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Hybrio Ultra Charger + 2 Hybrio AA batteries Only 96p @ Homebase
Hybrio Ultra Charger + 2 Hybrio AA batteries Only 96p @ Homebase

Hybrio Ultra Charger + 2 Hybrio AA batteries Only 96p @ Homebase

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Just got a couple of these from my local Homebase. They had lots of them by the entrance in a wire bin.

My first posting so hopefully I haven't messed up....

Actually marked at 98p but 96p at the till with the reduced VAT.

It is exactly the same as this from Play, just £6 cheaper

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great deal

cheap as chips - can't go wrong for this price!

I've just bought one of these from Play. :x Oh well. Never mind.

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FWIW I just bought a similar one from play which arrived this morning :x

Brilliant bargain.
Hope it's nationwide and not just store specific.
Voted hot

Hot!

And now for the obligatory answer to the question that's always asked: how do these differ from regular, NiMH batteries? :-D

PoisonJam;2800388

For people that don't know about these, they're like regular alkaline AAs … For people that don't know about these, they're like regular alkaline AAs (Duracel, Energiser etc.) that you can charge! They don't lose their charge in a matter of days like regular rechargeable (NiMH) batteries but instead last weeks only loosing charge very, very slowly and they come pre-charged in the pack. The downside is they can "only" be charged 500 or so times but I personally don't see that being a problem.They can be charged in any regular battery charger, which is a question many people ask.I think people just don't know what these batteries are, never mind the benefits. I use them in my Sony compact camera and in my Nikon SB500 flash for my DSLR as I don't use these frequently and I can trust the Hybrios to still have plenty charge from the last time. No more planning in advance and charging the night before!

stamfordblue;3784354

Brilliant bargain.Hope it's nationwide and not just store specific.Voted … Brilliant bargain.Hope it's nationwide and not just store specific.Voted hot



yes brill price but hit and miss whether its nationwide

what is the price of the batteries alone? or is cheaper i get these

No way, my mate has just bought one of these in Currys today for a tenner!

mrbg07546;3784568

what is the price of the batteries alone? or is cheaper i get these


You'll typically pay at least £3 for two AA Hybrios. So, this is a remarkable deal and I'll be down to Homebase in the morning.

Bargain, voted hot

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which store mate?

PoisonJam;3784467

And now for the obligatory answer to the question that's always asked ...


Perhaps we should start a Hybrio/Eneloop fan club! :whistling:

Bargain. I'm going into pick one up in the morning. Heat added

I will pick one up in a day or two if any are still left. Heat added!

These will be gone in a shot, that's if there is any in the first place, apart from the one's n the OP's store!

Can this only charge AA batteries or can it do others aswell?

Outstanding deal - have some heat

Alphaom8ga;3784852

Can this only charge AA batteries or can it do others aswell?



Says on play that they do AA and AAA.
I had bought a similar charger (comes with 4xAA) but they are rubbish! They take something like 8-12 hours to charge, and don't cut-off when the batteries are full. (only cuts off automatically after something like 10 hours)
So for example if you run the batteries down to 50% in your torch, then want to charge it again, you have to manually guesstimate how long to leave it on the charger for!
£1 for 2 batts is very good value, just keep the charger as a spare.

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do they have these in farnborough?

meh.. this is one of those deals that always looks too good to be true, and then is. I'll stop by my local homebase, but I doubt there will be anything there.. as usual. woe is me.

Magnets;3784918

...and don't cut-off when the batteries are full. (only cuts off … ...and don't cut-off when the batteries are full. (only cuts off automatically after something like 10 hours)So for example if you run the batteries down to 50% in your torch, then want to charge it again, you have to manually guesstimate how long to leave it on the charger for!

You don't have to worry - the slow chargers do not significantly damage batteries by overcharging so just leave them in for the duration.

Magnets;3784918

Says on play that they do AA and AAA. I had bought a similar charger … Says on play that they do AA and AAA. I had bought a similar charger (comes with 4xAA) but they are rubbish! They take something like 8-12 hours to charge, and don't cut-off when the batteries are full. (only cuts off automatically after something like 10 hours)So for example if you run the batteries down to 50% in your torch, then want to charge it again, you have to manually guesstimate how long to leave it on the charger for!£1 for 2 batts is very good value, just keep the charger as a spare.



Great, thanks for the heads up :thumbsup:

Thanks for this, hopefully our store will have these, can never have too many rechargables at Xmas.

Midge

ill have a look

Outstanding deal if people can get hold of it.......

PoisonJam;3784467

Hot!And now for the obligatory answer to the question that's always … Hot!And now for the obligatory answer to the question that's always asked: how do these differ from regular, NiMH batteries? :-D



Days? What? That quote talks a load of BS. IMPO these hybrid batteries are only really useful for items that aren't regularly used for a similar price you get a NiMh battery with 50% larger capacity and will last twice as long how can these batteries be better? If they had a nominal voltage of 1.5 voilts then I might see differently but unless you specifically need a very long shelf life then I wouldn't bother.

