Car battery charger £13.99 @ Lidl from thursday 16th January
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Car battery charger £13.99 @ Lidl from thursday 16th January

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Found 10th Jan 2014
Car battery charger £13.99 @ Lidl from thursday 16th January

With reverse polarity , short circuit and overload protection as well as pulse charge for flat batteries

suitable for most 6v and 12v or motorcycle batteries with a 1.2-120ah capacity
4 variable charging rates (max 3.8a)
operating voltage 220-240v ~50/60Hz
Shared Via The HUKD App For Android.

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The image above looks like the old model like mine but on the Lidl site it seems to be an improved model with a LCD display.

Be wary of these. Bought one a couple of years ago and it packed in after a few uses.

If a battery is completely dead. This won't charge it or recognise it. But other than that it's really good for the money.

Original Poster

bonzobanana

The image above looks like the old model like mine but on the Lidl site … The image above looks like the old model like mine but on the Lidl site it seems to be an improved model with a LCD display.



thats correct thanks. I got this image from Google without realising that it didnt have LCD on it sorry

Original Poster

Forgot to mention 3 year warranty

great... i have the old version and love it.
and it's about a third of the price of "named brands" and does just the same thing.

Bought mine as it states it will charge a battery from flat. It wont.

I had to borrow a "dumb" charger to put some charge in an old battery and then use this to fully charge it. If your battery isn't completely dead then its not too bad, but if it is flat then it is useless.

Bought one but like above won't charge a really flat battery.Should have taken it back for a refund i still use an old type charger instead.

Madafwo

Bought mine as it states it will charge a battery from flat. It wont. I … Bought mine as it states it will charge a battery from flat. It wont. I had to borrow a "dumb" charger to put some charge in an old battery and then use this to fully charge it. If your battery isn't completely dead then its not too bad, but if it is flat then it is useless.



I have the same issue and use the same solution but remember these chargers are pulse chargers and have many additional benefits. Not only is operation fully automatic (i.e. safe to leave connected) but the pulse feature will extend battery life as it will desulphate the battery.

Absolute bargain for the price but you may still need a conventional dumb charger. I've got an old Halfords charger bought in the eighties I think.

My Lidl charger packed up despite using no more than 5 to 10 times I rang Lidl as I wasn't sure about the length of time I had owned it and unfortunately it was 3 and half years old, 6 months out of warranty. Surprised it packed up with so little use.

Go for a Ctek charger.

Yep, I went through two of these last year. They packed in in less than a week each. Ctek for the win.

6v or 12v, pretty limited support then unfortunately.

I have owned a number of cars over the years and have never needed a charger. Some of the posts above mention 5-10 uses. another saying needed 2 last year. Am I extremely fortunate, or the above people own cars with faulty alternators?oO

Nevertheless voted hot for the price!
Edited by: "autocrazy" 10th Jan 2014

autocrazy

I have owned a number of cars over the years and have never needed a … I have owned a number of cars over the years and have never needed a charger. Some of the posts above mention 5-10 uses. another saying needed 2 last year. Am I extremely fortunate, or the above people own cars with faulty alternators?oONevertheless voted hot for the price!



Some of us have a second or third car. For example, my Elise, over winter, doesn't come out at all. I went to take it out for a spin today and the battery was poopy due to it being offline for 5 weeks.

Nothing to do with alternators. These chargers have a place in society. They do their thing or they will be smashed and binned.

cheshire_carper

Some of us have a second or third car. For example, my Elise, over … Some of us have a second or third car. For example, my Elise, over winter, doesn't come out at all. I went to take it out for a spin today and the battery was poopy due to it being offline for 5 weeks. Nothing to do with alternators. These chargers have a place in society. They do their thing or they will be smashed and binned.



The best way to safeguard the battery when not using it for prolonged period is to disconnect the terminals. But I now understand why some need the charger, thanks cheshire_carper
Edited by: "autocrazy" 10th Jan 2014

Do not buy what if your battery is completely flat like my motor bike battery it failed to charge it making it useless.

autocrazy

The best way to safeguard the battery when not using it for prolonged … The best way to safeguard the battery when not using it for prolonged period is to disconnect the terminals. But I now understand why some need the charger, thanks cheshire_carper



That disables the battery, thus the alarm. That advice may render your insurance invalid. I do not advise people disconnect battery terminals.

I have two of the non LCD type and use them to charge my caravan batteries. They're awsome

cheshire_carper

That disables the battery, thus the alarm. That advice may render your … That disables the battery, thus the alarm. That advice may render your insurance invalid. I do not advise people disconnect battery terminals.




Maybe, but you can take the battery in the house with you like I do with my mx5 in the winter.... it is a pretty determined thief who brings a car battery with him!!

Try explaining to your insurer that the alarm was disarmed.

I use one of these to maintain my motorcycle battery over the winter. I connect it once a month and leave on charge for a few days, then remove it. Bought from Lidl or Aldi, can't remember which now.
The motorcycle gear dealers charged a lot more than this when I last looked.

I don't know about this one, but previous model required you to remove the battery cables before charging. The Ctek chargers can be used with the battery connected, which lends itself to a permanent installation.
My Ctek lasted about 4 or 5 uses, however the guarantee meant that Amazon had sent me a new charger within 24 hours.

I need one, yet haven't even got the motorbike on the road yet lol Good price though

jsoap

I don't know about this one, but previous model required you to remove … I don't know about this one, but previous model required you to remove the battery cables before charging. The Ctek chargers can be used with the battery connected, which lends itself to a permanent installation. My Ctek lasted about 4 or 5 uses, however the guarantee meant that Amazon had sent me a new charger within 24 hours.


I would love this having to remove the terminals is a pain !

I have one of these never take the terminals off.Been ok so far.

damn. i think i missed it.
can anyone confirm it's still avaible to buy?

eldresso

damn. i think i missed it.can anyone confirm it's still avaible to buy?



YES just bought one today Lidl Risca plenty left... is a briliant....

Thanks for reply. Will check my local Lidl tomorrow

monti

YES just bought one today Lidl Risca plenty left... is a briliant....


Thanks for reply. Will check my local Lidl tomorrow
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