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Auto XS Car Battery Charger £12.99 at Aldi
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Auto XS Car Battery Charger £12.99 at Aldi
Posted 27th Sep 2020

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Keep your car ready and on the road with this handy Auto XS Car Battery Charger..

In store from 1st October.
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This is a trickle charger suitable for cars that are "off the road" to keep the battery topped up. Its very low power, so my vauxhall astra battery would take about 2-3 days to charge fully from flat. You need to make sure this fits your needs
smala0127/09/2020 17:29

This is a trickle charger suitable for cars that are "off the road" to …This is a trickle charger suitable for cars that are "off the road" to keep the battery topped up. Its very low power, so my vauxhall astra battery would take about 2-3 days to charge fully from flat. You need to make sure this fits your needs


I have the lidl version, they do both trickle and charging. I find it hard to believe it would take 3 or 4 days i put a fully flat 2.2 diesel battery on it. It was done by the next afternoon. I also charged a small fiesta battery in an afternoon

The guy next door charged his focus up from mid afternoon to dinner time and it was back full from not starting the car to fully functioning
Edited by: "daazzaa92" 27th Sep
daazzaa9227/09/2020 18:26

I have the lidl version, they do both trickle and charging. I find it hard …I have the lidl version, they do both trickle and charging. I find it hard to believe it would take 3 or 4 days i put a fully flat 2.2 diesel battery on it. It was done by the next afternoon. I also charged a small fiesta battery in an afternoonThe guy next door charged his focus up from mid afternoon to dinner time and it was back full from not starting the car to fully functioning



This charger is 1amp. My 70ampH battery would take 70 hours to charge fully. The most recent own brand for lidl was 4-5amp. The current new lidl CTEK available in a week is very good (5-6Amp) with reconditioning pulse charge, but is £60. This is even sold as a "trickle charger for seasonal vehicles" written on the box.
Edited by: "smala01" 27th Sep
Would be very wary of these, mine almost caught fire, physically failed internally and shorted, if I hadn't been stood there and smelt it and seen the smoke it would have destroyed everything.
smala0127/09/2020 18:31

This charger is 1amp. My 70ampH battery would take 70 hours to charge …This charger is 1amp. My 70ampH battery would take 70 hours to charge fully. The most recent own brand for lidl was 4-5amp. The current new lidl CTEK available in a week is very good (5-6Amp) with reconditioning pulse charge, but is £60. This is even sold as a "trickle charger for seasonal vehicles" written on the box.


This charges at a max rate of 3.8a, it only drops to 0.8 when a battery is completely flat. Recharged my dead (3.7v) battery overnight.
First one I bought many years ago failed on first use. Exchanged it for another that has been fine for about 4 years and used frequently on car stored in garage. Also bought a second one which gets moved around to all my other vehicles on an extension lead when needed and that one has been good for about 2 years now. There are different charge settings (Motorbike, car, winter etc) the usual charge rate is 3.8Amps. Its a good buy for the price.
ZX800027/09/2020 21:44

First one I bought many years ago failed on first use. Exchanged it for …First one I bought many years ago failed on first use. Exchanged it for another that has been fine for about 4 years and used frequently on car stored in garage. Also bought a second one which gets moved around to all my other vehicles on an extension lead when needed and that one has been good for about 2 years now. There are different charge settings (Motorbike, car, winter etc) the usual charge rate is 3.8Amps. Its a good buy for the price.


i had a similar experience, i had two fail, one was replaced but it was a real pain to go through and they sent me another but it was a lower model and didnt charge the car at all and the other i binned. I still have one working and it works fine
Good for maintaining motorcycle batteries over winter.
This is NOT just a trickle charger... It does however switch to trickle mode after the battery has charged, so it safe to leave on a battery indefinitely.
My start stop diesel has a monster battery, and this charger takes about 8 hours to fill the battery from half charge. (Short journeys over winter run it down over a couple of months)
Harley_Mick27/09/2020 19:23

Would be very wary of these, mine almost caught fire, physically failed …Would be very wary of these, mine almost caught fire, physically failed internally and shorted, if I hadn't been stood there and smelt it and seen the smoke it would have destroyed everything.


worrying as I have left mine overnight
ianhalling28/09/2020 03:59

worrying as I have left mine overnight


Buy cheap buy twice. Not saying this one isn't good but I paid ~£60 for one on Amazon (CTEK I think) which was highly rated and I've left on for 12+ hours a number of times to charge and recondition a few cars.

No issues so far but as with most electronics you shouldn't leave it unattended really or at least on the first few uses. I always checked on it every few hours and checked how hot it was. Always keep the battery well ventilated too and disconnect / reconnect in the correct order as the gas is explosive it gives off.
Get CTEK. I had a few cheap ones die before biting the bullet and getting the proper thing.
smala0127/09/2020 17:29

This is a trickle charger suitable for cars that are "off the road" to …This is a trickle charger suitable for cars that are "off the road" to keep the battery topped up. Its very low power, so my vauxhall astra battery would take about 2-3 days to charge fully from flat. You need to make sure this fits your needs


Your sums are very wrong. These put out 3.8 amps an hour and your car battery is probably no bigger than 70ah. Even if you took it down to the 50% (you shouldn't allow a lead acid battery to drop more than 50% unless it's semi traction) it would only take 9.2 hours to fully recharge it (3.8ah to charge 35ah)

Also these are great conditioning chargers (as are the LIDL ultimate speed chargers) that are very intelligent and 'nearly' as good as the equivalent CTEK. I have 3 ultimate speed conditioning chargers (4 and 5 years old) and one CTEK 5.0 and apart from the latter having an auto on, 1.2amps more and the ability to 'try' and charge batteries that have dropped below 7 volts (which are basically dead) they are the same.
Edited by: "LordFlashHeart" 28th Sep
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