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CTEK MXS 5.0 Fully Automatic Battery Charger £57.96 @ Amazon
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CTEK MXS 5.0 Fully Automatic Battery Charger £57.96 @ Amazon

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Posted 18th Dec 2019

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This charger is usually around £75.
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HappyShopper18/12/2019 15:15

I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to …I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to maintain the battery in situ with something like this but, ideally, cheaper (half the price?).Would appreciate any recommendations for a decent alternative for this purpose.(BTW, Voted hot - good price for a decent bit of kit).


There is no equivalent. Plenty of cheaper ones, but none of them perform as well as these. Buy one - it's a long-term investment with a lot of peace of mind. The Aldi and Lidl ones are not remotely the same.
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Brilliant chargers, good price, heat.
I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to maintain the battery in situ with something like this but, ideally, cheaper (half the price?).

Would appreciate any recommendations for a decent alternative for this purpose.

(BTW, Voted hot - good price for a decent bit of kit).
Edited by: "HappyShopper" 18th Dec 2019
HappyShopper18/12/2019 15:15

I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to …I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to maintain the battery in situ with something like this but, ideally, cheaper (half the price?).Would appreciate any recommendations for a decent alternative for this purpose.(BTW, Voted hot - good price for a decent bit of kit).


Lidl do one couple of times a year, can be left on. Bout £13 £14.
HappyShopper18/12/2019 15:15

I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to …I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to maintain the battery in situ with something like this but, ideally, cheaper (half the price?).Would appreciate any recommendations for a decent alternative for this purpose.(BTW, Voted hot - good price for a decent bit of kit).


Have a look at the Noco Genius chargers.
HappyShopper18/12/2019 15:15

I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to …I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to maintain the battery in situ with something like this but, ideally, cheaper (half the price?).Would appreciate any recommendations for a decent alternative for this purpose.(BTW, Voted hot - good price for a decent bit of kit).


Aldi do a trickle charger now and again. Around £13 iirc. It's made by medion but branded something else
HappyShopper18/12/2019 15:15

I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to …I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to maintain the battery in situ with something like this but, ideally, cheaper (half the price?).Would appreciate any recommendations for a decent alternative for this purpose.(BTW, Voted hot - good price for a decent bit of kit).



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I have the 10A the switching pad has gotten temperamental just like a key fob. Seems to be doing it's job, good charger.
HappyShopper18/12/2019 15:15

I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to …I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to maintain the battery in situ with something like this but, ideally, cheaper (half the price?).Would appreciate any recommendations for a decent alternative for this purpose.(BTW, Voted hot - good price for a decent bit of kit).


I've used an Oxford Oximiser 900 for the past 7 years, and it's been faultless. £30 from Amazon, or £27 on eBay.

The Lidl ones are highly rated too, but obviously if you want something now, that's less of an option.

Personally, I'd avoid some unbranded junk given that it'll be used 24/7 and not looked at for days, and the risk that comes with that...
HappyShopper18/12/2019 15:15

I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to …I have a car that will now be unused for several months and I'd like to maintain the battery in situ with something like this but, ideally, cheaper (half the price?).Would appreciate any recommendations for a decent alternative for this purpose.(BTW, Voted hot - good price for a decent bit of kit).


There is no equivalent. Plenty of cheaper ones, but none of them perform as well as these. Buy one - it's a long-term investment with a lot of peace of mind. The Aldi and Lidl ones are not remotely the same.
Newbold18/12/2019 17:33

There is no equivalent. Plenty of cheaper ones, but none of them perform …There is no equivalent. Plenty of cheaper ones, but none of them perform as well as these. Buy one - it's a long-term investment with a lot of peace of mind. The Aldi and Lidl ones are not remotely the same.


Agreed. Depends what you are looking for, I guess.
kabs18/12/2019 16:59

I have the 10A the switching pad has gotten temperamental just like a key …I have the 10A the switching pad has gotten temperamental just like a key fob. Seems to be doing it's job, good charger.


Unfortunately this is a common problem. I’ve just taken mine apart and sprayed with circuit cleaner but I’m. It convinced it will be a long term fix. The other option is replacing the button. Great chargers otherwise
trickling keeping a battery topped up to 100% over a period of time is bad for the battery life though, so don't get why these are being used? other than for regular charge ups when needed
We use these at work for cars worth > £250k. Never really had a problem apart from people ripping the plugs off etc.

We use most models from the 0.8 to the much bigger models and only have had one or two fail in the last 4 years.
Midnight.Tboy18/12/2019 18:24

trickling keeping a battery topped up to 100% over a period of time is bad …trickling keeping a battery topped up to 100% over a period of time is bad for the battery life though, so don't get why these are being used? other than for regular charge ups when needed


From the AA:

How to keep your car battery healthyThere are a few ways you can avoid getting a flat battery and help your car's battery last longer:

Go for regular drives

  • 30 minutes or more will help the battery recharge.
Invest in an intelligent charger

  • If you don't use the car much, you can leave these connected for long periods without damaging the battery.
i have two cars hooked up to the aldi ones and its fine for the winter.
Best charger out there. Good price. Buy quality or you’ll be buying a new battery eventually.
This killed my Fabia battery, expected it to prolong but was totally unnecessary, used the car once a week, wouldn't recommend it for that usage
Good charger this. Ideal for stop/start AGM batteries in BMW's/Mercs.
If you factor in the cost of a replacement battery in some modern cars (might need the car to be coded/programmed for the new battery), skimping on a charger might be false economy. CTEK manufacture the OE chargers supplied by the main prestigious car manufacturers (e.g. pretty sure Porsche and Rolls Royce will sell you one of these but with their brand printed on it).
Don't take any notice of thee people saying that the LIDL & ALDI conditioning chargers are not good enough because they have no clue what they are talking about.

