Aldi Smart car Battery charger £13.99
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Aldi Smart car Battery charger £13.99

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Found 9th Oct 2014
Aldi have the smart charger available from the 16th of this month. Similar to the lidl model however has an lcd display which I think shows the actual voltage. Similar to the ctek range
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    Aw...thought this was a phone charger
    What if you don't have a Smart Car! Will it charge other cars?
    ICTHUS

    What if you don't have a Smart Car! Will it charge other cars?



    Not sure if serious or trolling Oo

    Not sure if serious or trolling



    Trolling........I think it was meant as a Joke....Jeeezzz Lighten Up
    Can these charge AGM batteries with stop/start?
    Banned
    They charge for bags they do
    geraldfitzsimons

    They charge for bags they do



    Every shop in Wales charges for bags, so no great shakes here.
    Edited by: "GibsonSt19" 10th Oct 2014
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    Gooner77

    Can these charge AGM batteries with stop/start?


    The lidl ones do so I imagine these will as well
    geraldfitzsimons

    They charge for bags they do




    Aaaand?
    ICTHUS

    What if you don't have a Smart Car! Will it charge other cars?


    Yes ,just charged my M1_Abrams-TUSK
    the old ones would never charge a totally flat battery the lidl ones apparently pulse charge a totally flat one on new model
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    wagamamaluva

    Aw...thought this was a phone charger



    How?
    Banned
    rudey

    the old ones would never charge a totally flat battery the lidl ones … the old ones would never charge a totally flat battery the lidl ones apparently pulse charge a totally flat one on new model



    If a battery is flattened past 80% they will never get into float. They will just sit at absorption.
    GibsonSt19

    Every shop in Wales charges for bags, so no great shakes here.


    And the Aldi bags are a lot better quality for 6p than the 5p Tesco ones.

    If you do have to pay, you start to appreciate how bad the Tesco ones are (and how many they throw at you for free when in England), single use - is really single use, in terms of the Tesco ones.

    Totally agree with the charge though, my bag usage/purchase has gone to next to nothing, and you do remember to bring them (your 'trained'), after about 2 shops.

    Still far too much/excessive plastic packaging by Supermarkets though, that makes the whole thing a waste of time, in the bigger context.
    Edited by: "tightar5e" 10th Oct 2014
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    I managed to get an old battery to charge using the lidl model by sticking an old style one on for 20 minutes first then attaching the lidl
    tightar5e

    And the Aldi bags are a lot better quality for 6p than the 5p Tesco … And the Aldi bags are a lot better quality for 6p than the 5p Tesco ones.If you do have to pay, you start to appreciate how bad the Tesco ones are (and how many they throw at you for free when in England), single use - is really single use, in terms of the Tesco ones. Totally agree with the charge though, my bag usage/purchase has gone to next to nothing, and you do remember to bring them (your 'trained'), after about 2 shops. Still far too much/excessive plastic packaging by Supermarkets though, that makes the whole thing a waste of time, in the bigger context.



    Perhaps if McD charged for packaging there would be less of it strewn on the roads on a Sunday morning?
    GibsonSt19

    Every shop in Wales charges for bags, so no great shakes here.


    And so will England next year i am led to believe and about time too!
    Edited by: "paulandpam1" 10th Oct 2014
    delvey1987

    I managed to get an old battery to charge using the lidl model by … I managed to get an old battery to charge using the lidl model by sticking an old style one on for 20 minutes first then attaching the lidl


    kind of defeats the object of getting this one ,,if you have to use the old one
    Apart from all the totally irrelevant nonsense written above is this charger any good ?

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    flipflop2

    Apart from all the totally irrelevant nonsense written above is this … Apart from all the totally irrelevant nonsense written above is this charger any good ?



    most likely just as good as major brands

    everythings made in china by the same poorly paid people
    rudey

    the old ones would never charge a totally flat battery the lidl ones … the old ones would never charge a totally flat battery the lidl ones apparently pulse charge a totally flat one on new model



    The Lidl ones are great!
    To those complaining about being charge for Tesco carrier bags...just pick one up off the end of a checkout and take your stuff to the self scanning tills and say it's your own bag. I've been doing this since the charge was introduced.
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    rudey

    kind of defeats the object of getting this one ,,if you have to use the … kind of defeats the object of getting this one ,,if you have to use the old one


    Not really. As the old one said it was fully charged after 15 minutes. The lidl one took nearly 1 1/2 days and when I popped it back into the car, it successfully started it first time
    Good price. I got a dumb one from Halfords for around £20
    Lidl and Aldi chargers both have the same specs. They will not charge a totally flat battery with less than 7.5V. Some people report success with using an old type charger first and then continue with an Aldi/Lidl smart charger. I've tried many batteries this way and it never worked. I haven't tried the CTEK charger, which also claims to revive flat batteries.
    welshman10

    To those complaining about being charge for Tesco carrier bags...just … To those complaining about being charge for Tesco carrier bags...just pick one up off the end of a checkout and take your stuff to the self scanning tills and say it's your own bag. I've been doing this since the charge was introduced.



