Tronic Rechargeable Battery Assortment AAA AA @ Lidl £2.99
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Tronic Rechargeable Battery Assortment AAA AA @ Lidl £2.99

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Tronic Rechargeable Battery Assortment

£ 2.99per pack Choose from:

  • 4 x AA (2,400mAh)
  • 4 x AAA (950mAh)
  • 2 x C (4,000mAh)
  • 2 x D (4,500mAh)
  • 9V (200mAh)

Available instore from Thursday 01/03 at Lidl.

I’ve previously bought a few packs and they have been great and are a really good price. Definitely a lot better than single use ones.
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These are a great price but having bought very many of these when they are on at Lidl please only purchase if you are willing to accept a proportion of them will fail after anything between 3 and 12 months of use. I personally won't buy them again and will go for other brands such as Eneloop when they are on offer even though they will still likely be slightly more expensive. Yes I know Lidl offer a three year warranty but the hassle involved in taking back part of a pack that have failed and then not being able to have them replaced because they are not currently on sale just isn't worth it in my view.
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Is the charger up for sale as well ?
These are a great price but having bought very many of these when they are on at Lidl please only purchase if you are willing to accept a proportion of them will fail after anything between 3 and 12 months of use. I personally won't buy them again and will go for other brands such as Eneloop when they are on offer even though they will still likely be slightly more expensive. Yes I know Lidl offer a three year warranty but the hassle involved in taking back part of a pack that have failed and then not being able to have them replaced because they are not currently on sale just isn't worth it in my view.
D.J.Fryer3 m ago

These are a great price but having bought very many of these when they are …These are a great price but having bought very many of these when they are on at Lidl please only purchase if you are willing to accept a proportion of them will fail after anything between 3 and 12 months of use. I personally won't buy them again and will go for other brands such as Eneloop when they are on offer even though they will still likely be slightly more expensive. Yes I know Lidl offer a three year warranty but the hassle involved in taking back part of a pack that have failed and then not being able to have them replaced because they are not currently on sale just isn't worth it in my view.


just wondering, do they not refund in that situation? I assume they don't do testing, so say for example, you felt the it was draining too quickly you could return?
I bought some of the multi coloured batteries that they did for £6 just before Christmas and some of the connectors came away from the body of the battery. Took them back thinking they would be covered by three year warranty - but was told in store 31 days return policy.
Tried to get some guidance from their head office but never heard back. I did get the batteries exchanged
maxcovergold38 m ago

just wondering, do they not refund in that situation? I assume they don't …just wondering, do they not refund in that situation? I assume they don't do testing, so say for example, you felt the it was draining too quickly you could return?


I've never felt compelled to take back a part pack for a refund - in variably only some in pack fail leaving you with the choice to take them all back for a refund or live with the failures.
Been using these for years and still not had to replace any. I use them a lot too. Now and again one will refuse to charge and seems to be dead, but they always revive and start to charge again if you turn the charger off and back on again a few times with the battery in. Sometimes this needs patience and you need to do it multiple times but I've not had one that didn't revive yet. I've found them far more reliable than Duracell and Energizer which I've had die on me completely quite a few times.
Good batteries, but only can take 150 charges at best. This goes to AA and AAA batteries, haven't got chance to test other sizes.
charliebrown21 m ago

I bought some of the multi coloured batteries that they did for £6 just …I bought some of the multi coloured batteries that they did for £6 just before Christmas and some of the connectors came away from the body of the battery. Took them back thinking they would be covered by three year warranty - but was told in store 31 days return policy. Tried to get some guidance from their head office but never heard back. I did get the batteries exchanged



Don't think anyone gives 3 year warranty on rechargeables. Even the big name tool companies only usually give a year.

I reckon these probably are covered for a year but I've never had cause to find out.
I have loads of these and Never had one fail yet, various types of torches, clocks, remote controls, camera and some of them are over 3 years in use. I use tan intelligent charger also bought from Lidl.
Those seem to be a mix of quality.
Mines keep failing and end up in the bin.
Me and my mate are battery fetishists and our houses basically run on these things. The only ones I had that went bad were donkey's years ago in a bad that got a reputation for being bad. We've never had one of the eco ones go bad even when I've left them in 'dumb' devices like torches that won't cut off when they deep discharge.
Rimi1 h, 26 m ago

Good batteries, but only can take 150 charges at best. This goes to AA and …Good batteries, but only can take 150 charges at best. This goes to AA and AAA batteries, haven't got chance to test other sizes.



I'm pretty sure I've never recharged any batteries 50 times, let alone 150. What do you use them in that require that many recharges? I suppose something like a game controller - if you're a serious gamer - might be a candidate.
Ive had these for ages and they have been totally reliable. Make sure they are the ones made by eures, as these are the reliable ones.
Dodge6233 m ago

... What do you use them in that require that many recharges?


