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Lidl Tronic Eco, Low Self Discharge, Rechargable NIMH Batteries (4 x AA @ 2300 mAh,4 x AAA @ 950 mAh, 2 x C @ 4000 mAh, 2 x D @ 4500 mAh, or 1 x PP3 @ 200 mAh) - £2.99 Available from 10th November
Lidl Tronic Eco, Low Self Discharge, Rechargable NIMH Batteries (4 x AA @ 2300 mAh,4 x AAA @ 950 mAh, 2 x C @ 4000 mAh, 2 x D @ 4500 mAh, or 1 x PP3 @ 200 mAh) - £2.99 Available from 10th November

Lidl Tronic Eco, Low Self Discharge, Rechargable NIMH Batteries (4 x AA @ 2300 mAh,4 x AAA @ 950 mAh, 2 x C @ 4000 mAh, 2 x D @ 4500 mAh, or 1 x PP3 @ 200 mAh) - £2.99 Available from 10th November

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4 x AA, 2300 mAh
4 x AAA, 950 mAh
2 x C, 4000 mAh
2 x D, 4500 mAh
1 x 9V block, 200 mAh

These have been excellent when I've bought them in the past, however people report getting light weight, significantly below stated capacity ones last time they were on offer.

See the last thread on how to identify the dodgy ones, if they try selling them again:-

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really interesting reading on that other thread. so in depth and hope these are new batches from the supplier. gave you heat anyway.

Thanks Op

Thanks for the heads up. Been waiting for these. heat

if you purchased a soldering iron recently a couple of packs of these charged and ready are ideal for soldering action

psychoid

if you purchased a soldering iron recently a couple of packs of these … if you purchased a soldering iron recently a couple of packs of these charged and ready are ideal for soldering action



​ahhh man. I bought my soldering iron years ago

Low self discharge. Hehe.

psychoid

if you purchased a soldering iron recently a couple of packs of these … if you purchased a soldering iron recently a couple of packs of these charged and ready are ideal for soldering action



To use instead of solder?

These are even worst than Poundland has. Waste of money.

It would appear the black tops are the one to go for, I'm sure they will be the only ones available. If you want to check they are the right ones they should weight around 28g supposedly.

worst batteries ever.

I have been using Lidls Eco Ready to use batteries for 3 years now and have had no problems whatsoever.
The only thing I dont use them in is my camera (don't use it much now) but torches remote controls, my grandsons toys.
They are fine, its the non Eco ones that are rubbish. Just in case someone is considering buying Recharge batteries for the first time, Lidl battery charger is one of the GOOD ones and a bargain at £13.

Just to balance out the negatives - I've had a couple of packs of these black topped eco AAs and they're in rotation with my other branded low discharge AAs - and I've not found them any different. I suspect a lot of the people calling them rubbish got some of the duff batch Lidl had (explained in the old linked thread above). I've saved a fortune using these instead of disposables - I'll buy some more this time around, it's a no brainer for the price.
Edited by: "mikedigitales" 3rd Nov 2016

mikedigitales

Just to balance out the negatives - I've had a couple of packs of these … Just to balance out the negatives - I've had a couple of packs of these black topped eco AAs and they're in rotation with my other branded low discharge AAs - and I've not found them any different. I suspect a lot of the people calling them rubbish got some of the duff batch Lidl had (explained in the old linked thread above). I've saved a fortune using these instead of disposables - I'll buy some more this time around, it's a no brainer for the price.



For occasional use they might be good, but I found they are short lived-after 20-50 charge cycles they just don't accept charge...

Not had that problem, but I guess I could be lucky? I use a good charger, which helps maybe. Also remember you can buy 4 packs of these for the price of one pack of branded (enloops etc.)

The main issue I have with Lidl rechargables is that they are too big to fit some of my gadgets including remotes, alarms, CD players etc

banjomike

The main issue I have with Lidl rechargables is that they are too big to … The main issue I have with Lidl rechargables is that they are too big to fit some of my gadgets including remotes, alarms, CD players etc


yeah but not just them
i have a mix of lidl and other brands - even some big brands are significantly bigger than alkaline

mikedigitales

Not had that problem, but I guess I could be lucky? I use a good charger, … Not had that problem, but I guess I could be lucky? I use a good charger, which helps maybe. Also remember you can buy 4 packs of these for the price of one pack of branded (enloops etc.)


4 packs vs 1 pack of the eneloop pro maybe, but then they are twice the price of the eneloops these are equivalent to

I confirm that they last half the time of duracell and energizer of same capacity.
Also got 2 out of 4 dead within a year

I still have all mine working and they have been around for 2 years now, I do note thought that they are larger than standard battery sizes and I've had fun at times getting them out of tight battery compartments.

These look like the good quality 2300 black top type, they charge to the stated capacity and are long lasting.
The previous white top 2400 one's with www:kompernass.com on the packaging are low quality type,true capacity for the AA about 1300mah.

northwales

worst batteries ever.



and your basis for this highly scientific remark? Or just a case of the IMO's.

