Tronic eco Ready to use NIMH Rechargeable batteries - £2.99 @Lidl from 11th
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Tronic eco Ready to use NIMH Rechargeable batteries - £2.99 @Lidl from 11th

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Found 4th Nov 2013
Low self discharge - 75% charge retained for a year.

Pre-charged and ready to use
Choose from:
- 4 x AA 2300mAh
- 4 x AAA 950mAh
- 2 x C
- 2 x D 4500mAh
- 1 x 9V block 200mAh

28 Comments

mAH?

anewman

mAH?


From Lidl photos: AAA 950mAh, 9V 200mAh, D 4500mAh.

Voted hot....the AA are 2500 mAh, Ive had them for 3 years now and still holding charge like new, these are a brilliant buy, will be getting some more next week.

geordie7

Voted hot....the AA are 2500 mAh, Ive had them for 3 years now and still … Voted hot....the AA are 2500 mAh, Ive had them for 3 years now and still holding charge like new, these are a brilliant buy, will be getting some more next week.


the 2500 you have aren't low self discharge though
pretty sure last years were 2100, but as the AAA have been boosted from 850 to 950 they may be approaching 2500 now

Can someone confirm these use a better/different technology to these ones:

hotukdeals.com/dea…381

Which I've had in the past and after about 2-3 years they are only good for the bin, my intelligent charger just rejects them. I'd be very wary of these Tronic batteries although I do need some 9V ones and you can't get Eniloop 9V ones.

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mk-donald

From Lidl photos: AAA 950mAh, 9V 200mAh, D 4500mAh.




The AA's are 2300mAh - from the picture in their leaflet.

I've added the capacities to the description, cheers!
Edited by: "melted" 4th Nov 2013

Roger_Irrelevant

Can someone confirm these use a better/different technology to these … Can someone confirm these use a better/different technology to these ones:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/rechargeable-ni-mh-batteries-2-49-per-533381Which I've had in the past and after about 2-3 years they are only good for the bin, my intelligent charger just rejects them. I'd be very wary of these Tronic batteries although I do need some 9V ones and you can't get Eniloop 9V ones.


i can confirm that your link are just standard jobbies
ones listed here are low self discharge
so definitely different technology
not sure how good they are but mine 'seem' ok

Anyone recommend a good intelligent charger for these? Voted hot

Roger_Irrelevant

Can someone confirm these use a better/different technology to these … Can someone confirm these use a better/different technology to these ones:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/rechargeable-ni-mh-batteries-2-49-per-533381Which I've had in the past and after about 2-3 years they are only good for the bin, my intelligent charger just rejects them. I'd be very wary of these Tronic batteries although I do need some 9V ones and you can't get Eniloop 9V ones.

Gyahhhh!!! I've still got a few of those lying about and they're terrible. I've got the new stay charged ones and they work really well and last for weeks of gameplay in a 360 pad if you're not using the headset.

octopus

Anyone recommend a good intelligent charger for these? Voted hot



If it isthe AA / AAA cells you are interested in, it is hard to go past this:

amazon.co.uk/Acc…328

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yFOz0Zy%2BL._SX385_.jpg

Original Poster

octopus

Anyone recommend a good intelligent charger for these? Voted hot



Lidl have an intelligent charger on offer too (will charge 1 - 6 AA or AAA, 2 x 9V or 4 x C/D) http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tronic-intelligent-charger-14-99-lidl-from-11th-1699285

I've got an older version which is quite good.

kennethsross

If it isthe AA / AAA cells you are interested in, it is hard to go past … If it isthe AA / AAA cells you are interested in, it is hard to go past this:http://www.amazon.co.uk/AccuPower-Fast-Charger-IQ328-batteries/dp/B004Z5XXZU/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1383575749&sr=1-1&keywords=iq-328



+1, don't buy the Lidl 'smart' charger, it doens't appear to charge AAA properly (which means they won't work properly in things like wireless mice etc). This Amazon is a top notch charger.

smoking, I could do with more AAA

I had a Lidl charger which worked OK for a while, only problems with it were:

- It rejected a lot of batteries (Flashing Red) but if you bump started them on a dumb charger they were OK
- One of the channels stopped working altogether (LED always green)

I accidentally dropped it onto a tile floor and although it still appears to work, it does seem to get very hot, so has to go. Decided to replace it with one of these (Never use C/D cells now, and for 9V I can just use the dumb charger.

http://www.batterylogic.co.uk/technoline/images/ic8800.jpg

hotukdeals.com/dea…786

Roger_Irrelevant

Decided to replace it with one of these (Never use C/D cells now, and for … Decided to replace it with one of these (Never use C/D cells now, and for 9V I can just use the dumb charger.http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/technoline-bc-1000-intelligent-charger-inc-4x-eneloop-aa-3g-uk-adapter-bag-battery-1699786



Be careful with these chargers. While they're wonderful when they work properly, I've had two of them in the past and BOTH ended up melting down, one very badly and would likely have started a fire if I had not been around to notice in time. Here's a photo of one of my melted chargers. The other one was much worse but unfortunately I don't have a photo of it anymore. While they may have fixed the problem with updated firmware, my second one had different firmware than the first. I no longer trust these chargers and recommend others to also stay clear.

