MICTUNING Battery Charger Maintainer,6V 12V Intelligent Fully Automatic Smart Battery Charger - £16.91 (Prime / £20.90 non Prime) - Sold by MICTUNING® Team and Fulfilled by Amazon
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MICTUNING Battery Charger Maintainer,6V 12V Intelligent Fully Automatic Smart Battery Charger - £16.91 (Prime / £20.90 non Prime) - Sold by MICTUNING® Team and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 6th Nov
Description from website

  • Multiple Uses- perfect device for batteries maintaining and charging in cars, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, UTVs, PWCs, RVs, etc
  • 8ft Output Cord- long enough to work for ALL 6V and 12V lead acid batteries (WET, MF, AGM and GEL)
  • Voltage Auto Detection- 0.75-1.25Amp of charging current intelligent battery trickle charger, helps to detect the voltage and define voltage status
  • Safety- comes with fuse for overcharge and short circuit protection, while spark-free technology and quick disconnect leads ensure safely charging
  • Easy Operation w/LED Indicator- it's very simple for using, hook it up and connect it for easy charging


Guys, is this any good compare with Lidl/Aldi deals. I don't know much about cars/chargers hence need your opinions.

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I think this is more of a maintainer type thing. So if you arent going to be using your vehicle for a long period of time you can plug this in to "maintain" the battery.. A few of the Amazon reveiws mention this. I have no idea what effect that will have on the charging capabilities of this when it comes to needing to charge a battery quickly overnight. I have one from Argos that i use. It costs about the same amount and hasnt missed a beat. Its rated at 4amps so charges nice and quickly. here

6 AMP version is £2 more
Edited by: "furiousjammin" 6th Nov

Original Poster

furiousjammin3 m ago

I think this is more of a maintainer type thing. So if you arent going to …I think this is more of a maintainer type thing. So if you arent going to be using your vehicle for a long period of time you can plug this in to "maintain" the battery.. A few of the Amazon reveiws mention this. I have no idea what effect that will have on the charging capabilities of this when it comes to needing to charge a battery quickly overnight. I have one from Argos that i use. It costs about the same amount and hasnt missed a beat. Its rated at 4amps so charges nice and quickly. here6 AMP version is £2 more


Thank you for your comments. I am looking to get something to charge a parked car battery with mains and have no clue where to start from.

The link you have mentioned, does it inlcude some kind of battery inside? or do you just connect it with mains?

Preying_Eyes5 m ago

Thank you for your comments. I am looking to get something to charge a …Thank you for your comments. I am looking to get something to charge a parked car battery with mains and have no clue where to start from.The link you have mentioned, does it inlcude some kind of battery inside? or do you just connect it with mains?



What sort of car battery is it? The bigger the battery, the longer it will take to charge.
Diesels tend to have larger batteries than petrols due to needing more initial battery to turn the engine over on compression.
So depending on the size of the battery you want to charge, will point you to the charger you need.

Then you have to consider the type of battery you have. Is it lead acid? Gel? Lithium? etc. You will need to buy a charger that works with that type of battery.

Then you have to ask are you wanting to put it on charge every night? Or are you just wanting something like an emergency use thing. Occasional flat battery charger is a different beast to an optimiser. By all means you can pay a bit more and buy one that does both, or you can spend less and get the one designed to do what you want with it.

link i s
Preying_Eyes8 m ago

Thank you for your comments. I am looking to get something to charge a …Thank you for your comments. I am looking to get something to charge a parked car battery with mains and have no clue where to start from.The link you have mentioned, does it inlcude some kind of battery inside? or do you just connect it with mains?



the link i sent are mains powered ones. Either take the battery off the car and charge the battery near a plug in an outhouse, or run an extension from the house to the car and charge the battery while on the car. (You are supposed to remove the battery connections to the car while charging, but i NEVER do. (Cant be bothered)

You can get "jump start boxes" that have a battery inside. When your car battery flat you just jump start it off the jump start box and the car should charge the battery yourself. Those are good, but if your battery is COMPLETELY dead, a jump box wont help, you'll need a charger. But 9 times out of 10, a jump box will get it going.

Original Poster

furiousjammin3 m ago

What sort of car battery is it? The bigger the battery, the longer it will …What sort of car battery is it? The bigger the battery, the longer it will take to charge.Diesels tend to have larger batteries than petrols due to needing more initial battery to turn the engine over on compression.So depending on the size of the battery you want to charge, will point you to the charger you need. Then you have to consider the type of battery you have. Is it lead acid? Gel? Lithium? etc. You will need to buy a charger that works with that type of battery.Then you have to ask are you wanting to put it on charge every night? Or are you just wanting something like an emergency use thing. Occasional flat battery charger is a different beast to an optimiser. By all means you can pay a bit more and buy one that does both, or you can spend less and get the one designed to do what you want with it.



it is a diesel car and to be used on emergency basis. I have no idea what kind of battery I will check and will confirm you once at home

Preying_Eyes2 m ago

it is a diesel car and to be used on emergency basis. I have no idea what …it is a diesel car and to be used on emergency basis. I have no idea what kind of battery I will check and will confirm you once at home



If you use this Halfords guide here find out which one they advise and then look around for a cheaper one with the same functions. That way you are making the most of halfords advice, but not letting them pull your pants down by buying from them. lol

Will this be good for maintaining 100 ah deep cycle/"leisure batts" (lead/acid)? If not, any recomendations?

traylee25 m ago

Will this be good for maintaining 100 ah deep cycle/"leisure batts" …Will this be good for maintaining 100 ah deep cycle/"leisure batts" (lead/acid)? If not, any recomendations?


Lidl and Aldi do them about this time of year,
Search for lidl/aldi charger in deals, loads of info and discussions over the years.

furiousjammin2 h, 15 m ago

link i s the link i sent are mains powered ones. Either take the battery …link i s the link i sent are mains powered ones. Either take the battery off the car and charge the battery near a plug in an outhouse, or run an extension from the house to the car and charge the battery while on the car. (You are supposed to remove the battery connections to the car while charging, but i NEVER do. (Cant be bothered)You can get "jump start boxes" that have a battery inside. When your car battery flat you just jump start it off the jump start box and the car should charge the battery yourself. Those are good, but if your battery is COMPLETELY dead, a jump box wont help, you'll need a charger. But 9 times out of 10, a jump box will get it going.


Would not advise removing battery connections you could trash BSI or ECU on your car if not done correctly

traylee3 h, 17 m ago

Will this be good for maintaining 100 ah deep cycle/"leisure batts" …Will this be good for maintaining 100 ah deep cycle/"leisure batts" (lead/acid)? If not, any recomendations?


This would be fine - as long as the battery is in good condition. These usually charge to 13.8v or thereabouts then let voltage drop to 12 then up again as infinitum - unless the battery is naturally discharging more than 24x the charge amps of the charger everyday you have no worries.

Imho this is too powerful for a standard motorcycle battery - they usually like to charge at c.1amp.

Someone may correct me but I usually work on a multiplier of 10 charger to battery: 60ah battery max = 6amp charger. Not too fast and not too slow. That's not an exact science but saves battery damage.
Edited by: "worthinger" 6th Nov

Thanks shadey and worthinger.

I might get one of these for each of my batts then. Previously, after having used/discarded my batts (I have 4) I would just charge them, and then leave 2 of the batts for a few months, whilst maintaining the other two since I only have 2 chargers/maintainers. Then switch them over every few months/when I rememberd to! I guess they might be a little damaged after a few years of doing this.

How would you advise to assess the damage, if it's possible to do?

decent deal

One of these killed my battery, I now use my very old charger which is over 40 years old, which does a grand job.
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