Photo camera, photo flashlight, child's car toys, etc.
Children's toys I generally found they'd be recharged once or twice - five time tops - then they'd sit in there for months or years until it was time to throw out, donate or sell the toy, at which point I'd take the batteries out and discover they were totally dead and wouldn't recharge. In most cases would have been much cheaper to use disposable alkalines. A dedicated camera flash is one of the few things that I can imagine would get regularly recharged, if you're a keen photographer. Don't almost all cameras use lithium ion rechargables?
A pack of standard Duracell is is £4 from Tesco

That is about 99.9% of the information that the average punter on HUKD needs when assessing these batteries to ascertain if they are going to save money.

Sweat on the big stuff boys and girls
Are these low self discharge?
How do these compare to the multi coloured ones they also sell?
Edited by: "Zek" 22nd Feb
Zek1 h, 13 m ago

Are these low self discharge?How do these compare to the multi coloured …Are these low self discharge?How do these compare to the multi coloured ones they also sell?


Yeah, they are low self discharge. I've got some of the previous 2300mah Eures branded ones which seem pretty good, I prefer Eneloop for high current devices like my 1 x AA Led torch, as they provide slightly more current.


I use one of these chargers:- 7dayshop.com/pro…127
Edited by: "melted" 22nd Feb
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Dodge623 h, 52 m ago

Children's toys I generally found they'd be recharged once or twice - five …Children's toys I generally found they'd be recharged once or twice - five time tops - then they'd sit in there for months or years until it was time to throw out, donate or sell the toy, at which point I'd take the batteries out and discover they were totally dead and wouldn't recharge. In most cases would have been much cheaper to use disposable alkalines. A dedicated camera flash is one of the few things that I can imagine would get regularly recharged, if you're a keen photographer. Don't almost all cameras use lithium ion rechargables?


A lot of times when a rechargeable just won't charge it's because of smart chargers not sensing enough voltage in them. A dumb charger that just pumps power in can revive them but even better would be to get a good charger that has a refresh option like the eneloop chargers.
Yeah, I've got a dumb charger as well as my BC-900, which sometimes gets them started. But often they're too far gone even for that. BC-900 has a refresh mode, but you still need to have some voltage before it even knows it has a battery in it.
Dodge6222nd Feb

Yeah, I've got a dumb charger as well as my BC-900, which sometimes gets …Yeah, I've got a dumb charger as well as my BC-900, which sometimes gets them started. But often they're too far gone even for that. BC-900 has a refresh mode, but you still need to have some voltage before it even knows it has a battery in it.


If my smart chargers won't charge a battery, I put in a good battery, wait for it to test/detect it and start charging, then very quickly flip out the good battery and put the dud in and about 9 time out of ten it continues to charge the dud. Works in both my 7dayshop smart charger and my Lidl one.

When it doesn't I short the dud and good battery together using coins or whatever comes to hand.


I find the refresh mode on my charger is usually more successful if I set it to charge at one of the higher current settings.
Picked up a few packs of these today in store. Seem to be pretty competitively priced and always seem to sell well in the past.

As with all lidl non food deals, stock is limited and who knows when or if they will have these on promo again. So get em quick!

Choose from:

4 x AA (2,400mAh)
4 x AAA (950mAh)
2 x C (4,000mAh)
2 x D (4,500mAh)
9V (200mAh)
Dodge6222nd Feb

I'm pretty sure I've never recharged any batteries 50 times, let alone …I'm pretty sure I've never recharged any batteries 50 times, let alone 150. What do you use them in that require that many recharges? I suppose something like a game controller - if you're a serious gamer - might be a candidate.



Bike lights - AA's need to charge once every 2 weeks..
Really good batterys
Didn't these outperform every other leading brand on Shop Well for Less on BBC?
ses6jwg37 m ago

Didn't these outperform every other leading brand on Shop Well for Less on …Didn't these outperform every other leading brand on Shop Well for Less on BBC?


Was that recently ?
looks like the lidl 2400 cell has a lot of bad press. The old 2300 was good.

If you don't mind paying a bit more, £5 for 4, but much less than the eneloop, then the Ikea 2450 AA cell is defn the same the eneloop but in different packaging.
Edited by: "ninjin" 1st Mar
Already posted sorry
Never had much luck with these cells. Had many die after a relatively short life so gave up using them a few years back. Probably ok for kids toys and general electronics but not for anything of value such as RC models or flying craft.
ninjin29 m ago

looks like the lidl 2400 cell has a lot of bad press. The old 2300 was …looks like the lidl 2400 cell has a lot of bad press. The old 2300 was good.If you don't mind paying a bit more, £5 for 4, but much less than the eneloop, then the Ikea 2450 AA cell is defn the same the eneloop but in different packaging.



No, the old black ones were a bit poor. These green ones are thoroughly good. I've been using loads, for a long time and they outlast Duracell and Energizer completely. I posted more details on the original thread, but I'll try and find a link..
modelman16 m ago

Never had much luck with these cells. Had many die after a relatively …Never had much luck with these cells. Had many die after a relatively short life so gave up using them a few years back. Probably ok for kids toys and general electronics but not for anything of value such as RC models or flying craft.


