Ultimate Speed Car Battery Charger1 £13.99 @ Lidl
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Ultimate Speed Car Battery Charger1 £13.99 @ Lidl

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Found 11th Jan
Just bought one as my AGM battery was dead, tried 2 expensive (£50 & £110) chargers and they wouldn't charge it. Got this hooked up as we speak and it's doing a grand job. Works for all car batteries including AGM

  • Intelligent microprocessor control with diagnostics program and automatic charging cycle
  • Suitable for all 6V or 12V car and motorcycle batteries, with 4 programmes for adapting to different battery types
  • Pulse charge for charging flat batteries
  • Reverse polarity, short circuit and overload protection
  • Operating voltage: 220 – 240V ~ 50/60Hz
3 Year Warranty
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I have a similar one not that model and it works great . It can charge batteries that my other conventional charger can't. It does however take a long time so you have to be patient. Sometimes it tales up to 3 days so don't expect a quick overnight charge to do the trick.
Edited by: "philrrobinson" 11th Jan
Thanks for posting dragonxpress; these things are incredibly handy
andywedge10 m ago

Thanks for posting dragonxpress; these things are incredibly handy


They are indeed. Leave a classic on trickle charge in the garage.
I was recommended a CTEK one and balked at the £120+ price which although is cheaper than the £180 I paid for the battery 12 months ago so figured that if this doesn't charge it then I'll be claiming under the 4 year warranty for the battery. It says it can be plugged in to a battery for a long time and is micro processor controlled to prevent damage so no probs there and is even covered under 3 year warranty
philrrobinson37 m ago

I have a similar one not that model and it works great . It can charge …I have a similar one not that model and it works great . It can charge batteries that my other conventional charger can't. It does however take a long time so you have to be patient. Sometimes it tales up to 3 days so don't expect a quick overnight charge to do the trick.


Likewise I have a similar model and have used it twice to charge a flat battery which it charged very well over night. great piece of kit
Any good for the electric cars now for sale? If not I might use this on a stag do and wire up the geezer getting married.
Can honestly recommend
Any specs for this? Can't see any mention of amps. Might take a day or two to charge a flat, large battery if the amps are low as with many cheap chargers.

Can't argue too much though at this price and 3 year warranty! Have some heat.

As CTEK has been mentioned, the MXS 5.0 is all that most would need and can be had for under £70.

Edit: full spec PDF below. Looks like it can do 3.8A peak so not terrible at this price and AGM suitable too.

google.co.uk/url…YzB
Edited by: "ahenners" 11th Jan
Very good charger, conditions the battery also unlike most other charger's,I think it's very close to ctek chargers in performance but much less in price
Used this (or a previous model from LIDL) for my motorcycle - most of the time a car charger will ruin a bike batterey, as the current will be too high, but this has a particular motorcycle mode, I plugged it in every time the bike was going to be laid up for a couple of weeks or more.

I fitted a "hella" style connector to use on my BMWR1200GS motorcycle (now, sadly sold) but it's worth pointing out that the engine management system will automatically shut down the link after 20 minutes if the charger doesn't send a special signal down the wire (which this doesn't!) - you get round this by wiring the power socket directly to the battery, but you *must* fit an inline fuse and I reccommend you put armoured braiding on the cables to prevent a short circuit!

Even with the additional work, it's a lot cheaper than the OEM charger at £98!
maffeycourt1 h, 28 m ago

Any good for the electric cars now for sale? If not I might use this on a …Any good for the electric cars now for sale? If not I might use this on a stag do and wire up the geezer getting married.



No, this is no use for an electric car, or even an electric scooter; best used as a regular trickle charger, and not as "an emergency I've got a flat battery" charger

TBH I am surprised at the above positive comments; I love much of Lidls output, but having bought one of these last year - it is complete carp; I took it back and swapped it for one of the bigger, more expensive ones, and even that wouldnt charge a completely flat battery - at least over the 48 hours I left it on, it did NOTHING. I had to stick an ancient old school charger on for a couple of hours, and THEN the Lidl charger kicked in; it wouldnt even let me use the jump start function FFS!!
Edited by: "Gentle_Giant" 12th Jan
Totally ruined two motorbike batteries and yes it was on motorcycle mode. Buy cheap, buy twice. Cost a fortune in the long run, after replacing two batteries and buying a decent charger.
rudey3 h, 28 m ago

Very good charger, conditions the battery also unlike most other …Very good charger, conditions the battery also unlike most other charger's,I think it's very close to ctek chargers in performance but much less in price


If you think this lidl one is very close to the award winning ctek then I politely suggest you have no idea on what the ctek charger can do .
This is a great charger at a fraction of the cost of the ctek. Im sure the ctek is better but ive owned one of these for around 3 years now, and used it many times and ive found it to be great.
I wish people wouldnt compare this with a £120 ctek. It isnt as good full stop.

However, for the price it is unbeatable. Its perfect for those with an occasionally used vehicle which sits in a garage most of the year.....it will trickle charge and condition the battery perfectly.

It is better than any other charger costing less than £50 thats for sure
Have bought 3 of these from lidl in the past, they are good while they last, but they all failed due to the surface mount push switch that selects the charging mode. One failed within warranty but the other two needed taking apart and a manual switch soldering to the contacts & araldite to seal it back up again. Works fine after that. A bit fiddly for non-techies though. The internals are well made, so just this weak point puts me off further purchases.
Can this be used to jump start a dead car?
Bought this from Lidl yesterday as a backup to a previous one from there that works well trickle charging my convertible in the garage. I did however already have a Ctek MXS 5.0 on order from Halfords to pick up tomorrow as I have the option with that to plug in a 12v cable that goes into the cigarette lighter socket which avoids having to disconnect the battery.
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