Lidl: TRONIC Ready To Use Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries £2.99 - available from 6th Oct
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Lidl: TRONIC Ready To Use Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries £2.99 - available from 6th Oct

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Found 28th Sep 2014
Bought some of these low self discharge batteries last time they had them and they seem to be fairly good.

Pre-charged and ready to use
Choose from:
- 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

Claim to retain 75% charge for a year.
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Will I have any problems charging these with my energizer charger?
6ixFoot1

Will I have any problems charging these with my energizer charger?



This is my preferred brand on rechargeables' (to do with price & quality) and I've put them in all sorts of other branded charges no problems.

edit: mistaken on brand but I still don't think you will have a problem.
Edited by: "geeadamg" 29th Sep 2014
I use these all the time on several of my devices with no problems whatsoever. The 'C' batteries especially are good when used on a power-hungry DAB radio. HOT!
Good batteries. Bought a load last year and haven't had one fail on me yet.

Paid more for big name brand rechargeables and they've all let me down.
I shall be buying shedlaods of these this year after leaving myself short last year... (2 young kids+Christmas)=heavy battery demand...
Yeah gonna load up

Do they tend to have a good amoun of stock ?
Andi Keane

Yeah gonna load upDo they tend to have a good amoun of stock ?


They usually have LOADS to be fair... piled up in the 'area'...
sigh... bought some low charge capacity ones on amazon called lloytron and it just has 550mAh for AAA size at similar price.
I've bought these in the past and they used to be great but last year or the year before the ones I got were awful. I think they were black instead of red.
"Ready to use"?

Does this mean they are the memory type batteries, i.e. Eneloops, Hybrios?
disciple

"Ready to use"?Does this mean they are the memory type batteries, i.e. … "Ready to use"?Does this mean they are the memory type batteries, i.e. Eneloops, Hybrios?



Yep
disciple

"Ready to use"?Does this mean they are the memory type batteries, i.e. … "Ready to use"?Does this mean they are the memory type batteries, i.e. Eneloops, Hybrios?



Nothing to do with memory, they are low self discharge (like Eneloops, Hybrios etc.) which means stay charged for much longer than "standard" NiMH cells.
Edited by: "jayx" 29th Sep 2014
disciple

"Ready to use"?Does this mean they are the memory type batteries, i.e. … "Ready to use"?Does this mean they are the memory type batteries, i.e. Eneloops, Hybrios?



I've seen ordinary rechargeables sold as 'ready to use' which were definitely not Eneloop type, but in this case they do seem to be, bought a few last time round, like everyone else, pretty pleased with the quality, especially the larger types which are difficult to find.

mike
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disciple

"Ready to use"?Does this mean they are the memory type batteries, i.e. … "Ready to use"?Does this mean they are the memory type batteries, i.e. Eneloops, Hybrios?



Yes, they're low self discharge, like Eneloop.

These claim to retain 75% of their charge for one year.
I have bought these cells in the past and they are working well. The price is good and C and D cells are hard to find elsewhere. I wish Lidl would keep permanent stocks of their "tech" items or alternatively start an online tech shop. They currently seem to use tech solely to entice us into their shops, where we might then be tempted to buy broccoli - as if low prices were not enough to do that anyway.
I bought some a few years ago. 2 packs AA and 2 packs AAA. Still called TRONIC but different looking. Grey with black top/bottoms.
Dreadful things.

Worked brilliant for a couple of months then all just died a death.
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2muchmonth

uk hot deals a sponserd by aldi bros

Or, erm, maybe Lidl?
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philbean

I bought some a few years ago. 2 packs AA and 2 packs AAA. Still called … I bought some a few years ago. 2 packs AA and 2 packs AAA. Still called TRONIC but different looking. Grey with black top/bottoms.Dreadful things.Worked brilliant for a couple of months then all just died a death.



Tronic is just a Lidl own brand name. Those would have been standard nimh batteries, these are the low self discharge type, and may well have been sourced from a completely different manufacturer.

The ones I got from Lidl last November looked 100% identical to these, and so far been fine, and do seem to hold their charge.
2muchmonth

uk hot deals a sponserd by aldi bros



How did you manage to squeeze in so many grammatical and factual errors into just 8 words.

I am impressed.

Voted hot, but are the mAh figures the typical capacity or the minimum???
generationz

How did you manage to squeeze in so many grammatical and factual errors … How did you manage to squeeze in so many grammatical and factual errors into just 8 words?



corrected
2muchmonth

uk hot deals a sponserd by aldi bros



Lidl too many mistakes in sentence bro.
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shakeyjake66

Good batteries. Bought a load last year and haven't had one fail on me … Good batteries. Bought a load last year and haven't had one fail on me yet.Paid more for big name brand rechargeables and they've all let me down.



Nonsense
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jamgin

Lidl too many mistakes in sentence bro.



one bros owns Alai tuther Lidl, bruv
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bilbob

Or, erm, maybe Lidl?



2 brothers each respectivly own Aldi and Lidl, they are german too
dlm136

corrected



Re-corrected
lolyehright

Nonsense



Nonsense?

What, you think I'm lying? Of course you do. I'm sponsored by Lidl to spread disinformation and promote their batteries.

2muchmonth

2 brothers each respectivly own Aldi and Lidl, they are german too



Bullsh..... oooh, mustn't say that!
great, thanks
philbean

I bought some a few years ago. 2 packs AA and 2 packs AAA. Still called … I bought some a few years ago. 2 packs AA and 2 packs AAA. Still called TRONIC but different looking. Grey with black top/bottoms.Dreadful things.Worked brilliant for a couple of months then all just died a death.


Yes, I would second that, but from the comments here, it looks like the quality is far greater these days. Heat added
The 'old' red ones were great. We need someone to confirm if these grey/black ones are indeed the same but just repackaged.
Transformers

Voted hot, but are the mAh figures the typical capacity or the minimum??? … Voted hot, but are the mAh figures the typical capacity or the minimum???


Does that make much difference?
2muchmonth

one bros owns Alai tuther Lidl, bruv



Das Boot muchen bros Aldivizen
pibpob

Does that make much difference?


Not really, it's usually only 100 mAh difference for AA batteries and 50 mAh for AAA, but it would've been good to know anyhow. Most companies will write it on the packaging, but it doesn't look like Tronic do.
Is the associated charger any good?
Good price thanks Melted
2muchmonth

2 brothers each respectivly own Aldi and Lidl, they are german too



A bit like the Adidas and Puma situation then.
Gozer

A bit like the Adidas and Puma situation then.



Sort of. Except it's true about Addidas/Puma and a complete falsification about Aldi/Lidl.

Aldi was initially run by two brothers and they did indeed fall out with each other but that didn't give birth to Lidl. Instead, the company was split into Aldi Nord/Süd. One brother run Nord and the other Süd. To this day they're still seperate and all Aldi stores across the world are run by one of the two. I believe the UK stores are run by Aldi Süd.
Are actual Eneloops worth paying the difference for compared to these?
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