Ultimate Speed Intelligent Car Battery Charger only £13.99 from 2nd Oct @ Lidl
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Ultimate Speed Intelligent Car Battery Charger only £13.99 from 2nd Oct @ Lidl

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Found 26th Sep 2014
I have a C-Tek for looking after our caravans leisure battery during the winter months, but these are basically the same thing ...only a lot cheaper!
Because they have intelligent pulse charging at different rates, it's even been able to revive an otherwise totally dead spare, impressive.

Here's the details...

Intelligent microprocessor control with diagnostics programme and controlled charging process
With reverse polarity, short circuit and overload protection as well as pulse charge for flat batteries
Suitable for most 6V and 12V car or motorcycle batteries with a 1.2 - 120Ah capacity
4 variable charging rates (Max. 3.8A)
Operating voltage: 220 - 240V ~ 50/60Hz

Remember, this will be available from 2nd October and will probably go quick at this price.
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63 Comments

Need a new one, thanks for the heads up.

Original Poster

Forgot to add to post, 2/10 is their Car Care event, so lots of other bits & pieces as well eg Trolley Jack @ £19.99, but the charger is really the best buy of the lot.

If you need a new battery, you can get them for £34 from euro car parts hotukdeals.com/dea…e=3

Great little charger.

Does anyone know if this pulse method charge a completely flat battery? I have a very similar Aldi one and because it is clever and auto detects 6v or 12v it wont charge anything that is less than a couple of volts.

No doubt Aldi will be doing this soon after Lidl as usual.

@mosschops

I have this charger and it will not function if the battery has lees than 6volts.

I threw my last one away because it wouldn't work, turned out it was the battery all along. Was not impressed, but have learnt from that mistake!

mosschops

Does anyone know if this pulse method charge a completely flat battery? … Does anyone know if this pulse method charge a completely flat battery? I have a very similar Aldi one and because it is clever and auto detects 6v or 12v it wont charge anything that is less than a couple of volts.



This will function in exactly the same way as an Aldi one,so if that won't recover a flat battery this almost certainly won't either.

I have this from last year and its great. I look after a 2003 Jag XJ8 with a massive original battery....before, every two weeks it was flat...charged it with this and its been fine every since.

Cars don't give a battery a full charge which is why this is so useful.

I use it on my car most weekends as Skoda (same in Audi and VW too) decided in their wisdom that a 61aH battery was adequate in their new 2.0TDI CR engines....It isn't in the winter!

Obviously if the battery has less than 6volts, let alone if it's flat, it will need more that the maximum of 3.8Amps that this little charger can provide. I also have a larger (at 3x the size and 2x price) charger of 6Amps that can handle flat batteries.

For me, this little Lidl charger is perfect for size+price.

is this charger different to what they used to sell before, looks different now

wonder if the aldi ones are better or have more functions, this or a ctek one? Big price difference

SSman

wonder if the aldi ones are better or have more functions, this or a ctek … wonder if the aldi ones are better or have more functions, this or a ctek one? Big price difference



Just has a voltage display. My Dad has one - has exactly the same functions apart from that.... and was the same price or within £1

I have this and it works great. but if your battery is absolutely flat then this might not detect it, which means it won't switch on and start charging it. I had to put an old style charger on first simply to get some voltage in then swapped them over and this one then recognised it.

I got one of these last time they were on offer. Used it once and it killed my battery, so had to buy a new one. Not used it since, may have just been unlucky as it normally gets good reviews.

Can it be used for motorcycles batteries when they are stored over winter?

If a battery has less than 6v you can still get these things to charge by using a second battery or even a regular 9V it will detect the voltage then start charging you don't need it connected for more than a second but if a battery has less than 3v dont charge it its not worth the risk.

Can it be used for motorcycles batteries when they are stored over winter?



Yes, it can, even has m/bike setting

is this OK to leave permanently connected to a spare?

Would you be able to jump start a car with this???

mosschops

Does anyone know if this pulse method charge a completely flat battery? … Does anyone know if this pulse method charge a completely flat battery? I have a very similar Aldi one and because it is clever and auto detects 6v or 12v it wont charge anything that is less than a couple of volts.



You have to give a bit of charge on the flat battery first! Then the charger will work.

I have done it before.

These are awful, bought one last year. Had it in the garage for 3 months when it came to using it, it didn't work. Lucky I still had the receipt

How do I tell if my car is intellegent?

Banned

Here's an idea - winter is coming go buy yourself a new battery and save yourself all the hassle.

magic_man

These are awful, bought one last year. Had it in the garage for 3 months … These are awful, bought one last year. Had it in the garage for 3 months when it came to using it, it didn't work. Lucky I still had the receipt



Contradicts my experience of weekly use for 12 months...

Yours may have been awful but putting out a broad statement saying these are awful is incorrect. This is a bargain for an intelligent charger and I believe that it has 3 years warranty...I would have to check the box on mine.
Edited by: "jrw" 26th Sep 2014

Crawley_Electronics

Here's an idea - winter is coming go buy yourself a new battery and save … Here's an idea - winter is coming go buy yourself a new battery and save yourself all the hassle.



Because the battery may be ok. If you do short journies every day like some people do then this wont allow the battery to charge, putting increased load on the alternator. For £14 this is a great bit of kit to boost your battery, keep a weekend car, a summer bike or a leisure battery topped up.

