Tronic intelligent charger - £14.99 @Lidl from the 11th.
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Tronic intelligent charger - £14.99 @Lidl from the 11th.

£14.99LIDL Deals
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Found 4th Nov 2013
Lidl have got their popular intelligent charger on offer again.

Simultaneously charge up to 8 Ni-MH or Ni-Cd batteries
Individual charging slots and discharge function for consistently high battery performance
Additional USB port (1000mA) for charging external devices such as mobiles and tablets
Suitable for international use with adjustable voltage (100 - 240V)
3 year manufacturer's warranty

Charge currents (without using the
USB output)
6 x 1000 mA (Type AA)
6 x 500 mA (Type AAA)
4 x 1000 mA (Type C or D)
2 x 70 mA (9 V Block)

(charge currents are halved if the usb charge port is in use)

They've also got their Tronic ready to use batteries on offer - not tried them yet, so no idea if they're any good.

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My one from last time stopped working yesterday.
They are nice chargers but can go dead in seconds.l have had the one without the digital display as well. Unfortunately the stopped working after a few uses and had to throw it away.
This intelligent one lasted a few more months than the previous one.
Spoke to the store I got it from was told to speak to customer services .have been trying to contact them but no response.
Suggestions most welcome.

AAMAN

My one from last time stopped working yesterday.They are nice chargers … My one from last time stopped working yesterday.They are nice chargers but can go dead in seconds.l have had the one without the digital display as well. Unfortunately the stopped working after a few uses and had to throw it away.This intelligent one lasted a few more months than the previous one.Spoke to the store I got it from was told to speak to customer services .have been trying to contact them but no response.Suggestions most welcome.


Three year warranty usually with contact details in instruction manual.
I've only good experiences of replacement bits being rapidly sent from Germany over the years for tyre inflater head, dimmer socket fuses, entire bike computer.
Oh and my well over 3 year old Lidl intelligent battery charger c£9 is still going strong, as is 1yr old car/bike intelligent charger c£14
Edited by: "mk-donald" 4th Nov 2013

Original Poster

I've got one of the older versions, also well over 3 years old, used regularly & still working.

Got one last year it still works but makes like a sparking sound now and again so never leave it charging without me being in the room at the same time just in case it catches fire! I would take it back but can't find the reciept.

I have had quite a few bits from lidl never had problems maybe unlucky with the Chargers.
@ MK-DONALD thanks for the info
How did you get in touch with them email or phone.would appreciate help in this regard.

AAMAN

I have had quite a few bits from lidl never had problems maybe unlucky … I have had quite a few bits from lidl never had problems maybe unlucky with the Chargers. @ MK-DONALD thanks for the infoHow did you get in touch with them email or phone.would appreciate help in this regard.



Well my Lidl Tronic Universal Battery Charger has a plate underneath giving model, a website URL and a date of manufacture, so on basis of 3yrs warranty that would provide enough contact information and minimum warranty period even without a dated receipt. Mine is a KH980 from kompernass.com 10/2007 though my receipt shows bought 07/2008 at £9.99. The manual says 3yrs warranty from purchase and to contact DES Ltd on support.uk@kompernass.com or 0870 787 6177. Just looked at the website and 6 years on it's still live and recognises "KH 980" ie with space.
So if/when yours went faulty I would have suggested turning it over and reading the makers product plate!


Edited by: "mk-donald" 7th Nov 2013

grillnun

Got one last year it still works but makes like a sparking sound now and … Got one last year it still works but makes like a sparking sound now and again so never leave it charging without me being in the room at the same time just in case it catches fire! I would take it back but can't find the reciept.


See my point above that if there's a product plate underneath with a website & manufacture date within last three years it WILL be covered and you should get help by following that website to support. (Failing which call Lidl's customer helpline. I've only used them once when I was overcharged in having an item double scanned and they were incredibly helpful.)
Edited by: "mk-donald" 7th Nov 2013

I've bought one of these today. Seems a good charger, although I cant see any mention in the manual about this advertised "Discharge Function".

Does anyone have any info on this?

Does this charge single units or only pairs (with the exception of 9v).

How do you actually tell if it charges in single units or pairs? As far as I can see its single units.

Original Poster

It has a separate charging channel for each cell.

The discharge function is performed automatically, the leds alternately flash red and green while it does so.

Thankyou for letting me know!

I have noticed the charger base gets very hot, to the point its too hot to touch it. That's a bit of a concern I think.
I also tried to slot in 3 of my Sanyo Eneloops which aren't very old and it thinks they are dead. Apparently I need to jump start those in a "dumb" charger.

Other than that it seems like a good charger, I would recommend it, even as a previous owner of a BC-900 Charger, as at least this one does everything automatically and fits more batteries.

Original Poster

Mine only gets slightly warm, however it is an older model.

Tried this out today, charged all of my batteries fine and didn't get particularly warm. I think the one that is getting too hot to touch should probably be exchanged...

Degeneratemoo

Tried this out today, charged all of my batteries fine and didn't get … Tried this out today, charged all of my batteries fine and didn't get particularly warm. I think the one that is getting too hot to touch should probably be exchanged...



Did you have all 6 AA/AAA slots filled with batteries?

Yep.

This is a rapid charger. I'm sure I've read elsewhere on the web that 'rapid' charging is not good for batteries? oO Can someone confirm this for me?

Thanks

Benuum

This is a rapid charger. I'm sure I've read elsewhere on the web that … This is a rapid charger. I'm sure I've read elsewhere on the web that 'rapid' charging is not good for batteries? oO Can someone confirm this for me?Thanks



I thought the same, but it charges at 1000mA which I believe is ok.

It's not that rapid. Takes a few hours for an AA so it's not like one of those 1 hour chargers.

Lidl deals - if you can find it.

Nearest store to me is not a large one and they say you have to be there very early on a 'deal' morning for these chargers as they quickly run out.

The get deal link is now 'not found', so one assumes thay are sold out in all the stores.

Original Poster

Lidl remove their deal listings a week after the start date, not sure when they remove unsold stock from the baskets now, it used to hang around for a fair while.
Edited by: "melted" 14th Nov 2013

a quick update just received a new charger
Thank you very much MK-DONALD for the info.

There's still plenty at my one in Bridgend, over 20 id say. Loads of batteries too.

I bought one of these today. If you’re worried that it charges too fast, you could slow the charge rate down by half if you also plug something else into the USB charge port, something that consumes near the maximum 1A it can deliver over that output. For example, plug in a USB powered music system turned up to maximum volume, playing a repeat loop of classical music (such as Sigue Sigue Sputnik, or The Firm’s ‘Star Trekkin’), and leave your batteries to gently charge overnight.

They had around 7 or 8 of these in the Braintree store last night. Didn't buy one myself, just searched on here to get other peoples opinions on this model. Think I'll leave this one, it's quite a large charger.
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