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Tronic Eco AA 2,400 mAh | AAA 950 mAh, 4 pack - Rechargeable Batteries £2.99 @ Lidl
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Tronic Eco AA 2,400 mAh | AAA 950 mAh, 4 pack - Rechargeable Batteries £2.99 @ Lidl

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Posted 14th Apr
As above.

In store from Monday 22nd April ( 21st in Scotland )

Appears to be a good price for rechargeable batteries.

Pre-charged and ready to use.

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AA 2,400 mAh, 4 pack
AAA 950 mAh, 4 pack
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dtokez14/04/2019 19:47

Anyone verified the capacity on these?


I got approx 2240 on all 4 that I bought recently on first recharge. Much better than Eneloop which ended up at half capacity in 6 months. I also have some Uniross 2400 that are 4/5 years old and still doing 2200.

These have been the best - amazon.co.uk/Ext…-79

More expensive but don't need recharging as often.
Edited by: "whathesmeg" 14th Apr
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Excellent price.
Glorious price.
Voted hot
These are 1.2 volt
Darjeegangy14/04/2019 19:00

These are 1.2 volt


But don't non-rechargeable aa's drop from 1.5v very quickly to only 1.2v?
afroylnt1 m ago

But don't non-rechargeable aa's drop from 1.5v very quickly to only 1.2v?


Not very quickly, no. And they keep a higher voltage for longer under high amp loads than alkalines.
afroylnt14/04/2019 19:05

But don't non-rechargeable aa's drop from 1.5v very quickly to only 1.2v?


These AAA didn't work in my toothbrush (after recharge) whereas other brands worked.. which was a let down as that was the main reason of buying them
Anyone verified the capacity on these?
Darjeegangy14/04/2019 19:21

These AAA didn't work in my toothbrush (after recharge) whereas other …These AAA didn't work in my toothbrush (after recharge) whereas other brands worked.. which was a let down as that was the main reason of buying them


Did other rechargeable brands work?
dtokez14/04/2019 19:47

Anyone verified the capacity on these?


I got approx 2240 on all 4 that I bought recently on first recharge. Much better than Eneloop which ended up at half capacity in 6 months. I also have some Uniross 2400 that are 4/5 years old and still doing 2200.

These have been the best - amazon.co.uk/Ext…-79

More expensive but don't need recharging as often.
Edited by: "whathesmeg" 14th Apr
Cold from me...sorry.
Another waste of time Lidl offer, that won’t be available to bin store when you get there.
fatabelly49 m ago

Cold from me...sorry. Another waste of time Lidl offer, that won’t be a …Cold from me...sorry. Another waste of time Lidl offer, that won’t be available to bin store when you get there.


It's usually the bigger items that they get a handful of which go sometimes in minutes. I find these batteries are usually available for several days after the start date in my store, last time was nearly a fortnight. Not a normal line, so won't be available all the time, no. But as long as you go in within a few days I'd be very surprised if you aren't able to pick these up.
fatabelly50 m ago

Cold from me...sorry. Another waste of time Lidl offer, that won’t be a …Cold from me...sorry. Another waste of time Lidl offer, that won’t be available to bin store when you get there.


Think the 3 i visit still have them from january

the display box at the end of aisle holds lots and not an insanely popular item .
afroylnt14/04/2019 20:44

Did other rechargeable brands work?



I haven't tried the other rechargeable brands but regular disposable ones worked.
Edited by: "Darjeegangy" 14th Apr
Any recommendations on a good charging unit that doesn't cost the earth (i.e. not that super whizzy Panazonic one for £50+)?
afroylnt14/04/2019 19:05

But don't non-rechargeable aa's drop from 1.5v very quickly to only 1.2v?



depends what you are using, for example in my mouse (logitech g603) it runs on 2 aa but can run on 1... it gets 2-3 months on 2 tronic 2500s and I'm a heavy gamer (yes 2500s not a typo, I also have tronic 2700s and 2100s). so does it matter? no

dropping to 1.2 depends on how draining the item you are using them in is, and how much it cares that its not getting full power. not all non rechargeables stay at 1.5 for as long as each other anyway, they don't output 1.5 till they suddenly die.

anyway hot from me, the only thing I really ever use batteries in is my 2 mice, remotes and at xmas the wii controllers for a bit of mariokart and house of the dead overkill. these last ages.
These AAA didn't work in my toothbrush (after recharge) whereas other brands worked.. which was a let down as that was the main reason of buying them, ". That is impossible, did you try them in something else? If still nothing works I would take the batteries back for a replacement!