(Re-quoted from original thread).
Been using these for years and still not had to replace any. I use them a lot too. Now and again one will refuse to charge and seems to be dead, but they always revive and start to charge again if you turn the charger off and back on again a few times with the battery in. Sometimes this needs patience and you need to do it multiple times but I've not had one that didn't revive yet. I've found them far more reliable than Duracell and Energizer which I've had die on me completely quite a few times.

edit: Invest a few quid in a Lidl or similar intelligent charger. A basic charger will struggle to bring a temporarily faulty cell back to life, but as I said, I've got at least 40 of different sizes and haven't lost one Lidl one yet. Duracells and Energizers tend to be more expensive and less reliable. Granted, an Eneloop will probably be better, but for this price...
Edited by: "shakeyjake66" 1st Mar
DCFC791 h, 34 m ago

Was that recently ?


Sorry it was standard lithium batteries not rechargeable
shakeyjake6612 h, 26 m ago

No, the old black ones were a bit poor. These green ones are thoroughly …No, the old black ones were a bit poor. These green ones are thoroughly good. I've been using loads, for a long time and they outlast Duracell and Energizer completely. I posted more details on the original thread, but I'll try and find a link..


I don't know what colour they are, I'm just going on rated Cell capacity to distinguish them. The older 2300 are highly rated, the new 2400 are not. Many test results on google showing the cells are lighter by far and also hold nowhere near the stated capacity.

forums.moneysavingexpert.com/sho…998


budgetlightforum.com/nod…141
Edited by: "ninjin" 2nd Mar
shakeyjake6614 h, 34 m ago

(Re-quoted from original thread).Been using these for years and still not …(Re-quoted from original thread).Been using these for years and still not had to replace any. I use them a lot too. Now and again one will refuse to charge and seems to be dead, but they always revive and start to charge again if you turn the charger off and back on again a few times with the battery in. Sometimes this needs patience and you need to do it multiple times but I've not had one that didn't revive yet. I've found them far more reliable than Duracell and Energizer which I've had die on me completely quite a few times.edit: Invest a few quid in a Lidl or similar intelligent charger. A basic charger will struggle to bring a temporarily faulty cell back to life, but as I said, I've got at least 40 of different sizes and haven't lost one Lidl one yet. Duracells and Energizers tend to be more expensive and less reliable. Granted, an Eneloop will probably be better, but for this price...


Providing a battery is not discharged below 0.8- 1v per cell it should never refuse to charge.
All my chargers are intelligent as my batteries have to be perfect when placing them in high end RC models. The batteries are then analyzed on a regular basis using specialized equipment. I discard them after 2-3 years or when their capacity falls by 25-30%
Cheap chargers tend only to trickle charge a battery. This presents a problem with large capacity cells as peak detection is necessary to charge them correctly. .
Bare in mind also that the largest capacity battery for a given size is not necessary the best regarding reliability.

Certainly Lidl's Tronic range were not great a few years back but hopefully better now.I'm sure these batteries are fine but only for applications where potential failure doesn't present a problem.
shakeyjake6616 h, 1 m ago

No, the old black ones were a bit poor. These green ones are thoroughly …No, the old black ones were a bit poor. These green ones are thoroughly good. I've been using loads, for a long time and they outlast Duracell and Energizer completely. I posted more details on the original thread, but I'll try and find a link..



The Lidl eco batteries used to be rated at 2,300mah , they increased the capacity to 2,400mah without changing the design/packaging. I have some of their Eures branded, 2300mah ones (actual capacity typically measured around 2350mah).

There was an issue with some 2400 mah, which were branded Kompernass rather than Eures, and much lighter weight but otherwise identical to these. see:- hotukdeals.com/dea…892
Edited by: "melted" 2nd Mar
ninjin5 h, 39 m ago

I don't know what colour they are, I'm just going on rated Cell capacity …I don't know what colour they are, I'm just going on rated Cell capacity to distinguish them. The older 2300 are highly rated, the new 2400 are not. Many test results on google showing the cells are lighter by far and also hold nowhere near the stated capacity.http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5490998http://budgetlightforum.com/node/47141



That was nearly two years ago. The AA cells I bought yesterday (2400s) all weigh over 28g so I'm guessing they're not the poor quality ones referred to in your links.
Edited by: "shakeyjake66" 2nd Mar
9v ones don't fit in my charger
shakeyjake662nd Mar

That was nearly two years ago. The AA cells I bought yesterday (2400s) all …That was nearly two years ago. The AA cells I bought yesterday (2400s) all weigh over 28g so I'm guessing they're not the poor quality ones referred to in your links.


The Kompernass 2400mah ones were duff, the 2300 Eures ones that came before were good and the 2400 Eures ones that they sell now are good too. It was the 2400 Kompernass ones that were pants. As long as they are Eures ones you should be good!
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