TRONIC Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries.£2.99 @ Lidl
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TRONIC Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries.£2.99 @ Lidl

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Found 2nd Mar 2015
Good price for High quality Eneloop type low discharge batteries.
Choose from:
- 4 x AA (2300 mAh)
- 4 x AAA (950 mAh)
- 2 x C (4000 mAh)
- 2 x D (4500 mAh)
- 9V (200mAh)

Available from 9th March

As stated, pics show the green stripe and are the ready to use/Eneloop/Hybrid type.

- LadyEleanor

43 Comments

Original Poster

These are as good as my Sanyo eneloops for less than half the price.

lightrider

These are as good as my Sanyo eneloops for less than half the price.

I take your words

Bought the AA last time they had them, absolute waste of money. They are nothing like eneloops, have eneloops and the tronic did use in flashguns, the tronic barely lasted a few dozen flashes, whereas the eneloops can get a few hundred. Don't waste your money, just add couple more quid and but actual eneloops.

I have some of these and they seem ok but I have not tried them in high current applications like camera flashes or anything with a motor, just console remotes and things like that. I know some high capacity ni-hm do drop their voltage in high current applications

Original Poster

Use them in wireless headphones they have the same runtime as my Sanyo's.
Lidl also sell lower quality batteries in similar packaging.
These are the good ones.

Edited by: "lightrider" 2nd Mar 2015

I have I think 16 AA or AAA TRONIC batteries and I can confirm that this ECO ones are OK. The other, "normal" ones don't keep the charge well and half of them died in a year or so with a moderate use.

I bought some of these last time Lidl had them in and regretted only buying 1 pack. The work really well in my pro spec photographic flashgun. they keep their charge well. Very impressed.

Won't power my camera, loose power quickly and if left for a bit not charged often fail,

I have lots of them, most need to go in the bin.


Edited by: "poplars" 2nd Mar 2015

Can OP backup the "Eneloop type" claim, I've had lots of these (the black/grey ones) in the past and after about a year or two the measured capacity of the AA cells was about 200-300mAh, not the 2000+ quoted on the battery.

Roger_Irrelevant

Can OP backup the "Eneloop type" claim, I've had lots of these (the … Can OP backup the "Eneloop type" claim, I've had lots of these (the black/grey ones) in the past and after about a year or two the measured capacity of the AA cells was about 200-300mAh, not the 2000+ quoted on the battery.



I read his "Eneloop-like" comment to be Low Self Discharge type Rechargeable Battery rather than "Eneloop-like" performance.

tried these before and wasnt impressed. they aren't high performance or at least the ones I bought weren't.

I've bought tronic batteries from Lidl pretty much year and these are the only ones worth buying. I only buy these 'low discharge' type batteries now as they seem to be an indicator of well produced batteries. This particular model/colour is very good though and excellent for the price.

bought last time and will buy again

I've used in xb remotes, furbies, kids games, robot dogs etc and also have their charger which is great for % display. it brought some old rechargeable battery back to life too

Yup will be buying more of these they are great

I too can vouch that these seem very decent from my experience over the last couple of years (although notused them in high performance/extreme use such as flash guns). But do beware that Lidl also do Tronic branded non low self discharge rechargeables which are naff.

bought a load of these about 6 months ago for babies toys and things round the house. I'm very pleased with them.

[quote=poplars]Won't power my camera, loose power quickly and if left for a bit not charged often fail,

I have lots of them, most need to go in the bin.

I always know how long I've had each batch of batteries that I buy.
For that reason I buy different brands as then it is easy to see which batteries are the oldest.
I have had good service from the Tronic batteries, worked well, now binned so I will be buying some more.

I've had a Tronic battery charger for years, and it's brilliant - will be stocking up on these. Thanks op.

These are rubbish batteries please don't waste money, I purchased 8 packs last time for a project and half just worked as normal batteries and wouldn't charge later. instead can recommend 7dayshop ones their own brand turned out better than Energizers,

mmmm. been using these for a few years now on bicycle lights/radios/remotes etc etc and to be honest they last me years and work well . .