    Ah yes, that's called petty theft.
    When a battery's knackered it's too late. These chargers are good for people who can plan/think ahead and avoid knackering a battery in the first place. If you do 'revive' a dead battery it will be a temporary fix and let you down again. Quality batteries aren't cheap (never have been) but in my experience will give many years of reliable service; I've had several OE batteries still giving reliable service after 10+ years.

    Used as intended these chargers are good and the price is excellent - hot!
    Edited by: "Besford" 10th Oct 2014
    The average carrier bag amounts to about 1% of the marketing packaging rubbish it contains. The whole thing is a farce imo dyor. HOT
    GibsonSt19

    Ah yes, that's called petty theft.



    Yeah and I even tweet Tesco after I've done it to taunt them about it
    welshman10

    Yeah and I even tweet Tesco after I've done it to taunt them about it


    Chuckle; I do something similar. I pick up a Mars Bar from the shelf, put it in my pocket at the self-checkout and say its my own Mars Bar. Works like a charm (!)
    welshman10

    Yeah and I even tweet Tesco after I've done it to taunt them about it



    If you're conscience has been seared to allow for carrierbag theft, why not step up your game huh? How about the contents of the bags?
    r_holmes22

    Chuckle; I do something similar. I pick up a Mars Bar from the shelf, put … Chuckle; I do something similar. I pick up a Mars Bar from the shelf, put it in my pocket at the self-checkout and say its my own Mars Bar. Works like a charm (!)



    Can't quite believe what I'm reading here.
    GibsonSt19

    If you're conscience has been seared to allow for carrierbag theft, why … If you're conscience has been seared to allow for carrierbag theft, why not step up your game huh? How about the contents of the bags?



    I'm not a thief, I'm exposing a flaw in their system

    Big difference between non-declaration of carrier bags and shoplifting
    Edited by: "welshman10" 10th Oct 2014
    welshman10

    I'm not a thief, I'm exposing a flaw in their system



    If you steal something, that's the very definition of a thief. Can't imagine you taking kindly to someone taking items from your property without your consent, claiming they were exposing a flaw in your system! I suppose the great train robbers were simply providing a security review eh?
    They cost 10 pence mate...
    pet2000

    Lidl and Aldi chargers both have the same specs. They will not charge a … Lidl and Aldi chargers both have the same specs. They will not charge a totally flat battery with less than 7.5V. Some people report success with using an old type charger first and then continue with an Aldi/Lidl smart charger. I've tried many batteries this way and it never worked. I haven't tried the CTEK charger, which also claims to revive flat batteries.



    The Lidl one I have here (The LCD Model) Will charge a completely flat battery, if it's below certain voltages there is a program on there where it will put volts down it, check it, more volts, check it, if it gets above the right voltage it will start charging. I've had batteries with almost 0v on there and it's attempted to charge them.
    pet2000

    Lidl and Aldi chargers both have the same specs. They will not charge a … Lidl and Aldi chargers both have the same specs. They will not charge a totally flat battery with less than 7.5V. Some people report success with using an old type charger first and then continue with an Aldi/Lidl smart charger. I've tried many batteries this way and it never worked. I haven't tried the CTEK charger, which also claims to revive flat batteries.



    I have a 3 x CTEK charger on the casual use car's that are in the garage - they are fantastic, but you also pay for the privilege at £50 (large battery/engine model). They are fit and forget can be left on with the car connected and will revive a dead battery (providing a cell is not shot at which point its time for a new battery) - they run a desulper cycle as and when required, so far they have never let me down.
    Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 10th Oct 2014
    Who in their right mind compromises their personal integrity for a carrier bag or mars bar? Some people have no shame. Do not kid yourself, your not providing anyone with a service if your stealing stuff (as you describe) then your a skanky little toe-rag in my book.
    Edited by: "Tyranicus66" 10th Oct 2014
    Tyranicus66

    Who in their right mind compromises their personal integrity for a … Who in their right mind compromises their personal integrity for a carrier bag or mars bar? Some people have no shame. Do not kid yourself, your not providing anyone with a service if your stealing stuff (as you describe) then your a skanky little toe-rag in my book.



    You're
    RustySpoons

    The Lidl one I have here (The LCD Model) Will charge a completely flat … The Lidl one I have here (The LCD Model) Will charge a completely flat battery, if it's below certain voltages there is a program on there where it will put volts down it, check it, more volts, check it, if it gets above the right voltage it will start charging. I've had batteries with almost 0v on there and it's attempted to charge them.


    That sounds promising. I'm looking for one that can actually help if I ever do have a flat battery. It's happened before, and I found out a "smart" charger isn't too smart.
    If it works from flat, I'll probably get it. Otherwise this is where basic old transformer tech is better.
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