LIDL: Tronic ready to use NiMH Rechareable Batteries - £2.99 from 17th
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LIDL: Tronic ready to use NiMH Rechareable Batteries - £2.99 from 17th

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Found 10th Mar 2016
Choose from:
- 4 x AA (2,300mAh)
- 4 x AAA (950mAh)
- 2 x C (4,000mAh)
- 2 x D (4,500mAh)
- 9V (200mAh)
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bought this last time, very good batteries
i would recommend
lapsap_c

bought this last time, very good batteriesi would recommend



​What charger are you using with them?
They don't seem to stock these in my local new store.
lapsap_c

bought this last time, very good batteriesi would recommend



They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for anything else expect their stated capacity to drop to about 1/3 of what it states after only a year or so. Just use a smart charger that tells you the capacity to confirm this.
Roger_Irrelevant

They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for … They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for anything else expect their stated capacity to drop to about 1/3 of what it states after only a year or so. Just use a smart charger that tells you the capacity to confirm this.



​ What charger do you use / recommend?
If you want to look after your batteries this charger is very capable..

7dayshop.com/pro…127
you can use any NIMH charger.......
Roger_Irrelevant

They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for … They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for anything else expect their stated capacity to drop to about 1/3 of what it states after only a year or so. Just use a smart charger that tells you the capacity to confirm this.


Nope.
djames108

you can use any NIMH charger.......



Yes but that will just pump charge in till it thinks they're full, sometimes you want to refresh your batteries, discharge them first, test their capacity etc.

If I were getting a new one I'd get backlit, something like this for £24:

Opus BT - C3100 V2.2 Intelligent Battery Charger - UK PLUG PURPLISH BLUE

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TylerDurdenUK

What charger do you use / recommend?



It's a technoline, but this charger comes branded as alsorts, in fact the one Dusty posted looks almost identical.
djames108

you can use any NIMH charger.......

TylerDurdenUK

What charger do you use / recommend?



I've got one of these, never tried to charge anything else other than AA's & AAA's.
Duelling Duck

Nope.



Yep.

Buy a pack of these and a pack of Eneloops. Come back in a year or so and measure the capacity of all of them (if you know how to). (_;)

Hint: Eneloops will be about 1900mAh, these will be about 700mAh.
Roger_Irrelevant

They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for … They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for anything else expect their stated capacity to drop to about 1/3 of what it states after only a year or so. Just use a smart charger that tells you the capacity to confirm this.



Any evidence to back this up? If they are low drain batteries (Eneloop etc) then your statement is incorrect. If they are standard NiMH batteries then you may be right. However standard NiMH are not really designed for low consumption devices like remote controls, they are better for high drain items like remote control cars, torches and the like.
I bought them with lidl's charger over 1 year ago. I replaced most of batteries in home with these ones. Work perfect specially for kids toys. AA type are slightly bigger than the standard one so i had problem with few toys to fit them.
Lippo999

Any evidence to back this up?



Not a scientific peer reviewed study in a journal but I always used to use "Tronic" or those GP (I think) ones that CPC sell. They'd go flat, I'd charge them on a dumb charger, put back in and they'd go flat pretty quickly.

About three years ago I bought a smart charger and a load of Eneloops. The Tronic/GP ones were showing about 600mAh on a full charge. Now when I get the Eneloops out the drawer they're still nearly fully charged, last longer and charge to ~1800-2000mAh. The others (that aren't totally dead) are pitiful and go in the recycler.
Roger_Irrelevant

Not a scientific peer reviewed study in a journal but I always used to … Not a scientific peer reviewed study in a journal but I always used to use "Tronic" or those GP (I think) ones that CPC sell. They'd go flat, I'd charge them on a dumb charger, put back in and they'd go flat pretty quickly.About three years ago I bought a smart charger and a load of Eneloops. The Tronic/GP ones were showing about 600mAh on a full charge. Now when I get the Eneloops out the drawer they're still nearly fully charged, last longer and charge to ~1800-2000mAh. The others (that aren't totally dead) are pitiful and go in the recycler.


GP ones are fine in my experience, they are in my cordless dect phone and have lasted a good 4 or five years so far.


