TRONIC Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Assortment instore at Lidl from 5th June - £2.99
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TRONIC Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Assortment instore at Lidl from 5th June - £2.99

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Found 29th May 2014
These are back again and really great price for AA 2500 mAh, AAA 900mAh.
I personally don't buy throw-away battery's now, I always buy these, which save money in the long term.

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Was looking for some rechargables. Awesome.

im hoping the charger will also be available

Yes, will buy again as usual when these come out, I find very good for first 6 month then holding charge starts to drop off.
£2.99 for even that time used in Digtl Camera's I feel is good,
If anyone else can enlighten with their use ?

I used several of AA and AAA ones over the last four years. As georgeshoose said, after a few months some of them don't hold the charge as they should and also few of them died after few years, but maybe because of my uneven use. Also compared with the Enelop ones which | also own, they hold less power, even if the nominal capacity is higher.

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I use a uniross charger for these, which discharges the batteries before starting to recharge. Doesn't have a fast charger feature, and takes time, but seems to prolong the life of these Tronic ones.

Not a great fan, after working with the ready charged rechargeable batteries, loss of charge is too quick.
Was sure the previous Tronics Lidl had out were the ready charged not sure why they have gone back to these......

jcb batteries at ebuyer

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jdandi

Not a great fan, after working with the ready charged rechargeable … Not a great fan, after working with the ready charged rechargeable batteries, loss of charge is too quick.Was sure the previous Tronics Lidl had out were the ready charged not sure why they have gone back to these......jcb batteries at ebuyer



Lidl do both types, probably about twice yearly, alternating between types.

The green Tronics here....... hotukdeals.com/dea…290

often wondered why rechargeable AAA batteries cannot go anywhere near the capacity of AA rechargeables - frustrating that most of them are around the 900mah mark while AA's go to 2000mah and beyond
Edited by: "dmm1000" 29th May 2014

dmm1000

often wondered why rechargeable AAA batteries cannot go anywhere near the … often wondered why rechargeable AAA batteries cannot go anywhere near the capacity of AA rechargeables - frustrating that most of them are around the 900mah mark while AA's go to 2000mah and beyond



That's due to a physical limitation: the capacity of a battery is directly proportional to the surface area of the electrodes. AAA batteries have a smaller cross-section than AA, hence there is a significant difference in electrode surface area between the two types.

But they are less thick so bound to be less mAH

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If anyone after good quality, get Sanyo

Absolutely a fan of Sanyo Eneloops. I have tried many batteries and the Sanyo ones are the best.

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I think so. Sanyo is the best one that I have ever used.

These are pretty good for the price. I have been using them for a while and even shot a wedding recently. Worked fine, no problems.

they will work fine, as stated above they tend no to last as long as you think. You should look for 'precharged' or low self discharge batteries because the charge they have, they will keep it for a while. Normal ni-mh will usually loose about 20% of their charge in the first day, and 50% in the first month. Within a year they will have very little charge left, and that is by just keeping them on a shelf.

Eneloops and other LSD batteries will hold 70%+ percent within a year and even more if you get the latest generation of the lot

So if you charge and then use your batteries straight away. These batteries are acceptable, but if you use them on remote controls, joypads/mouse/keyboard, alarm clocks, camera that stays idle for long don't go for anything like that. Eneloop or an a similar technology of batteries will be orders of magnitude better.

No offence geordie7, but I agree with redhavoc. I've bought the Tronic batteries a few times in the past, but I've finally learned my lesson...Tronic rechargeables are a prime example of 'buy cheap, buy twice'.

Eneloops with an intelligent charger all the way now...yes, the initial outlay is quite a bit more than a set of Tronic batteries and the Tronic charger, but in the long term the Eneloop + intelligent charger combo will save money. The Eneloops are good for 1,800 recharges, you'll be lucky if you get 50 decent charges out of the Tronics (in my experience at least).

I don't want to offend anyone in this post because it may still be a good deal for the OP, but I just wanted to pass on my experience.

I need some batteries and charger for wii remote don't know anything about rechargeable batteries or chargers can anyone help.looked at sanyo ones don't know what charger to get.

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I agree the Sanyo Eneloop,s are superior, hence they are around £8 for 4,

I have the Tronic eco friendly 'green' ones, which are ready to use, Mignon Ni-MH 2300mAh low self discharge, 75% after 1 year, quick charge compatible and up to 1000 recharges. (that is what it states on the pack)

Same price £2.99..I have had no problems with them after 2 years use.



Edited by: "geordie7" 31st May 2014

Brightling

That's due to a physical limitation: the capacity of a battery is … That's due to a physical limitation: the capacity of a battery is directly proportional to the surface area of the electrodes. AAA batteries have a smaller cross-section than AA, hence there is a significant difference in electrode surface area between the two types.



Seems pretty common sense even if you don't know the science behind it. They wouldn't purposely reduce the capacity

Good price but you need to be constantly using and recharging these batteries as they die and won't recharge if left in a drawer for ages. I've managed to revive them by freezing them and throwing them on the floor a couple times. There is a reason why they are this price. Still excellent for the price.

leelukehope

Seems pretty common sense even if you don't know the science behind it. … Seems pretty common sense even if you don't know the science behind it. They wouldn't purposely reduce the capacity



right enough - i never thought AAA were half the physical size - thought they were about 2 thirds - I actually weighed them and AAA are near enough half as heavy as AA's

Yeah I know they don't look anywhere near half, look about 30% smaller but even before I knew the science I just presumed the size was the only factor. Mobile phone batteries were showing the same sort of mah/size ratio in comparison to each other

I bought these batteries a year ago. they are still taking charge and can be used . But They are not the best although it says 2500mah, they can't compete with energizer 1300mah. their skin get torn very quickly looking at my other duracell and energizer. Good for the price to use it in poundland's torch. add few more quids and get the energizer instead. Good deal though. Hot from me.

prvezkhan

im hoping the charger will also be available



I bought a Tronic TLG 1000 C4 charger today from LIDL for £13.99. I have submitted the product as a deal.

sam2830

I need some batteries and charger for wii remote don't know anything … I need some batteries and charger for wii remote don't know anything about rechargeable batteries or chargers can anyone help.looked at sanyo ones don't know what charger to get.



Great you are thinking of moving to rechargeable. II've been using rechargeables for about 30 years and still have some of the first batches I bought from Tandy and Boots. They should be well gone by now but are still performing The initial outlay might seem a lot but if battery advice is followed decent ones are bought and a charger that isn't too aggressive or unintelligent then one is not forking out all the time for alkalines.
eg as soon as the battery charged indicator lights remove the batteries as trickle charging is the cause of death of NiMHs
Top Lithium batteries up frequently rathe than full cycling them. If they run too low they often can;t be recharged.
For AA and AAA Sanyo XX eneloops with either 'MAHA C9000 Wizard One Intelligent Battery Charger and Analyser' or Lacrosse BC900 are considered among the best.

Eneloops are low self-discharge so they are even suitable for clocks, remote controls, alarm clock back up batteries.
For C & D batteries I am not sure. Many manufacturers build these from parallel batteries, which is not only a Heath Robinson lash up but a great way to ensure not many charge cycles can be achieved. i.e.. when one of the parallel cells fail the whole battery is useless
For E batteries I use IPowerUS 520mAh Lithium Polymer batteries and- iPowerUS LI-Poly charger.

There's a site called battery university which has good advice on battery care.
I'd only use budget batteries for an application that requires power frequent cycling or to reduce financial loss due to theft cf higher performance batteries eg as a flashlight for work or anything that might be lent out and discharged batteries thrown away by someone who doesn't know better .
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