It is true that some appliances don’t work well with rechargables...but I find it is all rechargables, not just these. I have bought these a few times over the years and they have been consistently good, and on a par with much more expensive brands. Recommended
Pay an extra two quid and get the Varta rechargeables from Screwfix...much better option. In my experience, the Tronic batteries from Lidl have a high failure rate. The old saying of "buy cheap, buy twice" definitely applies in this case.

screwfix.com/p/v…50k
vishy0123415/04/2019 01:14

Any recommendations on a good charging unit that doesn't cost the earth …Any recommendations on a good charging unit that doesn't cost the earth (i.e. not that super whizzy Panazonic one for £50+)?


Nitecore D4 DigiCharger does a whole range of batteries from regular NiCad through to L-ion and can mix and match. Not the fastest but reliable and has some nice features. Should be able to pick one up for under 25 quid (think it's 22 quid on Amazon).
Edited by: "babblerx" 15th Apr
I have an xtar vc4 which I am happy with; like the digicore it also charges a wide range of batteries. It also gives an idea of how much charge each battery has taken which is useful for weeding out batteries near their end of life. It doesn't have a discharge feature though.

Some people recommend the LiitoKala lii-500.
Some of mine from Lidl didn't last as long maybe 3-5 cycles would go for something more reliable like IKEA ,if not Panasonic, although had problems with Duracell as well
englishpatient2231 m ago

Some of mine from Lidl didn't last as long maybe 3-5 cycles would go for …Some of mine from Lidl didn't last as long maybe 3-5 cycles would go for something more reliable like IKEA ,if not Panasonic, although had problems with Duracell as well


If they are defective, just take them back to Lidl for refund or replacement?
whathesmeg13 h, 5 m ago

I got approx 2240 on all 4 that I bought recently on first recharge. Much …I got approx 2240 on all 4 that I bought recently on first recharge. Much better than Eneloop which ended up at half capacity in 6 months. I also have some Uniross 2400 that are 4/5 years old and still doing 2200.These have been the best - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Extreme-LR06-AA-hydride-rechargeable-batteries/dp/B002H9IUZO/ref=sr_1_79?crid=1N9OQ4CH0248&keywords=aa+rechargeable+battery&qid=1555273633&s=gateway&sprefix=aa+%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-79More expensive but don't need recharging as often.


What's the estimated charge cycle limit?
whathesmeg14/04/2019 21:30

I got approx 2240 on all 4 that I bought recently on first recharge. Much …I got approx 2240 on all 4 that I bought recently on first recharge. Much better than Eneloop which ended up at half capacity in 6 months. I also have some Uniross 2400 that are 4/5 years old and still doing 2200.These have been the best - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Extreme-LR06-AA-hydride-rechargeable-batteries/dp/B002H9IUZO/ref=sr_1_79?crid=1N9OQ4CH0248&keywords=aa+rechargeable+battery&qid=1555273633&s=gateway&sprefix=aa+%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-79More expensive but don't need recharging as often.



whathesmeg14/04/2019 21:30

I got approx 2240 on all 4 that I bought recently on first recharge. Much …I got approx 2240 on all 4 that I bought recently on first recharge. Much better than Eneloop which ended up at half capacity in 6 months. I also have some Uniross 2400 that are 4/5 years old and still doing 2200.These have been the best - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Extreme-LR06-AA-hydride-rechargeable-batteries/dp/B002H9IUZO/ref=sr_1_79?crid=1N9OQ4CH0248&keywords=aa+rechargeable+battery&qid=1555273633&s=gateway&sprefix=aa+%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-79More expensive but don't need recharging as often.


Hi could you recommend a charger that's not too pricey?I haven't a clue about any of these things,thanks
Been a while since I bought Tronics, but thats because past experience is that they're junk.
Die after a few cycles.

Unless they've improved recently.
babblerx3 h, 1 m ago

Pay an extra two quid and get the Varta rechargeables from Screwfix...much …Pay an extra two quid and get the Varta rechargeables from Screwfix...much better option. In my experience, the Tronic batteries from Lidl have a high failure rate. The old saying of "buy cheap, buy twice" definitely applies in this case.https://www.screwfix.com/p/varta-ready2use-rechargeable-batteries-aaa-pack-of-4/5250k


So far I have found varta rechargeables to be very good as well. Screwfix occasionally has 4 x aa's for £3.50
I think it's better to buy a brand name because at least I have an investment in their own reputation and have some research and development . That said this is probably one of those brands is manufactured by the same factory that produces it for the brand-name batteries , maybe with a little cost-cutting .
vishy0123415/04/2019 01:14

Any recommendations on a good charging unit that doesn't cost the earth …Any recommendations on a good charging unit that doesn't cost the earth (i.e. not that super whizzy Panazonic one for £50+)?


afroylnt15/04/2019 09:10

I have an xtar vc4 which I am happy with; like the digicore it also …I have an xtar vc4 which I am happy with; like the digicore it also charges a wide range of batteries. It also gives an idea of how much charge each battery has taken which is useful for weeding out batteries near their end of life. It doesn't have a discharge feature though. Some people recommend the LiitoKala lii-500.