I run 3 of the 'Ultimate Speed' conditioning chargers and a CTEK 5.0 and as most will probably only use these to keep a battery topped up when not used the LIDL/ALDI ones do EXACTLY the same job.

There are differences of course:

The CTEK charge rate is 5 amps an hour compared to the LIDL/ALDI 2.8
The CTEK will attempt to charge a battery that has gone as low as 7 volts
THE CTEK auto starts on the last mode but the LIDL/ALDI one needs its mode selected after switch on.

So, unless you want to charge a battery fast (you don't need fast charging if trickle charging) or that has gone down to 7 volts (most are dead by then) or if the plug for it is in a different room then just pick up the LIDL/ALDI version for £13
compadre18/12/2019 15:20

Lidl do one couple of times a year, can be left on. Bout £13 £14.


I've had this and the Lidl one for over ten years, the ctek feels better made with better connectors etc but both are still working and do the same job.
LordFlashHeart18/12/2019 22:59

Don't take any notice of thee people saying that the LIDL & ALDI …Don't take any notice of thee people saying that the LIDL & ALDI conditioning chargers are not good enough because they have no clue what they are talking about. I run 3 of the 'Ultimate Speed' conditioning chargers and a CTEK 5.0 and as most will probably only use these to keep a battery topped up when not used the LIDL/ALDI ones do EXACTLY the same job.There are differences of course:The CTEK charge rate is 5 amps an hour compared to the LIDL/ALDI 2.8The CTEK will attempt to charge a battery that has gone as low as 7 voltsTHE CTEK auto starts on the last mode but the LIDL/ALDI one needs its mode selected after switch on. So, unless you want to charge a battery fast (you don't need fast charging if trickle charging) or that has gone down to 7 volts (most are dead by then) or if the plug for it is in a different room then just pick up the LIDL/ALDI version for £13


Are you sure Lidl ones are rated at 2.8 Amp?
I thought they were 5 Amp too
I had the lidl one, it was 3.8A. My brother had 2 and both failed within the warranty period but he got refunds as he no longer trusted them. Mine also failed just outside of warranty, despite having been used only a few times. Each time these are available there is a thread that gets going on here with lots of reports of failure.

After the failure of the lidl one I bought the ctek 5.0 and couldn't be happier, although sadly I paid £69
Edited by: "MrHappy37" 19th Dec 2019
umar8819/12/2019 07:05

Are you sure Lidl ones are rated at 2.8 Amp?I thought they were 5 Amp too


I hit 2 instead of 3 (so 3.8amp) and you don't really need anymore than that if trickle charging. Oh and my LIDL chargers are in daily use and the oldest one is about 4 years old.
Newbold18/12/2019 17:33

There is no equivalent. Plenty of cheaper ones, but none of them perform …There is no equivalent. Plenty of cheaper ones, but none of them perform as well as these. Buy one - it's a long-term investment with a lot of peace of mind. The Aldi and Lidl ones are not remotely the same.


Agree. Have one almost permanently connected to a car with a battery drain issue for the last 4 years. Still working perfectly.
I read all comments here but need more info to understand what I need and what I saw time ago. I saw a sort of black box which was meant to keep the battery charged but was also more advanced in terms of feature. I spotted once in some threads in HUKD but forgot to annotate about it. I'd like to wire dashcams and other stuff in the future and I might need to invest in something that prevents those devices to kill the battery and don't know all the best most suitable products to look for and which one to buy eventually based on all the things it could do. Don't know if explained well enough to have someone clarifying about the range of possible devices worth considering.
italondonistaavataurino21/12/2019 17:25

I read all comments here but need more info to understand what I need and …I read all comments here but need more info to understand what I need and what I saw time ago. I saw a sort of black box which was meant to keep the battery charged but was also more advanced in terms of feature. I spotted once in some threads in HUKD but forgot to annotate about it. I'd like to wire dashcams and other stuff in the future and I might need to invest in something that prevents those devices to kill the battery and don't know all the best most suitable products to look for and which one to buy eventually based on all the things it could do. Don't know if explained well enough to have someone clarifying about the range of possible devices worth considering.


The CTEK 5.0 - as well as the LIDL Ultimate Speed version - are chargers that can condition and trickle charge a battery with intelligent sensing. As for preventing a dash cam from killing the battery are you thinking of running it 24-7? As that is the only reason I can think of for you needing something like this.
Mutty25/12/2019 22:25

How does this compare to the below charger …How does this compare to the below charger https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07793CK5K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1939OFUQ7SRFB&psc=1



Functionally similar but who knows about the overall quality ?
bbdom25/12/2019 22:42

Functionally similar but who knows about the overall quality ?


That's what I'm worried about, all of these new chargers offer the same quality but no real long term reviews. Even the MXS 5 has quality issues in the reviews
Mutty25/12/2019 22:25

How does this compare to the below charger …How does this compare to the below charger https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07793CK5K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1939OFUQ7SRFB&psc=1


Well Fakespot wasn't impressed with the reviews:

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Newbold26/12/2019 07:08

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Mutty26/12/2019 10:10

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