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4 Varta AA Ready To Use 2100mAh Rechargeable Batteries £3.49 Screwfix Today Only (15/3/17)
4 Varta AA Ready To Use 2100mAh Rechargeable Batteries £3.49 Screwfix Today Only (15/3/17)

4 Varta AA Ready To Use 2100mAh Rechargeable Batteries £3.49 Screwfix Today Only (15/3/17)

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Screwfix's Today Only deal. I haven't used these so don't know how good they are but have good reviews on Amazon who are selling them at £7.27. Varta are a German manufacturer though and I know my car battery is Varta and exactly the same as Bosch.

Amazon reviews :

amazon.co.uk/Var…OCM

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Ordered some, thanks. Will see how they compare to Eneloops. 2 year guarantee is a plus.
Edited by: "donslibi" 15th Mar

Nice find, voted hot. Ordered last 3 packs from Portsmouth branch,

thanks op have some heat

Cheers 3 packs ordered

Ordered a couple of packs, thanks Searcher2.

excellent Price, normally go for the lidl ones when there out.

Luke, Iam your varta..

OP some people may think it obvious but you missed out a crucial word in the title of your deal which is these batteries are rechargeable.

Thanks OP! Batteries sorted now lets find the charger

£2.99 Lidl can be charged 1000 times and they have all sizes bought them yesterday
AA 4 pack
AAA 4 pack
C 2 pack D 2 pack
PP3 1 pack

All £2.99. And ready to use good quality batteries x

DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at work just for a door bell and we charge them longer than we can use them. They are soo bad. We have tons of them.

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lendu

DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at … DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at work just for a door bell and we charge them longer than we can use them. They are soo bad. We have tons of them.



Interesting. Are they the Stay Charged type? Odd that the Amazon reviews don't match your experience

Original Poster

fishmaster

OP some people may think it obvious but you missed out a crucial word in … OP some people may think it obvious but you missed out a crucial word in the title of your deal which is these batteries are rechargeable.


Thanks. Looks like someone has kindly added it to the title.

Hot ! I've just reserved. Can anybody recommend a good USB battery charger for these AA batteries? I prefer USB rather than a plug in the wall type. thanks

local store has 3 in stock....go to payment - only 1 available....right, hands up, who was it!

lendu

DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at … DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at work just for a door bell and we charge them longer than we can use them. They are soo bad. We have tons of them.



Are you charging them correctly? You might have NiCads. These are Ni-Mh Which, strangely, isn't in the description. Some chargers have selectors for NiCads and Ni-Mhs, or you may have some kind of drain on your doorbell, causing them to discharge.

It's there chargers supplied by them. I think you might be right after reading all this. Must be the doorbell. But it's like a standard rubbish doorbell wireless one. If they work for you then it's cheap.

Thanks, ordered.

Excellent - ordered 2 packs at this price today - will pick up next time I'm passing ScrewFix as they hold them for 3 weeks.

Lendu, Your comment do not buy Varta. These are the ready to use or LSD (Low self discharge) type. So there are Varta batteries and there are Varta batteries. I bet you have normal rechargeable could even be as bad as NiCd ones. Also probably charging them on a dumb simple timed charger maybe. That could explain the poor results you are having.

Edited by: "neilcaldwell" 15th Mar

just picked up a pack. thanks op

surnjit

£2.99 Lidl can be charged 1000 times and they have all sizes bought them … £2.99 Lidl can be charged 1000 times and they have all sizes bought them yesterday AA 4 packAAA 4 pack C 2 pack D 2 pack PP3 1 packAll £2.99. And ready to use good quality batteries x


I like the Lidl ones but they are significantly larger than the disposable equivalents. There are a few devices that won't take the Lidl batteries and so I have a handful of Eneloops as well.

OOS in all the stores near Portsmouth.

lendu

DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at … DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at work just for a door bell and we charge them longer than we can use them. They are soo bad. We have tons of them.


You probably have traditional NiMh batteries. They discharge quickly even when not in use. They're not supposed to be used for things like door bells, remote controls etc.

lendu

DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at … DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at work just for a door bell and we charge them longer than we can use them. They are soo bad. We have tons of them.



Weak anecdotal evidence vs facts.

OOS near me, dammit I need some new ones after 2 of my energiser ones have died a death

lendu

DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at … DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at work just for a door bell and we charge them longer than we can use them. They are soo bad. We have tons of them.



I have stopped using rechargeable batteries altogether for my doorbell (cheap Chinese one) for a similar reason. I worked out it was because there is no cut-off circuitry in the receiver when the voltage drops below a certain level. This results in one of the cells becoming so discharged that their polarity reverses and actually damages it. NiMH batteries are not supposed to be over-discharged.

I advise you invest in a decent charger that properly manages the charging cycle of batteries such as:
7dayshop.com/pro…127
Edited by: "wizk1" 15th Mar

Ordered, thanks OP

lendu

DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at … DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at work just for a door bell and we charge them longer than we can use them. They are soo bad. We have tons of them.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B000EGWOCM/ref=cm_cr_dp_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews&showViewpoints=0
Great minds think alike!

eatmorefish

https://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B000EGWOCM/ref=cm_cr_dp_hist_one?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews&showViewpoints=0Great minds think alike!



yeah orite chill out mate, its not the end of the world, iv had bad experience with them so I thought id share it. I still think they crap, and I only ever use Duracell anyway. when I say at m=y work place its not me that buys them its just what we have here that's being used. I think they crap, is that ok for to me think? please?

There's 3 packs available in Huyton,Liverpool.

lendu

DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at … DON'T BUY VARTA BATTERIES. Of you've bought give back. We use them at work just for a door bell and we charge them longer than we can use them. They are soo bad. We have tons of them.


Two questions.
1 Why do you have tons of them if they are just for a Door bell.
2 Why do you have tons of them if they are so bad.

matedodgy

Luke, Iam your varta..


No, I am your varta

Heat added, was looking to get some Amazon basics or similar but for the price of these I got 2 packs. There is still stock in Hinckley, maple drive for anyone on the lookout.

Don't forget Topcashback on top!
Edited by: "Steve.Mac" 15th Mar

is this a joke? the price is expensive. buy lithium -usb rechargeable instead

knowitall5

is this a joke? the price is expensive. buy lithium -usb rechargeable … is this a joke? the price is expensive. buy lithium -usb rechargeable instead



Li-ion AA's (1.5v) are pretty new and about £20 for 4.
Edited by: "ma6jrp" 15th Mar

Stimpington

Weak anecdotal evidence vs facts.


Well no; anecdotal data vs a larger amount of anecdotal data.

Voted hot - came here to post myself after bagging the last 2 in Exeter, as I need more of these.

ma6jrp

Li-ion AA's (1.5v) are pretty new and about £20 for 4.



1.6v 2500mah rechargeable £15.99 for 8 on Ebay.
Edited by: "M1k1e" 15th Mar

This offer will only end in tears for the buyers! Because these are 1.2v batteries and normal batteries are 1.5v you will forever be charging them for a few minutes use. Most remotes and doorbells will function as they should for over a year on normal AA's. I'll bet the rechargeable batteries are in the bin by then. As for putting them in kids toys? Fine if you can put up with them calling you to recharge them umpteen times a day.
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