Another vote here for the Xtar VC4 - good monitoring, multi channel, can mix and match sizes/types AND runs on USB so convenient.

Usually sub £20, e.g. £17.99 on Amazon currently: amazon.co.uk/dp/…C6B
Great price @PennyTrader
Darjeegangy14/04/2019 23:39

I haven't tried the other rechargeable brands but regular disposable ones …I haven't tried the other rechargeable brands but regular disposable ones worked.


May well be the lower voltage all rechargeables have, but sometimes is due to the variance in cell dimensions. Rechargeables may have a slightly shorter positive terminal which may not reach a deeply recessed terminal, and the body of the cell can be slightly longer (and often slightly fatter) than the average non-rechargeable AA/AAA cell which can bend some terminal strips back so they don't touch the metal terminal of the cell.
Edited by: "melted" 15th Apr
phantom197315/04/2019 10:44

Hi could you recommend a charger that's not too pricey?I haven't a clue …Hi could you recommend a charger that's not too pricey?I haven't a clue about any of these things,thanks


I use the Opus BT-C3100 V2.2 charger, it is around £25. It charges more sizes of battery than most chargers. It will also do discharge/charge cycle which tells you what each battery is actually storing. I still use the batteries that don't hold as much charge but in remotes or clocks where they still last a decent time.
mccririck14/04/2019 19:13

Charge 'em up and they'll hit 1.54V.



Until you put a load on them. At the end of the day, they're 1.2 volt cells.
Toxic_Waste15 m ago

Until you put a load on them. At the end of the day, they're 1.2 volt …Until you put a load on them. At the end of the day, they're 1.2 volt cells.


They can take more load for longer than alkaline cells. Visit any flashlight forum and people will tell you not to use alkaline batteries for two reasons - they crap out early under high load and they leak.
jamesakabob3 h, 50 m ago

Another vote here for the Xtar VC4 - good monitoring, multi channel, can …Another vote here for the Xtar VC4 - good monitoring, multi channel, can mix and match sizes/types AND runs on USB so convenient.Usually sub £20, e.g. £17.99 on Amazon currently: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DN9C2DZ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_c8fTCbRFWFC6B


Thank you sir!
whathesmeg1 h, 21 m ago

I use the Opus BT-C3100 V2.2 charger, it is around £25. It charges more …I use the Opus BT-C3100 V2.2 charger, it is around £25. It charges more sizes of battery than most chargers. It will also do discharge/charge cycle which tells you what each battery is actually storing. I still use the batteries that don't hold as much charge but in remotes or clocks where they still last a decent time.


Thanks also for your recommendation! That’s two well priced chargers recommended above hat I will check out. These batteries, screwfix vartas and the rechargeable from ikea (which I hear are rebadged eneloops) should complete the setup 🏼🍺
babblerx7 h, 11 m ago

Nitecore D4 DigiCharger does a whole range of batteries from regular NiCad …Nitecore D4 DigiCharger does a whole range of batteries from regular NiCad through to L-ion and can mix and match. Not the fastest but reliable and has some nice features. Should be able to pick one up for under 25 quid (think it's 22 quid on Amazon).


Thanks man! Just saw you recommendation too. Helpful folks on here
melted15/04/2019 13:50

May well be the lower voltage all rechargeables have, but sometimes is due …May well be the lower voltage all rechargeables have, but sometimes is due to the variance in cell dimensions. Rechargeables may have a slightly shorter positive terminal which may not reach a deeply recessed terminal, and the body of the cell can be slightly longer (and often slightly fatter) than the average non-rechargeable AA/AAA cell which can bend some terminal strips back so they don't touch the metal terminal of the cell.


No, most likely it is because of a bad contact, all batteries have not charged or one battery has failed.
These batteries have higher voltage than alkaline when the alkaline is half used.
It is possible you get lower power/speed. However, again, alkaline are very bad giving out high power so this is not necessarily true.

I stick with Eneloops, their charging characteristics making them ultra reliable.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 15th Apr
I bought some Energizer Recharge Extreme 2300mAh batteries from Amazon in Jan '18 for £7.13 (currently £7.65) and I use them in Xbox One wireless controllers, the Energizers really do last a fair amount longer than these, with the Energizer ones I've probably only charged them up a handful of times in a bit over a year, whereas the Lidl ones I bought a few months ago have needed a few charges. The Energizer ones certainly don't last twice as long, so at £2.99 a pack of four these really are fantastic value, but if the Energizer ones truly are 2300mAh these are more like 1500-1800mAh.
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