Car Battery Charger £13.99 @ Lidl (Starts 3rd Oct)
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Car Battery Charger £13.99 @ Lidl (Starts 3rd Oct)

£13.99LIDL Deals
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Found 28th Sep 2013
With reverse polarity, short circuit and overload protection
Suitable for most 6V and 12V car or motorcycle batteries with a 1.2- 120Ah capacity
4 variable charging rates (max. 3.8A) and 7 charge levels, including pulse charge for recharging flat batteries
Operating voltage: 220-240V ~ 50/60Hz
3 year manufacturer's warranty

46 Comments

would this do a motorcycle too?

KennyChaos

would this do a motorcycle too?



Suitable for most 6V and 12V car or motorcycle batteries with a 1.2- 120Ah capacity

Oo

Great bit of kit - got one last time round.

This gets hot every year, great charger!


Great bit of kit - got one last time round


[/quote]This gets hot every year, great charger[/quote]

Same here.

Can this charger be left connected for long periods of time?

shame it does not have over charge protection ? I am presuming you will boil the battery if you leave it plugged in and forget about it - I always find it hard to know when the battery is charged (I use a volt meter which is a pain)

ok just watched the video and it does seem to stop over charging - voted Hot
Edited by: "matthat" 28th Sep 2013

Looks a good charger and once the battery is charged it changes to a trickle charge,So no overheating the battery.

Super. I'll be getting one of these for my inadequate battery on my diesel vrs which struggles every year. Hopefully this will give me another winter before I can get a higher rated battery that is actually suitable for the car (75ah instead of 61)

Banned

'Starts' 3rd October........Hope this was not intentional. HOT.

Will this be ok for lead jelly batteries as well? I mean the type that come in the jumps start power packs?

stuellis

Will this be ok for lead jelly batteries as well? I mean the type that … Will this be ok for lead jelly batteries as well? I mean the type that come in the jumps start power packs?



Yep. Bought one of these about 5 years ago, and it's still going strong. Excellent value

edit: forgot to add - just set it to "12v motorcycle" for charging jump start packs, the batteries are the same
Edited by: "dennis123123" 28th Sep 2013

Good chargers for the money but my first one only lasted 3 years and was only used a couple of times. But I still bought a replacement last time they were on offer.....

Heat added.....

Thanks for this, my diesel engine kept flattening last winter in the cold.

is this suitable for a astra 1.6 2002 plate?

EN1GMA

is this suitable for a astra 1.6 2002 plate?



Yes, it's suitable for almost any car battery.

would this recharge a flat battery?

Niz

would this recharge a flat battery?



I'm going to assume this isn't a troll post....

Yes it would, but most car batteries don't like being flat, and don't usually regain their full capacity if they've been flat for more than a day or two.

I have one of these and it's excellent, but just to advise I also have a very similar one from Aldi which I think was about a quid more and it has a handy digital voltmeter and charge indicator built in, so I find it slightly better. Both work well and can be used as long term trickle chargers and are a good low cost alternative (with similar features) to a Ctek charger.

Definately better than the old type batery chargers as these things monitor the charge and effectively look after themselves. They say they can also bring a fully depleted battery back to life, but fortunately haven't needed to test this feature.

It's also small and light compared to older type chargers and can be wall mounted if you were using as a trickle charger.

If you think you might need one, just get one now, gret value.

hodgster

I'm going to assume this isn't a troll post....Yes it would, but most car … I'm going to assume this isn't a troll post....Yes it would, but most car batteries don't like being flat, and don't usually regain their full capacity if they've been flat for more than a day or two.


Actually a perfect valid question and from my experience this will not charge a totally flat battery.

CTEKs are the best chargers on the market - little doubt about that - but they are pricey. These do a pretty good job, though, at rather less money.

Having tried both, I wouldn't be without the CTEK. Absolutely invaluable in the winter, 5 year warranty on most models, and should last a lifetime with normal domestic use.

never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing something wrong or not servicing or maintaining your cars properly

royals

never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing … never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing something wrong or not servicing or maintaining your cars properly



Short journeys, very cold weather, older batteries all cause discharge, nothing to do with servicing, batteries age and deteriorate and as such may need a top up or reconditioning.
No need to be pompous. (_;)

royals

never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing … never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing something wrong or not servicing or maintaining your cars properly



Never knew of a battery to last 26 years. Wow.

I need one of these. Thanks OP.... What's the betting they will all be sold out by the time I get to the store after work.

Ricky302

Actually a perfect valid question and from my experience this will not … Actually a perfect valid question and from my experience this will not charge a totally flat battery.



It does say in the description 'including pulse charge for recharging flat batteries' but yes it will depend how flat and for how long its been flat

royals

never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing … never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing something wrong or not servicing or maintaining your cars properly



Obviously changing cars in 26 years, your bound to have received a battery the company or the previous owner put in.

Winklexx

This gets hot every year, great charger!



......could be an electrical fault !

Niz

would this recharge a flat battery?


As Ricky said, from experience with this charger its a big NO. When the battery drops below a certain voltage the charger won't switch on, it's one of its few failings.

starryme

[quote=royals] never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. … [quote=royals] never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing something wrong or not servicing or maintaining your cars properly



And the most stupid post of the day goes to you!! Batteries fail over time, it's a fact of life and saying people are doing something wrong is ridiculous, if you want to advise people make sure your advice is correct, otherwise you just get people's backs up.

TBC15

Can this charger be left connected for long periods of time?



Yes, goes to trickle mode, Leave mine on the lawn tractor all winter to keep the battery alive.

No good for my 2.2 ltr diesel, not enough power

How big is the battery? It's not a lorry. A 2.2 diesel will be 90ah max.

Realtek..... Works well for my 2.2 petrol VX220, which is why I recommended it.

Ricky302

Actually a perfect valid question and from my experience this will not … Actually a perfect valid question and from my experience this will not charge a totally flat battery.



My experience too. These chargers refuse to working with flat batteries. Once another (conventional, dumb) charger has partially charged the flat battery, then this charger is happy to continue with its task.

royals

never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing … never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing something wrong or not servicing or maintaining your [quote=royals]never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing something wrong or not servicing or maintaining your cars properly



I think this is the perfect tool for maintaining a vehicle with a battery. I always remove the battery and put it on a trickle charge during the winter days as I dont drive my toy on the gritty roads. or use it on the motorbike battery as most riders dont use their bikes during the winter and it is not good for the battery to sit empty. So you see there is more to just sitting behind the steering wheel for 26 years and bragging about it. All the best

Hot! Perfect for looking after a little used battery. Can't charge a completely flat battery but after a jump start & a few minutes charging by the engine the charger works very happily.

Niz

would this recharge a flat battery?


Not unless you use normal charger for few minutes and then use this one. Otherwise it won't start.

royals

never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing … never had to recharge a battery is 26 years of driving. you are doing something wrong or not servicing or maintaining your cars properly

Perfect for the 2 seater soft top's winter hibernation, I think that this is maintenance and doing it right.
Just spent £48 on a switch mode charger ..... Rats.

starryme

Short journeys, very cold weather, older batteries all cause discharge, … Short journeys, very cold weather, older batteries all cause discharge, nothing to do with servicing, batteries age and deteriorate and as such may need a top up or reconditioning.No need to be pompous. (_;)



I was stating facts from my perspective not being pompous - I have 3 cars and one is little used - no probs
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