I bought 10 packs of tronic rechargeables only half would recharge and the those that did only lasted half as long as my old Energiser. Are these a new type of battery I got mine a couple of years ago.

Do Xbox controllers use low discharge ones? Would these be good for that?

Lidl definetly sell 2 types of rechargeable batteries these ones which are the ECO ones and are staycharged/precharged and ordinary rechargeables, both types look pretty similiar, same brand name but its the green coloured circular line around the battery and the Eco which is what to look for. I have tried 7 Day shop and Duracell, these are more or less as good as Duracell and better than 7 Day shop, better because they last longer and are cheaper.
And if you need a charger get one from Lidl Tronic intelligent charger Maplins sell them for £26 about £16-17 in Lidl.

northwales

Bought the AA last time they had them, absolute waste of money. They are … Bought the AA last time they had them, absolute waste of money. They are nothing like eneloops, have eneloops and the tronic did use in flashguns, the tronic barely lasted a few dozen flashes, whereas the eneloops can get a few hundred. Don't waste your money, just add couple more quid and but actual eneloops.



I thought that Eneloops and other low self discharge NiMHs weren't supposed to be used in high current environments (and equally shouldn't be charged at high currents either)?

Used more carefully, I get far more than the stated capacity out of my LIDL Tronic NiMH LSD batteries. They've been the best rechargeables I've ever bought by a long shot!

herrbz

Do Xbox controllers use low discharge ones? Would these be good for that?



Perfect for them. What I use.

JohnGillham

I bought 10 packs of tronic rechargeables only half would recharge and … I bought 10 packs of tronic rechargeables only half would recharge and the those that did only lasted half as long as my old Energiser. Are these a new type of battery I got mine a couple of years ago.



Yikes! Perhaps they changed their supplier or something. Got mine about three years ago.

Rickardo

I too can vouch that these seem very decent from my experience over the … I too can vouch that these seem very decent from my experience over the last couple of years (although notused them in high performance/extreme use such as flash guns). But do beware that Lidl also do Tronic branded non low self discharge rechargeables which are naff.



Ah! Thanks for that, that would explain the dtamatically differing experiences.

If you guys want cheaper low discharge rechargeable batteries - either 7dayshop (about £5.50 for 4) or Ikea ladda ones £4 for 4 are both rated well.

jewelie

I thought that Eneloops and other low self discharge NiMHs weren't … I thought that Eneloops and other low self discharge NiMHs weren't supposed to be used in high current environments (and equally shouldn't be charged at high currents either)?Used more carefully, I get far more than the stated capacity out of my LIDL Tronic NiMH LSD batteries. They've been the best rechargeables I've ever bought by a long shot!



NOPE, Lsd NiMh are perfect for high drain as well as normal NiMh. Normal Nimh are not very good for low drain items like remotes and so forth. Only thing you got right is they don;t like to be charged too quick.

heck my duraloops outlast the Tronic by a mile. The tronic are the worst I have ever bought.

northwales

NOPE, Lsd NiMh are perfect for high drain as well as normal NiMh. Normal … NOPE, Lsd NiMh are perfect for high drain as well as normal NiMh. Normal Nimh are not very good for low drain items like remotes and so forth. Only thing you got right is they don;t like to be charged too quick. heck my duraloops outlast the Tronic by a mile. The tronic are the worst I have ever bought.



Thank you! That's handy to know. I know that NiMHs aren't great for very low current, didn't know that LSD NiMHs can cope just as well as regular NiMH with very high current.

It appears there are (at least) two suppliers of these batteries. That's how regular (red, not LSD-type) look like:

http://radoblad.webspace.virginmedia.com/tronic2.jpg

The battery on the right (black top, smaller lettering) is top notch, capacity as advertised +/- 50 mAh and works very well. I used them in my flashguns on multiple weddings with no issues.

The one on the left (white top, bigger lettering) does not perform as well, but is not too bad either. Capacity in 1400 - 1600 mAh range, works fine in flashguns too. Deteriorates somewhat faster than black top batteries.