The charger is a waste of space too and will possibly do more harm than good Not cold, but certainly not hot!

BTW I have some old 1800 mAh Kodak NiMh in my Maglight torch at the moment and haven't recharged for 3 months or so - it might not be as bright as when fresh but I still haven't considered recharging them yet!

Seems there are a lot of folks pushing this tech round here at the moment I wonder if vested interest?

edit I should pint out that 96p is a good deal for any rechargables but I am saying these batteries are OVER HYPED ATM!

My homebase in Sunderland doesnt have them.

I love HUKD, a deal gets to 600+ on the basis of one post.

No one has verified this deal and as such I don't think people should vote until we know whether it is widely available (for all deals, not specifically this one)

Not having a go OP just saying it's weird the way some deals go.

If it is widely available then it is an astounding deal.

i use these in my xbox controllers, get two sets and then you can always have spares ready and waiting
much cheaper than the official play and charge type kits

Don't sell these in Norwich Homebase, only had Energizer at full price.

ollyk;3787034

Days? What? That quote talks a load of BS. IMPO these hybrid batteries … Days? What? That quote talks a load of BS. IMPO these hybrid batteries are only really useful for items that aren't regularly used for a similar price you get a NiMh battery with 50% larger capacity and will last twice as long how can these batteries be better? If they had a nominal voltage of 1.5 voilts then I might see differently but unless you specifically need a very long shelf life then I wouldn't bother.The charger is a waste of space too and will possibly do more harm than good Not cold, but certainly not hot!BTW I have some old 1800 mAh Kodak NiMh in my Maglight torch at the moment and haven't recharged for 3 months or so - it might not be as bright as when fresh but I still haven't considered recharging them yet!Seems there are a lot of folks pushing this tech round here at the moment I wonder if vested interest?edit I should pint out that 96p is a good deal for any rechargables but I am saying these batteries are OVER HYPED ATM!



I simply don't agree. That quote was me quoting myself from another thread.

When I got these batteries I binned multiple NiMH batteries - Sony and Uniross NiMH ones rated at 2500mAh and 2800mAh respectively if I remember correctly, because they didn't suit my usage needs.

You obviously use batteries in a different way than I do, so obviously you're not going to agree. For people that use them like I do, they make much more sense. Calling my post BS when I said exactly when they were useful as you did "IMPO these hybrid batteries are only really useful for items that aren't regularly used" is just plain closed minded (not to mention rude) to the fact not everyone is exactly like you.

PoisonJam;3787756

I simply don't agree. That quote was me quoting myself from another … I simply don't agree. That quote was me quoting myself from another thread.When I got these batteries I binned multiple NiMH batteries - Sony and Uniross NiMH ones rated at 2500mAh and 2800mAh respectively if I remember correctly, because they didn't suit my usage needs.You obviously use batteries in a different way than I do, so obviously you're not going to agree. For people that use them like I do, they make much more sense. Calling my post BS when I said exactly when they were useful as you did "IMPO these hybrid batteries are only really useful for items that aren't regularly used" is just plain closed minded (not to mention rude) to the fact not everyone is exactly like you.



Sorry but calling these cells 'like regular alkaline AAs (Duracel, Energiser etc.) that you can charge! ' is BS! Maybe you should have said they hold their charge longer than ordinary NiMh cells on the shelf or in extremely low drain applications but at the expense or less capacity and shortened life span. To be fair I have heard they can recover a little after rest but that still doesn't justify them as being superior to NiMh!
Also if you were experiencing problems with your previous NiMh cells then maybe it was not the fault of the batteries but of the equipment used to recharge them?

PoisonJam;3787756

Calling my post BS

May not have been worthy of that moniker, but saying that standard NiMHs self-discharge "in a matter of days" is a gross exaggeration.

I just called up my local stores, who are not selling them, and have stopped stocking the Hybrio brand, so it wil be hit and miss, as i guess it's just old stock being cleared out.

HOT deal if you can find them... and if you can get me a spare set of AAA i would appreciate it:thumbsup:

so has anyone other than the OP actually found these ??

Sounds like an instore special to me ...

I tried the two Preston stores.

At the first another customer said they didn't have any ( hello fellow HUKD'er!)

At the other they were selling a Uniross usb charger and 2 AAA batteries for £1.50.

Bought a couple of packs but still half a dozen left at Queen Street.

Not as good as OP's find but £3 for 4 AAA batteries was OK.

nothing to be found at the Lincoln branch

queens drive - nottingham

none instock

arnold

non in stock

RDC - no stock!:stocking:
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