Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries AA or AAA - 4 Pack for £2.99 @ Lidl
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Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries AA or AAA - 4 Pack for £2.99 @ Lidl

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Found 3rd Jun 2013
Available June 10th onwards
Not sure about the quality of " TRONIC Proffessional " but at this price its worth a shot I think...
Choose from:
- 4 x AA 2500 mAh
- 4 x AAA 900 mAh

21 Comments

I have had some bad experience with this brand (quite a few duds) so proceed with caution. I had better luck with Energizer. So I would recommend spending a little extra on a better known brand perhaps.

can't imagine Lidl would have an issue wuith ppl taking them back for a refund .. key point is probably to test them with a few cycles

I buy eneloop 1900mah (latest gen) but they seem to be going up in price every time I look to over a tenner for 4 now but they don't discharge much over time unlike other NiMh so useful for storage/torches etc but for kids toys etc these Lidl jobbies look gr8 for the price

dougledog396

I have had some bad experience with this brand (quite a few duds) so … I have had some bad experience with this brand (quite a few duds) so proceed with caution. I had better luck with Energizer. So I would recommend spending a little extra on a better known brand perhaps.



Yep! You are right. These are rubbish. Keep away!

Ah, these are the red ones - dont buy these, wait for the green low self discharge versions which are much better (truer capacity ratings and obviously they hold their charge for longer). I expect they'll be back in about a month or so.

I tested these red AA ones a few months back and one was only 1500mAh. None were higher than 2000mAh

Edited by: "mccririck" 4th Jun 2013

mccririck

Ah, these are the red ones - dont buy these, wait for the green low self … Ah, these are the red ones - dont buy these, wait for the green low self discharge versions which are much better (truer capacity ratings and obviously they hold their charge for longer). I expect they'll be back in about a month or so.I tested these red AA ones a few months back and one was only 1500mAh. None were higher than 2000mAh



Please how did you test them?

I have tried TRONIC batteries on 3 occasions when lidl have them and each time they have been as useful as a chocolate fire guard. To be honest it is impossible to make a decent battery for this price so there is no surprise they are rubbish. I had hoped that maybe they were cheap as a loss leading promotion, but evidently they are just rubbish.

Lidl sometimes have the Eneloop-type hybrid rechargeable cells in stock. These are much better; they hold on to their charge for months. The capacity is not as much (2.1Ah shown on the label for AA cells), but the sacrifice is worth it unless you are constantly using the cells.

I love this place, several people have said these are rubbish yet it still gets hot

Agree with the comments above. Bought a pack of Tronic AA and a pack of AAA a while ago.

Were great for about 5 or 6 charges.. now won't charge at all.

Rubbish.

arch68

I love this place, several people have said these are rubbish yet it … I love this place, several people have said these are rubbish yet it still gets hot



Maybe there are many satisfied customers who just haven't got as much to say for themselves? I've been using Tronic batteries for years and will buy more. Fine for all uses, although my most recent camera prefers the low internal discharge variety.. The worst ones I've ever owner are... Energizers - I won't be buying them again.

You pays yer money, etc.

if you want good reliable batteries then you want to be buying any of:

enerloop
GP
duracell (the 2000+mah ready charged ones, the others seem a bit duff)
and if you want to save money, the amazon's own ready charged ones are perfectly good enough, although sometimes they do and sometimes they dont come charged for some reason.

I've tested all the above extensively and they all perform satisfactorily
aldi/maplin own do not perform satisfactorily. I can't comment on lidl, but I wouldnt imagine they're too good at these prices.

alababaju

Please how did you test them?



I test mine on a maha powerex, it can do loops of charge/discharge with variable current rates and rest cycles, and displays the results on an LCD. Pretty comprehensive way of catching out rubbish battery manufacturers.

alababaju

Please how did you test them?



With an intelligent charger eg amazon.co.uk/VOL…ger
Edited by: "bayhabourbutcher" 4th Jun 2013

you can get a 2 pack from poundland for a quid so works out cheaper there.

I have tried lots of these. These are rubbish. Pay a bit more and get GP.

Simplyalif

you can get a 2 pack from poundland for a quid so works out cheaper there.




those are typically 700mah

although to be fair they ARE 700mah and as such they're not bad. Unlike maplins I bought that claim 2500mah and often fall around the 900s.

Bad experience for me, it was like throwing the money through drain, would not recommend it to anyone

Yep, I concur. I use energiser ones for myself and got these for the kids controls (xbox, wii etc). They keep nicking mine to use as theirs never last. These are not worth the money in my opinion

dougledog396

I have had some bad experience with this brand (quite a few duds) so … I have had some bad experience with this brand (quite a few duds) so proceed with caution. I had better luck with Energizer. So I would recommend spending a little extra on a better known brand perhaps.



Even the same brand can be different. (i.e the poundworld duracells are not the same as the ones you get everywhere else. I was fairly shocked when I found that out. It was running a raspberry pi or something like it using all the different types of batteries.)

I bought an absolute load of the low discharge ones when last on offer. Uses vary from games controllers, rc helis, kids tablets and now in a flash gun. All perfect and no issues with repeat charges.
Perhaps luck (I bought about 10 packs mind!) or perhaps the low discharge are better? Anyway just my 2p on the topic.

Let me know how these last over time. The last Lidl ones I bought - with their own charger - lasted less long than ones I had for several years before exhaustion. Even the restore on the Tronic charger didn't do anything for their own brand.

Like Lidl's Silvercrest and Crivit brands, you get what you pay for.
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