OP .. for 4 x AAA (950mAh) of Tronic ready to use NiMH Rechareable Batteries from LIDL's for £2.99, you may as well buy 4 x AAA (800mAh) from any respective £Pound Shop for only £1! (& save yourslf a few?), or ..... :-)
amour3k

OP .. for 4 x AAA (950mAh) of Tronic ready to use NiMH Rechareable … OP .. for 4 x AAA (950mAh) of Tronic ready to use NiMH Rechareable Batteries from LIDL's for £2.99, you may as well buy 4 x AAA (800mAh) from any respective £Pound Shop for only £1! (& save yourslf a few?), or ..... :-)



But these will keep recharging beyond the 3 packs of pound shop non-rechargeables, though, so saving you money after few weeks/months?
Roger_Irrelevant

Not a scientific peer reviewed study in a journal but I always used to … Not a scientific peer reviewed study in a journal but I always used to use "Tronic" or those GP (I think) ones that CPC sell. They'd go flat, I'd charge them on a dumb charger, put back in and they'd go flat pretty quickly.About three years ago I bought a smart charger and a load of Eneloops. The Tronic/GP ones were showing about 600mAh on a full charge. Now when I get the Eneloops out the drawer they're still nearly fully charged, last longer and charge to ~1800-2000mAh. The others (that aren't totally dead) are pitiful and go in the recycler.



So these Lidl batteries aren't Eneloop? If so, you're right - you'll always be recharging them every 3 months or so.
I've had tronics for years amongst other brands, they are just as good. for less than £1 a battery they will last years so I don't see what the big debate is about. eneloops are no doubt a bit better....but they cost a lot more so is irrelevant at this price range.

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amour3k

OP .. for 4 x AAA (950mAh) of Tronic ready to use NiMH Rechareable … OP .. for 4 x AAA (950mAh) of Tronic ready to use NiMH Rechareable Batteries from LIDL's for £2.99, you may as well buy 4 x AAA (800mAh) from any respective £Pound Shop for only £1! (& save yourslf a few?), or ..... :-)



I'd be surprised if you can get 4 genuine low self discharge batteries for £1, and I wouldn't waste my time or money on standard NiMH.

I've previously bought Lidl's Tronic low self discharge batteries a couple of years ago, (they were in different green packaging, but the batteries look the same) and found them to be pretty good. I also have a lot of original type Eneloop and GP Recyko LSD batteries.

All my non-LSD batteries are stuffed in a pot along with some Uniross ones that claimed to be LSD that don't hold their charge, haven't used them for years, so really should dump them.
djames108

I've had tronics for years amongst other brands, they are just as good.



They're not though. I want to be able to grab some batteries that may have been sat in a drawer for 6 months or a year and know they will still be charged. And will not be fit for chucking out after 2 or 3 years. Eneloops do that, these (and prob a lot of others) don't.

Eneloops are about £10 for 4 but I got 10 for £8 off Amazon as I used a £10 voucher (HUKD Flamedeer ironically).
Roger_Irrelevant

They're not though. I want to be able to grab some batteries that may … They're not though. I want to be able to grab some batteries that may have been sat in a drawer for 6 months or a year and know they will still be charged. And will not be fit for chucking out after 2 or 3 years. Eneloops do that, these (and prob a lot of others) don't.Eneloops are about £10 for 4 but I got 10 for £8 off Amazon as I used a £10 voucher (HUKD Flamedeer ironically).



your complaining at having to throw out batteries after 2-3 years that cost less than £1.........wow your standards must be very high.

I personally have tronics (the old non-lsd ones) I've had for about 2 years and there just as good as when I got them. I also got some LSD ones about 6 months ago which are also excellent. I cannot comment on how long the charge lasts 6 months - 1 year sat in a drawer as I am constantly using them.

I would say though if your keeping rechargeables in a drawer for that length of time then perhaps you don't really need them......

Roger_Irrelevant

They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for … They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for anything else expect their stated capacity to drop to about 1/3 of what it states after only a year or so. Just use a smart charger that tells you the capacity to confirm this.


Have you tried them in a dumb slow charger for a long time, then discharging them in the smart charger and seeing what capacity it reports?
Rickardo

But these will keep recharging beyond the 3 packs of pound shop … But these will keep recharging beyond the 3 packs of pound shop non-rechargeables, though, so saving you money after few weeks/months?



Thanx, my bad! .. I meant:

"OP .. for 4 x AAA (950mAh) of Tronic ready to use NiMH Rechareable Batteries from LIDL's for £2.99, you may as well buy 4 x AAA (800mAh) Rechargables from any respective £Pound Shop for only £1! (& save yourslf a few?), or ..... :-)"

Thanx, lol. :-)
melted

I'd be surprised if you can get 4 genuine low self discharge batteries … I'd be surprised if you can get 4 genuine low self discharge batteries for £1, and I wouldn't waste my time or money on standard NiMH.I've previously bought Lidl's Tronic low self discharge batteries a couple of years ago, (they were in different green packaging, but the batteries look the same) and found them to be pretty good. I also have a lot of original type Eneloop and GP Recyko LSD batteries. All my non-LSD batteries are stuffed in a pot along with some Uniross ones that claimed to be LSD that don't hold their charge, haven't used them for years, so really should dump them.