You can just leave it plugged in and it will feed a trickle charge once fully charged.

is this okay for motorcycle gel batteries?

magic_man

These are awful, bought one last year. Had it in the garage for 3 months … These are awful, bought one last year. Had it in the garage for 3 months when it came to using it, it didn't work. Lucky I still had the receipt



They don't work if the battery is too flat!

You have to charge the battery a bit...

Please can someone let me know what is the difference between this and the following:

halfords.com/mot…lbs,+Wiper+Blades+and+Batteries-_-Car+Battery+Chargers-_-329075&_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:329075&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=aiwrritl&istBid=tzxq&_$$ja=cgid:16790764204|tsid:35522|cid:214996084|lid:52123463814|nw:g|crid:52119061324|rnd:16057928185439419994|dvc:c|adp:1o1|bku:1&gclid=CPmehLyJ_8ACFRMatAodTC0AtQ#tab1

Will the Lidl version do the same job? i.e. Can you remove the battery out from the car and charge to full charge.

Thanks in advance.

Do you charge the battery in-situ in the car, or do you have to take it out?

ukez

is this okay for motorcycle gel batteries?



Yes it will be ok, it has an option for Gel batteries (Slightly higher voltage)

terriclarkfan

Do you charge the battery in-situ in the car, or do you have to take it … Do you charge the battery in-situ in the car, or do you have to take it out?



You can leave it in

nazlfc

Please can someone let me know what is the difference between this and … Please can someone let me know what is the difference between this and the following:http://www.halfords.com/motoring/bulbs-wiper-blades-batteries/car-battery-chargers/halfords-fully-automatic-battery-charger?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Bulbs,+Wiper+Blades+and+Batteries-_-Car+Battery+Chargers-_-329075&_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:329075&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=aiwrritl&istBid=tzxq&_$$ja=cgid:16790764204|tsid:35522|cid:214996084|lid:52123463814|nw:g|crid:52119061324|rnd:16057928185439419994|dvc:c|adp:1o1|bku:1&gclid=CPmehLyJ_8ACFRMatAodTC0AtQ#tab1Will the Lidl version do the same job? i.e. Can you remove the battery out from the car and charge to full charge.Thanks in advance.



Exactly the same
terriclarkfan

Do you charge the battery in-situ in the car, or do you have to take it … Do you charge the battery in-situ in the car, or do you have to take it out?



In or out. I leave mine connected and no problems and thats on a 10reg with a variety of complicated electrical systems.

nazlfc

Please can someone let me know what is the difference between this and … Please can someone let me know what is the difference between this and the following:http://www.halfords.com/motoring/bulbs-wiper-blades-batteries/car-battery-chargers/halfords-fully-automatic-battery-charger?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Bulbs,+Wiper+Blades+and+Batteries-_-Car+Battery+Chargers-_-329075&_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:329075&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=aiwrritl&istBid=tzxq&_$$ja=cgid:16790764204|tsid:35522|cid:214996084|lid:52123463814|nw:g|crid:52119061324|rnd:16057928185439419994|dvc:c|adp:1o1|bku:1&gclid=CPmehLyJ_8ACFRMatAodTC0AtQ#tab1Will the Lidl version do the same job? i.e. Can you remove the battery out from the car and charge to full charge.Thanks in advance.



The lidl one is a lot cheaper, but will take twice as long to charge

The Lidl one is basically one of those :-

halfords.com/mot…ger

Edited by: "g_p_t" 26th Sep 2014

Original Poster

HudlUserDOTcom

is this OK to leave permanently connected to a spare?



Within reason, AFAIK, Yes.Once my caravan is in storage I shall keep the leisure battery on charge until about February, worked great last year.Admittedly I have the C-Tek, but this one works in exactly the same way as other intelligent chargers, only difference is, my C-Tek was about £40, so I may buy this as well to do the spare.

g_p_t

Yes it will be ok, it has an option for Gel batteries (Slightly higher … Yes it will be ok, it has an option for Gel batteries (Slightly higher voltage)

for gel batteries you need a trickle charger.

nazlfc

Please can someone let me know what is the difference between this and … Please can someone let me know what is the difference between this and the following:http://www.halfords.com/motoring/bulbs-wiper-blades-batteries/car-battery-chargers/halfords-fully-automatic-battery-charger?cm_mmc=Google+PLA-_-Bulbs,+Wiper+Blades+and+Batteries-_-Car+Battery+Chargers-_-329075&_$ja=tsid:60494%7Ccgn:GoogleShopping%7Ckw:329075&istCompanyId=b8708c57-7a02-4cf6-b2c0-dc36b54a327e&istItemId=aiwrritl&istBid=tzxq&_$$ja=cgid:16790764204|tsid:35522|cid:214996084|lid:52123463814|nw:g|crid:52119061324|rnd:16057928185439419994|dvc:c|adp:1o1|bku:1&gclid=CPmehLyJ_8ACFRMatAodTC0AtQ#tab1Will the Lidl version do the same job? i.e. Can you remove the battery out from the car and charge to full charge.Thanks in advance.




The halfrauds one is fancier and does more staff. Yes you can take the battery out of the car to charge it as it takes hours.

UM4R

for gel batteries you need a trickle charger.




That is incorrect !

Great these, ive had two for a few years, no issues at all, great for someone who has a car or bike on storage, saves on buying new batterys, will be getting another two, use these on my bikes, but I use a Tamiya connector so pull up plug in..

ebay.co.uk/itm…2b3

just a ring connector on battery the a male and female on cable and charger..
Edited by: "fozzy17" 26th Sep 2014
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