. The Einhell tools have 5.
lilbeastie15 m ago

no they don't fit - I have the Worx/Erbauer batteries and they have 4 …no they don't fit - I have the Worx/Erbauer batteries and they have 4 contacts on the top. The Einhell tools have 5.



Thanks very much. Wondering if the Lidl option is worth looking at. Might take my Einhell gadget along on the 14th.
Picked up this Guild 1.5Ah.
It's just as chunky and heavy as a regular Worx 2Ah.
Might take it back and try my luck with the Lidl Parkside (if it fits).
Edited by: "forcedv" 9th Jan
Hi. Do the Lidl battery and charger work with worx and guild drivers?
rab416922 m ago

Hi. Do the Lidl battery and charger work with worx and guild drivers?


See 'lilbeastie' above.
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