CTEK MXS 5.0 Charger and  Conditioner £55.92 delivered @ Tanya
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CTEK MXS 5.0 Charger and Conditioner £55.92 delivered @ Tanya

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Found 25th Feb 2015
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OK, not a massive saving, but I needed one of these this week and this is the cheapest way I could find of getting a new one. Had a look at the rest of the range, and the lower amp models were only a few £ less, so the 5.0 looked like a good buy.
Yes they have been cheaper (the Argos deal springs to mind but from what I can tell stock was very very limited), but cheapest new I could find on eBay was £57.90. Mine arrived within 2 working days, well packaged.

Hopefully this will help someone out who is looking for one.

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Can't understand the attraction of these, the Aldi one at £13 has been fabulous for my battery.

For an outstanding alternative try Optimate.Ive just bought the 6 and its brought 2 of my old batteries back to life.

willysnapper

Can't understand the attraction of these, the Aldi one at £13 has been … Can't understand the attraction of these, the Aldi one at £13 has been fabulous for my battery.


Because they are not just chargers and you will recuperate the cost back by having the battery last a lot longer and if its like an Optimate it will even bring batteries back from the dead.

Original Poster

Understand it divides opinion.

Does the Aldi one condition your battery? I needed that to bring mine back into life. That alone has saved me £70 on a new battery.

j90rdn

Understand it divides opinion.Does the Aldi one condition your battery? I … Understand it divides opinion.Does the Aldi one condition your battery? I needed that to bring mine back into life. That alone has saved me £70 on a new battery.


Yes it does, leave mine on whilst on holiday twice a year!

j90rdn

Understand it divides opinion.Does the Aldi one condition your battery? I … Understand it divides opinion.Does the Aldi one condition your battery? I needed that to bring mine back into life. That alone has saved me £70 on a new battery.


Not sure that it brings a dead battery (sulphated) back to life. I had a new battery in shed and forgot to charge it once (every 3 months) and the aldi one did not bring it back to life. That said it was £13 and I shall try again when warmer.

There's desulphation which most do and then there's a reconditoning mode which one's like the CTEK 5 and higher do. Desulphation is an ongoing mode that extends life, reconditioning is a single charge mode that can bring it back to life and run once a year it is a bit like desulphation with knobs on.

for winter storage of my motorcycles i purchase a optmate type male connection from maplins for £3 and put it on the Aldis £13 charger/conditioner which is outstanding value for money it has blue led display screen and cycles via mode button between present voltage. car, motorcycle, winter battery charge tick over mode, it is intelligent and reverts to standby mode when battery is at charge level when in stock of course!

Get what you pay for in this life and £13 from Aldi isn't going to match the quality and intelligence and research that goes into Ctek chargers, £55 isn't expensive for what it is and does. Excellent purchase, and one that will last for years. Don't recall the aldi one having all the comfort indication features this has as well. Good luck with the Aldi when it boils your battery over the winter, ill stick with ctek
Edited by: "axe_1986" 25th Feb 2015

axe_1986

Get what you pay for in this life and £13 from Aldi isn't going to match … Get what you pay for in this life and £13 from Aldi isn't going to match the quality and intelligence and research that goes into Ctek chargers, £55 isn't expensive for what it is and does. Excellent purchase, and one that will last for years. Don't recall the aldi one having all the comfort indication features this has as well. Good luck with the Aldi when it boils your battery over the winter, ill stick with ctek



Great, that's what you think but out of interest on what basis do you base your opinions. I agree that up to a point 'you get what you pay for' but it doesn't always apply.
Many times (especially in these times) I've bought something that is identical to something else for a far cheaper price.

its the same! aldis buying power forced down the price dont believe me check out posts from 4 years ago!
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Thursday 13th October 2011
These are back on sale again @ £14.99 (not quite the bargain they once were at under a tenner, but still) just in time for winter.
A clone of the Swedish C-Tek for a quarter of the price. Anyone who has bought one of these will tell you how versatile it is. It is a fully 'intelligent' charger - 6v and 12v, it will safely charge a completely dead battery and also has a desulphation mode that justifies the price of the unit alone.

Switches to trickle charge automatically and is safe enough to leave connected for prolonged periods (ideal for the weekend car!)

Doesn't look as nice as the C-Tek (and I suspect it is based on a discontinued model), but the cost savings have to be made somewhere.

Thursday 13th October 2011
Just bought the Aldi one - 12.99. I think it's even better, has a digital display as well as the 6v/12v full conditioner programs the Lidl one has.

Original Poster

I once bought a clone Tag Heuer from Canary Islands. Worked fine for a while, but then it broke. Just before it broke it turned my arm blue/green a few times when I wore it in the heat. But it cost me £20 rather than £2k. I then went out and bought a proper Tag. Have worn it almost every day for the past 12 years, and it has never skipped a beat.

There's a moral there somewhere. You make your own mind up ;-)

I'm quite happy with my Ctek purchase. Hopefully it will give me many years of use.

j90rdn

I once bought a clone Tag Heuer from Canary Islands. Worked fine for a … I once bought a clone Tag Heuer from Canary Islands. Worked fine for a while, but then it broke. Just before it broke it turned my arm blue/green a few times when I wore it in the heat. But it cost me £20 rather than £2k. I then went out and bought a proper Tag. Have worn it almost every day for the past 12 years, and it has never skipped a beat.There's a moral there somewhere. You make your own mind up ;-)I'm quite happy with my Ctek purchase. Hopefully it will give me many years of use.


I think you bought a fake tag, sold by dodgy geezer. We are talking about things bought from genuine shops. They may be different prices but the function can well be the same.

my Aldi battery charger has never turned my wrist green...or told me the time! but i have burnt out accumate, optimate, halfords and an ebay charger cycling between 3 bikes a week at a time through the winter but the 3 Aldis chargers i have had to replace due to selling bikes ...BMW S1000RR Gsxr K7 and a Blackbird the buyer seeing the Optimate/Maplins trailing lead and asking for the charger...at £13 a pop im happy to bundle it in....

compadre

Great, that's what you think but out of interest on what basis do you … Great, that's what you think but out of interest on what basis do you base your opinions. I agree that up to a point 'you get what you pay for' but it doesn't always apply.Many times (especially in these times) I've bought something that is identical to something else for a far cheaper price.




If its identical its the same thing, so you got the expensive item, cheap, bargain. I base my opinion on having one of them and having used the other, i know which ill stick with.
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