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jimmy2007

I confirm that they last half the time of duracell and energizer of same … I confirm that they last half the time of duracell and energizer of same capacity.Also got 2 out of 4 dead within a year



The 2300mah AA eco ones I've bought previously that I've tested in my intelligent charger with battery test mode have all been close to or exceeded their stated capacity.

My father is currently still daily using his Remington shaver with a couple of these Lidl eco AA batteries permanently soldered in from at least 2 or 3 years ago, although he recently asked me to find a replacement, the batteries still last weeks, but it needs another new foil.

Hope they reverted to the decent ones this time

I bought a few different packs from lidl over the years, and the all failed after a few charges either that or because they were bigger than normal batteries they ended up getting getting the skin surface damaged which caused them to stop working or because I used a 15 minute uniross fast charger on them, what do you think guys ?

Magnets

Hope they reverted to the decent ones this time



​had ordinary versions of tronic batteries from !IDL they always failed for me but then I used a uniross 15min fast charger

ijwia

​had ordinary versions of tronic batteries from !IDL they always failed f … ​had ordinary versions of tronic batteries from !IDL they always failed for me but then I used a uniross 15min fast charger


Well there ya go right there, massive amounts of juice and heat will kill a battery stone dead in no time
These fast chargers are ok to use now and again but using on fulltime will kill a new set of batts in a matter of months, need to charge rechargeables slowly over 24 hours if possible and that keeps em nice and cool, batteries charged this way will last years..
Intelligent chargers will all do this but fast chargers just give it all to the battery wham bam!

Why are these 1.2V as opposed to the standard 1.5V for these sizes?

taranjs

Why are these 1.2V as opposed to the standard 1.5V for these sizes?



ALL rechargeable batteries are 1.2V

May try some of these..... The last lot of Vapextech i bought have been rubbish. Not buying those again.
I still have some Uniross Hybrio AA batts i bought way back in 2007, these have out performed any LSD rechargeables i've bought since.

Thanks OP.
I need a few 'D' cells for my 2 Maglite's,and also kiddies toys.

Original Poster

taranjs

Why are these 1.2V as opposed to the standard 1.5V for these sizes?



Battery voltages are dependant on their chemistry, 1.2V is normal for Nimh and NiCd batteries, when fully charged the voltage will be closer to 1.4v. Most modern battery powered devices are designed to work with rechargeable batteries. Some high current devices may work even better with NiMH as NiMH have lower internal resistance than primary, non-rechargeable cells so can deliver greater current.

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ijwia

​had ordinary versions of tronic batteries from !IDL they always failed f … ​had ordinary versions of tronic batteries from !IDL they always failed for me but then I used a uniross 15min fast charger



Rapid charging damages batteries. I had a Uniross 1hr dv charger for a while (was sent a different model to the one I ordered), even that significantly reduced the capacity of my Sanyo Eneloop rechargeable batteries - unsurprisingly so, as they got extremely hot while charging, so must have off-gassed.

With LSD batteries, you can buy a few spare sets and store them fully charged, which makes rapid charging unnecessary.

anyone saying these are rubbish must be in another planet. I've has standard tronic batteries for years and are still going strong and got some newer LSD ones which are excellent. Perhaps the blame lies in the rubbish charger or a stupidly fast one which knackers batteries.

I've always used my tronic charger which takes around an hour per charge - I don't see the rush if you need a quick battery swap buy a few sets there cheap enough!!!

Rimi

These are even worst than Poundland has. Waste of money.



Poundland AA have been fine for me. Much longer life and faster recharge than my Xbox plug and play

herrbz

Poundland AA have been fine for me. Much longer life and faster recharge … Poundland AA have been fine for me. Much longer life and faster recharge than my Xbox plug and play



how many rechargeable do you get for a quid in pound land ​

Which would be better these or 7 day shop own brand.

djames108

anyone saying these are rubbish must be in another planet. I've has … anyone saying these are rubbish must be in another planet. I've has standard tronic batteries for years and are still going strong and got some newer LSD ones which are excellent. Perhaps the blame lies in the rubbish charger or a stupidly fast one which knackers batteries.I've always used my tronic charger which takes around an hour per charge - I don't see the rush if you need a quick battery swap buy a few sets there cheap enough!!!



​they are utterly useless batteries. Bought a few packs over the years and all trash.

They were doing a special of 2 packs for £5 in the liverpool store a couple of months ago!! bought a good few packs over the years and they've never let me down,my charger takes 24 hrs to charge them,so that must help, i find the tronic charger makes them almost too hot to hold!so i've ditched using it

The drill looks interesting too

zaheer2003

how many rechargeable do you get for a quid in pound land ​




Two, and they're terrible.
800mAh compared to the 2300mAh of the Lidl batteries.

That makes the Lidl AAAs at 950mAh exceed the capacity of the Poundland AAs.

I've got plenty of these Lidl batteries and they are perfectly good, easily as good as AmazonBasics low discharge ones.
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