VARTA PLUG BATTERY CHARGER + 4 X AA READY2USE BATTERIES £7.99 @ screwfix
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VARTA PLUG BATTERY CHARGER + 4 X AA READY2USE BATTERIES £7.99 @ screwfix

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Found 18th Jun
Varta charger plus 4 batteries for 7.99 :-)

Switching to rechargeable batteries can save money. Plug charger allows easy recharge of AA and AAA rechargeable batteries in approx. 5 hours. Charges 2 or 4 x AA or AAA batteries. Blue LEDs indicate charging status. Safety timer avoids overcharging cells.

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firstofficer15 m ago

A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked …A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked causing expensive damage - Comet refused to repair saying it was the battery that caused it.



And all that happened in late 80's, right?
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Read the reviews first.
balsingh45818th Jun

Read the reviews first.


Sound advice. You/we should ALways read the reviews available (I love Amazon for this...reviews in general) B4 parting with our cash, coz "cheap" aint cheap, if it's
You MAY wish to consider getting AMAZON ASSISTANT on yer computer?

I just hit "Get deal" to check this item out (if it has any reviews on the screwfix site) and was notified (via Amazon Assistant) that Amazon have this product. Handy for price comparisons AND reviews.

AMAZON ASSISTANT?, well...I guess whatever yer looking/shopping for, if Amazon have it, it will show-up at the top of the page. Click on it 2B taken to it on the Amazon site...a handy tool to have, me thinks
Stick to big names , you don't want to risk a fire....

Cheers.

Cold btw...
firstofficer38 m ago

Stick to big names , you don't want to risk a fire....Cheers.Cold btw...


You do know Varta is a massive name when it comes to batteries?
jimc1016 m ago

You do know Varta is a massive name when it comes to batteries?


It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they never leak and are guaranteed against starting a fire. They also last 6 times longer than other batteries because of the alkaline content. So the extra pennies do go a long way...


A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked causing expensive damage - Comet refused to repair saying it was the battery that caused it.
firstofficer15 m ago

A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked …A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked causing expensive damage - Comet refused to repair saying it was the battery that caused it.



And all that happened in late 80's, right?
R..Daneel.Olivav13 m ago

And all that happened in late 80's, right?


Whilst mimicking Cliff on roller skates
firstofficer1 h, 40 m ago

It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they …It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they never leak and are guaranteed against starting a fire. They also last 6 times longer than other batteries because of the alkaline content. So the extra pennies do go a long way...A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked causing expensive damage - Comet refused to repair saying it was the battery that caused it.


Where does this come from, their adverts?! Had lots of Duracell’s leaking, forgotten in christmas toys or elsewhere.. (but for longer than a year). Not as good as Duracell or Energiser though. Varta is a big brand in Europe, not so known here. Lots of big watch manufacturers use Varta batteries.
Added to the basket, while trying to pay it returned to original price!
firstofficer2 h, 36 m ago

It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they …It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they never leak and are guaranteed against starting a fire. They also last 6 times longer than other batteries because of the alkaline content. So the extra pennies do go a long way...A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked causing expensive damage - Comet refused to repair saying it was the battery that caused it.



Yes Duracell batteries can and definitely do leak, and any batteries can explode if they are heated. The standard Duracell batteries are just normal alkaline batteries, I don't know where you come up with all these statistics (Duracell marketing page perhaps?). They're all made in China anyway, might as well get the cheaper ones.

As others have pointed out. they're actually a well known/respected brand in Germany.
Good find, reasonable price, heat added!
Might even buy a few!