Thanx for the Info. :-)
amour3k

Thanx, my bad! .. I meant:"OP .. for 4 x AAA (950mAh) of Tronic ready to … Thanx, my bad! .. I meant:"OP .. for 4 x AAA (950mAh) of Tronic ready to use NiMH Rechareable Batteries from LIDL's for £2.99, you may as well buy 4 x AAA (800mAh) Rechargables from any respective £Pound Shop for only £1! (& save yourslf a few?), or ..... :-)"Thanx, lol. :-)



Even so, pound shop rechargeable not low self discharge, though.
Lippo999

So these Lidl batteries aren't Eneloop? If so, you're right - you'll … So these Lidl batteries aren't Eneloop? If so, you're right - you'll always be recharging them every 3 months or so.



Lidl do or have done both standard and low self discharge Tronic batteries. The LSD ones are usually labelled "eco" and describe retaining something like 80% charge up to a year.
Rickardo

Even so, pound shop rechargeable not low self discharge, though.



Fair play to that. :-)
I used to use these for my camera flashes at weddings and changed them about 3 times during a wedding, the Duracell ones I have now are still running fine on one set by the end of the night, these are cheap for what they are but as someone mentioned probably not ideal for high drain gadgets.
hotfrost

​What charger are you using with them?



​hi, i am using my old duracell and energizer chargers, no problems at all
i mainly use for wii controls, and some toys, seem quite good, cant see any difference between Duracell and Energizer batteries that i got
Think I might buy a pack of AA's and see how they compare with my 2100 series Uniross Hybrio's which after 2 break-in cycles manage around 1800..

For anyone wanting a set of LSD's for the camera 7dayshop have the Fujitsu's back in stock @ £6.19 (AA's) more than double the price but I suspect much better quality..
Edited by: "Dusty" 10th Mar 2016
pibpob

Have you tried them in a dumb slow charger for a long time, then … Have you tried them in a dumb slow charger for a long time, then discharging them in the smart charger and seeing what capacity it reports?



​No need I wouldn't have thought, the smart charger has a "Refresh" mode where it will discharge/charge repeatedly until the max capacity doesn't change. You can't flog a dead horse.
Roger_Irrelevant

​No need I wouldn't have thought, the smart charger has a "Refresh" mode w … ​No need I wouldn't have thought, the smart charger has a "Refresh" mode where it will discharge/charge repeatedly until the max capacity doesn't change. You can't flog a dead horse.


...as does mine (BL700), but it often doesn't always detect full charge correctly and can cut off early. If you make sure the cell is actually fully charged, there's no way to mistake when it has discharged.
I use these in my xbox controllers and digital clocks and they are fine. Charge them with an old energiser charger... after a few years they start to die off. For £3 get a few sets and swap them out.
djames108

you can use any NIMH charger.......

TylerDurdenUK

What charger do you use / recommend?


Bought very similar BC-2000 for a bid of £16.50 a month ago and using 7 DayShop 2900 Mah AA charging to 2950Mah on all 4 batteries.
ebay.co.uk/itm…850?hash=item463d3803aa:g:Gh8AAOSwMmBVkO-e
Edited by: "morrig" 10th Mar 2016
With regard to this post and the discussion surrounding it :-
I am a fan of Tronic batteries and the Tronic charger from Lidls. I have 2 strengths of AA from them 2100 (Green Blister Pack Black Tronic Energy 2100), and 2500 "professional" (red/grey blister pack Mignon Ni-MH Rechargeable)
The interesting thing is these 2500 "professional" have a white end face at the + Pin end very similar to the "eneloop" ones I have from other Manufacturers, the Lidl 2500 perform very well indeed.
Does anyone have any knowledge of these 2500 ones from lidl and their possible "eneloop" origins ?
They drain faster unused than some other batteries. However a year+++++ on I am getting at least 2000 mah capacity, them still outdoing my Eneloops.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 13th Mar 2016
The Poudland AAA ones are 350mah capacity I seemto recall, per 2.
Poundworld ones have a capacity of 600mah, seem OK, but again it is 2 to the £.
Roger_Irrelevant

They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for … They might be OK for low drain stuff like remote controls, but for anything else expect their stated capacity to drop to about 1/3 of what it states after only a year or so. Just use a smart charger that tells you the capacity to confirm this.



Not my experience. I have just checked them on my smart charger and reported capacity is still 2.2 - 2.5 Ah after a few years of medium use, but including shooting number of weddings (flashes are by no means a low drain!). However, check them first. I encountered two different batches of Tronic batteries. The ones with black tops (around positive terminal) are amazing, but the others with white tops are quite poor. I had both and the latter must be sourced from a different factory as they lose capacity fairly quickly and swell when fast-charged. Had to throw them away after a year or so as I was afraid they might leak at some point. Perhaps you had white-top batteries, so stick to black ones and you should be fine.
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