I have green, slow discharge Tronics as well and they seem to follow the same pattern. Look for black top ones and you should be fine.

bladteth

It appears there are (at least) two suppliers of these batteries. That's … It appears there are (at least) two suppliers of these batteries. That's how regular (red, not LSD-type) look like:The battery on the right (black top, smaller lettering) is top notch, capacity as advertised +/- 50 mAh and works very well. I used them in my flashguns on multiple weddings with no issues.The one on the left (white top, bigger lettering) does not perform as well, but is not too bad either. Capacity in 1400 - 1600 mAh range, works fine in flashguns too. Deteriorates somewhat faster than black top batteries.I have green, slow discharge Tronics as well and they seem to follow the same pattern. Look for black top ones and you should be fine.



Ones i have are the white top and green banded ones. When i bought them and felt the weight, i was dubious about them, but at £3 they were worth a punt. So the white tops are no where near the stated ratings. Might be worth looking at the lsd ones again.

To date the best value battery i have managed to get are the duracell/eneloop (duraloop), 5.99 for home bargains.

northwales

Ones i have are the white top and green banded ones. When i bought them and felt the weight, i was dubious about them, but at £3 they were worth a punt. So the white tops are no where near the stated ratings. Might be worth looking at the lsd ones again. To date the best value battery i have managed to get are the duracell/eneloop (duraloop), 5.99 for home bargains. 



Red Tronic batteries are standard NiMH, green are LSD-type. Black top perform just as well as 7dayshop ones I also have. Rechargeable NiMH weight more than regular alkaline batteries by around a third.

As stated, pics show the green stripe and are the ready to use/Eneloop/Hybrid type.

I found the AAA 850mah capacity as stated though they slow drain faster than Eneloop and can occasionally trip the Lidl charger into thinking the battery is charged earlier than full.
Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 8th Mar 2015

bladteth

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Best value I have is the smaller capacity ones of these. They claim good longevity too, unlike the Duracells.

I might have to take that back.

I just bought some of the AAA again late this afters and initial non scientific test is not going too brilliant.
Initially they are looking worse, and maybe a good deal worse than my more standard LIdl 850mah hybrids!

Now they are looking OK.
The voltage on discharge dipped fast but then outlasted my 850mah ones !
Maybe it is something to do with my 850s being a couple of years old.

Manufacturing date of my new 950mah ones is November 2014, and at a big guess were 70% charged.

I think the issue here is that Lidl source their batteries from different manufacturers. We can spend all day looking at how the label or packaging looks, but that does not guarantee good capacity, retention or performance.

Personally, I have had good results from the Lidl (green band) LSD Tronic batteries. The 2300 mAh units have previously shown about 1875 mAh on my BC700 charger, which is more or less what I would expect. I have had below average results form both Lidl and ALDI standard rechargeables..

There aren't many manufacturers who state 2300 or 2500 mAh whose batteries actually achieve the figure, but proving they actually don't is the hard part.

I'm happy to take a punt on these based on previous results from Lidl batteries that 'seem' to be the same.

Well, my 2nd test was great and they do outlast my current very highly performing 850mah ones, the voltage curve now more than matching them too.
So, with this hybrid type all 3 of my purchases over 4 years are all still A1.

I've criticised the non hybrid of old and interestingly, on my kitchen scales 2 old Lidl 2500mah AA weigh 10 grams less than my Lidl 2300mah AA so are fakes.2 of these 950mah AAA weigh 1 gram more than my 850mah AAA so that at least sounds correct.

Its hard to believe that Lidl once got conned, though I'm sure it happens to many. Seems to me they have learnt so well recommended.
Obviously I can't confirm 1,000 charges but all hybrids I own have held up well for me. For £3 you cant go too wrong.

Edited by: "LadyEleanor" 9th Mar 2015

These seem fine, AAs came out of the packet with 1850-1900mah, first cycle they are all basically showing 2360mah.

Hope they last!
Edited by: "Magnets" 11th Mar 2015
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