I used to believe Duracell never leaked - until it happened to me!
Varta is no longer a German company it got carved up at the start of 2000. All the main consumer lines (AAA, AA, C, D etc...) got sold to Rayovac, the button cells got sold to Montana Tech Components. As of 2018 Energizer sell the Varta consumer battery range (An American company). They are manufactured in America, although they do have them manufactured in other countries as well...
athonjohn931 h, 10 m ago

Yes Duracell batteries can and definitely do leak, and any batteries can …Yes Duracell batteries can and definitely do leak, and any batteries can explode if they are heated. The standard Duracell batteries are just normal alkaline batteries, I don't know where you come up with all these statistics (Duracell marketing page perhaps?). They're all made in China anyway, might as well get the cheaper ones.As others have pointed out. they're actually a well known/respected brand in Germany.


There are many different versions in the Duracell range of "consumer" batteries. The worst examples being the Duracell Simply range as sold in pound shops - not all alkaline batteries are created equal!
I went to order and it's showing as £13.49 INC VAT now ;-(
firstofficer11 h, 51 m ago

It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they …It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they never leak and are guaranteed against starting a fire. They also last 6 times longer than other batteries because of the alkaline content. So the extra pennies do go a long way...A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked causing expensive damage - Comet refused to repair saying it was the battery that caused it.


Does Comet still exist?
firstofficer11 h, 59 m ago

It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they …It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they never leak and are guaranteed against starting a fire. They also last 6 times longer than other batteries because of the alkaline content.


Wow - someone's fallen for the marketing. Duracells last no longer than most other alkaline batteries, they just cost more. And I've certainly seen leaky Duracells. Of course they're better than crappy zinc batteries, but so is every alkaline battery. Kodak from Poundland or the yellow Ikea ones are usually about the best value.
cHinGy38 m ago

Does Comet still exist?


Good point good point
firstofficer15 h, 22 m ago

It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they …It's all relative actually. For example, I only use Duracell as they never leak and are guaranteed against starting a fire. They also last 6 times longer than other batteries because of the alkaline content. So the extra pennies do go a long way...A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked causing expensive damage - Comet refused to repair saying it was the battery that caused it.


Duracell's never leak! I have at least 2 remote controls and many other devices that have suffered the dreaded leakage of Duracell. I hate Duracell batteries as they are terrible for leaking. Contacted Duracell cust servs and got ignored. So, my advice "Don't buy Duracell if you don't want leaks". Oh and each battery was inside the year printed on it (Which I assume is some kind of best before date).
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firstofficer19 h, 7 m ago

Stick to big names , you don't want to risk a fire....Cheers.Cold btw...


-VARTA are probably the most reputable battery manfacturer operating in Europe and have an excellent reputation worldwide.
The quality and safety record of their products is exemplary.



firstofficer18 h, 22 m ago

I only use Duracell as they never leak and are guaranteed against starting …I only use Duracell as they never leak and are guaranteed against starting a fire.


-Duracell make no such guarantee. All batteries can start a fire. Most batteries will combust in the right circumstances.
-Duracell are prone to leaking like any other battery.

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firstofficer18 h, 22 m ago

They also last 6 times longer than other batteries because of the alkaline …They also last 6 times longer than other batteries because of the alkaline content.

-This deal is for Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. Rechargeable batteries are not alkaline.
In any case, VARTA alkalines outperform most Duracell alkaline equvalents.



firstofficer18 h, 22 m ago

A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked …A friend used some of these vartas is his Sony Walkman, and they leaked causing expensive damage


-There's no Sony Walkman in production that takes VARTA batteries.

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firstofficer18 h, 22 m ago

Comet [last week] refused to repair saying it was the battery that caused …Comet [last week] refused to repair saying it was the battery that caused it.


-Comet stopped trading in 2012.
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Hot deal but expired now.

For academic purposes, here's a thorough review of the charger (EU socket vesion). As chargers go you could do alot better, but it's not unsafe.

Most bad reviews seem to be related to the slow charge and the heat generated during charge, which to someone who doesn't realise they're supposed to judge the charge length manually, or how hot batts will get, might understandably seem disconcerting.

The battery has a (presumably) 8 hour safety cut off switch. You're supposed to remove them based on the guide.

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