I'm not the only one with the problem, have a look at this thread (The LaCrosse and Technoline chargers are the same, just different branding).

Look for a charger that can charge each battery individually (rather than in pairs) and has "negative delta v" cut-off.

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rash

+1, don't buy the Lidl 'smart' charger, it doens't appear to charge AAA … +1, don't buy the Lidl 'smart' charger, it doens't appear to charge AAA properly (which means they won't work properly in things like wireless mice etc). This Amazon is a top notch charger.



Was it this version, or one of the ones that charged AAAs at up to 1 Amp, such as hotukdeals.com/dea…942 . The version I have charges 1-6 AAA without a problem.





Edited by: "melted" 5th Nov 2013

HappyClown

Look for a charger that can charge each battery individually (rather than … Look for a charger that can charge each battery individually (rather than in pairs) and has "negative delta v" cut-off.



Well I'll be wary, but it's a different model number (BC-1000) and says it has firmware v37. Also looking in the manual it has -ve delta V cut off, and it also monitors the temperature of the batteries:

When overheating condition occurs (over about 53°C, usually due to too high a charging
current selected), the charging will be stopped immediately and the display will shown
“000 mA”, the charging process will only resume once the temperature of the
rechargeable batteries drops to a safe level. If overheat conditions continue to occur, the
rechargeable batteries shall be taken out to cool down and then charged at a lower
current.


It can also charge/discharge any of the channels independantly.

So, reading between the lines, it looks like they became aware of the problem and made some hardware fixes for the BC-1000, and probably fixed the firmware that was causing the crash/freeze and thus unregulated charging in the BC-900.

Found a thread with the differences:

candlepowerforums.com/vb/…ge2

I bought a few packs of these in AA form early THIS year, same price but they were 2100mAh............. still going strong.

Original Poster

Roger_Irrelevant

Well I'll be wary, but it's a different model number (BC-1000) and says … Well I'll be wary, but it's a different model number (BC-1000) and says it has firmware v37. Also looking in the manual it has -ve delta V cut off, and it also monitors the temperature of the batteries:When overheating condition occurs (over about 53°C, usually due to too high a chargingcurrent selected), the charging will be stopped immediately and the display will shown“000 mA”, the charging process will only resume once the temperature of therechargeable batteries drops to a safe level. If overheat conditions continue to occur, therechargeable batteries shall be taken out to cool down and then charged at a lowercurrent.It can also charge/discharge any of the channels independantly.So, reading between the lines, it looks like they became aware of the problem and made some hardware fixes for the BC-1000, and probably fixed the firmware that was causing the crash/freeze and thus unregulated charging in the BC-900.Found a thread with the differences:http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?319224-La-Crosse-Technology-BC1000-reviews-Experiences/page2



According to this post in the thread you linked to the bc1000 is identical to the 9009 which apparently also suffers the melting issue, although possibly less common.

Hmm, - if I'm not muddling it up with a different charger, I seem to recall reading something about the manufacturer blaming some of the charger's PSU - something about the version they were using at the time being very slightly over voltage.

Edited by: "melted" 4th Nov 2013

Roger_Irrelevant

So, reading between the lines, it looks like they became aware of the … So, reading between the lines, it looks like they became aware of the problem and made some hardware fixes for the BC-1000, and probably fixed the firmware that was causing the crash/freeze and thus unregulated charging in the BC-900.



Indeed if they have properly addressed the overheating then this is a very good charger. I'm still reluctant to go near them after (almost literally!) being burned twice - the second time with newer firmware that was supposed to have fixed the problem.

For the record I am now using a cheap Chinese "Moden BQC-4A19" charger. I've used it extensively for the past year without issue, though after prolonged use it can get quite hot which does worry me somewhat (mostly based on my Technoline experience!). It's small (travel friendly), uses -ve delta V and charges individual channels. Overall I'd recommend it as a simple but decent charger. Can't remember where I bought it from sorry, I think I had it shipped from China.
Edited by: "HappyClown" 4th Nov 2013

Thanks, have been looking for some affordable rechargeable batteries!

Bought a pair of AAA 900mah from poundworld yesterday ,charged them up and had them in my personnel radio for 12 hours on max volume and still going strong and get a good year of daily use.Couldn't ask for better value?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360552601574&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Fsatitle%3D360552601574%26fvi%3D1

Just bought this.

cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/…3D1
Edited by: "winchman" 5th Nov 2013

Original Poster

winchman

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360552601574&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Fsatitle%3D360552601574%26fvi%3D1Just bought this.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360619708465&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fsearch.dll%3Fsatitle%3D360619708465%26fvi%3D1



I'd recommend avoiding chargers that charge batteries in pairs. Best to get a -delta V charger with independent charging channels. Also avoid rapid chargers.
Edited by: "melted" 5th Nov 2013

very good offer, head added

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Thought I'd post a remimder that these are available today. Got a couple of packs of AAA as spares for bike lights.

Brought a couple of them today. They are 2.99. They are heavy so I think they are good quality if that makes sense.

I got the charger some D batteries and some square ones Thanks
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